Lectionary Poetry – fifth Easter Sunday (12 months B) – The Englewood Assessment
As we begin a new year in the liturgical calendar, we continue our weekly series of poems that coincide with this week's readings (revised shared lesson and narrative lesson).
We offer a wide selection of classical and contemporary poems by various poets that stimulate our imaginations with thoughts about how the biblical text speaks to us in the 21st century. We hope that these poems will be fruitful not only for preachers preaching these texts next Sunday, but also for members of the Church in the pews to prepare our minds for the encounter with the biblical texts.
"Freedom, justice, peace and lasting joy (arise)
when the poet comes, when the poet speaks,
when the preacher comes as a poet. "
– Walter Brueggemann
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5th Easter Sunday
*** Now with poems for both stories
and revised joint lessonaries !!!
<<<<< Poems from the last week
We offer two poems per reading:
a classic poem in the public domain,
that can be read freely on a livestream service, and
a contemporary poem that might be helpful
Preparation, but subject to copyright restrictions.
Narrative Lectionary Reading:
Acts 15: 1-18 >>> Lessonary poems
Revised joint readings:
Acts 8: 26-40 >>> Lessonary poems
Psalm 22: 25-31 >>> Lessonary poems
1 John 4: 7-21 >>> Lessonary poems
John 15: 1-8 >>> Lectionary Poems