Easter Vigil readings: collect for Baruch or Proverbs reading
March 28, 2013 3 Comments
The 2006 General Convention resolved that “the Revised Common Lectionary shall be the Lectionary of this Church, amending the Lectionary on pp. 889-921 of the Book of Common Prayer,” but did not deal with the resultant inconsistencies of pages within the Book of Common Prayer itself. General Convention 2012 adopted Resolution A059 calling for the Book of Common Prayer to be revised to resolve the discrepancy between the current Lectionary (as adopted in 2006 and official as of Advent 1 2010) and the Proper Liturgies for Holy Days.
Many of the readings are similar, with just a slight difference in the verses selected. However, in the Easter Vigil, the Revised Common Lectionary includes Baruch 3:9-15,32—4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8,19-21;9:4b-6, rather than Isaiah 4:2-6.
The SCLM envisions using the collect for “God’s Presence in a renewed Israel” for the Baruch or Proverbs reading. Although it doesn’t match either reading thematically, the commission decided not to try to propose a revision of a text in the BCP.
Here’s the full list of readings for the Vigil this year:
The story of Creation:
Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac:
Israel’s deliverance at the Red Sea:
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
God’s Presence in a renewed Israel:
Baruch 3:9-15,32—4:4 or
Salvation offered freely to all:
A new heart and a new spirit:
Psalms 42 and 43
The valley of dry bones:
The gathering of God’s people:
At the Eucharist: