Subscribe to the Scottish Episcopal Church calendar and lectionary in your electronic calendar. Synchronise it with your mobile device.
These files allow you to subscribe or import the Scottish Episcopal Church calendar (saints’ days, festivals and readings) into Google Calendar, Microsoft Outlook, Apple Calendar, GNOME Calendar or any other compatible calendar application that supports iCalendar files or importing CSV files.
This is not an official resource of the Scottish Episcopal Church but a private project. Feel free to edit these files to create your own project. See terms and conditions for license details.
History of the digital calendar
I first created the SEC digital calendar files for my own use in 2004 and started sharing it with a few colleagues. There are now people all over the world using it.
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How I compile the calendar
Within the calendar, my practice is to try to include as many feasts as possible by way of translating (or moving) them. This is the discipline that I learned during my curacy. I will always try to move the lower classification saints' day forward to a following feria day during the same week (Monday to Saturday). If I am unable to do this, then that feast is dropped.
The Scottish Episcopal Church being a broad church, I am aware that some feasts may not be observed. On these days, I will try to provide both the feast day readings plus the revised common lectionary readings for that day.
Source files are available on GitHub should you wish to download, clone or fork the files for your own use; please do let me know what you do with it.
If you would like to contact Gareth about any aspect of the SEC digital calendar and lectionary or report a mistake, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For those who are more technically minded, you can raise issues on GitHub for the following SEC digital calendar projects:
These files are free and always will be.
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SEC digital calendar resources
- Facebook group
- Public Facebook group for updates and discussions about the SEC digital calendar and lectionary
- GitHub repositories
- Open source code respositories for the SEC digital calendar files and this SEC digital calendar website.
Scottish Episcopalian resources
- Church of England
- Electronic Ordo contains daily information and readings for mass each day in the Church of England, according to both the Anglican (Common Worship) or Roman lectionaries; created by Fr Simon Rundell.
- Church of England daily prayer
- Daily Prayer: the official common worship app from the Church of England
- Venite app
- Venite app is an interactive resource from the Rev Greg Johnston that enables you to, among other things, select a daily office to pray.
- The Episcopal Church (USA)
- EpiscoTech offers iCalendar files that contain liturgical calendar entries for the Episcopal Church calendar; created by the Revd Richard E Fichter, Jr.
Roman Catholic resources
- Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales
- Liturgy Office offers a number of resources about liturgical calendars and their use in the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales
- Roman Catholic Church
- Catholic Apptitude offers a number of similar calendar and lectionary resources for the Roman Catholic calendar.
Books on liturgical ceremony
- The Ceremonies of the Roman Rite Described by Fortescue and O'Connell
Burns & Oates Ltd; 15th edition (2009). ISBN 13: 9780860124627
This volume is an important, revised and updated ceremonial manual, published to guide and assist in celebrating the traditional liturgy today. While this manual is obviously intended for Roman Catholic liturgy there is a lot here that is also useful for Scottish Episcopal Church liturgy, particularly celebrating the Eucharist (said, sung, with sub-deacon, deacon and priest), benediction, advent, holy week services, baptisms, funerals, marriages, blessing of the sick and dying.
- Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite: The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours by Monsignor Peter J Elliot
Ignatius Press; 2nd edition (2004). ISBN 13: 9780898708301
Another Roman Catholic volume that is faithful to the renewal of worship authorised by the Second Vatican Council. Ceremonies sets out the liturgical duties of bishops, priests and deacons, acolytes and servers, lectors and eucharistic ministers, etc., with guidance on vessels and vestments, how to carry out ceremonial actions, the deacon, ministering the Eucharist to the sick, children's liturgy, Eucharistic adoration, Eucharistic processions, celebrating vespers in a parish, eucharistic ministries and the laity, the location of the tabernacle, etc.
- A Priest's Handbook: The Ceremonies of the Church by Dennis G Michno
Church Publishing, Inc. (1998) ISBN 13: 9780819217684
Written from an American Episcopal Church perspective, this volume also covers similar ground to Fortescue and O'Connell, and Elliot. It includes a nice couple of chapters on the calendar and lectionary, and daily office. It is not as thorough as Fortescue and O'Connell but it does offer an Anglican perspective on the ceremony.
- The New Altar Guild Book by Barbara Gent and Betty Sturges
Continuum International Publishing Group; 2nd revised edition (1996) ISBN 13: 9780819216571
This is an update of a classic guide on altar guild ministry that offers a blend of liturgical history, sacramental theology and practical tips. The authors combine how-to advice with creative ideas on preparing for the traditional liturgies and simpler, special-occasion services. This is a useful handbook for ordinands as well as servers and altar guild members.