Following the Lectionary in rhythm with the Church Year is a priestly practice of being Storytellers.
We observe the worship calendar, now called the Church Year, that God originally gave to Moses on Mt. Sinai about 3,500 years ago, which was subsequently fulfilled and reshaped by the events of Jesus’ life and ministry and the ongoing acts of the Holy Spirit in the Church. We regard the Church Year as the primary framework by which we learn of and then participate in the story that makes us the People of God. Thus we listen to the Word in the context of the Church Year, not as spectators of the truths revealed, but as doers of and participants in those truths in our way of life.