The Old Testament lectionary readings for this week cover the beginnings of the Abrahamic covenant, going from God's initial promises to Abram to the institution of circumcision as a sign of the covenant. The New Testament readings continue in John's Gospel, and chapters 12-15 focus on Christ's last words to His disciples. The Psalm readings continue through the Psalms of David.
The Old Testament readings this week describe God's judgment on the world in the Flood, His covenant with Noah, and the His dispersal of the nations as a result of man's hubris in constructing the tower of Babel. The New Testament readings in the Gospel of John goes to the eve of the Passover week that would culminate with Christ's crucifixion.
This week begins the lectio continua readings for this year. The Old Testament readings cover the opening chapters of Genesis. In parallel, the New Testament readings go through the first five chapters of the Gospel of John. The Psalm readings begin the Psalms of David, starting with Psalm 3.
This week's readings are meditations on the Second Person of the Trinity, Christ Jesus our Lord.
This new lectionary cycle (2023-25) begins with meditations on God the Father.