Acts and the Easter Season

Donald H. Juel

Article Type: Texts in Context

Publication Date: 4/1/1985

Issue: The Psalms (Vol. 5, No 2, Spring, 1985)

Considering its length, Acts is perhaps the most neglected New Testament book in the lectionary cycle. A great exception is the season of Easter in Series B. Seven texts from Acts replace selections from the Old Testament as the first lessons; the addition of the familiar story of Pentecost from Acts 2 for the festival of Pentecost makes eight. The season provides a rare opportunity for those who want to preach or teach from Acts and remain within the lectionary cycle.

Download Article PDF