Here is a great way to prepare for the readings at Mass or church services during this Church liturgical year C and for the 2009-2010 calendar. Members of Churches that use the Common lectionary (Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, etc.) can use this book to prepare for the upcoming Sunday readings on their own or to use it to reflect, pray, and/or discuss with a group. This book can also be considered ecumenical since more than one church uses the Common Lectionary.
Editor Cindy Crosby provides a method to use this book at its beginning. It gives the Scripture reading’s citations for the Sundays of Year C, a theme, opening prayer, short reflections from various Church Fathers for each Scripture reading, and a closing prayer. With its bibliography, short biographies of the Church Fathers used here, an index of names and sources and a scripture index, this book can be helpful to those who prepare sermons or homilies.
Cindy Crosby edited Ancient Christian Devotional for year A with Thomas Oden, the general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. This volume is highly recommended.