Definition of lectionary in English:

lectionary

noun

  • A list or book of portions of the Bible appointed to be read at divine service.

    ‘the Deacon was given the task of preparing a new lectionary’
    • ‘Very little has been discovered regarding the precise beginnings of the Christian use of lectionaries.’
    • ‘Dating back to the 4th century, Christians and churches have used lectionaries of Biblical readings.’
    • ‘Indeed, this last pattern forms the basis of many lectionaries used for Morning and Evening Prayer.’
    • ‘There has been a tendency in recent years to move to more uniformity among the various lectionaries.’
    • ‘This publication contains information on how to customize the lectionary for local needs.’

Origin

Late 18th century: from medieval Latin lectionarium, from Latin lect- chosen, read, from the verb legere.

Pronunciation:

lectionary

/ˈlɛkʃ(ə)n(ə)ri/