Welcome to Audio Lectio. We hope you’ll join us each week to pray the scripture, the gospel reading for the week from the Revised Common Lectionary. If you are new to Audio Lectio, listen to the introduction below — it’s the top track under the heading “Audio Lectio Complete Series.”
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Pray the Scriptures Using Audio Lectio
Week of December 15. 3rd Sunday of Advent.
This week’s audio lectio meditation is from Matthew 11:2-6. Are you the one? Read the scripture passage from the Common English Bible. Read the entire lectionary passage from Matthew 11:2-11 (New Revised Standard Version). Listen to this week’s meditation by clicking the play button.
Week of December 22. 4th Sunday of Advent.
This week’s audio lectio meditation is from Matthew 1:18-21. Are You the One? Read the scripture passage from the Common English Bible. Read the entire lectionary passage from Matthew 1:18-25 (New Revised Standard Version). Listen to this week’s meditation by clicking the play button.
December 25. Christmas Eve/Day.
This week’s audio lectio meditation is from John 1:1-5. Read the scripture passage from the Common English Bible. Read the entire lectionary passage from John 1:1-14 (New Revised Standard Version). Listen to this week’s meditation by clicking the play button.
Audio Lectio Complete Series
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About the Voices
You’re led in prayer by Beth Richardson, Stephane Brooks, and Theresa Santillan. Earlier prayers include the voices of Stephane Brooks, Eli Fisher, Linda Furtado, Carmen Gaud, Doug Hagler, Brenda Harlan, Trevor Hudson, Kimberly Jenkins, Im Jung, Gina Manskar, John Mogabgab, Beth Richardson, Theresa Santillan, Beatrice Smith, Pete Velander, Aileen Willcox, Upper Room staff and friends.Stephane Brooks is the International Spiritual Director of Emmaus and Chrysalis Eli Fisher is former editor of Alive Now magazine Linda Furtado works in production at The Upper Room
Carmen Gaud is the retired Editor of El Aposento Alto Doug Hagler is Web Developer for The Upper Room’s websites Brenda Harlan works in the marketing department of The Upper Room
Trevor Hudson is an Upper Room author and pastor from South Africa Kimberly Jenkins is formerly a staff person of International Emmaus and Chrysalis Im Jung is Regional Coordinator for the Academy for Spiritual Formation
Gina Manskar is Editorial Assistant at Alive Now and Weavings John Mogabgab is special projects editor for Upper Room Books Beth Richardson is Editor of Alive Now
Beatrice Smith lives in South Africa and is on the staff of Africa Upper Room Ministries Theresa Santillan is the Editorial Assistant for El Aposento Alto Pete Velander is the Editor of Upper Room Magazine and El Aposento Alto
Aileen Willcox lives in South Africa and workds with Africa Upper Room Ministries
About Audio Lectio
Audio Lectio is a a weekly recording of a guided meditation using the gospel reading from the lectionary. We are using a form of lectio divina for the structure.
What’s Lectio Divina? Lectio divina is a slow, meditative reading and reflection on a passage of scripture. Rather than processing the scripture intellectually, you’re invited to let the words and images connect your heart with God’s heart.
What’s the Lectionary? “A lectionary is collection of readings or selections from the Scriptures, arranged and intended for proclamation during worship of the people of God.” (The Revised Common Lectionary, p. 9. Nashville: Abingdon, 1992.) This collection of readings from scriptures is used by pastors and church leaders in the planning of worship, sermons, and daily meditation. We use the Revised Common Lectionary which is used by many Protestant denominations around the world. It was created by the Consultation on Common Texts in 1992. (Read more about the Revised Common Lectionary.) Each week, the lectionary lists four readings. The Revised Common Lectionary uses a three year cycle. Each year starts with Advent, the beginning of the church year.
What Bible are you using for the readings? We’re using the Common English Bible. Copyright © 2010 Common English Bible. Used by permission. http://www.CommonEnglishBible.com.
Audio Lectio recordings before August, 2011 feature the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright © 1989 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
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