Percentage of the Bible in the Lectionary
How much of the Bible is read after going through the cycles of daily Mass and Sunday Mass?
Sunday Masses use a three-year cycle of readings, whereas daily Masses use a two-year cycle.
It has been reported by Fr. Felix Just, S.J., that the Sunday and weekday Lectionaries contain:
- 13.5 percent of the Old Testament (not counting the Psalms)
- 54.9 percent of the non-Gospel New Testament
- 89.8 percent of the Gospels
- 71.5 percent of the entire New Testament