The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India has just released a new Lectionary featuring the English Standard Version Catholic Editions (ESV-CE).
A few things to notice:
- The new ESV Lectionary for India received Vatican confirmation on December 9, 2019 from the Congregation for Divine Worship.
- It is mandated for India starting on Palm Sunday (April 5, 2020).
- It uses the Grail Psalter for the psalms (not the ESV), presumably to match the usage of the Liturgy of the Hours.
The money quote comes from Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão:
- “The publication of the new lectionary by the CCBI is a landmark in the history of the Church in our country, it is a valuable contribution of the Church in India to the Universal Church testifying to our biblical scholarship and liturgical competence.”
The full story here: https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay.aspx?newsID=675520
It is also worth mentioning that the top sponsor of this big new lectionary project, Cardinal Oswald Gracias, was just re-elected today as the president of India’s bishop’s conference, largely so he can help with the implementation of the ESV Lectionary.