So, for my long-suffering reader, here is another geek post in my series in which I look at the Lectionary; and specifically, examine which passages have been cut from the Gospels to be read on Sundays through the three year cycle.
For the background, and my analysis of the first half of St Matthew's Gospel, see here; for the rest of St Matthew, here, and for the first half of St Mark, here.
In this post, I finish St Mark's Gospel, and celebrate the halfway stage of the project!
My hope is, eventually, to summarise all the omissions, and see if there are any patterns, and what conclusions, if any, we can draw.
I have also posted, thanks to Ttony of the Muniment Room, Bugnini's apologia for the new Lectionary.
So without further ado here are the passages cut from St Mark's Gospel (Ch 9 ff), with those that are not represented by a parallel passage from another Gospel in bold.
27 - 33 By what authority? (Also cut from St Matthew and St Luke)
18 - 28a, Sadducees and the Resurrection: the seven brothers. [St Luke’s version used.]
35-37 Christ, the son of David? (Also cut from St Matthew and St Luke)
3 - 13 End times [St Luke’s version used.]