Symbols and Abbreviations

PF: Principal Feast

HD: Holy Day

Mem: Memorial

Com: Commemoration

Coll: Collect

HE: Holy Eucharist

Int: Introit

Grad: The BCP provides a psalm portion called the Gradual between the eucharistic lections. Gloria Patri is not added but, commonly, Alleluias have been; two beforehand (or before the last verse) and one afterwards.

Alleluia: An Alleluia may be sung before the gospel. In the BAS the Sentence may be used as a verse with Alleluias before and after.

Tract: The Alleluias are omitted during Lent (formerly from Septuagesima) and on penitential occasions, when the Gradual is called the Tract.

EG: Easter Gradual: during Eastertide, Alleluia may be added after each verse.

MP: Morning Prayer or Mattins

Invit: The Invitatory (BCP, p. 25) is said or sung before and after Venite. On certain days, as noted, special anthems replace Venite.

EP: Evening Prayer or Evensong

BAS: Book of Alternative Services: Please note that the Sunday lectionary, as originally printed in earlier editions of the BAS, is no longer in official use in the Canadian church and has been replaced by the RCL. The calendar of the BAS, including the collects from the BAS, the Sunday and Saints’ Day eucharistic readings from the Revised Common Lectionary, and the weekday eucharistic readings and daily office readings from the BAS. Psalm citations refer to versification in the BAS; other Bible citations refer to the NRSV. All references to RCL readings are based on the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible.

BCP: Book of Common Prayer, by authority of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada 1962

FAS: For All the Saints: Prayers and Readings for Saints’ Days according to the Calendar of the Book of Alternative Services of the Anglican Church of Canada, compiled by Stephen Reynolds (Toronto: Anglican Book Centre, revised edition,2007)

DOL: Daily Office Lectionary, Book of Alternative Services. The reading in brackets is the Old Testament reading from the alternate year for those who wish to use two lessons at both morning and evening prayer.

RCL: Revised Common Lectionary

Alphabetical List of Abbreviations of the Books of the Bible in the New Revised Standard Version

The Acts Acts James Jas Nehemiah Neh
Amos Am Jeremiah Jer Numbers Num
1 Chronicles 1 Chr Judges Jg Obadiah Ob
2 Chronicles 2 Chr Joel Jl 1 Peter 1 Pet
Colossians Col John Jn 2 Peter 2 Pet
1 Corinthians 1 Cor 1 John 1 Jn Philippians Phil
2 Corinthians 2 Cor 2 John 2 Jn Philemon Philem
Daniel Dan 3 John 3 Jn Proverbs Pr
Deuteronomy Dt Job Job Psalms Ps
Ecclesiastes Ec Jonah Jon Revelation Rev
Ephesians Eph Joshua Jos Romans Rom
Esther Est Jude Jude Ruth Ru
Exodus Ex 1 Kings 1 Kgs 1 Samuel 1 Sam
Ezekiel Ezek 2 Kings 2 Kgs 2 Samuel 2 Sam
Ezra Ezra Lamentations Lam Song ofSolomon S of S
Galatians Gal Leviticus Lev 1 Thessalonians 1 Th
Genesis Gen Luke Lk 2 Thessalonians 2 Th
Habakkuk Hab Malachi Mal 1 Timothy 1 Tim
Haggai Hag Micah Mic 2 Timothy 2 Tim
Hebrews Heb Mark Mk Titus Tit
Hosea Hos Matthew Mt Zechariah Zech
Isaiah Is Nahum Nah Zephaniah Zeph

The Books of the Apocrypha

  • The Additions to Esther: Ad Est
  • Baruch: Bar
  • The First Book of Esdras: 1 Esd
  • The Second Book of Esdras: 2 Esd
  • Judith: Jdt
  • The First Book of the Maccabees: 1 Macc
  • The Second Book of the Maccabees: 2 Macc
  • Ecclesiasticus, or the Wisdom of Jesus the Son of Sirach: Sir
  • The Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men: S of 3 Y
  • Susanna: Sus
  • Tobit: Tob
  • The Wisdom of Solomon: Wis