Welcome to the ThALES lectionary database
Currently the database contains
34 lectionaries with at least one witness of most Jewish and Christian liturgical families (i.e. Roman, Gallican, Mozarabic, Bohairic, Jerusalem (Armenian), Ashkenazi, Sephardic, Yemenite, Saadia Gaon, Mishnah...);
4015 liturgical events;
Users have at their disposition:
- a very rich search machine (simple or advanced interface) to search for single readings or combinations of readings, or for liturgical events according to a very wide range of parameters.
- a tool to automatically create a synopsis of two or more related lectionaries.
- a tool to automatically reconstruct one or several liturgical calendars for a given year and calendar (e.g. Julian, Jewish, Armenian, Coptic, Islamic) to compare data from different liturgical families.
You can see some sample queries and screenshots here.
If you do not see your favorite lectionary, it is quite easy to add it and then to profit from the possibility to compare it with others via the synopsis and the calendar reconstruction tools. The back office has a very rich and powerful interface for complex queries. Don't hesitate to write to us if you wish to join the project or if you would like to suggest new features or corrections.
We are currently working on a tool that will automatically convert versifications of one Bible to another (i.e. Peshitta to LXX).