First edition published 1963 under title "The calendar and the collects, epistles, and gospels for the lesser feasts and fasts and for special occasions". Second edition published 1973 under title "The calendar and the collects : psalms and lessons for the lesser feasts and fasts". Third edition published 1980 under title "The proper for the lesser feasts and fasts together with the fixed holy days".
Prepared by the Standing Liturgical Commission of the Episcopal Church.
"As the Standing Liturgical Commission and the General Convention add or delete names from the calendar, successive editions of this volume will be published, each edition bearing in the title the date of the General Convention to which it is a response". -- Preface, p. vi.
Includes biographies of saints and persons commemorated.
Contents: Preface --- The Calendar of the Church Year -- The Weekdays of Advent and Christmas until the Baptism of Christ -- The Weekdays of Lent -- The Weekdays of the Easter Season -- The Lesser Feasts Together with the Fixed (Dated) Holy Days -- The Common of Saints -- Guidelines and Procedures for Continuing Alteration of the Calendar in the Episcopal Church (Adapted from 'Weekday Readings', a daily lectionary authorized by the 1994 General Convention) -- A Six-Week Eucharistic Lectionary with Daily Themes and Suggested Collects -- A Two-Year Weekday Eucharistic Lectionary -- Index.