A '''pericope''' is a portion of text selected to be read aloud, such as the [[Epistle]] and [[Gospel]] readings.
[[Lectionary|Lectionaries]] are normally made up of pericopes containing the [[Epistle]] and [[Gospel]] readings for the liturgical year. A pericope consisting of passages from different parts of a single book, or from different books of the Bible, and linked together into a single reading is called a ''[http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/concatenation concatenation]'' or ''composite reading''.
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*[http://virtualreligion.net/primer/pericope.html "Pericope"] from ''A [[Synoptic gospels|Synoptic Gospels]] Primer''
*To hear the correct pronunciation of the word, [http://www.merriam-webster.com/
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