pericope

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pe·ric·o·pe

 (pə-rĭk′ə-pē)
n. pl. pe·ric·o·pes or pe·ric·o·pae (-pē′)
An extract or selection from a book, especially a reading from a Scripture that forms part of a church service.

[Late Latin pericopē, from Greek perikopē, a cutting around, section, from perikoptein, to cut around : peri-, peri- + koptein, to cut.]

pe·ric′o·pal (pə-rĭk′ə-pəl), per′i·cop′ic (pĕr′ĭ-kŏp′ĭk) adj.

pericope

(pəˈrɪkəpɪ)
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a selection from a book, esp a passage from the Bible read at religious services
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek perikopē piece cut out, from peri- + kopē a cutting]
pericopic, pericopal adj
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This investigation does not suffer from restricting its purview to the literature Leroux chose even though this list obviously does not exhaust the possibilities, such as the reformer's pericopal sermons, particularly on texts such as the raising of Jairus's daughter and the son of the widow of Nain.