Online Reading Programs

Online reading programs for individuals

The Lord’s Word helps us most when we read it every day. When we read it daily, we will find that we more easily understand what it says. Reading the Word is more a matter of the heart than the head. By showing up at the pages every day we open our heart to the Lord.

These classes are for those who want to explore God's Word and explore what it means to live according to its teachings.

The Bryn Athyn pastoral staff would like to help you in turning to the Lord every day. Here are opportunities for you to get involved:

Daily Inspirations - daily passages from Swedenborg's Writings

Short readings from General Church Outreach Office emailed to you. Sign up here.

Readings from Arcana Coelestia

Slightly longer daily readings (½ to 1 page) from Arcana Coelestia, with corresponding readings in Scripture. These will be emailed to you. Sign up here:

Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture

Receive daily emails with readings from the Doctrine of the Sacred Scripture. You will finish this book in three weeks, reading about 3 pages per day. There are also readings from Psalm 119 included. Sign up here:

Christmas Readings

You can sign up to get the Christmas readings daily by email. You can pick them up at the Pastors’ Office or at the Cathedral when they become available a few weeks before Christmas.

Easter Readings

Starting February 22, daily emails will walk you through the Easter story in the Gospel of Mark with additional quotations from the teachings of the New Church. Brief commentary and questions will inspire reflection. Consider joining a weekly online group where you can share thoughts and insights with others in a relaxed, informal setting. Learn more and register at For those that live in Bryn Athyn and would like a printed copy of the readings, you can find them at the Church Offices, the Bryn Athyn Cathedral, and Cairnwood Village.