“Able the just”

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q:  The Roman Canon refers to “Abel the just,” which is quoting Jesus in Matthew 23:35. But is Matthew 23:35 ever heard in our readings from the lectionary?

A:  Interesting point. Matthew 23:35 is not anywhere in the lectionary. But the first Eucharistic prayer in quite old, and I do believe that people should be challenged to develop biblical literacy – even beyond the lectionary