The reader looked up the Sunday morning pericope.
The oldest known system of pericopes in the Western Church is ascribed to Jerome.
Origin of pericope
- Late Latin pericopē from Greek perikopē a cutting around, section from perikoptein to cut around peri- peri- koptein to cut
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From late Latin pericope, from Greek Ï€ÎµÏÎ¹ÎºÎ¿Ï€Î® "˜section', from peri- + ÎºÎ¿Ï€Î® "˜cutting', from ÎºÏŒÏ€Ï„ÎµÎ¹Î½ "˜to cut'.