Daily Scripture Reading
I’ve been trying to follow the Orthodox lectionary readings with my family each morning at breakfast. Often times I forget or don’t have time to go look them up. So I wrote this little script that goes out and gets them and prints them. I have an entry in my crontab file that runs this script at 6:30am each morning. Running this from cron requires that you have Xvfb installed. The crontab entry looks like:
30 6 * * * xvfb-run /home/brian/bin/scripture.py
Here is the scripture.py python script:
#!/usr/bin/python import feedparser import os import time f = feedparser.parse('http://onlinechapel.goarch.org/daily-rss.asp') for s in f['entries']: if 'epistle' in s.link or 'gospel' in s.link: os.system("firefox -P Brian -print '%s'" % s.link) time.sleep(5)
Using Firefox to print in this manner requires installing the Firefox Command Line Print extension.
You can follow the lectionary readings from the Saint Paul Orthodox Church website.