Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations

General Information

As a way of communicating the messages contained within the Sunday Epistle and Gospel readings, our Church has been creating explanatory documents with both the readings and their messages. These are printed and provided at the front candle desk for the Sunday congregation, or if you wish to read them beforehand, they can be accessed from this page.

Readings

2021

DATE FEAST READINGS
3 Jan Sunday Before Epiphany Epistle: 2 Timothy 4:5-8
Gospel: Mark 1:1-8
10 Jan Sunday After Epiphany Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17
17 Jan 12th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Hebrews 13:17-21
Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
24 Jan 14th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 1 Timothy 1:15-17
Gospel: Luke 18:35-43
31 Jan 15th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 1 Timothy 4:9-15
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
7 Feb 16th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30
14 Feb Sunday of the Canaanite Woman Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1
Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28
21 Feb Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee: Triodion Begins Today Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
Gospel: Luke 18:10-14
28 Feb Sunday of the Prodigal Son Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Gospel: Luke 15:11-32
7 Mar Meatfare Sunday (Judgement) Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
14 Mar Cheesefare Sunday (Forgiveness) Epistle: Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4
Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21
21 Mar 1st Sunday of Lent, Sunday of Orthodoxy Epistle: Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40
Gospel: John 1:44-52
28 Mar 2nd Sunday of Lent, Gregory Palamas Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12
4 Apr 3rd Sunday of Lent, The Veneration of the Holy Cross Epistle: Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:1-6
Gospel: Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
11 Apr 4th Sunday of Lent, St John Climacus (the Writer of The Ladder) Epistle: Hebrews 6:13-20
Gospel: Mark 9:17-31
18 Apr 5th Sunday of Lent, St Mary of Egypt Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-14
Gospel: Mark 10:32-45
25 Apr Palm Sunday Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9
Gospel: John 12:1-18
2 May GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA Epistle: Acts 1:1-8
Gospel: John 1:1-17
9 May Sunday of Thomas Epistle: Acts 5:12-20
Gospel: John 20:19-31
16 May Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers Epistle: Acts 6:1-7
Gospel: Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8
23 May Sunday of the Paralytic Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
Gospel: John 5:1-15
30 May Sunday of the Samaritan Woman Epistle: Acts 11:19-30
Gospel: John 4:5-42
6 Jun Sunday of the Blind Man Epistle: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 9:1-38
13 Jun Fathers of the 1st Council Epistle: Acts 20:16-18, 28-36
Gospel: John 17:1-13
20 Jun Pentecost – Trinity Sunday Epistle: Acts 2:1-11
Gospel: John 7:37-52; 8:12
27 Jun All Saints Epistle: Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2
Gospel: Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30
4 Jul 2nd Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 2:10-16
Gospel: Matthew 4:18-23
11 Jul 3rd Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33
18 Jul Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council Epistle: Titus 3:8-15
Gospel: Matthew 5:14-19
25 Jul 5th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Galatians 4:22-27
Gospel: Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1
1 Aug 6th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 12:6-14
Gospel: Matthew 9:1-8
8 Aug 7th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 15:1-7
Gospel: Matthew 9:27-35
15 Aug The Dormition of our Most Holy Lady the Theotokos and Ever Virgin Mary Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28
22 Aug 9th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-34
29 Aug Beheading of the Holy and Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist John Epistle: Acts 13:25-32
Gospel: Mark 6:14-30
5 Sep 11th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:2-12
Gospel: Matthew 18:23-35
12 Sep Sunday Before Holy Cross Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18
Gospel: John 3:13-17
19 Sep Sunday After Holy Cross Epistle: Galatians 2:16-20
Gospel: Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
26 Sep The Falling Asleep of St. John the Evangelist and Theologian Epistle: 1 John 4:12-19
Gospel: John 19:25-27; 21:24-25
3 Oct 2nd Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15
Gospel: Luke 6:31-36
10 Oct 3rd Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel: Luke 7:11-16
17 Oct Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council Epistle: Titus 3:8-15
Gospel: Luke 8:5-15
24 Oct 6th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11
Gospel: Luke 8:27-39
31 Oct 5th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11:31-33; 12:1-9
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
7 Nov 7th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19
Gospel: Luke 8:41-56
14 Nov 8th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
21 Nov The Entrance of the Theotokos into the Temple Epistle: Hebrews 9:1-7
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42, 11:27-28
28 Nov 13th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 2:4-10
Gospel: Luke 18:18-27
5 Dec 10th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Galatians 5:22-26; 6:1-2
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
12 Dec 11th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 5:8-19
Gospel: Luke 14:16-24; Matthew 22:14
19 Dec Sunday Before Nativity Epistle: Hebrews 11:9-10; 32-40
Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25
26 Dec Sunday After Nativity Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19
Gospel: Matthew 2:13-23
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