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

2020

DATE FEAST READINGS
5 Jan Sunday Before Epiphany Epistle: 2 Timothy 4:5-8
Gospel: Mark 1:1-8
12 Jan Sunday After Epiphany Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17
19 Jan 12th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Colossians 3:4-11
Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
26 Jan 15th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 1 Timothy 4:9-15
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
2 Feb The Presentation of Our Lord and Saviour in the Temple Epistle: Hebrews 7:7-17
Gospel: Luke 2:22-40
9 Feb Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee (Triodion Begins) Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
Gospel: Luke 18:10-14
16 Feb Sunday of the Prodigal Son Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Gospel: Luke 15:11-32
23 Feb Meatfare Sunday (Judgement) Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8:8-13; 9:1-2
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
1 Mar Cheesefare Sunday (Forgiveness) Epistle: Romans 13:11-14; 14:1-4
Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21
8 Mar 1st Sunday of Lent, Sunday of Orthodoxy Epistle: Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40
Gospel: John 1:44-52
15 Mar 2nd Sunday of Lent, Gregory Palamas Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-14; 2:1-3
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12
22 Mar 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
29 Mar 4th Sunday of Lent, St John Climacus (the Writer of The Ladder) Epistle: Hebrews 6:13-20
Gospel: Mark 9:17-31
5 Apr 5th Sunday of Lent, St Mary of Egypt Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-14
Gospel: Mark 10:32-45
12 Apr Palm Sunday Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9
Gospel: John 12:1-18
19 Apr GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA Epistle: Acts 1:1-8
Gospel: John 1:1-17
26 Apr Sunday of Thomas Epistle: Acts 5:12-20
Gospel: John 20:19-31
3 May Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers Epistle: Acts 6:1-7
Gospel: Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8
10 May Sunday of the Paralytic Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
Gospel: John 5:1-15
17 May Sunday of the Samaritan Woman Epistle: Acts 11:19-30
Gospel: John 4:5-42
24 May Sunday of the Blind Man Epistle: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 9:1-38
31 May Fathers of the 1st Council Epistle: Acts 20:16-18, 28-36
Gospel: John 17:1-13
7 Jun Pentecost – Trinity Sunday Epistle: Acts 2:1-11
Gospel: John 7:37-52; 8:12
14 Jun All Saints Epistle: Hebrews 11:33-40; 12:1-2
Gospel: Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30
21 Jun 2nd Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 2:10-16
Gospel: Matthew 4:18-23
28 Jun 3rd Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 5:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33
5 Jul 4th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Galatians 5:22-26; 6:1-2
Gospel: Matthew 8:5-13
12 Jul 5th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 10:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1
19 Jul Sunday of the Holy Fathers Epistle: Titus 3:8-15
Gospel: Matthew 5:14-19
26 Jul 7th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Galatians 3:23-29; 4:1-5
Gospel: Matthew 9:27-35
2 Aug 8th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
Gospel: Matthew 14:14-22
9 Aug 9th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-34
16 Aug 10th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-23
23 Aug Apodosis of the Feast of the Dormition Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11
Gospel: Luke 10:38-42
30 Aug 12th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Gospel: Matthew 19:16-26
6 Sep 13th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 16:13-24
Gospel: Matthew 21:33-42
13 Sep Sunday Before Holy Cross Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18
Gospel: John 3:13-17
20 Sep Sunday After Holy Cross Epistle: Galatians 2:16-20
Gospel: Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
27 Sep 1st Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
4 Oct 2nd Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:16-18; 7:1
Gospel: Luke 6:31-36
11 Oct Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council Epistle: Titus 3:8-15
Gospel: Luke 8:5-15
18 Oct Luke the Evangelist Epistle: Colossians 4:5-11, 14-18
Gospel: Luke 10:16-21
25 Oct 6th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19
Gospel: Luke 8:27-39
1 Nov 5th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:27-31; 13:1-7
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
8 Nov 7th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Hebrews 2:2-10
Gospel: Luke 8:41-56
15 Nov 8th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 2:4-10
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
22 Nov 9th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 2:14-22
Gospel: Luke 12:16-21
29 Nov 13th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-7
Gospel: Luke 18:18-27
6 Dec 10th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Hebrews 13:17-21
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
13 Dec 11th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Colossians 3:4-11
Gospel: Luke 14:16-24, Matthew 22:14
20 Dec Sunday Before Nativity Epistle: Hebrews 11:9-10; 32-40
Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25
27 Dec Sunday After Nativity Epistle: Acts 6:8-15; 7:1-5, 47-60
Gospel: Matthew 2:13-23
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