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

2019

DATE FEAST READINGS
6 Jan The Epiphany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Epistle: Titus 2:11-14;3:4-7
Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17
13 Jan Sunday After Epiphany Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17
20 Jan 12th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15
Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
27 Jan 15th Sunday of Luke (Sunday of Zacchaeus) Epistle: Hebrews 7:26-28;8:1-2
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
3 Feb 16th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30
10 Feb 17th Sunday of Matthew, Hieromartyr Haralambos Epistle: 2 Timothy 2:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28
17 Feb Sunday of the Publican and Pharisee (Triodion Begins) Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
Gospel: Luke 18:10-14
24 Feb Sunday of the Prodigal Son Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15
Gospel: Luke 15:11-32
3 Mar Meatfare Sunday (Judgement) Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8:8-13;9:1-2
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
10 Mar Cheesefare Sunday (Forgiveness) Epistle: Romans 13:11-14;14:1-4
Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21
17 Mar 1st Sunday of Lent, Sunday of Orthodoxy Epistle: Hebrews 11:24-26,32-40
Gospel: John 1:43-51
24 Mar 2nd Sunday of Lent, Gregory Palamas Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-14;2:1-3
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12
31 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
7 Apr 4th Sunday of Lent, St John Climacus (the Writer of The Ladder) Epistle: Hebrews 6:13-20
Gospel: Mark 9:17-31
14 Apr 5th Sunday of Lent, St Mary of Egypt Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-14
Gospel: Mark 10:32-45
21 Apr Palm Sunday Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9
Gospel: John 12:1-18
28 Apr GREAT AND HOLY PASCHA Epistle: Acts 1:1-8
Gospel: John 1:1-17
5 May Sunday of Thomas, Great Martyr Irene Epistle: Acts 5:12-20
Gospel: John 4:5-42
12 May Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers Epistle: Acts 6:1-7
Gospel: Mark 15:43-47; 16:1-8
19 May Sunday of the Paralytic Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
Gospel: John 5:1-15
26 May Sunday of the Samaritan Woman Epistle: Acts 11:19-30
Gospel: John 4:5-42
2 Jun Sunday of the Blind Man Epistle: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 9:1-38
9 Jun Fathers of the 1st Council Epistle: Acts 20:16-18; 28:36
Gospel: John 17:1-13
16 Jun Pentecost – Trinity Sunday Epistle: Acts 2:1-11
Gospel: John 7:37-52; 8:12
23 Jun All Saints Epistle: Hebrews 11:33-40;12:1-2
Gospel: Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30
30 Jun Synaxis of the 12 Apostles Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
Gospel: Matthew 9:36, 10:1-8
7 Jul 3rd Sunday of Matthew, Great Martyr Kyriaki Epistle: Galatians 3:23-29;4:1-5
Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33
14 Jul Sunday of the Holy Fathers Epistle: Titus 3:8-15
Gospel: Matthew 5:14-19
21 Jul 5th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 10:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1
28 Jul 6th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 12:6-14
Gospel: Matthew 9:1-8
4 Aug 7th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 15:1-7
Gospel: Matthew 9:27-35
11 Aug 8th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
Gospel: Matthew 14:14-22
18 Aug 9th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-34
25 Aug 10th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-23
1 Sep Beginning of the Indiction (Ecclesiastical New Year) Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7
Gospel: Luke 4:16-22
8 Sep Sunday Before Holy Cross, Nativity of the Theotokos Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18
Gospel: John 3:13-17
15 Sep Sunday after Holy Cross Epistle: Galatians 2:16-20
Gospel: Mark 8:34-38; 9:1
22 Sep 1st Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 1:21-24;2:1-4
Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
29 Sep 2nd Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15
Gospel: Luke 6:31-36
6 Oct 3rd Sunday of Luke, Apostle Thomas Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel: Luke 7:11-16
13 Oct Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council Epistle: Titus 3:8-15
Gospel: Luke 8:5-15
20 Oct 6th Sunday of Luke, Gerasimos of Cephalonia Epistle: Galatians 5:22-26;6:1-2
Gospel: Luke 8:27-39
27 Oct 7th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11:31-33;12:1-9
Gospel: Luke 8:41-56
3 Nov 5th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
10 Nov 8th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Galatians 2:16-20
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
17 Nov 9th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18
Gospel: Luke 12:16-21
24 Nov 13th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 2:4-10
Gospel: Luke 18:18-27
1 Dec 14th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 2:14-22
Gospel: Luke 18:35-43
8 Dec 10th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-7
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
15 Dec 11th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Timothy 1:8-18
Gospel: Luke 14:16-24
22 Dec Sunday Before Nativity Epistle: Hebrews 11:9-10; 32-40
Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25
29 Dec Sunday After Nativity Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19
Gospel: Matthew 2:13-23
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