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A Modern East Syrian Lectionary (Maclean)

This lectionary represents East Syrian practice of just prior to 1894.

Source:
Maclean, Arthur John. East Syrian Daily Offices. London: Rivington, Percival & Co., 1894:  264-281
(I have also provided the appendix in Maclean's original format, including his explanatory notes.)

An asterisk in the table below indicates the day is obsolete at the time of Maclean's writing.

KALENDAR

OT Readings

NT Readings

First Sunday of "Annunciation" or Advent

Gen 17;

Isa 42.18-43.14

Eph 5.21-6.10;

Lk 1.5-26

Second Sunday of "Anununciation"

Num 22.9-21;

Isa 43.14-44.6

Col 4.2-end;

Lk 1.26-57

Third Sunday of "Annunciation"

Gen 18.1-20;

Jgs 13.2-25

Eph 3;

Lk 1.57-end

Fourth Sunday of "Annunciation"

Gen 24.50-end;

25.12-29;

1Sm 1.1-19

Eph 5.5-21;

Mt 1.18-end

The Nativity, December 25th

Isa 7.10-16; 9.1-4, .6-8;

Mic 4.1-5.6; 5.7-10

Gal 3.15-4.7;

Lk 2.1-21

Friday. Mar Yaqu (James)6, the Lord's Brother*

 

 

First Sunday of the Nativity

Gen 21.9-22;

1Sm 1.19-end

Gal 4.18-5.2;

Mt 2

Friday. Mart Máriam (St. Mary)

Ex 15.11-22;

Mic 6.1-6

Ac 1.1-15;

Rom 16;

Lk 1.26-57

Second Sunday of the Nativity

Ex 2.1-11;

Isa 49.1-7

2Tim 2.16-end;

Lk 2.21-end

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; rogation of Mar Zaya (very rarely observed)

 

 

Epiphany ["The Shining Forth"] Jan. 6th

Num 24.2-end;

Isa 4.2-6; 11.1-6, .9-11; ch 12

Tit 2.11-3.8;

Mt 3

Friday. Mar Yukhánan (John) the Baptist

Isa 35.3-end; 40.1-9

Ac 13.13-34;

Eph 2.19-end of 3;

Mk 6.14-30

First Sunday of the Epiphany

Ex 3.1-16;

Isa 44.21-45.5

2Tim 3.1-16;

Lk 4.14-31

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Rogation of the Virgins.

 

 

Friday. Patrus-Polus (St. Peter and St. Paul)

2Ki 4.8-38

Ac 9.32-43; 14.8-16; 20.7-13;

2Cor 10.1-8; 11.21-end;

Mt 16.13-20; Jn 21.15-25

Second Sunday of the Epiphany

Num 10.29-11.11;

Isa 45.11-18

Heb 3.1-14;

Jn 1.1-29

Friday. The four Evangelists. [Also, "the memorial of the one hundred and fifty Bishops who excommunicated Macedonius"*]

1Ki 18.30-40

Ac 5.12-33;

2Cor 1.8-15;

Mt 10.1-16

Third Sunday of the Epiphany

Num 11.11-21;

Isa 45.18-46.5

Heb 3.14-4.11;

Jn 1.29-43

Friday. Mar Istapánus (St. Stephen)

1Ki 21.1-22

Ac 6.8-7.2; 7.51-8.3;

2Cor 3.18-end of 4;

Mt 11.20-end; 23.29-end

Fourth Sunday of the Epiphany

Num 11.23-end of 12;

Isa 46.5-end

Heb 7.18-end;

Jn 1.43-2.12

Friday. The Greek Doctors

1Sam 22.6-18

Ac 21.27-35; 22.30-23.17;

2Tim 2.8-20; 4.1-9, .14-19;

Mt 4.23-5.20

Fifth Sunday of the Epiphany

Dt 18.9-end;

Isa 48.12-21

Heb 6.9-7.4;

Jn 3.1-22

Monday of the Rogations of the Ninevites

Isa 63.17-end of 64;

Am 5.3-16;

Hab 3

1Tim 2.1-3.11;

Mt 5.17-38

Tuesday of the Rogation of the Ninevites

Isa 59.1-19;

Lam 5

Rom 12;

Mt 5.17-38

Wednesday of the Rogation of the Ninevites

Gen 18.20-end;

Isa 63.7-17

Col 3.1-4.2;

Mt 6.1-19

Thursday of the Rogation of the Ninevites

Isa 65.16-66.3;

Jer 17.21-27

Col 3.1-18;

Jn 16.23-end

Friday. The Syrian Doctors. [Also, Memorial of Mar Saurishu of Bith Garmai]

2Ki 13.14-22

Ac 12.25-13.13;

Heb 13.1-10, .16-22;

Mt 16.24-17.10

Sixth Sunday of the Epiphany

Dt 24.9-end;

Isa 63.7-17

Heb 8.1-9.11;

Jn 3.22-4.4

Friday. Mar Awa, Catholicos, or "One Person" (the Patron Saint)

Isa 41.8-17

Ac 18.19-19.21;

2Cor 10.4-end;

Mt 24.45-25.24

Seventh Sunday of Epiphany

Dt 14.2-15.5;

Isa 42.5-10, .14-18

1Tim 6.9-end;

Mt 7.28-8.14

Friday. The forty Martyrs [of Sebaste] who were frozen to death

As on Confessors' day (below)

 

Eighth Sunday of the Epiphany. [Also, Memorial of all the Eastern (Syrian) Catholici]

Ex 15.22-26; 16.4-8, .9-11;

Isa 44.23-45.8; 45.17-25; 46.1-3

Eph 1.15-2.8;

Mk 1.1-12

Friday of the Departed

Ezk 37.1-15;

Sir 44.1-23

1Cor 15.34-57;

Jn 5.19-30

Sunday before [lit. entering] the Great Fast

Ex 34.1-8, .27-end;

Isa 58.1-13, .14

Eph 4.17-5.5, .15-22;

Mt 3.16-4.12

First Monday of the Fast. This and the two following days are the Rogation of the Angle Gauriel (Gabriel).

Gen 1.1-20;

Josh 1.1-12

Rom 1.1-26;

Mt 5.17-38

First Tuesday of the Fast

Gen 1.20-2.8;

Josh 1.12-2.12

Rom 1.26-2.6;

Mt 5.38-end

First Wednesday of the Fast

Gen 2.8-end;

Josh 2.8-end

Rom 2.6-28;

Mt 6.1-19

First Thursday of the Fast

Gen 3.1-20;

Josh 3.1-14

Rom 2.28-3.27;

Mt 6.19-end

First Friday of the Fast

Gen 3.20-end;

Josh 3.14-4.10

Rom 3.27-end of 4;

Mt 7.1-15

Second Sunday of the Fast

Gen 5.18-32;

Josh 4.15-end

Rom 5;

Mt 7.15-28

Second Friday of the Fast

Gen 5.32-end of 6;

Josh 5.1-13

Rom 7.1-14;

Mk 11.27-12.12

Third Sunday of the Fast

Gen 7;

Josh 5.13-6.6

Rom 7.14-end;

Mt 20.17-29

Third Friday of the Fast

Gen 9.8-end;

Josh 6.6-end

Rom 7.25-8.12;

Mk 12.13-35

Fourth Sunday of the Fast

Gen 11;

Josh 7.10-16

Rom 8.12-28;

Mt 21.23-end

Middle (Fourth) Monday of the Fast

Gen 12.1-10;

Josh 7.16-end

Rom 9.1-14;

Jn 5.1-19

Middle Tuesday of the Fast

Gen 12.10-13.8;

Josh 8.1-18

Rom 9.14-30;

Jn 5.19-end

Middle Wednesday of the Fast, or the Division of the Fast

Gen 13.8-end;

Josh 8.18-30

Rom 9.30-10.18;

Jn 6.51-70

Middle Thursday of the Fast

Gen 14.1-18;

Josh 8.30-end

Rom 10.17-11.13;

Jn 7.1-14

Middle Friday of the Fast

Gen 14.18-15.16;

Josh 9.1-15

Rom 11.25-end;

Jn 7.14-37

Fifth Sunday of the Fast

Gen 16 and 17;

Josh 9.15-end

Rom 12;

Jn 7.37-8.21

Fifth Friday of the Fast

Gen 18.1-20;

Josh 14.6-end

Rom 13;

Jn 8.31-end

Sixth Sunday of the Fast

Gen 19.1-27;

Josh 21.43-22.10

Rom 14.10-end;

Jn 9.39-10.22

Sixth Friday of the Fast

Gen 19.27-end;

Josh 22.10-21

Rom 15.1-14;

Jn 11.1-45

Feast (or Sunday) of Hosannas

Gen 49.1-13, .22-27;

Zech 3.7-4.7, .11-end; 7.9-11; 8.4-6, .12, .16-20; 9.9-13

Rom 11.13-25;

Mt 20.29-21.23

Last (Seventh) Monday of the Fast

Gen 37.1-23;

Josh 22.21-30

Heb 1 and 2;

Jn 11.47-12.12

Last Tuesday of the Fast

Gen 37.23-end;

Josh 22.30-23.2

Heb 4.14-6.9;

Jn 12.12-44

Last Wednesday of the Fast

Gen 39.7-end of 40;

Josh 23

Heb 9.11-end;

Jn 13.1-18

The Passover

Ex 12.1-21;

Zech 9.9-13; 11.4-6, .12-14; 12.9-end; 13.7-end

1Cor 5.7-9; 10.15-18; 11.23-end;

Mt 26.17-25;

Jn 13.22-28;

Mt 26.25;

Jn 13.3-16;

Mt 26.26-31

Friday of the Passion

Isa 52.13-end of 53;

Dan 9.21-end

Gal 2.17-3.15;

Mt 27.1-33;

Lk 23.27-31;

Mt 27.33-44;

Lk 23.39-44;

Mt 27.45-55;

Jn 19.31-38;

Mt 27.57-62

Baptism

 

1Cor 10.1-14;

Jn 2.23-3.9

The Great Sabbath. or Saturday of Light

Gen 22.1-20;

Jonah 1 and 2

1Cor 1.18-end;

Mt 27.62-end

Feast of the Resurrection.

Evening

 

1Cor 15.20-29;

Mt 28

" " : Morning

 

Lk 24.1-13

" " : Liturgy

Isa 60.1-8;

1Sam 2.1-11

Rom 5.20-end of 6;

Heb 13.20-end;

Jn 20.1-19

Monday of the Week of Weeks

Isa 60.9-end

Ac 2.14-37;

Eph 6.10-end;

Jn 14.18-15.15

Tuesday of the Week of Weeks

Isa 61.1-10

Ac 2.37-end;

1Cor 15.1-20;

Lk 24.13-36

Wednesday of the Week of Weeks

Isa 61.10-62.6

Ac 4.23-32;

Eph 4.1-17;

Jn 15.1-26

Thursday of the Week of Weeks

Isa 54.1-16

Ac 6.1-8;

Col 2.8-3.4;

Mt 10.1-16

Friday of the Week of Weeks. The Confessors.

Song of the Three Children .2-35

Ac 6.8-8.3;

Heb 11.3-11, .32-12.3;

Mt 10.16-34

New Sunday

Isa 55.4-end

Ac 4.32-5.6;

Col 1.1-21;

Jn 20.19-end

Mar Giwargis (George), April 24th

Dan 6.6-end

Ac 12.1-25;

Php 1.12-27;

Mt 10.37-end; 19.27-end

Saturday. Mar Khanánya (Ananias) "of the wolves"

 

 

Third Sunday of the Resurrection

Isa 56.1-8

Ac 5.34-end;

Eph 1.1-15;

Jn 14.1-15

Monday. Rabban Humizd of Shiraz.

As on Mar Awa's Day

 

Friday. Sons of Shmuni (Salamone)

As on the Confessors' Day

 

Fourth Sunday of the Resurrection

Isa 49.13-24

Ac 8.14-26;

Eph 1.15-2.2;

Jn 16.16-end

Fifth Sunday of the Resurrection

Isa 49.7-14

Ac 9.1-20;

Heb 10.19-37;

Jn 21.1-15

Sixth Sunday of the Resurrection

Isa 51.9-12; 52.7-13

Ac 10.1-17;

Eph 2.4-end;

Jn 17

Ascension Day

2Ki 2.1-16

Ac 1.1-15;

1Tim 1.18-end of 2; 3.14-end;

Lk 24.36-end

Sunday after the Ascension

Isa 6

Ac 1.15-end;

Php 1.27-2.12;

Mk 16.2-end

Pentecost, the first day of the Shawu'a of the Apostles

Ex 19.1-10; 20.18-22

Ac 2.1-22;

1Cor 12.1-28;

Jn 14.15-18, .25-27; 15.26-16.16

"Order of Worship"

 

Jn 4.4-31

Wednesday. Memorial of the first Eucharist*

 

 

Friday of Gold

Isa 35.3-end

Ac ch 3;

1Cor 12.28-end of 13;

Lk 7.1-23

Second Sunday of the Apostles

Joel 2.15-27

Ac 4.5-23;

1Cor 5.6-6.12;

Lk 7.31-end

Third Sunday of the Apostles

Dt 1.3-18;

Isa 1.1-11

1Cor 7.1-8;

Lk 10.23-end

Fourth Sunday of the Apostles

Dt 1.16-34;

Isa 1.11-21

1Cor 9.13-end;

Lk 6.12-47

Fifth Sunday of the Apostles

Dt 1.33-2.2;

Isa 1.21-end

1Cor 14.1-20;

Lk 12.16-35

Sixth Sunday of the Apostles

Dt 4.1-10;

Isa 2.1-22

1Cor 10.14-33;

Lk 12.57-13.18

Seventh Sunday of the Apostles

Dt 4.10-24;

Isa 5.8-26

1Cor 15.58-end of 16;

Lk 13.22-end

Wednesday. The Seventy Apostles.*

 

 

Friday. The Seventy Apostles.

Isa 41.8-21

Ac 13.13-24; 14.20-24;

Rom 8.28-9.6;

Mt 10.37-11.15

Sunday of the Twelve Apostles, or Nusardéil

1Ki 18.30-40

Ac 5.12-33;

2Cor 1.8-15;

Lk 14.1-15

Friday. Mar Sargis (Sergius), and Mar Yaqu (James) of Suwa

 

 

Second Sunday of Summer

Dt 4.3-41;

Isa 3.16-end of 4

2Cor 3.4-end;

Lk 15.4-end

Friday. Mar Mari, disciple of Mar Addai

 

 

Third Sunday of Summer

Dt 5.1-17;

Isa 5.1-8

2Cor 7.1-12;

Jn 9.1-39

Fourth Sunday of Summer

Dt 5.16-6.4;

Isa 9.8-end

2Cor 10;

Mk 7.1-24

Mar Tuma, July 3

Isa 55.4-57.12, or

as Mar Awa

Eph 3, or as Mar Awa;

Jn 20.19-end

Transfiguration [lit. Revelation], August 6

Isa 6

Ac 1.15-end;

1Tim 1.18-end of 2; 3.14-end;

Mt 16.24-17.10

Fifth Sunday of Summer

Lv 22.26-23.23;

Isa 28.14-23

2Cor 12.14-end of 13;

Lk 16.19-17.11

Sixth Sunday of Summer

Lv 19.1-15;

Isa 29.13-end

1Th 2.1-13;

Lk 17.5-20

Friday. Mar Shimun Bar Sabai, [Ninth] Catholicos and Martyr, A.D. 314-330 or 326-344

Isa 41.8-17

Ac 18.19-19.21;

2Cor 10.4-end;

Jn 15.1-26

Seventh Sunday of Summer

Lv 19.15-end; 20.9-15;

Isa 30.1-16

1Th 2.14-20;

Lk 18.2-15

First Sunday of Eliya (Elijah)

Dt 6.20-7.7;

Isa 31.4-end

2Th 1;

Lk 18.35-19.11

Second Sunday of Eliya

Dt 7.7-12;

Isa 30.15-27

2Th 2.15-end of 3;

Mt 13.1-9

Third Sunday of Eliya

Dt 7.12-end;

Isa 32.1-33.7

Php 1.12-26;

Mt 13.24-44

Friday. Eliya the Tishbite, and Mar Ishuyaw (Jesusdedit)

 

 

Feast of the Cross, September 13

Isa 52.13-end of 53

Ac 2.14-37;

1Cor 1.18-end;

Lk 24.13-36

Fourth Sunday of Eliya, First of the Cross

Dt 8.11-end;

Isa 33.13-end

Php 1.27-2.12;

Mt 4.12-5.17

Fifth Sunday of Eliya, Second of the Cross

Dt 9.1-9;

Isa 25.1-9

Php 3.1-15;

Mt 17.14-end

Sixth Sunday of Eliya, Third of the Cross

Dt 9.13-23;

Isa 25.9-26.20

Php 4.4-end;

Mt 15.21-39

Seventh Sunday of Eliya, Fourth of the Cross

Dt 10.12-end;

Isa 28.23-29.13

1Cor 14.26-end;

Mt 18.1-19

First Sunday of Mar Mushi (Moses)

Dt 11.1-13;

Isa 40.1-18

2Cor 1.23-2.17;

Mt 20.1-17

Second Sunday of Mar Mushi

Dt 11.26-12.2;

Isa 40.18-41.8

Gal 5.16-end;

Mt 12.46-end

Third Sunday of Mar Mushi

Dt 12.1-29;

Isa 41.8-21

Gal 6;

Jn 5.1-19

Fourth Sunday of Mar Mushi

Dt 12.29-14.3;

Isa 41.21-42.5

1Tim 5.1-17;

Mt 8.23-9.10

First Sunday of the Hallowing of the Church, or Ma'alta

Ex 40;

Isa 6

1Cor 12.28-end of 13;

Mt 16.13-20; 21.12-14

Second Sunday of the hallowing of the Church. [Also Mar Yukhánan the Arab]

Ex 39.32-end;

1Ki 8.10-30

Heb 8.1-9.6;

Mt 12.1-14

Third Sunday of the Hallowing of the Church

Num 7.1-11;

Isa 54.1-16

Heb 9.6-16;

Jn 2.12-23

Friday. Mar Augin

 

 

Fourth Sunday of the Hallowing of the Church

1Ki 6.1-20;

Ezk 42.1-8

Heb 9.16-end;

Mt 22.41-23.13