Sunday Readings in Context

This Sunday’s Readings in Context

Parishioner Tom O’Brien, a Canon and Examining Chaplain for Scripture of this diocese, writes brief background descriptions of the Sunday readings.
We thank Tom for sharing his learning and love of Scripture with us in this way.

Sunday’s Reading for December 12, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for December 12, 2021

Lesson: Zephaniah 3:14-20 Reading 14 Sing aloud, O daughter Zion; shout, O Israel! Rejoice and exult with all your heart, O daughter Jerusalem! 15 The LORD has taken away the judgments against you, he has turned away your enemies. The king of Israel, the LORD, is in...

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Sunday’s Reading for December 5, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for December 5, 2021

Lesson: Malachi 3:1-4 Reading 1 See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight-- indeed, he is coming, says the LORD of hosts. 2 But who can...

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Sunday’s Reading for November 28, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for November 28, 2021

Lesson: Jeremiah 33:14-16 Reading 14 The days are surely coming, says the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15 In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David; and he shall...

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Sunday’s Reading for November 21, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for November 21, 2021

Lesson: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Reading 9 As I watched, thrones were set in place, and an Ancient One took his throne, his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and its wheels were burning fire.10 A stream of...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 31, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for October 31, 2021

Lesson: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Reading 1 Moses said: Now this is the commandment -- the statutes and the ordinances -- that the LORD your God charged me to teach you to observe in the land that you are about to cross into and occupy, 2 so that you and your children and...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 24, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for October 24, 2021

Lesson: Jeremiah 31:7-9 Reading 7 Thus says the Lord: Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob and raise shouts for the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, “Save, O Lord, your people, the remnant of Israel.” 8 See, I am going to bring them from the land of...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 17, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for October 17, 2021

Lesson: Isaiah 53:4-12 Reading 4 Surely, he has borne our infirmities and carried our diseases; yet we accounted him stricken,struck down by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 10, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for October 10, 2021

Lesson: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Reading 6 Seek the LORD and live, or he will break out against the house of Joseph like fire, and it will devour Bethel, with no one to quench it.7 Ah, you that turn justice to wormwood, and bring righteousness to the ground! 10 They hate the...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 3, 2021

Sunday’s Reading for October 3, 2021

Lesson: Genesis 2:18-24 Reading 18 The LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” 19 So out of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air and brought them to the man to...

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