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 4, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for December 4, 2022

Isaiah 11:1-10 Reading 1 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.2 The spirit of the LORD shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear...

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Sunday’s Reading for November 27, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for November 27, 2022

Isaiah 2:1-5 Reading 1 The word that Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.2 In days to come the mountain of the LORD’s house shall be established as the highest of the mountains and shall be raised above the hills; all the nations shall stream to it.3...

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Sunday’s Reading for November 20, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for November 20, 2022

Jeremiah 23:1-6 Reading 1 Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the LORD. 2 Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven...

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Sunday’s Reading for November 13, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for November 13, 2022

During Pentecost Season 2022, the Revised Common Lectionary offers two “tracks” of readings from the Hebrew Bible. Congregations may choose either track. The first track of readings follows major stories and themes, read mostly continuously from week to week. The...

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Sunday’s Reading for November 6, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for November 6, 2022

ALL SAINTS’ DAY OBSERVED Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Reading 1 In the first year of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head as he lay in bed. Then he wrote down the dream: 2 I, Daniel, saw in my vision by night the four winds of heaven stirring...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 30, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for October 30, 2022

During Pentecost Season 2022, the Revised Common Lectionary offers two “tracks” of readings from the Hebrew Bible. Congregations may choose either track. The first track of readings follows major stories and themes, read mostly continuously from week to week. The...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 23, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for October 23, 2022

The first track of readings follows major stories and themes, read mostly continuously from week to week. The second track of readings thematically pairs the reading from the Hebrew Bible with the Gospel reading. In Track 2 today, congregations have a choice of a...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 16, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for October 16, 2022

During Pentecost Season 2022, the Revised Common Lectionary offers two “tracks” of readings from the Hebrew Bible. Congregations may choose either track. The first track of readings follows major stories and themes, read mostly continuously from week to week. The...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 9, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for October 9, 2022

During Pentecost Season 2022, the Revised Common Lectionary offers two “tracks” of readings from the Hebrew Bible. Congregations may choose either track. The first track of readings follows major stories and themes, read mostly continuously from week to week. The...

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