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 May 1, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for May 1, 2022

Acts 9:1-20 Reading 1 Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them...

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Sunday’s Reading for April 24, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for April 24, 2022

Acts 5:27-32 Reading 27 When the temple police had brought the apostles, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, 28 saying, "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and...

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Sunday’s Reading for April 17, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for April 17, 2022

Acts 10:34-43 Reading 34 Peter began to speak to Cornelius and the other Gentiles: "I truly understand that God shows no partiality, 35 but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. 36 You know the message he sent to the people...

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Sunday’s Reading for April 3, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for April 3, 2022

Lesson: Isaiah 43:16-21 Reading 16 Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,17 who brings out chariot and horse, army and warrior; they lie down, they cannot rise,they are extinguished, quenched like a wick:18 Do not remember the...

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Sunday’s Reading for March 27, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for March 27, 2022

Lesson: Joshua 5:9-12 Reading 9 The LORD said to Joshua, "Today I have rolled away from you the disgrace of Egypt." And so that place is called Gilgal to this day. 10 While the Israelites were camped in Gilgal, they kept the passover in the evening on the fourteenth...

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Sunday’s Reading for March 20, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for March 20, 2022

Lesson: Exodus 3:1-15 Reading 1 Moses was keeping the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian; he led his flock beyond the wilderness, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the LORD appeared to him in a flame of fire out of a...

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Sunday’s Reading for March 13, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for March 13, 2022

Lesson: Genesis 15:1-12,17-18 Reading 1 The word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” 2 But Abram said, “O LORD God, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my...

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Sunday’s Reading for March 6, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for March 6, 2022

Lesson: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Reading 1 When you have come into the land that the LORD your God is giving you as an inheritance to possess, and you possess it, and settle in it, 2 you shall take some of the first of all the fruit of the ground, which you harvest from...

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Sunday’s Reading for February 27, 2022

Sunday’s Reading for February 27, 2022

Lesson: Exodus 34:29-35 Reading 29 Moses came down from Mount Sinai. As he came down from the mountain with the two tablets of the covenant in his hand, Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because he had been talking with God. 30 When Aaron and all the...

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