Welcome to our Sunday Epistle & Gospel Explanations Archive. 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 usually printed and provided at the front candle desk for the Sunday congregation. Click on a year below to browse to a particular collection, or alternatively, scroll down.

 

DATE FEAST READINGS
2016
3 Jan Sunday before Epiphany Epistle: 2 Timothy 4:5-8
Gospel: Mark 1:1-8
10 Jan Sunday after Epiphany Epistle: Ephesians 4:7-13
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-17
17 Jan 12th Sunday of Luke, Anthony the Great Epistle: Hebrews 13:17-21
Gospel: Luke 17:12-19
24 Jan 14th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 1 Timothy 1:15-17
Gospel: Luke 18:35-43
31 Jan 15th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 1 Timothy 4:9-15
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
7 Feb 16th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30
14 Feb 17th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:16-18, 7:1
Gospel: Matthew 15:21-28
21 Feb 16th Sunday of Luke, Publican & Pharisee Epistle: 2 Timothy 3:10-15
Gospel: Luke 18:10-14
28 Feb 17th Sunday of Luke, Prodigal Son Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Gospel: Luke 15:11-32
6 Mar Judgement (Meatfare) Sunday Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8:8-13, 9:1-2
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
13 Mar Cheesefare Sunday Epistle: Romans 13:11-14, 14:1-4
Gospel: Matthew 6:14-21
20 Mar 1st Sunday of Lent, Sunday of Orthodoxy Epistle: Hebrews 11:24-26, 32-40
Gospel: John 1:44-52
27 Mar 2nd Sunday of Lent, Gregory Palamas Epistle: Hebrews 1:10-14, 2:1-3
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12
3 Apr 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
10 Apr 4th Sunday of Lent, St John (the writer of 'The Ladder') Epistle: Hebrews 6:13-20
Gospel: Mark 9:17-31
17 Apr 5th Sunday of Lent, St Mary of Egypt Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-14
Gospel: Mark 10:32-45
24 Apr Palm Sunday Epistle: Philippians 4:4-9
Gospel: John 12:1-18
1 May Great and Holy Pascha Epistle: Acts 1:1-8
Gospel: John 1:1-17
8 May Sunday of Thomas, John Theologian and Evangelist Epistle: 1 John 1:1-7
Gospel: John 20:19-31
15 May Sunday of the Holy Myrrhbearers Epistle: Acts 6:1-7
Gospel: Mark 15:43-47, 16:1-8
22 May Sunday of the Paralytic Epistle: Acts 9:32-42
Gospel: John 5:1-15
29 May Sunday of the Samaritan Woman Epistle: Acts 11:19-30
Gospel: John 4:5-42
5 Jun Sunday of the Blind Man Epistle: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 9:1-38
12 Jun Fathers of the 1st Council Epistle: Acts 20:16-18, 28-36
Gospel: John 17:1-13
19 Jun Pentecost Sunday Epistle: Acts 2:1-11
Gospel: John 7:37-52, 8:12
26 Jun 1st Sunday of Matthew, All Saints Epistle: Hebrews 11:33-40, 12:1-2
Gospel: Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38, 19:27-30
3 Jul 2nd Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 2:10-16
Gospel: Matthew 4:18-23
10 Jul 3rd Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 5:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 6:22-33
17 Jul Fathers of the 4th Council, Greatmartyr Marina Epistle: Titus 3:8-15
Gospel: Matthew 5:14-19
24 Jul 5th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 10:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 8:28-34, 9:1
31 Jul 6th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 12:6-14
Gospel: Matthew 9:1-8
7 Aug 7th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: Romans 15:1-7
Gospel: Matthew 9:27-35
14 Aug 8th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
Gospel: Matthew 14:14-22
21 Aug 9th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:9-17
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-34
28 Aug 10th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:9-16
Gospel: Matthew 17:14-23
4 Sep 11th Sunday of Matthew Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:2-12
Gospel: Matthew 18:23-35
11 Sep Sunday before Holy Cross Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18
Gospel: John 3:13-17
18 Sep Sunday after Holy Cross Epistle: Galatians 2:16-20
Gospel: Mark 8:34-38, 9:1
25 Sep 1st Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 1:21-24, 2:1-4
Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
2 Oct 2nd Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:6-15
Gospel: Luke 6:31-36
9 Oct 3rd Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
Gospel: Luke 7:11-16
16 Oct 4th Sunday of Luke, Sunday of the 7th Ecumenical Council Epistle: Titus 3:8-15
Gospel: Luke 8:5-15
23 Oct 4th Sunday of Luke, James the Brother of the Lord Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19
Gospel: Luke 8:27-39
30 Oct 5th Sunday of Luke Epistle: 2 Corinthians 11:31-33, 12:1-9
Gospel: Luke 16:19-31
6 Nov 7th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Galatians 1:11-19
Gospel: Luke 8:41-56
13 Nov 8th Sunday of Luke, John Chrysostom Epistle: Hebrews 7:26-28, 8:1-2
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
20 Nov 9th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Galatians 6:11-18
Gospel: Luke 12:16-21
27 Nov 13th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 2:4-10
Gospel: Luke 18:18-27
4 Dec 10th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Galatians 3:23-29, 4:1-5
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
11 Dec 11th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Colossians 3:4-11
Gospel: Luke 14:16-24, Matthew 22:14
18 Dec Sunday before Nativity Epistle: Hebrews 11:9-10, 32-40
Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25
25 Dec Nativity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12

 

DATE FEAST READINGS
2015
31 May Pentecost Sunday Epistle: Acts 2:1-11
Gospel: John 7:37-52, 8:12
15 Nov 8th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 2:14-22
Gospel: Luke 10:25-37
22 Nov 9th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-7
Gospel: Luke 12:16-21
29 Nov 13th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Ephesians 5:8-19
Gospel: Luke 18:18-27
6 Dec 10th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Hebrews 13:17-21
Gospel: Luke 13:10-17
13 Dec 11th Sunday of Luke Epistle: Colossians 3:4-11
Gospel: Luke 14:16-24
20 Dec Sunday before Nativity Epistle: Hebrews 11:9-10, 32-40
Gospel: Matthew 1:1-25
27 Dec Sunday after Nativity Epistle: Acts 6:8-15, 7:1-5, 47-60
Gospel: Matthew 2:13-23

 

DATE FEAST READINGS
2012
18 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

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