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 September 27, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for September 27, 2020

Lesson: Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Reading 1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, “The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge”? 3 As I live, says the LORD God, this...

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Sunday’s Reading for September 20, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for September 20, 2020

Lesson: Jonah 3:10-4:11 Reading 3:10 When God saw what the people of Nineveh did, how they turned from their evil ways, God changed his mind about the calamity that he had said he would bring upon them; and he did not do it. 4:1 But this was very displeasing to Jonah,...

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Sunday’s Reading for September 13, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for September 13, 2020

Lesson: Genesis 50:15-21 Reading 15 Realizing that their father was dead, Joseph’s brothers said, “What if Joseph still bears a grudge against us and pays us back in full for all the wrong that we did to him?” 16 So they approached Joseph, saying, “Your father gave...

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Sunday’s Reading for September 6, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for September 6, 2020

Lesson: Ezekiel 33:7-11 Reading 7 You, mortal, I have made a sentinel for the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8 If I say to the wicked, “O wicked ones, you shall surely die,” and you do not speak to warn...

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Sunday’s Reading for August 30, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for August 30, 2020

Lesson: Jeremiah 15:15-21 Reading 15 O LORD, you know; remember me and visit me, and bring down retribution for me on my persecutors. In your forbearance do not take me away; know that on your account I suffer insult.16 Your words were found, and I ate them, and your...

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Sunday’s Reading for August 23, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for August 23, 2020

esson: Isaiah 51:1-6 Reading 1 Listen to me, you that pursue righteousness, you that seek the LORD. Look to the rock from which you were hewn, and to the quarry from which you were dug.2 Look to Abraham your father and to Sarah who bore you; for he was but one when I...

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Sunday’s Reading for August 16, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for August 16, 2020

Lesson: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Reading 1 Thus says the LORD: Maintain justice, and do what is right, for soon my salvation will come,and my deliverance be revealed.6 And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD, to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD, and to...

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Sunday’s Reading for August 9, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for August 9, 2020

Lesson: 1 Kings 19:9-18 Reading 9 At Horeb, the mount of God, Elijah came to a cave, and spent the night there. Then the word of the LORD came to him, saying, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10 He answered, “I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts;...

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Sunday’s Reading for August 2, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for August 2, 2020

Lesson: Isaiah 55:1-5 Reading 1 Thus says the LORD: "Ho, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and you that have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and...

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