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 Readings for February 25, 2024

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Reading 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and you and will make you exceedingly numerous.” 3 Then...

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Sunday’s Readings for February 11, 2024

2 Kings 2:1-12 Reading 1 When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives, and as...

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Sunday’s Readings for February 4, 2024

Isaiah 40:21-31 Reading 21 Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning?Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who...

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Sunday’s Readings for January 28, 2024

Deuteronomy 18:15-20  Reading 15 Moses said: The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet. 16 This is what you requested of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said: “If...

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Sunday’s Readings for January 21, 2024

Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Reading 1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2 “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was...

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Sunday’s Readings for January 14, 2024

1 Samuel 3:1-20 Reading 1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. 2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room;...

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Sunday’s Readings for January 7, 2024

Genesis 1:1-5 Reading 1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there...

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Sunday’s Readings for December 31, 2023

Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3 Reading 10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 15, 2023

Sunday’s Reading for October 15, 2023

Exodus 32:1-14 Reading 1 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt,...

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Sunday’s Readings for February 25, 2024

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Reading 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram, and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless. 2 And I will make my covenant between me and you and will make you exceedingly numerous.” 3 Then...

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Sunday’s Readings for February 11, 2024

2 Kings 2:1-12 Reading 1 When the LORD was about to take Elijah up to heaven by a whirlwind, Elijah and Elisha were on their way from Gilgal. 2 Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay here; for the LORD has sent me as far as Bethel.” But Elisha said, “As the LORD lives, and as...

read more

Sunday’s Readings for February 4, 2024

Isaiah 40:21-31 Reading 21 Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning?Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22 It is he who sits above the circle of the earth, and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers, who...

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Sunday’s Readings for January 28, 2024

Deuteronomy 18:15-20  Reading 15 Moses said: The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you shall heed such a prophet. 16 This is what you requested of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly when you said: “If...

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Sunday’s Readings for January 21, 2024

Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Reading 1 The word of the LORD came to Jonah a second time, saying, 2 “Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.” 3 So Jonah set out and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was...

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Sunday’s Readings for January 14, 2024

1 Samuel 3:1-20 Reading 1 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the LORD under Eli. The word of the LORD was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. 2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room;...

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Sunday’s Readings for January 7, 2024

Genesis 1:1-5 Reading 1 In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, 2 the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there...

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Sunday’s Readings for December 31, 2023

Isaiah 61:10 - 62:3 Reading 10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my whole being shall exult in my God; for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation, he has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a...

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Sunday’s Reading for October 15, 2023

Sunday’s Reading for October 15, 2023

Exodus 32:1-14 Reading 1 When the people saw that Moses delayed to come down from the mountain, the people gathered around Aaron, and said to him, “Come, make gods for us, who shall go before us; as for this Moses, the man who brought us up out of the land of Egypt,...

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