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 July 12, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for July 12, 2020

Lesson: Isaiah 55:10-13 Reading 10 As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return there until they have watered the earth, making it bring forth and sprout, giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater, 11 so shall my word be that goes out from...

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Sunday’s Reading for July 5, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for July 5, 2020

Lesson: Zechariah 9:9-12 Reading 9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter Jerusalem! Lo, your king comes to you; triumphant and victorious is he, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.10 He will cut off the chariot from...

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Sunday’s Reading for June 28, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for June 28, 2020

Lesson: Jeremiah 28:5-9 Reading 5 The prophet Jeremiah spoke to the prophet Hananiah in the presence of the priests and all the people who were standing in the house of the LORD; 6 and the prophet Jeremiah said, “Amen! May the LORD do so; may the LORD fulfill the...

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Sunday’s Reading for June 21, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for June 21, 2020

Lesson: Exodus 19:2-8a Reading 2 The Israelites had journeyed from Rephidim, entered the wilderness of Sinai, and camped in the wilderness; Israel camped there in front of the mountain. 3 Then Moses went up to God; the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying,...

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Sunday’s Reading for June 4, 2020

Sunday’s Reading for June 4, 2020

Genesis 1:1-2:4a 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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