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Scripture Readings for the Nativity and Theophany

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Scripture Readings for the Nativity and Theophany

(The Advent Cycle can occur from the 20th Sunday after Pentecost to the 26th Sunday after Pentecost. Consult your local calendars for the exact date.)

Sunday of the
Ancestors of Christ
(Two Sundays
before the Nativity)

Liturgy   Col 3.4-11 Luke 14:16-24
Saturday Before
the Nativity
Liturgy   Gal 3:8-12 Luke 13:18-29

Sunday of the
Holy Fathers:
(Sunday Before
Nativity)

Liturgy   Heb 11:9-10;
17-23; 32-40
Matt. 1:1-25

Eve of the
Nativity of Christ
(December 24)

     
Royal Hours
  First Hour
Michah 5:2-4 Heb 1:1-12 Matt. 1:18-25
  Third Hour Baruch 3:36-4.4 Gal 3:23-29 Luke 2:1-20
  Sixth Hour Isaiah 7:10-16; 8:1-4; 8:8-10 Heb 1:10-2:3 Matt. 2:1-12
  Ninth Hour Isaiah 9:6, 7 Heb 2:11-18 Matt. 2:13-23
Vespers Genesis 1:1-13   Numbers 24:2-3; 5-9; 17-18
Michah 4:6, 7; 5:2-4;   Isaiah 11.1-10
Baruch 3:36-4:4    Daniel 2:31-36; 44-45
Isaiah 9:6,7   Isaiah 7:10-16; 8:1-4; 8-10
Liturgy   Heb. 1:1-12 Luke 2:1-20

Nativity of
Our Lord
(25 December)

Liturgy   Gal. 4:4-7 Matt. 2:1-12
Saturday after
Nativity
Liturgy   1 Tim. 6:11-16 Matt. 12:15-21
Sunday after
Nativity
Liturgy   Gal. 1:11-19 Matt. 2:13-23
Saturday before
Theophany
Liturgy   1 Tim. 3:14-4.5 Matt. 3:1-11
Sunday before
Theophany
Liturgy   2 Tim. 4:5-8 Mark 1:1-8
Eve of the
Theophany
(January 5)      
Royal Hours
 First Hour
Isaiah 35:1-10 Acts 13:25-32 Matt. 3:1-11
 Third Hour Isaiah 1:16-20 Acts 19:1-18 Mk 1:1-8
 Sixth Hour Isaiah 12:3-6  Rom. 6:3-11  Mk 1:9-15
 Ninth Hour Isaiah 49:8-15 Tt 2:11-14; 3.4-7 Mt 3:13-17
Vespers Genesis 1:1-13    Exodus 14:15-18, 21-23, 27-29
Exodus 15:22-27, 16.1    Joshua 3:7, 8, 15-17
2 (4) Kings 2:6-142 (4) Kings 5:9-14    Isaiah 1:16-20
Gen 32:1-10    Exodus 2:5-10    Judges 6:36-40
1 (3) Kings 18:30-39
    2 (4) Kings 2:19-22    Isaiah 49:8-15
Liturgy   1 Cor. 9:19-27 Luke 3:1-18
Blessing of
Water
  1 Cor. 10:1-4 Mark 1:9-11
Theophany of
Our Lord

(January 6) 
Matins     Mark 1:9-11
Liturgy   Titus 2:11-14, 3.4-7 Matt. 3:13-17
Saturday After
the Theophany
Liturgy   Eph. 6:10-17 Matt. 4:1-11
Sunday After
the Theophany
Liturgy   Eph. 4:7-13 Matt. 4:12-17

(The weeks between the end of the Advent Cycle and the beginning of the the Triodion is continued with the Pentecost Cycle)

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