Scripture Readings - Acts

Acts of the Apostles

The Acts of the Apostles is a book of the Holy Bible that is usually placed as the fifth book in the New Testament. In the church it is the first book of the Apostol. It is commonly referred to as simply Acts.
Acts tells the story of the Early Christian Church, and the works of the Holy Spirit, with particular emphasis on the ministry of the Twelve Apostles and of Apostle Paul. The early chapters, set in Jerusalem discuss Jesus’ Resurrection, his Ascension, the Day of Pentecost, and the beginning of the ministry of the Twelve Apostles. The later chapters discuss Paul’s conversion, his ministry, and finally his arrest, imprisonment, and trip to Rome.
It is read liturgically, as an Apostolic Reading, from Pascha to Pentecost. It is also the custom of the Church to read the book of Acts over the tomb of Christ on Holy Friday and Saturday, and over the body of a deceased priest at the wake prior to his burial.

Reading Read Time Hit Count
Acts 1:1-8 (Sunday of Holy Pascha) 1 min 5855
Acts 1:1-12 (Holy Ascension Thursday) 1 min 6319
Acts 1:12-17, 21-26 (BRIGHT MONDAY) 1 min 4657
Acts 2:1-11 (Sunday of Holy Pentecost) 1 min 5391
Acts 2:14-21 (BRIGHT TUESDAY) 1 min 5043
Acts 2:22-38 (BRIGHT WEDNESDAY) 2 mins 4815
Acts 2:38-43 (Bright Thursday) 1 min 4308
Acts 3:1-8 (BRIGHT FRIDAY) 1 min 4648
Acts 3:11-16 (BRIGHT SATURDAY) 1 min 6366
Acts 3:19-26 (2nd Monday after Pascha) 1 min 4427
Acts 4:1-10 (2nd Tuesday after Pascha) 1 min 4379
Acts 4:13-22 (2nd Wednesday after Pascha) 1 min 4178
Acts 4:23-31 (2nd Thursday after Pascha) 1 min 4173
Acts 5:1-11 (2nd Friday after Pascha) 1 min 4424
Acts 5:12-20 (2nd Sunday after Pascha) 1 min 5605
Acts 5:21-33 (2nd Saturday of Pascha) 2 mins 5377
Acts 6:1-7 (3rd Sunday after Pascha) 1 min 5488
Acts 6:8-15;7:1-5,47-60 (3rd Monday after Pascha) 3 mins 6272
Acts 8:5-17 (3rd Tuesday after Pascha) 1 min 4480
Acts 8:18-25 (3rd Wednesday after Pascha) 1 min 4148
Acts 8:26-39 (3rd Thursday after Pascha) 2 mins 4342
Acts 8:40-9:19 (3rd Friday after Pascha) 2 mins 4206
Acts 9:10-19 1 min 3006
Acts 9:19-31 (3rd Saturday after Pascha) 2 mins 5908