Scripture Readings - Genesis

The Book of Genesis contains the pre-history of the people of Israel. It starts the first part the Old Testament section of the Bible called the Pentateuch, Torah, or Books of Moses. The name Genesis comes from the Greek for beginning, origin, or birth because of Septuagint’s division of the Pentateuch into five books. Tradition has it that the Genesis was mostly written by the Prophet Moses 1,300 years before Christ.
Almost all of Genesis is read by a reader at services during Great Lent and Holy Week. It is also read on the eve of some feast days.

Reading Read Time Hit Count
Genesis 1:1-13 (Eve of the Nativity) 1 min 5148
Genesis 1:1-13 (Eve of the Theophany) 1 min 5263
Genesis 1:1-13 (1st Monday of Lent) 2 mins 8519
Genesis 1:14-23 (1st Tuesday of Lent) 1 min 6043
Genesis 1:24-2:3 (1st Wednesday of Lent) 2 mins 7366
Genesis 2:4-19 (1st Thursday of Lent) 2 mins 5828
Genesis 2:20-3:20 (1st Friday of lent) 4 mins 8015
Genesis 3:21-4:7 (2nd Monday of Lent) 1 min 5759
Genesis 4:8-15 (2nd Tuesday of Lent) 1 min 5499
Genesis 4:16-26 (2nd Wednesday of Lent) 1 min 4399
Genesis 5:1-24 (2nd Thursday of Lent) 2 mins 4241
Genesis 5:32-6:8 (2nd Friday of Lent) 1 min 4776
Genesis 6:9-22 (3rd Monday of Lent) 2 mins 4643
Genesis 7:1-5 (3rd Tuesday of Lent) 1 min 5665
Genesis 7:6-9 (3rd Wednesday of Lent) - 5620
Genesis 7:11-8:3 (3rd Thursday of Lent) 2 mins 5940
Genesis 8:4-21 (3rd Friday of Lent) 2 mins 5810
Genesis 8:21-9:7 (4th Monday of Lent) 1 min 4196
Genesis 9:8-17 (4th Tuesday of Lent) 1 min 4573
Genesis 9:18-10:1(4th Wednesday of Lent) 1 min 4600
Genesis 10:32-11:9 (4th Thursday of Lent) 1 min 4315
Genesis 12:1-7 (4th Friday of Lent) 1 min 4901
Genesis 13:12-18 (5th Monday of Lent) 1 min 4296
Genesis 14:14-20 (Fathers of the First Ecumenical Council – Vespers) 1 min 5725