Scripture Readings - Matthew

Gospel of Matthew
Although the document is internally anonymous, the authorship of this Gospel has been traditionally ascribed to St. Matthew. The surviving testimony of the Church Fathers is unanimous in this view, and the tradition had been accepted by Christians at least as early as the 2nd century up to modern times. In addition, the title “According to Matthew” is found in the earliest codices, which date to the fourth century.
According to Tradition, after Pentecost St. Matthew preached the Good News of the Lord’s Resurrection throughout Palestine. Then, at the request of the Jewish converts at Jerusalem, the holy Apostle Matthew wrote his Gospel describing the earthly life of the Savior before leaving to preach the Gospel in faraway lands. He then left to preach his Gospel in Syria, Media, Persia, Parthia, before being martyred in Ethiopia.
Because it was first recorded in Palestine, there is some speculation and evidence that Matthew’s Gospel was originally written in Aramaic, though the earliest surviving version now in existence is in Greek. It was probably written somewhere from AD 60-65, though more liberal scholars put the date at 80-100.
The Gospel of St. Matthew is read liturgically over seventeen weeks beginning with the Monday of the Holy Spirit (the day after Pentecost). From the twelfth week, it is read on Saturdays and Sundays while the Gospel of St. Mark is read on the remaining weekdays.
Note that according to the Typicon, the Gospel of Luke always begins on the Monday following the Sunday after the Exaltation of the Cross. This may or may not be the 18th week after Pentecost. So the Gospel of St. Matthew readings may end early (skipping readings) or later (repeating readings).

Reading Read Time Hit Count
Matthew 1:1-25 (Sunday Before Nativity) 3 mins 6332
Matthew 1:18-25 (Eve of the Nativity) 1 min 5531
Matthew 2:1-12 (Nativity of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ) 2 mins 9123
Matthew 2:13-23 (Sunday after Nativity) 2 mins 5928
Matthew 3:1-6 (Saturday before Theophany) 1 min 5198
Matthew 3:1-11 (Eve of Theophany) 1 min 5171
Matthew 3:13-17 (Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ) 1 min 7872
Matthew 4:1-11 (Saturday After the Theophany) 1 min 5540
Matthew 4:12-17 (Sunday After the Theophany) 1 min 6667
Matthew 4:18-23 (2nd Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 5152
Matthew 4:25-5:12 (Saint) 1 min 5298
Matthew 4:25-5:13 (1st Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4861
Matthew 5:14-19 (Hierarchs) 1 min 4876
Matthew 5:20-26 (1st Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4707
Matthew 5:27-32 (1st Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 4296
Matthew 5:33-41 (1st Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 4407
Matthew 5:42-48 (1st Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4573
Matthew 6:1-13 (Saturday before Lent) 1 min 7142
Matthew 6:14-21 (Sunday before lent – Cheesefare) 1 min 7581
Matthew 6:22-33 (3rd Sunday after Pentecost) 2 mins 5428
Matthew 6:31-34; 7:9-11 (2nd Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 10353
Matthew 7:1-8 (2nd Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4229
Matthew 7:7-11 (At the Beginning of Every Good Work) 1 min 3953
Matthew 7:15-21 (2nd Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4428