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 6347
Matthew 1:18-25 (Eve of the Nativity) 1 min 5546
Matthew 2:1-12 (Nativity of Our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ) 2 mins 9134
Matthew 2:13-23 (Sunday after Nativity) 2 mins 5940
Matthew 3:1-6 (Saturday before Theophany) 1 min 5208
Matthew 3:1-11 (Eve of Theophany) 1 min 5185
Matthew 3:13-17 (Theophany of Our Lord Jesus Christ) 1 min 7884
Matthew 4:1-11 (Saturday After the Theophany) 1 min 5551
Matthew 4:12-17 (Sunday After the Theophany) 1 min 6680
Matthew 4:18-23 (2nd Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 5169
Matthew 4:25-5:12 (Saint) 1 min 5313
Matthew 4:25-5:13 (1st Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4872
Matthew 5:14-19 (Hierarchs) 1 min 4895
Matthew 5:20-26 (1st Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4717
Matthew 5:27-32 (1st Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 4305
Matthew 5:33-41 (1st Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 4421
Matthew 5:42-48 (1st Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4598
Matthew 6:1-13 (Saturday before Lent) 1 min 7150
Matthew 6:14-21 (Sunday before lent – Cheesefare) 1 min 7590
Matthew 6:22-33 (3rd Sunday after Pentecost) 2 mins 5448
Matthew 6:31-34; 7:9-11 (2nd Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 10372
Matthew 7:1-8 (2nd Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4244
Matthew 7:7-11 (At the Beginning of Every Good Work) 1 min 3963
Matthew 7:15-21 (2nd Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4444