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 7:21-23 (2nd Wednesday after Pentecost) - 18018
Matthew 7:24-8:4 (3rd Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4450
Matthew 8:5-13 (4th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4160
Matthew 8:14-23 (4th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4073
Matthew 8:14-23 (For the Sick) 1 min 4017
Matthew 8:23-27 (2nd Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 17692
Matthew 8:23-27 (In Times of Fear of Earthquake) 1 min 3920
Matthew 8:28-34; 9:1 (5th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4555
Matthew 9:1-8 (6th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4648
Matthew 9:9-13 (5th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4338
Matthew 9:14-17 (2nd Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 52691
Matthew 9:18-26 (6th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4946
Matthew 9:27-35 (7th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4436
Matthew 9:36-10:8 (3rd Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 24445
Matthew 10:9-15 (3rd Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4936
Matthew 10:16-22 (3rd Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 19038
Matthew 10:23-31 (3rd Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 6622
Matthew 10:32-33; 37-38; 19:27-30 (1st Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4347
Matthew 10:32-36; 11:1 (3rd Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 7122
Matthew 10:37-11:1 (7th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4331
Matthew 11:2-15 (Forerunner) 1 min 5032
Matthew 11:16-20 (4th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4507
Matthew 11:20-26 (4th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4604
Matthew 11:27-30 (Saint) 1 min 6943