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 12:1-8 (4th Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 4542
Matthew 12:9-13 (5th Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 4042
Matthew 12:14-16, 22-30 (5th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4379
Matthew 12:15-21 (Saturday after Nativity) 1 min 5213
Matthew 12:30-37 (8th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4316
Matthew 12:38-45 (5th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4421
Matthew 12:46-13:3 (5th Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 4277
Matthew 13:4-9 (5th Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 5463
Matthew 13:10-23 (6th Monday after Pentecost) 2 mins 4113
Matthew 13:24-30 (6th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4763
Matthew 13:31-36 (6th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 5089
Matthew 13:36-43 (6th Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 4008
Matthew 13:44-54 (6th Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 5877
Matthew 13:54-58 (Apostle) 1 min 4745
Matthew 14:1-13 (7th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3962
Matthew 14:14-22 (8th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4455
Matthew 14:22-34 (9th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4832
Matthew 14:35-15:11 (7th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 4549
Matthew 15:12-21 (7th Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 3393
Matthew 15:21-28 (17th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4169
Matthew 15:29-31 (7th Friday after Pentecost) - 3717
Matthew 15:32-39 (9th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 3719
Matthew 16:1-6 (In Times of Drought) 1 min 3947
Matthew 16:6-12 (8th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3956