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 16:20-24 (8th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3938
Matthew 16:13-19 (Church, Apostles) 1 min 5100
Matthew 16:24-28 (8th Thursday after Pentecost) 1 min 4343
Matthew 17:1-9 (Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ) 1 min 5085
Matthew 17:10-18 (8th Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 3617
Matthew 17:14-23 (10th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4321
Matthew 17:24-18:4 (10th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4080
Matthew 18:1-11 (9th Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 3805
Matthew 18:10-20 (Monday of the Holy Spirit) 1 min 5824
Matthew 18:18-22; 19:1-2, 13-15 (9th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3897
Matthew 18:23-35 (11th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 5854
Matthew 19:3-12 (11th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4396
Matthew 19:16-26 (12th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 5314
Matthew 20:1-16 (9th Wednesday after Pentecost) 2 mins 4804
Matthew 20:17-28 (9th Thursday after Pentecost) 2 mins 3665
Matthew 20:29-34 (12th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 3631
Matthew 21:1-11, 15-17 (Matins Gospel of Palm Sunday) 2 mins 5316
Matthew 21:12-14, 17-20 (9th Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 3766
Matthew 21:18-22 (10th Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 3992
Matthew 21:18-43 (Holy Monday Matins) 3 mins 4378
Matthew 21:23-27 (10th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3755
Matthew 21:28-32 (10th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3775
Matthew 21:33-42 (13th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 5564
Matthew 21:43-46 (10th Thursday after Pentecost) - 4227