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 22:1-14 (14th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4084
Matthew 22:14 (2 Sundays before the Nativity) 1 min 4273
Matthew 22:15-22 (For Civil Holidays) 1 min 3868
Matthew 22:15-23:39 (Holy Tuesday Matins) 7 mins 5647
Matthew 22:23-33 (10th Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 3770
Matthew 22:35-46 (15th Sunday after Pentecost) 1 min 4417
Matthew 23:1-12 (14th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 3752
Matthew 23:13-22 (11th Monday after Pentecost) 1 min 3806
Matthew 23:23-28 (11th Tuesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3639
Matthew 23:29-39 (11th Wednesday after Pentecost) 1 min 3653
Matthew 24:1-13 (15th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4018
Matthew 24:3-35 (Holy Monday – Presanctified) 4 mins 4109
Matthew 24:13-28 (11th Thursday after Pentecost) 2 mins 3728
Matthew 24:27-33, 42-51 (11th Friday after Pentecost) 1 min 4625
Matthew 24:34-44 (16th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4006
Matthew 24:36-26:2 (Holy Tuesday – Presanctified) 7 mins 4192
Matthew 25:1-13 (17th Saturday after Pentecost) 1 min 4558
Matthew 25:14-30 (16th Sunday after Pentecost) 2 mins 5699
Matthew 25:31-46 (2nd Sunday before lent – Meatfare) 2 mins 6064
Matthew 26:2-20 (Holy Thursday) 2 mins 7011
Matthew 26:6-16 (Holy Wednesday – Presanctified) 1 min 4141
Matthew 26:21-39 (Holy Thursday) 2 mins 6215
Matthew 26:40-27:2 (Holy Thursday) 4 mins 5545
Matthew 26:57-75 (3rd Passion Gospel) 2 mins 7904