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Readings and Themes of Lent

Week 1                                    GOAL:             Preparation For Procession (Treasures In Heaven)

Matins

Liturgy
Theme Prophecies Ps. & Gospel Pauline Catholic Acts Ps. Gospel
Mon.

Reject Evil

Ex. 2:23-3:5; Is. 1:2-18 Ps. 6:1,2Mt. 12:24-34 Rom. 1:26-2:7 James 2:1-13 14:19-28 20:25 Mk. 9:33-50
Tue. Cleave to Good Is. 1:19-2:3; Zec. 8:7-13 Ps. 21:1,3Mt. 9:10-15 Rom. 9:14-29 1 Pt. 4:3-11 5:34-42 24:16-17 Lk. 12:41-50
Wed.  Love & Give Is. 2:3-11; Joel 2:12-27 Ps. 24:6-7Lk. 6:24-34 Rom.14:19- 15:1-7 2 Pt. 1:4-11 10:9-20 23:20; 16 Lk. 6:35-38
Thur.  Grow in Spirit Is. 2:11-19; Zec. 8:18-23 Ps. 22:1-2Lk. 8:23-25 1 Cor. 4:16 – 5:9 1 Jn. 1:8-2:11 8:3-13 116:14;18 Mk. 4:21-29
Fri. Pray & Submit Deut.6:3-7:26; Is. 3:1-14 Ps. 29:1-2Lk. 5:12-16 Rom. 12:6-21 3 Jn. 1:1-15 2:42-3:9 12:5-6 Lk. 11:1-10
Sat.  Be Perfect Ps. 118:57-58Mt. 5:25-37 Rom. 12:1-21 James 1:1-12 21:27-39 5:1,2 Mt. 5:38-48
Sun.  Seek the Kingdom VESPERS:  Ps. 16:1-2Mt. 6:34-7:12 Ps. 17:1-2Mt. 7:22-29 Rom. 13:1-14 James 1:13-21 21:40-22:16 23:1,2,4 Mt. 6:19-30

 

Week 2                                    GOAL: Nature Of The Procession: STRUGGLE (Temptation In The Wilderness)

Matins 

Liturgy
Theme Prophecies Ps./Gospel Pauline Catholic Acts Ps. Gospel
Mon.  Pray of perseverance Ex. 3:6-14; Is. 4:2-5:7 Ps. 37:11Mk. 9:25-29 Rom. 1:18-25 Jude 1:1-8 4:36-5:11 27:1,2 Lk. 18:1-8
Tues. Alms of perseverance Job 19:1-27; Is. 5:7-16 Ps. 40:4,13; Lk. 12:22-31 2Cor. 9:6-15 James 1:1-12 4:13-22 40:1 Mk. 10:17-27
Wed.  Honesty of perseverance Ex. 2:11-20; Is. 5:17-25Mal 1:6-end, 3:1-4:6 Ps. 17:17-18Mt. 5:17-24 Rom. 3:1-18 2 Jn. 1:8-13 5:3-11 17:1-2 Mt. 15:32-38
Thur.  Law & cannon of perseverance Deut.5:15-22; Is. 6:1-12; Josh. 2:1-end, Josh. 6:1-27 Ps. 27:9Mt. 11:20-30 Rom. 16:17-27 James 3:1-12 12:12-23 47:10-11 Mt. 19:16-30
Fri. Build on Rock, firm perseverance Deut.8:1- 9:4; Kgs. 17:1-18:4; Is. 7:1-14; Job 11:1-20 Ps. 115:7-8Mt. 15:39-16:12 Heb. 12:28-13:16 1Pt. 4:7-16 15:22-31 28:10-11 Lk. 6:39-49
Sat. Difficulties on the Road Ps. 24:7,8, 11Mk. 9:43-50 Rom. 14:1-18 James 1:22-27 22:17-30 117:19, 20 Mt. 7:13-21
Sun. Victory VESPERS: Ps. 51:1, 9Mk. 1:12-15 Ps. 56:1Lk. 4:1-13 Rom. 14:19-15:7 James 2:1-13 23:1-11 26:8-10 Mt. 4:1-11

 

Week   3 –                          GOAL: Purity of Procession: REPENTANCE (the Prodigal Son)

Theme

Matins 

Liturgy
Prophecies Ps./Gospel Pauline Catholic Acts Ps. Gospel
Mon. Confession & repentance Prov. 1:20-33; Is. 8:13-9:7 Ps. 31:1-2Lk. 19:11-28 1 Cor. 5:9-6:5 1 Pt. 1:3-12 17:10-14 31:5 Lk. 11:33-36
Tues. Righteousness of Repentance Prov. 2:1-15; Is. 10:12-20;Josh. 7:1-26 Ps. 30:10Lk. 12:54-59 Rom. 4:1-8 1 Jn. 2:1-11 27:9-12 31:2-3 Jn. 8:31-39
Wed.  Temptation of Repentance Ex. 4:19-6:13; Joel 2:21-26; Is. 9:9-10:4; Job 12:1-14:22 Ps. 25:4Lk. 13:18-22 2 Thess 2:9-17 2 Pt. 2:9-15 28:7-11 26:7-8 Lk. 4:1-13
Thur.  Judgment ofRepentance Gen. 18:17-19:29;  Prov. 2:16-3:4; Is. 11:10-12:2 Ps. 9:11-12Lk. 20:20-26 Rom. 4:6-11 James 4:1-10 28:1-6 9:7-8 Jn. 12:44-50
Fri. FaithfulnessOf Repentance Deut. 9:7-10:11;  Sam. 23:26-24:22;  Is. 13:2-13Job 15:1-35; Sir. 2:1-3:4 Ps 15:10-11Lk. 20:27-38 Heb. 11:1-8 Jude 1:17-25 23:6-11 15:1,2 Lk. 11:14-26
Sat. Forgiveness ofRepentance Ps. 129:1-2 Mk. 10:17-27 2 Cor. 7:2-11 James 2:14-26 23:12-35 26:6-8 Mt. 18:23-35
Sun. Acceptance ofRepentance VESPERS: Ps. 88:1-2; Mt. 15:1-20 Ps 54:1,2, 16Mt. 20:1-16 2 Cor. 6:2-13 James 3:1-12 24:1-23 78:8-9 Lk. 15:11-32

 

Week   4                        GOAL: Constitution of Procession: THE HOLY GOSPEL (The Samaritan Woman)

Matins 

Liturgy
Theme Prophecies Ps./Gospel Pauline Catholic Acts Ps. Gospel
Mon. Spirit of the Holy Gospel Gen. 27:1-41; Is. 14:24-32; Job 16:1-17:16 Ps 54:1; 27:7,8 Lk. 14:7-15 Rom. 8:12-26 James 5:16-20 11:2-18 54:16-17 Lk. 16:1-9 
Tues. Spreading the Holy Gospel Gen. 28:10-22 Is. 25:1-26:8; Job 18:1-21; Sir. 8:1 – 10:1 Ps. 16:1 Mt. 21:28-32 Eph. 4:1-16 2 Pt. 2:2-8 27:1-3 16:6 Lk. 9:57-62
Wed.  Peace of the Holy Gospel Ex. 7:14-8:18 Joel 2:28-32 Job 1:1-22; Is. 26:21-27:9 Ps 17:37,40Lk. 14:16-24 Eph. 4:17-33 James 3:13-4:4 11:26- 12:2 17:17-18 Mk. 4:35-41
Thur.  Light of the Holy Gospel Gen. 32:1-30 Is. 28:14-22 Job 20:1-29 Daniel 6:1-27 Ps. 11:7 Mk. 3:7-12 1 Cor. 12:31-14:1 James 4:11-5:3 4:19-31 47:10-11 Lk. 18:35-43
Fri. Faith in the Holy Gospel Deut.10:12-11:28; Is. 29:13-23; Job 21:1-34; Daniel 14:1-42 Ps. 27:6-7 Lk. 4:31-37 Heb. 13:7-16 1 Jn. 4:7-16 22:17-24 27:2 Mt. 15:21-31
Sat. Works & Fruit of the Holy Gospel Ps. 141:5,7Lk. 16:19-31 Phil. 4:4-9 James 3:13 -4:6 24:24-25:12 60:1,5 Mt. 21:33-45
Sun. Glory of the Holy Gospel VESPERS: Ps. 31: 24,33;Mt. 22:1-14 Ps. 26:14, 13Lk. 12:22-31 Eph. 6:10-24 James 4:7-17 25:13-26:1 104:3-5 Jn. 4:1-42

 

Week   5                        GOAL: Target of Procession: FAITH (Healing the Paralytic)

Matins 

Liturgy
Theme Prophecies Ps./Gospel Pauline Catholic Acts Ps. Gospel
Mon. Submission in Faith VESPERS:  Ps. 4:6-8;  Jn 8:28-42 Ps. 59:4-5Jn 12:26-36 1Cor. 1:17-31 1Pet 2:11-25 10:34-43 64:1-2 Jn 10:22-38
Tues. Service in Faith Num 10:35-11:34; Prov. 3:19-4:9; Is. 40:1-8; Job 25:1-6, 26:1-9 Ps. 85:5-6Mk. 9:14-24 Phil. 2:22-26 1Jn. 3:2-11 24:10-23 85:17 Jn. 8:12-20
Wed.  Hope in Faith Ex. 8:20- 9:35; Is. 41:4-14 Joel 3:9-21; Job 28:12-28; Prov. 4:10-19;  Samuel 1:1-2:21 Ps. 54:1-2Mk. 10:1-12 Rom. 4:14-5:5 1 Pt. 4:12-19 11:12-18 85:13-14 Lk. 13:6-9
Thur.  Freedom through Faith Is. 42:5-16; Prov. 4:20-27; Job 29:2-20; 1 Samuel 3:1-20 Ps. 85:14Lk. 9:37-43 1Cor. 10:14- 11:1 1Pt. 1:2-8 21:5-14 85:17 Lk. 13:10-17
Fri. Sentence of Faith Deut.11:29-12:27; Kgs. 17:2-24 Prov. 5:1-12; Is. 43:1-9; Job 30:9-32:5 Ps. 85:9-10 Mk 12:28-34 Heb. 12:5-16 1Pt. 4:15-5:5 15:36- 16:3 137:1,2 Jn. 8:21-27
Sat. Guidance by Faith Ps. 64:2,3Lk. 15:3-10 Galatians 5:16-6:2 James 5:7-11 26:1-18 142:1-2 Mt. 23:14-39
Sun. Strengthening the Faith VESPERS: Ps. 39:12;Lk. 18:1-8 Ps.100:1,2,12Mt. 21:33-46 2 Thess 2:1-17 2Pt. 3:1-18 26:19- 27:8 33:5-6 Jn. 5:1-18

 

Week               6                        GOAL: Identity of the Procession: BAPTISM (Healing the Man Born Blind)

Matins 

Liturgy
Theme Prophecies Ps./Gospel Pauline Catholic Acts Ps. Gospel
Mon. Repentance & Baptism Prov. 8:1-11; Is. 43:10-28; Job 32:6-16 Ps. 37:9Mk. 12:1-12 1 Thess 4:1-18 James 4:7-12 18:9-18 34:1,2 Lk. 13:1-5
Tues. Witnessing in Baptism Prov. 8:12-21; Is. 44:1-8;  Job 32:17-33:33;  2 Kgs. 5:1-27 Ps. 34:13Lk. 4:22-30 1 Cor. 14:18-28 James 1:22- 2:1 19:11-20 41:1 Lk. 9:18-22
Wed.  Judgment ofBaptism Ex. 10:1-11:10; Is. 44:21-28; Prov. 8:22-36; Job 34:1-37; Sir. 10:1-31 Ps. 101:17,21; Mk. 7:1-20 Rom. 2:12-24 2Pt. 1:20-2:6 26:1-8 9:11,12 Lk. 11:45-52
Thur.  Life of Baptism Kgs. 4:8-41; Is. 45:1-10; Prov. 9:1-11; Job 35:1-16; Sir. 11:1-10 Ps. 9:13Lk. 20:9-19 1Timothy 2:1-3:4 Jude 1:19-25 27:16-20 9:13,14 Jn. 6:47-71
Fri. Rebirth in Baptism Gen. 22:1-18 ; Is. 45:11-17; Prov. 9:12-18; Job 36:1-37:24; Tobit 1  – 14 Ps. 50:7-8Jn. 3:14-21 1 Cor. 10:1-13 1Jn. 2:12-17 8:9-17 33:5, 4 Jn. 3:1-13
Sat. Salvation of Baptism Ps. 78:8,9Mt. 9:1-8 Eph. 4:1-7 1Pt. 1:13-21 27:9-26 31:1,2 Mk. 10:46-52
Sun. Enlightenment of Baptism VESPERS: Ps. 17:3,5; Lk. 13:22-35 Ps. 25:2,3Mt 23:1-39 Colossians 3:5-17 1Jn. 5:13-21 27:27-37 142:7,1 Jn. 9:1-41

 

Week               7                        GOAL: End of Procession: SALVATION (Triumphant Entry into Jerusalem, Palm Sunday)

Matins 

Liturgy
Prophecies Ps./Gospel Pauline Catholic Acts Ps. Gospel
Mon. Savior’s Witnesses Prov. 10:1-16;  Is. 48:17-49:4;  Job 38:1-36 Ps 31:10-11Lk. 16:19-31 Rom. 14:10-15:12 James 2:5-13 9:22-31 85:12,13 Jn. 5:31-47
Tues. Confessing the Savior Prov. 10:17-33; Is. 49:6-10;  Job 38:37-39:30;  Sir. 5:1-15 Ps 37:18,19Lk. 17:1-10 1 Cor. 14:5-17 2 Pt. 3:8-15 22:17-24 50:2,3 Jn. 12:36-43
Wed.  Faith in the Savior Prov. 10:32-11:13;  Is. 58:1-11; Job 40:1-41:25 Ps. 56:1Lk. 14:28-35 Rom. 10:4-13 James 1:13-21 19:23-26 50:2,3 Jn. 6:35-45
Thur.  Savior’s Resurrection Prov. 11:13-26; Is. 65:8-16Job 42:1-6; 2 Kgs. 6:8-7:20 Ps. 62:1Mt 20:20-28 2 Cor. 4:5-18 1Jn. 3:13-24 25:23-27; 26:1-6 121:1-2 Mk. 12:18-27
Fri. Savior’s Judgment Gen 49:33-50:26;  Prov. 11:27-12:22; Is. 66:10-24 Job 42:7-17 Ps 31:10-11Lk. 17:20-37 2 Tim 3:1-4:5 James 5:7-16 15:1-18 97:8,9 Lk. 13:31-35
Sat. Savior’s Blessing Gen 49:1-28; Is. 40:9-31; Zep. 3:14-20;  Zech. 9:9-15 Ps. 28:3,11Lk. 18:35-43 1 Cor. 2:1-8 1 Pt. 1:25-2:6 27:38-28:10 127: 8,2 Jn. 11:1-45 (Lazarus Saturday)
Sun. Savior’s Salvation VESPERS: Ps. 118:26-27; Jn 12:1-11 Ps 67:19, 35Lk 19:1-10 Heb 9:11-28 1Pet 4:1-11 28:11-31 79: 3, 1, 2 Mt 21:1-17 ; Mk 11:1-11 ; Lk 19:29-48 ; Jn 12:12-19