• Lectionary for the Kellia

  • Readings from the Russian Orthodox Slavonic Apostolos & Gospel


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  • Slavonic Gospels and Epistle books have several kinds of markings in the margin.
    • One set of markings denotes the prescribes reading for the day, the feast of the Saint.
    • There is another set of markings which are names of weekdays and numbers, which do not refer to the liturgical readings read in church, but are divisions for use in reading the New Testament privately ("in one's kellia").

    This document lists these private reading divisons, up to this time not available in English.

    This system results in the Epistles, minus the Apocalypse which is not printed in the liturgical Epistolary, being read through in 8 weeks, and the Gospels being read through in 4 weeks.

    Since the Revelation (Apocalypse) of St. John is prescribed to be read in some seasons at the Night Vigil, and is in the Slavonic Bible, it is also included in the table below (and adds two additional weeks to the readings).

    This 'Lectionary for the Kellia' can be used in various ways:

    • The Epistles and Gospels are read consecutively.

    • The entire New Testament would thus be read through in 14 weeks, or about 4 times a year.
    • The Epistles, less Revelations, and Gospels are read concurrently.

    • The Epistles would be read through every 8 weeks, and the Gospels twice during the same period (which also coincides with the 8 tones cycle)
    • The Epistles, with Revelations, and Gospels are read concurrently

    • Thus, the Epistles would be read through every 10 weeks, and the Gospels every 4 weeks.

    Thus far the Introductions to each of the Books of the New Testament that are in the Slavonic Epistle and Gospel books have not been published in English.


    GOSPEL:
    Week 1: MON Matt. 1:1 - 7:18
      TUE Matt. 7:19 - 12:38
      WED Matt. 12:38 - 18:35
      THU Matt. 19:1 - 24:26
      FRI Matt. 24:27 - end
    Week 2: MON Mark 1:1 - 4:23
      TUE Mk. 4:24 - 7:24a
      WED Mk. 7:24b - 10:16
      THU Mk. 10:17 - 13:29
      FRI Mk. 13:30 - end
    Week 3: MON Lk.1:1 - 5:24
      TUE Lk. 5:25 - 9:42
      WED Lk. 9:43 - 14:14
      THU Lk. 14:15 - 20:18
      FRI Lk. 20:19 - end
    Week 4: MON Jn.1:1 - 5:22
      TUE Jn. 5:23 - 8:28
      WED Jn. 8:29 - 12:17
      THU Jn. 12:18 - 16:33
      FRI Jn. 16:34 - end

    Apostolos:
    Week 1: SUN Introduction to Acts
    Acts 1:1 to 3:2
      MON Acts 3:3 - 5:18
      TUE Acts 5:19 - 7:48
      WED Acts 7:49 - 10:18
      THU Acts 10:19 - 42
      FRI Acts 10:43 - 13:11
      SAT Acts 13:12 - 15:3
    Week 2: SUN Acts 15:4 - 17:2
      MON Acts 17:3 - 19:2
      TUE Acts 19:3 - 20:27
      WED Acts 20:28 - 21:38
      THU Acts 21:39 - 24:21
      FRI Acts 24:21 - 27:2
      SAT Acts 27:3 - end
    Week 3: SUN Introduction to James
    James 1:1 - 4:4
      MON James 4:5 - end
    Introduction to I Peter
    I Pet 1:1 - 2:11
      TUE I Pet 2:12 - 5:7
      WED I Pet 5:8 - end
    Introduction to II Peter
    II Pet 1:1 - 3:1
      THU II Pet 3:2 - end
    Introduction to I John
    I John 1:1 - 3:8
      FRI I John 3:9 - end
      SAT Introduction to II John
    II John 1:1 - end
    Introduction to III John
    III John 1:1 - end
    Introduction to Jude
    Jude 1:1 - end
    Week 4: SUN Introduction to Romans
    Rom 1:1--3:16
      MON Rom 3:18 - 6:20
      TUE Rom 6:21 - 9:3
      WED Rom 9:4 - 11:31
      THU Rom 11:32 - 15:15
      FRI Rom 15:16-end; Intro to I Cor; I Cor 1:1-1:26
      SAT I Cor 1:27-5:10
    Week 5: SUN I Cor 5:11 - 8:6
      MON I Cor 8:7 - 11:20
      TUE I Cor 11:21 - 14:24
      WED I Cor 14:25 -15:54
      THU I Cor 15:55 - end
    Introduction to II Corinthians
    II Cor 1:1 - 2:11
      FRI II Cor 2:12 - 7:2
      SAT II Cor 7:3 - 10:10
    Week 6: SUN II Cor 10:11 - 13:1
      MON II Cor 13:2 - end
    Introduction to Galatians
    Gal 1:1 - 2:19
      TUE Gal 2:20 - 5:19
      WED Gal 5:20 - end
    Introduction to Ephesians
    Eph 1:1 - 2:20
      THU Eph 2:21 - 5:33
      FRI Eph 6:1 - end
    Introduction to Philippians
    Phil 1:1 - 2:12
      SAT Phil 2:13 - end
    Week 7: SUN Introduction to Colossians
    Col 1:1 - 3:15
      MON Col 3:16 - end
    Intro to I Thessalonians
    I Thess 1:1 - 4:1
      TUE I Thess 4:2 - end
    Introduction to II Thessalonians
    II Thess 1:1 - 3:2
      WED I Thess 3:3 - end
    Introduction to I Timothy
    I Tim 1:1 - 3:9
      THU I Tim 3:10 - end
    Introduction to II Timothy
    II Tim 1:1 - 1:8
      FRI II Tim 1:9 - end
      SAT Introduction to Titus
    Tit 1:1 - end
    Introduction to Philemon
    Phil 1:1 - end
    Week 8: SUN Introduction to Hebrews
    Heb 1:1 - 3:16
      MON Heb 3:17 - 6:19
      TUE Heb 6:20 - 9:6
      WED Heb 9:7 - 10:33
      THU Heb 10:34 - 12:10
      FRI Heb 12:11 - end
      SAT If desired, Rev 1:1 - 2:2
    Week 9: SUN Rev 2:3 - 3:2
      MON Rev 3:3 - 4:4
      TUE Rev 4:5 - 5:5
      WED Rev 5:6 - 6:7
      THU Rev 6:8 - 7:8
      FRI Rev 7:9 - 8:9
      SAT Rev 8:10 - 9:11
    Week 10: SUN Rev 9:12 - 10:11
      MON Rev 11:1-19
      TUE Rev 12:1 - 13:18
      WED Rev 14:1 - 15:18
      THU Rev 16:1-17:18
      FRI Rev 18:1 - 20:8
      SAT Rev 20:9 - end

    Taken from a post sent: Mon, 23 Aug 1999
    From Rev. John R. Shaw





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