Lectionary

 

Date Topic Lesson 1 / 2 Epistle / Gospel
June 2
Beginning of Academic year: Education that leads to wisdom;
Medical Aid offertory for the Clergy
  • 1 Kings 3:3-14
  • James 3:13-18
  • Ephesians 5:9-17
  • Matthew 7:21-27
June 9 Environmental Sunday: Integrity of whole creation in Christ
  • Isaiah 65:17-25
  • Revelations 21:1-8
  • Romans 8:18-25
  • John 3:16-21
June 16 Beginning of Fast of the Apostles: Call and commission to be Christ’s Disciples
  • Jeremiah 1:1-12
  • 2 Corinthians 4:1-6
  • Acts 9:10-17
  • Matthew 4:17-22
June 23 Discipleship: the call to bear the Cross
  • Daniel 6:10-23
  • 2 Corinthians 6:1-10
  • Colossians 1:24-29
  • Luke 9:23-27
June 30 The glorious appearance of Jesus Christ and the disciples who need to be vigilant
  • Malachi 3:13-4:2
  • Acts 1:6-11
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
  • Matthew 24:42-51

Date Topic Lesson 1 / 2 Epistle / Gospel
July 7
Tithe Sunday: Giving from the heart
  • 1 Chronicles 29:10-18
  • Acts 5:1-11
  • Philippians 4:10-20
  • Luke 16:19-31
July 14 Clergy Sunday: Priests – Servants in Pastoral Ministry
  • Ezekiel 33:1-9
  • 2 Timothy 2:1-13
  • 1 Peter 5:1-7
  • John 10:1-11
July 21 People of God: Co-workers in building up the Kingdom of God
  • Exodus 19:1-6
  • 1 James 4:7-21
  • Romans 14:13-19
  • Luke 10:25-37
July 28 Gifts of the Holy Spirit: For the spiritual nourishment of the people of God
  • 2 Chronicles 15:1-8
  • 1 Corinthians 12:4-12
  • 1 Corinthians 12:27-31
  • John 20:19-23

Date Topic Lesson 1 / 2 Epistle / Gospel
August 4
Mission Sunday: Mission – Proclamation and Acts of the Kingdom of God
  • Isaiah 6:1-8
  • Acts 19:8-12
  • Romans 1:8-17
  • Matthew 10:7-16
August 11 Reformation Sunday: Reformation based on the values of the Kingdom of God
  • Exodus 3:7-14
  • Galatians 5:1-14
  • Romans 6:15-23
  • John 8:31-36
August 18 People of God: Co-workers in building up the Kingdom of God
  • 2 Kings 23:1-3
  • 1 Peter 1:13-25
  • 1 James 2:13-17
  • Matthew 23:23-28
August 25 Theological Education for faith nourishment
  • Deuteronomy 6:1-9
  • Acts 28:23-30
  • 2 Timothy 3:10-17
  • Matthew 13:18-23

Date Topic Lesson 1 / 2 Epistle / Gospel
September 1
Education Sunday: Education that leads to Divine truths
  • Proverbs 4:1-11
  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
  • Romans 11:33-36
  • John 14:5-14
September 8 Women: Witnesses of the Gospel
  • Ruth 4:1-12
  • Acts 16:11-15
  • Galatians 3:26-29
  • Luke 8:1-3
September 15 Senior Citizens Sunday: Senior Citizens – Model for the generations
  • Genesis 48:1-22
  • Philippians 2:12-18
  • 2 Timothy 4:1-8
  • Luke 2:25-38
September 22 Holy Qurbana: Foretaste of the Kingdom of God
  • Exodus 12:21-28
  • Acts 2:42-47
  • 1 Corinthians 11:23-30
  • Matthew 26:26-29
September 29 Prayer: Constant communion with God
  • Proverbs 30:4-9
  • Acts 12:1-12
  • Ephesians 3:14-21
  • Matthew 6:5-15

Date Topic Lesson 1 / 2 Epistle / Gospel
October 6
Voluntary Evangelists’ Sunday: Every Marthomite is a witness to the Kingdom of God
  • 2 Kings 7:3-11
  • 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12
  • 2 Timothy 2:1-13
  • Luke 9:1-6
October 13 Day of the Differently abled: All are created in the image of God
  • Genesis 1:24-31
  • 2 Corinthians 12:1-10
  • Philippians 2:25-30
  • Mark 3:1-5
October 20 Youth Sunday: Youth – Period of Life with meaningful vision
  • Daniel 1:1-21
  • Ephesians 6:10-18
  • Philippians 3:7-14
  •  Luke 19:1-10
October 27 Christian Family Dedication Day; Family: Celebration of Relationships
  • Genesis 45:1-15
  • Acts 16:19-34
  • Colossians 3:18-25
  • Luke 2:41-52

Date Topic Lesson 1 / 2 Epistle / Gospel
November 3
Kudosh Eetho: Sanctification of the Church; Beginning of the Liturgical Year; World Sunday School Day: Jesus Christ who
embraces children
  • Genesis 17:1-8
  • 1 James 2:7-14
  • Ephesians 6:1-4
  • Mark. 10:13-16
November 10 Hudos Eetho: Renewal of the Church; Festival of Unity of CSI, CNI, and Mar Thoma Church: Unity of the churches – For the witness of the Kingdom of God
  • Joshua 4:1-8
  • 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
  • Ephesians 4:1-7
  • John 17:20-23
November 17 Annunciation to Zechariah: God who fulfils promises
  • 1 Chronicles 24:1-19
  • Hebrews 6:9-12
  • Romans 10:9-15
  • Luke 1:5-23
November 24 Annunciation to Virgin Mary: Virgin Mary – The model of dedication for the people of God; Diaspora Sunday
  • 1 Samuel 2:1-11
  • Galatians 4:1-7
  • Romans 12:1-2
  • Luke 1:26-38

Date Topic Lesson 1 / 2 Epistle / Gospel
December 1
Beginning of 25 Days Lent; Meeting of Virgin Mary and Elizabeth – Mutual acceptance of two partners in God’s salvation plan; Bible Sunday
  • Exodus 7:1-7
  • Acts 9:26-31
  • Romans 15:5-9
  • Luke 1:39-45
December 8 Birth of John the Baptist: the child set apart for the divine plan and the family that nurtures him accordingly
  • Malachi 3:1-4
  • Acts 16:1-5
  • 2 Timothy 1:3-10
  • Luke 1:57-66
December 15 Annunciation to Joseph: Joseph – the Model of discipleship for the People of God
  • Isaiah 7:10-17
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
  • 2 Peter 1:5-11
  • Matthew 1:18-23
December 22 Arrival of the Savior of the World
  • Isaiah 11:1-10
  • Acts 3:19-26
  • Hebrews 1:1-12
  • John 1:9-18
December 25 Birth of Jesus Christ: Peace on Earth
  • Micah 5:1-9
  • Galatians 4:1-7
  • Philippians 2:5-11
  • Luke 2:1-14
December 29 God who led us till now
  • 1 Samuel 7:1-12
  • Romans 8:31-39
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:13-15
  • Matthew 11:25-30
December 31 Into the New Year with the God of Hope
  • Jeremiah 29:8-14
  • Jude 20-25
  • Ephesians 4:17-24
  • Matthew 7:7-12