Other Services

There are a number of other services, feasts of saints and specific sacraments for which Bible readings are prescribed by the Church. Even if some of these may not be applicable to you personally, e.g. the sacrament of ordination, meditating on these scripture portions in the context of the sacrament can give you some insight into the way the Church sees them, e.g. how the Church views priesthood, its authority and expectations of Christian leaders.

Memory of St. Mary for Special Feasts

Evening

  • St. Luke 8: 16 – 21

Morning

  • St. Mark 3: 31 -35

Before Holy Qurbana

  • Judges 13: 2-1
  • Zechariah 2: 10 – 13, 4: 1- 7, 8: 3

Holy Qurbana

  • I John 3: 2-17
  • Hebrews 2: 14-18
  • St. Luke 1 : 26 -38

Feast of an Apostle

Evening

  • St. Matthew 9: 35 – 10: 10

Morning

  • St. Matthew 19: 27 – 30

Before Holy Qurbana

  • Genesis 12 : 1 – 9
  • Daniel 1: 8 – 21
  • Isaiah 43: 1 – 7

Holy Qurbana

  • Acts 1: 12 – 14
  • I Corinthians 12: 28 – 13: 10
  • St. Luke 6: 12 – 23

Feast of St. Thomas

Evening

  • St. John 11: 5 – 16

Morning

  • St. John 14 : 1 – 7

Before Holy Qurbana

  • Genesis 9: 1 – 12
  • Daniel 1: 8 -21
  • Isaiah 43: 1- 7

Holy Qurbana

  • Acts 1: 12 -14
  • I Corinthians 12 : 28 -13 : 10
  • St. John 20: 19-31

Feast of a Martyr

Evening

  • St. Matthew 10: 16-33

Morning

  • St. Luke 12: 1-12

Before Holy Qurbana

  • Genesis 4: 3-12
  • Daniel 3: 14 -30

Holy Qurbana

  • Acts 23 : 11 – 25
  • Romans 8: 31- 39
  • St. Mark 8:34-38, 13 : 9 – 13

Feast of a Saint

Evening

  • St. John 15: 12 – 21, 16: 1 -3

Morning

  • St. Mark 10: 28 – 31

Before Holy Qurbana

  • Genesis 19: 15 – 23
  • Job 1: 12 – 22
  • Isaiah 38: 1 – 8

Holy Qurbana

  • Acts 27 : 9 – 2 6
  • Hebrews 10: 33- 11: 7
  • St. Matthew 10: 34 – 42

Memory of a Woman Saint

Evening

  • St. Luke 10: 38-42, 8: 1-3

Morning

  • St. Luke 8:1-3

Before Holy Qurbana

  • Genesis 21: 1-8, 24; 15 – 27
  • Ecclesiastes 12: 1-8
  • Isaiah 56:1-5

Holy Qurbana

  • Acts 9:36-43
  • Romans 16: 1 – 16
  • St. Matthew 25: 1-13

Memory of Martyrs, Malpans, and Holy Fathers

Evening

  • St. John 17 : 11 -26

Morning

  • St. Matthew 25: 31-46

Before Holy Qurbana

  • Numbers 27: 1 ,5-23
  • II Kings 2: 1-15

Holy Qurbana

  • Acts 12:1-17
  • Romans 3: 19 -26
  • St. Luke 18 : 9 – 14

Mission Sunday(First Sunday of July)

Before Holy Qurbana

  • Jonah 3:1-10
  • Ezekiel 37:1-14

Holy Qurbana

  • Acts 1:2-8, 2:1-13
  • Romans 10:13-21
  • 1 Corinthians 9:15-17
  • St. Mathew 28:16-20

During God’s wrath and punishment

Evening

  • St. Luke 13 : 6 – 17

Morning

  • St. Matthew 7: 7-11

Before Holy Qurbana

  • Genesis 18: 17, 20- 33
  • Jonah 3: 1- 10

Holy Qurbana

  • St. James 5: 7-20
  • Hebrews 12: 3-11
  • St. Mark 11: 23 -2: 13
  • St. Luke 11: 2-13

Holy Baptism

  • Romans 5: 20-6: 14
  • Colossians 2: 1-12
  • St. Luke 3:15-16
  • St. John 3:1-8

Holy Mooron

  • Genesis 28: 10-20
  • Numbers 6: 22-7: 11
  • I Samuel 16: 1-13
  • Psalms 45: 1-17
  • I Kings 1: 32-40
  • Songs 1: 2-11, 3: 6, 4: 10-15
  • Kings 9: 1-6
  • Isaiah 61:1-6
  • I John 2: 21-3: 1
  • Corinthians 2: 12-17
  • St. Matthew 26: 6-13
  • St. John 12:3-8

Holy Confession

  • Exodus 20: 2-17
  • Psalms 6, 32, 38, 51, 102, 130, 143
  • Deuteronomy 5: 6 – 21
  • Job 22:22-30
  • St.James 5:12-18
  • I Corinthians 6:9-20
  • Colossians 3: 12-17
  • St. Luke 15: 1-32
  • St. John 20: 21-23

Holy Qurbana
Readings

  • Psalms 8, 15, 16, 23, 23, 29, 34, 40, 84, 103, 116, 119: 23-40,119: 97-112, 121, 139, 147, 150

Holy Priesthood

M’samrono

  • Psalms 50
  • St. Luke 10: 17 – 24

Qorooyo (Reader)

  • Proverbs 1: 1-9
  • I John 2: 12-29
  • St. Luke 10: 16-25

Youphidakino (Sub-Deacon)

  • Isaiah 44: 1-4, 61: 1-4
  • I Timothy 3:8 – 13
  • St. Luke 10: 1 – 16

M’Shamshono (Full Deacon)

  • Acts 6: 1 – 8
  • I Timothy 3 :8- 13, : 1 -7
  • St. John 12 :24 – 26, 13; 1 -15

Kasheesho (Priest)

  • Acts 2: 14 – 21
  • I Timothy 1: 18-20, 3: 1-7
  • St. John 20: 19-29

Cor-Episcopa (Archpriest)

  • II Timothy 2: 1-13
  • Titus 2: 1-9
  • St. John 14: 1-16

Dayaroyooso (Ramban – Monk)

  • Genesis 12: 1-9
  • Numbers 6:1-9
  • Deuteronomy 30: 15-20
  • Barazeera 3: 16-21
  • Job 22:22-30
  • I Peter 1: 13-25
  • Colossians 3: 1-17
  • St. Luke 14: 25-15: 11

Arkhadhayakon (Archdeacon)

  • Acts 6: 1-8
  • I Timothy 3: 8-13
  • St. John 12: 24-28

Newly elevated Arkhadhiyakon reads the Holy Gospel standing on the steps of the Holy Sanctuary.

  • St. John 17: 3-26

OR

  • St. Luke 10: 1-24

Episcopa (Bishop)

  • Acts 1: 2-8, 24-26, 2: 1-4, 8 :14: 21 ,14: 23
  • I Peter 1: 13 – 16, 2:1-10 , 5: 1-4
  • I Timothy 1: 18, 3: 1- 7, 13, 4 : 6-11, 5: 17-22
  • St. Matthew 16: 13-19

New Episcopa reads the Holy Gospel sitting on the throne.

  • St. Matthew 10: 1-16

Holy Matrimony

  • Ephesians 5: 21 -6: 3
  • St. Matthew 19: 1-12

The Anointing the sick

  • St. James 5: 13-16
  • Romans 13: 11-14
  • St. Matthew 10: 5-10

Kantheela

First Service

  • Acts 3 :1- 10
  • St. Luke 18: 35-43

Second Service

  • St. James 3: 10-18
  • St. Luke 10: 25-37

Third Service

  • II Corinthians 12: 7-10
  • St. Mark 5: 25- 34

Fourth Service

  • II Corinthians 12: 7 -10
  • St. Matthew 15: 21-31

Fifth Service

  • Acts 9: 32 – 35
  • Ephesians 6: 10-20
  • St. Matthew 9: 36- 10:10

Sanctification of a Church Building

  • I Chronicles 29: 10-14
  • I Kings 8: 22-43
  • Isaiah 6:1-8
  • Acts 7:44-53
  • Hebrews 9: 1-14
  • St. Matthew 16: 13-20
  • St. John 10: 22-30

Laying the Foundation Stone of a Church building

  • I Peter 2 : 1 – 10
  • Ephesians 2:11- 22
  • St. Matthew 16: 13-20

Dedication of the Holy Cross

  • Galatians 6: 11-18
  • St. Matthew 10: 34-42

Mooron Sacrament

  • Numbers 7: 1 – 11
  • Genesis 28 : 10 – 20
  • I Samuel 16: 1-13
  • I John 2 : 20 – 3: 1
  • II Corinthians 2 : 12 -17
  • St. Luke 7:36-50

Blessing of the Home

  • Genesis 28 : 10- 22
  • Proverbs 3: 1-9
  • Acts 10: 1-8
  • Hebrews 13: 1 – 6
  • St. Luke 19: 1-10

Funeral/Burial

Men

  • Genesis 48 : 21-22, 49: 33-50
  • Psalms 34
  • I Peter 3: 8-12
  • I Corinthians 15: 33-53
  • St. John 15: 19-29

Women

  • Acts 9:36-42
  • I Thessalonians 4: 13 – 42
  • St. Matthew 25: 1-13

Children

  • I Kings 17: 17-24
  • Acts 20:7-12
  • I Corinthians 15: 12-19
  • St. Luke 7:11-17

Bishops/Priests

  • Deuteronomy 34 : 1 – 12
  • Numbers 20: 23-29
  • II Peter 3: 8-18
  • I Corinthians 15: 33 -57
  • St. Matthew 24: 45 – 25: 30