Lectionary of the Church of the Forty Martyrs, Mardin

See also the Monastery of `Azīzā´el lectionary, and the chart comparing this one with the `Azīzā´el lectionary. They are very similar, nearly identical.

Extracted from pp xviii-xxvii, Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, v.485: A Syriac Lectionary from the Church of the Forty Martyrs in Mardin, Tur Abdin, Mesopotamia. ed. Arthur Voobus. Lovanii: In aedibus E. Peters, 1986

FIRST CYCLE    
Consecration of the Church Ex 24.4-5; 25.1-7; Ps 44.8-18; 45.4-11; Jos 8.30-34; 1Ki 6.1-5, 37-38; Hag 2.1-10 Heb 8.1-2, 5-6
Annunciation of Zacharias 1Sam 1.9-19 Rom 4.13-25
Annunciation of the Godbearer Jgs 13.2-7 Heb 11.3-19
Going of Mary to Elizabeth Isa 35.3-10 Heb 6.9-20
Nativity of John Isa 40.1-8 Php 1.3-21
Revelation to Joseph Isa 7.10-19 Heb 4.14-16; 5.1-6
Birth of Our Lord in Flesh Isa 9.6-7 Gal 4.1-12
Morning of the Birth of our Lord in Flesh Ex 2.1-10; Jos 24.21-26; 1Sam 1.19-23; Wis 8.19-9.3; Jer 33.14-16; 16.14-15; Isa 8.1-4; 9.6-7 Heb 1.1-2.1
Mary the Godbearer Num 17.1-9; 1Ki 8.22-27; Isa 19.18-25 Rom 9.6-33
Killing the Children Jer 31.15-20; Isa 19.1-4 Rom 8.28-39
Sunday after the Nativity Dan 2.31-36 Heb 11.23-31
Circumcision Ex 4.19-28 Rom 15.1-13
Holy Feast of the Epiphany Ex 15.22-16.1; Job 36.22-37.1; Zech 6.9-15; 2Ki2.19-25 Heb 10.15-39
(Commemoration of) John the Baptist Dt 18.13-22; Jgs 16.25-30; Isa 42.1-7 2Tim 3.16-4.8
Feast of the martyr Mar Stephen, chief of the deacons Mal 2.17-3.4; 4.4-6 Gal 1.11-24
First Sunday after the Epiphany Ezk 47.1-12; Isa 10.33-12.6 1Tim 3.1-13
Second Sunday after the Epiphany Ex 14.26-31; Job 37.2-13 2Cor 4.1-6
Third Sunday after the Epiphany Jgs 6.34-40; 2Ki 5.9-15 2Cor 1.8-22
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany Ezk 36.22-28; Isa 4.2-6 Tt 2.11-3.7
Rogations for the Monday of the Nineveh Fast Zph 1.2-14; Jer 14.15-22 Heb 12.3-11
Tuesday in the Rogations Jon 1.10-2.1; Jgs 2.11, 14-19 Gal 6.1-10
Wednesday in the Rogations Hos 14.2-8; 1Sam 7.2-12 Rom 3.9-26
Thursday in the Rogations Jon 4.2-11; Isa 1.13-20 2Cor 4.16-5.10
Entry of our Lord into the Temple Ex 4.21-31; Isa 38.10-12; Ex 32.15-16; 34.29-31; Jer 10.12-16; 51.20-29 1Cor 12.28-31; Rom 4.9-12
Holy Feast of Mar Barsauma, which is after the entry (into the temple) and before Pentecost Ex 32.11-15; Isa 38.14-20 Rom 4.1-9; 1Cor 12.31-13.10
Sunday on Priests and Deacons, which is their commemoration Num 20.23-29; Jos 24.29-33; Pr 10.7-25; Ps 142.1-12; Isa 38.1-8 1Cor 15.1-9
Sunday on which is celebrated the commemoration of the faithful dead, in general Dt 32.48-52; 33.1-5;
Job 14.7-22; Hos 13.9-16; Jer 22.10-16; Isa 26.17-19
1Cor 15.34-57
Holy Mar Severus, the elect Wisd 3.1-10; Isa 26.1-9 2Tim 1.1-7
     
SECOND CYCLE    
First Sunday in the Fast 1Ki 19.7-10; Isa 58.1-4 Rom 12.1-21
Monday of the First week in the Fast Isa 58.9-14 2Cor 6.1-10
Tuesday of the First week in the Fast Dan 1.8-15 Eph 6.10-18
Wednesday of the First week in the Fast 1Ki 21.27-22.4 2Cor 7.1-11
Thursday of the First week in the Fast Joel 2.12-19 Heb 12.25-13.6
Friday of the First week in the Fast Isa 55.6-11 Heb 12.3-10
Saturday of the First week in the Fast Jer 3.21-25 Rom 15.14-24
Second Sunday of the Fast Dan 3.25-32; Isa 59.1-9 2Cor 10.1-11
Third Sunday of the Fast 1Ki 19.2-6; Isa 58.5-9 Rom 11.25-36
Fourth Sunday of the Fast Mal 3.4-12 Gal 5.13-26
Monday of the middle week of the Fast Dan 9.1-6 Rom 2.7-23
Tuesday of the middle week of the Fast Joel 2.1-3, 10-11 Rom 13.8-14.4
Wednesday that is the midpoint of the Fast Dan 9.7-14 Rom 7.25-8.17
Thursday of the midpoint of the Fast Jer 14.10-16 Rom 7.14-23
Friday [`arubta: preparation day] of the middle week of the Fast Isa 24.1-8 Rom 7.7-13
Saturday of the middle week of the Fast Zech 1.3-6 Rom 14.10-23
Fifth Sunday of the Fast Ezk 18.1-9 1Cor 3.9-23
Sixth Sunday of the Fast Dan 9.15-19; Amos 3.1-11; Mal 2.1-9 2Cor 11.16-31
Holy Forty Martyrs Jos 22.21-31; Jer 47.1-7; Isa 40.27-41.4 2Cor 4.7-18
Friday of the Forty (Days) Isa 52.13-53.12 Heb 12.18-13.3
Saturday of the day of the revival of Lazarus   Eph 1.15-2.3
Sunday, holy feast of the ‘ausa’ne [Palm Sunday] Lev 23.33-41; Jos 4.10-14; 2Sam 6.1-6; Pr 1.20-33; 1Ki 8.1-6; Amos 9.13-15; Jer 30.18-21; Isa 51.9-11;52.7-10  
Lessons of the Great Sunday of the salvatory passion, first on Monday Isa 5.1-7  
Tuesday of the Salvatory Passion Lam 4.6-8, 11-15 Heb 2.16-3.11
Wednesday of the Passion Jer 5.20-31 Heb 7.8-8.5
Thursday of the Mysteries Lam 3.49-66; Ezk 24.3-14 Heb 10.14
Vesper of the Friday of the Crucifixion Ex 12.11; Jos 5.9-12; 1Sam 24.6-13; Wis 18.5-14; Zech 11.4-9; Isa 24.16-18; 50.4-10 1Cor 11.23-32
Night of the Friday of the Crucifixion, the first qauma [="station/watch of the night"] 2Chr 18.20-27; Jer 18.19-23; Ezek 21.9-17 Heb 4.14-5.6
Second qauma of the night of the Friday 1Ki 21.1-10; Zech 11.10-14 Heb 9.11-23
Third qauma of the night of the Friday Mic 4.8-11; Isa 32.11-20 Heb 9.24-28
Morning of the Friday Wis 2.12-22; Isa 50.4-9 Php 2.3-11
Midday (of the Friday) Job 17.3-16; Ezk 22.1-9, 12-16 1Cor 1.18-2.9
Ninth hour [=3pm] of the Friday and the Adoration of the Cross Job 34.16-27; Jgs 15.9-14; 1Ki 21.11-19; Amos 8.9-12; Ezek 17.22-24; Isa 52.13-53.8 Gal 6.10-18
Vesper of the Saturday of the Good Tidings [or: of the Gospel] Zech 12.9-14; 13.1,6; Isa 53.8-12 Rom 5.1-11
Morning of the Saturday of the Tidings Jon 1.12-2.1; Isa 45.1-7 Col 1.9-23
     
THIRD CYCLE    
Vesper of the Great Sunday Ex 40.1-16; Job 27.1-11; Jgs 7.9-15; Pr 30.1-6; 1Ki 9.1-9; Zeph 3.8-13; Isa 60.1-7
Morning of the Great Sunday of the Resurrection Isa 54.1-8 1Cor 15.20-28
Lessons for the Sunday of the Resurrection; shortly [Syriac for "shortly" can also mean "offering", "oblation", and in this it can be the liturgy, the Eucharistic office] Ex 40.17-29; Num 29.35-30.1; Job 42.7-10; Jgs 6.11-16; Pr 9.1-7; Mic 6.1-5; Zech 8.1-8; Ezek 34.11-15; Isa 61.10-62.3 1Cor 15.1-19, 29-33
Monday of white Isa 57.19-20; 60.17-22 Eph 2.4-22
Tuesday of white   Rom 10.1-13
Wednesday of white   Rom 15.14-21
Thursday of white   Col 2.6-15
Friday of the confessors and martyrs Jos 24.9-17;
Jgs 11.30-39; 1Ki 13.1-5; Mal 3.13-4.2; Isa 60.8-15
Heb 11.32-12.2
Saturday of the Rest [=term for Easter week]   Rom 6.1-8
New Sunday Ex 23.14-19; Num 18.8-12; Job 1.1-5; Jgs 1.1-7; Pr 1.1-9, 33-2.6; Isa 1.1-4 Col 3.1-16
Second Sunday after the Great Feast Jer 7.21-26 Eph 1.3-14
Third Sunday after the Great Feast Ezk 3.10-15 2Cor 5.11-21
Fourth Sunday after the Feast of the Resurrection Hos 7.13-8.5 Eph 3.1-21
Fifth Sunday after the Feast of the Resurrection Isa 49.7-12 1Tim 1.5-17
Feast of the Ascension Ex 24.1-5, 9-11; Job 23.1-12; Jgs 13.15-21; Isa 6.1-7; 63.1-6 Eph 4.1-6
Sunday after Ascension Isa 43.16-25 1Tim 3.16-4.6
Sunday of Pentecost Num 11.16-17, 24-29; Jos 18.1-7; 1Sam 10.9-13; Wis 7.7-13, 22-24; 11.21-25; Isa 63.7-14 1Cor 12.1-11
     
FOURTH AND FIFTH CYCLES    
Lessons for the seven weeks of Sundays in the succession [lit: "in rotation"]  
First Sunday Jer 2.4-9; Isa 29.13-19 Gal 1.6-12
Second Sunday in the succession Jer 6.16-21; Isa 45.11-13, 17-19 Gal 3.8-14
Third Sunday in the succession Jer 11.1-8 Php 3.5-11
Fourth Sunday in the succession Jer 17.5-10; Isa 46.3-10 Col 1.9-20
Fifth Sunday in the succession Jer 11.22-12.4; Isa 57.15-19; 51.2-4 Eph 5.8-20
Sixth Sunday in the succession Jer 4.16-17, 21-28; Isa 32.1-8 2Th 2.1-12
Seventh Sunday in the succession Jer 16.9-13; Isa 34.1-4, 8-10 1Tim 6.11-16
Eighth Sunday in the succession Ex 22.5-24 James 4.7-17
Feast of the apostles in general, also called the Special Feast of Peter, Paul, Thomas and the rest of each of them Num 8.5-11; Amos 7.10-17 Rom 15.14-24
Feast of Tabernacles and the Transfiguration of our Lord Job 19.23-29; Sir 24.1-14 Heb 1.1-8
Feast of the Assumption of Mary the Godbearer Gen 28.10-17; 2Ki 2.19-25 Heb 2.14-3.11
Feast of Mary, the Godbearer, which is in the full moon of the month of Iyyar, and is called the Feast of the Ears (of Corn) Gen 21.1-13; Ex 25.1, 8-22; Jgs 15.11-19 Heb 7.1-17
Holy Feast of the Salvatory Cross Ex 17.8-16; Jos 10.12-15; 1Sam 17.37-45; 2Ki 6.1-7; Isa 65.1-8 Gal 2.17-3.5, 13-14
Lessons for when a bishop of presbyter is consecrated [or: appointed] 1Sam 3.1, 3-11, 19-20; Ezek 44.15-19; Isa 61.6-9 Heb 12.18-13.3
Commemoration of the Saints Isa 24.21-23; 25.8-10; 26.16-19 Heb 13.7-9, 12-21
Commemoration of the Apostles Pr 10.20-11.10; Zech 8.20-23 1Cor 9.13-27
Commemoration of the Fathers, Teachers, and Bishops Isa 26.1-9 Heb 13.7
Commemoration of one of the Saints in particular Jer 16.14-21 2Tim 3.10-15
Commemoration of the martyrs Isa 43.1-12 2Cor 3.17-4.6

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