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A Modern East Syrian Lectionary (Maclean)
This lectionary represents East Syrian practice of just prior to 1894.
Source:
Maclean, Arthur John. East Syrian Daily Offices. London: Rivington, Percival & Co.,
1894: 264281
(I have also provided the appendix in Maclean's
original format, including his explanatory notes.)
An asterisk in the table below indicates the day is obsolete at the time of Maclean's writing.
KALENDAR 
OT Readings 
NT Readings 
First Sunday of "Annunciation" or Advent 
Gen 17; Isa 42.1843.14 
Eph 5.216.10; Lk 1.526 
Second Sunday of "Anununciation" 
Num 22.921; Isa 43.1444.6 
Col 4.2end; Lk 1.2657 
Third Sunday of "Annunciation" 
Gen 18.120; Jgs 13.225 
Eph 3; Lk 1.57end 
Fourth Sunday of "Annunciation" 
Gen 24.50end; 25.1229; 1Sm 1.119 
Eph 5.521; Mt 1.18end 
The Nativity, December 25^{th} 
Isa 7.1016; 9.14, .68; Mic 4.15.6; 5.710 
Gal 3.154.7; Lk 2.121 
Friday. Mar Yaqu (James)^{6}, the Lord's Brother^{*} 


First Sunday of the Nativity 
Gen 21.922; 1Sm 1.19end 
Gal 4.185.2; Mt 2 
Friday. Mart Máriam (St. Mary) 
Ex 15.1122; Mic 6.16 
Ac 1.115; Rom 16; Lk 1.2657 
Second Sunday of the Nativity 
Ex 2.111; Isa 49.17 
2Tim 2.16end; Lk 2.21end 
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; rogation of Mar Zaya (very
rarely observed) 


Epiphany ["The Shining Forth"] Jan. 6^{th} 
Num 24.2end; Isa 4.26; 11.16, .911; ch 12 
Tit 2.113.8; Mt 3 
Friday. Mar Yukhánan (John) the Baptist 
Isa 35.3end; 40.19 
Ac 13.1334; Eph 2.19end of 3; Mk 6.1430 
First Sunday of the Epiphany 
Ex 3.116; Isa 44.2145.5 
2Tim 3.116; Lk 4.1431 
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Rogation of the Virgins. 


Friday. PatrusPolus (St. Peter and St. Paul) 
2Ki 4.838 
Ac 9.3243; 14.816; 20.713; 2Cor 10.18; 11.21end; Mt 16.1320; Jn 21.1525 
Second Sunday of the Epiphany 
Num 10.2911.11; Isa 45.1118 
Heb 3.114; Jn 1.129 
Friday. The four Evangelists. [Also, "the memorial of
the one hundred and fifty Bishops who excommunicated Macedonius"*] 
1Ki 18.3040 
Ac 5.1233; 2Cor 1.815; Mt 10.116 
Third Sunday of the Epiphany 
Num 11.1121; Isa 45.1846.5 
Heb 3.144.11; Jn 1.2943 
Friday. Mar Istapánus (St. Stephen) 
1Ki 21.122 
Ac 6.87.2; 7.518.3; 2Cor 3.18end of 4; Mt 11.20end; 23.29end 
Fourth Sunday of the Epiphany 
Num 11.23end of 12; Isa 46.5end 
Heb 7.18end; Jn 1.432.12 
Friday. The Greek Doctors 
1Sam 22.618 
Ac 21.2735; 22.3023.17; 2Tim 2.820; 4.19, .1419; Mt 4.235.20 
Fifth Sunday of the Epiphany 
Dt 18.9end; Isa 48.1221 
Heb 6.97.4; Jn 3.122 
Monday of the Rogations of the Ninevites 
Isa 63.17end of 64; Am 5.316; Hab 3 
1Tim 2.13.11; Mt 5.1738 
Tuesday of the Rogation of the Ninevites 
Isa 59.119; Lam 5 
Rom 12; Mt 5.1738 
Wednesday of the Rogation of the Ninevites 
Gen 18.20end; Isa 63.717 
Col 3.14.2; Mt 6.119 
Thursday of the Rogation of the Ninevites 
Isa 65.1666.3; Jer 17.2127 
Col 3.118; Jn 16.23end 
Friday. The Syrian Doctors. [Also, Memorial of Mar
Saurishu of Bith Garmai] 
2Ki 13.1422 
Ac 12.2513.13; Heb 13.110, .1622; Mt 16.2417.10 
Sixth Sunday of the Epiphany 
Dt 24.9end; Isa 63.717 
Heb 8.19.11; Jn 3.224.4 
Friday. Mar Awa, Catholicos, or "One Person"
(the Patron Saint) 
Isa 41.817 
Ac 18.1919.21; 2Cor 10.4end; Mt 24.4525.24 
Seventh Sunday of Epiphany 
Dt 14.215.5; Isa 42.510, .1418 
1Tim 6.9end; Mt 7.288.14 
Friday. The forty Martyrs [of Sebaste] who were frozen to
death 
As on Confessors' day (below) 

Eighth Sunday of the Epiphany. [Also, Memorial of all the
Eastern (Syrian) Catholici] 
Ex 15.2226; 16.48, .911; Isa 44.2345.8; 45.1725; 46.13 
Eph 1.152.8; Mk 1.112 
Friday of the Departed 
Ezk 37.115; Sir 44.123 
1Cor 15.3457; Jn 5.1930 
Sunday before [lit. entering] the Great Fast 
Ex 34.18, .27end; Isa 58.113, .14 
Eph 4.175.5, .1522; Mt 3.164.12 
First Monday of the Fast. This and the two following days
are the Rogation of the Angle Gauriel (Gabriel). 
Gen 1.120; Josh 1.112 
Rom 1.126; Mt 5.1738 
First Tuesday of the Fast 
Gen 1.202.8; Josh 1.122.12 
Rom 1.262.6; Mt 5.38end 
First Wednesday of the Fast 
Gen 2.8end; Josh 2.8end 
Rom 2.628; Mt 6.119 
First Thursday of the Fast 
Gen 3.120; Josh 3.114 
Rom 2.283.27; Mt 6.19end 
First Friday of the Fast 
Gen 3.20end; Josh 3.144.10 
Rom 3.27end of 4; Mt 7.115 
Second Sunday of the Fast 
Gen 5.1832; Josh 4.15end 
Rom 5; Mt 7.1528 
Second Friday of the Fast 
Gen 5.32end of 6; Josh 5.113 
Rom 7.114; Mk 11.2712.12 
Third Sunday of the Fast 
Gen 7; Josh 5.136.6 
Rom 7.14end; Mt 20.1729 
Third Friday of the Fast 
Gen 9.8end; Josh 6.6end 
Rom 7.258.12; Mk 12.1335 
Fourth Sunday of the Fast 
Gen 11; Josh 7.1016 
Rom 8.1228; Mt 21.23end 
Middle (Fourth) Monday of the Fast 
Gen 12.110; Josh 7.16end 
Rom 9.114; Jn 5.119 
Middle Tuesday of the Fast 
Gen 12.1013.8; Josh 8.118 
Rom 9.1430; Jn 5.19end 
Middle Wednesday of the Fast, or the Division of the Fast 
Gen 13.8end; Josh 8.1830 
Rom 9.3010.18; Jn 6.5170 
Middle Thursday of the Fast 
Gen 14.118; Josh 8.30end 
Rom 10.1711.13; Jn 7.114 
Middle Friday of the Fast 
Gen 14.1815.16; Josh 9.115 
Rom 11.25end; Jn 7.1437 
Fifth Sunday of the Fast 
Gen 16 and 17; Josh 9.15end 
Rom 12; Jn 7.378.21 
Fifth Friday of the Fast 
Gen 18.120; Josh 14.6end 
Rom 13; Jn 8.31end 
Sixth Sunday of the Fast 
Gen 19.127; Josh 21.4322.10 
Rom 14.10end; Jn 9.3910.22 
Sixth Friday of the Fast 
Gen 19.27end; Josh 22.1021 
Rom 15.114; Jn 11.145 
Feast (or Sunday) of Hosannas 
Gen 49.113, .2227; Zech 3.74.7, .11end; 7.911; 8.46, .12, .1620; 9.913 
Rom 11.1325; Mt 20.2921.23 
Last (Seventh) Monday of the Fast 
Gen 37.123; Josh 22.2130 
Heb 1 and 2; Jn 11.4712.12 
Last Tuesday of the Fast 
Gen 37.23end; Josh 22.3023.2 
Heb 4.146.9; Jn 12.1244 
Last Wednesday of the Fast 
Gen 39.7end of 40; Josh 23 
Heb 9.11end; Jn 13.118 
The Passover 
Ex 12.121; Zech 9.913; 11.46, .1214; 12.9end; 13.7end 
1Cor 5.79; 10.1518; 11.23end; Mt 26.1725; Jn 13.2228; Mt 26.25; Jn 13.316; Mt 26.2631 
Friday of the Passion 
Isa 52.13end of 53; Dan 9.21end 
Gal 2.173.15; Mt 27.133; Lk 23.2731; Mt 27.3344; Lk 23.3944; Mt 27.4555; Jn 19.3138; Mt 27.5762 
Baptism 

1Cor 10.114; Jn 2.233.9 
The Great Sabbath. or Saturday of Light 
Gen 22.120; Jonah 1 and 2 
1Cor 1.18end; Mt 27.62end 
Feast of the Resurrection. Evening 

1Cor 15.2029; Mt 28 
" " : Morning 

Lk 24.113 
" " : Liturgy 
Isa 60.18; 1Sam 2.111 
Rom 5.20end of 6; Heb 13.20end; Jn 20.119 
Monday of the Week of Weeks 
Isa 60.9end 
Ac 2.1437; Eph 6.10end; Jn 14.1815.15 
Tuesday of the Week of Weeks 
Isa 61.110 
Ac 2.37end; 1Cor 15.120; Lk 24.1336 
Wednesday of the Week of Weeks 
Isa 61.1062.6 
Ac 4.2332; Eph 4.117; Jn 15.126 
Thursday of the Week of Weeks 
Isa 54.116 
Ac 6.18; Col 2.83.4; Mt 10.116 
Friday of the Week of Weeks. The Confessors. 
Song of the Three Children .235 
Ac 6.88.3; Heb 11.311, .3212.3; Mt 10.1634 
New Sunday 
Isa 55.4end 
Ac 4.325.6; Col 1.121; Jn 20.19end 
Mar Giwargis (George), April 24^{th} 
Dan 6.6end 
Ac 12.125; Php 1.1227; Mt 10.37end; 19.27end 
Saturday. Mar Khanánya (Ananias) "of the wolves" 


Third Sunday of the Resurrection 
Isa 56.18 
Ac 5.34end; Eph 1.115; Jn 14.115 
Monday. Rabban Humizd of Shiraz. 
As on Mar Awa's Day 

Friday. Sons of Shmuni (Salamone) 
As on the Confessors' Day 

Fourth Sunday of the Resurrection 
Isa 49.1324 
Ac 8.1426; Eph 1.152.2; Jn 16.16end 
Fifth Sunday of the Resurrection 
Isa 49.714 
Ac 9.120; Heb 10.1937; Jn 21.115 
Sixth Sunday of the Resurrection 
Isa 51.912; 52.713 
Ac 10.117; Eph 2.4end; Jn 17 
Ascension Day 
2Ki 2.116 
Ac 1.115; 1Tim 1.18end of 2; 3.14end; Lk 24.36end 
Sunday after the Ascension 
Isa 6 
Ac 1.15end; Php 1.272.12; Mk 16.2end 
Pentecost, the first day of the Shawu'a of the Apostles 
Ex 19.110; 20.1822 
Ac 2.122; 1Cor 12.128; Jn 14.1518, .2527; 15.2616.16 
"Order of Worship" 

Jn 4.431 
Wednesday. Memorial of the first Eucharist* 


Friday of Gold 
Isa 35.3end 
Ac ch 3; 1Cor 12.28end of 13; Lk 7.123 
Second Sunday of the Apostles 
Joel 2.1527 
Ac 4.523; 1Cor 5.66.12; Lk 7.31end 
Third Sunday of the Apostles 
Dt 1.318; Isa 1.111 
1Cor 7.18; Lk 10.23end 
Fourth Sunday of the Apostles 
Dt 1.1634; Isa 1.1121 
1Cor 9.13end; Lk 6.1247 
Fifth Sunday of the Apostles 
Dt 1.332.2; Isa 1.21end 
1Cor 14.120; Lk 12.1635 
Sixth Sunday of the Apostles 
Dt 4.110; Isa 2.122 
1Cor 10.1433; Lk 12.5713.18 
Seventh Sunday of the Apostles 
Dt 4.1024; Isa 5.826 
1Cor 15.58end of 16; Lk 13.22end 
Wednesday. The Seventy Apostles.* 


Friday. The Seventy Apostles. 
Isa 41.821 
Ac 13.1324; 14.2024; Rom 8.289.6; Mt 10.3711.15 
Sunday of the Twelve Apostles, or Nusardéil 
1Ki 18.3040 
Ac 5.1233; 2Cor 1.815; Lk 14.115 
Friday. Mar Sargis (Sergius), and Mar Yaqu (James) of Suwa 


Second Sunday of Summer 
Dt 4.341; Isa 3.16end of 4 
2Cor 3.4end; Lk 15.4end 
Friday. Mar Mari, disciple of Mar Addai 


Third Sunday of Summer 
Dt 5.117; Isa 5.18 
2Cor 7.112; Jn 9.139 
Fourth Sunday of Summer 
Dt 5.166.4; Isa 9.8end 
2Cor 10; Mk 7.124 
Mar Tuma, July 3 
Isa 55.457.12, or as Mar Awa 
Eph 3, or as Mar Awa; Jn 20.19end 
Transfiguration [lit. Revelation], August 6 
Isa 6 
Ac 1.15end; 1Tim 1.18end of 2; 3.14end; Mt 16.2417.10 
Fifth Sunday of Summer 
Lv 22.2623.23; Isa 28.1423 
2Cor 12.14end of 13; Lk 16.1917.11 
Sixth Sunday of Summer 
Lv 19.115; Isa 29.13end 
1Th 2.113; Lk 17.520 
Friday. Mar Shimun Bar Sabai, [Ninth] Catholicos and
Martyr, A.D. 314330 or 326344 
Isa 41.817 
Ac 18.1919.21; 2Cor 10.4end; Jn 15.126 
Seventh Sunday of Summer 
Lv 19.15end; 20.915; Isa 30.116 
1Th 2.1420; Lk 18.215 
First Sunday of Eliya (Elijah) 
Dt 6.207.7; Isa 31.4end 
2Th 1; Lk 18.3519.11 
Second Sunday of Eliya 
Dt 7.712; Isa 30.1527 
2Th 2.15end of 3; Mt 13.19 
Third Sunday of Eliya 
Dt 7.12end; Isa 32.133.7 
Php 1.1226; Mt 13.2444 
Friday. Eliya the Tishbite, and Mar Ishuyaw (Jesusdedit) 


Feast of the Cross, September 13 
Isa 52.13end of 53 
Ac 2.1437; 1Cor 1.18end; Lk 24.1336 
Fourth Sunday of Eliya, First of the Cross 
Dt 8.11end; Isa 33.13end 
Php 1.272.12; Mt 4.125.17 
Fifth Sunday of Eliya, Second of the Cross 
Dt 9.19; Isa 25.19 
Php 3.115; Mt 17.14end 
Sixth Sunday of Eliya, Third of the Cross 
Dt 9.1323; Isa 25.926.20 
Php 4.4end; Mt 15.2139 
Seventh Sunday of Eliya, Fourth of the Cross 
Dt 10.12end; Isa 28.2329.13 
1Cor 14.26end; Mt 18.119 
First Sunday of Mar Mushi (Moses) 
Dt 11.113; Isa 40.118 
2Cor 1.232.17; Mt 20.117 
Second Sunday of Mar Mushi 
Dt 11.2612.2; Isa 40.1841.8 
Gal 5.16end; Mt 12.46end 
Third Sunday of Mar Mushi 
Dt 12.129; Isa 41.821 
Gal 6; Jn 5.119 
Fourth Sunday of Mar Mushi 
Dt 12.2914.3; Isa 41.2142.5 
1Tim 5.117; Mt 8.239.10 
First Sunday of the Hallowing of the Church, or Ma'alta 
Ex 40; Isa 6 
1Cor 12.28end of 13; Mt 16.1320; 21.1214 
Second Sunday of the hallowing of the Church. [Also Mar
Yukhánan the Arab] 
Ex 39.32end; 1Ki 8.1030 
Heb 8.19.6; Mt 12.114 
Third Sunday of the Hallowing of the Church 
Num 7.111; Isa 54.116 
Heb 9.616; Jn 2.1223 
Friday. Mar Augin 


Fourth Sunday of the Hallowing of the Church 
1Ki 6.120; Ezk 42.18 
Heb 9.16end; Mt 22.4123.13 




























































































































































































































































































































































































