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East Syrian Lectionary of the Church of the Forty Martyrs

See also the Monastery of Azizael lectionary, and the chart comparing this one with the Azizael 
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