Epistle Reading Resources

As a reader (ordained or otherwise) your primary job is to read the epistle (Apostol) at the Sunday liturgy. Here are some resources to help with that.

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If you’re simply looking for the prokimena, epistles, and alleluia verses for a particular day, you can find them on the site of St. Jonah Orthodox Church, North Houston, TX. Direct link here.

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Orthodox Calendar website, from Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church is an online resource that lists the Scripture readings, tone, feasts, and other liturgical information for any given day. The beauty of this resource is that it is “precompiled”, meaning you don’t have to worry about which festal readings take precedence over others or how the Typicon says to handle it when the feast of the Circumcision falls on the Sunday after Nativity and the Sunday before Theophany. That has (mostly) been taken into account. As the source implies, this calendar is based on the Slavic lectionary with Old Calendar dates.

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Orthodox Calendar Android app: This is a handy app with the same information, and in the same format as the Orthodox Calendar website.

Orthodox Calendar iPhone app: Same info as above on the iOS platform. (Sorry, I don’t have the link because I don’t have an iTunes account.)

An Explanation of the Lectionary: Taken from the website of St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church in McKinney, Texas, this boils down the salient points of the Gospel and Apostolos (epistle) lectionaries.

The Orthodox Study Bible contains a table with the lectionary in the back. Also, individual pericopes are annotated to show where they are read in the Church year.

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Orthodox Minor Clergy and Servers United is a Facebook group where you can connect with other readers and get your questions answered.

The Lector’s Guide to Biblical Pronunciations, Updated is a little book, geared toward Roman Catholic usage, but it contains a handy, 40-page, alphabetical pronunciation guide for names and terms found in the lectionary.

What resources have you found helpful? Leave a comment below.

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