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This page is under construction.  We hope to complete it during June and July 2020.  In addition to information about each Sunday in the liturgical year it will include links to the text of the eleven Matins Gospels and information about the eight tones.  

On the First Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 8.  The First Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is Hebrews 11:33-12:2 (§330, So great a cloud of witnesses) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38, 19:27-30 (§38, Confessing and rejecting Christ).  On this day the Orthodox Church commemorates All Saints.  In the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia, this day is the Day of Youth.

On the Second Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 1.  The Second Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is Romans 2:10-16 (§81, God’s judgement is fair) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 4:18-23 (§9, The call of the first four disciples).  On this day the Russian Orthodox Church commemorates All Saints who have shone forth in the Russian Land.

On the Third Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 2.  The Third Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is Romans 5:1-10 (§88, Peace with God) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 6:22-33 (§18, God and possessions).  On this day in the Russian Orthodox Church there are celebrations of all the saints of particular regions: Novgorod, Pskov, Saint Petersburg, and Vologda.  It is also the day of commemoration of All Saints of Belorussia, All Saints of the British Isles, and All Saints of North America.

On the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 3.  The Fourth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is Romans 6:18-23 (§93, Servants of righteousness) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 8:5-13 (§25, The centurion’s servant healed).

On the Fifth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 4.  The Fifth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is Romans 10:1-10 (§103, Being acceptable to God by faith) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 8:28-9:1 (§28, The Gadarene demoniacs).

On the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 5.  The Sixth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is Romans 12:6-14 (§110, Rules for Christian living) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 9:1-8 (§29, Jesus heals a crippled man).

On the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 6.  The Seventh Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is Romans 15:1-7 (§116, Loving each other) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 9:27-35 (§33, Two blind men and a man who could not talk).

On the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 7.  The Eighth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 (§124, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 14:14-22 (§58, Jesus feeds the five thousand).

On the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 8.  The Ninth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 1 Corinthians 3:9-17 (§128, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 14:22-34 (§59, Jesus walks on water).

On the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 1.  The Tenth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 1 Corinthians 4:9-16 (§38, 131) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 17:14-23 (§72, Jesus heals a boy with a demon and speaks again about His own death).

On the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 2.  The Eleventh Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 1 Corinthians 9:2-12 (§141, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 18:23-35 (§77, The parable of the unforgiving servant).

On the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 3.  The First Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 (§158, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 19:16-26 (§79, The rich young man).

On the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 4.  The Second Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 1 Corinthians 16:13-24 (§166, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 21:33-42 (§87, The parable of the tenants in the vineyard).

On the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 5.  The Third Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 2 Corinthians 1:21-2:4 (§170, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 22:1-14 (§89, The parable of the wedding feast).

On the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 6.  The Fourth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 2 Corinthians 4:6-15 (§176, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Matthew 22:35-46 (§92, The Great Commandment, the question about the Messiah).

On the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 7.  The Fifth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 2 Corinthians 6:1-10 (§181, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Luke 5:1-11.

On the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 8.  The Sixth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 2 Corinthians 6:16-7:1 (§182 from the half, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Luke 6:31-36.

On the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 1.  The Seventh Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 (§188, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Luke 7:11-16.

On the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 2.  The Eighth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is 2 Corinthians 11:31-12:9 (§194, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Luke 8:5-15.

On the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost the services are sung in Tone 3.  The Ninth Matins Gospel is read.  At Divine Liturgy the reading from the Apostol is Galatians 1:11-19 (§200, xxx) and the reading from the Gospel is Luke 16:19-31.

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