Church Life – May 10 – 16, 2020

Sunday, May 10: Numbers 19; Psalm 56-57; Isaiah 8:1-9:7; James 2

Monday, May 11: Numbers 20; Psalm 58-59; Isaiah 9:8-10:4; James 3

Tuesday, May 12: Numbers 21; Psalm 60-61; Isaiah 10:5-34; James 4

Wednesday, May 13: Numbers 22; Psalm 62-63; Isaiah 11-12; James 5; Didache 7 (Dairy Fast)

Thursday, May 14: Numbers 23; Psalm 64-65; Isaiah 13; 1 Peter 1

Friday, May 15: Numbers 24; Psalm 66-67; Isaiah 14; 1 Peter 2 (Meat Fast)

Saturday, May 16: Numbers 25; Psalm 68; Isaiah 15; 1 Peter 3

Sabbath Readings (in addition to the above)

For Sabbath readings, visit this page.


A Prayer
Heavenly Father, raise up, we pray thee, in this and every land, heralds and evangelists of thy kingdom, that thy Church may make known the unsearchable riches of Christ, and may increase divine knowledge with the blessing of Jehovah; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.



Sabbath. Sabbath begins at sundown on Friday and concludes after sundown on Saturday. In addition to the regular readings listed here, on the Sabbath we read traditional texts from the Pentateuch and Prophets. These additional readings are listed under “Sabbath Readings.”

Didache. We read from the Didache on a weekly basis in addition to the the regular daily readings. These are listed under “Weekly Didache Readings.” The Didache is read in sixteen weeks (one chapter per week) beginning in January. Once all sixteen chapters are completed, the cycle begins again.

Dairy Fast. No dairy (milk, creams, cheese, dairy based sauces) on Wednesdays; meat is allowed.

Meat Fast. No meat on Fridays; fish is permitted.

Canon. For more information about the Canon of the Ancient Orthodox Church of Jerusalem, visit this page.