Lectionary for November 2020

Theme for November: “As newborn babies, long for the pure milk of the Word, that you may grow thereby.” (1 Peter 2:2)

November 1 (All Saints*) : 2 Kings 14; 2 Timothy 4; Hosea 7; Psalm 120-122
November 2: 2 Kings 15; Titus 1; Hosea 8; Psalm 123-125
November 3 (Ss. James the Righteous** and Matthias***) : 2 Kings 16; Titus 2; Hosea 9; Psalm 126-128
November 4 (Holy Memorial Day****): 2 Kings 17; Titus 3; Hosea 10; Psalm 129-131
November 5 (St. James the Righteous**) : 2 Kings 18; Philemon 1; Hosea 11; Psalm 132-134
November 6: 2 Kings 19; Hebrews 1; Hosea 12; Psalm 135-136
November 7 (Shabbat) : 2 Kings 20; Hebrews 2; Hosea 13; Psalm 137-138; Genesis 18:1-22:24; 2 Kings 4:1-23
November 8: 2 Kings 21; Hebrews 3; Hosea 14; Psalm 139
November 9: 2 Kings 22; Hebrews 4; Joel 1; Psalm 140-141
November 10: 2 Kings 23; Hebrews 5; Joel 2; Psalm 142
November 11 (Holy Memorial Day****): 2 Kings 24; Hebrews 6; Joel 3; Psalm 143
November 12: 2 Kings 25; Hebrews 7; Amos 1; Psalm 144
November 13: 1 Chronicles 1-2; Hebrews 8; Amos 2; Psalm 145
November 14 (Shabbat) : 1 Chronicles 3-4; Hebrews 9; Amos 3; Psalm 146-147; Genesis 23:1-25:18; 2 Kings 1:1-31
November 15: 1 Chronicles 5-6; Hebrews 10; Amos 4; Psalm 148-150
November 16: 1 Chronicles 7-8; Hebrews 11; Amos 5; Luke 1:1-38
November 17: 1 Chronicles 9-10; Hebrews 12; Amos 6; Luke 1:39-80
November 18 (Holy Memorial Day****) : 1 Chronicles 11-12; Hebrews 13; Amos 7; Luke 2
November 19: 1 Chronicles 13-14; James 1; Amos 8; Luke 3
November 20: 1 Chronicles 15; James 2; Amos 9; Luke 4
November 21 (Shabbat) : 1 Chronicles 16; James 3; Obadiah 1; Luke 5; Genesis 25:19-28:9; Malachi 1:1-2:7
November 22: 1 Chronicles 17; James 4; Jonah 1; Luke 6
November 23: 1 Chronicles 18; James 5; Jonah 2; Luke 7
November 24: 1 Chronicles 19-20; 1 Peter 1; Jonah 3; Luke 8
November 25 (Holy Memorial Day****): 1 Chronicles 21; 1 Peter 2; Jonah 4; Luke 9
November 26: 1 Chronicles 22; 1 Peter 3; Micah 1; Luke 10
November 27: 1 Chronicles 23; 1 Peter 4; Micah 2; Luke 11
November 28 (Shabbat) : 1 Chronicles 24-25; 1 Peter 5; Micah 3; Luke 12; Genesis 28:10-32:3; Hosea 11:7-12:12
November 29: 1 Chronicles 26-27; 2 Peter 1; Micah 4; Luke 13
November 30: 1 Chronicles 28; 2 Peter 2; Micah 5; Luke 14


* Commemoration of All Saints
O Almighty God, who hast knit together thine Elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Messiah our Lord; grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and righteous living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou hast prepared for those who unfeignedly love thee; through the same thy Son Yeshua Messiah our Lord. Amen.

** Commemoration of St. James the Righteous
Heavenly Father, Yahweh, who called they servant James the Righteous into the headship of the earthly Church, under the mantle of Thine only Begotten Son Yeshua Messiah, help us, O Lord, to preserve and live by the words of the Teacher of Righteousness; through Yeshua Messiah our Lord. Amen.

*** Commemoration of St. Matthias
O Almighty God, who into the place of the traitor Judas didst choose thy faithful servant Matthias to be of the number of the twelve Apostles; Grant that thy Church, being always preserved from false apostles, may be ordered and guided by faithful and true pastors; through Yeshua Messiah our Lord. Amen.

**** Holy Memorial Day
(On this evening we light a single candle for the departed and recite the following prayer)
O loving Creator, we ask that Thou keepest our dearly departed in the shelter of Thy hands. Please bring them closer to Thy Light so they may rise ever higher in Thy presence. Through Thy Son our Lord Yeshua Messiah. Amen.


Divine Liturgy
There are no High Holy Days in this month’s lectionary. Thus, the celebration of the Divine Liturgy is taken from the Didache, chapters 9 and 10. (Download the liturgy here.) In most cases, Qurbana/Mass may be celebrated on any day, but should be celebrated at least once per week, preferably on Saturday or Sunday. Priests are responsible for celebrating Mass daily, even if in a private situation. In the latter case, the Didache may be used instead of the Liturgy of St. James.