November 2017 – Seasons of Elijah-Cross-Moses and Dedication of the Church

05 November
First Sunday of Dedication of the Church
Ex 40:17-29,34-38 (40:17-38) The glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle.
Is 6:1-8 ( 6:1-13) The hem of His robe filled the temple. 1Cor 13:1-13 (12: 27- 13:13) Love is the greatest gift.
Mt 16:13-19 I will build my church on this rock.

12 November
Second Sunday of Dedication of the Church
Next Sunday is World Day of Communication (Special Collection)
Ex 40:1-16 (39:32-40:16) The Tabernacle and its equipments are sanctified.
1Kgs 8:22-29 (8:10-29) Solomon’s prayer before the altar.
Heb 8:1-6 (8:1-9:10) We have a high priest seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty.
Mt 12:1-13 (12:1-21) The Son of Man is Lord of the sabbath.

19 November
Fourth Sunday of Dedication of the Church
Feast of the Christ the King
1Kgs 6:11-19 (6:1-19) I will dwell among the children of Israel. Ezek 43:1-7 (43:1-7+44:1-5) The glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east.
Heb 9:16-28 Christ entered heaven to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
Mt 22:41-46 (22:41-23:22) Christ who sits at the right hand side of God.

26 November
Fourth Sunday of Dedication of the Church
Feast of the Christ the King
1Kgs 6:11-19 (6:1-19) I will dwell among the children of Israel.
Ezek 43:1-7 (43:1-7+44:1-5) The glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east.
Heb 9:16-28 Christ entered heaven to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
Mt 22:41-46 (22:41-23:22) Christ who sits at the right hand side of God.

December 2017 – Seasons of Dedication of the Church and Annunciation–Nativity

03 December
First Sunday of Annunciation
Gen17:15 – 22 (17:1-27) I will bless Sarah and I will give you a son by her.
Is 43:1-7,10-11 (42:18-43:13) O Israel I have redeemed you.
Eph 5:21-6:4 (5: 21 – 6:9) The Christian household.
Lk 1:5-25 (1:1-25) The birth of John the Baptist foretold

10 December
Second Sunday of Annunciation
Num 22:20-35 (22:20-23:2) Balaam gets instructions.
Is 43:25-44:5 (43:14-44:5) God’s blessing on Israel.
Col 4:2-6 (4:2-18) Utilize the time fully.
Lk 1:26-38 (1:26-56) Announcement about the birth of Christ.

17 December
Third Sunday of Annunciation
Gen 18:1-10 (18:1-19) A son is promised to Abraham.
Judg 13:2-7,24 (13:2-24) The birth of Samson.
Eph 3:1-13 (3:1-21) Paul, the apostle of gentiles.
Lk 1:57-66 (1:57-80) Birth of John the Baptist.

24 December
Fourth Sunday of Annunciation
Gen 24:50-67 Isaac receives Rebekah.
1 Sam 1:1-18 (1:1-28) Samuel’s birth and dedication.
Eph 5:5-21 Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.
Mt 1:18-24 God’s intervention in birth of Jesus.

31 December
First Sunday of Nativity
Gen 21:9-21 (21:1-21) God protects the son of the slave woman.
1 Sam 1:21-28 (1:19-28) Samuel is given to the Lord.
Gal 4:21-5:1 Christ has set us free.
Mt 2:1-12 (2:1-23) Visit of the magi.
Feast of Holy Family
Gen 1:26-28 He created them male and female.
Sir 3:1-9 The duties of the parents.
Col 3:18-21 The family life in Christ.
Mt 2:13-14,19-23 The flight to Egypt.
End of the Year
1Tim 6:6-12 We do not have lasting cities here
Lk 13:6-9 Let us bear fruit