June 13, 2007

THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST in the Gospels of the Liturgical Year

READING THE LIFE OF CHRIST LITURGICALLY


The “Liturgy of the Eucharistic Covenant”— the Mass— guides us in reading the Gospels. I have compiled the following reading “program” from the Gospel passages that the liturgical year uses.


ANNUNCIATION
Luke 1:26-38
NATIVITY
Matthew 1:1-25
Luke 2:1-20
John 1:1-18
EPIPHANY (“supershow”)— Who Is This?
Epiphany to the Pagans
Matthew 2:1-12
Epiphany of the Trinity: the Baptism of the Lord
Matthew 3:13-17
Mark 1:7-11
Luke 3:15-16,21-22
Epiphany at a Wedding Feast
John 2:1-12
Other Epiphanies— Weekdays between Epiphany and Baptism of the Lord
Matthew 4:12-17
Mark 6:34-44
Mark 6:45-52
Luke 4:14-22
Luke 5:12-16
John 3:22-30
PRESENTATION
Luke 2:22-40
SON AND BELOVED OF THE FATHER— DRIVEN BY THE HOLY SPIRIT— DRIVING OFF THE EVIL SPIRIT— First Sunday of Lent
Matthew 4:1-11
Mark 1:12-15
Luke 4:1-13

THE CHRIST, “THE ANOINTED ONE”— The Chrism Mass (I include here all three readings of that Mass, since they all shed light on the anointing of Jesus.)
Isaiah 61:1-3,6,8-9
Revelation 1:5-8
Luke 4:16-21
TRANSFIGURATION
Matthew 17:1-9
Mark 9:2-10
Luke 9:28-36
PALM SUNDAY
Matthew 21:1-11
Mark 11:1-10
John 12:12-16
Luke 19:28-40
BODY AND BLOOD, HOLY THURSDAY
John 6:51-58
Mark 14:12-16,22-26
Luke 9:11-17
John 13:1-15
SUFFERING AND DEATH
Matthew 26:14 to 27:66
Mark 14:1 to 15:47
Luke 22:14 to 23:56
John 18:1 to 19:42
TRIUMPH OF THE CROSS
John 3:13-17
RESURRECTION
Matthew 28:1-10
Mark 16:1-8
Luke 24:1-48
John 20:1-9
John 20:19-31
John 21:1-19
ASCENSION
Matthew 28:16-20
Mark 16:15-20
Luke 24:46-53
CHRIST GIVES THE SPIRIT
John 7:37-39
John 20:19-23
CHRIST THE UNIVERSAL KING AND JUDGE
Matthew 25:31-46
John 18:33-37
Luke 23:35-43


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