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Daily Lections in Manuscript One

A lectionary is a cycle of Gospel readings in the order they are read according to the liturgical calendar, starting with Easter and ending with Holy Week. The first section, the Synaxarion, compiles all of the moveable feasts that depend on the date of Easter. The second section, the Menologion, compiles fixed feasts such as the Nativity and Saints’ days, starting in September, and ending in August.   

Dumbarton Oaks Manuscript One, apart from ten gaps of one or two folios each, contains the full Synaxarion and the Menologion up to October 10. The table below lists the liturgical dates, their location by folio number, and the appointed Gospel reading. Where texts are missing or incomplete because of missing folios, the usual full reading is given in square brackets, and the interruption point noted. Where texts are cross-referenced, rather than written out, the referenced reading is given in parentheses. More information on the daily lections can be found in C. R. Gregory, Textkritik des Neuen Testamentes (Leipzig: J. C. Hinrich, 1900), 1:327–86.

 

Synaxarion

Easter: Readings from John

Liturgical DateFolio NumberCross-ReferenceLectionNotes

Holy and Great Easter Sunday                                                                    

1r

 

John 1:1-17

 

Monday of Easter Week

2r

 

John 1:18-28

 

Tuesday of Easter Week

2v

 

Luke 24:12-35

 

Wednesday of Easter Week

4v

 

John 1:35-51

 

Thursday of Easter Week

5v

 

John 3:1-15

 

Friday of Easter Week

6v

 

John 2:12-16[22]

Interrupted

Saturday of Easter Week

 

 

John 3:[19]31-33

In progress; beginning on missing folio?

Sunday after Easter

7r

 

John 20:19-31

 

Monday of Second Week of Easter

8r

 

John 2:1-11

 

Tuesday of Second Week of Easter

8v

 

John 3:16-21

 

Wednesday of Second Week of Easter

9r

 

John 5:17-24

 

Thursday of Second Week of Easter

9v

 

John 5: 24-31

 

Friday of Second Week of Easter

10r

 

John 5:30-6:2

 

Saturday of Second Week of Easter

11v

 

John 6:14-27

 

Sunday of Third Week of Easter

12v

 

Mark 15:43-16:8

Labeled as “John”

Monday of Third Week of Easter

13v

 

John 4:46-54

 

Tuesday of Third Week of Easter

14r

 

John 6:27-33

Labeled “Δ” (4th)

Wednesday of Third Week of Easter

14v

 

John 6:35-39

 

Thursday of Third Week of Easter

15r

 

John 6:40-44

 

Friday of Third Week of Easter

15r

 

John 6:48-54

 

Saturday of Third Week of Easter

15v

 

John 15:17-16:2

 

Sunday of Fourth Week of Easter

16v

 

John 5:1-15

 

Monday of Fourth Week of Easter

17v

 

John 6:56-69

 

Tuesday of Fourth Week of Easter

18v

 

John 7:1-13

 

Wednesday of Fourth Week of Easter

19r

 

John 7:14-30

 

Thursday of Fourth Week of Easter

20r

 

John 8:12-20

 

Friday of Fourth Week of Easter

21r

 

John 8:21-30

 

Saturday of Fourth Week of Easter

21v

 

John 8:31-42

 

Sunday of Fifth Week of Easter

22r

 

John 4:5-42

 

Monday of Fifth Week of Easter

24v

 

John 8:42-51

 

Tuesday of Fifth Week of Easter

25v

 

John 8:51-59

 

Wednesday of Fifth Week of Easter

26r

 

John 6:5-14

 

Thursday of Fifth Week of Easter

26v

 

John 9:39-10:9

 

Friday of Fifth Week of Easter

27v

 

John 10:17–20[30]

Interrupted

[Saturday of Fifth Week of Easter]

 

 

[John 10:27–38]

Missing

Sunday of Sixth Week of Easter

28r

 

John 9:[1]14–38

In progress

Monday of Sixth Week of Easter

29v

 

John 11:47-54

 

Tuesday of Sixth Week of Easter

30r

 

John 12:19-36

 

Wednesday of Sixth Week of Easter

31r

 

John12:36-47

 

Matins for the Ascension

32r

 

Mark 16:9-20

 

Liturgy for the Ascension

32v

 

Luke 24:36-53

 

Friday of Sixth Week of Easter

33v

 

John 14:1-11

 

Saturday of Sixth Week of Easter

34v

 

John 14:10-21

 

Sunday of the Nicaean Fathers

35r

 

John 17:1-13

 

Monday before Pentecost

36r

 

John 14:27-15:7

 

Tuesday before Pentecost

36v

 

John 16:2-13

 

Wednesday before Pentecost

37v

 

John 16:15-23

 

Thursday before Pentecost

38r

 

John 16:23-33

 

Friday before Pentecost

39r

 

John 17:18-26

 

Saturday before Pentecost

39v

 

John 21:14-25

 

Holy and Great Pentecost Sunday: Matins

40v

Sunday after Easter                    

(John 20:19-2)

 

Holy and Great Pentecost Sunday: Liturgy

40v

 

John 7:37-52, 8:12

 

Pentecost: Readings from Matthew

Liturgical DateFolio NumberCross-ReferenceLectionNotes

Monday after Pentecost

41v

 

Matt. 18:10-20

 

Tuesday after Pentecost

42r

 

Matt. 4:25-5:12

 

Wednesday after Pentecost

42v

 

Matt. 5:20-30

 

Thursday after Pentecost

43v

 

Matt. 5:32-41

 

Friday after Pentecost

44r

 

Matt. 7:7-17

Interrupted

[Saturday after Pentecost]

 

 

 [Matt. 5:42–48]

Missing

Sunday after Pentecost

45r

 

Matt. 10:[32-]33, 37-38, 19:27-30

In progress

Second Saturday of Matthew

45v

 

Matt. 7:1-8

 

Second Sunday of Matthew

46r

 

Matt. 4:18-23

 

Third Saturday of Matthew

46v

 

Matt. 7:24-8:4

 

Third Sunday of Matthew

47r

 

Matt. 6:22-33

 

Fourth Saturday of Matthew

48r

 

Matt. 8:14-23

 

Fourth Sunday of Matthew

49r

 

Matt. 8:5-13

 

Fifth Saturday of Matthew

49v

 

Matt. 9:9-13

 

Fifth Sunday of Matthew

50r

 

Matt. 8:28-9:1

 

Sixth Saturday of Matthew

50v

 

Matt. 9:18-26

 

Sixth Sunday of Matthew

51r

 

Matt. 9:1-8

 

Seventh Saturday of Matthew

51v

 

Matt. 10:37-11:1

 

Seventh Sunday of Matthew

52r

 

Matt. 9:27-35

 

Eighth Saturday of Matthew

52v

 

Matt. 12:30-37

 

Eighth Sunday of Matthew

53r

 

Matt. 14:14-22

 

Ninth Saturday of Matthew

53v

 

Matt. 15:32-39

 

Ninth Sunday of Matthew

54r

 

Matt. 14:22-34

 

Tenth Saturday of Matthew

55r

 

Matt. 17:24-18:4

 

Tenth Sunday of Matthew

55v

 

Matt. 17:14-23

 

Eleventh Saturday of Matthew

56r

 

Matt. 19:3-12

 

Eleventh Sunday of Matthew

57r

 

Matt. 18:23-35

 

Twelfth Saturday of Matthew

58r

 

Matt. 20:29-34

 

Twelfth Sunday of Matthew

58r

 

Matt. 19:16-26

 

Thirteenth Saturday of Matthew

59r

 

Matt. 22:15-22

 

Thirteenth Sunday of Matthew

59v

 

Matt. 21:33-42

 

Fourteenth Saturday of Matthew

60r

 

Matt. 23:1-12

 

Fourteenth Sunday of Matthew

60v

 

Matt. 22:1-14

 

Fifteenth Saturday of Matthew

61v

 

Matt. 24:34-44

According to Gregory, Textkritik, 1:352, this is the expected reading for the Sixteenth Saturday of Pentecost.

Fifteenth Sunday of Matthew

62r

 

Matt. 25:14–30

According to Gregory, Textkritik, 1:352, this is the expected reading for the Sixteenth Sunday of Pentecost.

Sixteenth Saturday of Matthew

63v

 

Matt. 25:1-13

According to Gregory, Textkritik, 1:353, this is the expected reading for the Seventeenth Saturday of Pentecost.

Sixteenth Sunday of Matthew

64r

 

Matt. 15:21-28

According to Gregory, Textkritik, 1:353, this is the expected reading for the Seventeenth Sunday of Pentecost.

Pentecost: Readings from Luke

Liturgical DateFolio NumberCross-ReferenceLectionNotes

First Saturday of Luke

65r

 

Luke 4:31-36

 

First Sunday of Luke

65v

 

Luke 5:1-3[11]

Interrupted

Second Saturday of Luke

66r

 

Luke 5:[17]21-30

In progress

Second Sunday of Luke

66r

 

Luke 6:31-36

 

Third Saturday of Luke

66v

 

Luke 5:27-31

 

Third Sunday of Luke

67r

 

Luke 7:11-16

 

Fourth Saturday of Luke

67v

 

Luke 6:1-10

 

Fourth Sunday of Luke

68r

 

Luke 8:5-15

 

Fifth Saturday of Luke

69r

 

Luke 7:1-10

 

Fifth Sunday of Luke

69v

 

Luke 16:19-21[31]

Interrupted

[Sixth Saturday of Luke]

 

 

[Luke 8:16–21]

Missing

Sixth Sunday of Luke

70r

 

Luke 8:[27]35-39

In progress

Seventh Saturday of Luke

70r

 

Luke 9:1-6

 

Seventh Sunday of Luke

70v

 

Luke 8:41-56

 

Eighth Saturday of Luke

71v

 

Luke 9:37-43

 

Eighth Sunday of Luke

72r

 

Luke 10:25-37

 

Ninth Saturday of Luke

73r

 

Luke 9:57-62

 

Ninth Sunday of Luke

73v

 

Luke 12:16-21

 

Tenth Saturday of Luke

73v

 

Luke 10:19-21

 

Tenth Sunday of Luke

74r

 

Luke 13:10-17

 

Eleventh Saturday of Luke

74v

 

Luke 12:32-40

 

Eleventh Sunday of Luke

75r

 

Luke 14:16-24

 

Twelfth Saturday of Luke

76r

 

Luke 13:18-29

 

Twelfth Sunday of Luke

76v

 

Luke 17:12-19

 

Thirteenth Saturday of Luke

77r

 

Luke 14:1-11

 

Thirteenth Sunday of Luke

77v

 

Luke 18:18-27

 

Fourteenth Saturday of Luke

78v

 

Luke 16:10-15

 

Fourteenth Sunday of Luke

78v

 

Luke 18:35-43

 

Fifteenth Saturday of Luke

79r

 

Luke 17:3-10

 

Fifteenth Sunday of Luke

79v

 

Luke 19:1-10

 

Sixteenth Saturday of Luke

80v

 

Luke 18:2-7

 

Sunday of the Publican and the Pharisee

80v

 

Luke 18:10-14

 

Seventeenth Saturday of Luke

81r

 

Luke 20:45-21:4

 

Sunday of the Prodigal Son

81v

 

Luke 15:11-32

 

Judgment Saturday (Meatfare Saturday)

83r

 

Luke 21:8–9, 25-27, 33-36

 

Judgment Sunday (Meatfare Sunday)

83v

 

Matt. 25:31-46

 

Turofagos Saturday (Cheesefare Saturday)

84v

 

Matt. 6:1-13

 

Turofagos Sunday (Cheesefare Sunday)

85v

 

Matt. 6:14-21

Mislabeled “Luke”

First Week of the Lenten Vigil: Monday

86r

Meatfare Saturday

(Luke 21:8–9, 25-27, 33-36)

 

First Week of the Lenten Vigil: Tuesday

86r

Cheesefare Saturday

(Matt. 6:1-13)

 

First Week of the Lenten Vigil: Wednesday

86r

 

Mark 11:22-25, Matt. 7:7-8

Mislabeled “Matthew”

First Week of the Lenten Vigil: Thursday

86v

 

Matt. 7:7-11

 

First Week of the Lenten Vigil: Friday

86v

 

John 15:5-7

 

Lent: Readings from Mark

Liturgical DateFolio NumberCross-ReferenceLectionNotes

First Saturday of Lent (St. Theodore)

88r

 

Mark 2:23-3:5

 

First Sunday of Lent: Liturgy

89r

 

John 1:43-51

Mislabeled “Mark”

Second Saturday of Lent

89v

 

Mark 1:35-44

 

Second Sunday of Lent

90r

 

Mark 2:1-12

 

Third Saturday of Lent

90v

 

Mark 2:14-17

 

Third Sunday of Lent

91r

 

Mark 8:34-9:1

 

Fourth Saturday of Lent

91v

 

Mark 7:31-37

 

Fourth Sunday of Lent

92r

 

Mark 9:17-31

 

Fifth Saturday of Lent

93r

 

Mark 8:27-31

 

Fifth Sunday of Lent

93v

 

Mark 10:32-45

 

Sixth Saturday of Lent (Lazarus Saturday)

94v

 

John 11:1-9[45]

Interrupted

Holy Week

Liturgical Date and ServiceFolio NumberCross-ReferenceLectionNotes

Palm Sunday: Matins

95r

 

Matt. 21:1-11, 15-17

 

Palm Sunday: Liturgy

95v

 

John 12:1-18

 

Monday of Holy Week: Matins

97r

 

Matt. 21:18-46

 

Monday of Holy Week: Liturgy

99r

 

Matt. 24:3-35

 

Tuesday of Holy Week: Matins

100v

 

Luke 12:35-59

 

Tuesday of Holy Week: Liturgy

102v

 

Matt. 24:36-26:2

 

Wednesday of Holy Week: Matins

105r

 

Luke 7:36-49[50?]

Interrupted. Ending verse of  Luke 7:50 is based on cross-references in Menologion at 10, 11, and 16 September.

[Wednesday of Holy Week: Liturgy]

 

 

[Matt. 26:6–16]

Missing

[Thursday of Holy Week: Matins]

 

 

[Luke 22:1–39]

Missing

Thursday of Holy Week: Liturgy

106r

 

Matt. 26:[1]2-20; John 13:3-17; Matt. 26:21-39; Luke 22:43-45, Matt. 26:40–27.2

In progress

Holy Friday (Thursday Evening): The Twelve Passion Gospels

First Passion Gospel

111v

 

John 13:31-18:1

 

Second Passion Gospel

119v

 

John 18:1-28

 

Third Passion Gospel

121r

 

Matt. 26:57-75

 

Fourth Passion Gospel

122v

 

John 18:28-19:16

 

Fifth Passion Gospel

124v

 

Matt. 27:3-32

 

Sixth Passion Gospel

126v

 

Mark 15:16-32

 

Seventh Passion Gospel

127v

 

Matt. 27:33-54

 

Eighth Passion Gospel

129r

 

Luke 23:32-49

 

Ninth Passion Gospel

130v

 

John 19:25-37

 

Tenth Passion Gospel

131r

 

Mark 15:43-47

 

Eleventh Passion Gospel

131v

 

John 19:38-42

 

Twelfth Passion Gospel

132r

 

Matt. 27:62-66

 

Holy and Great Friday

132v

 

Matt. 27:1-61

 

Holy Saturday: Liturgy

135r

 

Matt. 28:1-20

 

Matins Resurrection Gospels

Gospel ReadingFolio NumberCross-ReferenceLectionNotes

First Gospel

136v

Holy Saturday Liturgy

(Matt. 28:16-20)

 

Second Gospel

136v

Third Sunday in Easter

(Mark 16:1-8)

 

Third Gospel

136v

 

Mark 16:9-20

 

Fourth Gospel

137r

 

Luke 24:1-12

 

Fifth Gospel

138r

First Tuesday of Easter

(Luke 24:12-35)

 

Sixth Gospel

138r

Ascension Liturgy

(Luke 24:36-53)

 

Seventh Gospel

138r

 

John 20:1-10

 

Eighth Gospel

138v

 

John 20:11-18

 

Ninth Gospel

139r

Sunday before Easter

(John 20:19-31)

 

Tenth Gospel

139r

 

John 21:1-14

 

Eleventh Gospel

140r

Pentecost Saturday

(John 21:15-25)

 

Menologion (1 September–10 October)

DateFeast Day/SaintFolio NumberCross-ReferenceReadingNotes

1 September               

 

 

 

Luke 1:[39]42-49, 56

In progress

2 September

Holy Martyr Mamas                                               

141r

Monday of Pentecost Week

(John 15:1-7 or 15:1-11)

Indicates reading should begin at middle of referenced lection

3 September

Holy Martyr Anthemios

141r

13 November

(John 10:9-14)

 

4 September

Holy Martyr Babylas and the Children

141r

 

Luke 10:19-21

 

5 September

Holy Prophet Zachariah

141v

 

Matt. 23:29-39

 

6 September

Archangel Michael

142v

8 November

(Mark 12:28-37)

 

7 September

Holy Martyr Sozon

142v

7 October

(Luke 21:12-19)

 

8 September

Birth of the Virgin; Matins

142v

1st of the Month: Matins

(Luke 1:39-49, 56)

 

8 September

Birth of the Virgin; Liturgy

142v

 

Luke 10:38-42, 11:27–28

 

9 September

Holy Joachim and Anna

143r

 

Luke 8:16-21

 

10 September

Holy Martyrs Nymphodora, Menadora, and Metrodora

143v

11th of the month (?)

(Luke 7:36-50?)

According to Gregory, Textkritik, 1:366, the reading would usually be Matt. 10:37-11:1; or Matt. 10:37–38, 19:27-30; or John 11:47-54.

11 September

St. Theodora

143v

Holy Wednesday: Matins

(Luke 7:36-50?)

According to Gregory, Textkritik, 1:366, the reading would usually be John 8:21–30 or Matt. 10:32–11.1.

12 September

St. Autonomos

143v

6 December

(Matt. 10:16-22)

 

 

Saturday before the Elevation

143v

Seventh Saturday in Matthew

(Matt.10:37-11:1)

 

 

Sunday before the Elevation

143v

 

John 3:13-17

 

14 September

Elevation of the Holy Cross

143v

 

John 19:6-35

 

 

Saturday after the Elevation

146r

Friday of the Median Week of Pentecost

 

 

 

Sunday after the Elevation

146r

Third Sunday of Lent

(Mark 8:34-9:1)

 

15 September

Holy Martyr Niketas

146r

Third Saturday after Easter

(John 17:1-13)

 

16 September

Holy Martyr Euphemia

146r

11th of the month

(Luke 7:36-50)

 

17 September

Holy Martyrs Sophia, Pistis, Elpis, and Agape

146r

Seventeenth Saturday in Matthew

(Matt. 15:21-28)

 

18 September

Blessed Sosanna

146r

Eighteenth Sunday in Matthew

 

 

19 September

Holy Martyr Trophimos

146r

All Saints Sunday

(Matt. 10:32–33, 37–38, 19:27-30)

 

20 September

Holy Marty Eustathios

146r

 

Luke 21:12-19

 

21 September

Apostle Quadratus

146v

 

Luke 10:16-21

 

22 September

Holy Marty Phokas

147r

Third Saturday after Easter

(John 15:17-16:1 or 2)

 

23 September

Conception of Saint John the Forerunner

147r

24 June

(Luke 1:1-25, 57-68, 76, 80)

 

24 September

Holy Martyr Thekla

147r

Seventeenth (listed as Seventh) Saturday of Matthew

(Matt. 25:1-13)

 

25 September

Holy Martyr Euphrosyne

147r

 

Matt.11:27-30

 

26 September

Death of St. John the Theologian

147v

Saturday of Pentecost

(John 21:14-25)

 

27 September

Holy Martyr Kallistratis

147v

 

Luke 12:2-12

 

28 September

St. Chariton

148v

25 September

(Matt. 11:27-30)

 

29 September

St. Kyriakos

148v

Third Sunday of Lent

(Mark 8:34–9:1)

 

30 September

St. Gregory the Great of Armenia

148v

 

Matt. 24:42-47

 

1 October

Apostle Ananias

149r

21 September

(Luke 9:23-27)

 

2 October

Holy Martyr Cyprian

149r

2 September

 

 

3 October

St. Dionysios the Areopagite

149r

Tuesday of Pentecost Week

(Matt. 13:45-48, 51)

 

4 October

Holy Hieromartyr Hierotheos and Peter

149r

4 September

(Luke 10:1-3, 10-12)

 

5 October

Sts. Charitina (?) and Memelchtha

149r

Seventeenth Saturday of Matthew

(Luke 13:10-17)

 

6 October

Holy Apostle Thomas

149r

Sunday of Week after Easter

(John 20:19-31)

 

7 October

Sts. Sergios and Bacchos

149r

20 September

(Luke 21:12-19)

 

8 October

St. Pelagia

149r

Holy Wednesday: Matins

(John 8:3-11)

 

9 October

Apostle James

149r

 

Matt. 10:1-8; 14-15

 

10 October

Sts. Eulampios and Eulampias

149v

 

Matt. 10:16[-22]

Interrupted