Set One

Resources for Sunday Homilies Set One

According to the Syro-Malabar Liturgical Calendar


Annunciation First Sunday: Luke 1:5-25 The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold

Annunciation Second Sunday: Luke 1:26-38 Announcement about the birth of Christ.

Annunciation Third Sunday: Luke 1:57-66 Birth of John the Baptist.

Annunciation Fourth Sunday: Mathew 1:18-24 God’s intervention in the birth of Jesus.


Christmas (December 25): Luke 2:1-20 The Birth of Jesus Christ.

Nativity First Sunday: Matthew 2:1-12 Visit of the magi.

January 1 Circumcision and Holy Name of Jesus: Luke 2:21.

Nativity Second Sunday: Luke 2:21-38 Presentation of Jesus in the temple.


Feast of Ephiphany / Baptism of Jesus January 6 Matthew 3:13-17

Epiphany First Sunday: Luke 4:16-22a Jesus is the Liberator.

Epiphany Second Sunday: John 1:14-18 Grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Epiphany Third Sunday: John 1:29-34 The Lamb of God who takes away the sins.

Epiphany Fourth Sunday: John 2:1-11 Jesus’ glory is revealed at Cana.

Epiphany Fifth Sunday: John 3:14 – 21 Son of Man be lifted up just as Moses lifted up the serpent

Epiphany Sixth Sunday: John 3: 22-31 Jesus and John the Baptist.

Epiphany Seventh Sunday: Mathew 8:5-13 Healing of Centurion’s Servant

Epiphany Eighth Sunday: Mark 1:1-11 Preaching of John and Baptism of Jesus.


Lent First Sunday: Matthew 4:1-11 Jesus overcomes temptation.

Lent Second Sunday: Matthew 7:15-27 The True Disciple.

Lent Third Sunday: Matthew 20:17-28 The first among you must be the servant of the all.

Lent Fourth Sunday: Matthew 21:33-44 The Parable of the Tenants.

Lent Fifth Sunday: John 7:37-39,8:12-20 Jesus, the living water and light of the world.

Lent Sixth Sunday: John 10:11-18 Shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.


Palm Sunday: Matthew 21: 1-17 Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem.

Holy Thursday: John 13:1-14, Matthew 26:26-30 Washing of the feet and Institution of the Holy Eucharist.

Passion (Good) Friday: The Passion of Christ


Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of Christ

Resurrection Second Sunday (St. Thomas and Divine Mercy Sunday): John 20:19-29 Thomas the apostle professes his faith in Jesus.

Resurrection Third Sunday: John 14:1-14 Jesus, the Way to the Father.

Resurrection Fourth Sunday John 16:16-24 Your sadness will turn into gladness.

Resurrection Fifth Sunday John 21:1-14 The Lord who cares.

Resurrection Sixth Sunday John 17: 20-26 Let they may all be one.

Resurrection Seventh Sunday: Mark 16:14-20 Go into all the world and preach the Gospel.


Apostles First Sunday: Acts 2:1-13 (Feast of Pentecost) Holy Spirit comes down on the Apostles

Apostles Second Sunday Feast of Holy Trinity. Profession of Faith.

Feast of Corpus Christi / The body and blood of Christ Thursday after the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity John 6:51-59 This is the life-giving bread that came down from heaven.

Apostles Third Sunday Luke 10:25-37 The good samaritan.

Feast of Sacred Heart Friday after the octave of Corpus Christi, John 19:30-37 The Pierced Heart.

Apostles Fourth Sunday Luke 6:27-36 Love for the enemies.

Apostles Fifth Sunday Luke 12:16-34 Become rich in the presence of God.

Apostles Sixth Sunday Luke 12:57-13:5 Unless you repent you will perish.

Apostles Seventh Sunday: Luke 13:22-30 Enter through the Narrow Door.


Kaitha First Sunday: Luke 14:7-14 The mentality of the disciple.

Kaitha Second Sunday: Luke 15:11-32 Parable of the lost son. 

Kaitha Third Sunday: John 9:1-38 A man born blind receives sight.

Kaitha Fourth Sunday: Mark 7:1-13 Question on Tradition of Elders.

Kaitha Fifth Sunday: Luke 16:19-31 Rich man and Lazarus.

Kaitha Sixth Sunday: Luke 17:11-19 Jesus cleanses ten lepers.

Kaitha Seventh Sunday: Luke 18:1-8  The judge and the widow.


(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Elijah First Sunday: Luke 18:35-43 Jesus healing a blind man.

(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Elijah Second Sunday: Matthew 13:1-9,18-23 Bear fruit, hearing the Word of God.

(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Elijah Third Sunday: Matthew 13:24-30 – 36-43 Parable of the Wheat and the Weeds

(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Cross First Sunday: Matthew 4:12-17 Repent, the Kingdom of God is at hand.

(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Cross Second Sunday: Matthew 17:14-21 Everything possible for those who believe.

(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Cross Third Sunday: Matthew 15:21-28 The faith of the Canaanite woman.

(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Cross Fourth Sunday: Matthew 18:1-9 Who is great in heaven?

(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Moses First Sunday: Matthew 20:1-16 The Workers in the Vineyard.

(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Moses Second Sunday: Luke 8:41-56 Your faith has made you well.

(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Moses Third Sunday: Matthew 8:23-34 Even the winds and the sea obey Him.

(Elijah-Cross-Moses) Moses Fourth Sunday: Matthew 22:23-33 He is God not of the dead, but of the living.


Dedication of the Church First Sunday: Matthew 16:13-19 I will build my church on this rock.

Dedication of the Church Second Sunday: Matthew 12:1-13 The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.

Dedication of the Church Third Sunday: John 2:13-22 The body of Christ is the temple.

Dedication of the Church Fourth Sunday (Feast of Christ the King): Matthew 22:41-46 Christ sits at the right side of God.

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