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Let Us Attend: Sunday's Gospel for Children

Illustrated handouts of the each Sunday's Gospel for every Sunday are offered at five levels with discussion questions. It is paraphrased for the younger grades, and presented as it will be heard for the older students. Engaging graphics and great questions--it can be used as the curriculum for a small church school, or by parents who wish to read the gospel on Saturday night with their children. Additionally, a Reader's Theater page is now available for each Gospel. Those who have used Let Us Attend materials report that the children are more attentive to the Gospel Reading at the Divine Liturgy. Two audio files are available each Sunday--one for the younger children, told by a master storyteller, and one for the older children, a reading of the Gospel.

(Photos courtesy of Teaching Pics, freeimages.com, and Microsoft Clip Art Online. Line art courtesy of Iconographics and Fr. John Matusiak.)

Weekly PDFs and MP3s of the Gospel Program:

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2017

December 31, 2017 :  Sunday before Theophany
Mark 1:1-8 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

December 24, 2017 : Sunday before the Nativity of Christ
Matthew 1:1-25: handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

December 17, 2017 : Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ
Luke 14:16-24 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

December 10, 2017 : 27th Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 13:10-17 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

December 3, 2017 :  26th Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 18:35-43 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

November 26, 2017 :  25th Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 18:18-27 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

November 19, 2017 :  24th Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 12:16-21 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

November 12, 2017 :  John the Merciful
Luke 10:25-37 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

November 5, 2017 :  22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 16:19-31 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

October 29, 2017 :  21st Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 8:41-56 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

October 22, 2017 :  20th Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 8:26-39 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

October 15, 2017 : Fathers of the 7th Ecumenical Council
Luke 8:5-15 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

October 8, 2017 :  18th Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 7:11-16 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

October 1, 2017 :  17th Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 6:31-36 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)


September 24, 
2017 :  Proto-Martyr Thekla
Luke 5:1-11 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

September 17, 2017 : Sunday after the Elevation of the Cross
Mark 8:34-9:1 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

September 10, 2017 : Sunday before the Elevation of the Cross
John 3:13-17 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

September 3, 2017 :  13th Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 21:33-42 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)


August 27, 2017
:  12th Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 19:16-26 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

August 20, 2017 :  11th Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 18:23-35 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

August 13, 2017 :  10th Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 17:14-23 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

August 6, 2017 :  Transfiguration of Christ
Matthew 17:1-9 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)


July 30, 2017
:  8th Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 14:14-22 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

July 23, 2017 :  7th Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 9:27-35 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

July 16, 2017 :  Fathers of the 4th Ecumenical Council
Matthew 5:14-19 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

July 9, 2017 : 5th Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 8:28-9:1 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

July 2, 2017 : Robe of the Theotokos
Matthew 8:5-13 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)


June 25, 2017
: 3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 6:22-33 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

June 18, 2017 : Second Sunday after Pentecost
Matthew 4:18-23 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

June 11, 2017 :  All Saints Sunday
Matthew 10:32-33, 37-38; 19:27-30 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

June 4, 2017 :  Holy Pentecost
John 7:37-52; 8:12 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

May 28, 2017 : Fathes of the First Ecumenical Council
John 17:1-13 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

May 21, 2017 : Sunday of the Blind Man
John 9:1-38 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

May 14, 2017 : Sunday of the Samaritan Woman
John 4:5-42 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

May 7, 2017 :  Sunday of the Paralytic
John 5:1-15 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

April 302017 :  Sunday of the Myrrh-bearers
Mark 15:43-47 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

April 232017 :  St. Thomas Sunday
John 20:19-31 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

April 162017 : Great and Holy Pascha
John 1:1-17 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

April 92017 : Palm Sunday
John 12:1-18 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

April 2, 2017 : Fifth Sunday of Great Lent
Mark 10:32-45 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)


March 26, 2017
: Fourth Sunday of Great Lent
Mark 9:17-31 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

March 19, 2017 : Sunday of the Holy Cross
Mark 8:34-9:1 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

March 12, 2017 : Second Sunday of Great Lent
Mark 2:1-12 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

March 5, 2017 : Sunday of Orthodoxy
John 1:43-51 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)


February 26
2017
: Forgiveness Sunday
Matthew 6:14-21 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

February 192017 : Sunday of the Last Judgment
Matthew 25:31-46 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

February 122017 : Sunday of the Prodigal Son
Luke 15:11-32 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

February 5, 2017 : Sunday of the Pharisee and Publican
Luke 18:10-14 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)


January 29, 2017
: Sunday of the Canaanite Woman
Matthew 15:21-28 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

January 22, 2017 : Zacchaeus Sunday
Luke 19:1-10 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

January 15, 2017 :  29th Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 17:12-19 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

January 8, 2017 : Sunday after Theophany
Matthew 4:12-17 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

January 1, 2017 : Circumcision of the Lord
Luke 2:20-21, 40-52 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

2016

December 25, 2016 :The Nativity of Christ
Matthew 2:1-12 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

December 18, 2016 : Sunday before the Nativity of Christ (Genealogy)
Matthew 1:1-25 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

December 11, 2016 : Sunday of the Forefathers of Christ
Luke 14:16-24 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3) 

December 4, 2016 : Great Martyr Barbara
Luke 13:10-17 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

November 27, 2016
: 23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Luke 18:18-27 : handouts (PDF) | audio younger (MP3) | audio older (MP3)

Gospel Program Archives

*The Gospel for each Sunday is according to the Antiochian Orthodox schedule. We realize that different dioceses and jurisdictions follow different schedules. If you are looking for a Gospel that doesn't match our current offerings, please visit our Gospel Program archives which lists the Sunday, and the scriptural reference for each Gospel we have prepared since October of 2004.