Father David , Bless
Thanks for that - the SJKP Readings are what I/we normally use - which is why I was thrown off balance by the Choir Cues version.
Now to satisfy my own curiosity about this, [ yes I'm awkward about some things ] I need to know how it is decided which readings should be used during these weeks when we have more weeks between the end of Theophany
and the 'run up' to the Great Fast than the Gregorian Calendar folk.
The Lord bless you.
I think that the Typikon provides general guidance that must be interpreted year by year by experienced Ustavniks
because of the staggering number of variables. It's not just how many Sundays intervene between the Paschas, but such factors as the 'Lucan Jump,' and what day of the week key fixed Feasts fall (i.e. the Exaltation of the Cross, the Nativity of the Lord, and the Theophany of the Lord) because they have special Readings the Sundays before and after. Unlike the contemporary Greek Typikon, the Russian Ustav
is loathe to leave out any Sunday Readings and so there are often two (or even three) sets of readings appointed for a given Sunday. When there are more Sundays between Paschas, there is no or less doubling; and when there are less Sundays, there is more doubling. Because the Typikon does not spell everything out, there are legitimate differences in the application of its principles to different years. Even most priests do not understand these things and so simply follow what is published by their Diocese, Jurisdiction, or competent authority.