Some people found it interesting (as did I) so here is the rest of the analysis, covering the remainder of St Matthew's Gospel.
Over time, I hope to go through the remaining Gospels, and eventually the Epistles, to see what we are not to hear at Sunday Mass. I suspect that there are patterns. Certainly today's post suggests that many of the strong criticisms of the Pharisees, Sadducees and High Priests have been cut.
As before, I list all omissions, and have emboldened those where I think there is no parallel text used from another Gospel.
1:21 Pharisees and tradition: [largely covered by reading from St Mark ch 7, but some verses of that omitted too, which I will pick up when I cover St Mark’s Gospel.]
1 - 12 Pharisees ask for a sign: the sign of Jonah; ‘have nothing to do with the leaven of the Pharisees’ - the parallel passage from St Mark also omitted.
28: In truth I tell you, there are some standing here who will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming with his kingdom.' - the parallel passages from St Mark and St Luke are also omitted.
10: 9 - 26 Elias must come before Christ; also cut from St Mark;
the Lunatic; Prophecy of Death and Resurrection; the parallel passages from St Mark and St Luke are also omitted.
The Temple Pence - only in St Matthew
18 1-14 Unless you become like little children [St Mark’s shorter account used: which covers 1- 5, but omits 6- 14: If anyone hurts the conscience of one of these little ones... 100 sheep and one lost...]
Chapter 19 omitted.
vv 1- 9 Is it right for a man to put away his wife? [St Mark’s version used.]
10 - 12 Eunuchs for the Kingdom - only in St Matthew
13 - 26 The Rich Young Man; [St Mark’s version used.]
27 - 30 St Peter: and what about us who have left all?... Cut also from Sts Mark and Luke
16b - 34 Many are called, but few are chosen - Matthew only
Prophecy of passion and death - Cut from St Mark, too
A place on thy right and on thy left... [St Mark’s account used (though optional, if shorter reading chosen)]
The Son of Man came to serve and to give his life as a ransom. [St Mark’s account used.]
Two blind men cured. [St Mark’s account used - featuring only one blind man, Bartimaeus]
12 - 27 Cleansing of the temple [St John’s account used]
The fig tree withers up Also cut from St Mark
By what authority? Also cut from St Mark and St Luke
44 - 46: Chief Priests and pharisees saw clearly He was talking of them... Cut from St Mark, too.
22-33 Sadducees and the Resurrection: the seven brothers. [St Luke’s version used.]
41 - 46 Whose son is the Christ to be? Cut from St Luke, too.
13 - 39 Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees...; If a man swears by the temple...; Straining for the gnat...; Whitened sepulchres...; Fathers slew the prophets...; Brood of vipers...; ... as a hen gathers chickens... (all of this either unique to St Matthew, or in some cases also cut from St Luke)
1 - 36 The destruction of the Temple; The end times: false prophecies; All the world will hate you; The Abomination of Desolation; Here is the Christ...; The Son of Man coming upon the clouds of Heaven; The fig tree; That day and that hour unknown [St Luke’s account used].
45 - 51: Wise and foolish servants [St Luke’s account used - which doesn’t mention ‘weeping and gnashing of teeth...’]
1 - 13 Caiaphas plotting; the precious ointment; [St Mark's account used]
Ch 28 11 - 15 Soldiers bribed to say they slept. (St Matthew only)