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Daily Readings for November 23, 2017

Thursday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 500 Reading 1 1 MC 2:15-29 The officers of the king in charge of enforcing the apostasy came to the city of Modein to organize the sacrifices. Many of Israel joined them, but Mattathias and his sons gathered in a group apart. Then the officers of […]

Daily Readings for November 22, 2017

Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr Lectionary: 499 Reading 1 2 MC 7:1, 20-31 It happened that seven brothers with their mother were arrested and tortured with whips and scourges by the king, to force them to eat pork in violation of God’s law. Most admirable and worthy of everlasting remembrance was the mother, […]

Daily Readings for November 21, 2017

Memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Lectionary: 498 Reading 1 2 MC 6:18-31 Eleazar, one of the foremost scribes, a man of advanced age and noble appearance, was being forced to open his mouth to eat pork. But preferring a glorious death to a life of defilement, he spat out the meat, […]

Daily Readings for November 20, 2017

Monday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 497 Reading 1 1 MC 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63 [From the descendants of Alexander’s officers] there sprang a sinful offshoot, Antiochus Epiphanes, son of King Antiochus, once a hostage at Rome. He became king in the year one hundred and thirty seven of the kingdom of […]

Daily Readings for November 19, 2017

Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 157 Reading 1 PRV 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 When one finds a worthy wife, her value is far beyond pearls. Her husband, entrusting his heart to her, has an unfailing prize. She brings him good, and not evil, all the days of her life. She obtains wool and flax and […]

Daily Readings for November 18, 2017

Saturday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 496 Reading 1 WIS 18:14-16; 19:6-9 When peaceful stillness compassed everything and the night in its swift course was half spent, Your all-powerful word, from heaven’s royal throne bounded, a fierce warrior, into the doomed land, bearing the sharp sword of your inexorable decree. And as […]

Daily Readings for November 17, 2017

Memorial of Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, Religious Lectionary: 495 Reading 1 WIS 13:1-9 All men were by nature foolish who were in ignorance of God, and who from the good things seen did not succeed in knowing him who is, and from studying the works did not discern the artisan; But either fire, or wind, […]

Daily Readings for November 16, 2017

Thursday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 494 Reading 1 WIS 7:22B–8:1 In Wisdom is a spirit intelligent, holy, unique, Manifold, subtle, agile, clear, unstained, certain, Not baneful, loving the good, keen, unhampered, beneficent, kindly, Firm, secure, tranquil, all-powerful, all-seeing, And pervading all spirits, though they be intelligent, pure and very subtle. For […]

Daily Readings for November 15, 2017

Wednesday of the Thirty-second Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 493 Reading 1 WIS 6:1-11 Hear, O kings, and understand; learn, you magistrates of the earth’s expanse! Hearken, you who are in power over the multitude and lord it over throngs of peoples! Because authority was given you by the Lord and sovereignty by the Most […]

Daily Readings for November 13, 2017

Memorial of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin Lectionary: 491 Reading 1 Wis 1:1-7 Love justice, you who judge the earth; think of the Lord in goodness, and seek him in integrity of heart; Because he is found by those who test him not, and he manifests himself to those who do not disbelieve him. For […]