Readings of the Day: Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time
Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
Reading for the Day
- 11 In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will,
- 12 we who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of his glory.
- 13 In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
- 14 which is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.
Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13
Response: Happy the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
- 1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
- 2 Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! R
- 4 For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his work is done in faithfulness.
- 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD. R
- 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
- 13 The LORD looks down from heaven, he sees all the sons of men; R
Gospel for the Day
- 47 Woe to you! for you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed.
- 48 So you are witnesses and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they killed them, and you build their tombs.
- 49 Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, `I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,'
- 50 that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation,
- 51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechari'ah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it shall be required of this generation.
- 52 Woe to you lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering."
- 53 As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard, and to provoke him to speak of many things,
- 54 lying in wait for him, to catch at something he might say.
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