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Readings of the day: Memorial of Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop

I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.

Readings of the day: Memorial of Saints Cyril, monk, and Methodius, bishop

Reading for the day
1 Kings 11:29-32; 12:19

  • 29 And at that time, when Jerobo'am went out of Jerusalem, the prophet Ahi'jah the Shi'lonite found him on the road. Now Ahi'jah had clad himself with a new garment; and the two of them were alone in the open country.
  • 30 Then Ahi'jah laid hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore it into twelve pieces.
  • 31 And he said to Jerobo'am, "Take for yourself ten pieces; for thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, `Behold, I am about to tear the kingdom from the hand of Solomon, and will give you ten tribes
  • 32 (but he shall have one tribe, for the sake of my servant David and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel),
  • 19 So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 81(80):10-15

Response:  I am the Lord, your God: hear my voice.

  • 9 There shall be no strange god among you; you shall not bow down to a foreign god.
  • 10 I am the LORD your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it. R
  • 11 "But my people did not listen to my voice; Israel would have none of me.
  • 12 So I gave them over to their stubborn hearts, to follow their own counsels. R
  • 13 O that my people would listen to me, that Israel would walk in my ways!
  • 14 I would soon subdue their enemies, and turn my hand against their foes. R

    Gospel for the day
    Mark 7:31-37

  • 31 Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, through the region of the Decap'olis.
  • 32 And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech; and they besought him to lay his hand upon him.
  • 33 And taking him aside from the multitude privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue;
  • 34 and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, "Eph'phatha," that is, "Be opened."
  • 35 And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.
  • 36 And he charged them to tell no one; but the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it.
  • 37 And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well; he even makes the deaf hear and the dumb speak."
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