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Readings of the day: Wednesday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.

Readings of the day: Wednesday of the Twenty-third Week in Ordinary Time

Reading for the day
Colossians 3:1-11

  • 1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
  • 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
  • 3 For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
  • 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
  • 5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
  • 6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming.
  • 7 In these you once walked, when you lived in them.
  • 8 But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth.
  • 9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices
  • 10 and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
  • 11 Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scyth'ian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 145:2-3, 10-13

Response: The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.

  • 2 Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.
  • 3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable. R
  • 10 All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD, and all thy saints shall bless thee!
  • 11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and tell of thy power, R
  • 12 to make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of thy kingdom.
  • 13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds. R

Gospel for the day
Luke 6:20-26

  • 20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
  • 21 "Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh.
  • 22 "Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man!
  • 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
  • 24 "But woe to you that are rich, for you have received your consolation.
  • 25 "Woe to you that are full now, for you shall hunger. "Woe to you that laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
  • 26 "Woe to you, when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.
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