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First Sunday of Lent
February 21, 2010
Psalter: Week I
Color: Violet

Saints:
Daily Readings:
  • First Reading: Deuteronomy 26:4-10

    4 . And the priest, taking up the basket from your hand, shall place it before the altar of the Lord your God.
    5 . And you shall say, in the sight of the Lord your God: ‘The Syrian pursued my father, who descended into Egypt, and he sojourned there in a very small number, and he increased into a great and strong nation and into an innumerable multitude.
    6 . And the Egyptians afflicted us, and they persecuted us, imposing upon us the most grievous burdens.
    7 . And we cried out to the Lord, the God of our fathers. He heard us, and he looked with favor upon our humiliation, and hardship, and distress.
    8 . And he led us away from Egypt, with a strong hand and an outstretched arm, with a mighty terror, with signs and wonders.
    9 . And he led us into this place, and he delivered to us the land flowing with milk and honey.
    10 . And because of this, I now offer the first fruits of the land which the Lord has given to me.’ And you shall leave them in the sight of the Lord your God, and you shall adore the Lord your God.

  • Psalm: Psalms 91:1-2,10-15

    1 . The Praise of a Canticle, of David. Whoever dwells with the assistance of the Most High will abide in the protection of the God of heaven.
    2 . He will say to the Lord, “You are my supporter and my refuge.” My God, I will hope in him.
    10 . Disaster will not draw near to you, and the scourge will not approach your tabernacle.
    11 . For he has given his Angels charge over you, so as to preserve you in all your ways.
    12 . With their hands, they will carry you, lest you hurt your foot against a stone.
    13 . You will walk over the asp and the king serpent, and you will trample the lion and the dragon.
    14 . Because he has hoped in me, I will free him. I will protect him because he has known my name.
    15 . He will cry out to me, and I will heed him. I am with him in tribulation. I will rescue him, and I will glorify him.

  • Second Reading: Romans 10:8-13

    8 . But what does Scripture say? “The word is near, in your mouth and in your heart.” This is the word of faith, which we are preaching.
    9 . For if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and if you believe in your heart that God has raised him up from the dead, you shall be saved.
    10 . For with the heart, we believe unto justice; but with the mouth, confession is unto salvation.
    11 . For Scripture says: “All those who believe in him shall not be confounded.”
    12 . For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek. For the same Lord is over all, richly in all who call upon him.
    13 . For all those who have called upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

  • Gospel: Luke 4:1-13

    1 . And Jesus, filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan. And he was urged by the Spirit into the wilderness
    2 . for forty days, and he was tested by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days. And when they were completed, he was hungry.
    3 . Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, speak to this stone, so that it may be made into bread.”
    4 . And Jesus answered him, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.’ ”
    5 . And the devil led him onto a high mountain, and he showed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time,
    6 . and he said to him: “To you, I will give all this power, and its glory. For they have been handed over to me, and I give them to whomever I wish.
    7 . Therefore, if you will worship before me, all will be yours.”
    8 . And in response, Jesus said to him: “It is written: ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and you shall serve him alone.’ ”
    9 . And he brought him to Jerusalem, and he set him on the parapet of the temple, and he said to him: “If you are the Son of God, cast yourself down from here.
    10 . For it is written that he has given his Angels charge over you, so that they may guard you,
    11 . and so that they may take you into their hands, lest perhaps you may hurt your foot against a stone.”
    12 . And in response, Jesus said to him, “It is said: ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’ ”
    13 . And when all the temptation was completed, the devil withdrew from him, until a time.

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