Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, bishop and martyr
October 17, 2012

Psalter: Proper

Color: Red


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Galatians 5:18-25
    18 But if you are led by the Spirit you are not under the law.
    19 Now the works of the flesh are plain: fornication, impurity, licentiousness,
    20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger, selfishness, dissension, party spirit,
    21 envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
    22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
    23 gentleness, self-control; against such there is no law.
    24 And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
    25 If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 1:1-4, 6
    1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
    2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
    3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
    4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away.
    6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:42-46
    42 "But woe to you Pharisees! for you tithe mint and rue and every herb, and neglect justice and the love of God; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
    43 Woe to you Pharisees! for you love the best seat in the synagogues and salutations in the market places.
    44 Woe to you! for you are like graves which are not seen, and men walk over them without knowing it."
    45 One of the lawyers answered him, "Teacher, in saying this you reproach us also."
    46 And he said, "Woe to you lawyers also! for you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Philippians 3:17--4:1
    17 Brethren, join in imitating me, and mark those who so live as you have an example in us.
    18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
    19 Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
    20 But our commonwealth is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
    21 who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power which enables him even to subject all things to himself.
    1 Therefore, my brethren, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:2-9
    1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad.
    3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
    4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
    6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!

  • Gospel

    John 12:24-26
    24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
    25 He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
    26 If any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him.


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