Memorial of Saint Cyril, monk, and Saint Methodius, Bishop
February 14, 2012

Psalter: Week II

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    James 1:12-18
    12 Blessed is the man who endures trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life which God has promised to those who love him.
    13 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted with evil and he himself tempts no one;
    14 but each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire.
    15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin; and sin when it is full-grown brings forth death.
    16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren.
    17 Every good endowment and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
    18 Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 94:12-15, 18-19
    12 Blessed is the man whom thou dost chasten, O LORD, and whom thou dost teach out of thy law
    13 to give him respite from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked.
    14 For the LORD will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage;
    15 for justice will return to the righteous, and all the upright in heart will follow it.
    18 When I thought, "My foot slips," thy steadfast love, O LORD, held me up.
    19 When the cares of my heart are many, thy consolations cheer my soul.

  • Gospel

    Mark 8:14-21
    14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread; and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.
    15 And he cautioned them, saying, "Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod."
    16 And they discussed it with one another, saying, "We have no bread."
    17 And being aware of it, Jesus said to them, "Why do you discuss the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened?
    18 Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?
    19 When I broke the five loaves for the five thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They said to him, "Twelve."
    20 "And the seven for the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" And they said to him, "Seven."
    21 And he said to them, "Do you not yet understand?"

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Acts 13:46-49
    46 And Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, saying, "It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken first to you. Since you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
    47 For so the Lord has commanded us, saying, `I have set you to be a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.'"
    48 And when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of God; and as many as were ordained to eternal life believed.
    49 And the word of the Lord spread throughout all the region.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 117:1-2
    1 Praise the LORD, all nations! Extol him, all peoples!
    2 For great is his steadfast love toward us; and the faithfulness of the LORD endures for ever. Praise the LORD!

  • Gospel

    Luke 10:1-9
    1 After this the Lord appointed seventy others, and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to come.
    2 And he said to them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; pray therefore the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
    3 Go your way; behold, I send you out as lambs in the midst of wolves.
    4 Carry no purse, no bag, no sandals; and salute no one on the road.
    5 Whatever house you enter, first say, `Peace be to this house!'
    6 And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall return to you.
    7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages; do not go from house to house.
    8 Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you;
    9 heal the sick in it and say to them, `The kingdom of God has come near to you.'


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