Tuesday of the Twenty-first Week in Ordinary Time
August 28, 2012

Psalter: Week I

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    2 Thessalonians 2:1-3, 14-17
    1 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren,
    2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
    3 Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition,
    14 To this he called you through our gospel, so that you may obtain the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    15 So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter.
    16 Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God our Father, who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
    17 comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 96:10-13
    10 Say among the nations, "The LORD reigns! Yea, the world is established, it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity."
    11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it;
    12 let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the wood sing for joy
    13 before the LORD, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 23:23-26
    23 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you tithe mint and dill and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law, justice and mercy and faith; these you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.
    24 You blind guides, straining out a gnat and swallowing a camel!
    25 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you cleanse the outside of the cup and of the plate, but inside they are full of extortion and rapacity.
    26 You blind Pharisee! first cleanse the inside of the cup and of the plate, that the outside also may be clean.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 John 4:7-16
    7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God.
    8 He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.
    9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
    10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.
    11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
    12 No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
    13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit.
    14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world.
    15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
    16 So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 119:9-14
    9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to thy word.
    10 With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from thy commandments!
    11 I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
    12 Blessed be thou, O LORD; teach me thy statutes!
    13 With my lips I declare all the ordinances of thy mouth.
    14 In the way of thy testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 23:8-12
    8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren.
    9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
    10 Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ.
    11 He who is greatest among you shall be your servant;
    12 whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.


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