Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church
January 28, 2013

Psalter: Proper

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Hebrews 9:15, 24-28
    15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred which redeems them from the transgressions under the first covenant.
    24 For Christ has entered, not into a sanctuary made with hands, a copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
    25 Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly, as the high priest enters the Holy Place yearly with blood not his own;
    26 for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly since the foundation of the world. But as it is, he has appeared once for all at the end of the age to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
    27 And just as it is appointed for men to die once, and after that comes judgment,
    28 so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 98:1-6
    1 O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory.
    2 The LORD has made known his victory, he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
    3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
    4 Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous song and sing praises!
    5 Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody!
    6 With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD!

  • Gospel

    Mark 3:22-30
    22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He is possessed by Be-el'zebul, and by the prince of demons he casts out the demons."
    23 And he called them to him, and said to them in parables, "How can Satan cast out Satan?
    24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
    25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.
    26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end.
    27 But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man; then indeed he may plunder his house.
    28 "Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter;
    29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin" --
    30 for they had said, "He has an unclean spirit."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Wisdom 7:7-10, 15-16
    7 Therefore I prayed, and understanding was given me; I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
    8 I preferred her to scepters and thrones, and I accounted wealth as nothing in comparison with her.
    9 Neither did I liken to her any priceless gem, because all gold is but a little sand in her sight, and silver will be accounted as clay before her.
    10 I loved her more than health and beauty, and I chose to have her rather than light, because her radiance never ceases.
    15 May God grant that I speak with judgment and have thought worthy of what I have received, for he is the guide even of wisdom and the corrector of the wise.
    16 For both we and our words are in his hand, as are all understanding and skill in crafts.

  • 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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