Memorial of Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
October 17, 2013

Psalter: Proper

Color: Red


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 3:21-30
    21 But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from law, although the law and the prophets bear witness to it,
    22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction;
    23 since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
    24 they are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption which is in Christ Jesus,
    25 whom God put forward as an expiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins;
    26 it was to prove at the present time that he himself is righteous and that he justifies him who has faith in Jesus.
    27 Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On the principle of works? No, but on the principle of faith.
    28 For we hold that a man is justified by faith apart from works of law.
    29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also,
    30 since God is one; and he will justify the circumcised on the ground of their faith and the uncircumcised through their faith.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 130:1-6
    1 Out of the depths I cry to thee, O LORD!
    2 Lord, hear my voice! Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications!
    3 If thou, O LORD, shouldst mark iniquities, Lord, who could stand?
    4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.
    5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
    6 my soul waits for the LORD more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:47-54
    47 Woe to you! for you build the tombs of the prophets whom your fathers killed.
    48 So you are witnesses and consent to the deeds of your fathers; for they killed them, and you build their tombs.
    49 Therefore also the Wisdom of God said, `I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and persecute,'
    50 that the blood of all the prophets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation,
    51 from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechari'ah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, it shall be required of this generation.
    52 Woe to you lawyers! for you have taken away the key of knowledge; you did not enter yourselves, and you hindered those who were entering."
    53 As he went away from there, the scribes and the Pharisees began to press him hard, and to provoke him to speak of many things,
    54 lying in wait for him, to catch at something he might say.

  • 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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