Monday of the First Week of Advent
December 2, 2013

Psalter: Proper

Color: Purple


Daily Readings:

  • First Reading

    Isaiah 2:1-5
    1 The word which Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
    2 It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be raised above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it,
    3 and many peoples shall come, and say: "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob; that he may teach us his ways and that we may walk in his paths." For out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
    4 He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
    5 O house of Jacob, come, let us walk in the light of the LORD.


    Isaiah 4:2-6
    2 In that day the branch of the LORD shall be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the land shall be the pride and glory of the survivors of Israel.
    3 And he who is left in Zion and remains in Jerusalem will be called holy, every one who has been recorded for life in Jerusalem,
    4 when the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion and cleansed the bloodstains of Jerusalem from its midst by a spirit of judgment and by a spirit of burning.
    5 Then the LORD will create over the whole site of Mount Zion and over her assemblies a cloud by day, and smoke and the shining of a flaming fire by night; for over all the glory there will be a canopy and a pavilion.
    6 It will be for a shade by day from the heat, and for a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 122:1-9
    1 I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!"
    2 Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem!
    3 Jerusalem, built as a city which is bound firmly together,
    4 to which the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
    5 There thrones for judgment were set, the thrones of the house of David.
    6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! "May they prosper who love you!
    7 Peace be within your walls, and security within your towers!"
    8 For my brethren and companions' sake I will say, "Peace be within you!"
    9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God, I will seek your good.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 8:5-11
    5 As he entered Caper'na-um, a centurion came forward to him, beseeching him
    6 and saying, "Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, in terrible distress."
    7 And he said to him, "I will come and heal him."
    8 But the centurion answered him, "Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only say the word, and my servant will be healed.
    9 For I am a man under authority, with soldiers under me; and I say to one, `Go,' and he goes, and to another, `Come,' and he comes, and to my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
    10 When Jesus heard him, he marveled, and said to those who followed him, "Truly, I say to you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.
    11 I tell you, many will come from east and west and sit at table with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven,


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