Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 23, 2013

Psalter: Week IV

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

  • First Reading

    Zechariah 12:10-11; 13:1
    10 "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of compassion and supplication, so that, when they look on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a first-born.
    11 On that day the mourning in Jerusalem will be as great as the mourning for Hadadrim'mon in the plain of Megid'do.
    1 "On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 63:2-6, 8-9
    1 O God, thou art my God, I seek thee, my soul thirsts for thee; my flesh faints for thee, as in a dry and weary land where no water is.
    2 So I have looked upon thee in the sanctuary, beholding thy power and glory.
    3 Because thy steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise thee.
    4 So I will bless thee as long as I live; I will lift up my hands and call on thy name.
    5 My soul is feasted as with marrow and fat, and my mouth praises thee with joyful lips,
    7 for thou hast been my help, and in the shadow of thy wings I sing for joy.
    8 My soul clings to thee; thy right hand upholds me.

  • Second Reading

    Galatians 3:26-29
    26 for in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith.
    27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
    28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
    29 And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's offspring, heirs according to promise.

  • Gospel

    Luke 9:18-24
    18 Now it happened that as he was praying alone the disciples were with him; and he asked them, "Who do the people say that I am?"
    19 And they answered, "John the Baptist; but others say, Eli'jah; and others, that one of the old prophets has risen."
    20 And he said to them, "But who do you say that I am?" And Peter answered, "The Christ of God."
    21 But he charged and commanded them to tell this to no one,
    22 saying, "The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised."
    23 And he said to all, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.
    24 For whoever would save his life will lose it; and whoever loses his life for my sake, he will save it.


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