Wednesday of the Fifteenth Week in Ordinary Time
July 17, 2013
Psalter: Week III
Color: Green

Saints:
Daily Readings:
  • First Reading: Exodus 3:1-6, 9-12

    1 Now Moses fed the sheep of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Madian: and he drove the flock to the inner parts of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, Horeb.
    2 And the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he saw that the bush was on fire and was not burnt.
    3 And Moses said: I will go and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.
    4 And when the Lord saw that he went forward to see, he called to him out of the midst of the bush, and said: Moses, Moses. And he answered: Here I am.
    5 And he said: Come not nigh hither, put off the shoes from thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
    6 And he said: I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. Moses hid his face: for he durst not look at God.
    9 For the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have seen their affliction, wherewith they are oppressed by the Egyptians.
    10 But come, and I will send thee to Pharao, that thou mayst bring forth my people, the children of Israel out of Egypt.
    11 And Moses said to God: Who am I that I should go to Pharao, and should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
    12 And he said to him: I will be with thee: and this thou shalt have for a sign, that I have sent thee: When thou shalt have brought my people out of Egypt, thou shalt offer sacrifice to God upon this mountain.

  • Psalm: Psalms 103:1b-2, 3-4, 6-7

    1 b Bless the Lord, O my soul: and let all that is within me bless his holy name.
    2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and never forget all he hath done for thee.
    3 Who forgiveth all thy iniquities: who healeth all thy diseases.
    4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction: who crowneth thee with mercy and compassion.
    6 The Lord doth mercies, and judgment for all that suffer wrong.
    7 He hath made his ways known to Moses: his wills to the children of Israel.

  • Gospel: Matthew 11:25-27

    25 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to the little ones.
    26 Yea, Father; for so hath it seemed good in thy sight.
    27 All things are delivered to me by my Father. And no one knoweth the Son, but the Father: neither doth any one know the Father, but the Son, and he to whom it shall please the Son to reveal him.

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