Memorial of Saint Mary Magdalene
July 22, 2013

Psalter: Proper

Color: White

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Exodus 14:5-18
    5 When the king of Egypt was told that the people had fled, the mind of Pharaoh and his servants was changed toward the people, and they said, "What is this we have done, that we have let Israel go from serving us?"
    6 So he made ready his chariot and took his army with him,
    7 and took six hundred picked chariots and all the other chariots of Egypt with officers over all of them.
    8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt and he pursued the people of Israel as they went forth defiantly.
    9 The Egyptians pursued them, all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and his horsemen and his army, and overtook them encamped at the sea, by Pi-ha-hi'roth, in front of Ba'al-ze'phon.
    10 When Pharaoh drew near, the people of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, the Egyptians were marching after them; and they were in great fear. And the people of Israel cried out to the LORD;
    11 and they said to Moses, "Is it because there are no graves in Egypt that you have taken us away to die in the wilderness? What have you done to us, in bringing us out of Egypt?
    12 Is not this what we said to you in Egypt, `Let us alone and let us serve the Egyptians'? For it would have been better for us to serve the Egyptians than to die in the wilderness."
    13 And Moses said to the people, "Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today; for the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.
    14 The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be still."
    15 The LORD said to Moses, "Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward.
    16 Lift up your rod, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go on dry ground through the sea.
    17 And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen.
    18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten glory over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Exodus 15:1-6
    1 Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying, "I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea.
    2 The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father's God, and I will exalt him.
    3 The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name.
    4 "Pharaoh's chariots and his host he cast into the sea; and his picked officers are sunk in the Red Sea.
    5 The floods cover them; they went down into the depths like a stone.
    6 Thy right hand, O LORD, glorious in power, thy right hand, O LORD, shatters the enemy.

  • Gospel

    John 20:1-2, 11-18
    1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
    2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
    11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb;
    12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
    13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."
    14 Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
    15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
    16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rab-bo'ni!" (which means Teacher).
    17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
    18 Mary Mag'dalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Song of Solomon 3:1-4
    1 Upon my bed by night I sought him whom my soul loves; I sought him, but found him not; I called him, but he gave no answer.
    2 "I will rise now and go about the city, in the streets and in the squares; I will seek him whom my soul loves." I sought him, but found him not.
    3 The watchmen found me, as they went about in the city. "Have you seen him whom my soul loves?"
    4 Scarcely had I passed them, when I found him whom my soul loves. I held him, and would not let him go until I had brought him into my mother's house, and into the chamber of her that conceived me.

    OR

    2 Corinthians 5:14-17
    14 For the love of Christ controls us, because we are convinced that one has died for all; therefore all have died.
    15 And he died for all, that those who live might live no longer for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.
    16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one from a human point of view; even though we once regarded Christ from a human point of view, we regard him thus no longer.
    17 Therefore, if any one is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold, the new has come.

  • 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.

  • Gospel

    John 20:1-2, 11-18
    1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Mag'dalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
    2 So she ran, and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
    11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb;
    12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet.
    13 They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."
    14 Saying this, she turned round and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
    15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom do you seek?" Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, "Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
    16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned and said to him in Hebrew, "Rab-bo'ni!" (which means Teacher).
    17 Jesus said to her, "Do not hold me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brethren and say to them, I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God."
    18 Mary Mag'dalene went and said to the disciples, "I have seen the Lord"; and she told them that he had said these things to her.

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