Memorial of Saint Augustine, Bishop and Doctor of the Church
August 28, 2013

Psalter: Proper

Color: White


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
    9 For you remember our labor and toil, brethren; we worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you, while we preached to you the gospel of God.
    10 You are witnesses, and God also, how holy and righteous and blameless was our behavior to you believers;
    11 for you know how, like a father with his children, we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you
    12 to lead a life worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
    13 And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 139:7-12
    7 Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? Or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
    8 If I ascend to heaven, thou art there! If I make my bed in Sheol, thou art there!
    9 If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
    10 even there thy hand shall lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.
    11 If I say, "Let only darkness cover me, and the light about me be night,"
    12 even the darkness is not dark to thee, the night is bright as the day; for darkness is as light with thee.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 23:27-32
    27 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you are like whitewashed tombs, which outwardly appear beautiful, but within they are full of dead men's bones and all uncleanness.
    28 So you also outwardly appear righteous to men, but within you are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
    29 "Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you build the tombs of the prophets and adorn the monuments of the righteous,
    30 saying, `If we had lived in the days of our fathers, we would not have taken part with them in shedding the blood of the prophets.'
    31 Thus you witness against yourselves, that you are sons of those who murdered the prophets.
    32 Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    1 John 4:7-16
    7 Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God.
    8 He who does not love does not know God; for God is love.
    9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
    10 In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the expiation for our sins.
    11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
    12 No man has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
    13 By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his own Spirit.
    14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son as the Savior of the world.
    15 Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
    16 So we know and believe the love God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 119:9-14
    9 How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to thy word.
    10 With my whole heart I seek thee; let me not wander from thy commandments!
    11 I have laid up thy word in my heart, that I might not sin against thee.
    12 Blessed be thou, O LORD; teach me thy statutes!
    13 With my lips I declare all the ordinances of thy mouth.
    14 In the way of thy testimonies I delight as much as in all riches.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 23:8-12
    8 But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren.
    9 And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
    10 Neither be called masters, for you have one master, the Christ.
    11 He who is greatest among you shall be your servant;
    12 whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.


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