Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church
January 28, 2014

Psalter: Week III

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Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    2 Samuel 6:12-15, 17-19
    12 And it was told King David, "The LORD has blessed the household of O'bed-e'dom and all that belongs to him, because of the ark of God." So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of O'bed-e'dom to the city of David with rejoicing;
    13 and when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling.
    14 And David danced before the LORD with all his might; and David was girded with a linen ephod.
    15 So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the LORD with shouting, and with the sound of the horn.
    17 And they brought in the ark of the LORD, and set it in its place, inside the tent which David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and peace offerings before the LORD.
    18 And when David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD of hosts,
    19 and distributed among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people departed, each to his house.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 24:7-10
    7 Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.
    8 Who is the King of glory? The LORD, strong and mighty, the LORD, mighty in battle!
    9 Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in.
    10 Who is this King of glory? The LORD of hosts, he is the King of glory! [Selah]

  • Gospel

    Mark 3:31-35
    31 And his mother and his brothers came; and standing outside they sent to him and called him.
    32 And a crowd was sitting about him; and they said to him, "Your mother and your brothers are outside, asking for you."
    33 And he replied, "Who are my mother and my brothers?"
    34 And looking around on those who sat about him, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
    35 Whoever does the will of God is my brother, and sister, and mother."

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Wisdom 7:7-10, 15-16
    7 Therefore I prayed, and understanding was given me; I called upon God, and the spirit of wisdom came to me.
    8 I preferred her to scepters and thrones, and I accounted wealth as nothing in comparison with her.
    9 Neither did I liken to her any priceless gem, because all gold is but a little sand in her sight, and silver will be accounted as clay before her.
    10 I loved her more than health and beauty, and I chose to have her rather than light, because her radiance never ceases.
    15 May God grant that I speak with judgment and have thought worthy of what I have received, for he is the guide even of wisdom and the corrector of the wise.
    16 For both we and our words are in his hand, as are all understanding and skill in crafts.

  • 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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