Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr
October 17, 2014

Psalter: Week IV

Color: Red


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Ephesians 1:11-14
    11 In him, according to the purpose of him who accomplishes all things according to the counsel of his will,
    12 we who first hoped in Christ have been destined and appointed to live for the praise of his glory.
    13 In him you also, who have heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit,
    14 which is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13
    1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
    2 Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
    4 For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his work is done in faithfulness.
    5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
    12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!
    13 The LORD looks down from heaven, he sees all the sons of men;

  • Gospel

    Luke 12:1-7
    1 In the meantime, when so many thousands of the multitude had gathered together that they trod upon one another, he began to say to his disciples first, "Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
    2 Nothing is covered up that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known.
    3 Therefore whatever you have said in the dark shall be heard in the light, and what you have whispered in private rooms shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.
    4 "I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
    5 But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I tell you, fear him!
    6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
    7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Philippians 3:17--4:1
    17 Brethren, join in imitating me, and mark those who so live as you have an example in us.
    18 For many, of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, live as enemies of the cross of Christ.
    19 Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.
    20 But our commonwealth is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,
    21 who will change our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power which enables him even to subject all things to himself.
    1 Therefore, my brethren, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 34:2-9
    1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
    2 My soul makes its boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and be glad.
    3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together!
    4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.
    5 Look to him, and be radiant; so your faces shall never be ashamed.
    6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
    7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
    8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him!

  • Gospel

    John 12:24-26
    24 Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.
    25 He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life.
    26 If any one serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there shall my servant be also; if any one serves me, the Father will honor him.


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