Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr
November 22, 2014

Psalter: Week I

Color: Red


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Revelation 11:4-12
    4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth.
    5 And if any one would harm them, fire pours out from their mouth and consumes their foes; if any one would harm them, thus he is doomed to be killed.
    6 They have power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
    7 And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit will make war upon them and conquer them and kill them,
    8 and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which is allegorically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified.
    9 For three days and a half men from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb,
    10 and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth.
    11 But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
    12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up hither!" And in the sight of their foes they went up to heaven in a cloud.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 144:1-2, 9-10
    1 Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
    2 my rock and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues the peoples under him.
    9 I will sing a new song to thee, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to thee,
    10 who givest victory to kings, who rescuest David thy servant.

  • Gospel

    Luke 20:27-40
    27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who say that there is no resurrection,
    28 and they asked him a question, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the wife and raise up children for his brother.
    29 Now there were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and died without children;
    30 and the second
    31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died.
    32 Afterward the woman also died.
    33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife."
    34 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage;
    35 but those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage,
    36 for they cannot die any more, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
    37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.
    38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to him."
    39 And some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you have spoken well."
    40 For they no longer dared to ask him any question.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Hosea 2:16-17, 21-22
    16 "And in that day, says the LORD, you will call me, `My husband,' and no longer will you call me, `My Ba'al.'
    17 For I will remove the names of the Ba'als from her mouth, and they shall be mentioned by name no more.
    21 "And in that day, says the LORD, I will answer the heavens and they shall answer the earth;
    22 and the earth shall answer the grain, the wine, and the oil, and they shall answer Jezreel;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 45:11-12, 14-17
    10 Hear, O daughter, consider, and incline your ear; forget your people and your father's house;
    11 and the king will desire your beauty. Since he is your lord, bow to him;
    13 with all kinds of wealth. The princess is decked in her chamber with gold-woven robes;
    14 in many-colored robes she is led to the king, with her virgin companions, her escort, in her train.
    15 With joy and gladness they are led along as they enter the palace of the king.
    16 Instead of your fathers shall be your sons; you will make them princes in all the earth.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 25:1-13
    1 "Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom.
    2 Five of them were foolish, and five were wise.
    3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them;
    4 but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.
    5 As the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.
    6 But at midnight there was a cry, `Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.'
    7 Then all those maidens rose and trimmed their lamps.
    8 And the foolish said to the wise, `Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
    9 But the wise replied, `Perhaps there will not be enough for us and for you; go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.'
    10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast; and the door was shut.
    11 Afterward the other maidens came also, saying, `Lord, lord, open to us.'
    12 But he replied, `Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.'
    13 Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.


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