Wednesday of the Thirty-Fourth Week in Ordinary Time
November 26, 2014

Psalter: Week II

Color: Green


Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Revelation 15:1-4
    1 Then I saw another portent in heaven, great and wonderful, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is ended.
    2 And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire, and those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands.
    3 And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, "Great and wonderful are thy deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are thy ways, O King of the ages!
    4 Who shall not fear and glorify thy name, O Lord? For thou alone art holy. All nations shall come and worship thee, for thy judgments have been revealed."

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 98:1-3, 7-9
    1 O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory.
    2 The LORD has made known his victory, he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations.
    3 He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God.
    7 Let the sea roar, and all that fills it; the world and those who dwell in it!
    8 Let the floods clap their hands; let the hills sing for joy together
    9 before the LORD, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with equity.

  • Gospel

    Luke 21:12-19
    12 But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name's sake.
    13 This will be a time for you to bear testimony.
    14 Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate beforehand how to answer;
    15 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict.
    16 You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they will put to death;
    17 you will be hated by all for my name's sake.
    18 But not a hair of your head will perish.
    19 By your endurance you will gain your lives.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ephesians 1:3-14
    3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places,
    4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him.
    5 He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will,
    6 to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.
    7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace
    8 which he lavished upon us.
    9 For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ
    10 as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
    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 85:2-4, 7-11
    1 LORD, thou wast favorable to thy land; thou didst restore the fortunes of Jacob.
    2 Thou didst forgive the iniquity of thy people; thou didst pardon all their sin. [Selah]
    3 Thou didst withdraw all thy wrath; thou didst turn from thy hot anger.
    6 Wilt thou not revive us again, that thy people may rejoice in thee?
    7 Show us thy steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.
    8 Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints, to those who turn to him in their hearts.
    9 Surely his salvation is at hand for those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.
    10 Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will kiss each other.

  • Gospel

    Matthew 16:24-27
    24 Then Jesus told his disciples, "If any man would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.
    25 For whoever would save his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
    26 For what will it profit a man, if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life? Or what shall a man give in return for his life?
    27 For the Son of man is to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay every man for what he has done.


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