St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
October 17, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Romans 1:16-25
    16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel: it is the power of God for salvation to every one who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
    17 For in it the righteousness of God is revealed through faith for faith; as it is written, "He who through faith is righteous shall live."
    18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and wickedness of men who by their wickedness suppress the truth.
    19 For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them.
    20 Ever since the creation of the world his invisible nature, namely, his eternal power and deity, has been clearly perceived in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse;
    21 for although they knew God they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking and their senseless minds were darkened.
    22 Claiming to be wise, they became fools,
    23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man or birds or animals or reptiles.
    24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves,
    25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever! Amen.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 19:2-5
    1 The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
    2 Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night declares knowledge.
    3 There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard;
    4 yet their voice goes out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them he has set a tent for the sun,

  • Gospel

    Luke 11:37-41
    37 While he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him; so he went in and sat at table.
    38 The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner.
    39 And the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of extortion and wickedness.
    40 You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also?
    41 But give for alms those things which are within; and behold, everything is clean for you.

  • 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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