St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
September 13, 2017

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Colossians 3:1-11
    1 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.
    2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
    3 For you have died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.
    4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
    5 Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.
    6 On account of these the wrath of God is coming.
    7 In these you once walked, when you lived in them.
    8 But now put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and foul talk from your mouth.
    9 Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old nature with its practices
    10 and have put on the new nature, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.
    11 Here there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scyth'ian, slave, free man, but Christ is all, and in all.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 145:2-3, 10-13
    2 Every day I will bless thee, and praise thy name for ever and ever.
    3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and his greatness is unsearchable.
    10 All thy works shall give thanks to thee, O LORD, and all thy saints shall bless thee!
    11 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, and tell of thy power,
    12 to make known to the sons of men thy mighty deeds, and the glorious splendor of thy kingdom.
    13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endures throughout all generations. The LORD is faithful in all his words, and gracious in all his deeds.

  • Gospel

    Luke 6:20-26
    20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
    21 "Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall laugh.
    22 "Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you and revile you, and cast out your name as evil, on account of the Son of man!
    23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy, for behold, your reward is great in heaven; for so their fathers did to the prophets.
    24 "But woe to you that are rich, for you have received your consolation.
    25 "Woe to you that are full now, for you shall hunger. "Woe to you that laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.
    26 "Woe to you, when all men speak well of you, for so their fathers did to the false prophets.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-13
    1 I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called,
    2 with all lowliness and meekness, with patience, forbearing one another in love,
    3 eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
    4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call,
    5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism,
    6 one God and Father of us all, who is above all and through all and in all.
    7 But grace was given to each of us according to the measure of Christ's gift.
    11 And his gifts were that some should be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, some pastors and teachers,
    12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,
    13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-11
    1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
    3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.
    6 Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire; but thou hast given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required.
    7 Then I said, "Lo, I come; in the roll of the book it is written of me;
    8 I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my heart."
    9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; lo, I have not restrained my lips, as thou knowest, O LORD.
    10 I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.

  • Gospel

    Mark 4:1-10, 13-20
    1 Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land.
    2 And he taught them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:
    3 "Listen! A sower went out to sow.
    4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
    5 Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil;
    6 and when the sun rose it was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away.
    7 Other seed fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.
    8 And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."
    9 And he said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
    10 And when he was alone, those who were about him with the twelve asked him concerning the parables.
    13 And he said to them, "Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?
    14 The sower sows the word.
    15 And these are the ones along the path, where the word is sown; when they hear, Satan immediately comes and takes away the word which is sown in them.
    16 And these in like manner are the ones sown upon rocky ground, who, when they hear the word, immediately receive it with joy;
    17 and they have no root in themselves, but endure for a while; then, when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately they fall away.
    18 And others are the ones sown among thorns; they are those who hear the word,
    19 but the cares of the world, and the delight in riches, and the desire for other things, enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful.
    20 But those that were sown upon the good soil are the ones who hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."

    OR

    Mark 4:1-9
    1 Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea; and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land.
    2 And he taught them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them:
    3 "Listen! A sower went out to sow.
    4 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
    5 Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil;
    6 and when the sun rose it was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away.
    7 Other seed fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.
    8 And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold."
    9 And he said, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear."

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