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St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
October 17, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Ephesians 1:15-23
    15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,
    16 I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers,
    17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him,
    18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints,
    19 and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power in us who believe, according to the working of his great might
    20 which he accomplished in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him sit at his right hand in the heavenly places,
    21 far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come;
    22 and he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head over all things for the church,
    23 which is his body, the fulness of him who fills all in all.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 8:2-7
    1 O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is thy name in all the earth! Thou whose glory above the heavens is chanted
    2 by the mouth of babes and infants, thou hast founded a bulwark because of thy foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.
    3 When I look at thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars which thou hast established;
    4 what is man that thou art mindful of him, and the son of man that thou dost care for him?
    5 Yet thou hast made him little less than God, and dost crown him with glory and honor.
    6 Thou hast given him dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet,

  • Gospel

    Luke 12:8-12
    8 "And I tell you, every one who acknowledges me before men, the Son of man also will acknowledge before the angels of God;
    9 but he who denies me before men will be denied before the angels of God.
    10 And every one who speaks a word against the Son of man will be forgiven; but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.
    11 And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious how or what you are to answer or what you are to say;
    12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."

  • 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.