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St. Josaphat, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
November 12, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Wisdom 13:1-9
    1 For all men who were ignorant of God were foolish by nature; and they were unable from the good things that are seen to know him who exists, nor did they recognize the craftsman while paying heed to his works;
    2 but they supposed that either fire or wind or swift air, or the circle of the stars, or turbulent water, or the luminaries of heaven were the gods that rule the world.
    3 If through delight in the beauty of these things men assumed them to be gods, let them know how much better than these is their Lord, for the author of beauty created them.
    4 And if men were amazed at their power and working, let them perceive from them how much more powerful is he who formed them.
    5 For from the greatness and beauty of created things comes a corresponding perception of their Creator.
    6 Yet these men are little to be blamed, for perhaps they go astray while seeking God and desiring to find him.
    7 For as they live among his works they keep searching, and they trust in what they see, because the things that are seen are beautiful.
    8 Yet again, not even they are to be excused;
    9 for if they had the power to know so much that they could investigate the world, how did they fail to find sooner the Lord of these things?

  • 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 17:26-37
    26 As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man.
    27 They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all.
    28 Likewise as it was in the days of Lot -- they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built,
    29 but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulphur rained from heaven and destroyed them all --
    30 so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed.
    31 On that day, let him who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away; and likewise let him who is in the field not turn back.
    32 Remember Lot's wife.
    33 Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
    34 I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left.
    35 There will be two women grinding together; one will be taken and the other left."
    37 And they said to him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together."

  • 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 1:1-4, 6
    1 Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
    2 but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night.
    3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water, that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
    4 The wicked are not so, but are like chaff which the wind drives away.
    6 for the LORD knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.

  • Gospel

    John 17:20-26
    20 "I do not pray for these only, but also for those who believe in me through their word,
    21 that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.
    22 The glory which thou hast given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one,
    23 I in them and thou in me, that they may become perfectly one, so that the world may know that thou hast sent me and hast loved them even as thou hast loved me.
    24 Father, I desire that they also, whom thou hast given me, may be with me where I am, to behold my glory which thou hast given me in thy love for me before the foundation of the world.
    25 O righteous Father, the world has not known thee, but I have known thee; and these know that thou hast sent me.
    26 I made known to them thy name, and I will make it known, that the love with which thou hast loved me may be in them, and I in them."

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