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St. John Chrysostom, Bishop, Doctor of the Church (Memorial)
September 13, 2021

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    1 Timothy 2:1-8
    1 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men,
    2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life, godly and respectful in every way.
    3 This is good, and it is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
    4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
    5 For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,
    6 who gave himself as a ransom for all, the testimony to which was borne at the proper time.
    7 For this I was appointed a preacher and apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
    8 I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 28:2, 7-9
    2 Hear the voice of my supplication, as I cry to thee for help, as I lift up my hands toward thy most holy sanctuary.
    7 The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
    8 The LORD is the strength of his people, he is the saving refuge of his anointed.
    9 O save thy people, and bless thy heritage; be thou their shepherd, and carry them for ever.

  • Gospel

    Luke 7:1-10
    1 After he had ended all his sayings in the hearing of the people he entered Caper'na-um.
    2 Now a centurion had a slave who was dear to him, who was sick and at the point of death.
    3 When he heard of Jesus, he sent to him elders of the Jews, asking him to come and heal his slave.
    4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy to have you do this for him,
    5 for he loves our nation, and he built us our synagogue."
    6 And Jesus went with them. When he was not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying to him, "Lord, do not trouble yourself, for I am not worthy to have you come under my roof;
    7 therefore I did not presume to come to you. But say the word, and let my servant be healed.
    8 For I am a man set under authority, with soldiers under me: and I say to one, `Go,' and he goes; and to another, `Come,' and he comes; and to my slave, `Do this,' and he does it."
    9 When Jesus heard this he marveled at him, and turned and said to the multitude that followed him, "I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith."
    10 And when those who had been sent returned to the house, they found the slave well.

  • 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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