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12/11/2021 Day 316

Wisdom 13:1-9; Luke 17:26-37

The Memorial of Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr
Readings on p. 1453 and Antiphons on p. 1814 of the Daily Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.

Because of the Lord’s covenant and the ancestral laws the Saints of God preserved in loving brotherhood, for there was always one spirit in them and one faith.


First Reading: Wisdom 13:1-9

A reading from the Book of Wisdom.

All people 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,
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.

If through delight in the beauty of these things
people assumed them to be gods,
let them know how much better than these is their Lord,
for the author of beauty created them.
And if people were amazed at their power and working,
let them perceive from them
how much more powerful is he who formed them.
For from the greatness and beauty of created things
comes a corresponding perception of their Creator.

Yet these people are little to be blamed, for perhaps they go astray while seeking God and desiring to find him.
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.
Yet again, not even they are to be excused;

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?

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 19:2-3.4-5ab (R. 2a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The heavens declare the glory of God.

The heavens declare the glory of God,
and the firmament proclaims the work of his hands.
Day unto day conveys the message,
and night unto night imparts the knowledge.

No speech, no word, whose voice goes unheeded;
their sound goes forth through all the earth,
their message to the utmost bounds of the world.

R/. The heavens declare the glory of God.

Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
Look up and raise your heads,
because your redemption is drawing near.



Gospel: Luke 17:26-37

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
Jesus said to his disciples,
“As it was in the days of Noah,
so will it be in the days of the Son of man.
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.
Likewise, as it was in the days of Lot—
they ate, they drank,
they bought, they sold,
they planted, they built,
but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom
fire and brimstone rained from heaven and destroyed them all—
so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed.
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.
Remember Lot’s wife.
Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life will preserve it.
I tell you,
in that night there will be two men in one bed;
one will be taken and the other left.
There will be two women grinding together;
one will be taken and the other left.”

And they said to him, “Where, Lord?”

He said to them,
“Where the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon.

Whoever loses his life for my sake, will find it in eternity, says the Lord.

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