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19/11/2021 Day 323

1 Maccabees 4:36-37.52-59; Luke 19:45-48

Thirty-Third Week in Ordinary Time, Year 1
Readings on p. 1478 and Antiphons on p. 1458 of the Daily Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.

The Lord said; I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction. You will call upon me, and I will answer you, and I will lead back your captives from every place.


First Reading: 1 Maccabees 4:36-37.52-59

A reading from the Book of Maccabees.

In those days:
Judas and his brothers said,
“Behold, our enemies are crushed;
let us go up to cleanse the sanctuary and dedicate it.”
So all the army assembled
and they went up to Mount Zion.

Early in the morning
on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month,
which is the month of Chislev,
in the one hundred and forty-eighth year,
they rose and offered sacrifice, as the law directs,
on the new altar of burnt offering which they had built.
At the very season and on the very day
that the Gentiles had profaned it,
it was dedicated with songs and harps and lutes and cymbals.
All the people fell on their faces
and worshipped and blessed Heaven,
who had prospered them.
So they celebrated the dedication of the altar for eight days,
and offered burnt offerings with gladness;
they offered a sacrifice of deliverance and praise.
They decorated the front of the temple
with golden crowns and small shields;
they restored the gates and the chambers for the priests
and furnished them with doors.
There was very great gladness among the people,
and the reproach of the Gentiles was removed.

Then Judas and his brothers
and all the assembly of Israel
determined that every year at that season
the days of the dedication of the altar
should be observed with gladness and joy for eight days,
beginning with the twenty-fifth day of the month of Chislev.

The Word of the Lord.



Responsorial Psalm: 1 Chr 28:10.11abc.11d-12a.12bcd (R. 13b)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. We praise your glorious name, O Lord.

Blessed are you, O Lord,
the God of Israel our father,
forever and ever.

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, and the power,
and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty;
for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours;
yours is the kingdom, O Lord.

You are exalted as head above all.
Both riches and honour come from you.

You rule overall.
In your hand are power and might;
and in your hand it is to make great
and to give strength to all.

R/. We praise your glorious name, O Lord.


Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
and I know them, and they follow me.



Gospel: Luke 19:45-48

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
Jesus entered the temple
and began to drive out those who sold,
saying to them, “It is written,
‘My house shall be a house of prayer,
but you have made it a den of robbers.”

And he was teaching daily in the temple.
The chief priests and the scribes
and the principal men of the people sought to destroy him;
but they did not find anything they could do,
for all the people hung upon his words.

The Gospel of the Lord.


Communion Antiphon.
To be near God is my happiness, to place my hope in God the Lord.

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