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05/08/2022 Day 217

Matt 16:24-28

Friday, 5 August 2022
Friday in the Eighteenth Week of Ordinary Time – Year II
Readings on p. 1135 and Antiphons on p. 1113 of the Daily Missal.


First Reading: Nahum 1:15, 2:2, 3:1-3, 6-7

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Nahum.

Behold, on the mountains the feet of him
who brings good tidings,
who proclaims peace!
Keep your feasts, O Judah,
fulfil your vows,
for never again shall the wicked come against you,
he is utterly cut off.

(For the Lord is restoring the majesty of Jacob
as the majesty of Israel,
for plunderers have stripped them
and ruined their branches.)

Woe to the bloody city,
all full of lies and booty—
no end to the plunder!
The crack of whip, and rumble of wheel,
galloping horse and bounding chariot!
Horsemen charging,
flashing sword and glittering spear,
hosts of slain,
heaps of corpses,
dead bodies without end—
they stumble over the bodies!

I will throw filth at you
and treat you with contempt,
and make you an object of scorn.
And all who look on you will shrink from you and say,
Wasted is Nineveh; who will moan over her?
whence shall I seek comforters for her?

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm Deuteronomy 32:35cd-36ab.39abcd.41 (R. 39c)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. I kill and I make alive.

For the day of their calamity is at hand,
and their doom comes swiftly.
For the Lord will vindicate his people
and have compassion on his servants,

“See now that I, even I, am he,
and there is no god beside me;
I kill and I make alive;
I wound and I heal.”

If I sharpen my glittering sword,
and my hand takes hold on judgment,
I will take vengeance on my adversaries,
and will repay those who hate me.

R/. I kill and I make alive.


Alleluia, Alleluia.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.


Gospel: Matthew 16:24-28

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

At that time:
Jesus told his disciples,
“If anyone would come after me,
let them deny themself and take up their cross and follow me.
For whoever would save their life will lose it,
and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.
For what will it profit a person,
if they gain the whole world and forfeit their life?
Or what shall a person give in return for his life?
For the Son of man is to come with his angels
in the glory of his Father,
and then he will repay everyone for what they have done.
Truly, I say to you,
there are some standing here who will not taste death
before they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.”

The Gospel of the Lord.


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