Monday, 33rd Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p.1466 of Daily Missal
The Lord established for him a covenant of peace, and made him the prince, that he might have the dignity of the priesthood forever.
First Reading: Revelation 1:1-4; 2:1-5a
The beginning of the Book of Revelation
The revelation of Jesus Christ,
which God gave him
to show to his servants what must soon take place;
and he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
who bore witness to the word of God
and to the testimony of Jesus Christ,
even to all that he saw.
Blessed is he who reads aloud the words of the prophecy,
and blessed are those who hear,
and who keep what is written therein;
for the time is near.
John, to the seven churches that are in Asia:
Grace to you and peace from him
who is and who was and who is to come,
and from the seven spirits who are before his throne.
I heard the Lord saying to me:
To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:
‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand,
who walks among the seven golden lampstands.
“‘I know your works,
your toil and your patient endurance,
and how you cannot bear evil people
but have tested those who call themselves apostles but are not,
and found them to be false;
I know you are enduring patiently
and bearing up for my name’s sake,
and you have not grown weary.
But I have this against you,
that you have abandoned the love you had at first.
Remember then from what you have fallen,
repent and do the works you did at first.
The word of the Lord.
Responsorial psalm: Ps 1:1-2.3.4.and 6
Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm beginning and ending with the response:
R./ To him who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life.
Blessed indeed is the man
who follows not the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the path with sinners,
nor abides in the company of scorners,
but whose delight is the law of the Lord,
and who ponders his law day and night,
He is like a tree that is planted
beside the flowing waters,
that yields its fruit in due season,
and whose leaves shall never fade;
and all that he does shall prosper.
Not so are the wicked, not so!
For they, like winnowed chaff,
shall be driven away by the wind.
For the Lord knows the way of the just,
but the way of the wicked will perish.
R./. To him who conquers, I will grant to eat of the tree of life.
Alleluia, Alleluia. I am the light of the world, says the Lord; he who follows me will have the light of life.
Gospel: Luke 18:35-43
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke
It happened that, as Jesus drew near to Jericho,
a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging;
and hearing a multitude going by,
he inquired what this meant.
They told him, “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by.”
And he cried, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”
And those who were in front rebuked him,
telling him to be silent;
but he cried out all the more,
“Son of David, have mercy on me!”
And Jesus stopped,
and commanded him to be brought to him;
and when he came near, he asked him,
“What do you want me to do for you?”
He said, “Lord, let me receive my sight.”
And Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight;
your faith has made you well.”
And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God;
and all the people, when they saw it,
gave praise to God.
The Gospel of the Lord.
To be near God is my happiness, to place my hope in God the Lord.