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18/01/2021 Day 18

Heb 5:1-10; Mark 2

Monday 2nd week in Ordinary Time, Year I
Readings on p.730 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing your name, O Most High!

First Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10

A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews

Every high priest chosen from among us
is appointed to act on behalf of mankind in relation to God,
to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward,
since he himself is beset with weakness.
Because of this he is bound to offer sacrifice for his own sins
as well as for those of the people.
And one does not take the honour upon himself,
but he is called by God, just as Aaron was.

So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest
but was appointed by him who said to him.
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”;
as he says also in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
according to the order of Melchizedek.”

In the days of his flesh,
Jesus offered up prayers and supplications,
with loud cries and tears,
to him who was able to save him from death,
and he was heard for his godly fear.
Although he was a Son,
he learned obedience through what he suffered;
and being made perfect
he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
being designated by God a high priest
according to the order of Melchizedek.

The Word of the Lord



Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 110: (R.4cd)

R/. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek

The Lord’s revelation to my lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your foes your footstool.”

The Lord will send from Sion
your sceptre of power:
rule in the midst of your foes.

With you is princely rule
on the day of your power.
In holy splendour, from the womb before the dawn,
I have begotten you.

The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change:
“You are a priest forever,
in the line of Melchizedek.”

R/. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek


Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia, Alleluia.
The word of the Lord is living and active, discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart



Gospel: Mark 2:18-22

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

At that time:
John (the Baptiser’s) disciples and the Pharisees were fasting;
and people came and said to him,
“Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast,
but your disciples do not fast?”

And Jesus said to them,
“Can the wedding guests fast
while the bridegroom is with them?
As long as they have the bridegroom with them,
they cannot fast.
The days will come,
when the bridegroom is taken away from them,
and then they will fast in that day.
No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment;
if he does, the patch tears away from it,
the new from the old,
and a worse tear is made.
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins;
if he does, the wine will burst the skins,
and the wine is lost, and so are the skins;
but new wine is for fresh skins.”

The Gospel of the Lord


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