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23/01/2023 Day 23

Third Monday in Ordinary Time – Year 1
Readings on p. 755 and Antiphons on p. 748 of the Daily Missal.


First Reading: Hebrews 9:15.24-28

A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews.

Brothers and sisters:

Christ is the mediator of a new covenant,
so that those who are called
may receive the promised eternal inheritance,
since a death has occurred that redeems them
from the transgressions under the first covenant.

For Christ has entered,
not into a sanctuary made with hands,
a copy of the true one,
but into heaven itself,
now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
Nor was it to offer himself repeatedly,
as the high priest enters the Holy Place yearly
with blood not his own;
for then he would have had to suffer repeatedly
since the foundation of the world.
But as it is, he has appeared once for all
at the end of the age
to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself.
And just as it is appointed for people to die once,
and after that comes judgment,
so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many,
will appear a second time,
not to deal with sin
but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 98:1.2-3ab.3cd-4.5-6 (R. 1ab)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders.

O sing a new song to the Lord,
for he has worked wonders.
His right hand and his holy arm
have brought salvation.

The Lord has made known his salvation,
has shown his deliverance to the nations.
He has remembered his merciful love
and his truth for the house of Israel.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation of our God.
Shout to the Lord, all the earth;
break forth into joyous song,
and sing out your praise.

Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp,
with the harp and the sound of song.
With trumpets and the sound of the horn,
raise a shout before the King, the Lord.

R/. O sing a new song to the Lord, for he has worked wonders.


Alleluia, Alleluia.
Our Saviour Christ Jesus abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the Gospel.


Gospel: Mark 3:22-30

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.

At that time:
The scribes who came down from Jerusalem said of Jesus,
“He is possessed by Beelzebul,
and by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.”

And he called them to him, and said to them in parables,
“How can Satan cast out Satan?
If a kingdom is divided against itself,
that kingdom cannot stand.
And if a house is divided against itself,
that house will not be able to stand.
And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided,
he cannot stand, but his end has come.
But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man;
then indeed he may plunder his house.

“Truly I say to you,
all sins will be forgiven of people
and whatever blasphemies they utter;
but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit
never has forgiveness,
but is guilty of an eternal sin”—
for they had said, “He has an unclean spirit.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

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