Monday 9th November, 2020

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09/11/2020 Day 314

Ezekiel 47:1-2.8-9.12; John 2:13-22

The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Monday, 32
nd Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p.1808 of Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon

I saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

First Reading: Ezekiel 47:1-2.8-9.12

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel

In those days:
The angel brought me back to the door of the temple;
and behold,
water was issuing from below the threshold of the temple
toward the east
(for the temple faced east);
and the water was flowing down
from below the right side of the threshold of the temple,
south of the altar.
Then he brought me out by way of the north gate,
and led me round on the outside to the outer gate,
that faces towards the east;
and the water was coming out on the south side.
And he said to me,
“This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah;
and when it enters the stagnant waters of the sea,
the water will become fresh.
And wherever the river
goes every living creature which swarms will live, and there will be very many fish;
for this water goes there, that the waters of the sea
may become fresh;
so everything will live where the river goes.
And on the banks, on both sides of the river,
there will grow all kinds of trees for food.
Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail,
but they will bear fresh fruit every month,
because the water for them flows from the sanctuary.
Their fruit will be for food,
and their leaves for healing.”

The word of the Lord.

Responsorial psalm: Ps 46:2. 3. 5-6. 8-9 (R. 5)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm beginning and ending with the response:

R./ The waters of a river give joy to God’s city, the holy place, the dwelling of the Most High.

God is for us a refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in time of distress:
so we shall not fear though the earth should rock,
though the mountains quake to the heart of the sea.

The waters of a river give joy to God’s city,
the holy place, the dwelling of the Most High.
God is within, it cannot be shaken;
God will help it at the dawning of the day.

The Lord of hosts is with us:
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Come and behold the works of the Lord,
the awesome deeds he has done on the earth.

R./ The waters of a river give joy to God’s city, the holy place, the dwelling of the Most High.

Second reading: 1 Corinthians 3:9c-11.16-17

A reading from the first letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers and sisters: You are God’s building.
According to the commission of God given to me,
like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation,
and another person is building upon it.
Let each person take care how he builds upon it.
For no other foundation can any one lay than that which is laid,
which is Jesus Christ.
Do you not know that you are God’s temple

and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
If any one destroys God’s temple,
God will destroy him.
For God’s temple is holy,
and that temple you are.

The word of the Lord.

Gospel acclamation:
Alleluia. Alleluia. 
I have chosen and consecrated this house, says the Lord, that my name may be there for ever. Alleluia.

Gospel: John 2:13-22

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

The Passover of the Jews was at hand,
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.

In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers at their business.
And making a whip of cords,
he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen,
out of the temple; and he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables.
And he told those who sold the pigeons,
“Take these things away;
you shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”
His disciples remembered that it was written,
“Zeal for your house will consume me.”
The Jews then said to him,
“What sign have you to show us for doing this?”
Jesus answered them,
“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple,
and will you raise it up in three days?”
But he spoke of the temple of his body.
When therefore he was raised from the dead,
his disciples remembered that he had said this;
and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon
Be built up like living stones, into a spiritual house, a holy priesthood.

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