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20/11/2022 Day 324

The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe – Cycle C
Readings on p. 1488 and Antiphons on p. 1484 of the Daily Missal and on p. 1003 of the Sunday Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.

How worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and divinity, and wisdom and strength and honour. To him belong glory and authority forever and ever.

First Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-3

A reading from the Second Book of Samuel.

In those days:
All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron,
and said, “Behold,
we are your bone and flesh.
In times past, when Saul was king over us,
it was you that led out and brought in Israel;
and the Lord said to you,
‘You shall be shepherd of my people Israel,
and you shall be prince over Israel.’”
So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron,
and King David made a covenant with them
at Hebron before the Lord,
and they anointed David king over Israel.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 122:1-2.4-5 (R. cf. 1)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm

R/. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

I rejoiced when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
And now our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.

It is there that the tribes go up,
the tribes of the Lord.
For Israel’s witness it is
to praise the name of the Lord.
There were set the thrones for judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.

R/. Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

Second Reading: Colossians 1:12-20

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians.

Brothers and sisters:

We give thanks to the Father,
who has qualified us
to share in the inheritance of the saints in light.
He has delivered us from the dominion of darkness
and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son,
in whom we have redemption,
the forgiveness of sins.

He is the image of the invisible God,
the first-born of all creation;
for in him, all things were created,
in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible,
whether thrones or dominions or principalities or authorities—
all things were created through him and for him.
He is before all things,
and in him, all things hold together.
He is the head of the body, the Church;
he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
that in everything he might be pre-eminent.
For in him all the fulness of God was pleased to dwell,
and through him to reconcile to himself all things,
whether on earth or in heaven,
making peace by the blood of his cross.

The Word of the Lord.

Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is coming!

Gospel: Luke 23:35-43

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke.

At that time:
The rulers scoffed at him, saying,
“He saved others; let him save himself,
if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!”

The soldiers also mocked him,
coming up and offering him vinegar, and saying,
“If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!”

There was also an inscription over him,
“This is the King of the Jews.”

One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying,
“Are you not the Christ?
Save yourself and us!”

But the other rebuked him, saying,
“Do you not fear God,
since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?
And we indeed justly;
for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds,
but this man has done nothing wrong.”
And he said, “Jesus,
remember me when you come in your kingly power.”

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you,
today you will be with me in Paradise.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon.

The Lord sits as King forever.
The Lord will bless his people with peace.

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