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07/04/2022 Day 97

Genesis 17:3-9; John 8:51-59


Thursday in the fifth Week of Lent
Readings and Antiphons on p 318 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
Christ is mediator of a New Covenant, so that by means of his death, those who are called may receive the promise of an eternal inheritance.

First Reading: Genesis 17:3-9

A reading from the Book of Genesis

In those days:
Abram fell on his face;
and God said to him,
“Behold, my covenant is with you,
and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations.
No longer shall your name be Abram,
but your name shall be Abraham;
for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations.
I will make you exceedingly fruitful;
and I will make nations of you,
and kings shall come forth from you.
And I will establish my covenant
between me and you and your descendants after you
throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant,
to be God to you and to your descendants after you.
And I will give to you, and to your descendants after you,
the land of your sojournings, all the land of Canaan,
for an everlasting possession;
and I will be their God.”

And God said to Abraham,
“As for you, you shall keep my covenant,
you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial psalm: Psalm 105:4-5.6-7.8-9

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/.  The Lord remembers his covenant forever.

Turn to the Lord and his strength;
constantly seek his face.
Remember the wonders he has done,
his marvels and his words of judgement.

O children of Abraham, his servant,
O descendants of the Jacob he chose,
he, the Lord, is our God;
his judgements are in all the earth.

He remembers his covenant for ever:
the promise he ordained for a thousand generations,
the covenant he made with Abraham,
the oath he swore to Isaac.

R/.  The Lord remembers his covenant forever.

 

Please stand for the Gospel

Glory and praise to you, O Christ.
Today, harden not your hearts, but listen to the voice of the Lord.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ.

 

 

Gospel: John 8:51-59

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

Jesus said to the Jews, “Truly, truly, I say to you,
if any one keeps my word, he will never see death.”

The Jews said to him,
“Now we know that you have a demon.
Abraham died, as did the prophets;
and you say,
‘If any one keeps my word, he will never taste death.’
Are you greater than our father Abraham, who died?
And the prophets died!
Who do you claim to be?”

Jesus answered,
“If I glorify myself, my glory is nothing;
it is my Father who glorifies me,
of whom you say that he is your God.
But you have not known him; I know him.
If I said, I do not know him, I should be a liar like you;
but I do know him and I keep his word.
Your father Abraham rejoiced that he was to see my day;
he saw it and was glad.”

The Jews then said to him,
“You are not yet fifty years old,
and have you seen Abraham?”

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you,
before Abraham was, I am.”

So they took up stones to throw at him;
but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

The Gospel of the Lord

Communion antiphon:
God did not spare his own Son, but handed him over for us all; with him, he has given us all things.

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