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08/06/2023 Day 159

The Feast of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Eternal High Priest
Readings and Antiphons are proper. This is a new feast and the readings are not in the Daily Missal.

First Reading:  Isaiah 52: 13 – 53:12                 

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Behold, my servant shall prosper,
he shall be exalted and lifted up,
and shall be very high.
As many were astonished at him—
his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
and his form beyond that of the sons of men—
so shall he startle many nations;
kings shall shut their mouths because of him;
for that which has not been told them they shall see,
and that which they have not heard they shall understand.

Who has believed what we have heard?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or comeliness that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions,
he was bruised for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that made us whole,
and with his stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned every one to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb,
so he opened not his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people?
And they made his grave with the wicked
and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
and there was no deceit in his mouth.

Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise him;
he has put him to grief;
when he makes himself an offering for sin,
he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand;
he shall see the fruit of the travail of his soul and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
make many to be accounted righteous;
and he shall bear their iniquities.
Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong;
because he poured out his soul to death,
and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.

The word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Ps 40: 6abc, 9bc, 10, 11ab (R. see 8a, 9a)

R/.  See, I have come, Lord, to do your will.

How many, O Lord my God,
are the wonders and designs that you have worked for us;
you have no equal.

“I delight to do your will, O my God;
your instruction lies deep within me.”

Your justice I have proclaimed
in the great assembly.
My lips I have not sealed;
you know it, O Lord.

Your saving help I have not hidden in my heart;
of your faithfulness and salvation I have spoken.

R/.  See, I have come, Lord, to do your will.

Gospel acclamation:

Alleluia, Alleluia. Behold my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him, he will bring forth justice to the nations.  Alleluia.

Gospel: Luke 22: 14-20

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke

And when the hour came, he sat at table,
and the apostles with him. And he said to them,
“I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
for I tell you I shall not eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom
of God.” And he took a chalice, and when he had given thanks
he said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves;
for I tell you that from now on I shall not drink
of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”

And he took bread,
and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you.
Do this in remembrance of me.”
And likewise the chalice after supper, saying,
“This chalice which is poured out for you
is the new covenant in my blood.”

A dispute also arose among them,
which of them was to be regarded as the greatest.

And he said to them,
“The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them;
and those in authority over them are called benefactors.
But not so with you;
rather let the greatest among you become as the youngest,
and the leader as one who serves.

For which is the greater, one who sits at table, or one who serves? Is it not the one who sits at table?
But I am among you as one who serves.

“You are those who have continued with me in my trials;
as my Father appointed a kingdom for me,
so do I appoint for you that you may eat and drink at my table
in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

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