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12/07/2022 Day 193

Tuesday, 12 July 2022

Tuesday in the Fifteenth Week of OT – Year II

Readings on p. 1051 and Antiphons on p. 1039 of the Daily Missal.

First Reading: Isaiah 7:1-9
A reading from the Book of Isaiah.

In the days of Ahaz the son of Jotham, 
son of Uzziah, king of Judah, 
Rezin the king of Syria 
and Pekah the son of Remaliah the king of Israel 
came up to Jerusalem to wage war against it, 
but they could not conquer it. 
When the house of David was told, 
“Syria is in league with Ephraim,” 
his heart and the heart of his people shook 
as the trees of the forest shake before the wind.

And the Lord said to Isaiah, 
“Go forth to meet Ahaz, 
you and Shearjashub your son, 
at the end of the conduit of the upper pool 
on the highway to the Fuller’s Field, 
and say to him, ‘Take heed, 
be quiet, do not fear, 
and do not let your heart be faint 
because of these two smouldering stumps of firebrands, 
at the fierce anger of Rezin and Syria 
and the son of Remaliah. 
Because Syria, with Ephraim and the son of Remaliah, 
has devised evil against you, saying, 
“Let us go up against Judah and terrify it, 
and let us conquer it for ourselves, 
and set up the son of Tabeel as king in the midst of it,” 
thus says the Lord God: 
It shall not stand, 
and it shall not come to pass. 
For the head of Syria is Damascus, 
and the head of Damascus is Rezin.

(Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be broken to pieces 
so that it will no longer be a people.) 
And the head of Ephraim is Samaria, 
and the head of Samaria is the son of Remaliah. 
If you will not believe, 
surely you shall not be established.’”

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 48:2-3ab.3c-4.5-6.7-8 (R. see 9cd)
Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. God establishes his city forever.

Great is the Lord and highly to be praised
in the city of our God.
His holy mountain rises in beauty,
the joy of all the earth.
Mount Sion, in the heart of the North,
the city of the Mighty King!
God, in the midst of its citadels,
has shown himself its stronghold.

Behold! the kings assembled;
together they advanced.
They saw; at once they marvelled;
 dismayed, they fled in fear.
A trembling seized them there,
anguish, like pangs in giving birth,
as when the east wind shatters
the ships of Tarshish.

R/. God establishes his city forever.

Alleluia, Alleluia. 
Today, harden not your hearts, but listen to the voice of the Lord. 


Gospel: Matthew 11:20-24
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

At that time: 
Jesus began to upbraid the cities 
where most of his mighty works had been done 
because they did not repent. 
“Woe to you, Chorazin! 
woe to you, Bethsaida! 
for if the mighty works done in you 
had been done in Tyre and Sidon, 
they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 
But I tell you, 
it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment 
for Tyre and Sidon than for you. 
And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? 
You shall be brought down to Hades. 
For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, 
it would have remained until this day. 
But I tell you 
that it shall be more tolerable on the day of judgment 
for the land of Sodom than for you.”

The Gospel of the Lord.


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