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07/03/2023 Day 66

Tuesday, Second Week of Lent.
Readings and Antiphons on p. 230 of the Daily Missal.


First Reading: Isaiah 1:10.16-20

A reading from the Book of Isaiah.

Hear the word of the Lord,
you rulers of Sodom!
Give ear to the teaching of our God,
you people of Gomorrah!

Wash yourselves; make yourselves clean;
remove the evil of your doings from before my eyes;
cease to do evil,
learn to do good;
seek justice,
correct oppression;
defend the fatherless,
plead for the widow.

“Come now, let us reason together,
says the Lord:
though your sins are like scarlet,
they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red like crimson,
they shall become like wool.
If you are willing and obedient,
you shall eat the good of the land;
but if you refuse and rebel,
you shall be devoured by the sword;
for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”

The Word of the Lord.



Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 50:8-9.16bc-17.21 & 23 (R. 23bc)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. To one whose way is blameless,
I will show the salvation of God.

I do not rebuke you for your sacrifices;
your offerings are always before me.
I do not take more bullocks from your farms,
nor goats from among your herds.

“How can you recite my commandments,
and take my covenant on your lips,
you who despise correction,
and cast my words behind you,

You do this, and should I keep silence?
Do you think that I am like you?
I accuse you, lay the charge before you.
A sacrifice of praise gives me honour,
and to one whose way is blameless,
I will show the salvation of God.”

R/. To one whose way is blameless,
I will show the salvation of God.


Glory and praise to you, O Christ.
Cast away from you all the transgressions
which you have committed, says the Lord,
and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit.
Glory and praise to you, O Christ.



Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.

At that time:
Jesus said to the crowds and to his disciples,
“The scribes and the Pharisees sit on Moses’ seat;
so practise and observe whatever they tell you,
but not what they do;
for they preach, but do not practice.
They bind heavy burdens, hard to bear,
and lay them on people’s shoulders;
but they themselves will not move them with their finger.
They do all their deeds to be seen by people;
for they make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long,
and they love the place of honour at feasts
and the best seats in the synagogues,
and salutations in the market places,
and being called rabbi by people.
But you are not to be called rabbi,
for you have one teacher, and you are all brethren.
And call no man your father on earth,
for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
Neither be called masters,
for you have one master, the Christ.
He who is greatest among you shall be your servant;
whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

The Gospel of the Lord.

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