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09/11/2021 Day 313

Ezekial 47:1-2.8-9.12; John 2:13-22

Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Readings and Antiphons on p. 1809 of the Daily Missal.

Entrance Antiphon.
I saw the holy city, a new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

 

First Reading: Ezekial 47:1-2.8-9.12

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekial.

In those days:
The angel brought me back to the door of the temple;
and behold, water was issuing
from below the threshold of the temple toward the east
(for the temple faced east);
and the water was flowing down
from below the right side of the threshold of the temple,
south of the altar.
Then he brought me out by way of the north gate
and led me round on the outside to the outer gate,
that faces toward the east;
and the water was coming out on the right side.

And he said to me,
“This water flows toward the eastern region
and goes down into the Arabah;
and when it enters the stagnant waters of the sea,
the water will become fresh.
And wherever the river goes
every living creature which swarms will live,
and there will be very many fish;
for this water goes there,
that the waters of the sea may become fresh;
so everything will live where the river goes.

And on the banks,
on both sides of the river,
there will grow all kinds of trees for food.
Their leaves will not wither nor their fruit fail,
but they will bear fresh fruit every month
because the water for them flows from the sanctuary.
Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”

The Word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 46:2-3.5-6.8-9 (R. 5)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The waters of a river give joy to God’s city,
the holy place, the dwelling of the Most High.

God is for us a refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in time of distress:
so we shall not fear though the earth should rock,
though the mountains quake to the heart of the sea;

The waters of a river give joy to God’s city,
the holy place, the dwelling of the Most High.
God is within, it cannot be shaken;
God will help it at the dawning of the day.

The Lord of hosts is with us:
the God of Jacob is our stronghold.
Come and behold the works of the Lord,
the awesome deeds he has done on the earth.

R/. The waters of a river give joy to God’s city,
the holy place, the dwelling of the Most High.

 

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 3:9c-11.16-17

A reading from the First Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians.

Brothers and sisters:
You are God’s building.
According to the commission of God given to me,
like a skilled master builder, I laid a foundation,
and another man is building upon it.
Let each man take care how he builds upon it.
For no other foundation can anyone lay
than that which is laid,
which is Jesus Christ.

Do you not know that you are God’s temple
and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?
If anyone destroys God’s temple,
God will destroy him.
For God’s temple is holy,
and that temple you are.

The Word of the Lord.

Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
I have chosen and consecrated this house, says the Lord,
that my name may be there forever.
Alleluia.

Gospel: John 2:13-22

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

The Passover of the Jews was at hand,
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
In the temple,
he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons,
and the money-changers at their business.
And making a whip of cords,
he drove them all, with the sheep and oxen,
out of the temple;
and he poured out the coins of the money-changers
and overturned their tables.
And he told those who sold the pigeons,
“Take these things away;
you shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade.”

His disciples remembered that it was written,
“Zeal for your house will consume me.”
The Jews then said to him,
“What sign have you to show us for doing this?”

Jesus answered them,
“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
The Jews then said,
“It has taken forty-six years to build this temple,
and will you raise it up in three days?”

But he spoke of the temple of his body.
When therefore he was raised from the dead,
his disciples remembered that he had said this;
and they believed the scripture
and the word which Jesus had spoken.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon.
Be built up like living stones, into a spiritual house, a holy priesthood.

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