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20/01/2021 Day 20

Heb 7:1-3.15-17; Mark 3

Wednesday 2nd week in Ordinary Time Year I
Readings on p.736 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
All the earth shall bow down before you, O God, and shall sing to you, shall sing your name, O Most High!


First Reading: Hebrews 7:1-3.15-17

A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews

Brothers and sisters:
Melchizedek, king of Salem,
priest of the Most High God,
met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings
and blessed him;
and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything.
He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness,
and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace.
He is without father or mother or genealogy,
and has neither beginning of days nor end of life,
but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest for ever.

This becomes even more evident
when another priest arises in the likeness of Melchizedek,
who has become a priest,
not according to a legal requirement concerning bodily descent
but by the power of an indestructible life.
For it is witnessed of him,
“You are a priest for ever,
according to the order of Melchizedek.”

The Word of the Lord



Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 110: (R. 4cd)

R/. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.

The Lord’s revelation to my lord:
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your foes your footstool.”

The Lord will send from Sion
your sceptre of power:
rule in the midst of your foes.

With you is princely rule
on the day of your power.
In holy splendour, from the womb before the dawn,
I have begotten you.

The Lord has sworn an oath he will not change:
“You are a priest forever,
in the line of Melchizedek.”

R/. You are a priest forever, in the line of Melchizedek.


Gospel Acclamation:
Alleluia, Alleluia.

Jesus was preaching the Gospel of the kingdom and healing every infirmity among the people.



Gospel: Mark 3:1-6

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark

At that time:
Again Jesus entered the synagogue,
and a man was there who had a withered hand.
And they watched him,
to see whether he would heal him on the sabbath,
so that they might accuse him.
And he said to the man who had the withered hand,
“Come here.”
And he said to them,
“Is it lawful on the sabbath to do good or to do harm,
to save life or to kill?”
But they were silent.
And he looked around at them with anger,
grieved at their hardness of heart,
and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.”
He stretched it out, and his hand was restored.
The Pharisees went out,
and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him,
how to destroy him.

The Gospel of the Lord


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