Daily Reading for Friday, August 2nd, 2013
Reading 1, Leviticus 23:1, 4-11, 15-16, 27, 34-37
1 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:
5 "The fourteenth day of the first month, at twilight, is the Passover of Yahweh;
6 and the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of Unleavened Bread for Yahweh. For seven days you will eat unleavened bread.
9 Yahweh spoke to Moses and said:
15 "From the day after the Sabbath, the day on which you bring the sheaf of offering, you will count seven full weeks.
36 For seven days you will offer food burnt for Yahweh. On the eighth day you will hold a sacred assembly and you will offer food burnt for Yahweh. It is a day of solemn meeting; you will do no heavy work.
37 "These are Yahweh's solemn festivals to which you will summon the Israelites, the sacred assemblies for the purpose of offering food burnt for Yahweh, consisting of burnt offerings, cereal offerings, sacrifices and libations, each on its appropriate day,
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 81:3-4, 5-6, 10-11
3 blow the trumpet for the new month, for the full moon, for our feast day!
4 For Israel has this statute, a decision of the God of Jacob,
6 'I freed his shoulder from the burden, his hands were able to lay aside the labourer's basket.
10 I, Yahweh, am your God, who brought you here from Egypt, you have only to open your mouth for me to fill it.
11 'My people would not listen to me, Israel would have none of me.
Gospel, Matthew 13:54-58
56 His sisters, too, are they not all here with us? So where did the man get it all?'
58 and he did not work many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Reading 1, Wisdom 12:13, 16-19: 13 For there is no god, other than you, who cares for ... Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 86:5-6, 9-10, 15-16: 5 Lord, you are kind and forgiving, rich ... Gospel, Matthew 13:24-43: 24 He put another parable before them, 'The kingdom of Heaven ... Reading ... continue readingMore Daily Readings
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