Daily Reading

READING OF THE DAY
A reading from the Book of Genesis

God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them:
“Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth.
Dread fear of you shall come upon all the
For in the image of God
has man been made.

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the Book of Genesis
Gn 9:1-13

God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them:
“Be fertile and multiply and fill the earth.
Dread fear of you shall come upon all the animals of the earth
and all the birds of the air,
upon all the creatures that move about on the ground
and all the fishes of the sea;
into your power they are delivered.
Every creature that is alive shall be yours to eat;
I give them all to you as I did the green plants.
Only flesh with its lifeblood still in it you shall not eat.
For your own lifeblood, too, I will demand an accounting:
from every animal I will demand it,
and from one man in regard to his fellow man
I will demand an accounting for human life.

If anyone sheds the blood of man,
by man shall his blood be shed;
For in the image of God
has man been made.

Be fertile, then, and multiply;
abound on earth and subdue it.”

God said to Noah and to his sons with him:
“See, I am now establishing my covenant with you
and your descendants after you
and with every living creature that was with you: all the birds, and the various tame and wild animals that were with you and came out of the ark.
I will establish my covenant with you,
that never again shall all bodily creatures be destroyed
by the waters of a flood;
there shall not be another flood to devastate the earth.”
God added:
“This is the sign that I am giving for all ages to come, of the covenant between me and you and every living creature with you:
I set my bow in the clouds to serve as a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.”

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to Mark
Mk 8:27-33

Jesus and his disciples set out
for the villages of Caesarea Philippi.
Along the way he asked his disciples,
“Who do people say that I am?”
They said in reply,
“John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others one of the prophets.”
And he asked them,
“But who do you say that I am?”
Peter said to him in reply,
You are the Christ.”

Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.

He began to teach them
that the Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed, and rise after three days.
He spoke this openly.
Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples,
rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan.
You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.”

Faith is the realization


Reading 1 HEB 11:1-2, 8-19

Brothers and sisters:
Faith is the realization of what is hoped for
and evidence of things not seen.
Because of it the ancients were well attested.


Daily Reading

Saturday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews
Heb 4:12-16

The word of God is living and effective,
sharper than any two-edged sword,
penetrating even between soul and spirit,
joints and marrow,
and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart.
No creature is concealed from him,
but everything is naked and exposed to the eyes of him
to whom we must render an account.

Since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens,
Jesus, the Son of God,
let us hold fast to our confession
.
For we do not have a high priest
who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
but one who has similarly been tested in every way,
yet without sin.
So let us confidently approach the throne of grace
to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to Mark
Mk 2:13-17

Jesus went out along the sea.
All the crowd came to him and he taught them.
As he passed by, he saw Levi, son of Alphaeus,
sitting at the customs post.
Jesus said to him, “Follow me.”
And he got up and followed Jesus.
While he was at table in his house,

many tax collectors and sinners sat with Jesus and his disciples;
for there were many who followed him.
Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that Jesus was eating with sinners
and tax collectors and said to his disciples,
“Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
Jesus heard this and said to them,
“Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.
I did not come to call the righteous but sinners.”


Sabbath Day (Spanish Sábado) Saturday memorial of the Blessed Virgin Mary ●

[Yoroba] Olúwa, wá ràn wá ló̩wó̩.

Olúwa, yára láti ràn wá ló̩wó̩.

Ògo ni fún Baba àti fún O̩mo̩

àti fún È̩mí Mímó̩.

Bí ó ti wà látètèkó̩s̩e,

o ń be̩ nísinsìnyí,

bé̩è̩ ni ó sì máa rí nígbà gbogbo

ayé àìnípè̩kun. Àmín. Alelúyà.

God, come to my assistance.

Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory to the Father and to the Son,

and to the Holy Spirit:

as it was in the beginning, is now,

and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

________

Hymn

It were my soul’s desire

To see the face of God;

It were my soul’s desire

To rest in his abode.

Grant, Lord, my soul’s desire,

Deep waves of cleansing sighs,

Grant, Lord, my soul’s desire,

From earthly cares to rise.

It were my soul’s desire

To imitate my King,

It were my soul’s desire

His endless praise to sing.

It were my soul’s desire,

When heaven’s gate is won,

To find my soul’s desire,

Clear shining like the sun.

This still my soul’s desire,

Whatever life afford,

To gain my soul’s desire

And see thy face, O Lord.

Hymn

It were my soul’s desire

To see the face of God;

It were my soul’s desire

To rest in his abode.

Grant, Lord, my soul’s desire,

Deep waves of cleansing sighs,

Clear shining like the sun.

This still my soul’s desire,

Whatever life afford,

To gain my soul’s desire

And see thy face, O Lord.

Psalm 118 (119): 145-152
S̩ís̩e àsàrò lórí àwo̩n ò̩rò̩ O̩ló̩run nínú òfin

“Bí e̩niké̩ni ba pa àwo̩n àso̩té̩lè̩ mó̩, ìfé̩ O̩ló̩run yóò di pípé nínú rè̩” (1 John 2:5)
My eyes watch for you before dawn.
Mo fi gbogbo o̩kàn mi pè Ó̩,
Olúwa, gbó̩ mi.
Mo ké pè Ó̩, kó mi yo̩,
èmi yóò s̩e ìfé̩ Re̩.
Mo jí kí ojú tó mó̩
láti ké fún ìrànló̩wó̩ ò̩ Re̩,
Mo gbé̩kè̩lé ò̩rò̩ Re̩.
Ojú mi s̩àìsùn òru,
láti ronú sí ìlérí Re̩.
Gbó̩ ohùn mi nínú ìfé̩ Re̩, Olúwa,
Fi às̩e̩ Re̩ fún mi ní ìyè.
Àwo̩n tó ń lépa mi láìnídìí súnmó̩ ìtòsì,
wó̩n jìnnà sí òfin Re̩.
S̩ùgbó̩n Ìwo̩ wà nítòsí, Olúwa,
otító̩ ni gbogbo ìlànà Re̩.
Ó pé̩ tí mo ti mo̩ è̩rí Re̩,
tí O ti fi lélè̩ láéláé.
Ògo ni fún Baba àti fún O̩mo̩
àti fún È̩mí Mímó̩.
Bí ó ti wà látètèkó̩s̩e,
o ń be̩ nísinsìnyí,
bé̩è̩ ni ó sì máa rí nígbà gbogbo
ayé àìnípè̩kun. Àmín. Alelúyà.
Meditating the word of the Lord in the Law
“When anyone obeys what he has said, God’s love comes to perfection in him” (1 John 2:5)
Dawn finds me ready to welcome you, my God.
I call with all my heart; Lord, hear me,

Daily Reading

Newly discovered ruins of the Sanhedrin at Tiberias

Friday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Hebrews
Heb 4: 1-6

Let us be on our guard
while the promise of entering into his rest remains, that none of you seem to have failed. For in fact we have received the Good News just as our ancestors did.
But the word that they heard did not profit them, for they were not united in faith with those who listened.
For we who believed enter into that rest,
just as he has said:

As I swore in my wrath,    
“They shall not enter into my rest,”

and yet his works were accomplished
at the foundation of the world
.
For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh day in this manner,
And God rested on the seventh day from all his works;
and again, in the previously mentioned place,
They shall not enter into my rest.

Therefore, let us strive to enter into that rest,
so that no one may fall after the same example of disobedience.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to Mark
Mk 2:1-12

When Jesus returned to Capernaum after some days, it became known that he was at home. Many gathered together so that there was no longer room for them,
not even around the door,
and he preached the word to them.
They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men.
Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him.
After they had broken through,
they let down the mat on which the paralytic was lying. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to him,
“Child, your sins are forgiven.”
Now some of the scribes were sitting there asking themselves,
“Why does this man speak that way? He is blaspheming.
Who but God alone can forgive sins?”
Jesus immediately knew in his mind what
they were thinking to themselves,
so he said
, “Why are you thinking such things in your hearts?
Which is easier, to say to the paralytic,
‘Your sins are forgiven,’
or to say, ‘Rise, pick up your mat and walk’?
But that you may know
that The Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth
–he said to the paralytic,
“I say to you, rise, pick up your mat, and go home.” He rose, picked up his mat at once,
and went away in the sight of everyone.
They were all astounded
and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this.”

Capernaum
Village At Lake Tiberias In The North Of Historical Judea, Associated With Christ:
Capernaum / Romanized: Kfar Naḥum, Lit. \’Nahum\’s Village. As a Fishing Village Established During The Time Of The Hasmoneans, Located On The Northern Shore Of The Sea Of Galilee. Archaeological Excavations Have Revealed Two Ancient Synagogues Built One Over The Other. A House Turned Into A Church By The Byzantines —-Is Believed To Have Been The Home Of Saint Peter.

Saint Peter\’s Byzantine Church (Capernaum)
By the Editors of the Madain Project
An octagonal Byzantine martyrium structure was built in first century CE is on the purported site of Saint Peter\’s house. According to the excavators, the central hall of this church was originally built as part of a residential structure about the beginning of the Early Roman period, around 63 BCE. Although it is not mentioned specifically where in Capernaum Isa (Jesus) stayed, the fair inference seems to be that he lived at Peter’s house which was fairly close to the Capernaum Synagogue.🔗See more history and information on this subject link-

🔗What is Abrahamic History?
Abrahamic History
is the study of history and archaeology with respect to the three Abrahamic Faiths without considering the religious and theological aspects. The goal of Abrahamic History is to understand how and why the religious doctrines and behaviours have evlovled and changed over

🔗Newly discovered ruins of the Sanhedrin at Tiberias

Daily Reading

Wednesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time

Lectionary: 307

Reading I

Heb 2:14-18

Since the children share in blood and Flesh,
Jesus likewise shared in them,
that through death he might destroy the one
who has the power of death, that is, the Devil, and free those who through fear of death had been subject to slavery all their life.

Surely he did not help angels
but rather the descendants of Abraham;
therefore, he had to become like his brothers and sisters in every way, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest before God to expiate the sins of the people.
Because he himself was tested through what he suffered, he is able to help those who are being tested.

Responsorial Psalm

105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9

R.    (8a)  The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
Give thanks to the LORD, invoke his name;
    make known among the nations his deeds.
Sing to him, sing his praise,
    proclaim all his wondrous deeds.
R.    (8a)  The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
Glory in his holy name;
    rejoice, O hearts that seek the LORD!
Look to the LORD in his strength;
    seek to serve him constantly.
R.    (8a)  The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
You descendants of Abraham, his servants,
    sons of Jacob, his chosen ones!
He, the LORD, is our God;
    throughout the earth his judgments prevail.
R.    (8a)  The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
or:
R.    Alleluia.
He remembers forever his covenant
    which he made binding for a thousand generations– 
Which he entered into with Abraham
    and by his oath to Isaac. 
R.    (8a)  The Lord remembers his covenant for ever.
or:
R.    Alleluia.

Alleluia

Jn 10:27

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord.
I know them, and they follow me.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel

Mk 1:29-39

On leaving the synagogue
Jesus entered the house of Simon and Andrew with James and John.
Simon’s mother-in-law lay sick with a fever.
They immediately told him about her.
He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.
Then the fever left her and she waited on them.

When it was evening, after sunset,
they brought to him all who were ill or possessed by demons.
The whole town was gathered at the door.
He cured many who were sick with various diseases, and he drove out many demons,
not permitting them to speak because they knew him.

Rising very early before dawn,
he left and went off to a deserted place, where he prayed.

Simon and those who were with him pursued him and on finding him said, “Everyone is looking for you.”
He told them, “Let us go on to the nearby villages that I may preach there also.
For this purpose have I come.”
So he went into their synagogues, preaching and driving out demons throughout the whole of Galilee.

🔗link

Daily Reading

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the First Letter of John
1 Jn 3:11-21

Beloved:
This is the message you have heard from the beginning:
we should love one another,
unlike Cain who belonged to the Evil One
and slaughtered his brother.
Why did he slaughter him?
Because his own works were evil,
and those of his brother righteous.
Do not be amazed, then, brothers and sisters, if the world hates you.
We know that we have passed from death to life because we love our brothers.
Whoever does not love remains in death.
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life remaining in him.
The way we came to know love
was that he laid down his life for us;
so we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If someone who has worldly means sees a brother in need and refuses him compassion, how can the love of God remain in him? Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.

Now this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth and reassure our hearts before him in whatever our hearts condemn, for God is greater than our hearts and knows everything. Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence in God.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to John
Jn 1:43-51

Jesus decided to go to Galilee, and he found Philip. And Jesus said to him, \”Follow me.\”
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the town of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and told him, “We have found The One about whom Moses wrote in the law, and also the prophets, Jesus, son of Joseph, from Nazareth.\”
But Nathanael said to him,
\”Can anything good come from Nazareth?\”
Philip said to him, \”Come and see.\”
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him,
\”Here is a true child of Israel.
There is no duplicity in him.\”
Nathanael said to him, \”How do you know me?\” Jesus answered and said to him,
\”Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.\”
Nathanael answered him,
\”Rabbi, (Teacher) you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.\”
Jesus answered and said to him,
\”Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than this.\” And he said to him, \”Amen, amen, I say to you, you will see the sky opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.\”

Daily Reading

READING OF THE DAY

A reading from the First Letter of John
1 JN 2:29–3:6

If you consider that God is righteous,
you also know that everyone who acts in righteousness
is begotten by him.
See what love the Father has bestowed on us
that we may be called the children of God.
Yet so we are.
The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Beloved, we are God’s children now;
what we shall be has not yet been revealed.

We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is.
Everyone who has this hope based on him makes himself pure,
as he is pure.
Everyone who commits sin commits lawlessness,
for sin is lawlessness.
You know that he was revealed to take away sins, and in him there is no sin.
No one who remains in him sins;
no one who sins has seen him or known him.

GOSPEL OF THE DAY

From the Gospel according to John
Jn 1:29-34

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said,
\”Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.
He is the one of whom I said,
\’A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me
because he existed before me.\’
I did not know him,
but the reason why I came baptizing with water
was that he might be made known to Israel.\”
John testified further, saying,
\”I saw the Spirit come down like a dove from the sky
and remain upon him.
I did not know him,
but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me,
\’On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain,
he is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.\’
Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.\”

WORDS OF THE HOLY FATHER

Jesus appears on the river bank, in the midst of the people, the sinners — like all of us. It is his first public act, the first thing he does when he leaves his home in Nazareth, at the age of 30: he goes down into Judea, goes to the Jordan, and is baptized by John. (…) It is not an anecdote. It is a decisive historical fact! This scene is decisive for our faith; and it is also decisive for the Church’s mission. The Church, in every time, is called to do what John the Baptist did: point Jesus out to the people, saying, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”. He is the One Saviour! He is the Lord, humble, in the midst of sinners, but it is He, He: there is no other powerful one who comes; no, no it is He! (Angelus, 15 January 2017)🔗Resource Link


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For this week’s mediation

John says: Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)

John speaks in the scriptures above—-Then in another verse
Christ then says: Woman, where are those who accused you? (John 8:10) Has no one condemned you?” 11And she said, “No one, Lord.” Then Jesus said: “Neither will I condemn you. Go, and now do not choose to sin anymore. —- & Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)

That means be a new spiritual creature filled with the Holy Spirit💜