Sunday, March 20, 2011

TODAY'S MASS READINGS: 2nd SUN. OF LENT: YEAR A

Genesis 12: 1 - 4
1Now the LORD said to Abram, "Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you.
2And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing.
3I will bless those who bless you, and him who curses you I will curse; and by you all the families of the earth shall bless themselves."
4So Abram went, as the LORD had told him; and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran.
Psalms 33: 4 - 5, 18 - 20, 22
4For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his work is done in faithfulness.
5He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.
18Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,
19that he may deliver their soul from death, and keep them alive in famine.
20Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and shield.
22Let thy steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in thee.
2 Timothy 1: 8 - 10
8Do not be ashamed then of testifying to our Lord, nor of me his prisoner, but share in suffering for the gospel in the power of God,
9who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not in virtue of our works but in virtue of his own purpose and the grace which he gave us in Christ Jesus ages ago,
10and now has manifested through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.
Matthew 17: 1 - 9
1And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart.
2And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light.
3And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Eli'jah, talking with him.
4And Peter said to Jesus, "Lord, it is well that we are here; if you wish, I will make three booths here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Eli'jah."
5He was still speaking, when lo, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him."
6When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces, and were filled with awe.
7But Jesus came and touched them, saying, "Rise, and have no fear."
8And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.
9And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, "Tell no one the vision, until the Son of man is raised from the dead."

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