Readings Tuesday Week 23 Ordinary Time

First Reading
Col 2:6-15

God brought you to life along with Christ having forgiven us all our transgressions.

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians

Brothers and sisters:
As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him,
   rooted in him and built upon him
   and established in the faith as you were taught,
   abounding in thanksgiving.
See to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy
   according to the tradition of men,
   according to the elemental powers of the world
   and not according to Christ.

For in him dwells the whole fullness of the deity bodily,
   and you share in this fullness in him,
   who is the head of every principality and power.
In him you were also circumcised
   with a circumcision not administered by hand,
   by stripping off the carnal body, with the circumcision of Christ.
You were buried with him in baptism,
   in which you were also raised with him
   through faith in the power of God,
   who raised him from the dead.
And even when you were dead in transgressions
   and the uncircumcision of your flesh,
   he brought you to life along with him,
   having forgiven us all our transgressions;
   obliterating the bond against us, with its legal claims,
   which was opposed to us,
   he also removed it from our midst, nailing it to the cross;
   despoiling the principalities and the powers,
   he made a public spectacle of them,
   leading them away in triumph by it.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 145:1b-2, 8-9, 10-11

R. :

R. (9) The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.

I will extol you, O my God and King,
   and I will bless your name forever and ever.
Every day will I bless you,
   and I will praise your name forever and ever.

R. The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.

The LORD is gracious and merciful,
   slow to anger and of great kindness.
The LORD is good to all
   and compassionate toward all his works.

R. The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.

Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
   and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
   and speak of your might.

R. The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.


Gospel Acclamation
See Jn 15:16

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

I chose you from the world,
that you may go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 6:12-19

He spent the night in prayer. He chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus departed to the mountain to pray,
   and he spent the night in prayer to God.
When day came, he called his disciples to himself,
   and from them he chose Twelve, whom he also named Apostles:
   Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew,
   James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,
   Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus,
   Simon who was called a Zealot,
   and Judas the son of James,
   and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

And he came down with them and stood on a stretch of level ground.
A great crowd of his disciples and a large number of the people
   from all Judea and Jerusalem
   and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon
   came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases;
   and even those who were tormented by unclean spirits were cured.
Everyone in the crowd sought to touch him
   because power came forth from him and healed them all.

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

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