Readings For Tuesday 26th Week In Ordinary Time

First Reading
Zec 8:20-23

Many peoples shall come to seek the Lord in Jerusalem.

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Zechariah

Thus says the LORD of hosts:
There shall yet come peoples,
   the inhabitants of many cities;
   and the inhabitants of one city shall approach those of another,
   and say, “Come! let us go to implore the favor of the LORD”;
   and, “I too will go to seek the LORD.”
Many peoples and strong nations shall come
   to seek the LORD of hosts in Jerusalem
   and to implore the favor of the LORD.
Thus says the LORD of hosts:
   In those days ten men of every nationality,
   speaking different tongues, shall take hold,
   yes, take hold of every Jew by the edge of his garment and say,

   “Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.”

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 87:1b-3, 4-5, 6-7

R. :

 R. (Zec 8:23) God is with us.

His foundation upon the holy mountains
   the LORD loves:
The gates of Zion,
   more than any dwelling of Jacob.
Glorious things are said of you,
   O city of God!

R. God is with us.

I tell of Egypt and Babylon
   among those that know the LORD;
Of Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia:
   “This man was born there.”
And of Zion they shall say:
   “One and all were born in her;
And he who has established her
   is the Most High LORD.”

R. God is with us.

They shall note, when the peoples are enrolled:
   “This man was born there.”
And all shall sing, in their festive dance:
   “My home is within you.”

R. God is with us.

Gospel Acclamation
Mk 10:45

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

The Son of Man came to serve
and to give his life as a ransom for many.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Lk 9:51-56

He resolutely determined to journey from Jerusalem

 A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

When the days for Jesus to be taken up were fulfilled,
   he resolutely determined to journey to Jerusalem,
   and he sent messengers ahead of him.
On the way they entered a Samaritan village
   to prepare for his reception there,
   but they would not welcome him
   because the destination of his journey was Jerusalem.
When the disciples James and John saw this they asked,
   “Lord, do you want us to call down fire from heaven
   to consume them?”
Jesus turned and rebuked them,
   and they journeyed to another village.

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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