Readings for Friday Week 33 in Ordinary Time

First Reading
1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59

They celebrated the dedication of the altar and joyfullty offered burnt oferings.

A reading from the first Book of Maccabees

Judas and his brothers said,
“Now that our enemies have been crushed,
   let us go up to purify the sanctuary and rededicate it.”
So the whole army assembled, and went up to Mount Zion.

Early in the morning on the twenty-fifth day of the ninth month,
   that is, the month of Chislev,
   in the year one hundred and forty-eight,
   they arose and offered sacrifice according to the law
   on the new altar of burnt offerings that they had made.
On the anniversary of the day on which the Gentiles had defiled it,
   on that very day it was reconsecrated
   with songs, harps, flutes, and cymbals.
All the people prostrated themselves and adored and praised Heaven,
   who had given them success.

For eight days they celebrated the dedication of the altar
   and joyfully offered burnt offerings and sacrifices
   of deliverance and praise.
They ornamented the facade of the temple with gold crowns and shields;
   they repaired the gates and the priests’ chambers
   and furnished them with doors.
There was great joy among the people
   now that the disgrace of the Gentiles was removed.
Then Judas and his brothers and the entire congregation of Israel
   decreed that the days of the dedication of the altar
   should be observed with joy and gladness
   on the anniversary every year for eight days,
   from the twenty-fifth day of the month Chislev.


Responsorial Psalm
1 Chronicles 29:10bcd, 11abc, 11d-12a, 12bcd

R. :

R. (13b) We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.

“Blessed may you be, O LORD,
   God of Israel our father,
   from eternity to eternity.”

R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.

“Yours, O LORD, are grandeur and power,
   majesty, splendor, and glory.
For all in heaven and on earth is yours.”

R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.

“Yours, O LORD, is the sovereignty;
   you are exalted as head over all.
Riches and honor are from you.”

R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.

“You have dominion over all,
In your hand are power and might;
   it is yours to give grandeur and strength to all.”

R. We praise your glorious name, O mighty God.


Gospel Acclamation
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
Lk 19:45-48

You have made it a den of thieves.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus entered the temple area and proceeded to drive out
   those who were selling things, saying to them,
   “It is written, My house shall be a house of prayer,
   but you have made it a den of thieves.

And every day he was teaching in the temple area.
The chief priests, the scribes, and the leaders of the people, meanwhile,
   were seeking to put him to death,
   but they could find no way to accomplish their purpose
   because all the people were hanging on his words.

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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