Readings For the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows


Heb 5:7-9

Christ learned obedience and became the source of eternal salvation.

A reading from the Letter to the Hebrews

In the days when Christ was in the flesh,

   he offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears

   to the one who was able to save him from death,

   and he was heard because of his reverence.

Son though he was,  he learned obedience from what he suffered;

   and when he was made perfect,

   he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.


Ps 31:2 and 3b, 3cd-4, 5-6, 15-16, 20

R. (17) Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.

In you, O LORD, I take refuge;

   let me never be put to shame.

In your justice rescue me,

   make haste to deliver me!

R. Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.

Be my rock of refuge,

   a stronghold to give me safety.

You are my rock and my fortress;

   for your name’s sake you will lead and guide me.

R. Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.

But my trust is in you, O LORD,

   I say, “You are my God.”

In your hands is my destiny; rescue me

   from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors.

R. Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.

How great is your goodness, O LORD,

   which you have in store for those who fear you,

And which, toward those who take refuge in you,

   you show in the sight of the children of men.

R. Save me, O Lord, in your kindness.


R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Blessed are you, O Virgin Mary;

without dying you won the martyr’s crown

beneath the Cross of the Lord.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Lk 7:11-17

Young man, I tell you, arise!

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

Jesus journeyed to a city called Nain,

   and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.

As he drew near to the gate of the city,

   a man who had died was being carried out,

   the only son of his mother, and she was a widow.

A large crowd from the city was with her.

When the Lord saw her,

   he was moved with pity for her and said to her,

   “Do not weep.”

He stepped forward and touched the coffin;

   at this the bearers halted,

   and he said, “Young man, I tell you, arise!”

The dead man sat up and began to speak,

   and Jesus gave him to his mother.

Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming,

   “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,”

   and “God has visited his people.”

This report about him spread through the whole of Judea

   and in all the surrounding region.

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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