Readings for the Memorial of the Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul

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First Reading
Rv 10:8-11

I took the small scroll and swallowed it.

A reading from the Book of Revelation

I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me.
Then the voice spoke to me and said:
   “Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angel
   who is standing on the sea and on the land.”
So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll.
He said to me, “Take and swallow it.
It will turn your stomach sour,
   but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey.”
I took the small scroll from the angel’s hand and swallowed it.
In my mouth it was like sweet honey,
   but when I had eaten it, my stomach turned sour.
Then someone said to me, “You must prophesy again
   about many peoples, nations, tongues, and kings.”

Responsorial Psalm
Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131

R. :

℟. (103a) How sweet to my taste is your promise!

In the way of your decrees I rejoice,
   as much as in all riches.

℟. How sweet to my taste is your promise!

Yes, your decrees are my delight;
   they are my counselors.

℟. How sweet to my taste is your promise!

The law of your mouth is to me more precious
   than thousands of gold and silver pieces.

℟. How sweet to my taste is your promise!

How sweet to my palate are your promises,
   sweeter than honey to my mouth!

℟. How sweet to my taste is your promise!

Your decrees are my inheritance forever;
   the joy of my heart they are.

℟. How sweet to my taste is your promise!

I gasp with open mouth
   in my yearning for your commands.

℟. How sweet to my taste is your promise!

Acclamation before the Gospel
Jn 10:27

℟. Alleluia, alleluia.

My sheep hear my voice, says the Lord;
I know them, and they follow me.

℟. Alleluia, alleluia.

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.

Gospel Reflection

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