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HOLY MASS THURSDAY EIGHTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2015

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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2015-08-06:

  • Transfiguration of the Lord 2015:

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Dn 7:9-10, 13-14

    As I watched:

    Thrones were set up
    and the Ancient One took his throne.
    His clothing was bright as snow,
    and the hair on his head as white as wool;
    his throne was flames of fire,
    with wheels of burning fire.
    A surging stream of fire
    flowed out from where he sat;
    Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him,
    and myriads upon myriads attended him.
    The court was convened and the books were opened.

    As the visions during the night continued, I saw:

    One like a Son of man coming,
    on the clouds of heaven;
    When he reached the Ancient One
    and was presented before him,
    The one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
    all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.
    His dominion is an everlasting dominion
    that shall not be taken away,
    his kingship shall not be destroyed.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9

    R. (1a and 9a) The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    The LORD is king;let the earth rejoice;
    let the many islands be glad.
    Clouds and darkness are round about him,
    justice and judgment are the foundation of his throne.
    R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
    before the LORD of all the earth.
    The heavens proclaim his justice,
    and all peoples see his glory.
    R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    Because you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth,
    exalted far above all gods.
    R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

    SECOND LECTURE OF THE MASS

    2 Pt 1:16-19

    Beloved:
    We did not follow cleverly devised myths
    when we made known to you
    the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.
    For he received honor and glory from God the Father
    when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory,
    "This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased."
    We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven
    while we were with him on the holy mountain.
    Moreover, we possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable.
    You will do well to be attentive to it,
    as to a lamp shining in a dark place,
    until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mk 9:2-10

    Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John,
    and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
    And he was transfigured before them,
    and his clothes became dazzling white,
    such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
    Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses,
    and they were conversing with Jesus.
    Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
    "Rabbi, it is good that we are here!
    Let us make three tents:
    one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
    He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
    Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;
    from the cloud came a voice,
    "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."
    Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone
    but Jesus alone with them.

    As they were coming down from the mountain,
    he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone,
    except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
    So they kept the matter to themselves,
    questioning what rising from the dead meant.

  • THURSDAY EIGHTEENTH WEEK OF ORDINARY TIME 2015:

    Ordinary Time.

    FIRST LECTURE OF THE MASS

    Nm 20:1-13

    The whole congregation of the children of Israel
    arrived in the desert of Zin in the first month,
    and the people settled at Kadesh.
    It was here that Miriam died, and here that she was buried.

    As the community had no water,
    they held a council against Moses and Aaron.
    The people contended with Moses, exclaiming,
    “Would that we too had perished with our kinsmen in the LORD’s presence!
    Why have you brought the LORD’s assembly into this desert
    where we and our livestock are dying?
    Why did you lead us out of Egypt,
    only to bring us to this wretched place
    which has neither grain nor figs nor vines nor pomegranates?
    Here there is not even water to drink!”
    But Moses and Aaron went away from the assembly
    to the entrance of the meeting tent, where they fell prostrate.

    Then the glory of the LORD appeared to them,
    and the LORD said to Moses,
    “Take your staff and assemble the community,
    you and your brother Aaron,
    and in their presence order the rock to yield its waters.
    From the rock you shall bring forth water for the congregation
    and their livestock to drink.”
    So Moses took his staff from its place before the LORD, as he was ordered.
    He and Aaron assembled the community in front of the rock,
    where he said to them, “Listen to me, you rebels!
    Are we to bring water for you out of this rock?”
    Then, raising his hand, Moses struck the rock twice with his staff,
    and water gushed out in abundance for the people
    and their livestock to drink.
    But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
    “Because you were not faithful to me
    in showing forth my sanctity before the children of Israel,
    you shall not lead this community into the land I will give them.”

    These are the waters of Meribah,
    where the children of Israel contended against the LORD,
    and where the LORD revealed his sanctity among them.

    RESPONSORIAL PSALM

    PS 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9

    R. (8) If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
    Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD;
    let us acclaim the Rock of our salvation.
    Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving;
    let us joyfully sing psalms to him.
    R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
    Come, let us bow down in worship;
    let us kneel before the LORD who made us.
    For he is our God,
    and we are the people he shepherds, the flock he guides.
    R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
    Oh, that today you would hear his voice:
    “Harden not your hearts as at Meribah,
    as in the day of Massah in the desert,
    Where your fathers tested me;
    they tested me though they had seen my works.”
    R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.

    GOSPEL OF THE MASS

    Mt 16:13-23

    Jesus went into the region of Caesarea Philippi
    and he asked his disciples,
    "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
    They replied, "Some say John the Baptist, others Elijah,
    still others Jeremiah or one of the prophets."
    He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
    Simon Peter said in reply,
    "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."
    Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah.
    For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father.
    And so I say to you, you are Peter,
    and upon this rock I will build my Church,
    and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it.
    I will give you the keys to the Kingdom of heaven.
    Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven;
    and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
    Then he strictly ordered his disciples
    to tell no one that he was the Christ.

    From that time on, Jesus began to show his disciples
    that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer greatly
    from the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
    and be killed and on the third day be raised.
    Then Peter took Jesus aside and began to rebuke him,
    "God forbid, Lord! No such thing shall ever happen to you."
    He turned and said to Peter,
    "Get behind me, Satan! You are an obstacle to me.
    You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do."

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