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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2018-12-13:

  • St. Lucy, Virgin, Martyr (Memorial) 2018:


    2 Corinthians 10:17--11:2

    1017"Let him who boasts, boast of the Lord." 18For it is not the man who commends himself that is accepted, but the man whom the Lord commends.111I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! 2I feel a divine jealousy for you, for I betrothed you to Christ to present you as a pure bride to her one husband.


    Psalms 31:3-4, 6, 8, 16-17

    2Incline thy ear to me, rescue me speedily! Be thou a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me! 3Yea, thou art my rock and my fortress;for thy name's sake lead me and guide me, 5Into thy hand I commit my spirit;thou hast redeemed me, O LORD, faithful God. 7I will rejoice and be glad for thy steadfast love, because thou hast seen my affliction, thou hast taken heed of my adversities, 15My times are in thy hand;deliver me from the hand of my enemies and persecutors! 16Let thy face shine on thy servant;save me in thy steadfast love!


    Matthew 25:1-13

    1"Then the kingdom of heaven shall be compared to ten maidens who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them;4but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5As the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept. 6But at midnight there was a cry, `Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.' 7Then all those maidens rose and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said to the wise, `Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.' 9But the wise replied, `Perhaps there will not be enough for us and for you;go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.' 10And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast;and the door was shut. 11Afterward the other maidens came also, saying, `Lord, lord, open to us.' 12But he replied, `Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.' 13Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.


    Advent Time.


    Is 41:13-20

    I am the LORD, your God,
    who grasp your right hand;
    It is I who say to you, "Fear not,
    I will help you."
    Fear not, O worm Jacob,
    O maggot Israel;
    I will help you, says the LORD;
    your redeemer is the Holy One of Israel.
    I will make of you a threshing sledge,
    sharp, new, and double-edged,
    To thresh the mountains and crush them,
    to make the hills like chaff.
    When you winnow them, the wind shall carry them off
    and the storm shall scatter them.
    But you shall rejoice in the LORD,
    and glory in the Holy One of Israel.

    The afflicted and the needy seek water in vain,
    their tongues are parched with thirst.
    I, the LORD, will answer them;
    I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them.
    I will open up rivers on the bare heights,
    and fountains in the broad valleys;
    I will turn the desert into a marshland,
    and the dry ground into springs of water.
    I will plant in the desert the cedar,
    acacia, myrtle, and olive;
    I will set in the wasteland the cypress,
    together with the plane tree and the pine,
    That all may see and know,
    observe and understand,
    That the hand of the LORD has done this,
    the Holy One of Israel has created it.


    Ps 145:1 and 9, 10-11, 12-13ab

    R. (8) The Lord is gracious and merciful;slow to anger, and of great kindness.
    I will extol you, O my God and King,
    and I will bless your name forever and ever.
    The LORD is good to all
    and compassionate toward all his works.
    R. The Lord is gracious and merciful;slow to anger, and of great kindness.
    Let all your works give you thanks, O LORD,
    and let your faithful ones bless you.
    Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
    and speak of your might.
    R. The Lord is gracious and merciful;slow to anger, and of great kindness.
    Let them make known to men your might
    and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
    Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages,
    and your dominion endures through all generations.
    R. The Lord is gracious and merciful;slow to anger, and of great kindness.


    Mt 11:11-15

    Jesus said to the crowds:
    "Amen, I say to you,
    among those born of women
    there has been none greater than John the Baptist;
    yet the least in the Kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
    From the days of John the Baptist until now,
    the Kingdom of heaven suffers violence,
    and the violent are taking it by force.
    All the prophets and the law prophesied up to the time of John.
    And if you are willing to accept it,
    he is Elijah, the one who is to come.
    Whoever has ears ought to hear."

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