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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2022-09-14:

  • Exaltation of the Holy Cross 2022:


    Nm 21:4b-9

    With their patience worn out by the journey,
    the people complained against God and Moses,
    "Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in this desert,
    where there is no food or water?
    We are disgusted with this wretched food!"

    In punishment the LORD sent among the people saraph serpents,
    which bit the people so that many of them died.
    Then the people came to Moses and said,
    "We have sinned in complaining against the LORD and you.
    Pray the LORD to take the serpents from us."
    So Moses prayed for the people, and the LORD said to Moses,
    "Make a saraph and mount it on a pole,
    and if any who have been bitten look at it, they will live."
    Moses accordingly made a bronze serpent and mounted it on a pole,
    and whenever anyone who had been bitten by a serpent
    looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.


    Ps 78:1bc-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38

    R. (see 7b) Do not forget the works of the Lord!
    Hearken, my people, to my teaching;
    incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
    I will open my mouth in a parable,
    I will utter mysteries from of old.
    R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!
    While he slew them they sought him
    and inquired after God again,
    Remembering that God was their rock
    and the Most High God, their redeemer.
    R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!
    But they flattered him with their mouths
    and lied to him with their tongues,
    Though their hearts were not steadfast toward him,
    nor were they faithful to his covenant.
    R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!
    But he, being merciful, forgave their sin
    and destroyed them not;
    Often he turned back his anger
    and let none of his wrath be roused.
    R. Do not forget the works of the Lord!


    Phil 2:6-11

    Brothers and sisters:
    Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God,
    did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.
    Rather, he emptied himself,
    taking the form of a slave,
    coming in human likeness;
    and found human in appearance,
    he humbled himself,
    becoming obedient to death,
    even death on a cross.
    Because of this, God greatly exalted him
    and bestowed on him the name
    that is above every name,
    that at the name of Jesus
    every knee should bend,
    of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
    and every tongue confess that
    Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.


    Jn 3:13-17

    Jesus said to Nicodemus:
    "No one has gone up to heaven
    except the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man.
    And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert,
    so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
    so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life."

    For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
    so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
    but might have eternal life.
    For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
    but that the world might be saved through him.


    Ordinary Time.


    1 Cor 12:31-13:13

    Brothers and sisters:
    Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts.

    But I shall show you a still more excellent way.

    If I speak in human and angelic tongues
    but do not have love,
    I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal.
    And if I have the gift of prophecy
    and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge;
    if I have all faith so as to move mountains,
    but do not have love, I am nothing.
    If I give away everything I own,
    and if I hand my body over so that I may boast
    but do not have love, I gain nothing.

    Love is patient, love is kind.
    It is not jealous, love is not pompous,
    it is not inflated, it is not rude,
    it does not seek its own interests,
    it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury,
    it does not rejoice over wrongdoing
    but rejoices with the truth.
    It bears all things, believes all things,
    hopes all things, endures all things.

    Love never fails.
    If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing;
    if tongues, they will cease;
    if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing.
    For we know partially and we prophesy partially,
    but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away.
    When I was a child, I used to talk as a child,
    think as a child, reason as a child;
    when I became a man, I put aside childish things.
    At present we see indistinctly, as in a mirror,
    but then face to face.
    At present I know partially;
    then I shall know fully, as I am fully known.
    So faith, hope, love remain, these three;
    but the greatest of these is love.


    Ps 33:2-3, 4-5, 12 and 22

    R. (12) Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
    Give thanks to the LORD on the harp;
    with the ten stringed lyre chant his praises.
    Sing to him a new song;
    pluck the strings skillfully, with shouts of gladness.
    R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
    For upright is the word of the LORD,
    and all his works are trustworthy.
    He loves justice and right;
    of the kindness of the LORD the earth is full.
    R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.
    Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD,
    the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.
    May your kindness, O LORD, be upon us
    who have put our hope in you.
    R. Blessed the people the Lord has chosen to be his own.


    Lk 7:31-35

    Jesus said to the crowds:
    "To what shall I compare the people of this generation?
    What are they like?
    They are like children who sit in the marketplace and call to one another,

    'We played the flute for you, but you did not dance.
    We sang a dirge, but you did not weep.'

    For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine,
    and you said, 'He is possessed by a demon.'
    The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said,
    'Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard,
    a friend of tax collectors and sinners.'
    But wisdom is vindicated by all her children."

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