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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2020-11-18:

  • Dedication of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul (Optional Memorial) 2020:


    Acts 28:11-16, 30-31

    11After three months we set sail in a ship which had wintered in the island, a ship of Alexandria, with the Twin Brothers as figurehead. 12Putting in at Syracuse, we stayed there for three days. 13And from there we made a circuit and arrived at Rhe'gium;and after one day a south wind sprang up, and on the second day we came to Pute'oli. 14There we found brethren, and were invited to stay with them for seven days. And so we came to Rome. 15And the brethren there, when they heard of us, came as far as the Forum of Ap'pius and Three Taverns to meet us. On seeing them Paul thanked God and took courage. 16And when we came into Rome, Paul was allowed to stay by himself, with the soldier that guarded him. 30And he lived there two whole years at his own expense, and welcomed all who came to him, 31preaching the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ quite openly and unhindered.


    Psalms 98:1-6

    1O sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things! His right hand and his holy arm have gotten him victory. 2The LORD has made known his victory, he has revealed his vindication in the sight of the nations. 3He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the victory of our God. 4Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth;break forth into joyous song and sing praises! 5Sing praises to the LORD with the lyre, with the lyre and the sound of melody! 6With trumpets and the sound of the horn make a joyful noise before the King, the LORD!


    Matthew 14:22-33

    22Then he made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat by this time was many furlongs distant from the land, beaten by the waves;for the wind was against them. 25And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, saying, "It is a ghost!" And they cried out for fear. 27But immediately he spoke to them, saying, "Take heart, it is I;have no fear." 28And Peter answered him, "Lord, if it is you, bid me come to you on the water." 29He said, "Come." So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus;30but when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, "Lord, save me." 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and caught him, saying to him, "O man of little faith, why did you doubt?" 32And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, "Truly you are the Son of God."


    Ordinary Time.


    Rv 4:1-11

    I, John, had a vision of an open door to heaven,
    and I heard the trumpetlike voice
    that had spoken to me before, saying,
    "Come up here and I will show you what must happen afterwards."
    At once I was caught up in spirit.
    A throne was there in heaven, and on the throne sat one
    whose appearance sparkled like jasper and carnelian.
    Around the throne was a halo as brilliant as an emerald.
    Surrounding the throne I saw twenty-four other thrones
    on which twenty-four elders sat,
    dressed in white garments and with gold crowns on their heads.
    From the throne came flashes of lightning,
    rumblings, and peals of thunder.
    Seven flaming torches burned in front of the throne,
    which are the seven spirits of God.
    In front of the throne was something that resembled
    a sea of glass like crystal.

    In the center and around the throne,
    there were four living creatures
    covered with eyes in front and in back.
    The first creature resembled a lion, the second was like a calf,
    the third had a face like that of a man,
    and the fourth looked like an eagle in flight.
    The four living creatures, each of them with six wings,
    were covered with eyes inside and out.
    Day and night they do not stop exclaiming:
    "Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty,
    who was, and who is, and who is to come."
    Whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks
    to the one who sits on the throne, who lives forever and ever,
    the twenty-four elders fall down
    before the one who sits on the throne
    and worship him, who lives forever and ever.
    They throw down their crowns before the throne, exclaiming:

    "Worthy are you, Lord our God,
    to receive glory and honor and power,
    for you created all things;
    because of your will they came to be and were created."


    Ps 150:1b-2, 3-4, 5-6

    R. (1b) Holy, holy, holy Lord, mighty God!
    Praise the LORD in his sanctuary,
    praise him in the firmament of his strength.
    Praise him for his mighty deeds,
    praise him for his sovereign majesty.
    R. Holy, holy, holy Lord, mighty God!
    Praise him with the blast of the trumpet,
    praise him with lyre and harp,
    Praise him with timbrel and dance,
    praise him with strings and pipe.
    R. Holy, holy, holy Lord, mighty God!
    Praise him with sounding cymbals,
    praise him with clanging cymbals.
    Let everything that has breath
    praise the LORD! Alleluia.
    R. Holy, holy, holy Lord, mighty God!


    Lk 19:11-28

    While people were listening to Jesus speak,
    he proceeded to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem
    and they thought that the Kingdom of God
    would appear there immediately.
    So he said,
    "A nobleman went off to a distant country
    to obtain the kingship for himself and then to return.
    He called ten of his servants and gave them ten gold coins
    and told them, 'Engage in trade with these until I return.'
    His fellow citizens, however, despised him
    and sent a delegation after him to announce,
    'We do not want this man to be our king.'
    But when he returned after obtaining the kingship,
    he had the servants called, to whom he had given the money,
    to learn what they had gained by trading.
    The first came forward and said,
    'Sir, your gold coin has earned ten additional ones.'
    He replied, 'Well done, good servant!
    You have been faithful in this very small matter;
    take charge of ten cities.'
    Then the second came and reported,
    'Your gold coin, sir, has earned five more.'
    And to this servant too he said,
    'You, take charge of five cities.'
    Then the other servant came and said,
    'Sir, here is your gold coin;
    I kept it stored away in a handkerchief,
    for I was afraid of you, because you are a demanding man;
    you take up what you did not lay down
    and you harvest what you did not plant.'
    He said to him,
    'With your own words I shall condemn you,
    you wicked servant.
    You knew I was a demanding man,
    taking up what I did not lay down
    and harvesting what I did not plant;
    why did you not put my money in a bank?
    Then on my return I would have collected it with interest.'
    And to those standing by he said,
    'Take the gold coin from him
    and give it to the servant who has ten.'
    But they said to him,
    'Sir, he has ten gold coins.'
    He replied, 'I tell you,
    to everyone who has, more will be given,
    but from the one who has not,
    even what he has will be taken away.
    Now as for those enemies of mine who did not want me as their king,
    bring them here and slay them before me.'"

    After he had said this,
    he proceeded on his journey up to Jerusalem.

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