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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Thursday, 2023-08-24:

  • Saint Bartholomew the Apostle 2023:


    Rv 21:9b-14

    The angel spoke to me, saying,
    "Come here.
    I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb."
    He took me in spirit to a great, high mountain
    and showed me the holy city Jerusalem
    coming down out of heaven from God.
    It gleamed with the splendor of God.
    Its radiance was like that of a precious stone,
    like jasper, clear as crystal.
    It had a massive, high wall,
    with twelve gates where twelve angels were stationed
    and on which names were inscribed,
    the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.
    There were three gates facing east,
    three north, three south, and three west.
    The wall of the city had twelve courses of stones as its foundation,
    on which were inscribed the twelve names
    of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.


    Ps 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18

    R. (12) Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
    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. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
    Making 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. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
    The LORD is just in all his ways
    and holy in all his works.
    The LORD is near to all who call upon him,
    to all who call upon him in truth.
    R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.


    Jn 1:45-51

    Philip found Nathanael and told him,
    "We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law,
    and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth."
    But Nathanael said to him,
    "Can anything good come from Nazareth?"
    Philip said to him, "Come and see."
    Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him,
    "Here is a true child of Israel.
    There is no duplicity in him."
    Nathanael said to him, "How do you know me?"
    Jesus answered and said to him,
    "Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree."
    Nathanael answered him,
    "Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel."
    Jesus answered and said to him,
    "Do you believe
    because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree?
    You will see greater things than this."
    And he said to him, "Amen, amen, I say to you,
    you will see heaven opened and the angels of God
    ascending and descending on the Son of Man."


    Ordinary Time.


    Jgs 11:29-39a

    The Spirit of the LORD came upon Jephthah.
    He passed through Gilead and Manasseh,
    and through Mizpah-Gilead as well,
    and from there he went on to the Ammonites.
    Jephthah made a vow to the LORD.
    “If you deliver the Ammonites into my power,” he said,
    “whoever comes out of the doors of my house
    to meet me when I return in triumph from the Ammonites
    shall belong to the LORD.
    I shall offer him up as a burnt offering.”

    Jephthah then went on to the Ammonites to fight against them,
    and the LORD delivered them into his power,
    so that he inflicted a severe defeat on them,
    from Aroer to the approach of Minnith (twenty cities in all)
    and as far as Abel-keramim.
    Thus were the Ammonites brought into subjection
    by the children of Israel.
    When Jephthah returned to his house in Mizpah,
    it was his daughter who came forth,
    playing the tambourines and dancing.
    She was an only child: he had neither son nor daughter besides her.
    When he saw her, he rent his garments and said,
    “Alas, daughter, you have struck me down
    and brought calamity upon me.
    For I have made a vow to the LORD and I cannot retract.”
    She replied, “Father, you have made a vow to the LORD.
    Do with me as you have vowed,
    because the LORD has wrought vengeance for you
    on your enemies the Ammonites.”
    Then she said to her father, “Let me have this favor.
    Spare me for two months, that I may go off down the mountains
    to mourn my virginity with my companions.”
    “Go,” he replied, and sent her away for two months.
    So she departed with her companions
    and mourned her virginity on the mountains.
    At the end of the two months she returned to her father,
    who did to her as he had vowed.


    PS 40:5, 7-8a, 8b-9, 10

    R. (8a and 9a) Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.
    Blessed the man who makes the LORD his trust;
    who turns not to idolatry
    or to those who stray after falsehood.
    R. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.
    Sacrifice or oblation you wished not,
    but ears open to obedience you gave me.
    Burnt offerings or sin-offerings you sought not;
    then said I, “Behold I come.”
    R. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.
    “In the written scroll it is prescribed for me.
    To do your will, O my God, is my delight,
    and your law is within my heart!”
    R. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.
    I announced your justice in the vast assembly;
    I did not restrain my lips, as you, O LORD, know.
    R. Here I am, Lord; I come to do your will.


    Mt 22:1-14

    Jesus again in reply spoke to the chief priests and the elders of the people in parables saying,
    "The Kingdom of heaven may be likened to a king
    who gave a wedding feast for his son.
    He dispatched his servants to summon the invited guests to the feast,
    but they refused to come.
    A second time he sent other servants, saying,
    'Tell those invited: "Behold, I have prepared my banquet,
    my calves and fattened cattle are killed,
    and everything is ready; come to the feast."'
    Some ignored the invitation and went away,
    one to his farm, another to his business.
    The rest laid hold of his servants,
    mistreated them, and killed them.
    The king was enraged and sent his troops,
    destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.
    Then the king said to his servants, 'The feast is ready,
    but those who were invited were not worthy to come.
    Go out, therefore, into the main roads
    and invite to the feast whomever you find.'
    The servants went out into the streets
    and gathered all they found, bad and good alike,
    and the hall was filled with guests.
    But when the king came in to meet the guests
    he saw a man there not dressed in a wedding garment.
    He said to him, 'My friend, how is it
    that you came in here without a wedding garment?'
    But he was reduced to silence.
    Then the king said to his attendants, 'Bind his hands and feet,
    and cast him into the darkness outside,
    where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.'
    Many are invited, but few are chosen."

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