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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Wednesday, 2020-03-25:

  • The Annunciation of the Lord 2020:


    Isaiah 7:10-14;8:10

    710Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, 11"Ask a sign of the LORD your God;let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven." 12But Ahaz said, "I will not ask, and I will not put the LORD to the test." 13And he said, "Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for you to weary men, that you weary my God also? 14Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, a young woman shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Imman'u-el. 810Take counsel together, but it will come to nought;speak a word, but it will not stand, for God is with us.


    Psalms 40:7-11

    6Sacrifice and offering thou dost not desire;but thou hast given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required. 7Then I said, "Lo, I come;in the roll of the book it is written of me;8I delight to do thy will, O my God;thy law is within my heart." 9I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation;lo, I have not restrained my lips, as thou knowest, O LORD. 10I have not hid thy saving help within my heart, I have spoken of thy faithfulness and thy salvation;I have not concealed thy steadfast love and thy faithfulness from the great congregation.


    Hebrews 10:4-10

    4For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins.5Consequently, when Christ came into the world, he said, "Sacrifices and offerings thou hast not desired, but a body hast thou prepared for me;6in burnt offerings and sin offerings thou hast taken no pleasure.7Then I said, `Lo, I have come to do thy will, O God, 'as it is written of me in the roll of the book."8When he said above, "Thou hast neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings" (these are offered according to the law),9then he added, "Lo, I have come to do thy will." He abolishes the first in order to establish the second.10And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.


    Luke 1:26-38

    26In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David;and the virgin's name was Mary. 28And he came to her and said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!"29But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be. 30And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High;and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever;and of his kingdom there will be no end." 34And Mary said to the angel, "How shall this be, since I have no husband?" 35And the angel said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you;therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. 36And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son;and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37For with God nothing will be impossible." 38And Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord;let it be to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.


    Time of Lent.


    Is 49:8-15

    Thus says the LORD:
    In a time of favor I answer you,
    on the day of salvation I help you;
    and I have kept you and given you as a covenant to the people,
    To restore the land
    and allot the desolate heritages,
    Saying to the prisoners: Come out!
    To those in darkness: Show yourselves!
    Along the ways they shall find pasture,
    on every bare height shall their pastures be.
    They shall not hunger or thirst,
    nor shall the scorching wind or the sun strike them;
    For he who pities them leads them
    and guides them beside springs of water.
    I will cut a road through all my mountains,
    and make my highways level.
    See, some shall come from afar,
    others from the north and the west,
    and some from the land of Syene.
    Sing out, O heavens, and rejoice, O earth,
    break forth into song, you mountains.
    For the LORD comforts his people
    and shows mercy to his afflicted.

    But Zion said, “The LORD has forsaken me;
    my Lord has forgotten me.”
    Can a mother forget her infant,
    be without tenderness for the child of her womb?
    Even should she forget,
    I will never forget you.


    PS 145:8-9, 13cd-14, 17-18

    R. (8a) The Lord is gracious and merciful.
    The LORD is gracious and merciful,
    slow to anger and of great kindness.
    The LORD is good to all
    and compassionate toward all his works.
    R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
    The LORD is faithful in all his words
    and holy in all his works.
    The LORD lifts up all who are falling
    and raises up all who are bowed down.
    R. The Lord is gracious and merciful.
    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. The Lord is gracious and merciful.


    Jn 5:17-30

    Jesus answered the Jews:
    “My Father is at work until now, so I am at work.”
    For this reason they tried all the more to kill him,
    because he not only broke the sabbath
    but he also called God his own father, making himself equal to God.

    Jesus answered and said to them,
    “Amen, amen, I say to you, the Son cannot do anything on his own,
    but only what he sees the Father doing;
    for what he does, the Son will do also.
    For the Father loves the Son
    and shows him everything that he himself does,
    and he will show him greater works than these,
    so that you may be amazed.
    For just as the Father raises the dead and gives life,
    so also does the Son give life to whomever he wishes.
    Nor does the Father judge anyone,
    but he has given all judgment to the Son,
    so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father.
    Whoever does not honor the Son
    does not honor the Father who sent him.
    Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever hears my word
    and believes in the one who sent me
    has eternal life and will not come to condemnation,
    but has passed from death to life.
    Amen, amen, I say to you, the hour is coming and is now here
    when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God,
    and those who hear will live.
    For just as the Father has life in himself,
    so also he gave to the Son the possession of life in himself.
    And he gave him power to exercise judgment,
    because he is the Son of Man.
    Do not be amazed at this,
    because the hour is coming in which all who are in the tombs
    will hear his voice and will come out,
    those who have done good deeds
    to the resurrection of life,
    but those who have done wicked deeds
    to the resurrection of condemnation.

    “I cannot do anything on my own;
    I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just,
    because I do not seek my own will
    but the will of the one who sent me.”

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