Tuesday of Holy Week

Saint John 13:21-33.36-38.
by Daily Gospel | Source: Daily Gospel

Book of Isaiah 49:1-6.

 
Hear me, O islands, listen, O distant peoples. The Lord called me from birth, from my mother's womb he gave me my name. He made of me a sharp-edged sword and concealed me in the shadow of his arm. He made me a polished arrow, in his quiver he hid me.


   You are my servant, he said to me, Israel, through whom I show my glory. Though I thought I had toiled in vain, and for nothing, uselessly, spent my strength, Yet my reward is with the LORD, my recompense is with my God. For now the LORD has spoken who formed me as his servant from the womb, That Jacob may be brought back to him and Israel gathered to him; And I am made glorious in the sight of the LORD, and my God is now my strength!


   It is too little, he says, for you to be my servant, to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and restore the survivors of Israel; I will make you a light to the nations, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.

 

Psalms 71(70):1-2.3-4a.5-6ab.15.17.

 
In you, LORD, I take refuge;

let me never be put to shame.
In your justice rescue and deliver me;

listen to me and save me!


Be my rock and refuge, my secure stronghold;

for you are my rock and fortress.

My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked,

from the clutches of the violent.


You are my hope, Lord;

my trust, GOD, from my youth.
On you I depend since birth;

from my mother's womb you are my strength;

my hope in you never wavers.


On you I depend since birth;

from my mother's womb you are my strength;

my hope in you never wavers.


My mouth shall proclaim your just deeds,

day after day your acts of deliverance,

though I cannot number them all.


God, you have taught me from my youth;

to this day I proclaim your wondrous deeds.

 

 

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 13:21-33.36-38.

 
Reclining at table with his disciples, Jesus was deeply troubled and testified, "Amen, amen, I say to you, one of you will betray me." The disciples looked at one another, at a loss as to whom he meant.


   One of his disciples, the one whom Jesus loved, was reclining at Jesus' side. So Simon Peter nodded to him to find out whom he meant. He leaned back against Jesus' chest and said to him, "Master, who is it?" Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it." So he dipped the morsel and (took it and) handed it to Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot. After he took the morsel, Satan entered him. So Jesus said to him, "What you are going to do, do quickly."


   (Now) none of those reclining at table realized why he said this to him. Some thought that since Judas kept the money bag, Jesus had told him, "Buy what we need for the feast," or to give something to the poor. So he took the morsel and left at once. And it was night.


   When Judas had left them, Jesus said, "Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. (If God is glorified in him,) God will also glorify him in himself, and he will glorify him at once.


   My children, I will be with you only a little while longer. You will look for me, and as I told the Jews, 'Where I go you cannot come,' so now I say it to you. Simon Peter said to him, "Master, where are you going?" Jesus answered (him), "Where I am going, you cannot follow me now, though you will follow later."


   Peter said to him, "Master, why can't I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you." Jesus answered, "Will you lay down your life for me? Amen, amen, I say to you, the cock will not crow before you deny me three times."

 




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