Memorial of Saint Josaphat, bishop and martyr
Luke 17: 1-6
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Reading 1 Titus 1: 1-9
Paul, a slave of God and Apostle of Jesus
Christ for the sake of the faith of
God's chosen ones and the
recognition of religious truth, in
the hope of eternal life that God,
who does not lie, promised before time began, who indeed at the proper time revealed his word in the proclamation with which I was entrusted by the command of God our savior, to Titus, my true child in our common
faith: grace and peace from God the
Father and Christ Jesus our savior.
For this reason I left
you in Crete so that you might set right what remains to be done and appoint presbyters in
every town, as I directed you, on condition that a man be blameless, married only once,
with believing children who are not accused of licentiousness or rebellious. For a bishop
as God's steward must be blameless, not arrogant, not irritable, not a drunkard, not
aggressive, not greedy for sordid gain, but hospitable, a lover of goodness, temperate,
just, holy, and self-controlled, holding fast to the true message as taught so that he
will be able both to exhort with sound doctrine
and to refute opponents.
Psalm 24: 1b-2, 3-4ab, 5-6
(see 6) Lord, this is the
people that longs to see your face.
The LORD's are the earth and its fullness;
the world and those who dwell in
For he founded
it upon the seas
established it upon the rivers.
this is the people that longs to see your face.
Who can ascend the mountain of the
or who may
stand in his holy place?
He whose hands are sinless, whose heart is clean,
who desires not what is vain.
R. Lord, this is the people that longs to see your
He shall receive a blessing from the LORD,
a reward from God his savior.
Such is the race that seeks for
that seeks the
face of the God of Jacob.
R. Lord, this is the people
that longs to see your face.
Gospel Lk 17:
Jesus said to his disciples, "Things that cause sin will inevitably occur, but woe to the one through whom they
occur. It would be better for him if a millstone
were put around his neck and he be thrown into
the sea than for him to cause one of these
little ones to sin. Be on your
guard! If your brother sins, rebuke
him; and if he repents, forgive
And if he wrongs you seven times in one day and returns to you seven times
saying, 'I am sorry,' you should forgive him."
the Apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." The Lord replied, "If you have faith the
size of a mustard seed, you would say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in
the sea,' and it would obey you."
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