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Reading 1EZ 9:1-7; 10:18-22
LORD cried loud for me to hear: Come, you scourges of the city! With that I saw six men coming from
the direction of the upper gate which faces the north, each with a destroying weapon in his hand. In
their midst was a man dressed in linen, with a writer’s case at his waist. They entered and stood
beside the bronze altar. Then he called to the man dressed in linen with the writer’s case at his
waist, saying to him: Pass through the city, through Jerusalem, and mark a “Thau” on the foreheads
of those who moan and groan over all the abominations that are practiced within it. To the others I
heard the LORD say: Pass through the city after him and strike! Do not look on them with pity nor
show any mercy! Old men, youths and maidens, women and children–wipe them out! But do not touch any
marked with the “Thau”; begin at my sanctuary. So they began with the men, the elders, who were in
front of the temple. Defile the temple, he said to them, and fill the courts with the slain; then go
out and strike in the city. Then the glory of the LORD left the threshold of the temple and rested
upon the cherubim. These lifted their wings, and I saw them rise from the earth, the wheels rising
along with them. They stood at the entrance of the eastern gate of the LORD’s house, and the glory
of the God of Israel was up above them. Then the cherubim lifted their wings, and the wheels went
along with them, while up above them was the glory of the God of Israel.
Psalm PS 113:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
R. (4b) The glory of the Lord is higher than the skies. or: R.
Praise, you servants of the LORD, praise the name of the LORD. Blessed be the name
of the LORD both now and forever.
R. The glory of the Lord is higher than the skies. or: R.
From the rising to the setting of the sun is the name of the LORD to be praised.
High above all nations is the LORD; above the heavens is his glory.
R. The glory of the Lord
is higher than the skies. or: R. Alleluia.
Who is like the LORD, our God, who is enthroned on
high, and looks upon the heavens and the earth below?
R. The glory of the Lord is higher than
the skies. or: R. Alleluia.
Gospel Matthew 18:15-20
Jesus said to his disciples: “If
your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone. If he listens to
you, you have won over your brother. If he does not listen, take one or two others along with you,
so that every fact may be established on the testimony of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to
listen to them, tell the Church. If he refuses to listen even to the Church, then treat him as you
would a Gentile or a tax collector. Amen, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in
heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again, amen, I say to you, if two
of you agree on earth about anything for which they are to pray, it shall be granted to them by my
heavenly Father. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of