Book of Isaiah 26:1-6.
On that day they will sing this song in the land of Judah: "A strong city have we; he sets
up walls and ramparts to protect us.
Open up the gates
to let in a nation that is just, one that keeps faith.
A nation of firm purpose you keep in peace; in peace, for its trust in
Trust in the LORD forever! For the LORD is an
He humbles those in high places, and the
lofty city he brings down; He tumbles it to the ground, levels it with the dust.
It is trampled underfoot by the needy, by the footsteps of the
Give thanks to the LORD, who is good, whose
love endures forever.
Better to take refuge in the LORD
than to put one's trust in mortals.
Better to take
refuge in the LORD than to put one's trust in princes.
Open the gates of victory; I will enter and thank the LORD.
This is the LORD'S own
gate, where the victors enter.
I thank you for you
answered me; you have been my savior.
salvation! LORD, grant good fortune!
Blessed is he who
comes in the name of the LORD. We bless you from the LORD'S house.
The LORD is God and has
given us light. Join in procession with leafy branches up to the horns of the altar.
Holy Gospel of Jesus
Christ according to Saint Matthew 7:21.24-27.
Jesus said to his disciples: «Not
everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does
the will of my Father in heaven.
Everyone who listens
to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on
The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and
buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock.
And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on
them will be like a fool who built his house on sand.
The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it
collapsed and was completely ruined."