Feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome
John 2: 13-22
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Reading 1 Ezekiel 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12
The angel brought me back to the entrance of the temple, and I saw water flowing out
beneath the threshold of the temple toward the east, for the façade of the temple was toward
the east; the water flowed down from the southern side of the temple, south of the
altar. He led me outside by the north gate, and around to the outer gate facing the
east, where I saw water trickling from the southern side. He said to me, "This water
flows into the eastern district down upon the Arabah, and empties into the sea, the salt
waters, which it makes fresh. Wherever the river flows, every sort of living creature that
can multiply shall live, and there shall be abundant fish, for wherever this water comes
the sea shall be made fresh.
Along both banks of the river, fruit trees of every kind shall
grow; their leaves shall not fade, nor their fruit fail. Every month they shall bear fresh
fruit, for they shall be watered by the flow from the sanctuary. Their fruit shall serve
for food, and their leaves for medicine."
Psalm 46: 2-3, 5-6, 8-9
(5) The waters of the river
gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High!
God is our refuge and our
ever-present help in distress.
Therefore, we fear not, though the earth be shaken
and mountains plunge into the depths of the
R. The waters of the river gladden the city of God,
the holy dwelling of the Most High!
There is a stream whose runlets gladden the city of
dwelling of the Most High.
God is in its midst; it shall not be disturbed;
God will help it at the break of dawn.
R. The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of
the Most High!
The LORD of hosts is with us;
our stronghold is the God of Jacob.
Come! behold the deeds of the
things he has wrought on earth.
waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most
Reading 2 1 Corinthians 9c-11, 16-17
Brothers and sisters:
You are God's
building. According to the grace of God given to
me, like a wise master builder I laid a
foundation, and another is building upon
it. But each one must be careful how he builds upon
it, for no one can lay a foundation other than the one that is
there, namely, Jesus Christ.
you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If
anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy that person; for the temple of God, which
you are, is holy.
Gospel John 2:
Since the Passover of the Jews was near,
Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
He found in the temple area those who sold oxen, sheep, and
as well as the money-changers seated
He made a whip out of
and drove them all out of the temple area, with the sheep and
and spilled the coins of the
and overturned their
and to those who sold doves he
"Take these out of
and stop making my Father's house a
His disciples recalled the words of
your house will consume me.
At this the Jews answered and said to
"What sign can you show us for doing
Jesus answered and said to
"Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it
The Jews said,
"This temple has been under construction
for forty-six years,
and you will raise it up in three
But he was speaking about the temple of his
Therefore, when he was raised from the
his disciples remembered that he had said
and they came to believe the
and the word Jesus had
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