Memorial of Saint Anthony, Abbot
Mark 1: 40-45
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Reading 1 Hebrews 3: 7-14
The Holy Spirit says:
Oh, that today you
would hear his voice,
not your hearts as at the rebellion
in the day of testing in the desert,
where your ancestors tested and tried me
and saw my works for forty
this I was provoked with that generation
and I said, They have always been of erring heart,
and they do not know my
ways. As I swore
in my wrath,
shall not enter into my rest." Take care,
brothers and sisters, that none of you may have an
evil and unfaithful heart, so as to forsake the living
God. Encourage yourselves daily while it is still "today," so that none of you may grow hardened by the
deceit of sin. We have become partners of
Christ if only we hold the beginning of the reality
firm until the end.
Psalm 95: 6-7c, 8-9, 10-11
R.(8) If today you hear his
voice, harden not your hearts.
Come, let us bow down in worship;
let us kneel before the LORD who made
For he is our
and we are the
people he shepherds, the flock he guides.
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your
Oh, that today you would hear his
your hearts as at Meribah,
as in the day of Massah in the desert,
Where your fathers tempted me;
they tested me though they had seen my
R. If today
you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Forty years I was wearied of that generation;
I said: "This people's heart goes astray,
they do not know my
swore in my anger:
"They shall never enter my rest."
R. If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Gospel Mk 1:
A leper came to him and kneeling down begged him and said, "If you wish, you can make me
clean." Moved with pity, he
stretched out his hand, touched the
leper, and said to him, "I do will
it. Be made clean." The leprosy left
him immediately, and he was made clean. Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once. Then he said to him, "See that you tell no one anything, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses
prescribed; that will be proof for
them." The man went away and began
to publicize the whole matter. He
spread the report abroad so that it
was impossible for Jesus to enter a town openly. He remained outside in deserted places, and people kept coming to him from
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