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Reading 1 (IS 58:9B-14) Thus says the LORD:If you remove from your midst oppression,false accusation and malicious speech;If you bestow your bread on the hungryand satisfy the afflicted;Then light shall rise for you in the darkness,and the gloom shall become…
Reading 1 (IS 58:1-9A) Thus says the Lord GOD:Cry out full-throated and unsparingly,lift up your voice like a trumpet blast;Tell my people their wickedness,and the house of Jacob their sins.They seek me day after day,and desire to know my ways,Like…
Reading 1 (DT 30:15-20) Moses said to the people:"Today I have set before youlife and prosperity, death and doom.If you obey the commandments of the LORD, your God,which I enjoin on you today,loving him, and walking in his ways,and keeping…
Reading 1 (JL 2:12-18) Even now, says the LORD,return to me with your whole heart,with fasting, and weeping, and mourning;Rend your hearts, not your garments,and return to the LORD, your God.For gracious and merciful is he,slow to anger, rich in…
Reading 1 (SIR 35:1-12) To keep the law is a great oblation,and he who observes the commandments sacrifices a peace offering.In works of charity one offers fine flour,and when he gives alms he presents his sacrifice of praise.To refrain from evil…
Reading 1 (SIR 17:20-24) To the penitent God provides a way back,he encourages those who are losing hopeand has chosen for them the lot of truth.Return to him and give up sin,pray to the LORD and make your offenses few.Turn…
Reading 1 (SIR 27:4-7) When a sieve is shaken, the husks appear;so do one's faults when one speaks.As the test of what the potter molds is in the furnace,so in tribulation is the test of the just.The fruit of a…
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