A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Galatians
Brothers and sisters:
For freedom Christ set us free;
so stand firm and do not submit again to the yoke of slavery.
It is I, Paul, who am telling you
that if you have yourselves circumcised,
Christ will be of no benefit to you.
Once again I declare to every man who has himself circumcised
that he is bound to observe the entire law.
You are separated from Christ,
you who are trying to be justified by law;
you have fallen from grace.
For through the Spirit, by faith, we await the hope of righteousness.
For in Christ Jesus,
neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything,
but only faith working through love.
The word of the God.
Psal 118, 41. 43. 44. 45. 47. 48
Aleluya Heb 4, 12ad
R. Aleluya, aleluya, aleluya.
GOSPEL OF THE DAY
From the Gospel according to Luke
After Jesus had spoken,
a Pharisee invited him to dine at his home.
He entered and reclined at table to eat.
The Pharisee was amazed to see
that he did not observe the prescribed washing before the meal.
The Lord said to him, “Oh you Pharisees!
Although you cleanse the outside of the cup and the dish,
inside you are filled with plunder and evil.
Did not the maker of the outside also make the inside?
But as to what is within, give alms,
and behold, everything will be clean for you.”
SAINT OF THE DAY
The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.
THEOPHILUS, BISHOP OF ANTIOCH
Bibliorum Sacrorum Editio
SACROSANCTI OECUMENICI CONCILII VATICANI II
IUSSU PAULI PP. VI RECOGNITA
AUCTORITATE IOANNIS PAULI PP. II PROMULGATA
EDITIO TYPICA ALTERA
AD GALATAS EPISTULA SANTI PAULI APOSTOLI
Hac libertate nos Christus liberavit; state igitur et nolite iterum iugo servitutis detineri.
Ecce ego Paulus dico vobis quoniam, si circumcidamini, Christus vobis nihil proderit.
Testificor autem rursum omni homini circumcidenti se quoniam debitor est universae legis faciendae.
Evacuati estis a Christo, qui in lege iustificamini, a gratia excidistis.
Nos enim Spiritu ex fide spem iustitiae exspectamus.
Nam in Christo Iesu neque circumcisio aliquid valet neque praeputium, sed fides, quae per caritatem operatur.
EVANGELIUM SECUNDUM LUCAM
Et cum loqueretur, rogavit illum quidam pharisaeus, ut pranderet apud se; et ingressus recubuit.
Pharisaeus autem videns miratus est quod non baptizatus esset ante prandium.
Et ait Dominus ad illum: “ Nunc vos pharisaei, quod de foris est calicis et catini, mundatis; quod autem intus est vestrum, plenum est rapina et iniquitate.
Stulti! Nonne, qui fecit, quod de foris est, etiam id, quod de intus est, fecit?
Verumtamen, quae insunt, date eleemosynam; et ecce omnia munda sunt vobis.