Reading for Friday of the 21st Week in Ordinary Time Year B. Liturgical Colour: green

?First Reading: (1 Corinthians 1: 17-25)

?Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 33: 1-2, 4-5, 10-11)

?Gospel: (Matthew 25: 1-13)


First Reading: (1 Corinthians 1: 17-25)

The sons of Sem: Elam and Asur, and Arphaxad, and Lud, and Aram, and Hus, and Hul, and Gether, and Mosoch. And Arphaxad beget Sale, and Sale beget Heber.

And to Heber were born two sons, the name of the one was Phaleg, because In his days the earth was divided; and the name of his brother was Jectan. And Jectan beget Elmodad, and Saleph, and Asarmoth, and Jare, And Adoram, and Usal, and Decla, And Hebal, and Abimael, and Saba, And Ophir, and Hevila, and Jobab.

All these are the sons of Jectan. Sem, Arphaxad, Sale, Heber, Phaleg, Ragau,



Responsorial Psalm: (Psalms 33: 1-2, 4-5, 10-11)

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just: praise becometh the upright.

Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings.

For the word of the Lord is right, and all his works are done with faithfulness.

He loveth mercy and judgment; the earth is full of the mercy of the Lord.

The Lord bringeth to naught the counsels of nations; and he rejecteth the devices of people, and casteth away the counsels of princes.

But the counsel of the Lord standeth for ever: the thoughts of his heart to all generations.



Gospel: (Matthew 25: 1-13)

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be like to ten virgins, who taking their lamps went out to meet the bridegroom and the bride. And five of them were foolish, and five wise.

But the five foolish, having taken their lamps, did not take oil with them: But the wise took oil in their vessels with the lamps. And the bridegroom tarrying, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made: Behold the bridegroom cometh, go ye forth to meet him.

Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said to the wise: Give us of your oil, for our lamps are gone out. The wise answered, saying: Lest perhaps there be not enough for us and for you, go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

Now whilst they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready, went in with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. But at last come also the other virgins, saying: Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answering said: Amen I say to you, I know you not.

Watch ye therefore, because you know not the day nor the hour.


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