Friday February 3

Daily Readings

  • Reading (2 Samuel 6.12b-15, 17-19)

    David brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-edom to the city of David with rejoicing; and when those who bore the ark of the Lord had gone six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a fatling. David danced before the Lord with all his might; David was girded with a linen ephod. So David and all the house of Israel brought up the ark of the Lord with shouting, and with the sound of the trumpet.

    They brought in the ark of the Lord, and set it in its place, inside the tent that David had pitched for it; and David offered burnt offerings and offerings of well-being before the Lord.

    When David had finished offering the burnt offerings and the offerings of well-being, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts, and distributed food among all the people, the whole multitude of Israel, both men and women, to each a cake of bread, a portion of meat, and a cake of raisins. Then all the people went back to their homes.

    Responsorial Psalm (Psalm 24)

    R.  Who is this king of glory? It is the Lord!

    Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. R.

    Who is the King of glory? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, mighty in battle. R.

    Lift up your heads, O gates! and be lifted up, O ancient doors! that the King of glory may come in. R.

    Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. R. 

  • Gospel (Mark 3.31-35)

    The mother of Jesus and his brothers came to the house where he was and standing outside, they sent to him and called him. A crowd was sitting around him; and they said to him, “Your mother and your brothers and sisters are outside, asking for you.” And he replied, “Who are my mother and my brothers?” And looking at those who sat around him, he said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does the will of God is my brother and sister and mother.”

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