Ordinary Time 24th week Saturday Cycle II All pre-Gospel readings


First reading: 1 Corinthians 15:35-37,42-49

Someone may ask, ‘How are dead people raised, and what sort of body do they have when they come back?’ They are stupid questions. Whatever you sow in the ground has to die before it is given new life and the thing that you sow is not what is going to come; you sow a bare grain, say of wheat or something like that. It is the same with the resurrection of the dead: the thing that is sown is perishable but what is raised is imperishable; the thing that is sown is contemptible but what is raised is glorious; the thing that is sown is weak but what is raised is powerful; when it is sown it embodies the soul, when it is raised it embodies the spirit.  

If the soul has its own embodiment, so does the spirit have its own embodiment. The first man, Adam, as scripture says, became a living soul; but the last Adam has become a life-giving spirit. That is, first the one with the soul, not the spirit, and after that, the one with the spirit. The first man, being from the earth, is earthly by nature; the second man is from heaven. As this earthly man was, so are we on earth; and as the heavenly man is, so are we in heaven. And we, who have been modelled on the earthly man, will be modelled on the heavenly man.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 55(56):10-14

I shall walk in the presence of God in the light of the living.

My foes will be put to flight
  on the day that I call to you.
This I know, that God is on my side.

I shall walk in the presence of God in the light of the living.

In God, whose word I praise,
  in the Lord whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not fear;
  what can mortal man do to me?

I shall walk in the presence of God in the light of the living.

I am bound by the vows I have made you.
  O God, I will offer you praise
for you have rescued my soul from death,
  you kept my feet from stumbling
that I may walk in the presence of God
  and enjoy the light of the living.

I shall walk in the presence of God in the light of the living.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Open my eyes, O Lord, that I may consider
the wonders of your law.
Alleluia!

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First reading: 1 Corinthians 15:35-37,42-49

Someone may ask, ‘How are dead people raised, and what sort of body do they have when they come back?’ They are stupid questions. Whatever you sow in the ground has to die before it is given new life and the thing that you sow is not what is going to come; you sow a bare grain, say of wheat or something like that. It is the same with the resurrection of the dead: the thing that is sown is perishable but what is raised is imperishable; the thing that is sown is contemptible but what is raised is glorious; the thing that is sown is weak but what is raised is powerful; when it is sown it embodies the soul, when it is raised it embodies the spirit.  

If the soul has its own embodiment, so does the spirit have its own embodiment. The first man, Adam, as scripture says, became a living soul; but the last Adam has become a life-giving spirit. That is, first the one with the soul, not the spirit, and after that, the one with the spirit. The first man, being from the earth, is earthly by nature; the second man is from heaven. As this earthly man was, so are we on earth; and as the heavenly man is, so are we in heaven. And we, who have been modelled on the earthly man, will be modelled on the heavenly man.

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 55(56):10-14

I shall walk in the presence of God in the light of the living.

My foes will be put to flight
  on the day that I call to you.
This I know, that God is on my side.

I shall walk in the presence of God in the light of the living.

In God, whose word I praise,
  in the Lord whose word I praise,
in God I trust; I shall not fear;
  what can mortal man do to me?

I shall walk in the presence of God in the light of the living.

I am bound by the vows I have made you.
  O God, I will offer you praise
for you have rescued my soul from death,
  you kept my feet from stumbling
that I may walk in the presence of God
  and enjoy the light of the living.

I shall walk in the presence of God in the light of the living.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Open my eyes, O Lord, that I may consider
the wonders of your law.
Alleluia!