Saturday of the Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Ezekiel 43.1-7ab

The angel brought me to the gate,
the gate that looks toward the east.
Behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east,
and his coming sounded like the sound of many waters;
and the earth shone with his glory.
It was according to the appearance of the vision
which I saw when he came to destroy the city,
and the visions were like the vision that I saw by the river Chebar,
and I fell on my face.
The glory of the Lord entered the temple
by way of the gate that faces east.
The Spirit took me up, and brought me into the inner court,
and behold, the glory of the Lord filled the temple.

I heard one speaking to me out of the temple; a man stood by me.
He said to me, “Son of man, this is the place of my throne,
and the place of the soles of my feet,
where I will dwell among the children of Israel forever.”

Responsorial – Psalm 85.9ab+10, 11-12, 13-14 R. 10b

R. The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land.

I will hear what the Lord God has to say,
for he will speak peace unto his people,
Surely his salvation is near those who fear him,
that glory may dwell in our land.

R. The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land.

Mercy and truth are met together.
Righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
Truth springs out of the earth,
and righteousness has looked down from heaven.

R. The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land.

The Lord will give what is good,
and our land shall yield its increase.
Righteousness shall go before him,
and shall prepare a way for his footsteps to walk.

R. The glory of the Lord will dwell in our land.

Gospel – Matthew 23.1-12

Jesus spoke to the crowds and his disciples, saying:
“The scribes and the Pharisees
have sat in the chair of Moses.
Therefore, observe and do all things whatsoever they say to you,
but do not act according to their works.
For they speak and do not act.
For they bind heavy and insupportable burdens
and lay them on the shoulders of humans:
but they do not wish to move them with their own finger.
They do all their works for the attention of humans.
For they make their phylacteries broad and enlarge their fringes.
And they love the first places at feasts
and the first chairs in the synagogues,
and salutations in the marketplace,
and to be called by humans, ‘Rabbi’.

But as for you, do not be called ‘Rabbi’.
For one is your teacher, and you are all brothers.
And do not call your father upon the earth,
For one is your Heavenly Father.
And do not be called masters: for your master is one: the Christ.
But the greatest of you, will be your servant.
Whoever exalts themself will be humbled,
and whoever humbles themself will be exalted.”

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