Second Sunday of Lent (C)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Genesis 15.5-12, 17-18

The Lord brought Abram outside, and said,
“Look now toward the sky, and count the stars, if you are able to count them.”
He said to Abram, “So shall your descendents be.”
He believed the Lord, and he reckoned it to him for righteousness.

He said to him, "I am the Lord who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldees,
to give you this land to inherit it."
He said, "Lord God, how will I know that I will inherit it?"
He said to him, "Bring me a heifer three years old, a female goat three years old,
a ram three years old, a turtledove, and a young pigeon.”
He brought him all of these, and divided them in the middle,
and laid each half opposite the other, but he did not divide the birds.
Birds of prey came down on the carcasses, and Abram drove them away.
When the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram,
and terror and great darkness fell on him.

It came to pass that, when the sun went down, and it was dark,
behold, a smoking furnace, and a flaming torch passed between these pieces.
On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying,
"To your seed I have given this land,
from the river of Egypt to the great river, the river Euphrates."

Responsorial – Psalm 27.1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14

R. The LORD is my light and my salvation.

The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?

R. The LORD is my light and my salvation.

Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice.
Have mercy on me, and answer me.
My heart said to you, “I will seek your face, O Lord.”

R. The LORD is my light and my salvation.

Your face, O Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me.
Do not put your servant away in anger.
You have been my help. Do not abandon me.

R. The LORD is my light and my salvation.

I believe that I will see the goodness of the LORD
in the land of the living.
Wait for the LORD; be of good courage.
He will strengthen your heart. Wait for the LORD.

R. The LORD is my light and my salvation.

Reading 2 – Philippians 3.17-4.1

Brothers and sisters, be imitators together of me,
and note those who walk this way,
even as you have us for an example.
For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping,
as enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction,
whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame,
who think about earthly things.
For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we await a Savior: the Lord Jesus Christ,
who will change our lowly body to be conformed to his glorified Body,
according to the power by which he is able even to subject all things to himself.
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, beloved and longed for, my joy and crown,
stand firm in the Lord, my beloved.

Gospel – Luke 9.28b-36

Jesus took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.
As he was praying, the appearance of his face was altered, and his clothing became white and dazzling.
Behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory,
and spoke of his exodus, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

Now Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep, but when they were fully awake,
they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him.
As they were parting from him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here.
Let us make three tents: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah,” not knowing what he said.
While he said these things, a cloud came and overshadowed them,
and they were afraid as they entered into the cloud.
A voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!”
When the voice came, Jesus was found alone.

They were silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.

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