Tuesday of the First Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – 1 Samuel 1.9-20

So Hannah rose up
after they had eaten and drunk in Shiloh.
Now Eli the priest was sitting on his seat
by the doorpost of the Lord’s temple.
She was in bitterness of soul,
and prayed to the Lord, weeping bitterly.
She vowed a vow, and said, “The Lord of Armies,
if you will indeed look
on the affliction of your handmaid,
and remember me, and not forget your handmaid,
but will give to your handmaid a boy,
then I will give him to the Lord all the days of his life,
and no razor shall come on his head.”

It happened, as she continued praying before the Lord,
that Eli saw her mouth.
Now Hannah spoke in her heart.
Only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard.
Therefore Eli thought she was drunk.
Eli said to her, “How long will you be drunk?
Put away your wine.”
Hannah answered,
“No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit.
I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink,
but I poured out my soul before the Lord.
Do not think your handmaid a wicked woman;
for I have been speaking out of the abundance
of my complaint and my provocation.”

Then Eli answered, “Go in peace;
and may the God of Israel grant your petition
that you have asked of him.”
She said, “Let your handmaid find favor in your sight.”
So the woman went her way, and ate;
and her face was not sad anymore.
They rose up in the morning early,
and worshiped before the Lord,
and returned, and came to their house to Ramah:
and Elkanah knew Hannah his wife;
and the Lord remembered her.
It happened, when the time had come,
that Hannah conceived and bore a son;
and she named him Samuel, saying,
“I have asked for him from the Lord.”

Responsorial – 1 Samuel 2.1, 4-5, 6-7, 8abcd Resp. 1, Luke 1.47

R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

“My heart exults in the Lord!
My horn is exalted in the Lord.
My mouth is enlarged over my enemies,
because I rejoice in your salvation.

R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

“The bows of the mighty are broken.
Those who stumbled are armed with strength.
Those who were full have hired themselves out for bread.
Those who were hungry are satisfied.
Yes, the barren one has borne seven.
She who has many children languishes.

R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

“The Lord kills and gives life.
He brings down to Sheol,
and brings up.
The Lord makes poor and makes rich.
He brings low;
he also lifts up.

R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

He raises up the poor out of the dust.
He lifts up the needy from the dunghill,
To have them sit with princes,
and inherit the throne of glory.

R. My heart exults in the Lord, my Savior.

Gospel – Mark 1.21-28

Jesus and his disciples went into Capernaum,
and immediately on the Sabbath
he entered the synagogue and taught.
They were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them with authority,
and not as the scribes.
Immediately there was in their synagogue
a man with an unclean spirit,
and he cried out saying,
“What do you have to do with us , Jesus of Nazareth?
Have you come to destroy us?
I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!”
Jesus rebuked him, saying,
“Be quiet, and come out of him!”
The unclean spirit,
convulsing him and crying with a loud voice,
came out of him.
They were all amazed,
so that they asked one another, saying,
“What is this? A new teaching?
For with authority he commands
even the unclean spirits, and they obey him!”
The report of him went out immediately
everywhere in all the region of Galilee.

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