Monday of the Fifth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 - 1 Kings 8.1-7, 9-13

The elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes,
the princes of the ancestral households
of the children of Israel,
were assembled with King Solomon in Jerusalem,
to bring up the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord
out of the city of David, which is Zion.
All the men of Israel assembled themselves to King Solomon
at the feast, in the month Ethanim, which is the seventh month.
All the elders of Israel came, and the priests took up the ark.
They brought up the Ark of the Lord, and the Tent of Meeting,
and all the holy vessels that were in the Tent.
The priests and the Levites brought these up.

King Solomon and all the congregation of Israel,
who were assembled with him before the ark,
sacrificed sheep and cattle,
that could not be counted nor numbered for multitude.
The priests brought in the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord
to its place, to the most holy place,
under the wings of the cherubim.
For the cherubim spread their wings out
over the place of the Ark,
and the cherubim covered the ark and its poles from above.

There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets
which Moses put there at Horeb,
when the Lord made a covenant with the children of Israel,
when they came out of the land of Egypt.

It came to pass, when the priests had come out of the holy place,
that a cloud filled the Lord’s house,
so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud;
for the Lord’s glory filled the Lord’s house.
Then Solomon said,
“The Lord has said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.
I have surely built you a house of habitation,
a place for you to dwell in forever.”

Responsorial – Psalm 132.6-7, 8-10 R. 8a

R. Arise, the Lord, go to your resting place.

Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah.
We found it in the field of Jaar:
“We will go into his dwelling place.
We will worship at his footstool.

R. Arise, the Lord, go to your resting place.

Arise, the Lord, into your resting place;
you, and the ark of your strength.
Let your priest be clothed with righteousness.
Let your saints shout for joy!”
For the sake of your servant David,
do not turn away the face of your anointed one.

R. Arise, the Lord, go to your resting place.

Gospel – Mark 6.53-56

When they had crossed over,
Jesus and his disciples came to land at Gennesaret,
and moored to the shore.

When they had come out of the boat,
the people immediately recognized him,
and ran around that whole region,
and began to bring those who were sick, on their mats,
to where they heard he was.
Wherever he entered,
into villages, or into cities, or into the country,
they laid the sick in the marketplaces,
and begged him that
they might touch just the fringe of his garment;
and as many as touched him were made well.

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