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First Reading
Zec 8:1-8

I will rescue my people from the land of the rising sun and from the land of the setting sun

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Zechariah

The word of the LORD of hosts came:

I am intensely jealous for Zion,
      stirred to jealous wrath for her.
   Thus says the LORD:
I will return to Zion,
   and I will dwell within Jerusalem;
Jerusalem shall be called the faithful city,
   and the mountain of the LORD of hosts,
   the holy mountain.

Thus says the LORD of hosts:  Old men and old women,
   each with staff in hand because of old age,
   shall again sit in the streets of Jerusalem.
The city shall be filled with boys and girls playing in its streets.
Thus says the LORD of hosts:
   Even if this should seem impossible
   in the eyes of the remnant of this people,
   shall it in those days be impossible in my eyes also,
   says the LORD of hosts?
Thus says the LORD of hosts:
   Lo, I will rescue my people from the land of the rising sun,
   and from the land of the setting sun.
I will bring them back to dwell within Jerusalem.
They shall be my people, and I will be their God,
   with faithfulness and justice.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps 102:16-18, 19-21, 29, 22-23

R. :

℟. (17) The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory.

The nations shall revere your name, O LORD,
   and all the kings of the earth your glory,
When the LORD has rebuilt Zion
   and appeared in his glory;
When he has regarded the prayer of the destitute,
   and not despised their prayer.

℟. The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory.

Let this be written for the generation to come,
   and let his future creatures praise the LORD:
“The LORD looked down from his holy height,
   from heaven he beheld the earth,
To hear the groaning of the prisoners,
   to release those doomed to die.”

℟. The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory.

The children of your servants shall abide,
   and their posterity shall continue in your presence.
That the name of the LORD may be declared in Zion;
   and his praise, in Jerusalem,
When the peoples gather together,
   and the kingdoms, to serve the LORD.

℟. The Lord will build up Zion again, and appear in all his glory.


Acclamation before the Gospel
Mark 10:45

℟. Alleluia, Alleluia.

The Son of Man came to serve
and to give his life as a ransom for many

℟. Alleluia, Alleluia.


Gospel
Lk 9:46-50

The one who is least among all of you is the one who is the greatest.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke

An argument arose among the disciples
   about which of them was the greatest.
Jesus realized the intention of their hearts and took a child
   and placed it by his side and said to them,
“Whoever receives this child in my name receives me,
   and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
For the one who is least among all of you
   is the one who is the greatest.”

Then John said in reply,
“Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name
   and we tried to prevent him
   because he does not follow in our company.”
Jesus said to him,
   “Do not prevent him, for whoever is not against you is for you.”

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

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