Daily Bible Reading

Load readings for St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop and Martyr

20th Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Liturgical Color: Green


THE LORD, || our God, is righteous in all His works | to-ward | us, *

For we have not obeyed | His | com- | mand- | ments.

|| Glorify Your Name, O | Lord: | - *

And deal with us according to | Your | great | mer- | cy. (Prayer of Azariah 1:4a, 7b, 20b, 19b, d)

|| Great is the Lord, and greatly to be | praised | - *

In the city of our God, in His | ho- | ly | moun- | tain.

|| We have thought, O God, on Your loving- | kind- | ness, *

In the midst | of | Your | tem- | ple.

|| According to Your name, O | God, | - *

So is Your praise to the | ends | of | the | earth;

|| Your right hand is full of | right-eous- | ness. *

Let Mount Zion rejoice, because | of | Your | judg- | ments. (Psalm 48:1, 9–11a, c)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| The Lord our God, is righteous in all His works | to-ward | us, *

For we have not obeyed | His | com- | mand- | ments.

|| Glorify Your Name, O | Lord: | - *

And deal with us according to | Your | great | mer- | cy. (Prayer of Azariah 1:4b, 7b, 20b, 19b, d)

First Reading: Eph. 5:15-21

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.


|| The eyes of all look expectantly to You, O | Lord, | - *

And You give them their food | in | due | sea- | son.

|| You open Your | hand, | - *

And satisfy the desire of ev- | er-y · | liv- | ing | thing. (Psalm 145:15– 16)


|| Alle- | lu- | ia! *

Al- | — | le- | lu- | ia!

|| Out of the depths I have cried to You, O | Lord; | - *

Lord, hear my voice! | Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (Psalm 130:1-2a)

Second Reading: Matt. 22:1-14

22  And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.” ’ But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests. “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ “For many are called, but few are chosen.”


Grant, we beseech Thee, merciful Lord, to Thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins and serve Thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.