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The Everyday Prayer


 
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Icon of the Holy Face
Church of Sant'Egidio, Rome

Sunday of the Holy Family
Memorial of the holy prophet David to whom some of the psalms are attributed. For centuries the psalms have nourished the prayer both of Jews and Christians. Memorial of Thomas Becket, defender of justice and of the dignity of the Church.


Reading of the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Glory to God in the highest
and peace on earth to the people he loves.

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Matthew 2, 13-15.19-23

After they had left, suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, 'Get up, take the child and his mother with you, and escape into Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, because Herod intends to search for the child and do away with him.'

So Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, left that night for Egypt,

where he stayed until Herod was dead. This was to fulfil what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: I called my son out of Egypt.

After Herod's death, suddenly the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt

and said, 'Get up, take the child and his mother with you and go back to the land of Israel, for those who wanted to kill the child are dead.'

So Joseph got up and, taking the child and his mother with him, went back to the land of Israel.

But when he learnt that Archelaus had succeeded his father Herod as ruler of Judaea he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the region of Galilee.

There he settled in a town called Nazareth. In this way the words spoken through the prophets were to be fulfilled: He will be called a Nazarene.

 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia


12/29/2013
Holy Family Sunday


Calendar of the week
FEB
19
Sunday, 19 February
Liturgy of the Sunday
FEB
20
Monday, 20 February
Prayer for peace
FEB
21
Tuesday, 21 February
Memory of the Mother of the Lord
FEB
22
Wednesday, 22 February
Memory of the Apostles
FEB
23
Thursday, 23 February
Memory of the Church
FEB
24
Friday, 24 February
Memory of Jesus crucified
FEB
25
Saturday, 25 February
Sunday Vigil
FEB
26
Sunday, 26 February
Liturgy of the Sunday