Readings - Sunday, 8 November 2020 – Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year A (Third Last Sunday of the Church Year).

Note: There are two sets of first readings (with accompanying Psalms) given for the Sundays after Pentecost: (a) a semi-continuous set, and (b) a set related thematically to the gospels (as in the earlier form of the lectionary). It is intended that either one of these two sets be used throughout and that they not be mixed.

Psalm 78:1-7 Antiphon:
We will tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord. (Ps 78:4b NRSV)


Psalm 70 Antiphon:
Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. (O Lord, make haste to help me!) (Ps 70:1 NRSV)

First Reading:
a) Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Israel promises to serve the Lord
b) Amos 5:18-24 The day of the Lord

a) Psalm 78:1-7 - a) Psalm 78:1-7 Antiphon:
b) Psalm 70 - b) Psalm 70 Antiphon:

Responsive Psalm:
Psalm 78:1-7_standard
Psalm 78:1-7_widescreen
Psalm 70_standard
Psalm 70_widescreen

Second Reading:
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Questions about the Lord’s coming

Matthew 25:1-13 Parable of the wise and foolish girls

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