Readings - Sunday, 31 October 2021 -Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Year B (Proper 26)

Note: There are two sets of first readings (with accompanying Psalms) given for the Sundays after Pentecost: (a) a new 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.

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First Reading:
Ruth 1:1-18 Ruth goes with Naomi
Deuteronomy 6:1-9 The great commandment

Psalm 146 - Psalm 146 Antiphon: The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down. (Ps 146:8b NRSV)
Psalm 119:1-8 - Psalm 119:1-8 Antiphon: Happy are those who keep his decrees. (Ps 119:2a NRSV)

Responsive Psalm:
Psalm 146 _standard
Psalm 146 _widescreen
Psalm 119:1-8 _standard
Psalm 119:1-8 _widescreen

Second Reading:
Hebrews 9:11-14 The blood of Christ cleanses us

Mark 12:28-34 The great commandment

Printable, Formatted Readings
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