Readings - Sunday, 19 November 2023 – Twenty Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Year A (Second Last Sunday of Church Year, Proper 28)

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.

First Reading:
a) Judges 4:1-7 Deborah, one of the judges
b) Zephaniah 1:7,12-18 The day of the Lord is near

Psalm 123 - Psalm 123 Antiphon: Our eyes look to the Lord our God, until he has mercy upon us. (Ps 123:2b NRSV)
Psalm 90:1-8 (9-11) 12 - Psalm 90:1-8 (9-11) 12 Antiphon: Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. (Ps 90:12 NKJV)

Responsive Psalm:
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Psalm 90:1-8 (9-11) 12_standard
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Second Reading:
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Be ready for the Lord’s coming

Matthew 25:14-30 The parable of the talents

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