Quote of the Week
Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God
1st Sunday of Lent
07 February 2016
1st Reading / Exodus 34: 1-7
Listen to the Book of Exodus: Barekhmar.
The Lord said to Moses, “Cut two stone tablets like the first ones, and I will write on them the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. Get ready tomorrow morning, and come up Mount Sinai to meet me there at the top. No one is to come up with you; no one is to be seen on any part of the mountain; and no sheep or cattle are to graze at the foot of the mountain.” So Moses cut two more stone tablets, and early the next morning he carried them up Mount Sinai, just as the Lord had commanded. The Lord came down in a cloud, stood with him there, and pronounced his holy name, the Lord. The Lord then passed in front of him and called out, “I, the Lord, am a God who is full of compassion and pity, who is not easily angered and who shows great love and faithfulness. I keep my promise for thousands of generations and forgive evil and sin; but I will not fail to punish children and grandchildren to the third and fourth generation for the sins of their parents
This is the Word of the Lord
People: Thanks be to God
2nd Reading / Ephesians 4: 17-23
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the EPHESIANS: Barekhmar
In the Lord’s name, then, I warn you: do not continue to live like the heathen, whose thoughts are worthless and whose minds are in the dark. They have no part in the life that God gives, for they are completely ignorant and stubborn. They have lost all feeling of shame; they give themselves over to vice and do all sorts of indecent things without restraint. That was not what you learned about Christ! You certainly heard about him, and as his followers you were taught the truth that is in Jesus. So get rid of your old self, which made you live as you used to – the old self that was being destroyed by its deceitful desires. Your hearts and minds must be made completely new.
The grace and peace be with you all brothers. Amen.
Gospel Reading/ Matthew 3: 16-4: 11
A reading from the Gospel of Saint Matthew
Then the Spirit led Jesus into the desert to be tempted by the Devil. After spending forty days and nights without food, Jesus was hungry. Then the Devil came to him and said, “If you are God’s Son, order these stones to turn into bread.” But Jesus answered, “The scripture says, “Human beings cannot live on bread alone, but need every word that God speaks.’ ” Then the Devil took Jesus to Jerusalem, the Holy City, set him on the highest point of the Temple, and said to him, “If you are God’s Son, throw yourself down, for the scripture says, “God will give orders to his angels about you; they will hold you up with their hands, so that not even your feet will be hurt on the stones.’ “Jesus answered, “But the scripture also says, “do not put the Lord your God to the test.’ “Then the Devil took Jesus to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world in all their greatness. “All this I will give you,” the Devil said, “if you kneel down and worship me.” Then Jesus answered, “Go away, Satan! The scripture says, “Worship the Lord your God and serve only him!’ “Then the Devil left Jesus; and angels came and helped him.
Priest: Glory be to God for ever.
People: Glory be to the Christ Our Lord