|First reading||Isaiah 50:4 - 9|
|The Lord has given me|
a disciple’s tongue.
So that I may know how to reply to the wearied
he provides me with speech.
Each morning he wakes me to hear,
to listen like a disciple.
The Lord has opened my ear. ...
|Gospel||Matthew 26:14 - 25|
|One of the Twelve, the man called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What are you prepared to give me if I hand him over to you?’ They paid him thirty silver pieces, and from that moment he looked for an opportunity to betray him. ...|
Readings from the Liturgy of the Hours
|Mid-morning reading (Terce)||1 Timothy 2:4 - 6|
|God our saviour wants everyone to be saved and reach full knowledge of the truth. For there is only one God, and there is only one mediator between God and mankind, himself a man, Christ Jesus, who sacrificed himself as a ransom for them all. He is the evidence of this, sent at the appointed time.|
|Noon reading (Sext)||Romans 15:3 ©|
|Christ did not think of himself. The words of scripture apply to him: the insults of those who insult you fall on me.|
|Afternoon reading (None)||Hebrews 9:28|
|Christ offers himself only once to take the faults of many on himself, and when he appears a second time, it will not be to deal with sin but to reward with salvation those who are waiting for him.|