Il-Ġimgħa Mqaddsa f'Birżebbuġa

Ir-Raba Ħadd tar-Randan

  • Colour: Purple (or Rose)
  • Mass: proper; Gloria omitted; Creed; Preface of Fourth Sunday of Lent (When Year A readings are used) or Preface of Lent I-II
  • Office: Psalter Week IV
  • RCIA (Year A): Second Scrutiny
  • The Readings for Year A may be used in any year and must be used when the Scrutiny is celebrated.

Year A

Reading 1 1 Sam 16:1, 6-7, 10-13 David is anointed king of Israel.
Psalm Ps 22 r. 1 The Lord is my shepherd;
there is nothing I shall want.
Reading 2 Eph 5:8-14 Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you,
Gospel Acclamation John 8: 12 I am the light of the world, says the Lord;
anyone who believes in me will have the light of life.
Gospel John 9:1-41 He went off and washed himself, and came away with his sight restored.
shorter John 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 He went off and washed himself, and came away with his sight restored.

Year B

Line_Endline 

may be replaced by Year A readings

Reading 1 2Chr 36:14-16, 19-23 The wrath and mercy of God are revealed in the exile and in the release of his people.
Psalm Ps 136 r. 6 O let my tongue cleave to my mouth
if I remember you not!
Reading 2 Eph 2:4-10 You who were dead through your sins have been saved through grace.
Gospel Acclamation John 3: 16 God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son;
everyone who belives in him has eternal life.
Gospel John 3:14-21 God sent his Son so that through him the world might be saved.

Year C

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may be replaced by Year A readings

Reading 1 Josh 5:9-12 The People of God keep the Passover on their entry into the promised land.
Psalm Ps 33:2-7 r. 9 Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Reading 2 2 Cor 5:17-21 God reconciled us to himself through Christ.
Gospel Acclamation Luke 15: 18 I will leave this place and go to my father and say:
‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you.’
Gospel Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

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