Vol: 46, No.59 33RD SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( C) November 17 2019  
Sing psalms to the Lord with the harp, with the sound of music. With trumpets and the sound of the horn acclaim the King, the Lord. R/
Let the sea and all within it, thunder; the world, and all its peoples. Let the rivers clap their hands and the hills ring out their joy at the presence of the Lord. R/
For the Lord comes, comes to rule the earth. He will rule the world with justice and the peoples with fairness. R/


(Some Thessalonians stop working because they wrongly think that the Day of the Lord has come near. Paul commands these people to work and earn their living).
A reading from the Second Letter of St Paul to the Thessalonians (3:7-12)
You yourselves know how you ought to imitate us; we were not idle when we were with you, we did not eat any one’s bread without paying, but with toil and labour we worked night and day, that we might not burden any of you. It was not because we have not that right, but to give you in our conduct an example to imitate. For even when we were with you, we gave you this command: If any one will not work, let him not eat. For we hear that some of you are living in idleness, mere busy-bodies, not doing any work. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to do their work in quietness and to earn their own living.
The Word of the Lord
Alleluia, alleluia! Watch at all times, praying that you may have the strength to stand before the Son of man. Alleluia! (Lk 21:36)
(Standing next to the Temple of Jerusalem Jesus foresees its destruction. He envisions a series of events that will follow his death and resurrection).
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St Luke (21:5-19)
As some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with noble stones and offerings, Jesus said, “As for these things which you see, the days will come when there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” And they asked him, “Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign when this is about to take place?” And he said, “Take heed that you are not led astray; for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and, ‘The time is at hand!’ Do not go after them. And when you hear of wars and tumults, do not be terrified; for this must first take place, but the end will not be at once.” Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be great earthquakes, and in various places famines and pestilences; and there will be terrors and great signs from heaven. But before all this they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons, and you will be brought before kings and governors for my name’s sake. This will be a time for you to bear testimony. Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate beforehand how to answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be delivered up even by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends, and some of you they will put to death; you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But not a hair of your head will perish. By your endurance you will gain your lives.”
The Gospel of the Lord
I believe in God,/.....
Cel: After reaching Jerusalem Jesus visits the Temple and foretells a number of events that will take place after his death and resurrection among which is the destruction of the city and the
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