St. Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop, Martyr (Memorial)
FIRST READING: Galatians 5: 1 - 6
1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.
2 Now I, Paul, say to you that if you receive circumcision, Christ will be of no advantage to you.
3 I testify again to every man who receives circumcision that he is bound to keep the whole law.
4 You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.
5 For through the Spirit, by faith, we wait for the hope of righteousness.
6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision is of any avail, but faith working through love.
PSALM: Psalms 119: 41, 43, 45, 47 - 48
41 Let thy steadfast love come to me, O LORD, thy salvation according to thy promise;
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth, for my hope is in thy ordinances.
45 and I shall walk at liberty, for I have sought thy precepts.
47 for I find my delight in thy commandments, which I love.
48 I revere thy commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on thy statutes.
GOSPEL: Luke 11: 37 - 41
37 While he was speaking, a Pharisee asked him to dine with him; so he went in and sat at table.
38 The Pharisee was astonished to see that he did not first wash before dinner.
39 And the Lord said to him, "Now you Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the dish, but inside you are full of extortion and wickedness.
40 You fools! Did not he who made the outside make the inside also?
41 But give for alms those things which are within; and behold, everything is clean for you.