Liturgy of the Hours

                    SOLEMNITY OF THE DIVINE REDEEMER
                                              October 23

Titular Feast of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Divine Redeemer

On the Feast of the Divine Redeemer, we celebrate in a very particular way the Author of our Salvation.
Salvation proceeds from God the Father, but is actualized through his Son, Jesus Christ, through His life, death and resurrection. Thus, He is as the New Testament calls Him, the Author, the Source, and the Fullness of Salvation.
Salvation, our Redemption, includes all that has been promised, all that is good in the present, and all the future good that we confidently await: liberation from the slavery of the past (Rom 8:19-21), a new heaven and a new earth (Rev 21:1), victory over death and the ultimate revelation of the Kingdom of God.

Liturgical Readings for the Feast of the Divine Redeemer

FIRST READING

All the ends of the earth will behold the salvation of our God

A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah      52:7-10

How beautiful upon the mountains 
are the feet of him who brings glad tidings,
Announcing peace, bearing good news,
announcing salvation, and saying to Zion,
"Your God is King!"
Hark! Your sentinels raise a cry,
together they shout for joy,
For they see directly, before their eyes,
the Lord restoring Zion.
Break out together in song,
O ruins of Jerusalem!
For the Lord comforts his people,
he redeems Jerusalem.
The Lord has bared his holy arm
in the sight of all the nations;
All the ends of the earth will behold 
the salvation of our God.

The word of the Lord.


RESPONSORIAL PSALM                Ps 96:1-2a, 2b-3, 7-8a,10 

R/. Proclaim God's marvelous deeds to all the nations

Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord all you lands.
Sing to the Lord; bless his name.
R/. Proclaim God's marvelous deeds to all the nations

Announce his salvation, day after day.
Tell his glory among the nations;
among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.
R/. Proclaim God's marvelous deeds to all the nations

Give to the Lord, you families of nations,
give to the Lord glory and praise;
give to the Lord glory due his name! 
R/. Proclaim God's marvelous deeds to all the nations

Say among the nations: The Lord is king.
He has made the world firm, not to be moved;
he governs the peoples with equity. 
R/. Proclaim God's marvelous deeds to all the nations

SECOND READING

You were ransomed with the precious Blood of Christ
as of a spotless unblemished Lamb


A reading from the first Letter of Saint Peter     2:19-20

Beloved:
If you invoke as Father him who judges impartially according to each one's works, conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning, realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct, handed on by your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold but with the precious Blood of Christ as of a spotless unblemished Lamb. He was known before the foundation of the world but revealed in the final time for you, who through him believe in God who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

The word of the Lord.

ALLELUIA                              Matthew 5:6

R/. Alleluia, alleluia.
Whoever loves me will keep my word, says the Lord,
and my Father will love him and we will come to him.
R/. Alleluia, alleluia.


GOSPEL

No one has greater love than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.

+ A reading from the holy Gospel according to John                          15, 9-17

Jesus said to his disciples, “As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love."
"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy might be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another."

The Gospel of the Lord.
 
We Remember
June
Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
13Sister M. Calasantia Wegerbauer 1969
19Sister M. Sebastian Laub 1992
25Sister M. Ancilla Verosto 2008
28Sister M. Cecilia Hogya 2008
30Sister M. Angela Kun 1997

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Holy Hour - Adoration:
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