February 15, 2015

First Reading

The Book of Leviticus   13: 1-2, 44-46

13:1 And the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying:
13:2 The man in whose skin or flesh there will have arisen a diverse color, or a pustule, or something that seems to shine, which is the mark of leprosy, shall be brought to Aaron the priest, or to anyone you wish among his sons.
13:44 Therefore, whoever will have been spotted by leprosy, and who has been separated at the judgment of the priest,
13:45 shall have his clothes unstitched, his head bare, his mouth covered with a cloth, and he himself shall cry out that he is contaminated and filthy.
13:46 The entire time that he is a leper and unclean he shall live alone outside the camp.


Second Reading

The First Letter of Saint Paul   10: 31- 11:1

10:31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever else you may do, do everything for the glory of God.
10:32 Be without offense toward the Jews, and toward the Gentiles, and toward the Church of God,
10:33 just as I also, in all things, please everyone, not seeking what is best for myself, but what is best for many others, so that they may be saved.

1 Corinthians 11

11:1 Be imitators of me, as I also am of Christ.



The Holy Gospel According to Mark   1:40-45

1:40 And a leper came to him, begging him. And kneeling down, he said to him, “If you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.”
1:41 Then Jesus, taking pity on him, reached out his hand. And touching him, he said to him: “I am willing. Be cleansed.”
1:42 And after he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
1:43 And he admonished him, and he promptly sent him away.
1:44 And he said to him: “See to it that you tell no one. But go and show yourself to the high priest, and offer for your cleansing that which Moses instructed, as a testimony for them.”
1:45 But having departed, he began to preach and to disseminate the word, so that he was no longer able to openly enter a city, but had to remain outside, in deserted places. And they were gathered to him from every direction.



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