March 21, 2021

The Book of Jeremiah   31: 31-34

31:31Behold, the days are approaching, says the Lord, when I will form a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
31:32not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers, in the day when I took them by the hand, so as to lead them away from the land of Egypt, the covenant which they nullified, though I was the ruler over them, says the Lord.
31:33But this will be the covenant that I will form with the house of Israel, after those days, says the Lord: I will give my law to their inner most being, and I will write it upon their heart. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
31:34And they will no longer teach, a man his neighbor, and a man his brother, saying: ‘Know the Lord.’ For all will know me, from the littlest of them even to the greatest, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will no longer remember their sin.

The Letter to the Hebrews   5: 7-9

5:7It is Christ who, in the days of his flesh, with a strong cry and tears, offered prayers and supplications to the One who was able to save him from death, and who was heard because of his reverence.
5:8And although, certainly, he is the Son of God, he learned obedience by the things that he suffered.
5:9And having reached his consummation, he was made, for all who are obedient to him, the cause of eternal salvation,

The Holy Gospel According to John   12: 20: 33

12:20Now there were certain Gentiles among those who went up so that they might worship on the feast day.
12:21Therefore, these approached Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and they petitioned him, saying: “Sir, we want to see Jesus.”
12:22Philip went and told Andrew. Next, Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
12:23But Jesus answered them by saying: “The hour arrives when the Son of man shall be glorified.
12:24Amen, amen, I say to you, unless the grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
12:25it remains alone. But if it dies, it yields much fruit. Whoever loves his life, will lose it. And whoever hates his life in this world, preserves it unto eternal life.
12:26If anyone serves me, let him follow me. And where I am, there too my minister shall be. If anyone has served me, my Father will honor him.
12:27Now my soul is troubled. And what should I say? Father, save me from this hour? But it is for this reason that I came to this hour.
12:28Father, glorify your name!” And then a voice came from heaven, “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.”
12:29Therefore, the crowd, which was standing near and had heard it, said that it was like thunder. Others were saying, “An Angel was speaking with him.”
12:30Jesus responded and said: “This voice came, not for my sake, but for your sakes.
12:31Now is the judgment of the world. Now will the prince of this world be cast out.
12:32And when I have been lifted up from the earth, I will draw all things to myself.”
12:33(Now he said this, signifying what kind of death he would die.)