Daily Gospel Reading for June 6, 2021, Sunday – Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) Bible Verse

The 6th of June, 2021, Sunday is this year’s celebration day for the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ. The Bible scriptures for the Corpus Christi holy mass readings for this day came from the 2021 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: EX 24:3-8

The first reading from the Book of Exodus.

Moses came and told the people all Yahweh’s words, and all the ordinances; and all the people answered with one voice, and said, “All the words which Yahweh has spoken will we do.”

Moses wrote all Yahweh’s words, then rose up early in the morning and built an altar at the base of the mountain, with twelve pillars for the twelve tribes of Israel.

He sent young men of the children of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of cattle to Yahweh.

Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar.

He took the book of the covenant and read it in the hearing of the people, and they said, “We will do all that Yahweh has said, and be obedient.”

Moses took the blood, and sprinkled it on the people, and said, “Look, this is the blood of the covenant, which Yahweh has made with you concerning all these words.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18

Response: I will take the cup of salvation, and call on Yahweh’s name.

What will I give to Yahweh for all his benefits toward me?

I will take the cup of salvation, and call on Yahweh’s name.

R: I will take the cup of salvation, and call on Yahweh’s name.

Precious in Yahweh’s sight is the death of his saints.

Yahweh, truly I am your servant. I am your servant, the son of your servant girl. You have freed me from my chains.

R: I will take the cup of salvation, and call on Yahweh’s name.

I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call on Yahweh’s name.

I will pay my vows to Yahweh, yes, in the presence of all his people.

R: I will take the cup of salvation, and call on Yahweh’s name.

Reading 2: HEB 9:11-15

The second reading from The Letter to the Hebrews.

But Christ having come as a high priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption.

For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled, sanctify to the cleanness of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without defect to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

For this reason he is the mediator of a new covenant, since a death has occurred for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first covenant, that those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.

Sequence: "Lauda Sion"

Part 1:

Laud, O Sion, thy salvation,
Laud with hymns of exultation
Christ, thy King and Shepherd true:
Spend thyself, his honour raising,
Who surpasseth all thy praising;
Never canst thou reach his due.

Sing today, the mystery showing
Of the living, life-bestowing
Bread from heaven before thee set;
E’en the same of old provided,
Where the Twelve, divinely guided.
At the holy Table met.

Full and clear ring out thy chanting,
Joy nor sweetest grace be wanting
To thy heart and soul today;
When we gather up the measure
Of that Supper and its treasure,
Keeping feast in glad array.

Lo, the new King’s Table gracing,
This new Passover of blessing
Hath fulfilled the elder rite:
Now the new the old effaceth,
Truth revealed the shadow chaseth,
Day is breaking on the night.

What he did at Supper seated,
Christ ordained to be repeated,
His memorial ne’er to cease:
And, his word for guidance taking,
Bread and wine we hallow, making
Thus our Sacrifice of peace.

This the truth to Christians given –
Bread becomes his Flesh from heaven.
Wine becomes his holy Blood.
Doth it pass thy comprehending?
Yet by faith, thy sight transcending,
Wondrous things are understood.

Yea, beneath these signs are hidden
Glorious things to sight forbidden:
Look not on the outward sign.
Wine is poured and Bread is broken,
But in either sacred token
Christ is here by power divine.

Whoso of this Food partaketh,
Christ divideth not nor breaketh:
He is whole to all that taste.
Thousands are, as one, receivers,
One, as thousands of believers,
Takes the Food that cannot waste.

Good and evil men are sharing
One repast, a oom preparing
Varied as the heart of man;
Doom of life or death awarded,
As their days shall be recorded
Which from one beginning ran.

Part 2:

When the Sacrament is broken,
Doubt not in each severed token,
Hallowed by the word once spoken,
Resteth all the true content:
Nought the precious Gift divideth,
Breaking but the sign betideth,
He himself the same abideth,
Nothing of his fullness spent.

Lo! the Angel’s Food is given
To the pilgrim who hath striven:
See the children’s Bread from heaven,
Which to dogs may not be cast;
Truth the ancient types fulfilling,
Isaac bound, a victim willing,
Paschal lamb, its life-blood spilling.
Manna sent in ages past.

Part 3:

O true Bread, good Shepherd, tend us,
Jesu, of thy love befriend us,
Thou refresh us, thou defend us,
Thine eternal goodness send us
In the land of life to see;
Thou who all things canst and knowest,
Who on earth such Food bestowest,
Grant us with thy Saints, though lowest,
Where the heavenly Feast thou showest,
Fellow-heirs and guests to be.
Amen. Alleluya.

Gospel of the Day: MK 14:12-16, 22-26

From the gospel verse according to Mark.

On the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the Passover, his disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and prepare that you may eat the Passover?”

He sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and there a man carrying a pitcher of water will meet you. Follow him, and wherever he enters in, tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, “Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?”_’

He will himself show you a large upper room furnished and ready. Get ready for us there.”

His disciples went out, and came into the city, and found things as he had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.

As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had blessed it, he broke it and gave to them, and said, “Take, eat. This is my body.”

He took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave to them. They all drank of it.

He said to them, “This is my blood of the new covenant, which is poured out for many.

Most certainly I tell you, I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in God’s Kingdom.”

When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.

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