Daily Gospel Reading for November 22, 2021, Monday – Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr Bible Verse

The 22nd of November, 2021, Monday is the Memorial of Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2021 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: DN 1:1-6, 8-20

The first reading from the Book of Daniel.

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came to Jerusalem and besieged it.

The Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with some of the vessels of the house of God; and he carried them into the land of Shinar to the house of his god. He brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.

The king spoke to Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring in some of the children of Israel, even of the royal offspring and of the nobles: youths in whom was no defect, but well-favored, skillful in all wisdom, endowed with knowledge, understanding science, and who had the ability to stand in the king’s palace; and that he should teach them the learning and the language of the Chaldeans.

The king appointed for them a daily portion of the king’s delicacies and of the wine which he drank, and that they should be nourished three years, that at its end they should stand before the king.

Now among these of the children of Judah were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s delicacies, nor with the wine which he drank. Therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

Now God made Daniel find kindness and compassion in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs.

The prince of the eunuchs said to Daniel, “I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink. For why should he see your faces worse looking than the youths who are of your own age? Then you would endanger my head with the king.”

Then Daniel said to the steward whom the prince of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: “Test your servants, I beg you, ten days; and let them give us vegetables to eat and water to drink.

Then let our faces be examined before you, and the face of the youths who eat of the king’s delicacies; and as you see, deal with your servants.”

So he listened to them in this matter, and tested them for ten days.

At the end of ten days, their faces appeared fairer and they were fatter in flesh than all the youths who ate of the king’s delicacies.

So the steward took away their delicacies and the wine that they were given to drink, and gave them vegetables.

Now as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

At the end of the days which the king had appointed for bringing them in, the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.

The king talked with them; and among them all was found no one like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore stood they before the king.

In every matter of wisdom and understanding concerning which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters who were in all his realm.

Responsorial Psalm: DN 3:52-53, 54, 55, 56, 57

Response: “To be praised and exalted above all forever!”

“Blessed are you, O Lord, you God of our fathers, to be praised and exalted above all forever!

Blessed is your glorious and holy name, to be praised and exalted above all forever!”

R: “To be praised and exalted above all forever!”

“Blessed are you in the temple of your holy glory, to be praised and glorified above all forever!”

R: “To be praised and exalted above all forever!”

“Blessed are you who see the depths and sit upon the cherubim, to be praised and exalted above all forever.”

R: “To be praised and exalted above all forever!”

“Blessed are you on the throne of your kingdom, to be praised and extolled above all forever!”

R: “To be praised and exalted above all forever!”

“Blessed are you in the firmament of heaven, to be praised and glorified forever!”

R: “To be praised and exalted above all forever!”

Gospel of the Day: LK 21:1-4

From the gospel verse according to Luke.

He looked up and saw the rich people who were putting their gifts into the treasury.

He saw a certain poor widow casting in two small brass coins.

He said, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow put in more than all of them, for all these put in gifts for God from their abundance, but she, out of her poverty, put in all that she had to live on.”

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