Sunday, April 2nd

Mt 21:1-11 (37)/Is 50:4-7/Phil 2:6-11/Mt 26:14—27:66

“While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”

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

Matthew 26:26-30, NRSVCE

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Monday, April 3rd

Is 42:1-7/Jn 12:1-11

“Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
    my chosen, in whom my soul delights;
I have put my spirit upon him;
    he will bring forth justice to the nations.”

Isaiah 42:1, NRSVCE

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Tuesday, April 4th

Is 49:1-6/Jn 13:21-33, 36-38

“When he had gone out, Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man has been glorified, and God has been glorified in him. If God has been glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself and will glorify him at once. Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’”

John 13:31-33, NRSVCE

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Wednesday, April 5th

Is 50:4-9a/Mt 26:14-25

“The Lord God has opened my ear,
    and I was not rebellious,
    I did not turn backward.
I gave my back to those who struck me,
    and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard;
I did not hide my face
    from insult and spitting.”

Isaiah 50:5-6, NRSVCE

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Thursday, April 6th

Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9/Rv 1:5-8/Lk 4:16-21

“Behold, he is coming amid the clouds,
    and every eye will see him,
    even those who pierced him.
All the peoples of the earth will lament him.
    Yes. Amen.”

Revelation 1:7, NABRE

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Friday, April 7th

Is 52:13—53:12/Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9/Jn 18:1—19:42

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast to our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has similarly been tested in every way, yet without sin. So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help.”

Hebrews 4:14-16, NABRE

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Saturday, April 8th

Gn 1:1—2:2 or 1:1, 26-31a/Gn 22:1-18

“A second time the angel of the Lord called to Abraham from heaven and said: “I swear by my very self—oracle of the Lord—that because you acted as you did in not withholding from me your son, your only one, I will bless you and make your descendants as countless as the stars of the sky and the sands of the seashore; your descendants will take possession of the gates of their enemies, and in your descendants all the nations of the earth will find blessing, because you obeyed my command.””

Genesis 22:15-18, NABRE

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