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Ninth Sunday after Pentecost – Sunday, July 30

Semi-double Green vestments

This day’s liturgy puts before us in the Epistle, the terrible punishment incurred by the Israelites in the desert on account of their immorality and irreligion. Likewise, over a million Jews perished when Jerusalem was destroyed for having rejected the Messias (Gospel). They were thrown out of the kingdom of God as the sellers were driven from the temple, which is its figure, for having transformed the house of prayer into a den of thieves (Gospel). The Gentiles, called in their stead, must therefore be faithful to their vocation and take care not to fall in their turn (Epistle).

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