The Fourth Tuesday of Lent; and, the Commemoration of Saint Patrick, Bishop & Confessor.

Lessons from the feria, according to the ordinary form of the Roman Rite:

Ezekiel 47: 1-9, 12.
Psalm 46: 2-3, 5-6, 8-9.
John 5: 1-16.

Lessons from the feria, according to the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite:

Exodus 32: 7-14.
Psalm 43: 26, 2.
John 7: 14-31.

The Fifth Tuesday of the Great Fast;* the Feast of Our Venerable Father Alexis, Man of God; and, the Feast of Our Holy Father Patrick, Enlightener of Ireland.

[There is no Divine Liturgy today in the Byzantine-Ruthenian Rite.]

9:34 AM 3/17/2015

[The Gospel lesson for today's Mass in the ordinary form is the same as that for Ember Friday of Lent in the extraordinary form, and a homily based on it is available here. The readings for each tradition given at left are, nonetheless, for today, for those who use the citations in their daily prayer.]


* Since Lent in the Byzantine Tradition begins on a Monday and not on a Wednesday, this is, in fact, the Fifth Tuesday of the Great Fast, and not the fourth. Likewise, while in the Roman Rite today is the Fourth Tuesday of Lent, tomorrow will be the Fifth Wednesday. Cf. the note regarding the designation of days during Lent, found here.