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St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows  


February 27

Epistle  •  1 John 2:14-17

Lesson from the first Epistle of blessed John the Apostle.

[We must not love the world: but do the will of God.]

Most dearly beloved: I write unto you, young men, because you are strong, and the word of God abideth in you, and you have overcome the wicked one. Love not the world, nor the things which are in the world. If any man love the world, the charity of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, is the concupiscence of the flesh, and the concupiscence of the eyes, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the concupiscence thereof: but he that doth the will of God, abideth for ever. 

Gospel  •  Mark 10:13-21

Continuation of the holy Gospel according to St. Mark. 

[Give to the poor whatsoever thou hast, and come, follow Me.]

At that time, they brought to Jesus young children, that He might touch them. And the disciples rebuked them that brought them. Whom when Jesus saw, He was much displeased and saith to them: Suffer the little children to come unto Me and forbid them not; for of such is the Kingdom of God. Amen I say to you, whosoever shall not receive the Kingdom of God as a little child, shall not enter into it. And embracing them, and laying His hands upon them, He blessed them.

And when He was gone forth into the way, a certain man, running up and kneeling before Him, asked Him: Good Master, what shall I do that I may receive life everlasting? And Jesus said to him: Why callest thou Me good? None is good but one, that is God. Thou knowest the commandments: Do not commit adultery, do not kill, do not steal, bear not false witness, do no fraud, honor thy father and mother. But he answering, said to Him: Master, all these things I have observed from my youth. And Jesus, looking on him, loved him and said to him: One thing is wanting unto thee. Go, sell whatsoever thou hast and give to the poor: and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven. And come, follow Me. 

Read a Brief Summary:  St. Gabriel of the Most Sorrowful Virgin – Confessor