Ordinary Time
Tuesday of the Tenth Week

“... he has also put his seal upon us and given the Spirit in our hearts as a first installment.” (II Corinthians 1:22)

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem comments on this verse from the First Reading proclaimed at Mass today:

“To realize that Paul was filled with the Holy Spirit, and like him all the apostles, and all who after them believe in Father, Son and Holy Spirit, pay attention to the clear words of Paul himself. “God who also stamped us with his seal and gave us the Spirit as a pledge.” (The Catechetical Lectures, 17)

O God,
from whom all good things come,
grant that we, who call on You in our need,
may at Your prompting discern what is right,
and by Your guidance do it.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Glory to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen