(Week 28 of the year: Friday)
WE PUT OUR HOPES IN CHRIST BEFORE HE CAME. YOU TOO HAVE BEEN STAMPED WITH THE SEAL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.
[In the dispensation of the fulness of times, to re-establish all things in Christ, that are in heaven and on earth, in him.]
In whom we also are called by lot, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things according to the counsel of his will.
That we may be unto the praise of his glory, we who before hoped in Christ:
In whom you also, after you had heard the word of truth (the gospel of your salvation;) in whom also believing, you were signed with the holy Spirit of promise,
Who is the pledge of our inheritance, unto the redemption of acquisition, unto the praise of his glory.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.