HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST — Year C

First Reading: Genesis 14:18-20

A reading from the book of Genesis.

Melchizedek, ruler of Salem, brought out bread and wine, and being a priest of God Most High, Melchizedek blessed Abram with these words:

“Blessed be Abram, by God Most High,
the creator of heaven and earth;

And blessed be God

who delivered your enemies into your hands.”

The Word of God recorded in the book of Genesis.

HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST — Year C

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 110

R: “Come, walk with Me. Let us give birth to a new Earth!”

 The Beloved says to all who will hear,

R: “Come, walk with Me. Let us give birth to a new Earth!”

For, the Spirit is the One who makes all things new,
And ever awaits our “yes” to the Dance!

R: “Come, walk with Me. Let us give birth to a new Earth!”

Those who offer themselves freely, without reserve,
Are guided through life’s rough paths.

R: “Come, walk with Me. Let us give birth to a new Earth!”

Light beckons to light; divine dignity adorns all in holy array.
The Promise holds true forever, to all generations!

R: “Come, walk with Me. Let us give birth to a new Earth!”

“As companions of the Most High, come!
Claim your home in the Universal Heart!”

R: “Come, walk with Me. Let us give birth to a new Earth!”

Come! Drink from the streams of Living Water.
Come! Feast on the Bread of Life.

R: “Come, walk with Me. Let us give birth to a new Earth!”

                             (Psalms for Praying, Nan C. Merrill, adapted)