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The Third Sunday in Lent


O God, Whose glory it is always to have mercy, be gracious to all who have gone astray from Your ways and bring them again with penitent hearts and steadfast faith to embrace and hold fast the unchangeable truth of Your Word; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.



An Overview


Artwork: Moses Trampling on Pharaoh's Crown, Anonymous. Italian, 18th century. Metropolitan Museum of Art.


The Old Testament

Exodus 8:16-24--

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The Epistle

Ephesians 5:1-9

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The Holy Gospel

Luke 11:14-28

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Poetry Used in the Liturgy of Oculi

  • Psalm 25- ___

  • Psalm 9- ___

  • Psalm 123- ___

Artwork: Virtue Crowned by Honor, Carlo Maratti. Italian, 17tth century. Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Further Reading & Listening



Artwork: Crozier Head with Double Enthroned Christ, Italian

ca. 1350–1375  Metropolitan Museum of Art. Croziers, the principal emblems of the pastoral role of bishops, abbots, and abbesses, were often richly decorated with subjects appropriate to religious authority. The double depiction of Christ within the volute is unusual for the fourteenth century and may indicate modern, rather than medieval, manufacture. Below are the cardinal virtues: Justice with her scales, Fortitude with the lion, Temperance diluting wine with water, and Prudence with her lamp.

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