First Reading: Genesis 9:1-13
1: And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth.
2: The fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every bird of the air, upon everything that creeps on the ground and all the fish of the sea; into your hand they are delivered.
3: Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you; and as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.
4: Only you shall not eat flesh with its life, that is, its blood.
5: For your lifeblood I will surely require a reckoning; of every beast I will require it and of man; of every man's brother I will require the life of man.
6: Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed; for God made man in his own image.
7: And you, be fruitful and multiply, bring forth abundantly on the earth and multiply in it."
8: Then God said to Noah and to his sons with him,
9: "Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your descendants after you,
10: and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the cattle, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark.
11: I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of a flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth."
12: And God said, "This is the sign of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations:
13: I set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth.
Psalm: Psalms 102:16-18, 19-23,29
16 And the Gentiles shall fear thy name, O Lord, and all the kings of the earth thy glory.
17 For the Lord hath built up Sion: and he shall be seen in his glory.
18 He hath had regard to the prayer of the humble: and he hath not despised their petition.
19 Let these things be written unto another generation: and the people that shall be created shall praise the Lord:
20 Because he hath looked forth from his high sanctuary: from heaven the Lord hath looked upon the earth.
21 That he might hear the groans of them that are in fetters: that he might release the children of the slain:
22 That they may declare the name of the Lord in Sion: and his praise in Jerusalem;
23 When the people assemble together, and kings, to serve the Lord.
29 The children of thy servants shall continue: and their seed shall be directed for ever.
Gospel: Mark 8:27-33
27 And Jesus went on with his disciples, to the villages of Caesare'a Philip'pi; and on the way he asked his disciples, "Who do men say that I am?"
28 And they told him, "John the Baptist; and others say, Eli'jah; and others one of the prophets."
29 And he asked them, "But who do you say that I am?" Peter answered him, "You are the Christ."
30 And he charged them to tell no one about him.
31 And he began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
32 And he said this plainly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.
33 But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter, and said, "Get behind me, Satan! For you are not on the side of God, but of men."