The Most Holy Trinity, Year A: 1st Reading

Exodus 34:4b-6, 8-9

Early in the morning Moses went up Mount Sinai
   as the LORD had commanded him,
   taking along the two stone tablets.

Having come down in a cloud, the LORD stood with Moses there
   and proclaimed his name, “LORD.”
Thus the LORD passed before him and cried out,
   “The LORD, the LORD, a merciful and gracious God,
   slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity.”
Moses at once bowed down to the ground in worship.
Then he said, “If I find favor with you, O LORD,
   do come along in our company.
This is indeed a stiff-necked people; yet pardon our wickedness and sins,
   and receive us as your own.”