Saturday, November 24, 2012

Mass Readings for Monday, November 26, 2012



FIRST READING: Revelation 14: 1 - 5

1 Then I looked, and lo, on Mount Zion stood the Lamb, and with him a
hundred and forty-four thousand who had his name and his Father's name
written on their foreheads.
2 And I heard a voice from heaven like the sound of many waters and like the
sound of loud thunder; the voice I heard was like the sound of harpers playing
on their harps,
3 and they sing a new song before the throne and before the four living
creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the
hundred and forty-four thousand who had been redeemed from the earth.
4 It is these who have not defiled themselves with women, for they are chaste;
it is these who follow the Lamb wherever he goes; these have been redeemed
from mankind as first fruits for God and the Lamb,
5 and in their mouth no lie was found, for they are spotless.

PSALM: Psalms 24: 1 - 6

1 The earth is the LORD's and the fulness thereof, the world and those who
dwell therein;
2 for he has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the rivers.
3 Who shall ascend the hill of the LORD? And who shall stand in his holy
place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to
what is false, and does not swear deceitfully.
5 He will receive blessing from the LORD, and vindication from the God of his
salvation.
6 Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek the face of the God
of Jacob. [Selah].

GOSPEL: Luke 21: 1 - 4

1 He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury;
2 and he saw a poor widow put in two copper coins.
3 And he said, "Truly I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of
them;
4 for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put
in all the living that she had."

4 comments:

  1. Michael Saso11/25/12, 5:33 PM

    thank you for posting these each day, helpful when away "in the field"!

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  2. Michael, I am so glad that you find these helpful. Thanks for letting me know!

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  3. Michael Saso11/25/12, 9:07 PM

    you are most welcome! they come in really handy for my daily Mass, when out of the states, eg, in China, Japan, Tibet, and so forth. eg, slopes of Mt Everest, at Rombok monastery. I think that English is a better medium than Latin for devotional and meditative readings, just as are Spanish and French. A living language is alive with feelings, tempered by "belly" or "wisdom" centered meditative presence.

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  4. Perhaps that is where my China stats have come from in the past. I get a lot of visitors from Asia and the Pacific countries. That's one reason I keep the readings a day ahead.

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