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
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
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
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
4 for they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put
in all the living that she had."