Readings: Wednesday, November 28, 2018

First Reading

 

First Reading: Revelation 15:1-4

I, John, saw in heaven another sign, great and awe-inspiring: 
seven angels with the seven last plagues, 
for through them God’s fury is accomplished. 
Then I saw something like a sea of glass mingled with fire. 
On the sea of glass were standing those 
who had won the victory over the beast 
and its image and the number that signified its name. 
They were holding God’s harps, 
and they sang the song of Moses, the servant of God, 
and the song of the Lamb: 
“Great and wonderful are your works, 
Lord God almighty. 
Just and true are your ways, 
O king of the nations. 
Who will not fear you, Lord, 
or glorify your name? 
For you alone are holy. 
All the nations will come 
and worship before you, 
for your righteous acts have been revealed.”

Responsorial Psalm

 

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 7-8, 9

R./ Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God! 

Sing to the Lord a new song, 
for he has done wondrous deeds; 
His right hand has won victory for him, 
his holy arm. 
R./ Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God! 

The Lord has made his salvation known: 
in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice. 
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness 
toward the house of Israel. 
R./ Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God! 

Let the sea and what fills it resound, 
the world and those who dwell in it; 
Let the rivers clap their hands, 
the mountains shout with them for joy. 
R./ Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God! 

Before the Lord, for he comes, 
for he comes to rule the earth; 
He will rule the world with justice 
and the peoples with equity. 
R./ Great and wonderful are all your works, Lord, mighty God!

Holy Gospel

 

Gospel Reading: Lk 21:12-19

Jesus said, "Before all this happens, people will lay their hands on you and persecute you; you will be delivered to the Jewish courts and put in prison, and for my sake you will be brought before kings and governors. This will be your opportunity to bear witness. 

"So keep this in mind: do not worry in advance about what to answer, for I will give you words and wisdom that none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict.

"You will be betrayed even by parents, and brothers, by relatives and friends, and some of you will be put to death. But even though you are hated by all for my name's sake, not a hair of your head will perish. Through perseverance you will possess your own selves."