Friday, 34th Week of Ordinary Time, Year II
Readings on p.1506 of Daily Missal
The Lord established for him a covenant of peace, and made him the prince, that he might have the dignity of the priesthood forever.
First Reading: Revelation 20:1-4.11-21:2
A reading from the Book of Revelation
I, John, saw an angel coming down from heaven,
holding in his hand
the key of the bottomless pit
and a great chain.
And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent,
who is the Devil and Satan,
and bound him for a thousand years,
and threw him into the pit,
and shut it and sealed it over him,
that he should deceive the nations no more,
till the thousand years were ended.
After that he must be let out for a little while.
Then I saw thrones,
and seated on them were those
to whom judgment was committed.
Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded
for their testimony to Jesus and for the word of God,
and who had not worshiped the beast or its image
and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands.
They came to life,
and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Then I saw a great white throne and him who sat upon it;
from his presence earth and sky fled away,
and no place was found for them.
And I saw the dead, great and small,
standing before the throne,
and books were opened.
Also another book was opened,
which is the book of life.
And the dead were judged by what was written in the books,
by what they had done.
And the sea gave up the dead in it,
Death and Hades gave up the dead in them,
and all were judged by what they had done.
Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire.
This is the second death, the lake of fire;
and if any one’s name was not found written in the book of life,
he was thrown into the lake of fire.
Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth;
for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away
and the sea was no more.
And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem,
coming down out of heaven from God,
prepared as a bride adorned for her husband
The word of the Lord.
Responsorial psalm: Ps 84:3. 4. 5-6a and 8a (R. Rev 21:3b)
Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm beginning and ending with the response:
R./ Behold, the dwelling of God is with men.
My soul is longing and yearning
for the courts of the Lord.
My heart and my flesh cry out
to the living God.
Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself
in which she sets her young, at your altars,
O Lord of hosts, my king and my God.
Blessed are they who dwell in your house,
forever singing your praise.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in you.
They walk with ever-growing strength
R/. Behold, the dwelling of God is with men.
Please stand for the Gospel
Alleluia, Alleluia. Look up and raise your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.
Gospel: Luke 21:29-33
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke
At that time:
Jesus told his disciples a parable:
“Look at the fig tree, and all the trees;
as soon as they come out in leaf,
you see for yourselves
and know that the summer is already near.
So also, when you see these things taking place,
you know that the kingdom of God is near.
Truly, I say to you,
this generation will not pass away till all has taken place.
Heaven and earth will pass away,
but my words will not pass away.
The Gospel of the Lord.
O praise the Lord all you nations, for his merciful love towards us is great.