Feast of Saint Michael, Saint Gabriel and Saint Raphael, archangels

Official Translation

Reading 1 - Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14

I watched until thrones were placed,
and the Ancient of Days sat down.
His garment was white as snow,
and the hair of his head like clean wool.
His throne was like flames of fire,
and the wheels of it like a burning fire.
A swift stream of fire issued forth from before him.
Thousands upon thousands ministered to him,
and a myriad of myriads stood before him.
The court sat in judgment,
and the books were opened.

I beheld therefore in the vision of the night,
and lo, one like a son of man came
with the clouds of heaven,
and he came even to the Ancient of Days,
and they presented him before him.
He gave him power, and glory, and a kingdom.
All peoples, tribes and tongues shall serve him.
His power is an everlasting power
that shall not be taken away,
and his kingdom shall not be destroyed.

Or Revelation 12.7-12ab

War broke out in heaven.
Michael and his angels made war on the dragon.
The dragon and his angels made war.
They did not prevail, nor was a place found for him in heaven anymore.
The great dragon was thrown down, the ancient serpent,
he who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of all civilization.
He was thrown down to the land, and his angels were thrown down with him.

I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying,
“Now the salvation, the power, and the Kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Christ have come to be,
for the accuser of our brothers has been thrown down,
who accuses them before our God day and night.
They overcame him because of the Blood of the Lamb,
and because of the word of their witness.
They did not love their souls, even to death.
Therefore rejoice, heavens, and you who dwell in them.”

Responsorial – Psalm 138.1-2ab, 2cde-3, 4-5 Resp. 1

R. Before the angels I will sing your praise, Lord.

I will give you thanks with my whole heart.
for you have heard the words of my mouth
before the angels I will sing your praise.
I will bow down toward your holy temple,
and give thanks to your Name.

R. Before the angels I will sing your praise, Lord.

Because of your loving kindness and your truth,
for you have exalted above all
your Name and your Word.
In the day that I called, you answered me.
You encouraged me with strength in my soul.

R. Before the angels I will sing your praise, Lord.
All the kings of the earth will give you thanks, O Lord,
for they have heard the words of your mouth.
Yes, they will sing of the ways of the Lord:
“Great is the glory of the Lord.”

R. Before the angels I will sing your praise, Lord.

Gospel – John 1.47-51

Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and said about him,
“Behold, a true Israelite,in whom there is no deceit!”
Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?”
Jesus answered him,
“Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are King of Israel!”
Jesus answered him,
“Do you believe because I told you, ‘I saw you underneath the fig tree,’ ?
You will see greater things than these!”
He said to him, “Amen, Amen, I say to you, hereafter you will see heaven opened,
and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Human.”

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