The Solemnity of Christ the King (B)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Daniel 7.13-14

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.

Responsorial – Psalm 93.1ab, 1cd-2, 5 Resp. 1a

R. The Lord reigns! He is clothed with majesty!

The Lord reigns! He is clothed with majesty!
The Lord is robed and armed with strength.

R. The Lord reigns! He is clothed with majesty!

The world he has established.
It cannot be moved.
Your throne is established from long ago.
You are from everlasting, O Lord.

R. The Lord reigns! He is clothed with majesty!

Your statutes are very trustworthy.
Holiness adorns your house,
O Lord, forever more.

R. The Lord reigns! He is clothed with majesty!

Reading 2 – Revelation 1.5-8

Grace to you and peace from Jesus Christ,
the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and washed us from our sins by his blood;
who made us into a Kingdom, priests for his God and Father,
to him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, including those who pierced him.
All the tribes of the earth will mourn over him. Indeed, Amen.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God,
“who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Gospel – John 18.33b-37

Pilate called Jesus and said to him, “Are you the King of the Jews?”
Jesus answered him, “Do you say this by yourself, or did others tell you about me?”
Pilate answered, “I am not a Jew, am I?
Your own nation and the chief priests delivered you to me. What have you done?”
Jesus answered, “My Kingdom is not of this world.
If my Kingdom were of this world, then my servants would fight,
so that I would not be delivered to the Jews.
But now my Kingdom is not from here.”
Pilate therefore said to him, “Are you a king then?”
Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king.
For this reason I have been born, and for this reason I have come into the world:
that I should testify to the truth.
Everyone who is of the truth listens to my voice.”

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