Tuesday of the Thirty-fourth Week in Ordinary Time (II)

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Revelation 14.14-19

I, John, looked, and behold, a white cloud,
and on the cloud, there was one sitting like a son of human,
having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.
Another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him who sat on the cloud,
“Send your sickle, and harvest, for the hour to harvest has come; for the harvest of the earth is ripe!”
He who sat on the cloud thrust his sickle on the earth, and the earth was harvested.

Another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven. He also had a sharp sickle.
Another angel came out from the altar. He had power over fire.
He called with a loud voice to him who had the sharp sickle, saying,
“Send your sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth,
for the earth’s grapes are fully ripe!”
The angel thrust his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vintage of the earth,
and threw it into the great wine press of the wrath of God.

Responsorial – Psalm 96.10, 11-12, 13 Resp. 13b

R. The Lord comes to rule the earth.

Say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.”
The world is also established. It cannot be moved.
He will judge the people with equity.

R. The Lord comes to rule the earth.

Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice.
Let the sea roar, and its fullness!
Let the field and all that is in it exult!
Then all the trees of the woods shall sing for joy

R. The Lord comes to rule the earth.

They will rejoice before the Lord; for he comes,
for he comes to rule the earth.
He will rule the world with righteousness,
and the peoples with his truth.

R. The Lord comes to rule the earth.

Gospel – Luke 21.5-11

Some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with costly stones and gifts,
so Jesus said,“These things which you behold,
the days are coming when there will not be a stone left on a stone, which will not be thrown down.”

They asked him, saying, “Master, when will this be?
What sign is planned for when these things shall come to pass?”

And he said, “Take heed not to be deceived,
for many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am, and the time draws near.’
Do not follow them.
And when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be afraid,
for these things must first come to pass, but it is not immediately the end.”
Then said he to them, “Race shall rise against race, and kingdom against kingdom,
and there will be great earthquakes from place to place, and famines and epidemics;
and there will be horrors and great signs from heaven.”

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