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

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Revelation 22.1-7

John writes:
The angel showed me the river of the water of life, shining like crystal,
flowing out of the throne of God and of the Lamb, in the middle of the street.
On this side of the river and on that, the tree of life bears twelve kinds of fruits, yielding its fruit every month.
The leaves of the tree were medicine for the nations, and all is not cursed anymore.

The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his slaves worship him.
They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.
The night will be no more, and they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light.
They will reign forever and ever.

He said to me, “These words are faithful and true.
The Lord, God of the spirits of the prophets, sent his angel to show to his slaves the things which must happen soon.
‘Behold, I come quickly. Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.’”

Responsorial – Psalm 95.1-2, 3-5, 6-7ab Resp. 1 Corinthians 16.22b

R. Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

O come, let us sing to the Lord.
Let us shout aloud to the rock of our salvation!
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving.
Let us extol him with songs!

R. Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

For the LORD is a great God,
and a great king above all gods;
In his hands are the depths of the earth,
and the tops of the mountains are his.
His is the sea, for he has made it,
and the dry land, which his hands have formed.

R. Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

Come, let us worship and bow down.
Let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker,
for he is our God,
and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep in his care.

R. Maranatha! Come, Lord Jesus!

Gospel – Luke 21.34-36

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Guard yourselves, lest your hearts be burdened with parties and liquor and anxieties
and that day come upon you suddenly.
Like a trap, it shall spring upon all who sit upon the face of the whole earth.
Keep watch, praying at all times,
so that you will become strong enough to escape all these things that are to come,
and to stand before the Son of Human.”

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