November 18, 2018

First Reading

Daniel 12: 1- 3

12:1 “But at that time Michael will rise up, the great leader, who stands up for the sons of your people. And a time will come, such as has not been from the time that nations began, even until that time. And, at that time, your people will be saved, all who will be found written in the book.
12:2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awaken: some to everlasting life, and others to a reproach that they will always see.
12:3 But those who have taught will shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who instruct many towards justice, like the stars for unending eternity.

Second Reading

Hebrews 10: 11- 14, 18

10:11 And certainly, every priest stands by, ministering daily, and frequently offering the same sacrifices, which are never able to take away sins.
10:12 But this man, offering one sacrifice for sins, sits at the right hand of God forever,
10:13 awaiting that time when his enemies will be made his footstool.
10:14 For, by one oblation, he has brought to fulfillment, for all time, those who are sanctified.
10:18 Now, when there is a remission of these things, there is no longer an oblation for sin.


Mark 13: 24- 32

13:24 But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her splendor.
13:25 And the stars of heaven will be falling down, and the powers that are in heaven will be moved.
13:26 And then they shall see the Son of man arriving on the clouds, with great power and glory.
13:27 And then he will send his Angels, and gather together his elect, from the four winds, from the limits of the earth, to the limits of heaven.
13:28 Now from the fig tree discern a parable. When its branch becomes tender and the foliage has been formed, you know that summer is very near.
13:29 So also, when you will have seen these things happen, know that it is very near, even at the doors.
13:30 Amen I say to you, that this lineage shall not pass away, until all these things have happened.
13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my word shall not pass away.
13:32 But concerning that day or hour, no one knows, neither the Angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.