Daily Readings for Sunday, November 18, 2012
Reading 1, Daniel 12:1-3
1 'At that time Michael will arise -- the great Prince, defender of your people. That will be a time of great distress, unparalleled since nations first came into existence. When that time comes, your own people will be spared -- all those whose names are found written in the Book.
2 'Of those who are sleeping in the Land of Dust, many will awaken, some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting disgrace.
3 Those who are wise will shine as brightly as the expanse of the heavens, and those who have instructed many in uprightness, as bright as stars for all eternity.
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 16:5, 8, 9-10, 11
5 My birthright, my cup is Yahweh; you, you alone, hold my lot secure.
10 for you will not abandon me to Sheol, you cannot allow your faithful servant to see the abyss.
Gospel, Mark 13:24-32
28 'Take the fig tree as a parable: as soon as its twigs grow supple and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near.
29 So with you when you see these things happening: know that he is near, right at the gates.
32 'But as for that day or hour, nobody knows it, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son; no one but the Father.
Reading 2, Hebrews 10:11-14, 18
11 Every priest stands at his duties every day, offering over and over again the same sacrifices which are quite incapable of taking away sins.
13 where he is now waiting till his enemies are made his footstool.
14 By virtue of that one single offering, he has achieved the eternal perfection of all who are sanctified.
18 When these have been forgiven, there can be no more sin offerings.
More on the Bible
The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is a Catholic translation of the Bible published in 1985. The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) has become the most widely used Roman Catholic Bible outside of the United States. It has the imprimatur of Cardinal George Basil Hume.
Like its predecessor, the Jerusalem Bible, the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) version is translated "directly from the Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic." The 1973 French translation, the Bible de Jerusalem, is followed only "where the text admits to more than one interpretation." Introductions and notes, with some modifications, are taken from the Bible de Jerusalem.
Source: The Very Reverend Dom (Joseph) Henry Wansbrough, OSB, MA (Oxon), STL (Fribourg), LSS (Rome), a monk of Ampleforth Abbey and a biblical scholar. He was General Editor of the New Jerusalem Bible. "New Jerusalem Bible, Regular Edition", pg. v.
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