Bible Diary for December 9th – 15th

Bible Diary

December 9th

2nd Sunday of Advent

St. Juan Diego

1st Reading: Bar 5:1-9:
Jerusalem, put off your garment of mourning and unhappiness, put on the splendor and glory of God forever. Wrap yourself in the mantle of holiness that comes from God, put on your head the crown of glory of the Eternal One. For God will show your splendor to every being under heaven. He will call your name forever “peace in justice“ and “glory in the fear of the Lord.“ Rise up, Jerusalem, stand on the heights. Look towards the east and see your children gathered together from the setting of the sun to its rising, by the voice of the Holy One, rejoicing because God has remembered them. They left you on foot, taken away by the enemy. God will lead them back, carried gloriously like royal princes. For God has resolved to bring low every high mountain and the everlasting hills, to fill up the valleys and level out the ground, in order that Israel may walk in safety under the glory of God. Even the forests and the fragrant trees will give shade to Israel at God‘s command. For God will lead Israel with joy by the light of his glory, escorting them with his mercy and justice.

Bible Diary for December 2nd – 8th

Bible Diary

December 2nd

First Sunday of Advent

1st Reading: Jer 33:14-16:
The days are coming when I shall fulfill the promise that I made in favor of Israel and Judah. In those days and at that time I will cause to sprout the shoot of righteousness from David‘s line; he will practice justice and righteousness in the land. In those days Judah will experience salvation and Jerusalem will live in safety. He will be called Yahweh-Our Righteousness.

Bible Diary November for 25th – December 1st

Bible Diary

November 25th

Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus, Christ the King
St. Catherine of Alexandria

1st Reading: Dn 7:13-14:
I continued watching the nocturnal vision: One like a son of man came on the clouds of heaven. He faced the One of Great Age and was brought into his presence. Dominion, honor and kingship were given him, and all the peoples and nations of every language served him. His dominion is eternal and shall never pass away; his kingdom will never be destroyed.

Bible Diary November for 18th – 24th

Bible Diary

November 18th
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Dedication of the Basilicas of the Apostles Peter and Paul

1st Reading: Dn 12:1-3:
At that time, Michael will rise, the Great Commander who defends your people. It shall be a time of anguish as never before, since the nation’s first existed until this very day. Then, all those whose names are written in the book will be saved. Many of those who sleep in the Region of the Dust will awake, some to everlasting life but others to eternal horror and shame. Those who acquired knowledge will shine, like the brilliance of the firmament; those who taught people to be just will shine, like the stars, for all eternity.

Bible Diary November for 11th – 17th

Bible Diary

November 11th
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Martin of Tours

1st Reading: 1 K 17:10-16:
So Elijah went to Zarephath. On reaching the gate of the town, he saw a widow gathering sticks. He called to her and said, “Bring me a little water in a vessel that I may drink.” As she was going to bring it, he called after her and said, “Bring me also a piece of bread.” But she answered, “As Yahweh your God lives, I have no bread left, but only a handful of flour in a jar and a little oil in a jug. I am just now gathering some sticks so that I may go in and prepare something for myself and my son to eat — and die.”