Wisdom 4:7-15

A blameless life is a ripe old age. Wisdom 4:7-15 A Reading from the Book of Wisdom: The just man, though he die early, shall be at rest.  For the age that is honorable comes not with the passing of time, nor can it be measured in terms of years.  Rather, understanding is the hoary […]

2 Maccabees 12:43-46

It is good and holy to think of the dead rising again. 2 Maccabees 12:43-46 A Reading from the Second Book of Maccabees Judas [the ruler of Israel] then took up a collection among all his soldiers, amounting to two thousand silver drachmas, which he sent to Jerusalem to provide for an expiatory sacrifice.  In […]

Wisdom 3:1-6, 9 – Short Version

Short Version: Wisdom 3:1-6, 9 A Reading from the Book of Wisdom The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.  They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead: and their passing away was thought an affliction and their going forth from us, utter […]

Wisdom 3:1-9 – Long version

He accepted them as a holocaust. Long version: Wisdom 3:1-9 A Reading from the Book of Wisdom The souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.  They seemed, in the view of the foolish, to be dead: and their passing away was thought an affliction and their […]

Lamentations 3:17-26

It is good to wait in silence for the Lord God to save. Lamentations 3:17-26 A Reading from the Book of Lamentations My soul is deprived of peace, I have forgotten what happiness is; I tell myself my future is lost, all that I hoped for from the Lord.  The thought of my homeless poverty […]

Job 19:1, 23-26

I know that my Redeemer Lives Job 19:1, 23-26 A Reading from the Book of Job: Job answered and said: Oh, would that my words were written down! Would that they were inscribed in a record: That with an iron chisel and with lead they were cut in the rock forever! But as for me, […]

Isaiah 25 7-9

The Lord God will destroy death for ever. Isaiah 25:65a, 7-9 A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah On this mountain the Lord of hosts will provide for all peoples.  On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, The web that is woven over all nations; he will destroy […]

Daniel 12:1-3

Of those who lie sleeping in the dust of the earth many will awake. Daniel 12:1-3 A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Daniel I, Daniel, mourned and I heard this word of the Lord: “At that time there shall arise Michael, the great prince, guardian of your people; It shall be a time […]

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