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The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Memorial)
November 21, 2020

Saints:

Daily Readings:

    First Option

  • First Reading

    Revelation 11:4-12
    4 These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands which stand before the Lord of the earth.
    5 And if any one would harm them, fire pours out from their mouth and consumes their foes; if any one would harm them, thus he is doomed to be killed.
    6 They have power to shut the sky, that no rain may fall during the days of their prophesying, and they have power over the waters to turn them into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they desire.
    7 And when they have finished their testimony, the beast that ascends from the bottomless pit will make war upon them and conquer them and kill them,
    8 and their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city which is allegorically called Sodom and Egypt, where their Lord was crucified.
    9 For three days and a half men from the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations gaze at their dead bodies and refuse to let them be placed in a tomb,
    10 and those who dwell on the earth will rejoice over them and make merry and exchange presents, because these two prophets had been a torment to those who dwell on the earth.
    11 But after the three and a half days a breath of life from God entered them, and they stood up on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.
    12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, "Come up hither!" And in the sight of their foes they went up to heaven in a cloud.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Psalms 144:1-2, 9-10
    1 Blessed be the LORD, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle;
    2 my rock and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues the peoples under him.
    9 I will sing a new song to thee, O God; upon a ten-stringed harp I will play to thee,
    10 who givest victory to kings, who rescuest David thy servant.

  • Gospel

    Luke 20:27-40
    27 There came to him some Sadducees, those who say that there is no resurrection,
    28 and they asked him a question, saying, "Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man's brother dies, having a wife but no children, the man must take the wife and raise up children for his brother.
    29 Now there were seven brothers; the first took a wife, and died without children;
    30 and the second
    31 and the third took her, and likewise all seven left no children and died.
    32 Afterward the woman also died.
    33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will the woman be? For the seven had her as wife."
    34 And Jesus said to them, "The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage;
    35 but those who are accounted worthy to attain to that age and to the resurrection from the dead neither marry nor are given in marriage,
    36 for they cannot die any more, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.
    37 But that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, in the passage about the bush, where he calls the Lord the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob.
    38 Now he is not God of the dead, but of the living; for all live to him."
    39 And some of the scribes answered, "Teacher, you have spoken well."
    40 For they no longer dared to ask him any question.

  • Second Option

  • First Reading

    Zechariah 2:14-17
    10 Sing and rejoice, O daughter of Zion; for lo, I come and I will dwell in the midst of you, says the LORD.
    11 And many nations shall join themselves to the LORD in that day, and shall be my people; and I will dwell in the midst of you, and you shall know that the LORD of hosts has sent me to you.
    12 And the LORD will inherit Judah as his portion in the holy land, and will again choose Jerusalem."
    13 Be silent, all flesh, before the LORD; for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.

  • Responsorial Psalm

    Luke 1:46-55
    46 And Mary said, "My soul magnifies the Lord,
    47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
    48 for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;
    49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me, and holy is his name.
    50 And his mercy is on those who fear him from generation to generation.
    51 He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts,
    52 he has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree;
    53 he has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent empty away.
    54 He has helped his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy,
    55 as he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever."

  • Gospel

    Matthew 12:46-50
    46 While he was still speaking to the people, behold, his mother and his brothers stood outside, asking to speak to him.
    48 But he replied to the man who told him, "Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?"
    49 And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers!
    50 For whoever does the will of my Father in heaven is my brother, and sister, and mother."