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Readings of the day: Friday of the Eighteenth Week in Ordinary Time
Friday, 06 August 2021

Reading for the day
Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14

  • 9 As I watched, Thrones were set up and the Ancient One took his throne. His clothing was snow bright, and the hair on his head as white as wool; His throne was flames of fire, with wheels of burning fire.
  • 10 A surging stream of fire flowed out from where he sat; Thousands upon thousands were ministering to him, and myriads upon myriads attended him. The court was convened, and the books were opened.
  • 13 As the visions during the night continued, I saw One like a son of man coming, on the clouds of heaven; When he reached the Ancient One and was presented before him,
  • 14 He received dominion, glory, and kingship; nations and peoples of every language serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away, his kingship shall not be destroyed.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 97:1-2, 5-6, 9

Response: The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.

  • 1 The LORD reigns; let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad! R
  • 2 Clouds and thick darkness are round about him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
  • 5 The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth. R
  • 6 The heavens proclaim his righteousness; and all the peoples behold his glory.
  • 9 For thou, O LORD, art most high over all the earth; thou art exalted far above all gods. R

Gospel for the day
Mark 9:2-10

  • 2 And his garments became shining and exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller upon earth can make white.
  • 3 And there appeared to them Elias with Moses; and they were talking with Jesus.
  • 4 And Peter answering, said to Jesus: Rabbi, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
  • 5 For he knew not what he said: for they were struck with fear.
  • 6And there was a cloud overshadowing them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying: This is my most beloved son; hear ye him.
  • 7 And immediately looking about, they saw no man any more, but Jesus only with them.
  • 8 And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them not to tell any man what things they had seen, till the Son of man shall be risen again from the dead.
  • 9 And they kept the word to themselves; questioning together what that should mean, when he shall be risen from the dead.
  • 10 And they asked him, saying: Why then do the Pharisees and scribes say that Elias must come first?
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