Liturgical Colour : White
Revelations 11 : 19a and Revelations 12 : 1-6a, 10ab
Then, the Sanctuary of God, in the heavens, was opened, and the Ark of the Covenant of God could be seen inside the Sanctuary.
A great sign appeared in heaven : a woman, clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant, and cried out in pain, looking to her time of delivery.
Then, another sign appeared : a huge, red dragon, with seven heads and ten horns, and wearing seven crowns on its heads. It had just swept along a third of the stars of heaven with its tail, throwing them down to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman, who was about to give birth, so that, it might devour the Child as soon as It was born.
She gave birth to a male Child, the One Who is to rule all the nations with an iron sceptre; then, her Child was seized, and taken up to God, and to His throne, while the woman fled to the desert, where God had prepared a place for her. Then, I heard a loud voice from heaven : Now has salvation come, with the power and the kingdom of our God.
Lectio libri Apocalypsis Beati Joannis Apostoli – Lesson from the Book of the Apoclypse of Blessed John the Apostle
Apocalypse 1 : 1-5
In diebus illis : Significavit Deus, quae oportet fieri cito, mittens per Angelum suum servo suo Joanni, qui testimonium perhibuit verbo Dei, et testimonium Jesu Christi, quaecumque vidit. Beatus, qui legit et audit verba prophetiae hujus : et servat ea, quae in ea scripta sunt : tempus enim prope est.
Joannes septem ecclesiis, quae sunt in Asia. Gratia vobis et pax ab eo, qui est et qui erat et qui venturus est : et a septem spiritibus, qui in conspectu throni ejus sunt : et a Jesu Christo, qui est testis fidelis, primogenitus mortuorum et Princeps regum terrae, qui dilexit nos et lavit nos a peccatis nostris in sanguine suo.
In those days God signified the things which must shortly come to pass, sending by His angel to His servant John, who had given testimony to the word of God, and the testimony of Jesus Christ, whatever things that he had seen. Blessed is he who read and heard the words of this prophecy, and kept those things which are written in it, for the time is at hand.
John to the seven churches which are in Asia : Grace be unto you and peace from Him who is, and who was, and who is to come; and from the seven spirits who are before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful Witness, the first Begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth, who had loved us and washed us from our sins in His own Blood.