Liturgical Readings for: Saturday, 24th August, 2019
A reading from the Book of the Apocalypse 21:9-14
Each of the twelve foundation stones bore the name of one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
he angel came to speak tome and said :'Come here and I will show you the bride that the Lamb has married.' In the spirit, he took me to the top of an enormous high mountain and showed me Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down from God out of heaven. It had all the radiant glory of God and glittered like some precious jewel of crystal-clear diamond.
The walls of it were of a great height, and had twelve gates; at each of the twelve gates there was an angel, and over the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel; on the east there were three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates. The city walls stood on twelve foundation stones, each one of which bore the name of one of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
The Word of the Lord.
Ps 144:10-13, 17-18
Your friends, O Lord, make known the glorious splendour of your reign.
1. All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
They shall speak of the glory of your reign
and declare your might, O God. Response
2. They make known to me your mighty deeds
and the glorious splendour of your reign.
Yours is an everlasting kingdom;
your rule lasts from age to age. Response
3. The Lord is just in all his ways
and loving in all his deeds.
He is close to all who call him,
who call on him from their hearts. Response
Jn 1: 49
Rabbi, you are the Son of God,
you are the King of Israel.
A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 1:45-51
There is an Israelite who deserves the name, incapable of deceit.
hilip found Nathanael and said to him, 'We have found the one Moses wrote about in the Law, the one about whom the prophets wrote: he is Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.' 'From Nazareth?' said Nathanael 'Can anything good come from that place?' 'Come and see' replied Philip. When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, 'There is an Israelite who deserves the name, incapable of deceit'. 'How do you know me?' said Nathanael 'Before Philip came to call you,' said Jesus 'I saw you under the fig tree.' Nathanael answered, 'Rabbi, you are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel'. Jesus replied, 'You believe that just because I said: I saw you under the fig tree. so You will see greater things than that.'
And then he added 'I tell you most solemnly, you will see heaven laid open and, above the Son of Man, the angels of God ascending and descending.'
The Gospel of the Lord.
24th August, Saint Bartholomew John 1:45-51
artholomew is listed as one of the twelve apostles. He is traditionally identified with the figure of Nathanael, who features in today’s gospel reading. When Philip shared with Nathanael his emerging faith in Jesus of Nazareth, Nathanael dismissed it with the remark, ‘Can anything good come from Nazareth?’ Yet this dismissive, sceptical attitude would not go on to define Nathanael. There was some little openness in him, because when Philip went on to say to him, ‘Come and see’, Nathanael did come and he saw for himself. When Jesus saw Nathanael, he drew attention not to his initial dismissive attitude but to his openness: ‘an Israelite who deserves the name, incapable of deceit’. Jesus admired his honesty; there was no pretence in him. As a result of his meeting with Jesus, Nathanael goes on to make his confession of faith in Jesus of Nazareth: ‘You are the Son of God, you are the King of Israel’. Nathanael had moved from scepticism to faith, yet Jesus assures him that he is still only at the beginning of his journey; he has only begun to see. Jesus promises him, ‘You will see greater things … you will see heaven laid open and, above the Son of Man, the angels of God ascending and descending’. Nathanael will come to recognise Jesus as the meeting point of heaven and earth, as God in human form. Like Nathanael, we are all on a journey. The Lord invites us to ‘come and see’, no matter where we are on that journey, and, if we do manage to see something of the Lord, he promises us that one day we will see greater things than what we now see.
The scripture readings are taken from The Jerusalem Bible
, published by Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd and used with the permission of the publishers. http://dltbooks.com/
The Gospel reflection comes from: Weekday Reflections for the Liturgical Year 2018/2019; I Want to Know Christ
by Martin Hogan,
published by The Messenger c/f www.messenger.ie/bookshop
Liturgical Readings for: Saturday, 24th August, 2019
Sliocht as an céad Leabhar Apacailipsis 21:9-14
Dhá chloch déag bhoinn faoi mhúr na cathrach, agus orthusan dhá ainm déag dháréag aspal an Uain.
háinig ceann de na haingil ag a raibh na seacht soitheach a bhí lán de na seacht bplá dheiridh agus d’agaill sé mé á rá: “Tar, agus taispeánfaidh mé duit an nuathair, céile an Uain.” Agus rug sé leis mé sa spiorad faoi shliabh mór ard, agus thaispeáin sé Iarúsailéim, an chathair bheannaithe, dom agus í ag tuirlingt ó neamh ó Dhia, agus glóir Dé aici. Ba chosúil a lonradh le cloch rólómhar, mar chloch sheaspair ar ghile an chriostail. Agus múr mór ard ina timpeall, ar a raibh dhá gheata dhéag, agus ar na geataí bhí dhá aingeal déag, agus ainmneacha arna scríobh ar na geataí, ainmneacha dhá threibh dhéag mhac Iosrael; bhí trí gheata ar an taobh thoir, trí gheata ar an taobh thuaidh, trí gheata ar an taobh theas, agus trí gheata ar an taobh thiar. Agus dhá chloch déag bhoinn faoi mhúr na cathrach, agus orthusan dhá ainm déag dháréag aspal an Uain.
Salm le Freagra
A Thiarna, nochtfar do chumhacht do dhaoine glóir-réim do ríochta.
1. Ceiliúrfaidh d’oibreacha uile thú, a Thiarna;
agus beannóidh do dhaoine dílse thú.
Canfaidh siad glóir-réim do ríochta;
agus foilseoidh siad uile do chumhacht. Freagra
2. Ionas go nochtfar do chumhacht do dhaoine
agus niamhracht agus glóir-réim do ríochta.
Mairfidh do ríochtsa feadh saol na saol,
agus do cheannas go brách na breithe. Freagra
3. Is fíréanta é an Tiarna ina shlite uile;
agus is naofa é ina oibreacha go léir.
Is gairid é an Tiarna dá ngaireann air,
dá ngaireann air go fírinneach ó chroí. Freagra
Eo 1: 49
A raibí, is tú mac Dé, is tú rí Iosrael
go ndéanfaí clann Dé díobh
Sliocht as an Soiscéal naofa de réir NaomhEoin 1:45-51
Sin Iosraelach dáiríre nach bhfuil aon fheall ann.
uair Pilib Natanael agus dúirt sé leis: “An té úd ar ar scríobh Maois sa dlí agus ar ar scríobh na fáithe, fuaireamar é, Íosa mac Iósaef ó Nazarat.” Dúirt Natanael: “As Nazarat? An féidir aon ní fónta a theacht as sin?” “Tar agus feic,” a dúirt Pilib leis. Chonaic Íosa Natanael ag teacht chuige agus dúirt ina thaobh: “Sin Iosraelach dáiríre nach bhfuil aon fheall ann.” “Cén chaoi a n-aithníonn tú mé?” arsa Natanael leis. D’fhreagair Íosa: “Sular ghlaoigh Pilib ort,” ar sé leis, “agus tú faoin gcrann fígí, chonaic mé thú.” D’fhreagair Natanael é: “A raibí, is tú mac Dé, is tú rí Iosrael.” D’fhreagair Íosa: “De bhrí go ndúirt mé leat,” ar sé leis, “go bhfaca mé thú faoin gcrann fígí creideann tú. Feicfidh tú nithe is mó ná iad seo. Go deimhin féin, a deirim libh,” ar sé leis, “go bhfeicfidh sibh na flaithis ar oscailt agus aingil Dé ag dul suas agus ag teacht anuas ar Mhac an Duine.”
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