Old Testament - 1st Reading Outside Eastertime

C-1: 2 Maccabees 12:43-46 "He acted in an excellent and noble way as he had the resurrection of the dead in view."

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C-1: 2 Maccabees 12:43-46 "He acted in an excellent and noble way as he had the resurrection of the dead in view."

New Testament - 1st Reading during Easter Season

  • C-8: Acts of the Apostles 10:34-43 "He is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead." (Long)
     

  • C-8: Acts of the Apostles 10:34-36,42-43 "He is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead." (Short)
     

  • C-9: Revelation 14:13 "Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord"
     

  • C-10: Revelation 20:11-12:1 "The dead were judged according to their deeds."
     

  • C-11: Revelation 21:1-5a,6b-7 "There shall be no more death."

Old Testament - 1st Reading Outside Eastertime

  • C-1: 2 Maccabees 12:43-46 "He acted in an excellent and noble way as he had the resurrection of the dead in view."
     

    • 43He 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 doing this he acted in a very excellent and noble way, inasmuch as he had the resurrection in mind;

    • 44for if he were not expecting the fallen to rise again, it would have been superfluous and foolish to pray for the dead.

    • 45But if he did this with a view to the splendid reward that awaits those who had gone to rest in godliness, it was a holy and pious thought.

    • 46Thus he made atonement for the dead that they might be absolved from their sin.

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  • C-2: Job 19: 1, 23-27a "I know that my vindicator lives"
     

  • C-3: Wisdom 3:1-9 "As sacrificial offerings he took them to himself." (Long)
     

  • C-3: Wisdom 3:1-6,9 "As sacrificial offerings he took them to himself." (Short)
     

  • C-4: Wisdom 4:7-14 "An unsullied life, the attainment of old age"
     

  • C-5: Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9 "He will destroy death forever"
     

  • C-6: Lamentations 3:17-26 "It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord."
     

  • C-7: Daniel 12:1-3 "Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake."

New Testament - 2nd Reading

  • E-1:  Romans 5:1,5-11  "...We were reconciled to God through the death of his Son..." 

  • E-2:  Romans 5:17-21  "...through one righteous act acquittal and life came to all..." 

  • E-3:  Romans 6:3-9  "...if we have died with Christ, we believe..." (Long)

  • E-3:  Romans 6:3-4,8-9  "...if we have died with Christ, we believe,,,"  (Short)

  • E-4:  Romans 8:14-23  "Those who are led by the Spirit of God are Children of God"

  • E-5:  Romans 8:31b-35,37-39  "If God is for us, who can be against us?"

  • E-6:  Romans 14:7-9,10c-12  "This is why Christ died and came to life"

  • E-7:  1 Corinthians 15:20-28  "In Adam all die, so too if Christ shall all be brought to life." (Long)

  • E-7:  1 Corinthians 15:20-23  "In Adam all die, so too if Christ shall all be brought to life." (Short)

  • E-8:  1 Corinthians 15:51-57  "Death where is your victory?"

  • E-9:  2 Corinthians 4:14--5:1  "The one who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us..."

  • E-10: 2 Corinthians 5:1,6-10  "We would rather leave the body and go home..." 

  • E-11: Philippians 3:20-21   "He will change our lowly body..."

  • E-12: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18   "If we believe that Jesus died and rose..."

  • E-13: 2 Timothy 2:8-13  "Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead..." 

  • E-14: 1 John 3:1-2  "Beloved, we are God's children now..."

  • E-15: 1 John 3:14-16   "We know that we have passed from death to life..."

Gospel Acclamations

 • F-1:  See Matthew 11:25

   Blessed are you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth;

   you have revealed to the childlike the mysteries of the Kingdom.

 

 • F-2:  Matthew 25:34

   Come, you who are blessed by my Father, says the Lord;

   inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.

 

 • F-3:  John 3:16

   God so loved the world that he gave his only-begotten Son,

   So that everyone who believes in him might have eternal life.

 

 • F-4:  John 6:39

   This is the will of my Father, says the Lord,

   that I should lose nothing of all that he has given to me,

   and that I should raise it up on the last day.

 

• F-5:  John 6:40

This is the will of my Father, says the Lord,

that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life,

and I shall raise him on the last day.

 

• F-6:  John 6:51

I am the living bread that came down from heaven,

says the Lord;

whoever eats this bread will live forever.

 

• F-7:  John 11:25a, 26

I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;

whoever believes in me will never die.

 

• F-8:  See Philippians 3:20

Our true home is in heaven,

and Jesus Christ, whose return we long for,

will come from heaven to save us.

 

• F-9:  2 Timothy 2:11-12a

If we die with Christ, we shall live with him,

and if we persevere we shall also reign with him.

 

• F-10:  Revelation 1:5a, 6b

Jesus Christ is the firstborn from the dead;

glory and power be his forever and ever. Amen.

 

• F-11:  Revelation 14:13

Blessed are those who die in the Lord;

let them rest from their labors for their good deeds go with them.

Gospel

  • G-1:  Matthew 5:1-12a  "The Eight Beatitudes" 

  • G-2:  Matthew 11:25-30  "come to me . . . and I will give you rest." 

  • G-3:  Matthew 25:1-13  "Look. The bridegroom comes. Go out to meet him" 

  • G-4:  Matthew 25:31-46  "Come, you whom my Father has blessed" 

  • G-5:  Mark 15:33 ---16:6 "Jesus gave a loud cry and breathed his last"  (Long)

  • G-5:  Mark 15:33-39  "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"  (Short)

  • G-6:  Luke 7:11-17 "Young man, I say to you, arise." 

  • G-7:  Luke 12:3-40  "Be prepared, for at an hour you do not expect,..." 

  • G-8:  Luke 23:33-43  "Today you will be with me in paradise."

  • G-9:  Luke 23:44 -24:6a  "Father, I put my life in your hands."  (Long)

  • G-9:  Luke 23:44-46,50,52-53  "Father into your hands I commend my spirit" (Short)

  • G-10: Luke 24:13-35  "Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer..."  (Long)

  • G-10: Luke 24:13-16,28-35  "Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer..."  (Short)

  • G-11: John 5:24-29  "Whoever hears my word and believes has passed from..."

  • G-12: John 6:37-40  "All who believe in the Son will have eternal life..." 

  • G-13: John 6:51-59  "All who eat this bread will live for ever...." 

  • G-14: John 11:17-27  "I am the resurrection and the life."  (Long)

  • G-14: John 11:21-27  "I am the resurrection and the life."  (Short)

  • G-15: John 11:32-45  "Lazarus, come out." 

  • G-16: John 12:23-28  "If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies..."  (Long)

  • G-16: John 12:23-26  "If a grain of wheat falls on the ground and dies..."  (Short)

  • G-17: John 14:1-6  "There are many rooms in my Father's house." 

  • G-18: John 17:24-26  "Father, I want those you have given me to be with me..." 

  • G-19: John 19:17-18,25-39  "Jesus bowed his head and gave up his spirits."