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The Roman Catholic Church, according to the General Roman Calendar, celebrates the following in Tuesday, 2019-08-06:

  • Transfiguration of the Lord 2019:


    Dn 7:9-10, 13-14

    As I watched:

    Thrones were set up
    and the Ancient One took his throne.
    His clothing was bright as snow,
    and the hair on his head as white as wool;
    his throne was flames of fire,
    with wheels of burning fire.
    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.

    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,
    The one like a Son of man received dominion, glory, and kingship;
    all peoples, nations, and languages serve him.
    His dominion is an everlasting dominion
    that shall not be taken away,
    his kingship shall not be destroyed.


    Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 9

    R. (1a and 9a) The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    The LORD is king;let the earth rejoice;
    let the many islands be glad.
    Clouds and darkness are round about him,
    justice and judgment are the foundation of his throne.
    R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
    before the LORD of all the earth.
    The heavens proclaim his justice,
    and all peoples see his glory.
    R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.
    Because you, O LORD, are the Most High over all the earth,
    exalted far above all gods.
    R. The Lord is king, the Most High over all the earth.


    2 Pt 1:16-19

    We did not follow cleverly devised myths
    when we made known to you
    the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,
    but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.
    For he received honor and glory from God the Father
    when that unique declaration came to him from the majestic glory,
    "This is my Son, my beloved, with whom I am well pleased."
    We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven
    while we were with him on the holy mountain.
    Moreover, we possess the prophetic message that is altogether reliable.
    You will do well to be attentive to it,
    as to a lamp shining in a dark place,
    until day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.


    Mk 9:2-10

    Jesus took Peter, James, and his brother John,
    and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
    And he was transfigured before them,
    and his clothes became dazzling white,
    such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
    Then Elijah appeared to them along with Moses,
    and they were conversing with Jesus.
    Then Peter said to Jesus in reply,
    "Rabbi, it is good that we are here!
    Let us make three tents:
    one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
    He hardly knew what to say, they were so terrified.
    Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over them;
    from the cloud came a voice,
    "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."
    Suddenly, looking around, they no longer saw anyone
    but Jesus alone with them.

    As they were coming down from the mountain,
    he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone,
    except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
    So they kept the matter to themselves,
    questioning what rising from the dead meant.


    Ordinary Time.


    Nm 12:1-13

    Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses on the pretext
    of the marriage he had contracted with a Cushite woman.
    They complained, “Is it through Moses alone that the LORD speaks?
    Does he not speak through us also?”
    And the LORD heard this.
    Now, Moses himself was by far the meekest man on the face of the earth.
    So at once the LORD said to Moses and Aaron and Miriam,
    “Come out, you three, to the meeting tent.”
    And the three of them went.
    Then the LORD came down in the column of cloud,
    and standing at the entrance of the tent,
    called Aaron and Miriam.
    When both came forward, he said,
    “Now listen to the words of the LORD:

    Should there be a prophet among you,
    in visions will I reveal myself to him,
    in dreams will I speak to him;
    not so with my servant Moses!
    Throughout my house he bears my trust:
    face to face I speak to him;
    plainly and not in riddles.
    The presence of the LORD he beholds.

    Why, then, did you not fear to speak against my servant Moses?”

    So angry was the LORD against them that when he departed,
    and the cloud withdrew from the tent,
    there was Miriam, a snow-white leper!
    When Aaron turned and saw her a leper, he said to Moses,
    “Ah, my lord! Please do not charge us with the sin
    that we have foolishly committed!
    Let her not thus be like the stillborn babe
    that comes forth from its mother’s womb
    with its flesh half consumed.”
    Then Moses cried to the LORD, “Please, not this! Pray, heal her!”


    PS 51:3-4, 5-6ab, 6cd-7, 12-13

    R. (see 3a) Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness;
    in the greatness of your compassion wipe out my offense.
    Thoroughly wash me from my guilt
    and of my sin cleanse me.
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    For I acknowledge my offense;
    and my sin is before me always:
    “Against you only have I sinned;
    and done what is evil in your sight.”
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    That you may be justified in your sentence,
    vindicated when you condemn.
    Indeed, in guilt was I born,
    and in sin my mother conceived me.
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.
    A clean heart create for me, O God,
    and a steadfast spirit renew within me.
    Cast me not off from your presence,
    and your Holy Spirit take not from me.
    R. Be merciful, O Lord, for we have sinned.

    Alleluia Jn 1:49b

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Rabbi, you are the Son of God;
    you are the King of Israel.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.


    Mt 14:22-36

    Jesus made the disciples get into a boat
    and precede him to the other side of the sea,
    while he dismissed the crowds.
    After doing so, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray.
    When it was evening he was there alone.
    Meanwhile the boat, already a few miles offshore,
    was being tossed about by the waves, for the wind was against it.
    During the fourth watch of the night,
    he came toward them, walking on the sea.
    When the disciples saw him walking on the sea they were terrified.
    "It is a ghost," they said, and they cried out in fear.
    At once Jesus spoke to them, "Take courage, it is I;do not be afraid."
    Peter said to him in reply,
    "Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water."
    He said, "Come."
    Peter got out of the boat and began to walk on the water toward Jesus.
    But when he saw how strong the wind was he became frightened;
    and, beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!"
    Immediately Jesus stretched out his hand and caught him,
    and said to him, "O you of little faith, why did you doubt?"
    After they got into the boat, the wind died down.
    Those who were in the boat did him homage, saying,
    "Truly, you are the Son of God."

    After making the crossing, they came to land at Gennesaret.
    When the men of that place recognized him,
    they sent word to all the surrounding country.
    People brought to him all those who were sick
    and begged him that they might touch only the tassel on his cloak,
    and as many as touched it were healed.

    The following text may be substituted,
    especially in Year A when the above Gospel is read on Monday.

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