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First Reading for the Common of Virgins

Revelation 19:1, 5-9a

When it is the Easter season

Summary: John describes a celestial celebration with shouts of "Hallelujah" praising God's salvation, power, and reign. The scene shifts to the Lamb's marriage, symbolizing unity and purity, and concludes with a blessing for those invited to this divine feast.

Heaven's Celebration

I, John, heard what sounded like the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, saying: “Alleluia! Salvation, glory, and might belong to our God.”

A voice coming from the throne said: “Praise our God, all you his servants, and you who revere him, small and great.”

Then I heard something like the sound of a great multitude or the sound of rushing water or mighty peals of thunder, as they said: “Alleluia! The Lord has established his reign, our God, the almighty. Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory. For the wedding day of the Lamb has come, his bride has made herself ready. She was allowed to wear a bright, clean linen garment.”

The linen represents the righteous deeds of the holy ones.

Then the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.”

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