Readings Feast of the Apostle Bartholomew

First Reading
Rv 21:9b–14

On the foundation of the city were inscribed the names of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.

A reading from the Book of Revelation

The angel spoke to me, saying,
   “Come here.
I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”
He took me in spirit to a great, high mountain
   and showed me the holy city Jerusalem
   coming down out of heaven from God.
It gleamed with the splendor of God.
Its radiance was like that of a precious stone,
   like jasper, clear as crystal.
It had a massive, high wall,
   with twelve gates where twelve angels were stationed
   and on which names were inscribed,
   the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel.
There were three gates facing east,
   three north, three south, and three west.
The wall of the city had twelve courses of stones as its foundation,
   on which were inscribed the twelve names
   of the twelve Apostles of the Lamb.


Responsorial Psalm
Ps. 145:10-11, 12-13, 17-18

R. :

R. (12) Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.

Let all your works give you thanks, O Lord,
   and let your faithful ones bless you.
Let them discourse of the glory of your Kingdom
   and speak of your might.

R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.

Making known to men your might
   and the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.
Your Kingdom is a Kingdom for all ages,
   and your dominion endures through all generations.

R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.

The Lord is just in all his ways
   and holy in all his works.
The Lord is near to all who call upon him,
   to all who call upon him in truth.

R. Your friends make known, O Lord, the glorious splendor of your Kingdom.


Gospel Acclamation
See Jn 1:49

R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Master, you are the Son of God,
you are the king of Israel.

R. Alleluia, alleluia.


Gospel
Jn 1:45–51

Here is a true child of Israel. There is no duplicity in him.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John

Philip found Nathanael and told him,
   “We have found the one about whom Moses wrote in the law,
   and also the prophets, Jesus son of Joseph, from Nazareth.”
But Nathanael said to him,
   “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”
Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him,
   “Here is a true child of Israel.
There is no duplicity in him.”
Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?”
Jesus answered and said to him,
   “Before Philip called you, I saw you under the fig tree.”
Nathanael answered him,
   “Rabbi, you are the Son of God; you are the King of Israel.”
Jesus answered and said to him,
   “Do you believe
   because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree?
You will see greater things than this.”
And he said to him, “Amen, amen, I say to you,
   you will see heaven opened and the angels of God
   ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”

At the end of the Gospel, the Deacon, or the Priest, acclaims:

The Gospel of the Lord.

All reply:

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Then he kisses the book, saying quietly:

Through the words of the Gospel
may our sins be wiped away.

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