Solemnity of Our Lady of Peñafrancia | September 18, 2022

Reading 1 (Gen 3:9-15, 20)

After Adam had eaten of the tree, the Lord God called him and asked him, "Where are you?" He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; so I hid." And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" The man said, "The woman you put here with me - she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it." Then the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." So the Lord God said to the serpent: "Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head and you will strike his heel."

The man named his wife Eve, because she was the mother of all the living.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM (Ps 45: 10, 11, 12, 16)

R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.

"The queen takes her place at your right hand in gold of Ophir."

R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.

"Hear, O daughter, and see; turn your ear, forget your people and your father's house."

R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.

"So shall the king desire your beauty; for he is your lord."

R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.

"They are borne in with gladness and joy; they enter the palace of the king."

R. The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.

Reading 2 (Rev. 11:19, 12, 1-6 10ab)

Then God's temple in heaven was opened and within his temple was seen the ark of His covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.

A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born. She gave birth to a son, a male child, who "will rule all the nations with an iron scepter." And her child was snatched up to God and to his throne. The Woman fled into the wilderness to a place prepared for her by God, where she might be taken care of for 1, 260 days. Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: "Now the salvation and power come, the reign of our God and the authority of His Anointed One.

Gospel (Lk 2: 27-35)

Guided by the Spirit, Simeon came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him what was customary under the law, Simeon took him in his arms and praised God, saying, “Master, now you are dismissing your servant in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” And the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him. Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too.”

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