Our Readings Are For All Saints Day

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Thomas Kiesnowski, Mary Blando, Tate Resch-Gauger Our Readings are for All Saints Day November 1, 2015 The first Reading is from the book of Revelations Book Summary: Revelations were written around A.D. 96 by John. It is an apocalyptic book describing the revelation Jesus Christ gave to John. It was written for all Christians. The First Reading: Revelations 7:2-4, 9-14: Then I saw another angel come up from the East, holding the seal of the living God. He cried out in a loud voice to the four angels who were given power to damage the land and the sea, “Do not damage the land or the sea or the trees until we put the seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God.” I heard the number of those who had been marked with the seal, one hundred and forty-four thousand marked from every tribe of the Israelites: After this I had a vision of a great multitude, which no one could count, from every nation, race, people, and tongue. They stood before the throne and before the Lamb, wearing white robes and holding palm branches* in their hands. They cried out in a loud voice:“Salvation comes from* our God, who is seated on the throne, and from the Lamb.” All the angels stood around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They prostrated themselves before the throne, worshiped God, and exclaimed: “Amen. Blessing and glory, wisdom and thanksgiving, honor, power, and might be to our God forever and ever. Amen.” Then one of the elders spoke up and said to me, “Who

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