FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD — Year A

First Reading: Malachi 3:1-4

A reading from the book of the prophet Malachi

Well, pay attention!
I am sending my Messenger
to prepare the way for me;
the One you seek will suddenly come to the Temple;
the Messenger of the Covenant whom you long for will come,
says Yhwh.

But who can endure the day of the Coming?
Who can stand firm when the One appears?
The day will be like a smelter’s fire,
a launderer’s soap.

The One will preside as refiner and purifier,
purifying the Children of Levi,
refining them like gold and silver —
then they will once again
make offerings to Yhwh in righteousness.

Then the offerings of Judah and Jerusalem
will be pleasing to Yhwh as they were in former days,
in years long past.

The Word of God recorded in the book of the prophet Malachi.

FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 24

R: Who is this Glorious Liberator? It is Yhwh.

Fling wide the gates,
open the ancient doors,
and the Glorious Liberator will come in!

R:  Who is this Glorious Liberator? It is Yhwh.

R:  Who is this Glorious Liberator? It is Yhwh.

Who is this Glorious Liberator?
Yhwh, strong and mighty,
Yhwh, victorious in battle!

R:  Who is this Glorious Liberator? It is Yhwh.

Fling wide the gates,
open the ancient doors,
and the Glorious Liberator will come in!

R:  Who is this Glorious Liberator? It is Yhwh.

Who is this Glorious Liberator?
Yhwh Sabaoth is our Glorious Liberator!

R:  Who is this Glorious Liberator? It is Yhwh.