**Alternate** Second Reading: Isaiah 25:6-10

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.

On this mountain,

the God of Hosts will prepare for all peoples

a banquet of rich food, a banquet of fine wines,

food rich and juicy, and fine, aged wines.

On this mountain, the Most High will remove

the mourning veil covering all peoples,

and the shroud covering all nations,

destroying Death forever.

God will wipe away

the tears from every cheek,

and take away the people’s shame everywhere on earth,

for Our God has said so.

On that day it will be said,

“This is Our God,

this is the One for whose salvation we waited,

Adonai is the One in whom we hoped.

We exalt and we rejoice

for we have been saved,

for the hand of the Most High

rests on this mountain.”

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