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Daniel and the New Kingdom

November 15, 2015

Our first reading for this weekend is from the utterly fascinating book of Daniel. Daniel is an example of apocalyptic literature, and apocalyptic books reveal something of decisive significance. We see that significance when Jesus comes preaching the kingdom of God, by which he was taken to be announcing the fulfillment of the Daniel prophecy. This is the apocalypse, the great unveiling: a new kingdom has come, a dominion that will last forever.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Daniel 12:1-3
Psalm – Psalm 16:5-11
Reading 2 – Hebrews 10:11-18
Gospel – Mark 13:24-32