August 15, 2013

Assumption

August 15, 2013:  Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab  Signs:  sun-clothed stars-crowned woman, moon under feet, with child, wailing, laboring; 7-headed 10-horned dragon with diadems; tail hurled stars; stood before woman to devour child.  Bore son, destined to rule, caught up to God.  “Salvation, power, God's Kingdom, Anointed's authority have come.”

Ps 45:10, 11, 12, 16  The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.

1 Cor 15:20-27 Death, resurrection came through man,  In Adam all die; in Christ shall all be brought to life.  

Lk 1:39-56 Elizabeth:  “Blessed you; blessed the fruit of your womb.  Infant leaped."  Mary:  "Magnificat:  soul proclaims Lord's greatness; spirit rejoices.  All will call me blessed.  Almighty has done great things; holy his Name.  He has mercy, showed strength, scattered proud, cast down mighty, lifted up lowly, filled hungry, sent rich away, helped Israel, remembered his promise.”

Gospel connection



Apparel connections


  • "Shooting star" tie pin:  woman's crown, hurled stars (1st reading)
  • Crucifix:  death and resurrection through Jesus (2nd reading)
  • Claddagh tie pin:  crown (dragon, queen, God's kingdom: 1st reading and psalm), heart (God's mercy: gospel)
  • Blue shirt:  Mary (gospel)
  • "Sun" tie:  woman clothed with the sun (1st)


Music connections
Wordle: Readings 8-15-13
Wordle of today's readings