The first fruits of the new creation

First Reading ‡ Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6.10
I saw a woman clothed with the sun and with the moon beneath her feet.

Responsorial ‡ Psalm 44:10-12.16
The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold.

Second Reading ‡ 1 Corinthians 15:20-27a
As members of Christ all people will be raised, Christ first, and after him all who belong to him.

Gospel ‡ Luke 1:39-56
The Almighty has done great things for me; he has lifted up the lowly.

In the Assumption, we do not celebrate the resurrection of Mary or the ascension of Mary but her transition into the life of the new heavens and the new earth. The same life that the death and resurrection of Jesus makes possible for all humanity.

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