First Reading: Revelation 7:9-17
Second Reading: 1 John 3:1-3
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12
God of the ages, your saints who lived in faithful service surround your throne and offer you praise and worship both night and day. May we, your saints on earth, join our voices with theirs to proclaim your rule of righteousness and peace, which comes to us through Jesus Christ now and forever. Amen.