IV. Selection of Scripture Readings
A. First Reading: (Select one reading only) † Often chosen.
1. Outside of Easter Season: (Old Testament)
He acted in an excellent and noble way as he had the resurrection of the dead in view.
Job 19:1, 23-27a
I know that my Vindicator lives.
As unsullied life, the attainment of old age.
† Isaiah 25:6a, 7-9
He will destroy death forever.
It is good to hope in silence for the saving help of the Lord.
Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake.
2. During Easter Season: (New Testament)
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.
……… Revelation 20:11-21:1
The dead were judged according to their deeds.
……….Revelation 21:1-5a, 6b-7
There shall be no more death.