December Readings

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Sunday, December 5

Second Sunday of Advent,

Readings and Psalm

  • Malachi 3:1-4
    My messenger is a refiner and purifier
  • Baruch 5:1-9 (alternate)
    The return of scattered Israel
  • Luke 1:68-79
    In the tender compassion of our God the dawn from on high shall break upon us. (Lk. 1:78)
  • Philippians 1:3-11
    A harvest of righteousness on the day of Jesus Christ
  • Luke 3:1-6
    Prepare the way of the Lord

Sunday, December 12

Third Sunday of Advent

Readings and Psalm

  • Zephaniah 3:14-20
    Rejoice, the Lord is in your midst
  • Isaiah 12:2-6
    In your midst is the Holy One of Israel. (Is. 12:6)
  • Philippians 4:4-7
    Rejoice, the Lord is near
  • Luke 3:7-18
    One more powerful is coming, baptizing with fire

Sunday, December 19

Fourth Sunday of Advent

Readings and Psalms

  • Micah 5:2-5a
    From Bethlehem comes a ruler
  • Luke 1:46b-55
    You, Lord, have lifted up the lowly. (Lk. 1:52)
  • Psalm 80:1-7 (alternate)
    Let your face shine upon us, and we shall be saved. (Ps. 80:7)
  • Hebrews 10:5-10
    I have come to do your will
  • Luke 1:39-45 [46-55]
    Blessed are you among women / My soul magnifies the Lord

Friday, December 24

Nativity of Our Lord I: Christmas Eve, Year C

Readings and Psalm

  • Isaiah 9:2-7
    Light shines: a child is born for us
  • Psalm 96
    Let the heavens rejoice and the earth be glad. (Ps. 96:11)
  • Titus 2:11-14
    The grace of God has appeared
  • Luke 2:1-14 [15-20]
    God with us

Sunday, December 26

First Sunday of Christmas, Year C

Readings and Psalm

  • 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
    The boy Samuel grew in favor with the Lord and the people
  • Psalm 148
    The splendor of the Lord is over earth and heaven. (Ps. 148:13)
  • Colossians 3:12-17
    Clothe yourselves in love; let the peace of Christ rule your hearts
  • Luke 2:41-52
    The boy Jesus increased in wisdom, and in divine and human favor

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