Liturgical Readings for the Week of December 17th, 2023

December 14, 2023

Third Sunday of Advent

Is 61:1-2a, 10-11/1 Thes 5:16-24/Jn 1:6-8, 19-28

A man named John was sent from God.  He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.”

John 1:6-7, NABRE

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Jer 23:5-8/Mt 1:18-25

See, days are coming—oracle of the Lord
    when I will raise up a righteous branch for David;
As king he shall reign and govern wisely,
    he shall do what is just and right in the land.”

Jeremiah 23:5, NABRE

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Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a/Lk 1:5-25

Meanwhile the people were waiting for Zechariah and were amazed that he stayed so long in the sanctuary. But when he came out, he was unable to speak to them, and they realized that he had seen a vision in the sanctuary. He was gesturing to them but remained mute”

Luke 1:21-22, NABRE

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Is 7:10-14/Lk 1:26-38

“Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign;[c] the young woman, pregnant and about to bear a son, shall name him Emmanuel.”

Isaiah 7:14, NABRE

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Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a/Lk 1:39-45

Sing aloud, O daughter Zion;
    shout, O Israel!
Rejoice and exult with all your heart,
    O daughter Jerusalem!
The Lord has taken away the judgments against you,
    he has turned away your enemies.
The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst;
    you shall fear disaster no more.”

Zephaniah 3:14-18, NRSVCE

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1 Sm 1:24-28/Lk 1:46-56

For this child I prayed; and the Lord has granted me the petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives, he is given to the Lord.”

! Samuel 1:27-28, NRSVCE

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Mal 3:1-4, 23-24/Lk 1:57-66

“See, I am sending my messenger to prepare the way before me, and the Lord whom you seek will suddenly come to his temple. The messenger of the covenant in whom you delight—indeed, he is coming, says the Lord of hosts.”

Malachi 3:1, NRSVCE

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