Nativity

Readings for New Year's Day and Holy Name of Jesus

Psalm 8 O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth!

New Year’s

Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.

Revelation 21:1-6a Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “See, the home of God is among mortals. He will dwell with them as their God; he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.”

Matthew 25:31-46 Jesus says that those who feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, welcome strangers, cloth the naked, care for the sick, and visit prisoners will inherit the kingdom; those who failed in these duties will depart into eternal fire.

Holy Name of Jesus

Numbers 6:22-27 The Priestly Benediction

Philippians 2:5-11 Imitating Christ’s humility

Luke 2:15-21 The Shepherds went to Bethlehem to see Jesus, and told Joseph and Mary all that the angel had told them. On the eighth day, the child was baptized and named Jesus.

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Readings for the Nativity of the Lord III (Years ABC : Nativity of the Lord III)

Isaiah 52:7-10

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet
of the messenger who announces peace,
who brings good news,
who announces salvation, who says to Zion,
“Your God reigns.”

Listen! Your sentinels lift up their voices,
together they sing for joy;
for in plain sight they see the return of the Lord to Zion.

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Readings for the Nativity of the Lord II (Years ABC : Nativity of the Lord II)

Isaiah 62:6-12

Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, I have posted sentinels;
all day and all night they shall never be silent.

You who remind the Lord, take no rest, and give him no rest
until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it renowned throughout the earth.

The Lord has sworn by his right hand and by his mighty arm:
I will not again give your grain to be food for your enemies,
and foreigners shall not drink the wine for which you have labored;
but those who garner it shall eat it and praise the Lord,
and those who gather it shall drink it in my holy courts.

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Readings for Christmas Eve (Years ABC : Nativity I)

Isaiah 9:2-7

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
on them light has shined.

You have multiplied the nation,
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest,
as people exult when dividing plunder.

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