First Reading Isaiah 58:7-10 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah Your light will shine like the dawn. Thus says the Lord: Share your bread with the hungry, and shelter the homeless poor, clothe the man you see to be naked and turn not from your own kin. Then will your light shine like the…

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First Reading Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13 (JB) A reading from the prophet Zephaniah In your midst I will leave a humble and a lowly people. Seek the Lord all you, the humble of the earth, who obey his commands. Seek integrity, seek humility: you may perhaps find shelter on the day of the anger of the…

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First Reading Isaiah 8:23 – 9:3 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah In the Galilean country, the people have seen a great light. In days past the Lord humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in days to come he will confer glory on the Way of the Sea on…

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First Reading Isaiah 49:3, 5-6 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth. The Lord said to me, ‘You are my servant, Israel, in whom I shall be glorified’; I was honoured in the eyes…

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First Reading Isaiah 60:1-6 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah The glory of the Lord shines upon you. Arise, shine out Jerusalem, for your light has come, the glory of the Lord is rising on you, though night still covers the earth and darkness the peoples. Above you the Lord now rises and above…

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First Reading Numbers 6:22-27 (JB) A reading from the book of Numbers They will call down my name on the children of Israel and I will bless them. The Lord spoke to Moses and said, ‘Say this to Aaron and his sons: “This is how you are to bless the sons of Israel. You shall…

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First Reading Isaiah 52:7-10 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah All the ends of the earth shall see the saving power of our God. How beautiful on the mountains, are the feet of one who brings good news, who heralds peace, brings happiness, proclaims salvation, and tells Zion, ‘Your God is king!’ Listen! Your…

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First Reading Isaiah 7:10-14 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah The virgin will conceive. The Lord spoke to Ahaz and said, ‘Ask the Lord your God for a sign for yourself coming either from the depths of Sheol or from the heights above.’ ‘No,’ Ahaz answered ‘I will not put the Lord to the…

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First Reading Isaiah 35:1-6, 10 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah God himself will come and save us. Let the wilderness and the dry-lands exult, let the wasteland rejoice and bloom, let it bring forth flowers like the jonquil, let it rejoice and sing for joy. The glory of Lebanon is bestowed on it,…

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First Reading Isaiah 11:1-10 (JB) A reading from the prophet Isaiah He judges the poor with justice. A shoot springs from the stock of Jesse, a scion thrusts from his roots: on him the spirit of the Lord rests, a spirit of wisdom and insight, a spirit of counsel and power, a spirit of knowledge…

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