Catholic Daily Mass Readings for December 21 2023, Thursday of the Third Week of Advent – Daily Homily

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Catholic Daily Readings for December 21 2023, Thursday of the Third Week of Advent – Lectionary: 197

Catholic Daily Readings for December 21 2023, Thursday of the Third Week of Advent
1st Reading Songs of Songs 2:8-14 Or Zephaniah 3:14-18A
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21
Gospel Luke 1:39-45

Daily Mass Readings for December 21 2023, Thursday of the Third Week of Advent

1st Reading – Songs of Songs 2:8-14

8 The voice of my beloved! Behold, he arrives leaping along the mountains, jumping across the hills.

9 My beloved is like a doe and like a young stag.

10 Lo, my beloved speaks to me: Rise up, quickly, my love, my dove, my shapely one, and advance.

11 For winter has now past; the rain has decreased and gone away.

12 The flowers have appeared in our land; the time for pruning has arrived. The voice of the turtledove has been heard in our land.

13 The fig tree has brought forth its green figs; the flowering vines bestow their odor. Rise up, my love, my brilliant one, and advance.

14 My dove in the clefts of the rock, in the hollow places of the wall, show me your face, let your voice sound in my ears: for your voice is sweet, and your face comely.

Or Zephaniah 3:14-18A

14 Give praise, daughter of Zion. Shout joyfully, Israel. Rejoice and exult with all your heart, daughter of Jerusalem.

15 The Lord has taken away your judgment; he has turned aside your foes. The king of Israel, the Lord, is in your midst; you shall no longer fear evil.

16 In that day, it will be said to Jerusalem, “Do not be afraid,” and to Zion, “Do not let your hands be weakened.”

17 The Lord your God is the strength in your midst; he will save. He will rejoice over you with gladness. In his love, he will be silent. He will exult over you with praise.

18A as one sings at festivals.

Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21

R. (1a; 3a) Exult, you just, in the Lord! Sing to him a new song.

2 Give thanks to the LORD on the harp;
with the ten-stringed lyre chant his praises.
3 Sing to him a new song;
pluck the strings skillfully, with shouts of gladness.
R. Exult, you just, in the Lord! Sing to him a new song.

11 But the plan of the LORD stands forever;
the design of his heart, through all generations.
12 Blessed the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people he has chosen for his own inheritance.
R. Exult, you just, in the Lord! Sing to him a new song.

20 Our soul waits for the LORD,
who is our help and our shield,
21 For in him our hearts rejoice;
in his holy name we trust.
R. Exult, you just, in the Lord! Sing to him a new song.

Alleluia

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
O Emmanuel, our King and Giver of Law:
come to save us, Lord our God!
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel – Luke 1:39-45

39 And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste into a city of Judah.

40 And she entered into the house of Zechariah and saluted Elizabeth.

41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit,

42 cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

43 And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

44 For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy.

45 Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

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