Catholic Daily Mass Readings for December 26 2023, Feast of St Stephen, First Martyr – Daily Homily

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Today’s Catholic Daily Readings for December 26 2023, St Stephen’s Feast Day – Lectionary: 696

Catholic Daily Readings for December 26 2023, St Stephen’s Feast Day
1st Reading ACTS 6:8-10; 7:54-59
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 31:3CD-4, 6 AND 8AB, 16BC AND 17
Alleluia Psalms 118:26A, 27A
Gospel Matthew 10:17-22

Daily Mass Readings for December 26 2023, St Stephen’s Feast Day, First Martyr

1st Reading – Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59

8 And Stephen, full of grace and fortitude, did great wonders and signs among the people.

9 But certain ones, from the synagogue of the so-called Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those who were from Cilicia and Asia rose up and were disputing with Stephen.

10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit with which he spoke.

54 Then, upon hearing these things, they were deeply wounded in their hearts, and they gnashed their teeth at him.

55 But he, being filled with the Holy Spirit, and gazing intently toward heaven, saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing at the right hand of God.”

56 Then they, crying out with a loud voice, blocked their ears and, with one accord, rushed violently toward him.

57 And driving him out, beyond the city, they stoned him. And witnesses placed their garments beside the feet of a youth, who was called Saul.

58 And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out and said, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.”

Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 31:3CD-4, 6 AND 8AB, 16BC AND 17

R. (6) Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

3CD Be my rock of refuge,
a stronghold to give me safety.
4 You are my rock and my fortress;
for your name’s sake you will lead and guide me.
R. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

6 Into your hands I commend my spirit;
you will redeem me, O LORD, O faithful God.
8AB I will rejoice and be glad because of your mercy.
R. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

16BC Rescue me from the clutches of my enemies and my persecutors.
17 Let your face shine upon your servant;
save me in your kindness.
R. Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit.

Alleluia – Psalms 118:26A, 27A

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
26A Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD:
27A the LORD is God and has given us light.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel – Matthew 10:17-22

Jesus said to his disciples:
17 “Beware of men, for they will deliver you up in councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues.

18 and you shall be brought before governors, and before kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles:

19 But when they hand you over, do not choose to think about how or what to speak. For what to speak shall be given to you in that hour.

20 For it is not you who will be speaking, but the Spirit of your Father, who will speak in you.

21 And brother will hand over brother to death, and father will hand over son. And children will rise up against parents and bring about their deaths.

22 And you will be hated by all for the sake of my name. But whoever will have persevered, even to the end, the same shall be saved.

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