Catholic Sunday Mass Readings for The Epiphany of the Lord, January 7 2024 – Homily

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Sunday Mass Readings for The Epiphany of the Lord, January 7 2024
1st Reading Isaiah 60:1-6
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13
2nd Reading Ephesians 3:2-3A, 5-6
Alleluia Matthew 2:2
Gospel Matthew 2:1-12

Catholic Sunday Readings for The Epiphany of the Lord, January 7 2024

1st Reading – Isaiah 60:1-6

1 Arise, be enlightened, O Jerusalem: for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.

2 For, behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and a mist the people: but the Lord shall arise upon you and his glory shall be seen upon you.

3 And the Gentiles shall walk in your light, and kings in the brightness of your rising.

4 Lift up your eyes round about and see: all these are gathered together, they have come to you. your sons shall come from afar and your daughters shall rise up at your side.

5 Then shall you see and abound, and your heart shall wonder and be enlarged: when the multitude of the sea shall be converted to you, the strength of the Gentiles shall come to you.

6 The multitude of camels shall cover you, the dromedaries of Madian and Ephah. All they from Sheba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense and showing forth praise to the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm – Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13.

R. (cf. 11) Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

1 O God, with your judgment endow the king,
and with your justice, the king’s son;
2 He shall govern your people with justice
and your afflicted ones with judgment.
R. Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

7 Justice shall flower in his days,
and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
8 May he rule from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
R. Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

10 The kings of Tarshish and the Isles shall offer gifts;
the kings of Arabia and Seba shall bring tribute.
11 All kings shall pay him homage,
all nations shall serve him.
R. Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

12 For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
13 He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
the lives of the poor he shall save.
R. Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

2nd Reading – Ephesians 3:2-3A, 5-6

Brothers and sisters:
2 You have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace that was given to me for your benefit,

3A How that, according to revelation, the mystery has been made known to me.

5 Which in other generations was not known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit:

6 That the Gentiles should be fellow heirs, and of the same body, and co-partners of his promise in Christ Jesus, by the gospel.

Alleluia – Matthew 2:2

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
2 We saw his star at its rising
and have come to do him homage.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel – Matthew 2:1-12

1 When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Judah, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem.

2 Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and have come to adore him.

3 And king Herod hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born.

5 But they said to him: In Bethlehem of Judea. For so it is written by the prophet:

6 And you Bethlehem the land of Judah are not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel.

7 Then Herod, privately calling the wise men, learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to them;

8 And sending them into Bethlehem, said: Go and diligently inquire after the child, and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I also may come to adore him.

9 Who having heard the king, went their way; and behold the star which they had seen in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was.

10 And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

12 And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country.

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