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Readings of the Day: Tuesday of the First Week of Advent
Tuesday, 01 December 2020

Reading for the Day
Isaiah 11:1-10

  • 1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
  • 2 And the Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD.
  • 3 And his delight shall be in the fear of the LORD. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear;
  • 4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
  • 5 Righteousness shall be the girdle of his waist, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.
  • 6 The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them.
  • 7 The cow and the bear shall feed; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
  • 8 The sucking child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den.
  • 9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.
  • 10 In that day the root of Jesse shall stand as an ensign to the peoples; him shall the nations seek, and his dwellings shall be glorious.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17

Response: Justice shall flourish in his time, and fullness of peace for ever.

  • 0 A Psalm of Solomon.
  • 1 Give the king thy justice, O God, and thy righteousness to the royal son! R
  • 6 May he be like rain that falls on the mown grass, like showers that water the earth!
  • 7 In his days may righteousness flourish, and peace abound, till the moon be no more! R
  • 11 May all kings fall down before him, all nations serve him!
  • 12 For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper. R
  • 16 May there be abundance of grain in the land; on the tops of the mountains may it wave; may its fruit be like Lebanon; and may men blossom forth from the cities like the grass of the field! R


Gospel for the Day
Luke 10:21-24

  • 21 In that same hour he rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, "I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
  • 22 All things have been delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and any one to whom the Son chooses to reveal him."
  • 23 Then turning to the disciples he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see what you see!
  • 24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it."
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