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1st Reading
Isaiah 60:1-6

Arise, shine; for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD has risen upon you.
2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the
LORD will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you. 3And nations shall
come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. 4Lift up your eyes
round about, and see; they all gather together, they come to you; your sons shall
come from far, and your daughters shall be carried in the arms. 5Then you shall see
and be radiant, your heart shall thrill and rejoice; because the abundance of the sea
shall be turned to you, the wealth of the nations shall come to you. 6A multitude of
camels shall cover you, the young camels of Mid'ian and Ephah; all those from
Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall proclaim the
praise of the LORD.
2nd Reading
Ephesians 3:2-3, 5-6

2assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was given to me for
you,3how the mystery was made known to me by revelation, as I have written briefly. 5which
was not made known to the sons of men in other generations as it has now been revealed to his
holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit; 6that is, how the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of
the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
Gospel
Matthew 2:1-12

when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men
from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, 2"Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?
For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him." 3When Herod the king
heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; 4and assembling all the chief priests
and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. 5They told him,
"In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it is written by the prophet: 6`And you, O Bethlehem, in the land
of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for from you shall come a ruler who
will govern my people Israel.'" 7Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained
from them what time the star appeared; 8and he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and
search diligently for the child, and when you have found him bring me word, that I too may come
and worship him."9When they had heard the king they went their way; and lo, the star which
they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child
was. 10When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy; 11and going into the
house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then,

they departed to their own country by another way. “Who are you? Give us .2-3ab. continue in him. 24 As for you. God’s Children and Sin 28 And now. so that when he appears we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming. whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also. see that what you have heard from the beginning remains in you. 12And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod. they offered him gifts. the anointing you received from him remains in you. gold and frankincense and myrrh. 2015 Daily Gospel 1st Reading Num6:22-27 2nd Reading Gal 4:4-7 Gospel Lk 2:16-21 Jan 2. and you do not need anyone to teach you. 20 He did not fail to confess. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son. not counterfeit—just as it has taught you. 27 As for you.” 22 Finally they said. 26 I am writing these things to you about those who are trying to lead you astray. you also will remain in the Son and in the Father. Psalm 98:1. dear children.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered. 2015 Daily Gospel 1st Reading 1 Jn2:22-28 22 Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ.” 21 They asked him. Jan 1. remain in him. But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real. “I am not the Messiah. “I am not. 23 No one who denies the Son has the Father.opening their treasures. If it does. “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said. but confessed freely. 25 And this is what he promised us—eternal life. “No.3cd-4 Gospel Jn 1:19-28 John the Baptist Denies Being the Messiah 19 Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders[a] in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was.

now we are children of God. that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Jan 3. for we shall see him as he is. “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah. who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is the one I meant when I said. 6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. ‘A man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me. 2 Dear friends. where John was baptizing.an answer to take back to those who sent us.” John replied.’ 34 I have seen and I testify that this is God’s Chosen One.[a] we shall be like him. 3 See what great love the Father has lavished on us. the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. nor the Prophet?” 26 “I baptize with[c] water.” 32 Then John gave this testimony: “I saw the Spirit come down from heaven as a dove and remain on him. ‘The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit. But we know that when Christ appears. in fact. but the reason I came baptizing with water was that he might be revealed to Israel. Psalm 98:1. nor Elijah.2015 Daily Gospel 1st Reading: 1 Jn 2:29-3:6 29 If you know that he is righteous. the Lamb of God. 33 And I myself did not know him.’”[b] 24 Now the Pharisees who had been sent 25 questioned him. 5 But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. you know that everyone who does what is right has been born of him. What do you say about yourself?” 23 John replied in the words of Isaiah the prophet.’ 31 I myself did not know him. but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me. “but among you stands one you do not know. and what we will be has not yet been made known. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves. just as he is pure.” 28 This all happened at Bethany on the other side of the Jordan. “I am the voice of one calling in the wilderness. 4 Everyone who sins breaks the law.”[a] .3cd-4-6 Gospel : Jn 1:29-34 John Testifies About Jesus 29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. And in him is no sin. 27 He is the one who comes after me. ‘Make straight the way for the Lord. “Look. sin is lawlessness.