Third Sunday of Advent
Saint John 1:6-8.19-28
by Daily Gospel | Source: Daily Gospel
Book of Isaiah
The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed
me; He has sent me to bring glad tidings to the lowly, to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim
liberty to the captives and release to the prisoners,
To announce a year of favor from the LORD
and a day of vindication by our God, to comfort all who mourn;
I rejoice heartily in the LORD, in
my God is the joy of my soul; For he has clothed me with a robe of salvation, and wrapped me in a
mantle of justice, Like a bridegroom adorned with a diadem, like a bride bedecked with her
As the earth brings forth its plants, and a garden makes its growth spring up, So will
the Lord GOD make justice and praise spring up before all the nations.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint Luke
And Mary said: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the
my spirit rejoices in God my savior.
For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness;
behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed.
The Mighty One has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
His mercy is from age to age to those who fear him.
The hungry he has
filled with good things; the rich he has sent away empty.
He has helped Israel his servant,
remembering his mercy,
First Letter to the Thessalonians 5:16-24.
In all circumstances give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ
Do not quench the Spirit.
Do not despise prophetic utterances.
retain what is good.
Refrain from every kind of evil.
May the God of peace himself make you
perfectly holy and may you entirely, spirit, soul, and body, be preserved blameless for the coming
of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The one who calls you is faithful, and he will also accomplish
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John
A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify
to the light, so that all might believe through him.
He was not the light, but came to testify to
And this is the testimony of John. When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and
Levites (to him) to ask him, "Who are you?"
he admitted and did not deny it, but admitted, "I am
not the Messiah."
So they asked him, "What are you then? Are you Elijah?" And he said, "I am
not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
So they said to him, "Who are you, so we can give
an answer to those who sent us? What do you have to say for yourself?"
He said: "I am 'the voice
of one crying out in the desert, "Make straight the way of the Lord,"' as Isaiah the prophet
Some Pharisees were also sent.
They asked him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not
the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet?"
John answered them, "I baptize with water; but there is
one among you whom you do not recognize,
the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am
not worthy to untie."
This happened in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was
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