Bible Diary for December 31st – January 6th

Bible Diary

December 31st

Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

1st Reading: Gen 15:1-6; 21:1-3 (or Sir 3:2-6, 12-14)
After this the word of Yahweh was spoken to Abram in a vision: “Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield; your reward will be very great!“

Abram said, “My Lord Yahweh, where are your promises? I am still childless and all I have will go to Eliezer of Damascus. You have given me no children, so a slave of mine will be my heir.“

Weekly Devotion – December 25th

Weekly Devotions

Weekly Devotion for December 25thMerry Christmas!

In Sunday’s first reading we hear about the house of God. God says it is not in our hands to build, but that He will give us a living temple. The true house of God, the place where He lives, is none other than Mary, the blessed mother.

Bible Diary for December 24th – 30th

Bible Diary

December 24th

Fourth Sunday of Advent

1st Reading: 2 S 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16
When the king had settled in his palace and Yahweh had rid him of all his surrounding enemies, he said to Nathan the prophet, “Look, I live in a house of cedar but the Ark of God is housed in a tent.“ Nathan replied, “Do as it seems fit to you for Yahweh is with you.“

Weekly Devotion – December 18th

Weekly Devotions

Weekly Devotion - December 18thIn this week’s Gospel, John the Baptist must refute claims that he is the Messiah. Instead of pretending he’s someone he’s not, John tells the Pharisees that he is only a voice preparing others for the coming of the Lord.

Bible Diary for December 17th – 23rd

Bible Diary

December 17th

Third Sunday of Advent

1st Reading: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11
The spirit of the Lord Yahweh is upon me, because Yahweh has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up broken hearts, to proclaim liberty to the captives, freedom to those languishing in prison; to announce the year of Yahweh‘s favor and the day of vengeance of our God; to give comfort to all who grieve.