Readings - Sunday, 17 December 2023 – Third Sunday of Advent, Year B

First Reading:
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 The good news of God’s deliverance

Psalm 126 - Psalm 126 Antiphon: The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. (Ps 126:3 NIV)
Luke 1:[46b]47-55 - Luke 1:[46b]47-55 Antiphon: (This is the Song of Mary (Magnificat). It is also offered as first alternative next week.) Jesus Christ our Saviour, eternal God, and Mary’s son, we adore you forevermore. (Vespers, LHS)

Responsive Psalm:
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Second Reading:
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 Ready for the coming of the Lord

John 1:6-8, 19-28 He who comes after me stands among you

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