Book of Isaiah 11:1-10.
But a shoot shall sprout from the stump
of Jesse, and from his roots a bud shall blossom.
spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him: a spirit of wisdom and of understanding, A spirit of counsel
and of strength, a spirit of knowledge and of fear of the LORD,
and his delight shall be the fear of the LORD. Not by appearance shall he judge, nor by
hearsay shall he decide,
But he shall judge the poor
with justice, and decide aright for the land's afflicted. He shall strike the ruthless with the rod
of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall slay the wicked.
Justice shall be the band around his waist, and faithfulness a belt
upon his hips.
Then the wolf shall be a guest of the
lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; The calf and the young lion shall browse
together, with a little child to guide them.
and the bear shall be neighbors, together their young shall rest; the lion shall eat hay like the
The baby shall play by the cobra's den, and the
child lay his hand on the adder's lair.
There shall be
no harm or ruin on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the LORD,
as water covers the sea.
On that day, The root of
Jesse, set up as a signal for the nations, The Gentiles shall seek out, for his dwelling shall be
That abundance may flourish in his days, great bounty, till the moon be
May he rule from sea to sea, from the river to
the ends of the earth.
For he rescues the poor when
they cry out, the oppressed who have no one to help.
He shows pity to the needy and the poor and
saves the lives of the poor.
May his name be blessed
forever; as long as the sun, may his name endure. May the tribes of the earth give blessings with
his name; may all the nations regard him as favored.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ
according to Saint Luke 10:21-24.
At that very moment he rejoiced (in)
the holy Spirit and said, "I give you praise, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you
have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes,
Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have
been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the
Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him."
Turning to the disciples in private he said, "Blessed are the eyes that
see what you see.
For I say to you, many prophets and
kings desired to see what you see, but did not see it, and to hear what you hear, but did not hear