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‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews?' Sunday Reflections, The Epiphany of the Lord, Years ABC

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Adoration of the Magi Jan de Bray [ Web Gallery of Art ] In most countries where English is widely used The Epiphany is celebrated on this Sunday, 5 January 2020. However, in Ireland, where it is a holy day of obligation, the feast is observed on its traditional date, 6 January. Readings   (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel   Matthew 2:1-12 ( New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)     In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem,  asking, ‘Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage.’  When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him;  and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of

The Word was made flesh. Sunday Reflections, 2nd Sunday After the Nativity, Years ABC

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The Virgin with the Child Jesus and the Child St John the Baptist  Francisco de Zurbarán [ Web Gallery of Art ] You can learn more about the painting   here . In Ireland the Solemnity of the Epiphany is a Holy Day of Obligation and is celebrated this year on Monday 6 January. In many countries the Epiphany is celebrated on this Sunday, 5 January. The readings below are those for the Second Sunday After the Nativity, observed in Ireland. Readings   (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel   John 1:1-18. Shorter form: John 1:1-5, 9-14  [omitted]  ( Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition )     In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.   He was in the beginning with God;  all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made.  In him was life, and the life was the light of men.  The light shines in the d

'Rejoice that your names are written in heaven.' Sunday Reflections, 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

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Madonna and Child ,  Francisco de Zurbarán   [ Web Gallery of Art ] For thus says the Lord: I will extend prosperity to her like a river,     and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing stream; and you shall nurse and be carried on her arm,     and dandled on her knees. As a mother comforts her child,     so I will comfort you;     you shall be comforted in Jerusalem ( Isaiah 66:12-13 ). From today’s First Reading. Readings   (New American Bible: Philippines, USA) Readings   (Jerusalem Bible: Australia, England & Wales, India [optional], Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, Scotland, South Africa) Gospel   Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 [or Luke 10: 1-9] ( New Revised Standard Version, Anglicised Catholic Edition, Canada)     After this the Lord appointed seventy others and sent them on ahead of him in pairs to every town and place where he himself intended to go. He said to them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the labourers are few; therefore ask the Lord o