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First Reading for the Nativity of Our Lord (Christmas)

Isaiah 9:1-6

For Mass During the Night (Midnight Mass on Dec 25 or night Mass on December 24 at late night)

Summary: A great light shines on those in darkness, bringing joy and freedom. A child, symbolizing peace and eternal rule, is born to uphold justice and righteousness forever.

Light and Peace Foretold

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone.

You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing, as they rejoice before you as at the harvest, as people make merry when dividing spoils.

For the yoke that burdened them, the pole on their shoulder, and the rod of their taskmaster you have smashed, as on the day of Midian.

For every boot that tramped in battle, every cloak rolled in blood, will be burned as fuel for flames.

For a child is born to us, a son is given us; upon his shoulder dominion rests.

They name him Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace.

His dominion is vast and forever peaceful, from David’s throne, and over his kingdom, which he confirms and sustains by judgment and justice, both now and forever.

The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this!

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