Gospel for the Advent Weekday on December 21

Luke 1:39-45

Summary: Upon Mary's arrival, Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, joyfully acknowledged the blessedness of Mary and her unborn child, Jesus. Elizabeth's own child leaped in her womb at Mary's greeting, signifying the significance of Mary's faith and the fulfillment of God's promise.

Mary Visits Elizabeth

Mary set out in those days and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.

When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.

And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.”

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