"Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." John 6:68



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Third Sunday of Advent

Feast of the Church : The Great O Antiphons :  "O Sapientia"

Saint(s) of the day : St. Josep Manyanet y Vives, Priest and Founder († 1901)
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Readings

Commentary of the day : Latin Liturgy
“When John caught sight of Jesus coming toward him, he exclaimed: ‘… It is he of whom I said: After me is to come a man who ranks ahead of me, because he was before me.’” (Jn 1:29-30)

Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 1:6-8.19-28.
A man named John was sent from God.
He came for testimony, to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him.
He was not the light, but came to testify to the light.
And this is the testimony of John. When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites (to him) to ask him, "Who are you?"
he admitted and did not deny it, but admitted, "I am not the Messiah."
So they asked him, "What are you then? Are you Elijah?" And he said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" He answered, "No."
So they said to him, "Who are you, so we can give an answer to those who sent us? What do you have to say for yourself?"
He said: "I am 'the voice of one crying out in the desert, "Make straight the way of the Lord,"' as Isaiah the prophet said."
Some Pharisees were also sent.
They asked him, "Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet?"
John answered them, "I baptize with water; but there is one among you whom you do not recognize,
the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie."
This happened in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.



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