Daily Gospel Reading for January 3, 2021, Sunday – The Epiphany of the Lord Bible Verse

The 3rd of January, 2021, Sunday is this year’s celebration day for the Epiphany of the Lord. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the Year 2021 of Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: IS 60:1-6

The first reading from the Book of Isaiah.

“Arise, shine; for your light has come, and Yahweh’s glory has risen on you!

For behold, darkness will cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but Yahweh will arise on you, and his glory shall be seen on you.

Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.”

“Lift up your eyes all around, and see: they all gather themselves together. They come to you. Your sons will come from far away, and your daughters will be carried in arms.

Then you shall see and be radiant, and your heart will thrill and be enlarged; because the abundance of the sea will be turned to you. The wealth of the nations will come to you.

A multitude of camels will cover you, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah. All from Sheba will come. They will bring gold and frankincense, and will proclaim the praises of Yahweh.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13

Response: Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.

God, give the king your justice; your righteousness to the royal son.

He will judge your people with righteousness, and your poor with justice.

R: Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.

In his days, the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more.

He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, from the River to the ends of the earth.

R: Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.

The kings of Tarshish and of the islands will bring tribute. The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts.

Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.

R: Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.

For he will deliver the needy when he cries; the poor, who has no helper.

He will have pity on the poor and needy. He will save the souls of the needy.

R: Yes, all kings shall fall down before him. All nations shall serve him.

Reading 2: EPH 3:2-3A, 5-6

The second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians.

If it is so that you have heard of the administration of that grace of God which was given me toward you, how that by revelation the mystery was made known to me, which in other generations was not made known to the children of men, as it has now been revealed to his holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of his promise in Christ Jesus through the Good News.

Gospel of the Day: MT 2:1-12

From the gospel verse according to Matthew.

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and have come to worship him.”

When King Herod heard it, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

Gathering together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he asked them where the Christ would be born.

They said to him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for this is written through the prophet, ‘You Bethlehem, land of Judah, are in no way least among the princes of Judah; for out of you shall come a governor who shall shepherd my people, Israel.’_”

Then Herod secretly called the wise men, and learned from them exactly what time the star appeared.

He sent them to Bethlehem, and said, “Go and search diligently for the young child. When you have found him, bring me word, so that I also may come and worship him.”

They, having heard the king, went their way; and behold, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them until it came and stood over where the young child was.

When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceedingly great joy.

They came into the house and saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Opening their treasures, they offered to him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

Being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they went back to their own country another way.

Spreaditorial Team

Spreaditorial Team at HMASSP is a group led by Servant Leader dedicated in spreading the Good News of our Lord Jesus Christ to everyone in the world.