Daily Gospel Reading for January 7, 2021 – Thursday after Epiphany Bible Verse

The 7th of January, 2021 is Thursday after Epiphany. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the Year 2021 of Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: 1 JN 4:19-5:4

The first reading from the Letter of John.

We love him, because he first loved us.

If a man says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who doesn’t love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

This commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should also love his brother.

Whoever believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God. Whoever loves the Father also loves the child who is born of him.

By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep his commandments.

For this is loving God, that we keep his commandments. His commandments are not grievous.

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world: your faith.

Responsorial Psalm: PS 72:1-2, 14 and 15BC, 17

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.

He will redeem their soul from oppression and violence. Their blood will be precious in his sight.

Men will pray for him continually. They will bless him all day long.

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

His name endures forever. His name continues as long as the sun. Men shall be blessed by him. All nations will call him blessed.

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

Gospel of the Day: LK 4:14-22

From the gospel verse according to Luke.

Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and news about him spread through all the surrounding area.

He taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

He came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. He entered, as was his custom, into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.

The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. He opened the book, and found the place where it was written, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed, and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”

He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on him.

He began to tell them, “Today, this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

All testified about him and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth; and they said, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”

Other Celebration

An optional celebration on this day is the Memorial of Saint Raymond of Penyafort, Priest.

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.