Daily Gospel Reading for December 26, 2022, Monday – Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr Bible Verse

The 26th of December, 2022, Monday is the Feast of Saint Stephen, First Martyr. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2023 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: ACTS 6:8-10; 7:54-59

The first reading from The Acts of the Apostles.

Stephen, full of faith and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.

But some of those who were of the synagogue called “The Libertines”, and of the Cyrenians, of the Alexandrians, and of those of Cilicia and Asia arose, disputing with Stephen.

They weren’t able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which he spoke.

Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.

But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”

But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears, then rushed at him with one accord.

They threw him out of the city and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.

They stoned Stephen as he called out, saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 31:2CD-3, 5 and 7AB, 15BC and 16

Response: Into your hand I commend my spirit. You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth.

Be to me a strong rock, a house of defense to save me.

For you are my rock and my fortress, therefore for your name’s sake lead me and guide me.

R: Into your hand I commend my spirit. You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth.

Into your hand I commend my spirit. You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth.

I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness.

R: Into your hand I commend my spirit. You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth.

Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.

Make your face to shine on your servant. Save me in your loving kindness.

R: Into your hand I commend my spirit. You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth.

Gospel of the Day: MT 10:17-22

From the gospel verse according to Matthew.

“But beware of men, for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you.

Yes, and you will be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the nations.

But when they deliver you up, don’t be anxious how or what you will say, for it will be given you in that hour what you will say.

For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.

Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child. Children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death.

You will be hated by all men for my name’s sake, but he who endures to the end will be saved.”

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