Luke 2:1 In those days a decree went
out from Emperor Augustus that all the
world should be registered. 2 This was
the first registration and was taken while
Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 All
went to their own towns to be registered.
4 Joseph also went from the town of
Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city
of David called Bethlehem, because he
was descended from the house and family of David. 5 He went to be registered
with Mary, to whom he was engaged
and who was expecting a child. 6 While
they were there, the time came for her to
deliver her child. 7 And she gave birth
to her firstborn son and wrapped him in
bands of cloth, and laid him in a
manger, because there was no place for
them in the inn.
Luke 2:8 In that region there were
shepherds living in the fields, keeping
watch over their flock by night. 9 Then
an angel of the Lord stood before them,
and the glory of the Lord shone around
them, and they were terrified. 10 But
the angel said to them, “Do not be
afraid; for see—I am bringing you good
news of great joy for all the people: 11
to you is born this day in the city of
David a Saviour, who is the Messiah, the
Lord. 12 This will be a sign for you: you
will find a child wrapped in bands of
cloth and lying in a manger.” 13 And
suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God
and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the
highest heaven, and on earth peace
among those whom he favours!”
Explore more on the Christmas Gospel with Kieran J. O’Mahony OSA.
Click HERE for the link to the audio discussion.
Click HERE for the link to the Gospel Notes.
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