FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD — Year A

First Reading: Isaiah 42: 1-4, 6-7

A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.

Here is my Servant, whom I uphold,

my chosen one, in whom I delight,

I have endowed you with my Spirit

that you may bring true justice to the nations.

You do not cry out or shout aloud,

or make your voice heard in the street

You do not break a bruised reed,

or quench the wavering flame.

Faithfully you bring true justice;

you will neither waver nor be crushed

until true justice is established on earth,

for the islands are awaiting your teaching.

I, Your God, have called you to serve the cause of right;

I have taken you by the hand and formed you.

I have appointed you as a covenant of the people

and light of the nations,

to open the eyes of those who are blind,

to free captives from prison

and those who live in darkness from the dungeon.

The Word of God recorded in the book of the prophet Isaiah.

FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD — Year A

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 29

R:  Our God will bless the people with peace.

 

Ascribe to Our God, 0 heavenly beings,

ascribe to the Most High glory and strength.

Ascribe to Our God the glory due God’s Name;

worship the Most High in holy array.

R: Our God will bless the people with peace.

The voice of Our God is upon the waters;

the God of glory thunders upon the waters.

The voice of God is powerful,

the voice of the Most High is full of majesty.

R: Our God will bless the people with peace.

The voice of God is powerful,

and in God’s temple all cry, “Glory!”

The Most High sits in judgment over the flood;

God sits in judgment forever.

R: Our God will bless the people with peace.