First Sunday after Christmas Day - Lectionary

First Sunday after Christmas Day - Lectionary

Baptism of the Lord Year A Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43

Matthew 3:13-17 Here is my servanta bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he

will faithfully bring forth justice. Isaiah 42:1a, 3 Angel of Mercy (Florence Nightingale)

James Butterworth I have taken you by the hand and kept you; Isaiah 42:6b

Joseph , the Foster Parent Church of Corpus Christi Brixton, England

I have given you as a covenant to the people, a light to the nations Isaiah 42:6c Christ Our Light

Holy Rosary Priory Bushey, Great Britain to open the eyes that are blind,

Isaiah 42:7a Sightless among Miracles Skip Wallen Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, Netherlands

to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness. Isaiah 42:7b

Inmate Shortly after Processing -- Susan Hagen, State Penitentiary (inactive), Philadelphia, PA You know the message he sent to the people of Israel, preaching peace

by Jesus Christ--he is Lord of all. Acts 10:36 Jesus Preaching in the Present -- Soraby Church, Vaxjo, Sweden

he went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed. Acts 10:38b Nuns of the Christian Care Centre

Community of Sisters of the Church, Honiara, Solomon Islands Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him.

Matthew 3:13 John Baptizes Jesus -- JESUS MAFA, Cameroon John would have prevented him,

saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?" Matthew 3:14 Baptism of Christ 14th century Turkey

J. Paul Getty Museum Los Angeles, CA But Jesus answered him, Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this

way to fulfill all righteousness. Then he consented. Matthew 3:15 Baptism of Jesus

Castera Bazile Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Port-au-Prince, Haiti

And when Jesus had been baptized, just as he came up from the water Matthew 3:16a

Baptism of Christ -- Dave Zelenka suddenly the heavens were opened to him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a

dove and alighting on him. Matthew 3:16b Baptism of Christ 15th c. Armenian

Walters Art Museum Baltimore, MD And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased."

Matthew 3:17 Baptism of Christ Lorenzo Scott Smithsonian American

Art Museum Washington, DC Credits New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the

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