lunes, 7 de septiembre de 2015

Reading from the Gospel, Tuesday September 8 (click here)

Date: Tuesday, September 8, The Birth of the Virgin Mary
 Gospel (Mt 1 1-16.18-23): Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of Abraham: Abraham begat Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, Judah the father of Tamar, Perez and Zerah, Phares begat Esrom, Esrom begat Aram, Aram begot Aminadab, Aminadab begat Naasson, Naasson father of Salmon, Salmon the father, of Rahab, and Boaz begat Boaz, Ruth, Obed, Obed begat Jesse, Jesse begat David the king.

David was the father, which had been the wife of Uriah, Solomon, Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asaph, Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, Joram begat Uzziah Uzziah begat Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brothers, when the deportation to Babylon.

After the deportation to Babylon, Jechoniah fathered Salathiel, Salathiel fathered Zerubbabel, Zerubbabel fathered Abiud, Abiud fathered Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, Achim the father of Eliud, Eliud begat Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus who is called Christ. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations; from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.

The generation of Jesus Christ was thus: His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came to live together, it was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put in evidence, resolved to divorce her quietly. They had planned, when the angel of the Lord appeared in a dream and said, "Joseph son of David, fear not to take Mary your wife, because what is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins. " All this happened so that the Lord had spoken through the prophet might be fulfilled: "Behold a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel," which translated means, "God with us."

  Your brother in Christ, Father Santiago