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20 December

20/12/2012 12:01 am

Woman praying in the cave under the Church of the Nativity,  Bethlehem

Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son. Luke 1:26–38

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Psalm 23:1-7. 10
The ruler of the universe enters his chosen dwelling place

1The Lord's is the earth and its fullness,
the world and all its peoples.
2It is he who set it on the seas;
on the waters he made it firm.

3Who shall climb the mountain of the Lord?
Who shall stand in his holy place?
4The man with clean hands and pure heart,
who desires not worthless things,
(who has not sworn so as to deceive his neighbour.)

5He shall receive blessings from the Lord
and reward from the God who saves him.
6Such are the men who seek him,
seek the face of the God of Jacob.

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7O, gates lift high your heads;
grow higher, ancient doors.
Let him enter, the king of glory!

10Who is he, the king of glory?
He, the Lord of armies,
he is the king of glory.

© 'The Psalms', Grail Translation 2003 - CTS

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