Chrism Mass

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Isaiah 61.1-3a, 6a, 8b-9

The Spirit of the Lord is on me;
because the Lord has anointed me
to preach good news to the humble.
He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and release to those who are bound,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of vengeance by our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
to appoint to those who mourn in Zion,
to give to them a garland instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of the spirit of heaviness;

You shall be named the priests of the Lord;
men will call you the ministers of our God.

I will give them their recompense in truth,
and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Their seed shall be known among the nations,
and their offspring among the peoples;
all who see them shall acknowledge them,
that they are the seed which the Lord has blessed.”

Responsorial – Psalm 89.21-22, 25+27 Resp. 2

R. I will sing of the loving kindness of the Lord forever.

I have found David, my servant.
I have anointed him with my holy oil,
With him my hand shall be established.
My arm will strengthen him.

R. I will sing of the loving kindness of the Lord forever.

My faithfulness and my loving kindness will be with him.
In my name, his horn will be exalted.
He will call to me, ‘You are my Father,
my God, and the rock of my salvation!’

R. I will sing of the loving kindness of the Lord forever.

Reading 2 – Revelation 1.5-8

Grace to you and peace from Jesus Christ,
the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and washed us from our sins by his blood;
who made us into a Kingdom, priests for his God and Father,
to him be the glory and the power forever and ever. Amen.

Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, including those who pierced him.
All the tribes of the earth will mourn over him. Indeed, Amen.
“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God,
“who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Gospel – Luke 4.16-21

Jesus came to Nazareth,
where he had been brought up.
He entered, as was his custom,
into the synagogue on the Sabbath day,
and stood up to read.
The book of the prophet Isaiah
was handed to him.
He opened the book
and found the place where it was written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives,
recovering of sight to the blind,
to deliver those who are oppressed,
and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”

He closed the book,
gave it back to the attendant,
and sat down.
The eyes of all in the synagogue
were fastened on him.
He began to tell them,
“Today, this Scripture
has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

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