Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Seventh Day of Theophany
 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples;
 and he looked at Jesus as he walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”
 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.
 Jesus turned, and saw them following, and said to them, “What do you seek?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?”
 He said to them, “Come and see.” They came and saw where he was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour.
 One of the two who heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
 He first found his brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ).
 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him, and said, “So you are Simon the son of John? You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).
 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”
 Now Philip was from Beth-sa’ida, the city of Andrew and Peter.
 Philip found Nathan’a-el, and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
 Nathan’a-el said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
 Jesus saw Nathan’a-el coming to him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!”
 Nathan’a-el said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.”
 Nathan’a-el answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”
 Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? You shall see greater things than these.”
 And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.”
 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God
 which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures,
 the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh
 and designated Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord,
 through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations,
 including yourselves who are called to belong to Jesus Christ;
 To all God’s beloved in Rome, who are called to be saints:
Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.
 This was the first enrollment, when Quirin’i-us was governor of Syria.
 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city.
 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
 to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
 And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered.
 And she gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.
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