Readings from the Bible for the Roman Catholic liturgy in the ordinary form

December 22nd

And they slew a bullock, and brought the child to Eli
1 sam 1:24-28

Once he was weaned. she brought him up with her. along with a three-year-old bull. an ephah of flour. and a skin of wine. and presented him at the temple of the LORD in Shiloh. After the boy's father had sacrificed the young bull. Hannah. his mother. approached Eli and said. "Pardon. my lord! As you live my lord. I am the woman who stood near you here. praying to the LORD. I prayed for this child. and the LORD granted my request. Now I. in turn. give him to the LORD. as long as he lives. he shall be dedicated to the LORD." She left him there.

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