Isaiah 8: 23 – 9.3

The prophet Isaiah foresees a time when the darkness and shadows of Israel’s oppression will be replaced by the light and joy a new king will bring. 

1 Corinthians 1:10-13. 17

St Paul urges the Christians in Corinth to refrain from forming factions and to live united in Christ in whose name they were all baptised. 

Matthew 4: 12-23

Jesus begins his preaching, calling his first disciples and proclaiming the Good News of the kingdom of heaven.