December 30, 2012, Gospel

The Holy Gospel According to Luke    2: 41-52

2:42And when he had become twelve years old, they ascended to Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast day.

2:43 And having completed the days, when they returned, the boy Jesus remained in Jerusalem. And his parents did not realize this.

2:44 But, supposing that he was in the company, they went a day’s journey, seeking him among their relatives and acquaintances.

2:45 And not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking him.2:46And it happened that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, listening to them and questioning them.2:47But all who listened to him were astonished over his prudence and his responses.

2:48 And upon seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: “Son, why have you acted this way toward us? Behold, your father and I were seeking you in sorrow.”

2:49 And he said to them: “How is it that you were seeking me? For did you not know that it is necessary for me to be in these things which are of my Father?”

2:50 And they did not understand the word that he spoke to them.

2:51 And he descended with them and went to Nazareth. And he was subordinate to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart.

2:52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom, and in age, and in grace, with God and men.



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