耶穌進了耶里哥，正經過的時候，有一個人，名叫匝凱， 他原是稅吏長，是個富有的人。他想要看看耶穌是什麼人；但由於人多，不能看見，因為他身材短小。於是他往前奔跑，攀上了一棵野桑樹，要看看耶穌，因為耶穌就要從那裏經過。耶穌來到那地方，抬頭一看，對他說：「匝凱，你快下來！因為我今天必須住在你家中。」他便趕快下來，喜悅地款留耶穌。眾人見了， 都竊竊私議說：「他竟到有罪的人那裏投宿。」匝凱站起來對主說：「主，你看，我把我財物的一半施捨給窮人；我如果欺騙過誰，我就以四倍賠償。」耶穌對他說：「今天救恩臨到了這一家，因為他也是亞巴郎之子。因為人子來，是為尋找及拯救迷失了的人。」
(2nd Week of Advent – Thursday)
(Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral, Hong Kong)
A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke 19:1-10
He came to Jericho and intended to pass through the town. Now a man there named Zacchaeus, who was a chief tax collector and also a wealthy man, was seeking to see who Jesus was; but he could not see him because of the crowd, for he was short in stature. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree in order to see Jesus, who was about to pass that way. When he reached the place, Jesus looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down quickly, for today I must stay at your house.” And he came down quickly and received him with joy. When they all saw this, they began to grumble, saying, “He has gone to stay at the house of a sinner.” But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, “Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I shall give to the poor, and if I have extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house because this man too is a descendant of Abraham. For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save what was lost.”
—The Gospel of the Lord.