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15/04/2021 Day 105

Acts 5:27-33; John 3

Thursday of the Second Week of Easter
Readings on and Antiphons on p 466 of the Daily Missal 

Entrance Antiphon

O God, when you went forth before your people, marching with them and living among them, the earth trembled, heavens poured down rain, alleluia.


First Reading: Acts 5:27-33

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

In those days:
When the officers had brought the apostles,
they set them before the council.
And the high priest questioned them, saying,
“We strictly charged you not to teach in this name,
yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching,
and you intend to bring this man’s blood upon us.” 

But Peter and the apostles answered,
“We must obey God rather than men.
The God of our fathers raised Jesus
whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.
God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Saviour,
to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
And we are witnesses of these things,
and so is the Holy Spirit
whom God has given to those who obey him.”
When they heard this
they were enraged and wanted to kill them.

The Word of the Lord


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 34:2&9.17-18.19-20 (R. see 7a)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. The lowly one called, and the Lord heard him.

I will bless the Lord at all times,
praise of him is always in my mouth.
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Blessed the man who seeks refuge in him.

The Lord turns his face against the wicked
to destroy the remembrance from the earth.
When the just cry out, the Lord hears,
and rescues them in all their distress.

The Lord is close to the broken hearted;
those whose spirit is crushed he will save.
Many are the trials of the just man,
but from them all the Lord will rescue him.

R/. The lowly one called, and the Lord heard him.


Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia
You believed, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord; blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe.

Gospel: John 3:31-36

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

Jesus said to Nicodemus,
“He who comes from above is above all;
he who is of the earth belongs to the earth,
and of the earth he speaks;
he who comes from heaven is above all.
He bears witness to what he has seen and heard,
yet no one receives his testimony;
he who receives his testimony sets his seal to this,
that God is true.
For he whom God has sent utters the words of God,
for it is not by measure that he gives the Spirit;
the Father loves the Son
and has given all things into his hand.
He who believes in the Son has eternal life;
he who does not obey the Son shall not see life,
but the wrath of God rests upon him.

The Gospel of the Lord



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