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08/04/2021 Day 98

Acts 3:11-26; Luke 24

Thursday in the Octave of Easter
Readings on p.444 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
They praised in unison your conquering hand, O Lord, for wisdom opened mouths that were mute and gave eloquence to the tongues of infants, alleluia.

First Reading: Acts 3:11-26

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

In those days:
While the lame man who had been cured
clung to Peter and John,
all the people ran together to them
in the portico called Solomon’s, astounded.
And when Peter saw it he addressed the people,
“People of Israel, why do you wonder at this,
or why do you stare at us,
as though by our own power or piety we had made him walk?
The God of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob,
the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus,
whom you delivered up and denied in the presence of Pilate,
when he had decided to release him.
But you denied the Holy and Righteous One
and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
and killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead.
To this we are witnesses.
And his name, by faith in his name,
has made this man strong whom you see and know;
and the faith which is through Jesus
has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.

“And now, brethren, I know that you acted in ignorance,
as did also your rulers.
But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets,
that his Christ should suffer, he thus fulfilled.
Repent therefore, and turn again,
that your sins may be blotted out,
that times of refreshing
may come from the presence of the Lord,
and that he may send the Christ appointed for you,
Jesus, whom heaven must receive
until the time for establishing all that God spoke
by the mouth of his holy prophets from of old.
Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you
a prophet from your brethren as he raised me up.
You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you.
And it shall be that every soul
that does not listen to that prophet
shall be destroyed from the people.’
And all the prophets who have spoken,
from Samuel and those who came afterwards,
also proclaimed these days.
You are the sons of the prophets
and of the covenant which God gave to your fathers,
saying to Abraham,
‘And in your posterity
shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’
God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first,
to bless you in turning every one of you from your wickedness.”

The Word of the Lord



Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 8:2ab & 5.6-7a.7b-9 (R. 2ab)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name through all the earth!

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic
is your name through all the earth!
What is man that you should keep him in mimd,
the son of man that you care for him?

Yet you have made him little lower than the angels;
with glory and honour you crowned him,
gave him power over the works of your hands.

You put all things under his feet,
all of them, sheep and oxen,
yes, even the cattle of the fields,
birds of the air, and fish of the sea
that make their way through the waters.

R/. O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name through all the earth!

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.



Gospel: Luke 24:35-48

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke

At that time:
The two disciples told what had happened
on the road to Emmaus,
and how Jesus was known to them in the breaking of the bread.
As they were saying this, Jesus himself stood among them,
and said to them, “Peace to you.”
But they were startled and frightened
and supposed that they saw a spirit.
And he said to them, “Why are you troubled,
and why do questionings rise in your hearts?
See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself;
handle me, and see;
for a spirit has not flesh and bones as you see that I have.”
And when he had said this,
he showed them his hands and his feet.
And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered,
he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?”
They gave him a piece of broiled fish,
and he took it and ate before them.
Then he said to them,
“These are my words which I spoke to you,
while I was still with you,
that everything written about me in the law of Moses
and the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.”
Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures,
and said to them, “Thus it is written,
that the Christ should suffer
and on the third day rise from the dead,
and that repentance and forgiveness of sins
should be preached in his name to all nations,
beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things.”

The Gospel of the Lord

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