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27/12/2022 Day 361

1John 1:1-4; John 20

The Feast of Saint John, Apostle & Evangelist
Readings and Antiphons on p. 1843 of the Daily Missal.


Entrance Antiphon.
This is John, who reclined on the Lord’s breast at supper, the blessed apostle to whom celestial secrets were revealed and who spread the word of life through all the world.


First Reading: 1 John 1:1-4

The beginning of the First Letter of Saint John.

Brothers and sisters:
That which was from the beginning,
which we have heard,
which we have seen with our eyes,
which we have looked upon and touched with our hands,
concerning the word of life—
the life was made manifest,
and we saw it, and testify to it,
and proclaim to you the eternal life
which was with the Father and was made manifest to us—
that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you,
so that you may have fellowship with us,
and our fellowship is with the Father
and with his Son Jesus Christ.
And we are writing this that our joy may be complete.

The Word of the Lord.


Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 97:1-2.5-6.11-12 (R. 12a)

Let us now pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Rejoice in the Lord, you just.

The Lord is king, let earth rejoice;
let the many islands be glad.
Cloud and darkness surround him;
justice and right are the foundation of his throne.

The mountains melt like wax
before the face of the Lord,
before the face of the Lord of all the earth.
The skies proclaim his justice;
all peoples see his glory.

Light shines forth for the just one,
and joy for the upright of heart.
Rejoice in the Lord, you just;
to the memory of his holiness give thanks.

R/. Rejoice in the Lord, you just.

Please stand for the Gospel.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
We praise you, O God; we acclaim you as the Lord;
the glorious band of apostles sings your praise, O Lord!


Gospel: John 20:2-8

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

On the first day of the week:
Mary Magdalene ran,
and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple,
the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them,
“They have taken the Lord out of the tomb,
and we do not know where they have laid him.”

Peter then came out with the other disciple,
and they went toward the tomb.
They both ran,
but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first,
and stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there,
but he did not go in.
Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb;
he saw the linen cloths lying,
and the napkin, which had been on his head,
not lying with the linen cloths
but rolled up in a place by itself.
Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first,
also went in,
and he saw and believed.

The Gospel of the Lord.

Communion Antiphon.
The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and from his fullness, we have all received.

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