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25/05/2022 Day 145

Acts 17:15.22-18:1; John 16:12-15


Wednesday of the Sixth Week of Easter
Readings and Antiphons on p 547 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations; I will tell of your name to my kin, alleluia.

 

First Reading: Acts 17:15.22-18:1

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

In those days:
Those who conducted Paul brought him as far as Athens;
and receiving a command for Silas and Timothy
to come to him as soon as possible, they departed.

So Paul, standing in the middle of the Areopagus, said:

“People of Athens,
I perceive that in every way you are very religious.
For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship,
I found also an altar with this inscription,
‘To an unknown god.’
What therefore you worship as unknown,
this I proclaim to you.
The God who made the world and everything in it,
being Lord of heaven and earth,
does not live in shrines made by people,
nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything,
since he himself gives to all people life and breath and everything.
And he made from one every nation of people
to live on all the face of the earth,
having determined allotted periods
and the boundaries of their habitation,
that they should seek God,
in the hope that they might feel after him and find him.

Yet he is not far from each one of us, for
‘In him we live and move and have our being’;
as even some of your poets have said,
‘For we are indeed his offspring.’
Being then God’s offspring,
we ought not to think that the Deity
is like gold, or silver, or stone,
a representation by the art and imagination of mankind.
The times of ignorance God overlooked,
but now he commands all people everywhere to repent,
because he has fixed a day
on which he will judge the world in righteousness
by a man whom he has appointed,
and of this he has given assurance to all people
by raising him from the dead.”

Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead,
some mocked;
but others said, “We will hear you again about this.”
So Paul went out from among them.
But some people joined him and believed,
among them Dionysius the Areopagite
and a woman named Damaris and others with them.

After this he left Athens and went to Corinth.

The Word of the Lord

 

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 148:1-2.11-12.13.14

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
praise him in the heights.
Praise him, all his angels;
praise him, all his hosts.

Kings of the earth and all peoples,
princes and all judges of the earth,
young men and maidens as well,
the old together with the young.

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
for his name alone is exalted,
his splendour above heaven and earth.

He exalts the strength of his people.
He is the praise of all his faithful,
the praise of the children of Israel,
of the people to whom he is close.

R/. Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
I will pray the Father, and he will give you another counsellor, to be with you forever.
Alleluia.

 

 

Gospel: John 16:12-15

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

At that time: Jesus said to his disciples,
“I have yet many things to say to you,
but you cannot bear them now.
When the Spirit of truth comes,
he will guide you into all the truth;
for he will not speak on his own authority,
but whatever he hears he will speak,
and he will declare to you the things that are to come.
He will glorify me,
for he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
All that the Father has is mine;
therefore I said that he will take what is mine
and declare it to you.

The Gospel of the Lord

Communion Antiphon
I have chosen you from the world, says the Lord, and have appointed you to go out and bear fruit, fruit that will last, alleluia.

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