Wednesday, 5th May 2021

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05/05/2021 Day 125

Acts 15:1-6; John 15:1-8

Wednesday of the Fifth Week of Easter
Readings and Antiphons on p 527 of the Daily Missal

Entrance Antiphon
My mouth is filled with your praise, that I may sing aloud; my lips shall shout for joy, when I sing to you, alleluia.

First Reading: Acts 15:1-6

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

In those days:
Some people came down from Judea
and were teaching the brothers and sisters,
“Unless you are circumcised according to the custom of Moses,
you cannot be saved.”

And when Paul and Barnabas had no small dissension
and debate with them,
Paul and Barnabas and some of the others
were appointed to go up to Jerusalem
to the apostles and the elders about this question.
So, being sent on their way by the church,
they passed through both Phoenicia and Samaria,
reporting the conversion of the Gentiles,
and they gave great joy to all the brothers and sisters.

When they came to Jerusalem,
they were welcomed by the church
and the apostles and the elders,
and they declared all that God had done with them.
But some believers
who belonged to the party of the Pharisees rose up, and said,
“It is necessary to circumcise them
and to charge them to keep the law of Moses.”

The apostles and the elders were gathered together
to consider this matter.

The Word of the Lord

 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 122:1-2.3-4ab.4cd-5 (R. see 1)

Let us pray the Responsorial Psalm:

R/. Lets us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

I rejoiced when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the LORD.”
And now our feet are standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem.

Jerusalem is built as a city
bonded as one together.
It is there that the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD.

For Israel’s witness it is
to praise the name of the LORD.
There were set the thrones for judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.

R/. Lets us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord.

 

Please stand for the Gospel

Alleluia, alleluia.
Abide in me, and I in you, says the Lord; he who abides in me bears much fruit.
Alleluia.

 

 

Gospel: John 15:1-8

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John

At that time: Jesus said to his disciples,
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away,
and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes,
that it may bear more fruit.

You are already made clean by the word
which I have spoken to you.
Abide in me, and I in you.
As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself,
unless it abides in the vine,
neither can you, unless you abide in me.

I am the vine, you are the branches.
He who abides in me, and I in him,
he it is that bears much fruit,
for apart from me you can do nothing.
If a man does not abide in me,
he is cast forth as a branch and withers;
and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.

If you abide in me, and my words abide in you,
ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
By this my Father is glorified,
that you bear much fruit,
and so prove to be my disciples.

The Gospel of the Lord

 

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