Acts 5: 27-33
When the court officers had brought the Apostles in and made them stand before the
Sanhedrin, the high priest questioned them, "We gave you strict orders did we not, to stop teaching
in that name. Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to bring this man’s blood
upon us." But Peter and the Apostles said in reply, "We must obey God rather than men. The God of
our ancestors raised Jesus, though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at
his right hand as leader and savior to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins. We are
witnesses of these things, as is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey
When they heard this, they became infuriated and wanted to put them to death.
Psalm 34: 2 AND 9,
R. (7a) The Lord hears the cry of the poor. or: R.
bless the LORD at all times;
his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Taste and see how good the LORD is;
blessed the man who takes refuge in him.
R. The Lord hears
the cry of the poor. or: R. Alleluia.
The LORD confronts the evildoers,
to destroy remembrance of them from the earth.
When the just cry out, the LORD hears
and from all
their distress he rescues them.
R. The Lord hears the cry of the poor. or: R.
is close to the brokenhearted;
and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.
Many are the troubles of the just man,
but out of them all the LORD delivers
R. The Lord hears the cry of the poor. or: R. Alleluia.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John
who comes from above is above all. The one who is of the earth is earthly and speaks of earthly
things. But the one who comes from heaven is above all. He testifies to what he has seen and heard,
but no one accepts his testimony. Whoever does accept his testimony certifies that God is
trustworthy. For the one whom God sent speaks the words of God. He does not ration his gift of the
Spirit. The Father loves the Son and has given everything over to him. Whoever believes in the Son
has eternal life, but whoever disobeys the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God remains upon