Saturday of the Seventh Week of Easter
John 21: 20-25.
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Acts 28: 16-20, 30-31.
When he entered Rome, Paul
was allowed to live by himself, with the soldier who was guardi
Three days later he
called together the leaders of the Jews. When they had gathered he said to them, "My brothers,
although I had done nothing against our people or our ancestral customs, I was handed over to the
Romans as a prisoner from Jerusalem. After trying my case the Romans wanted to release me, because
they found nothing against me deserving the death penalty. But when the Jews objected, I was obliged
to appeal to Caesar, even though I had no accusation to make against my own nation. This is the
reason, then, I have requested to see you and to speak with you, for it is on account of the hope of
Israel that I wear these chains."
He remained for two full years in his lodgings. He received all
who came to him, and with complete assurance and without hindrance he proclaimed the Kingdom of God
and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.
Psalm 11: 4, 5 and 7.
R. The just will
gaze on your face, O Lord. or: R. Alleluia.
is in his holy temple;
LORD´s throne is in heaven.
His eyes behold,
his searching glance is on mankind.
just will gaze on your face, O Lord. or: R. Alleluia.
searches the just and
the lover of violence he hates.
For the LORD is just, he loves just
shall see his face.
R. The just will gaze on your face, O Lord.
or: R. Alleluia.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 21:
Peter turned and saw the disciple following whom Jesus loved, the one who had also
reclined upon his chest during the supper and had said, "Master, who is the one who will betray
you?" When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord, what about him?" Jesus said to him, "What if I
want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours? You follow me." So the word spread
among the brothers that that disciple would not die. But Jesus had not told him that he would not
die, just "What if I want him to remain until I come? What concern is it of yours?"
It is this
disciple who testifies to these things and has written them, and we know that his testimony is true.
There are also many other things that Jesus did, but if these were to be described individually, I
do not think the whole world would contain the books that would be written.
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