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Readings of the Day: Saturday of the Second Week of Easter
Saturday, 17 April 2021

Reading for the Day
Acts 6:1-7

  • 1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists murmured against the Hebrews because their widows were neglected in the daily distribution.
  • 2 And the twelve summoned the body of the disciples and said, "It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables.
  • 3 Therefore, brethren, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint to this duty.
  • 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word."
  • 5 And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Proch'orus, and Nica'nor, and Ti'mon, and Par'menas, and Nicola'us, a proselyte of Antioch.
  • 6 These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands upon them.
  • 7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests were obedient to the faith.

Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 33:1-2, 4-5, 18-19

Response: Lord, let your mercy be on us, as we place our trust in you. or: R. Alleluia.

  • 1 Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright.
  • 2 Praise the LORD with the lyre, make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! R
  • 4 For the word of the LORD is upright; and all his work is done in faithfulness.
  • 5 He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD. R
  • 18 Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love,
  • 19 that he may deliver their soul from death, and keep them alive in famine. R

Gospel for the Day
John 6:16-21

  • 16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea,
  • 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Caper'na-um. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them.
  • 18 The sea rose because a strong wind was blowing.
  • 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near to the boat. They were frightened,
  • 20 but he said to them, "It is I; do not be afraid."
  • 21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.
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07 May 2021

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