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5st  Sunday of  Resurrection

First Reading: Isaiah 49:7-13

7Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose you.  8Thus said the LORD, In an acceptable time have I heard you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you: and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant of the people, to establish the earth, to cause to inherit the desolate heritages;  9That you may say to the prisoners, Go forth; to them that are in darkness, Show yourselves. They shall feed in the ways, and their pastures shall be in all high places.  10They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that has mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.  11And I will make all my mountains a way, and my highways shall be exalted.  12Behold, these shall come from far: and, see, these from the north and from the west; and these from the land of Sinim.  13Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the LORD has comforted his people, and will have mercy on his afflicted.

Second ReadingActs 9:1-19

1And Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest,  2And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.  3And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven:  4And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying to him, Saul, Saul, why persecute you me?  5And he said, Who are you, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom you persecute: it is hard for you to kick against the pricks.  6And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what will you have me to do? And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told you what you must do.  7And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.  8And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.  9And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.  10And there was a certain disciple at Damascus, named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, Ananias. And he said, Behold, I am here, Lord.  11And the Lord said to him, Arise, and go into the street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul, of Tarsus: for, behold, he prays,  12And has seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and putting his hand on him, that he might receive his sight.  13Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he has done to your saints at Jerusalem:  14And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on your name.  15But the Lord said to him, Go your way: for he is a chosen vessel to me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:  16For I will show him how great things he must suffer for my name's sake.  17And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared to you in the way as you came, has sent me, that you might receive your sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.  18And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he received sight immediately, and arose, and was baptized.  19And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.

Third Reading: Hebrews 10:19-36

19Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus,  20By a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;  21And having an high priest over the house of God;  22Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.  23Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)  24And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works:  25Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.  26For if we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remains no more sacrifice for sins,  27But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.  28He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:  29Of how much sorer punishment, suppose you, shall he be thought worthy, who has trodden under foot the Son of God, and has counted the blood of the covenant, with which he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and has done despite to the Spirit of grace?  30For we know him that has said, Vengeance belongs to me, I will recompense, said the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.  31It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.  32But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great fight of afflictions;  33Partly, whilst you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst you became companions of them that were so used.  34For you had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that you have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.  35Cast not away therefore your confidence, which has great recompense of reward.  36For you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise.

Fourth Reading: John 21:1-14

1After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise showed he himself.  2There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.  3Simon Peter said to them, I go a fishing. They say to him, We also go with you. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.  4But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.  5Then Jesus said to them, Children, have you any meat? They answered him, No.  6And he said to them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and you shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.  7Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat to him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.  8And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.  9As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.  10Jesus said to them, Bring of the fish which you have now caught.  11Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.  12Jesus said to them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples dared ask him, Who are you? knowing that it was the Lord.  13Jesus then comes, and takes bread, and gives them, and fish likewise.  14This is now the third time that Jesus showed himself to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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