1st April Daily Reading

Peter testifying nthe name of the Lord

First Reading: From the Book of Acts 4:1-12

Vrs1 While they were still talking to the people the priests came up to them, accompanied by the captain of the Temple and the Sadducees.

Vrs2 They were extremely annoyed at their teaching the people the resurrection from the dead by proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus.

Vrs3 They arrested them, and, as it was already late, they kept them in prison till the next day.

Vrs4 But many of those who had listened to their message became believers; the total number of men had now risen to something like five thousand.

Vrs5 It happened that the next day the rulers, elders and scribes held a meeting in Jerusalem

Vrs6 with Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, Jonathan, Alexander and all the members of the high-priestly families.

Vrs7 They made the prisoners stand in the middle and began to interrogate them, ‘By what power, and by whose name have you men done this?’

Vrs8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, addressed them, ‘Rulers of the people, and elders!

Vrs9 If you are questioning us today about an act of kindness to a cripple and asking us how he was healed,

Vrs10 you must know, all of you, and the whole people of Israel, that it is by the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, whom you crucified, and God raised from the dead, by this name and by no other that this manstands before you cured.

Vrs11 This is the stone which you, the builders, rejected but which has become the cornerstone. Only in him is there salvation;

Vrs12 for of all the names in the world given to men, this is the only one by which we can be saved.’

Responsorial Psalm: From Psalms 118:1-2, 4, 22-24, 25-27

Vrs1 Alleluia! Give thanks to Yahweh for he is good, for his faithful love endures for ever.

Vrs2 Let the House of Israel say, ‘His faithful love endures for ever.’

Vrs4 Let those who fear Yahweh say, ‘His faithful love endures for ever.’

Vrs22 The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone;

Vrs23 This is Yahweh’s doing, and we marvel at it.

Vrs24 This is the day which Yahweh has made, a day for us to rejoice and be glad.

Vrs25 We beg you, Yahweh, save us, we beg you, Yahweh, give us victory!

Vrs26 Blessed in the name of Yahweh is he who is coming! We bless you from the house of Yahweh.

Vrs27 Yahweh is God, he gives us light. Link your processions, branches in hand, up to the horns of the altar.

Gospel Reading: From the Gospel Account of Saint John 21:1-14

Vrs1 Later on, Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberias, and it happened like this:

Vrs2 Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and two more of his disciples were together.

Vrs3 Simon Peter said, ‘I’m going fishing.’ They replied, ‘We’ll come with you.’ They went out and got into the boat but caught nothing that night.

Vrs4 When it was already light, there stood Jesus on the shore, though the disciples did not realise that it was Jesus.

Vrs5 Jesus called out, ‘Haven’t you caught anything, friends?’ And when they answered, ‘No,’

Vrs6 he said, ‘Throw the net out to starboard and you’ll find something.’ So they threw the net out and could not haul it in because of the quantity of fish.

Vrs7 The disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, ‘It is the Lord.’ At these words, ‘It is the Lord,’ Simon Petertied his outer garment round him (for he had nothing on) and jumped into the water.

Vrs8 The other disciples came on in the boat, towing the net with the fish; they were only about a hundred yards from land.

Vrs9 As soon as they came ashore they saw that there was some bread there and a charcoal fire with fish cooking on it.

Vrs10 Jesus said, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’

Vrs11 Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net ashore, full of big fish, one hundred and fifty-three of them; and in spite of there being so many the net was not broken.

Vrs12 Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast.’ None of the disciples was bold enough to ask, ‘Who are you?’. They knew quite well it was the Lord.

Vrs13 Jesus then stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and the same with the fish.

Vrs14 This was the third time that Jesus revealed himself to the disciples after rising from the dead.

 

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