Feast of Saint John, Apostle and evangelist

Official Translation

Reading 1 - 1 John 1.1-4

That which was from the beginning,
which we have heard,
which we have seen with our eyes,
which we looked at
and our hands touched,
that which concerns the Word of life
that life was revealed,
and we have seen and testify,
and declare to you the life,
the eternal life,
which was with the Father and was revealed to us.
What we have seen and heard
we declare to you,
that you also may have fellowship with us.
Yes, and our fellowship is with the Father,
and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
We write these things to you,
that our joy may be complete.

Responsorial – Psalm 97.1-2, 5-6, 11-12 Resp. 12

R. Be glad in the Lord, you just!

The Lord reigns! Let the earth rejoice!
Let the multitude of islands be glad!
Clouds and darkness are around him.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

R. Be glad in the Lord, you just!

The mountains melt like wax at the presence of the Lord,
at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
The heavens declare his righteousness.
All the peoples have seen his glory.

R. Be glad in the Lord, you just!

Light is sown for the righteous,
and gladness for the upright in heart.
Be glad in the Lord, you righteous people!
Give thanks to his holy Name.

R. Be glad in the Lord, you just!

Gospel – John 20.1a, 2-8

On the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene ran and came to Simon Peter,
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved,
and said to them,
“They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb,
and we do not know where they have laid him!”
Therefore Peter and the other disciple went out,
and they went to the tomb.
They ran together.
But the other disciple outran Peter,
and came to the tomb first.
Stooping and looking in,
he saw the linen cloths lying there,
yet he did not enter in.
Then Simon Peter came, following him,
and entered into the tomb.
He saw the linen cloths lying there,
and the cloth that had been on his head,
not lying with the linen cloths,
but rolled up in a place by itself.
Then the other disciple
who came first to the tomb also entered in,
and he saw and believed.

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