Easter Thursday.

Official Translation

Reading 1 – Acts 3.11-26

As the crippled man who was healed
held onto Peter and John,
all the people ran together to them
in the porch that is called Solomon’s porch
greatly amazed.

When Peter saw it, he responded to the people,
“You men of Israel, why do you marvel at this one?
Why do you fasten your eyes on us,
as though by our own power or godliness
we had made him walk?
The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,
the God of our fathers,
has glorified his servant
Jesus, whom you delivered up
and denied in the presence of Pilate,
when he had determined to release him.
But you denied the Holy and Righteous One
and asked for a murderer to be granted to you,
and killed the Prince of life,
whom God raised from the dead,
to which we are witnesses.

By faith in his name,
this one has been made strong through his name;
you see and know him.
Yes, the faith which is through him
has given him this perfect health
in the presence of you all.

Now, brothers and sisters,
I know that you did this in ignorance,
as did also your rulers.
But the things which God announced
by the mouth of all his prophets,
that Christ should suffer,
he thus fulfilled.
Reconsider therefore, and turn again,
that your sins may be blotted out,
so that there may come times of refreshing
from the presence of the Lord,
and that he may send Christ Jesus,
who was ordained for you before,
whom heaven must receive
until the time of restoration of all things,
of which God spoke long ago
through the mouth of his holy prophets.

For Moses said, “The Lord God will raise up
a prophet for you
from among your brothers, like me.
You shall listen to him
in all things whatever he says to you.
It will be that every soul
that will not listen to that prophet
who will be
utterly destroyed from among the people.”

Yes, and all the prophets from Samuel
and those who followed after,
as many as have spoken,
they also told of these days.
You are the sons and daughters of the prophets
and of the covenant which God
made with our fathers, saying to Abraham,
“In your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed.”
God, having raised up his servant,
sent him to you first, to bless you,
in turning away everyone
of you from your wickedness.”

Responsorial – Psalm 8.2ab+5, 6-7, 8-9 Resp. 2ab

R. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. or R. Alleluia

O Lord, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth,
What is man, that you think of him?
What is the son of man, that you care for him?

R. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. or R. Alleluia

For you have made him a little lower than the gods,
and crowned him with glory and honor.
You make him ruler over the works of your hands.
You have put all things under his feet.

R. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. or R. Alleluia

All sheep and cattle,
yes, and the animals of the field,
The birds of the sky, the fish of the sea,
and whatever passes through the paths of the seas.

R. O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. or R. Alleluia

Gospel – Luke 24.35-48

The disciples of Jesus
related the things that happened
along the way,
and how he was recognized by them
in the breaking of the bread.

As they said these things,
Jesus himself stood among them,
and said to them, “Peace be to you.”
But they were terrified and filled with fear,
and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
He said to them, “Why are you troubled?
Why do doubts arise in your hearts?
See my hands and my feet, that it is truly me.
Touch me and see,
for a spirit does not have flesh and bones,
as you see that I have.”
When he had said this,
he showed them his hands and his feet.

While they still did not believe for joy
and wondered, he said to them,
“Do you have anything here to eat?”
They gave him a piece of a broiled fish.
He took it and ate in front of them.

He said to them, “This is what I told you,
while I was still with you,
that all things which are written
in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms,
concerning me must be fulfilled.”

Then he opened their minds,
that they might understand the Scriptures.
He said to them, “Thus it is written,
and thus it was necessary
for the Christ to suffer
and to rise from the dead on the third day,
and that reconsideration
and remission of sins
should be preached
in his name to all the nations,
beginning at Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things.

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