Readings of the day: Thursday of the Second Week of Easter

The Lord hears the cry of the poor.

Readings of the day: Thursday of the Second Week of Easter

Reading for the day
Acts 5:27-33

  • 27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them,
  • 28 saying, "We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you intend to bring this man's blood upon us."
  • 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, "We must obey God rather than men.
  • 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus whom you killed by hanging him on a tree.
  • 31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.
  • 32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him."
  • 33 When they heard this they were enraged and wanted to kill them.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalms 34(33):2, 9, 17-20

Response: The Lord hears the cry of the poor. or: R. Alleluia.

  • 1 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
  • 8 O taste and see that the LORD is good! Happy is the man who takes refuge in him! R
  • 16 The face of the LORD is against evildoers, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
  • 17 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles. R
  • 18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, and saves the crushed in spirit.
  • 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the LORD delivers him out of them all. R


Gospel for the day
John 3:31-36

  • 31 He who comes from above is above all; he who is of the earth belongs to the earth, and of the earth he speaks; he who comes from heaven is above all.
  • 32 He bears witness to what he has seen and heard, yet no one receives his testimony;
  • 33 he who receives his testimony sets his seal to this, that God is true.
  • 34 For he whom God has sent utters the words of God, for it is not by measure that he gives the Spirit;
  • 35 the Father loves the Son, and has given all things into his hand.
  • 36 He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him.
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