Easter 2nd week Thursday All pre-Gospel readings


First reading: Acts 5:27-33

When the officials had brought the apostles in to face the Sanhedrin, the high priest demanded an explanation. ‘We gave you a formal warning’ he said ‘not to preach in this name, and what have you done? You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and seem determined to fix the guilt of this man’s death on us.’ In reply Peter and the apostles said, ‘Obedience to God comes before obedience to men; it was the God of our ancestors who raised up Jesus, but it was you who had him executed by hanging on a tree. By his own right hand God has now raised him up to be leader and saviour, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins through him to Israel. We are witnesses to all this, we and the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.’

This so infuriated them that they wanted to put them to death.

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

This poor man called and the Lord heard him.

I will bless the Lord at all times,
  his praise always on my lips;
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
  He is happy who seeks refuge in him.

This poor man called and the Lord heard him.

The Lord turns his eyes to the just
  and his ears to their appeal.
They call and the Lord hears
  and rescues them in all their distress.

This poor man called and the Lord heard him.

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;
  those whose spirit is crushed he will save.
Many are the trials of the just man
  but from them all the Lord will rescue him.

This poor man called and the Lord heard him.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Christ has risen, he who created all things, 
and has granted his mercy to men.
Alleluia!

 

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First reading: Acts 5:27-33

When the officials had brought the apostles in to face the Sanhedrin, the high priest demanded an explanation. ‘We gave you a formal warning’ he said ‘not to preach in this name, and what have you done? You have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and seem determined to fix the guilt of this man’s death on us.’ In reply Peter and the apostles said, ‘Obedience to God comes before obedience to men; it was the God of our ancestors who raised up Jesus, but it was you who had him executed by hanging on a tree. By his own right hand God has now raised him up to be leader and saviour, to give repentance and forgiveness of sins through him to Israel. We are witnesses to all this, we and the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.’

This so infuriated them that they wanted to put them to death.

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

This poor man called and the Lord heard him.

I will bless the Lord at all times,
  his praise always on my lips;
Taste and see that the Lord is good.
  He is happy who seeks refuge in him.

This poor man called and the Lord heard him.

The Lord turns his eyes to the just
  and his ears to their appeal.
They call and the Lord hears
  and rescues them in all their distress.

This poor man called and the Lord heard him.

The Lord is close to the broken-hearted;
  those whose spirit is crushed he will save.
Many are the trials of the just man
  but from them all the Lord will rescue him.

This poor man called and the Lord heard him.

Gospel Acclamation

 

Alleluia, alleluia!
Christ has risen, he who created all things, 
and has granted his mercy to men.
Alleluia!