Easter 4th week Tuesday All pre-Gospel readings


First reading: Acts 11:19-26

Those who had escaped during the persecution that happened because of Stephen travelled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, but they usually proclaimed the message only to Jews. Some of them, however, who came from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antiochm where they started preaching to the Greeks, proclaiming the Good News of the Lord Jesus to them as well. The Lord helped them, and a great number believed and were converted to the Lord.

The church in Jerusalem heard about this and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. There he could see for himself that God had given grace, and this pleased him, and he urged them all to remain faithful to the Lord with heartfelt devotion; for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith. And a large number of people were won over to the Lord.

Barnabas then left for Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him he brought him to Antioch. As things turned out they were to live together in that church a whole year, instructing a large number of people. It was at Antioch that the disciples were first called ‘Christians.’

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 86(87)

O praise the Lord, all you nations!

On the holy mountain is his city
  cherished by the Lord.
The Lord prefers the gates of Zion
  to all Jacob’s dwellings.
Of you are told glorious things,
  O city of God!

O praise the Lord, all you nations!

‘Babylon and Egypt I will count 
  among those who know me;
Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia,
  these will be her children
and Zion shall be called “Mother”, 
  for all shall be her children.’

O praise the Lord, all you nations!

It is he, the Lord Most High,
  who gives each his place.
In his register of peoples he writes: 
  ‘These are her children,’
and while they dance they will sing: 
  ‘In you all find their home.’

O praise the Lord, all you nations!

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia!
The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, 
says the Lord, 
I know them and they follow me.
Alleluia!

 

 

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First reading: Acts 11:19-26

Those who had escaped during the persecution that happened because of Stephen travelled as far as Phoenicia and Cyprus and Antioch, but they usually proclaimed the message only to Jews. Some of them, however, who came from Cyprus and Cyrene, went to Antiochm where they started preaching to the Greeks, proclaiming the Good News of the Lord Jesus to them as well. The Lord helped them, and a great number believed and were converted to the Lord.

The church in Jerusalem heard about this and they sent Barnabas to Antioch. There he could see for himself that God had given grace, and this pleased him, and he urged them all to remain faithful to the Lord with heartfelt devotion; for he was a good man, filled with the Holy Spirit and with faith. And a large number of people were won over to the Lord.

Barnabas then left for Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he found him he brought him to Antioch. As things turned out they were to live together in that church a whole year, instructing a large number of people. It was at Antioch that the disciples were first called ‘Christians.’

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 86(87)

O praise the Lord, all you nations!

On the holy mountain is his city
  cherished by the Lord.
The Lord prefers the gates of Zion
  to all Jacob’s dwellings.
Of you are told glorious things,
  O city of God!

O praise the Lord, all you nations!

‘Babylon and Egypt I will count 
  among those who know me;
Philistia, Tyre, Ethiopia,
  these will be her children
and Zion shall be called “Mother”, 
  for all shall be her children.’

O praise the Lord, all you nations!

It is he, the Lord Most High,
  who gives each his place.
In his register of peoples he writes: 
  ‘These are her children,’
and while they dance they will sing: 
  ‘In you all find their home.’

O praise the Lord, all you nations!

Gospel Acclamation

Alleluia, alleluia!
The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice, 
says the Lord, 
I know them and they follow me.
Alleluia!