Catholic lectionary for 26 May 2023

New American Standard Bible (en)

Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 25,  verses 13-21

13 Now when several days had elapsed, King Agrippa and Bernice arrived at Caesareai Lit greeting Festusand paid their respects to Festus. 14 While they were spending many days there, Festus laid Paul’s case before the king, saying, “There is a man who was left as a prisoner by Felix; 15 and when I was at Jerusalem, the chief priests and the elders of the Jews brought charges against him, asking for a sentence of condemnation against him. 16 I answered them that it is not the custom of the Romans to hand over any man before the accused meets his accusers face to face and has an opportunity to make his defense against the charges. 17 So after they had assembled here, I did not delay, but on the next day took my seat on the tribunal and ordered the man to be brought before me. 18 When the accusers stood up, they began bringing charges against him not of such crimes as I was expecting, 19 but they simply had some points of disagreement with him about their ownj Or superstitionreligion and about a dead man, Jesus, whom Paul asserted to be alive. 20 Being at a loss how to investigatek Lit thesesuch matters, I asked whether he was willing to go to Jerusalem and there stand trial on these matters. 21 But when Paul appealed to be held in custody forl Lit the Augustus’s (in this case Nero)the Emperor’s decision, I ordered him to be kept in custody until I send him to Caesar.”

John, Chapter 21,  verses 15-19

15 So when they had finished breakfast, Jesus *said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do youf Gr agapaolove Me more than these?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that Ig Gr phileolove You.” He *said to him, “Tend My lambs.” 16 He *said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do youh Gr agapaolove Me?” He *said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that Ii Gr phileolove You.” He *said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” 17 He *said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do youj Gr phileolove Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do youk Gr phileolove Me?” And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that Il Gr phileolove You.” Jesus *said to him, “Tend My sheep.
18 Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were younger, you used to gird yourself and walk wherever you wished; but when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will gird you, and bring you where you do not wish to go.” 19 Now this He said, signifying by what kind of death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He *said to him, “Follow Me!”
Read more:John, Chapter 21

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