6. THE GOSPEL OF THE DAY

If you celebrated the Ascension on Thursday, scroll down beyond the Ascension Gospel and Homily. You’ll find the Gospel for the Seventh Sunday of Easter, and the associated videos of the Reading and the Homily

Gospel for the Ascension

If you wish, play the video of the reading of the end of St Matthew’s Gospel, or read it yourself.

Gospel for the Solemnity of the Ascension

A reading from the Gospel according to Matthew

Mt 28:16-20 NRSV

Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.

And Jesus came and said to them,

“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Whether you have read or heard it, you might like to acclaim the Word, saying:

This is the Gospel of the Lord, Alleluia! – Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, Alleluia!

HOMILY

If you wish to hear a homily on this text, mine is available on the site for listening to at this point. There are many other sites which provide video homilies for the day.

Homily for Ascension Thursday

Gospel and associated videos for the seventh Sunday after Easter

Gospel for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

A reading from the Gospel according to John

Jn 17: 1-11 NRSV

Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come;
glorify your Son so that the Son may glorify you,
since you have given him authority over all people,
to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.
And this is eternal life, that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

I glorified you on earth by finishing the work that you gave me to do.
So now, Father, glorify me in your own presence with the glory that I had in your presence before the world existed.

“I have made your name known to those whom you gave me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you have given me is from you; for the words that you gave to me I have given to them, and they have received them and know in truth that I came from you; and they have believed that you sent me. I am asking on their behalf; I am not asking on behalf of the world, but on behalf of those whom you gave me, because they are yours.

All mine are yours, and yours are mine; and I have been glorified in them. And now I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am coming to you. Holy Father, protect them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one, as we are one.

Whether you have read or heard it, you might like to acclaim the Word, saying:

This is the Gospel of the Lord, Alleluia! – Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ, Alleluia!

HOMILY

If you wish to hear a homily on this text, mine is available on the site for listening to at this point. There are many other sites which provide video homilies for the day.

Homily for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

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