|First reading||Acts 15:1-6 ©|
|Psalm||Psalm 121:1-5 ©|
Ἐγὼ εἰμι ἡ ἄμπελος ἡ ἀληθινὴ
καὶ ὁ πατήρ μου ὁ γεωργός ἐστιν.
πᾶν κλῆμα ἐν ἐμοὶ μὴ φέρον καρπὸν
καὶ πᾶν τὁ καρπὸν φέρον
καθαίρει αὐτὸ ἵνα καρπὸν πλείονα φέρῃ.
ἤδη ὑμεῖς καθαροί ἐστε
διὰ τὸν λόγον ὃν λελάληκα ὑμῖν·
μείνατε ἐν ἐμοὶ καγὼ ἐν ὑμῖν.
καθὼς τὸ κλῆμα οὐ δύναται καρπὸν φέρειν ἀφ’ ἑαυτοῦ
ἐὰν μὴ μένῃ ἐν τῇ ἀμπέλῳ,
οὕτως οὐδὲ ὑμεῖς ἐὰν μὴ ἐν ἐμοὶ μένητε.
ἐγὼ εἰμι ἡ ἄμπελος,
ὑμεῖς τὰ κλήματα.
ὁ μένων ἐν ἐμοὶ καγὼ ἐν αὐτῷ
οὕτος φέρει καρπὸν πολύν,
ὅτι χωρὶς ἐμοῦ οὐ δύνασθε ποιεῖν οὐδέν.
ἐὰν μή τις μένη ἐν ἐμοὶ
ἐβλήθη ἔξω ὡς τὸ κλῆμα καὶ ἐξηράνθη
καὶ συνάγουσιν αὐτὰ καὶ εἰς τὸ πῦρ βάλλουσιν
ἐὰν μείνητε ἐν ἐμοὶ
καὶ τὰ ῥήματα μου ἐν ὑμῖν μείνῃ,
ὃ ἐὰν θέλητε αἰτήσασθε,
καὶ γενήσεται ὑμῖν.
ἐν τούτῳ ἐδοξάσθη ὁ πατήρ μου, ἵνα καρπὸν πολὺν φέρητε
καὶ γένησθε ἐμοὶ μαθηταί.
‘I am the true vine,
and my Father is the vinedresser.
Every branch in me that bears no fruit
he cuts away,
and every branch that does bear fruit
he prunes to make it bear even more.
You are pruned already,
by means of the word that I have spoken to you.
Make your home in me, as I make mine in you.
As a branch cannot bear fruit all by itself,
but must remain part of the vine,
neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine,
you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me, with me in him,
bears fruit in plenty;
for cut off from me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
is like a branch that has been thrown away – he withers;
these branches are collected and thrown on the fire,
and they are burnt.
If you remain in me
and my words remain in you,
you may ask what you will
and you shall get it.
It is to the glory of my Father that you should bear much fruit,
and then you will be my disciples.’
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