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|First reading||Acts 18:23-28 ©|
|Psalm 46(47):2-3,8-10 ©|
ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν
ἂν τι αἰτήσητε τὸν πατέρα δώσει ὑμῖν ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι μου.
ἕως ἄρτι οὐκ ᾐτήσατε οὐδὲν ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι μου·
αἰτεῖτε καὶ λήμψεσθε, ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ὑμῶν ᾖ πεπληρωμένη.
Ταῦτα ἐν παροιμίαις λελάληκα ὑμῖν·
ἔρχεται ὥρα ὅτε οὐκέτι ἐν παροιμίαις λαλήσω ὑμῖν,
ἀλλὰ παρρησίᾳ περὶ τοῦ πατρὸς ἀπαγγέλω ὑμῖν.
ἐν ἐκείνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι μου αἰτήσεσθε,
καὶ οὐ λέγω ὑμῖν ὅτι ἐγὼ ἐρωτήσω τὸν πατέρα περὶ ὑμῶν·
αὐτὸς γὰρ ὁ πατὴρ φίλει ὑμᾶς, ὅτι ὑμεῖς ἐμὲ πεφιλήκατε
καὶ πεπιστεύκατε ὅτι ἐγὼ παρὰ τοῦ πατρὸς ἐξῆλθον.
ἐξῆλθον ἐκ τοῦ πατρὸς καὶ ἐλήλυθα εἰς τὸν κόσμον·
πάλιν ἀφίημι τὸν κόσμον καὶ πορεύομαι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα.
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘I tell you most solemnly,
anything you ask for from the Father he will grant in my name.
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.
Ask and you will receive, and so your joy will be complete.
I have been telling you all this in metaphors,
the hour is coming when I shall no longer speak to you in metaphors;
but tell you about the Father in plain words.
When that day comes you will ask in my name;
and I do not say that I shall pray to the Father for you,
because the Father himself loves you for loving me
and believing that I came from God.
I came from the Father and have come into the world
and now I leave the world to go to the Father.’
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