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|First reading||Acts 18:9-18 ©|
|Responsorial Psalm||Psalm 46:2-7 ©|
ἀμὴν ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν
ὅτι κλαύσετε καὶ θρηνήσετε ὑμεῖς,
ὁ δὲ κόσμος χαρήσεται·
ἀλλ’ ἡ λύπη ὑμῶν εἰς χαρὰν γενήσεται.
ἡ γυνὴ ὅταν τίκτῃ λύπην ἔχει,
ὅτι ἦλθεν ἡ ὥρα αὐτῆς·
ὅταν δὲ γεννήσῃ τὸ παιδίον, οὐκέτι μνημονεύει τῆς θλίψεως
διὰ τὴν χαρὰν ὅτι ἐγεννήθῃ ἄνθρωπος εἰς τὸν κόσμον.
καὶ ὑμεῖς οὖν νῦν μὲν λύπην ἔχετε
πάλιν δὲ ὄψομαι ὑμᾶς, καὶ χαρήσεται ὑμῶν ἡ καρδία,
καὶ τὴν χαρὰν ὑμῶν οὐδεὶς ἀρεῖ ἀφ’ ὑμῶν.
Καὶ ἐν ἐκεῖνῃ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ
ἐμὲ οὐκ ἐρωτήσετε οὐδέν.
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘I tell you most solemnly,
you will be weeping and wailing
while the world will rejoice;
you will be sorrowful,
but your sorrow will turn to joy.
A woman in childbirth suffers,
because her time has come;
but when she has given birth to the child she forgets the suffering
in her joy that a man has been born into the world.
So it is with you: you are sad now,
but I shall see you again, and your hearts will be full of joy,
and that joy no one shall take from you.
When that day comes,
you will not ask me any questions.’
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