|First reading||Acts 11:19-26 ©|
|Psalm||Psalm 86:1-7 ©|
Ἐγένετο τότε τὰ ἐγκαίνια ἐν τοῖς Ἱεροσολύμοις, χειμὼν ἦν, καὶ περιεπάτει ὁ Ἰησοῦς ἐν τῷ ἱερῷ ἐν τῇ στοᾷ τοῦ Σολομῶνος. ἐκύκλωσαν οὖν αὐτὸν οἱ Ἰουδαῖοι καὶ ἔλεγον αὐτῷ· ἕως πότε τὴν ψυχὴν ἡμῶν αἴρεις; εἰ σὺ εἶ ὁ χριστός, εἶπον ἡμῖν παρρησίᾳ. ἀπεκρίθη αὐτοῖς ὁ Ἰησοῦς·
εἶπον ὑμῖν καὶ οὐ πιστεύετε·
τὰ ἔργα ἃ ἐγὼ ποιῶ ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι τοῦ πατρός μου ταῦτα μαρτυρεῖ περὶ ἐμοῦ·
ἀλλὰ ὑμεῖς οὐ πιστεύετε,
ὅτι οὐκ ἐστὲ ἐκ τῶν προβάτων τῶν ἐμῶν.
τὰ πρόβατα τὰ ἐμὰ τῆς φωνῆς μου ἀκούουσιν,
καγὼ γινώσκω αὐτὰ καὶ ἀκολουθοῦσιν μοι,
καγὼ δίδωμι αὐτοῖς ζωὴν αἰώνιον
καὶ οὐ μὴ ἀπόλωνται εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα
καὶ οὐχ ἁρπάσει τις αὐτὰ ἐκ τῆς χειρός μου.
ὁ πατήρ μου ὃ δέδωκεν μοι πάντων μεῖζον ἐστιν,
καὶ οὐδεὶς δύναται ἁρπάζειν ἐκ τῆς χειρὸς τοῦ πατρός.
ἐγὼ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἕν ἐσμεν.
It was the time when the feast of Dedication was being celebrated in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the Temple walking up and down in the Portico of Solomon. The Jews gathered round him and said, ‘How much longer are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.’ Jesus replied:
‘I have told you, but you do not believe.
The works I do in my Father’s name are my witness;
but you do not believe,
because you are no sheep of mine.
The sheep that belong to me listen to my voice;
I know them and they follow me.
I give them eternal life;
they will never be lost
and no one will ever steal them from me.
The Father who gave them to me is greater than anyone,
and no one can steal from the Father.
The Father and I are one.’
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