(Wednesday of week 3 in Ordinary Time)
Liturgical Colour: White.
|Ephesians 3:8-12 ©|
|Psalm 36(37):3-6,30-31 ©|
Καθὼς ἠγάπησεν με ὁ πατήρ,
καγὼ ὑμᾶς ἠγάπησα·
μείνατε ἐν τῇ ἀγάπῃ τῇ ἐμῇ.
ἐὰν τὰς ἐντολάς μου τηρήσητε,
μενεῖτε ἐν τῇ ἀγάπῃ μου
καθὼς ἐγὼ τοῦ πατρὸς τὰς ἐντολὰς τετήρηκα
καὶ μένω αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ ἀγάπῃ.
Ταῦτα λελάληκα ὑμῖν
ἵνα ἡ χαρὰ ἡ ἐμὴ ἐν ὑμῖν ᾖ
καὶ ἡ χαρὰ ὑμῶν πληρωθῇ.
Αὕτη ἐστὶν ἡ ἐντολὴ ἡ ἐμὴ
ἵνα ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους καθὼς ἠγάπησα ὑμᾶς.
μείζονα ταύτης ἀγάπην οὐδεὶς ἔχει,
ἵνα τις τὴν ψυχὴν αὐτοῦ θῇ ὑπὲρ τῶν φίλων αὐτοῦ.
ὑμεῖς φἰλοι μου ἐστε
ἐὰν ποιῆτε ὃ ἐγὼ ἐντέλλομαι ὑμῖν.
οὐκέτι λέγω ὑμᾶς δούλους,
ὅτι ὁ δοῦλος οὐκ οἶδεν
τί ποιεῖ αὐτοῦ ὁ κύριος·
ὑμᾶς δὲ εἴρηκα φίλους,
ὅτι πάντα ἃ ἤκουσα παρὰ τοῦ πατρός μου
οὐχ ὑμεῖς με ἐξελέξασθε
ἀλλ’ ἐγὼ ἐξελεξάμην ὑμᾶς
καὶ ἔθηκα ὑμᾶς
ἵνα ὑμεῖς ὑπάγητε καὶ καρπὸν φέρητε
καὶ ὁ καρπὸς ὑμῶν μένῃ,
ἵνα ὁ τι ἂν αἰτήσητε τὸν πατέρα ἐν τῷ ὀνόματι μου
ταῦτα ἐντέλλομαι ὑμῖν,
ἵνα ἀγαπᾶτε ἀλλήλους.
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘As the Father has loved me,
so I have loved you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments
you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love.
I have told you this
so that my own joy may be in you
and your joy be complete.
This is my commandment:
love one another, as I have loved you.
A man can have no greater love
than to lay down his life for his friends.
You are my friends,
if you do what I command you.
I shall not call you servants any more,
because a servant does not know
his master’s business;
I call you friends,
because I have made known to you
everything I have learnt from my Father.
You did not choose me:
no, I chose you;
and I commissioned you
to go out and to bear fruit,
fruit that will last;
and then the Father will give you
anything you ask him in my name.
What I command you
is to love one another.’
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