Liturgical Colour: Red.
|First reading||Acts 16:22-34 ©|
|Psalm 137:1-3,7-8 ©|
Νῦν δὲ ὑπάγω πρὸς τὸν πέμψαντα με
καὶ οὐδεὶς ἐξ ὑμῶν ἐρωτᾷ με· ποῦ ὑπάγεις;
ἀλλ’ ὅτι ταῦτα λελάληκα ὑμῖν ἡ λύπη πεπλήρωκεν ὑμῶν τὴν καρδίαν.
ἀλλ’ ἐγὼ τὴν ἀλήθειαν λέγω ὑμῖν,
συμφέρει ὑμῖν ἵνα ἐγὼ ἀπέλθω.
ἐὰν γὰρ μὴ ἀπέλθω,
ὁ παράκλητος οὐ μὴ ἔλθῃ πρὸς ὑμᾶς·
ἐὰν δὲ πορευθῶ,
πέμψω αὐτὸν πρὸς ὑμᾶς.
καὶ ἐλθὼν ἐκεῖνος
ἐλέγξει τὸν κόσμον
καὶ περὶ δικαιοσύνης
καὶ περὶ κρίσεως·
περὶ ἁμαρτίας μέν, ὅτι οὐ πιστεύουσιν εἰς ἐμέ.
περὶ δικαιοσύνης δέ, ὅτι πρὸς τὸν πατέρα ὑπάγω καὶ οὐκέτι θεωρεῖτε με·
περὶ δὲ κρίσεως, ὅτι ὁ ἄρχων τοῦ κόσμου τοὐτου κέκριται.
Jesus said to his disciples:
‘Now I am going to the one who sent me.
Not one of you has asked, “Where are you going?”
Yet you are sad at heart because I have told you this.
Still, I must tell you the truth:
it is for your own good that I am going
because unless I go,
the Advocate will not come to you;
but if I do go,
I will send him to you.
And when he comes,
he will show the world how wrong it was,
and about who was in the right,
and about judgement:
about sin: proved by their refusal to believe in me;
about who was in the right: proved by my going to the Father and your seeing me no more;
about judgement: proved by the prince of this world being already condemned.’
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