The Day of Pentecost
brutal death of Jesus on the Cross, the
Apostles saw Jesus several times after
he rose from the dead on Easter. Before his
Ascension into Heaven
40 days later,
Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit to
strengthen his friends for their life journeys
to meet his command to "make disciples of all
"This is my
as I love you.
No one has greater
love than this,
to lay down one's life
for one's friends.
You are my friends
if you do what
I command you."
- Jesus, The Christ
"Remain in me,
as I remain in you.
Just as a branch cannot
on its own unless
it remains on the vine,
so neither can you unless
you remain in me."
"His commandment is this:
we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus
and love one another just as he
Those who keep his commandments
remain in him, and he in them,
and the way we know that he remains in us
is from the Spirit he gave us."
- Second Reading from St. John. ( John 15:
"Jesus took Peter, James, and John
and led them up a high mountain apart by themselves.
And he was transfigured before them,
and his clothes became dazzling white,
such as no fuller on earth could bleach them.
Then a cloud came, casting a shadow over
from the cloud came a voice, "This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."
"Many of the Samaritans of that town
began to believe in him
because of the word of the woman who testified,
"He told me everything I have done." When the Samaritans
came to him, they invited him to stay with them;
and he stayed there two days.
Many more began to believe in him because of his word,
and they said to the woman,
"We no longer believe because of your word;
for we have heard for ourselves,
and we know that this is truly the savior of the world."
"As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from
His disciples asked him,
"Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his
parents, that he was born blind?" Jesus answered,
"Neither he nor his parents sinned;
it is so that the works of God might be made visible
... Some of the Pharisees who were with him heard this
and said to him, "Surely we are not also blind, are we?"
Jesus said to them,
"If you were born blind, you would have no sin;
but now you are saying, 'We see,' so your sin remains."
"Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister
Martha said to Jesus, "Lord, if you had been here,
my brother would not have died.
But even now I know that whatever you ask of God,
God will give you." Jesus said to her,
"Your brother will rise." Martha said to him,
"I know he will rise, in the resurrection on the last day."
Jesus told her,
"I am the resurrection and the
whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live,
and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die."
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