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Saturday of Fifth Week of Easter

First Reading:
Acts of the Apostles 16:1-10

Commentary by St. John Chrysostom


1 Then he arrived at Derbe and Lystra. And behold, a certain disciple named Timothy was there, the son of a faithful Jewish woman, his father a Gentile.
2 The brothers who were at Lystra and Iconium rendered good testimony to him.
3 Paul wanted this man to travel with him, and taking him, he circumcised him, because of the Jews who were in those places. For they all knew that his father was a Gentile.
4 And as they were traveling through the cities, they delivered to them the dogmas to be kept, which were decreed by the Apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem.
5 And certainly, the Churches were being strengthened in faith and were increasing in number every day.
6 Then, while crossing through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were prevented by the Holy Spirit from speaking the Word in Asia.
7 But when they had arrived in Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not permit them.
8 Then, when they had crossed through Mysia, they descended to Troas.
9 And a vision in the night was revealed to Paul of a certain man of Macedonia, standing and pleading with him, and saying: “Cross into Macedonia and help us!”
10 Then, after he saw the vision, immediately we sought to set out for Macedonia, having been assured that God had called us to evangelize to them.


Psalm:
Psalms 100:1b-2,3,5

R. (2a) Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R. Alleluia.


Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands; serve the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful song.

R. (2a) Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R. Alleluia.


Know that the LORD is God; he made us, his we are; his people, the flock he tends.

R. (2a) Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R. Alleluia.


The LORD is good: his kindness endures forever, and his faithfulness, to all generations.

R. (2a) Let all the earth cry out to God with joy.
or:
R. Alleluia.



Gospel:
John 15:18-21

Commentary by St. John Chrysostom


18 If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before you.
19 If you had been of the world, the world would love what is its own. Yet truly, you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world; because of this, the world hates you.
20 Remember my saying that I told you: The servant is not greater than his Lord. If they have persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they have kept my word, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things they will do to you because of my name, for they do not know him who sent me.


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