"Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." John 6:68



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Saturday, 16 September 2017
Tuesday of the First Week of the Cross



second Letter of Peter 1,12-21.
Therefore I intend to keep on reminding you of these things, though you know them already and are established in the truth that has come to you.
I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to refresh your memory,
since I know that my death will come soon, as indeed our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
And I will make every effort so that after my departure you may be able at any time to recall these things.
For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty.
For he received honour and glory from God the Father when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory, saying, ‘This is my Son, my Beloved, with whom I am well pleased.’
We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain.
So we have the prophetic message more fully confirmed. You will do well to be attentive to this as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts.
First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one’s own interpretation,
because no prophecy ever came by human will, but men and women moved by the Holy Spirit spoke from God.


Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 8,21-30.
Again he said to them, ‘I am going away, and you will search for me, but you will die in your sin. Where I am going, you cannot come.’
Then the Jews said, ‘Is he going to kill himself? Is that what he means by saying, "Where I am going, you cannot come"?’
He said to them, ‘You are from below, I am from above; you are of this world, I am not of this world.
I told you that you would die in your sins, for you will die in your sins unless you believe that I am he.’
They said to him, ‘Who are you?’ Jesus said to them, ‘Why do I speak to you at all?
I have much to say about you and much to condemn; but the one who sent me is true, and I declare to the world what I have heard from him.’
They did not understand that he was speaking to them about the Father.
So Jesus said, ‘When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am he, and that I do nothing on my own, but I speak these things as the Father instructed me.
And the one who sent me is with me; he has not left me alone, for I always do what is pleasing to him.’
As he was saying these things, many believed in him.






 
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