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Easter Day, April 8, 2012

read John 21:15-17 15 When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my lambs.” 16 A second time he said to him, “Simon son of … Continue reading

Saturday, April 7, 2012

read John 21:4-14 4 Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. 5 Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” 6 He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you … Continue reading

Good Friday, April 6, 2012

read John 20:26-31 26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and … Continue reading

Maundy Thursday, April 5, 2012

read Luke 23:44-49 44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, 45 while the sun’s light failed; and the curtain of the temple was torn in two. 46 Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.’ Having … Continue reading

Holy Week: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

read Luke 23:39-43 39 One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding* him and saying, ‘Are you not the Messiah?*Save yourself and us!’ 40But the other rebuked him, saying, ‘Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 And we indeed have been condemned justly, for we … Continue reading

Holy Week: Tuesday, April 3, 2012

read Luke 23:32-38 32 Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. 33 When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified Jesus there with the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. 34 Then Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them; … Continue reading

Monday, April 2, 2012

read John 20:1-10 1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to … Continue reading

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Song of Zechariah at the Naming of John the Baptist Blessed be the Lord God of Israel: for he has come to his people and set them free. He has raised up for us a mighty Savior: born of the house of his servant David. Through his holy prophets he promised of old: that he … Continue reading

Saturday, March 31, 2012

read John 19:31-37 31 Since it was the day of Preparation, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the cross during the sabbath, especially because that sabbath was a day of great solemnity. So they asked Pilate to have the legs of the crucified men broken and the bodies removed. 32 Then the … Continue reading