The Sunday Gospel Archive

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As Death Awaits, Are We Choosing to Live in Union with God?

11th Sunday in Ordinary Time The first reading for this weekend’s liturgy is from the Book of Ezekiel, who is regarded as one of the great Hebrew prophets. Not interested […]

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Remain Close to God, Who Has the Power to Redeem Our Sins

10th Sunday in Ordinary Time The Book of Genesis is the source of this weekend’s first reading. Genesis is the first book chronologically and sequentially in the modern translation of […]

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Christ’s Words Are Direct and Clear: ‘This Is My Body’

Feast of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Providing this feast day’s first reading is the Book of Exodus, the story of an event that occurred as the […]

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In Revealing the Trinity, God Shows His Love to the World

Feast of the Holy Trinity The Book of Deuteronomy is the source of this feast’s first reading. Deuteronomy is the fifth book in the Old Testament. It is one of […]

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At Pentecost, Pray to Strengthen the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost This weekend, the Church celebrates the feast of Pentecost. The Acts of the Apostles provides the first reading, the dramatic story of the first Pentecost. In this passage, the […]

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Through His Ascension, Christ Remains with Us

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord Celebrating the feast of the Ascension of the Lord varies from place to place. In some places, this feast will have been celebrated […]

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Loving God Means Following His Commandments

Sixth Sunday of Easter The Acts of the Apostles once more provides an Easter season liturgy with its first reading. In this reading, Peter goes to the house of Cornelius, […]

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Christ Is the Vine, and We Are the Branches

Fifth Sunday of Easter The Acts of the Apostles again this Easter season is the source of the first reading for Sunday. It highlights Paul. In an earlier passage, not […]

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Only Jesus, the Good Shepherd, Can Lead Us to Eternal Life

Fourth Sunday of Easter The Acts of the Apostles again is the source of a weekend’s first reading during the Easter season. Peter, once more the spokesman for the apostles, […]

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In the Eucharist, We, too, Are in the Presence of Christ

Third Sunday of Easter The Acts of the Apostles again furnishes the first biblical reading. Almost every Sunday in the Easter season features a reading from this book of the […]

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Through God’s Divine Mercy Are We Freed from Sin and Death

Second Sunday of Easter As almost always in the Easter season, the Acts of the Apostles furnishes the Liturgy of the Word with its first reading. Acts claims to be […]

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Rejoice in the Resurrection of the Lord, for He Is Risen

The Resurrection of the Lord A variety of biblical readings occurs in the course of liturgical celebrations for Easter. For instance, the Liturgy of the Word for the Easter Vigil […]