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Scriptures & Reflection
The Third Sunday of Easter
April 30, 2017 – Year A
How to use this page:
Read a different passage each day and think about it. Some questions are offered to help stimulate your reflection. You’ll find your experience of worship on Sunday will be intensified.
For a method to read and pray with the scriptures you might try to use the ancient practice of Lectio Divina (Divine Reading). We’ve written some instructions on how to useLectio with the Sunday Scriptures at the following link:Using Lectio Divina to pray the lections
O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles (2:14a,36-41)
Psalm 116:1-3; 10-17 St. Helena Psalter
Imagine who might have written this psalm?
A Reading from First Peter (1:17-23)
The Gospel according to Luke (24:13-35)
As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.
It is Easter afternoon.