Seventh Sunday of Easter/Ascension Day (observed) – HOLY GOSPEL Luke 24:44-53

HOLY GOSPEL Luke 24:44-53
P The Holy Gospel according to St. Luke, the twenty-fourth chapter.
C Glory be to Thee, O Lord.

44Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you
while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the
Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.”
45Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, 46and
said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on
the third day rise from the dead, 47and that repentance and
forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations,
beginning from Jerusalem. 48You are witnesses of these things.
49And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But
stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”
50Then he led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up his hands
he blessed them. 51While he blessed them, he parted from them
and was carried up into heaven. 52And they worshiped him and
returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53and were continually in the
temple blessing God.

P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise be to Thee, O Christ.