Study, Pray, Serve: 2nd Sunday of Easter

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Here are some of the themes in the readings for the 2nd Sunday of Easter.

1st Reading – Acts of the Apostles 5:12-16

  • The apostles continue the healing ministry of the Lord by performing many signs and wonders.
  • Many people are cured of their illnesses, and the number of believers continues to increase.

Psalm – 118:2-4,13-15,22-24

  • “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.”
  • God performs great deeds, even in the midst of human suffering and tribulation.

2nd Reading – Revelation 1:9-11a,12-13,17-19

  • John is caught up in a prophetic vision where he sees the Son of Man.
  • He is told not to be afraid, for death has been overcome.

Gospel – John 20:19-31

  • “Doubting Thomas” does not believe that the disciples have seen the Risen Lord.
  • Once Thomas does see, Jesus gives praise to those who have not seen, but still believe.

Mass Readings – 2nd Sunday of Easter


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