First Reading Genesis 3:9-15 (JB) A reading from the book of Genesis I will make you enemies of each other: your offspring and her offspring. The Lord God called to the man after he had eaten of the tree. ‘Where are you?’ he asked. ‘I heard the sound of you in the garden;’ he replied…

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First Reading Exodus 24:3-8 (JB) A reading from the book of Exodus This is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you. Moses went and told the people all the commands of the Lord and all the ordinances. In answer, all the people said with one voice, ‘We will observe all…

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First Reading Deuteronomy 4:32-34, 39-40 (JB) A reading from the book of Deuteronomy The Lord himself is God in heaven above and on earth below: there is no other. Moses said to the people: ‘Put this question to the ages that are past, that went before you, from the time God created man on earth:…

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First Reading Acts 2:1-11 (JB) A reading from the Acts of the Apostles They were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak different languages. When Pentecost day came round, the apostles had all met in one room, when suddenly they heard what sounded like a powerful wind from heaven, the noise of…

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First Reading Acts 1:1-11 (JB) A reading from the Acts of the Apostles Why are you standing here looking into the sky? Jesus has been taken into heaven. In my earlier work, Theophilus, I dealt with everything Jesus had done and taught from the beginning until the day he gave his instructions to the apostles…

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