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The First Book of Kings 19: 4-8
||And he continued on, into the desert, for one day’s journey. And when he had arrived, and was sitting under a juniper tree, he requested for his soul that he might die. And he said: “It is enough for me, O Lord. Take my soul. For I am no better than my fathers.”
||And he stretched himself out, and he slept deeply in the shadow of the juniper tree. And behold, an Angel of the Lord touched him, and said to him, “Rise up and eat.”
||He looked, and behold, at his head was bread baked under ashes, and a container of water. Then he ate and drank, and again he slept deeply.
||And the Angel of the Lord returned a second time, and touched him, and said to him: “Rise up, eat. For a great journey again stands before you.”
||And he when he had risen up, he ate and drank. And he walked by the strength of that food for forty days and forty nights, as far as the mountain of God, Horeb.
The Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians 4: 30-5:2
||And do not be willing to grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you have been sealed, unto the day of redemption.
||Let all bitterness and anger and indignation and outcry and blasphemy be taken away from you, along with all malice.
||And be kind and merciful to one another, forgiving one another, just as God has forgiven you in Christ.
||Therefore, as most beloved sons, be imitators of God.
||And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and delivered himself for us, as an oblation and a sacrifice to God, with a fragrance of sweetness.
The Holy Gospel According to John 6 : 41-51
||Therefore, the Jews murmured about him, because he had said: “I am the living bread, who descended from heaven.”
||And they said: “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? Then how can he say: ‘For I descended from heaven?’ ”
||And so Jesus responded and said to them: “Do not choose to murmur among yourselves.
||No one is able to come to me, unless the Father, who has sent me, has drawn him. And I will raise him up on the last day.
||It has been written in the Prophets: ‘And they shall all be taught by God.’ Everyone who has listened and learned from the Father comes to me.
||Not that anyone has seen the Father, except he who is from God; this one has seen the Father.
||Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever believes in me has eternal life.
||I am the bread of life.
||Your fathers ate manna in the desert, and they died.
||This is the bread which descends from heaven, so that if anyone will eat from it, he may not die.
||I am the living bread, who descended from heaven.