April 18, 2020


Acts of the Apostles   4: 13-21

4:13Then, seeing the constancy of Peter and John, having verified that they were men without letters or learning, they wondered. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
4:14Also, seeing the man who had been cured standing with them, they were unable to say anything to contradict them.
4:15But they ordered them to withdraw outside, away from the council, and they conferred among themselves,
4:16saying: “What shall we do to these men? For certainly a public sign has been done through them, before all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. It is manifest, and we cannot deny it.
4:17But lest it spread further among the people, let us threaten them not to speak anymore in this name to any man.”
4:18And calling them in, they warned them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
4:19Yet truly, Peter and John said in response to them: “Judge whether it is just in the sight of God to listen to you, rather than to God.
4:20For we are unable to refrain from speaking the things that we have seen and heard.”
4:21But they, threatening them, sent them away, having not found a way that they might punish them because of the people. For all were glorifying the things that had been done in these events.

The Holy Gospel According to Mark   16: 9-15

16:9But he, rising early on the first Sabbath, appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.
16:10She went and announced it to those who had been with him, while they were mourning and weeping.
16:11And they, upon hearing that he was alive and that he had been seen by her, did not believe it.
16:12But after these events, he was shown in another likeness to two of them walking, as they were going out to the countryside.
16:13And they, returning, reported it to the others; neither did they believe them.
16:14Finally, he appeared to the eleven, as they sat at table. And he rebuked them for their incredulity and hardness of heart, because they did not believe those who had seen that he had risen again.
16:15And he said to them: “Go forth to the whole world and preach the Gospel to every creature.