July 3, 2019

Feast of St. Thomas

Ephesians 2: 19- 22

2:19Now, therefore, you are no longer visitors and new arrivals. Instead, you are citizens among the saints in the household of God,
2:20having been built upon the foundation of the Apostles and of the Prophets, with Jesus Christ himself as the preeminent cornerstone.
2:21In him, all that has been built is framed together, rising up into a holy temple in the Lord.
2:22In him, you also have been built together into a habitation of God in the Spirit.

John 20: 24- 29

20:24Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus arrived.
20:25Therefore, the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I will see in his hands the mark of the nails and place my finger into the place of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
20:26And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas was with them. Jesus arrived, though the doors had been closed, and he stood in their midst and said, “Peace to you.”
20:27Next, he said to Thomas: “Look at my hands, and place your finger here; and bring your hand close, and place it at my side. And do not choose to be unbelieving, but faithful.”
20:28Thomas responded and said to him, “My Lord and my God.”
20:29Jesus said to him: “You have seen me, Thomas, so you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”