Daily Gospel Reading for April 20, 2021 – Tuesday in the Third Week of Easter Bible Verse

The 20th of April, 2021 is Tuesday in the Third Week of Easter. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2021 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: ACTS 7:51-8:1A

The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

“You stiff-necked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit! As your fathers did, so you do.

Which of the prophets didn’t your fathers persecute? They killed those who foretold the coming of the Righteous One, of whom you have now become betrayers and murderers.

You received the law as it was ordained by angels, and didn’t keep it!”

Now when they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed at him with their teeth.

But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up steadfastly into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God!”

But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears, then rushed at him with one accord.

They threw him out of the city and stoned him. The witnesses placed their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul.

They stoned Stephen as he called out, saying, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!”

He kneeled down and cried with a loud voice, “Lord, don’t hold this sin against them!” When he had said this, he fell asleep.

Saul was consenting to his death.

Responsorial Psalm: PS 31:2CD-3, 5 and 6B and 7A, 16 and 20AB

Response: Into your hand I commend my spirit.

Be to me a strong rock, a house of defense to save me.

For you are my rock and my fortress, therefore for your name’s sake lead me and guide me.

R: Into your hand I commend my spirit.

Into your hand I commend my spirit. You redeem me, Yahweh, God of truth.

But I trust in Yahweh.

I will be glad and rejoice in your loving kindness.

R: Into your hand I commend my spirit.

Make your face to shine on your servant. Save me in your loving kindness.

In the shelter of your presence you will hide them from the plotting of man.

R: Into your hand I commend my spirit.

Gospel of the Day: JN 6:30-35

From the gospel scripture according to John.

They said therefore to him, “What then do you do for a sign, that we may see and believe you? What work do you do?

Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness. As it is written, ‘He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.’_”

Jesus therefore said to them, “Most certainly, I tell you, it wasn’t Moses who gave you the bread out of heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread out of heaven.

For the bread of God is that which comes down out of heaven and gives life to the world.”

They said therefore to him, “Lord, always give us this bread.”

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will not be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

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