Daily Gospel Reading for April 12, 2023 – Wednesday in the Octave of Easter Bible Verse

The 12th of April, 2023 is Wednesday in the Octave of Easter. The Bible scriptures for the holy mass readings for this day came from the 2023 Liturgical Calendar.

Reading 1: ACTS 3:1-10

The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

Peter and John were going up into the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.

A certain man who was lame from his mother’s womb was being carried, whom they laid daily at the door of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask gifts for the needy of those who entered into the temple.

Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive gifts for the needy.

Peter, fastening his eyes on him, with John, said, “Look at us.”

He listened to them, expecting to receive something from them.

But Peter said, “I have no silver or gold, but what I have, that I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk!”

He took him by the right hand and raised him up. Immediately his feet and his ankle bones received strength.

Leaping up, he stood and began to walk. He entered with them into the temple, walking, leaping, and praising God.

All the people saw him walking and praising God.

They recognized him, that it was he who used to sit begging for gifts for the needy at the Beautiful Gate of the temple. They were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Responsorial Psalm: PS 105:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8-9

Response: Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.

Give thanks to Yahweh! Call on his name! Make his doings known among the peoples.

Sing to him, sing praises to him! Tell of all his marvelous works.

R: Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.

Glory in his holy name. Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.

Seek Yahweh and his strength. Seek his face forever more.

R: Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.

You offspring of Abraham, his servant, you children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

He is Yahweh, our God. His judgments are in all the earth.

R: Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.

He has remembered his covenant forever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations, the covenant which he made with Abraham, his oath to Isaac.

R: Let the heart of those who seek Yahweh rejoice.

Gospel of the Day: LK 24:13-35

From the gospel verse according to Luke.

Behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty stadia from Jerusalem.

They talked with each other about all of these things which had happened.

While they talked and questioned together, Jesus himself came near, and went with them.

But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.

He said to them, “What are you talking about as you walk, and are sad?”

One of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things which have happened there in these days?”

He said to them, “What things?” They said to him, “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.

But we were hoping that it was he who would redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.

Also, certain women of our company amazed us, having arrived early at the tomb; and when they didn’t find his body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.

Some of us went to the tomb and found it just like the women had said, but they didn’t see him.”

He said to them, “Foolish people, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!

Didn’t the Christ have to suffer these things and to enter into his glory?”

Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.

They came near to the village where they were going, and he acted like he would go further.

They urged him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is almost evening, and the day is almost over.” He went in to stay with them.

When he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave it to them.

Their eyes were opened and they recognized him; then he vanished out of their sight.

They said to one another, “Weren’t our hearts burning within us while he spoke to us along the way, and while he opened the Scriptures to us?”

They rose up that very hour, returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them, saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!”

They related the things that happened along the way, and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.

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