Daily Gospel Reading for May 21, 2023, Sunday – The Ascension of the Lord Bible Verse

The 21st of May, 2023, Sunday is this year’s celebration day for the Ascension of the Lord. The Holy Bible verses for the mass readings for this day came from the Liturgical Calendar of the Year 2023.

Reading 1: ACTS 1:1-11

The first reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

The first book I wrote, Theophilus, concerned all that Jesus began both to do and to teach, until the day in which he was received up, after he had given commandment through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.

To these he also showed himself alive after he suffered, by many proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking about God’s Kingdom.

Being assembled together with them, he commanded them, “Don’t depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which you heard from me.

For John indeed baptized in water, but you will be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

Therefore, when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, are you now restoring the kingdom to Israel?”

He said to them, “It isn’t for you to know times or seasons which the Father has set within his own authority.

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the uttermost parts of the earth.”

When he had said these things, as they were looking, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight.

While they were looking steadfastly into the sky as he went, behold, two men stood by them in white clothing, who also said, “You men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who was received up from you into the sky, will come back in the same way as you saw him going into the sky.”

Responsorial Psalm: PS 47:1-2, 5-6, 7-8

Response: God has gone up with a shout, Yahweh with the sound of a trumpet.

Oh clap your hands, all you nations. Shout to God with the voice of triumph!

For Yahweh Most High is awesome. He is a great King over all the earth.

R: God has gone up with a shout, Yahweh with the sound of a trumpet.

God has gone up with a shout, Yahweh with the sound of a trumpet.

Sing praises to God! Sing praises! Sing praises to our King! Sing praises!

R: God has gone up with a shout, Yahweh with the sound of a trumpet.

For God is the King of all the earth. Sing praises with understanding.

God reigns over the nations. God sits on his holy throne.

R: God has gone up with a shout, Yahweh with the sound of a trumpet.

Reading 2: EPH 1:17-23

The second reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians.

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might which he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule, authority, power, dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come.

He put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head over all things for the assembly, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Gospel of the Day: MT 28:16-20

From the gospel scripture according to Matthew.

But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had sent them.

When they saw him, they bowed down to him; but some doubted.

Jesus came to them and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth.

Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I commanded you. Behold, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.

Spreaditorial Team

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