Letter of John 5:14-21.
Beloved: We have this
confidence in him that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, we know
that what we have asked him for is ours.
If anyone sees
his brother sinning, if the sin is not deadly, he should pray to God and he will give him life. This
is only for those whose sin is not deadly. There is such a thing as deadly sin, about which I do not
say that you should pray.
All wrongdoing is sin, but
there is sin that is not deadly.
We know that no one
begotten by God sins; but the one begotten by God he protects, and the evil one cannot touch
We know that we belong to God, and the whole world
is under the power of the evil one.
We also know that
the Son of God has come and has given us discernment to know the one who is true. And we are in the
one who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
Children, be on your guard against idols.
Hallelujah! Sing to
the LORD a new song, a hymn in the assembly of the faithful.
Let Israel be glad in their maker, the people of Zion rejoice in their
Let them praise his name in festive dance, make
music with tambourine and lyre.
For the LORD takes
delight in his people, honors the poor with victory.
Let the faithful rejoice in their glory, cry
out for joy at their banquet,
With the praise of God in
their mouths, and a two-edged sword in their hands,
execute the judgments decreed for them-- such is the glory of all God's faithful.
Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 2:1-11.
There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.
Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the
When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus
said to him, "They have no wine."
(And) Jesus said to
her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come."
His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells
Now there were six stone water jars there for
Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons.
Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them to the
Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it
to the headwaiter." So they took it.
And when the headwaiter
tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who
had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom
and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely,
an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now."
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory,
and his disciples began to believe in him.