From Paphos, Paul and his companions
set sail and arrived at Perga in Pamphylia. But John left them and returned to Jerusalem. They
continued on from Perga and reached Antioch in Pisidia. On the sabbath they entered into the
synagogue and took their seats. After the reading of the law and the prophets, the synagogue
officials sent word to them, "My brothers, if one of you has a word of exhortation for the people,
So Paul got up, motioned with his hand, and said, "Fellow
children of Israel and you others who are God-fearing, listen. The God of this people Israel chose
our ancestors and exalted the people during their sojourn in the land of Egypt. With uplifted arm he
led them out, and for about forty years he put up with them in the desert. When he had destroyed
seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance at the end of about
four hundred and fifty years. After these things he provided judges up to Samuel the prophet. Then
they asked for a king. God gave them Saul, son of Kish, a man from the tribe of Benjamin, for forty
years. Then he removed him and raised up David as their king; of him he testified, I have found
David, son of Jesse, a man after my own heart; he will carry out my every wish. From this man's
descendants God, according to his promise, has brought to Israel a savior,
John heralded his coming by proclaiming a baptism of
repentance to all the people of Israel; and as John was completing his course, he would say, ‘What
do you suppose that I am? I am not he. Behold, one is coming after me; I am not worthy to unfasten
the sandals of his feet.'"
Psalm 89: 2-3, 21-22, 25 and 27.
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord. or: R.
The favors of the LORD I will sing forever;
through all generations my mouth shall proclaim your
For you have said, "My kindness is
in heaven you have confirmed
R. For ever I
will sing the goodness of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia.
"I have found David, my
with my holy oil I have anointed
That my hand may be always with
and that my arm may make him
R. For ever I will sing
the goodness of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia.
"My faithfulness and my mercy shall be
and through my name shall his horn be
He shall say of me, ‘You are my
my God, the Rock, my
R. For ever I will
sing the goodness of the Lord. or: R. Alleluia.
Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 13:
When Jesus had washed the disciples' feet, he said to them: "Amen, amen, I
say to you, no slave is greater than his master nor any messenger greater than the one who sent him.
If you understand this, blessed are you if you do it. I am not speaking of all of you. I know those
whom I have chosen. But so that the Scripture might be fulfilled, The one who ate my food has raised
his heel against me. From now on I am telling you before it happens, so that when it happens you may
believe that I AM. Amen, amen, I say to you, whoever receives the one I send receives me, and
whoever receives me receives the one who sent me."