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Gospel for the Pentecost Year A

John 20:19-23

Summary: On the evening after his resurrection, Jesus appeared to his fearful disciples, greeting them with peace. He showed them his wounds, confirming his identity, which filled them with joy. Jesus commissioned them, as the Father sent him, and bestowed the Holy Spirit, granting them authority to forgive sins.

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.”

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