First Reading for Easter Sunday

Acts 10:34a, 37-43

For Mass during the day

Summary: Peter shared Jesus of Nazareth's journey, anointed by God with the Spirit and power, performing good deeds and healings. Despite His crucifixion, God resurrected Him, revealing Him to selected witnesses. Jesus, appointed judge by God, offers forgiveness through belief in Him.

Jesus' Ministry and Resurrection

Peter proceeded to speak and said: “You know what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached, how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power.

He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

We are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.

They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.

This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.

He commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead.

To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name.”

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