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Gospel for the Pentecost Year B

John 20:19-23

There are two options for the Gospel.

Summary: On the evening following his resurrection, Jesus miraculously appeared to his disciples, who were hiding in fear. He greeted them with a message of peace and showed them his crucifixion wounds. Their fear turned to joy. Jesus then empowered them with the Holy Spirit and the authority to forgive sins.

Jesus' Post-Resurrection Visit

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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