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Gospel for St. Cyril of Jerusalem

John 15:1-8

Summary: I am the real vine, and my Father is the gardener. He removes unproductive branches and trims the fruitful ones for better yield. You've been trimmed through my teachings. Stay connected to me to bear fruit; without me, you can do nothing. Producing much fruit honors my Father and proves you are my disciples.

The Vine and the Branches

Jesus said to his disciples: “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower. He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit, and everyone that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit. You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you. Remain in me, as I remain in you.

Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own unless it remains on the vine, so neither can you unless you remain in me. I am the vine, you are the branches.

Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit, because without me you can do nothing.

Anyone who does not remain in me will be thrown out like a branch and wither; people will gather them and throw them into a fire and they will be burned. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.

By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”

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