Easter: Saturday of the Sixth Week

“He began to speak boldly in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the Way [of God] more accurately.” (Acts of the Apostles 18:26)

In commenting on these verses from today’s First Reading, Saint John Chrysostom writes:

“The boldness of the man was great: he spoke precisely about Jesus, but he was in need of precision, of other further teaching. And still, in this way, even though [Apollos] did not know all, he had, because of his eagerness, drawn to himself the Holy Spirit, just as those at the house of Cornelius.” (Catena on the Acts of the Apostles, 18)

O God,
Whose Son, at His Ascension to the heavens,
was pleased to promise
the Holy Spirit to the Apostles,
grant, we pray,
that, just as they received
manifold gifts of heavenly teaching,
so on us, too,
you may bestow heavenly gifts.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

The Lord is risen. Alleluia!
He is risen, indeed. Alleluia!

Glory to the Father
and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit:
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and will be forever. Amen