The Gospel for this Sunday will be read in a variety of languages – so far we have readers for Latin, Greek, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and a variety of other European languages. I will have more readings with me for Polish, Arabic, and Estonian that I found online, as several more readers volunteered their services on Sunday. We will all begin reading after the first line of the Gospel, clearly and expressively, as if we are speaking to a friend.
Readings in more languages are available (Tagalog, Thai, Swahili, Maori, and a number of other Asian and African languages). If you speak one of these languages and would like to read, please contact the webmistress. This is a great opportunity to invite someone to church, and a great opportunity for someone who is looking for a church home to “take the plunge.”
This is the Gospel that Father Ted will read (quite loudly, he assures us):
Philip said to Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, `Show us the Father’? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you forever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.”