December 27th Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist

Mass Readings for today are here

First Reading John 1: 1-4
What was from the beginning,
what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we looked upon
and touched with our hands
concerns the Word of life
for the life was made visible;

we have seen it and testify to it
and proclaim to you the eternal life
that was with the Father and was made visible to us
what we have seen and heard
we proclaim now to you,


so that you too may have fellowship with us;
for our fellowship is with the Father
and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

We are writing this so that our joy may be complete.

Gospel John 20: 1a - and 2-8

On the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we do not know where they put him.”

So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.

When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.

Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.

Good reflection here and summary of St John's life here 


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Anonymous said...

Thanks Phil. One of my favorite things to pray with is the Prologue from John's Gospel. I think that I can spend the rest of my life with it and never fully grasp the depth of it. Truly a mystic with great love.

Philomena Ewing said...

Yes,thanks Andie; I love John's Gospel too and always dive into it for inspiration. The New Year's Day Mass has that wonderful opening In the beginning was the Word and I am reading that now !!

Philomena Ewing said...

Sorry, I meant Last Day of the Year Mass.

Phil Ewing said...

Hi there lonel,
Thanks for visiting - I have e.mailed you separately the sources for these three images. Theya re all under a creative commons licence so are OK to use if not for commercial gain.
Best wishes for the success of your project !!

Ionel said...

Hello and sorry for disturbing you.
I would like to ask you, if iti is posible: Can you tell me from where you have downloaded the last holly image of Saint John. I want to know if I could found the others Evanghelists, I need those pictures for a project.
Thank you, My reply e-mail adresss if you can help me is: