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The Everyday Prayer


 
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Church of Sant'Egidio, Rome

First Reading

Acts 6, 1-7

About this time, when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenists made a complaint against the Hebrews: in the daily distribution their own widows were being overlooked.

So the Twelve called a full meeting of the disciples and addressed them, 'It would not be right for us to neglect the word of God so as to give out food;

you, brothers, must select from among yourselves seven men of good reputation, filled with the Spirit and with wisdom, to whom we can hand over this duty.

We ourselves will continue to devote ourselves to prayer and to the service of the word.'

The whole assembly approved of this proposal and elected Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus of Antioch, a convert to Judaism.

They presented these to the apostles, and after prayer they laid their hands on them.

The word of the Lord continued to spread: the number of disciples in Jerusalem was greatly increased, and a large group of priests made their submission to the faith.


05/22/2011
Liturgy of the Sunday


Calendar of the week
MAR
19
Sunday, 19 March
Liturgy of the Sunday
MAR
20
Monday, 20 March
Prayer for peace
MAR
21
Tuesday, 21 March
Memory of the Mother of the Lord
MAR
22
Wednesday, 22 March
Memory of the Saints and the Prophets
MAR
23
Thursday, 23 March
Memory of the Church
MAR
24
Friday, 24 March
Memory of Jesus crucified
MAR
25
Saturday, 25 March
Sunday Vigil
MAR
26
Sunday, 26 March
Liturgy of the Sunday