ABC-Pentecost 2017-06-04

June 8, 2014                     PENTECOST

Year A/B/C

First Reading                   Acts 2:1-11

           A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

When the day of Pentecost came, many of the disciples were all together in one place. 

Suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind

and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 

Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared to them;

the tongues of fire separated and came to rest on each one of them. 

They were all filled with the Holy Spirit

and began to speak in other languages

as the Spirit gave them ability.

Now there were devout people from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem.

At this sound of the voices,

the crowd gathered and was bewildered to hear his or her own language spoken. 

Amazed and astonished they asked: 

“Are not all of these people and Pamphylia [pam-FIH-lee-uh],

Egypt and the parts of Libya [LIH-bee-uh] around Cyrene [sai-REE-nee],

as well as visitors from Rome––all Jews, or converts to Judaism––

Cretans [KREE-tuhnz] and who are speaking Galileans? 

How is it that each one of us hears their words in our own native language? 

We are Parthians [PAHR-thee-uhnz], Medes [MEEDZ ] and Elamites [EE-luh-mites],

people from Mesopotamia [mehs-o-po-TAY-mee-uh],

Judea [jü-DEE-uh] and Cappadocia [kap-uh-DOE-shee-uh], Pontus [PAHN-tuhs] and Asia,

Phrygia [FRIH-jee-uh]

Arabs

hear them speaking  about the magnificence of God.”

           The Word of God spoken through Luke in the Acts of the Apostles.

June 8, 2014                     PENTECOST

Year A/B/C

Second Reading     1 Corinthians 12:4-13            Ranier Marie Rilke’s Book of Hours

A reading from the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians and Ranier Marie Rilke’s Book of Hours

Paul writes:

There are different gifts but the same Spirit;  there are different ministries but the same Savior;

there are different works but the same Creator,  who accomplishes all of them in everyone. 

To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 

To one the Spirit gives wisdom in discourse, to another the power to express knowledge. 

Through the Spirit one receives faith; by the same Spirit another is given the gift of healing,

    and still another miraculous powers. 

Prophecy is given to one, to another power to distinguish one spirit from another. 

One receives the gift of tongues, another that of interpreting the tongues. 

Just as a human body, though it is made up on many parts, is a single unit

because all these parts, though many, make one body, so it is with Christ. 

… It was in one Spirit that all of us, whether Jew or Greek, slave or free,

were baptized into one body. 

All of us have been given to drink of the one Spirit.

Rilke writes…

God speaks to each of us as he makes us,
then walks with us silently out of the night.
These are the words we dimly hear:

You, sent out beyond your recall,
go to the limits of your longing.
Embody me.
Flare up like flame
and make big shadows I can move in.


Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror.
Just keep going. No feeling is final.
Don’t let yourself lose me.


Nearby is the country they call life.
You will know it by its seriousness.
Give me your hand.

The Word of God spoken through Paul and Rilke

June 8, 2014                     PENTECOST

Year A/B/C

Gospel                    John 20:19-23

           A reading from the gospel according to John.

When it was evening on the first day of the week,

and the doors of the house where the disciples  met

were locked for fear of the Temple authorities, 

Jesus came and stood among them

 and said,

“Peace be with you.” 

Then he showed them the marks of crucifixion on his hands and his side. 

The disciples were filled with joy when they saw Jesus.

Jesus repeated;  

“Peace be with you.  As Abba God has sent me, so I send you.”

After saying this, Jesus breathed on them and said,

“Receive the Holy Spirit. 

 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven.

 If you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.”

           The Good News of our Salvation spoken through John.

OR

Gospel with peace words…

                               

Gospel                    John 20:19-23

           A reading from the gospel according to John.

When it was evening on the first day of the week,

and the doors of the house where the disciples  met

were locked for fear of the Temple authorities, 

Jesus came and stood among them

 and said,

“Peace be with you.” 

[ Pause for the word “Peace” in 12 languages.  The last one will be Eslama.  Then resume reading.]

  1. Salaamata
  2. Pake
  3. Hacana
  4. P’s
  5. Mir
  6. He Ping
  7. Pace
  8. Sith
  9. Lumana
  10. Paz
  11. Ashtee
  12. Esslama

Then he showed them the marks of crucifixion on his hands and his side. 

The disciples were filled with joy when they saw Jesus.

Jesus repeated;  

 [ Pause again for the word “Peace” in 12 languages.  The last one will be Shalom. 

Then resume reading.]

  1. Chibanda
  2. Frieden
  3. Pace
  4. Wolakota
  5. Shanti
  6. Aman
  7. Paz
  8. Hasiti
  9. Sipala
  10. Fred
  11. Nabad-da
  12. Shalom

           “Peace be with you.  As Abba God has sent me, so I send you.”

After saying this, Jesus breathed on them and said,

“Receive the Holy Spirit. 

 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they are forgiven.

 If you retain anyone’s sins, they are retained.”

           The Good News of our Salvation spoken through John.

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