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Today’s Readings – Tuesday of week 7 of Easter - First Reading

Commentary on Acts 20:17-27

We are still with Paul on his Third Missionary Journey.  A great number of exciting events happens during the latter part of the journey most of which, unfortunately, is omitted in our liturgy readings.

Paul spent two or three years in Ephesus altogether.  Yesterday, we saw him vigorously preaching to the Jews in the synagogue over a period of three months.  Eventually, however, the usual opposition arose from a number of Jews who refused to accept his message.  So Paul withdrew from the synagogue and went instead to continue his preaching in a public hall.  This continued for two years so that the Word was heard not only in Ephesus but through all the surrounding Roman province of Asia.  Paul also revealed extraordinary healing powe … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Monday of week 7 of Easter - First Reading

Commentary on Acts 19:1-8

We are still with the Third Missionary Journey of Paul.

Apollos (to whom we were introduced last Saturday) has now left Ephesus for Corinth at the invitation of the Christians there. Later, he will return to Ephesus while Paul is still … Continue

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