3rd Sunday in Easter: The Holy Gospel: John 21:1-19

P: The Holy Gospel according to John.
C: Glory be to Thee, O Lord
Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

After this Jesus revealed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias, and
he revealed himself in this way. Simon Peter, Thomas (called the Twin), Nathanael
of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples were
together. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We
will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught
nothing.

Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not
know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They
answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat,
and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in,
because of the quantity of fish. That disciple whom Jesus loved therefore said to
Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his
outer garment, for he was stripped for work, and threw himself into the sea. The
other disciples came in the boat, dragging the net full of fish, for they were not far
from the land, but about a hundred yards off.

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out
on it, and bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish that you have just
caught.” So Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net ashore, full of large fish,
153 of them. And although there were so many, the net was not torn. Jesus said to
them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who
are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to
them, and so with the fish. This was now the third time that Jesus was revealed to
the disciples after he was raised from the dead.

Jesus and Peter

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John,
do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love
you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son
of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.”
He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of
John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time,
“Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that
I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you
were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when
you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry
you where you do not want to go.” (This he said to show by what kind of death he
was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”

P: This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C: Praise be to Thee, O Christ.

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