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The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

Concordia and Koinonia

Translation: “The Word became flesh”

Collect of the Day:  

Merciful Lord, cast the bright beams of Your light upon Your Church that we, being instructed in the doctrine of Your blessed apostel and evangelist John, may come to the light of everlasting life;  for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, oneGod,now and forever. Amen.

Lessons:

Revelation 1: 1-6

Psalm 11

1 John 1: 1-2: 2

St. John 21: 20-25

St. Johnwas a son of Zebedee and brother of James the Elder (whose festival day is July 25). John was among the first disciples to be called by Jesus (Matthew 4:18 -22) and became known as “the disciple whom Jesus loved,” as he refers to himself in the Gospel that bears his name (e.g., John 21:20). Of the Twelve, John alone did not forsake Jesus in the hours of His suffering and…

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