November 21, 2021

Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

  • First reading and Psalm
    • 2 Samuel 23:1-7
    • Psalm 132:1-12, (13-18)
  • Alternate First reading and Psalm
    • Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
    • Psalm 93
  • Second reading
    • Revelation 1:4b-8
  • Gospel
    • John 18:33-37

The gospel from John:
Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Do you ask this on your own, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate replied, “I am not a Jew, am I? Your own nation and the chief priests have handed you over to me. What have you done?”

Jesus before Pilate, First Interview
Tissot, James, 1836-1902
Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries
Vanderbilt University

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world. If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, my kingdom is not from here.”

Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.”

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