Archive for April, 2010
the Holy Gospel + of our Lord Jesus Christ + according to St John+
Later on, Jesus showed himself again to the disciples. It was by the Sea of Tiberius, and it happened like this: Simon Peter, Thomas called the twin, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee and two more of his disciples were together. Simon Peter said, ‘I’m going fishing’. They replied, ‘We’ll come with you’. They went out and got into the boat but caught nothing that night.
It was light by now and there stood Jesus on the shore, though the disciples did not realize it was Jesus. Jesus called out, ‘Have you caught anything, friends?’ And when they answered, ‘No’ , he said, ‘Throw the net out to starboard and you’ll find something’. So they dropped the net , and there were so many fish that they could not haul it in. The disciple Jesus loved said to Peter , ‘It is the Lord’. At these words, Simon Peter, who had practically nothing on, wrapped his cloak round him and jumped in the water. The other disciples came on in the boat, towing the net and the fish; they were only about a hundred yards from land.
As soon as they came ashore they saw that there was some bread there, and a charcoal fire with fish cooking on it.
Simon Peter went aboard and dragged the net to the shore, full of big fish, one hundred and fifty-three of them; and in spite of there being so many the net was not broken.
Jesus said to them, ‘Come and have breakfast’.