Readings from the Bible for the Roman Catholic liturgy in the extraordinary form

Ember Friday in Lent

The Pool of Bethesda (Robert Bateman, 1877, Yale Center for British Art)
jn 5:2-7

Now there is in Jerusalem at the Sheep (Gate) a pool called in Hebrew Bethesda, with five porticoes. In these lay a large number of ill, blind, lame, and crippled. . One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been ill for a long time, he said to him, "Do you want to be well?" The sick man answered him, "Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; while I am on my way, someone else gets down there before me.".

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