Gospel for the Departed

Fourth Saturday of Great Lent: Memorial Saturday

John 5:24 – 30, today’s Gospel for the Departed:


Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.


Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live.


For as the Father has life in Himself, so He has granted the Son to have life in Himself,


and has given Him authority to execute judgment also, because He is the Son of Man.


Do not marvel at this; for the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice


and come forth – those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil, to the resurrection of condemnation.


I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

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