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

Ss. Simon and Jude Apostles

LA ASCENSIÓN (Nerina Canzi, 2015, © Nerina Canzi)
Eph 4:8-13

Therefore, it says: "He ascended on high and took prisoners captive; he gave gifts to men." What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended into the lower (regions) of the earth? The one who descended is also the one who ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave some as apostles, others as prophets, others as evangelists, others as pastors and teachers, to equip the holy ones for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of faith and knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the extent of the full stature of Christ.

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