Liturgical Colour : Red
Sequentia Sancti Evangelii secundum Matthaeum – Continuation of the Holy Gospel according to St. Matthew
Matthew 16 : 13-19
In illo tempore : Venit Jesus in partes Caesarea Philippi, et interrogabat discipulos Suos, dicens : Quem dicunt homines esse Filium Hominis? At illi dixerunt : Alii Joannem Baptistam, alii autem Eliam, alii vero Jeremiam aut unum ex Prophetis.
Dicit illis Jesus : Vos autem quem Me esse dicitis? Respondens Simon Petrus, dixit : Tu es Christus, Filius Dei vivi. Respondens autem Jesus, dixit ei : Beatus es, Simon Bar Jona : quia caro et sanguis non revelavit tibi, sed Pater Meus, qui in caelis est.
Et Ego dico tibi, quia tu es Petrus, et super hanc petram aedificabo Ecclesiam Meam, et portae inferi non praevalebunt adversus eam. Et tibi dabo claves regni caelorum. Et quodcumque ligaveris super terram, erit ligatum et in caelis : et quodcumque solveris super terram, erit solutum et in caelis.
At that time, Jesus came into the quarters of Caesarea Philippi, and He asked His disciples, saying, “Whom do men say that the Son of Man is?” But they said, “Some, John the Baptist, and some others Elijah, and others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets.”
Jesus said to them, “But whom do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are Christ, the Son of the Living God.” And Jesus answering said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon son of John, because flesh and blood had not revealed it to you, bur My Father, Who is in Heaven.”
“And I say to you, that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, and to you I will give the keys of the kingdom of Heaven, and whosoever you shall bind upon the earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven, and whatsoever you shall loosen on earth, it shall also be loosened in Heaven.”