Saturday, January 4, 2020

3 Kings Cake Recipe for Epiphany - Traditional German Epiphany Recipe


A Traditional Cake for Epiphany, German recipe

INGREDIENTS 
 2 Cups and 3 Tablespoons of Flour 
1.4 Ounces of Yeast (Fresh)
1/3 Cup of Sugar
2/4 Cup of Milk
7 Tablespoons of melted Butter
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 Lemon chopped
1/2 teaspoon of Cardamon
2 Eggs (1 Separated)
1/2 Cup of Rum soaked Raisins
1 Cup of dried chopped Fruit

Instructions
In a large mixing bowl pour in 3/4 of the flour leaving a hole in the middle. Mix the yeast with a pinch of sugar and some of the lukewarm milk. Place the yeast mixture in the hole and cover with a towel. Let sit for 1/4 an hour in a warm place. Afterwards, add the butter, salt, lemon, cardamon, eggs, milk and flour to the mixture. Knead dough until smooth.
Once a ball of dough is formed add the remaining raisins and fruit. Knead entire mixture and make a log and divide into four balls.
Place in a greased spring-form pan with a tube. Cover with a cloth and let rise for 20 minutes in a warm place. Brush dough with a beaten egg yolk and place in the oven at 350 F. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool cake before removing from pan.
When cooled frost the cake with 2 Tablespoons of Icing Sugar mixed with 2 Tablespoons of Lemon Juice. Decorate with candied cherries.
Traditionally, a golden crown is placed on top of the cake.

How to Bless your Home for Epiphany - CMB Chalk Blessing - Christus Mansionem Benedicat - Share this #Epiphany Easy Guide!


Epiphany means to manifest. Pious customs among Christians have placed the letters 20CMB20 and the year above door posts relating to the blood on the door posts of the Old Testament. CMB means "Christus Mansionem Benedicat" in Latin - May Christ bless this dwelling place. CMB also stand for the 3 Magi Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar.  These were the 3 Kings who visited the Baby Jesus. (Image share from Fr. Trigillio Jr.) 
Prayers to be Said During the Blessing:
Blessing the Chalk
V. Our help is the name of the Lord:
R. The maker of heaven and earth.
V. The Lord shall watch over your going out and your coming in:
R. From this time forth for evermore.

Let us pray.Loving God, bless this chalk which you have created, that it may be helpful to your people; and grant that through the invocation of your most Holy Name that we who use it in faith to write upon the door of our home the names of your holy ones Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, may receive health of body and protection of soul for all who dwell in or visit our home; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
How to Bless the Home
Use the blessed chalk to mark the frame of your front door :
20 + C + M + B + 20 while saying:
The three Wise Men, Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar followed the star of God’s Son who became human two thousand and fifteen years ago. May Christ bless our home and remain with us throughout the new year. Amen.
Then offer the following prayer: Visit, O blessed Lord, this home with the gladness of your presence. Bless all who live or visit here with the gift of your love; and grant that we may manifest your love to each other and to all whose lives we touch. May we grow in grace and in the knowledge and love of you; guide, comfort, and strengthen us in peace, O Jesus Christ, now and forever. Amen

Sunday Mass Online : Happy Epiphany Sunday January 5, 2020 - #Eucharist - Readings + Video

The Epiphany of the Lord

Lectionary: 20

Reading 1IS 60:1-6

Rise up in splendor, Jerusalem!  Your light has come,
the glory of the Lord shines upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth,
and thick clouds cover the peoples;
but upon you the LORD shines,
and over you appears his glory.
Nations shall walk by your light,
and kings by your shining radiance.
Raise your eyes and look about;
they all gather and come to you:
your sons come from afar,
and your daughters in the arms of their nurses.

Then you shall be radiant at what you see,
your heart shall throb and overflow,
for the riches of the sea shall be emptied out before you,
the wealth of nations shall be brought to you.
Caravans of camels shall fill you,
dromedaries from Midian and Ephah;
all from Sheba shall come
bearing gold and frankincense,
and proclaiming the praises of the LORD.

Responsorial PsalmPS 72:1-2, 7-8, 10-11, 12-13.

R. (cf. 11)  Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
O God, with your judgment endow the king,
and with your justice, the king's son;
He shall govern your people with justice
and your afflicted ones with judgment.
R. Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
Justice shall flower in his days,
and profound peace, till the moon be no more.
May he rule from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
R. Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
The kings of Tarshish and the Isles shall offer gifts;
the kings of Arabia and Seba shall bring tribute.
All kings shall pay him homage,
all nations shall serve him.
R. Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.
For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out,
and the afflicted when he has no one to help him.
He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor;
the lives of the poor he shall save.
R. Lord, every nation on earth will adore you.

Reading 2EPH 3:2-3A, 5-6

Brothers and sisters:
You have heard of the stewardship of God's grace
that was given to me for your benefit,
namely, that the mystery was made known to me by revelation.
It was not made known to people in other generations
as it has now been revealed
to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit:
that the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body,
and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.

AlleluiaMT 2:2

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
We saw his star at its rising
and have come to do him homage.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelMT 2:1-12

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea,
in the days of King Herod,
behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying,
"Where is the newborn king of the Jews?
We saw his star at its rising
and have come to do him homage."
When King Herod heard this,
he was greatly troubled,
and all Jerusalem with him.
Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people,
He inquired of them where the Christ was to be born.
They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea,
for thus it has been written through the prophet:
And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
since from you shall come a ruler,
who is to shepherd my people Israel."

Then Herod called the magi secretly
and ascertained from them the time of the star's appearance.
He sent them to Bethlehem and said,
"Go and search diligently for the child.
When you have found him, bring me word,
that I too may go and do him homage."
After their audience with the king they set out.
And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them,
until it came and stopped over the place where the child was.
They were overjoyed at seeing the star,
and on entering the house
they saw the child with Mary his mother.
They prostrated themselves and did him homage.
Then they opened their treasures
and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod,
they departed for their country by another way.

Saint January 5 : St. John Neumann a Redemptorist Bishop and Missionary to the USA




Born:
28 March 1811 at Prachititz, Bohemia
Died:
5 January 1860
Canonized: 19 June 1977 by Pope Paul VI
Major Shrine:
National Shrine of Saint John Neumann, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 
Saint John Neumann’s Story

Perhaps because the United States got a later start in the history of the world, it has relatively few canonized saints, but their number is increasing.
John Neumann was born in what is now the Czech Republic. After studying in Prague, he came to New York at 25 and was ordained a priest. He did missionary work in New York until he was 29, when he joined the Redemptorists and became its first member to profess vows in the United States. He continued missionary work in Maryland, Virginia and Ohio, where he became popular with the Germans.
At 41, as bishop of Philadelphia, he organized the parochial school system into a diocesan one, increasing the number of pupils almost twentyfold within a short time.
Gifted with outstanding organizing ability, he drew into the city many teaching communities of sisters and the Christian Brothers. During his brief assignment as vice provincial for the Redemptorists, he placed them in the forefront of the parochial movement.
Well-known for his holiness and learning, spiritual writing and preaching, on October 13, 1963, John Neumann became the first American bishop to be beatified. 
Canonized in 1977, he is buried in St. Peter the Apostle Church in Philadelphia.
Reflection
Neumann took seriously our Lord’s words, “Go and teach all nations.” 
From Christ he received his instructions and the power to carry them out. For Christ does not give a mission without supplying the means to accomplish it. The Father’s gift in Christ to John Neumann was his exceptional organizing ability, which he used to spread the Good News. Today the Church is in dire need of men and women to continue in our times the teaching of the Good News. The obstacles and inconveniences are real and costly. Yet when Christians approach Christ, he supplies the necessary talents to answer today’s needs. The Spirit of Christ continues his work through the instrumentality of generous Christians.
Source: Franciscanmedia

Free Movie : A Time for Miracles - on the Life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton - Stars Kate Mulgrew

A Time for Miracles (1980) 1h 37min | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 21 December 1980
 A true story about Saint Elizabeth Bayley Seton, the first American to ever be canonized as a saint by the Pope. She took up Catholicism after the death of her rich husband, fought bigotry and opened free catholic schools and orphanages. Director: Michael O'Herlihy Writer: Henry Denker
Stars: Kate Mulgrew, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Rossano Brazzi | 

Easy Novena to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton with Special Prayers to Share by #StElizabethAnnSeton


NOVENA TO
SAINT ELIZABETH ANN SETON


Say for 9 Days - 
Say 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary and 1 Glory Be each day of the Novena:
Oh, God our Father, 
glorify here upon earth your servant, 
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, 
by manifesting the power of her intercession 
through the favour I now implore.

(State your intention here...)

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, 
Your Son, who lives and reigns with You 
and the Holy Spirit, 
one God, 
forever and ever. 

Amen.

The Anima Christi of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Soul of Jesus, Sanctify me.  Blood of Jesus, Wash me, Passion of Jesus, Comfort me. Wounds of Jesus, Hide me.  Heart of Jesus, Receive me. Spirit of Jesus, Enliven me.  Goodness of Jesus, Pardon me. Beauty of Jesus, Draw me.  Humility of Jesus, Humble me.  Peace of Jesus, Pacify me.  Love of Jesus, Inflame me.  Kingdom of Jesus, Come to me.  Grace of Jesus, Replenish me.  Mercy of Jesus, Pity me. Sanctity of Jesus, Sanctify me.  Purity of Jesus, Purify me.  Cross of Jesus, Support me.  Nails of Jesus, Hold me.  Mouth of Jesus, Bless me in life, in death, in time and eternity. Mouth of Jesus, Defend me in the hour of death. Mouth of Jesus, Call me to come to Thee. Mouth of Jesus, Receive me with Thy saints in glory evermore. Let Us Pray Unite me to Thyself, O adorable Victim. Life-giving heavenly Bread, feed me, sanctify me, reign in me, transform me to Thyself, live in me; let me live in Thee; let me adore Thee in Thy life-giving Sacrament as my God, listen to Thee as to my Master, obey Thee as my King, imitate Thee as my Model, follow Thee as my Shepherd, love Thee as my Father, seek Thee as my Physician who wilt heal all the maladies of my soul. Be indeed my Way, Truth and Life; sustain me, O heavenly Manna, through the desert of this world, till I shall behold Thee unveiled in Thy glory. Amen

Australia's Archbishop Comensoli's Message of Prayer and Hope in the Midst of Fires Devastating the Country - Full Text


Message from Archbishop Comensoli
Weekend, 4-5 January 2020

My dear friends,

On this first weekend of the New Year, we should be focusing on the joy of families, friends and holidays.

Instead for so many, the beginning of 2020 has already been marked with loss, destruction, separation and deep sadness; and it would seem there is more to come.

Our skies across Melbourne are filled with the smell and haze of the fires – a steady reminder that our neighbours, so close to us particularly in the Gippsland areas, but also in our bordering States of NSW and South Australia are in dire need. Into these communities too, have come hundreds of volunteers and service organisations who have given up their own family celebrations, and placed their lives on the line to bring help, support and relief where possible. There is something truly remarkable, and exceptionally humbling, about the spirit of our shared humanity that gives its all without question.

As individuals we may feel helpless in the short-term at this growing tragedy. Please know that the Archdiocese has reached out to Government and State services and offered its full support for what may be required. Some of our main support areas such as CatholicCare, Catholic Education Melbourne and St Vincent de Paul are looking to see what can be put in place. In this manner we leave the immediate, on-the-ground work to those so highly skilled in such situations – but remain on alert and ready to provide support, resources or facilities if called for.

For those who lived through the great heartache of the Black Saturday fires, they will know too well that the effects of such trauma will be felt for many months, and even years to come. I strongly encourage you now to direct any donations to the St Vincent de Paul Bushfire Appeal to ensure that our brothers and sisters have a chance to rebuild their lives after such devastation. Your Parishes may look to direct specific collections this way.

In Matthew’s Gospel this Sunday we encounter the journey of the wise men to the infant Jesus. They came from ‘far away’ - a hard and difficult journey with great sacrifices. They came seeking and in need, and in their encounter with Christ were changed; “…and they returned to their country by a different way.” (Matt 2:1-12).

As the Magi journeyed so long ago, may we also bring our prayers to the feet of the Christ child on behalf of our brothers and sisters most in need, that at this very moment they will be kept safe and protected, and that they will find hope and renewal to their lives into the future.

Our Lady Help of Christians, patroness of Australia, protect us and pray for us.

Yours sincerely in Christ Jesus,

Most Reverend Peter A Comensoli
Archbishop of Melbourne

U.S. Catholic Church Stands in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees Observation of National Migration Week - Full Text


U.S. Catholic Church Stands in Solidarity with Immigrants and Refugees Observation of National Migration Week: January 5-11, 2020

USCCB Release: January 2, 2020
WASHINGTON—Globally, there are more than 70 million people who have been forcibly displaced from their homes due to political instability, violence, and economic hardship. Pope Francis has challenged people to move from a culture of “indifference” to a culture of solidarity, which will help them to embrace the poor and marginalized, and those struggling to find a better life.

For nearly a half-century, National Migration Week has been observed in the United States to highlight the situation of immigrants and refugees and unite in prayer to accompany them. The theme for this year’s observance (January 5-11) is “Promoting a Church and a World for All,” and reflects the Church as a welcoming place for all God’s children.

“As a founding principle of our country, we have always welcomed immigrant and refugee populations, and through the social services and good works of the Church, we have accompanied our brothers and sisters in integrating to daily American life,” said Bishop Mario E. Dorsonville, auxiliary bishop of Washington and chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration. “National Migration Week is an opportunity for the Church to prayerfully unite and live out the Holy Father’s vision to welcome immigrants and refugees into our communities and to provide opportunities that will help them and all people of good will to thrive.”

Educational materials and other resources for National Migration Week are available on the Justice for Immigrants website.
USCCB Release - Full Text - Image Source Google Images - Ey.com

First Saturday of the Month Devotion Explained with Special Promise - a request of Our Lady of Fatima



DEVOTION OF THE FIVE FIRST SATURDAYS
Our Lady of Fátima asked that, in reparation for sins committed against her Immaculate Heart, on the first Saturday Catholics go to Confession (within eight days before or after the first Saturday), receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary, and keep her company for 15 minutes while meditating on the 15 mysteries of the Rosary. She promised that, whoever would ever do this, would be given at the hour of his death the graces necessary for salvation.
The following is an explanation of the conditions contained in Our Lady's request regarding the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays of the Month.
  1. Confess and receive Holy Communion
    On February 15, 1926 the Child Jesus alone came to visit Sr. Lucia and asked if the devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary was being propagated. Sr. Lucia spoke of a difficulty some people have in confessing on the first Saturday, and asked if they might be allowed eight days in order to fulfill Our Lady's requests. Jesus answered: "Yes, even more time still, as long as they receive Me in the state of grace and have the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary."
  2. Recite the Rosary
    Five decades of the Rosary may be recited at any time or place; yet, since one will be attending Mass in order to receive Holy Communion, a very desirable time and place would be before or after Mass in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. Meditation on the mysteries according to one's capacity is an essential condition for praying the Rosary. Yet, involuntary distractions do not rob the Rosary of fruit if one is doing the best he can.
  3. "Keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary."
    The question is often asked: Does the meditation while reciting the Rosary fulfill this condition, or is there required an additional fifteen minutes of meditation? That an additional 15 minutes of meditation is required was recently confirmed by Sr. Lucia of Fatima. It is clear too from a statement by the first Bishop of Fatima.
    The last entry in the chronology of Fatima, published in the official Calendar of the Sanctuary for the year of 1940, and signed by Dom Jose Correia da Silva, the first Bishop of Fatima, gave a summary of Our Lady's requests concerning the Five First Saturdays. From that official statement in the Calendar of the Sanctuary, we read the Bishop's enumeration of the various items that pertain to the devotion of the five Saturdays:
It consists in going to Confession, receiving Communion, reciting five decades of the Rosary and meditating for a quarter of an hour on the mysteries of the Rosary on the first Saturday of five consecutive months. The Confession may be made during the eight days preceding or following the first Saturday of each month, provided that Holy Communion be received in the state of grace. Should one forget to form the intention of making reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, it may be formed at the next Confession, occasion to go to confession being taken at the first opportunity.

Attack on Fishermen near Cameroon Border with 50 People Killed by Boko Haram


BBC reports of a Lake Chad attack with 'Dozens of fishermen' killed near Cameroon border
3 January 2020
Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed at least 50 people on an island on Lake Chad, bordering Cameroon and Chad, a local official told the BBC.

The militants, disguised as traders, attacked fishermen, local mayor Ali Ramat said, quoting a survivor.

The attack happened on 22 December, but news from the remote area is only just beginning to come out.

Boko Haram, formed in Nigeria in 2009, has since spread its activities to neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

Mr Ramat, the mayor of Darak in Cameroon's Far North Region, told the BBC that among those killed were at least 20 Cameroonians. An unknown number of people are still unaccounted for, he said.

The dead are believed to be a mixture of nationalities, some of whom had been fishing on the lake.

In late December, local community members sent a search party to the area of the attack and found dead bodies floating in the water, the BBC's Killian Chimtom in Cameroon reports.

Regional Governor Midjiyawa Bakary confirmed that the attack had happened.


Media captionBoko Haram’s decade of terror explained
Mayor Ramat said the area had become a hotspot for Boko Haram attacks since Chadian soldiers stopped patrolling it.

He told the BBC that the Multi-National Joint Task Force - a five-nation regional military force from the countries of the Lake Chad Basin - was ill equipped to patrol the area.
Edited from BBC News

BREAKING Death Toll Rises to 53 People Killed and 175,000 Displace by Floods in Indonesia


Asia News IT: More victims and displaced people in Jakarta. Environmentalists: alarm bells ignored
The rains killed at least 53 people and displaced 175 thousand inhabitants.  There are around 11,000 health workers and soldiers on the ground to reduce the risk of outbreaks.  Experts: “There is no environmental awareness.  When the water withdraws, climate change will no longer be discussed. "


Jakarta (AsiaNews / Agencies) - The death toll from the violent floods and landslides that hit the region of Jakarta in Indonesia is rising hour by hour.  Agus Wibowo, a spokesman for the National Disaster Reduction Agency, reports that there are 53 dead and at least 175,000 people displaced.  Many have found refuge in camps and shelters set up around the disaster area, where sanitation is collapsing.

Meanwhile, activists and environmentalists denounce the government for ignoring the warning signs of climate change.

The rains began to fall heavily on New Year's Eve and in a short time they flooded the area of ​​the Indonesian capital.  The metropolitan area of ​​Jakarta is one of the most populated in the world with around 30 million inhabitants.  The areas close to the coast are subject to frequent flooding due to the constant sinking below sea level.  For this reason the government has planned to move the capital to Borneo, in a higher area and at a lower risk of natural catastrophe.

In the past few hours, the Ministry of Health has deployed around 11,000 health workers and soldiers to distribute medicine, personal hygiene kits and food.  The goal is to prevent the outbreak of hepatitis A epidemics, dengue fever and other diseases, including infections caused by contact with animal carcasses.

According to experts, the natural disaster of this early 2020 is the worst since 2013, when dozens of people died from the monsoon rainfall that flooded the city.  For environmentalists, yet another environmental disaster should be a "wake-up call" for climate change in one of the most polluting countries for greenhouse gases (fifth worldwide).

However, Yuyun Harmono, head of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment, points out that the administration has proven reluctant to deal with disasters and appears to have no intention of reducing polluting emissions.  Floods, he continues, "should serve as a powerful reminder that things cannot be dealt with as usual."

According to a 2019 survey, the country's environmental vulnerability is scarcely considered by the population: only 18% of respondents believe that there is a correlation between human activity and climate change.  Nirwono Joga, a researcher at the Urban Studies Center in Jakarta, "there aren't many people who realize the impact of climate change.  When the water retreats and people return to their homes, actions that are being talked about to combat climate change will also be forgotten. "
Full Text Source: AsiaNewsIT

Politicians must be men and women sincerely in love with Peace according to Fr. Donald Zagore, of the Society for African Missions


AFRICA/IVORY COAST - The Country needs political apostles of peace and reconciliation
Friday, 3 January 2020

Abidjan (Agenzia Fides) - "Ivorian politicians must be men and women sincerely in love with peace. Our Country really needs politicians who are apostles of peace and reconciliation". This is what Ivorian theologian Fr. Donald Zagore, of the Society for African Missions (SMA) tells Agenzia Fides. The Christmas period in the country was characterized by political tensions fomented by the arrest warrant for Guillaume Soro, a former rebel leader. Accused of money laundering and violation of State security, Soro had recently announced his candidacy for the presidential elections in October 2020 (see Fides, 4/12/2019) and should have returned to the Country after more than six months abroad. There was also the appeal of the Church which, through the voice of Cardinal Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Archbishop of Abidjan, asked for the release of Soro's supporters.
"We have become prisoners of our politicians. Our peace, tranquility and stability depend on them and it is not fair", said Fr. Zagore. "So far, the politicians of our battered country have brought only sadness and desolation. The 'political king' mentality, which gives itself the right to life and death on the population, must change", continues Zagore. "Violence, frustration and revenge, which are constantly the most popular tools and methods in the Ivorian political world, will not help build a rule of law and, above all, a country of peace. Hatred and revenge form an endless vicious circle. The country needs peace and reconciliation". (DZ/AP) (Agenzia Fides, 3/1/2020)

Today's Mass Readings and Video : Saturday, January 4, 2020 - #Eucharist in Christmastide


Memorial of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious
Lectionary: 207
Reading 11 JN 3:7-10
Children, let no one deceive you.
The person who acts in righteousness is righteous,
just as he is righteous.
Whoever sins belongs to the Devil,
because the Devil has sinned from the beginning.
Indeed, the Son of God was revealed to destroy the works of the Devil.
No one who is begotten by God commits sin,
because God’s seed remains in him;
he cannot sin because he is begotten by God.
In this way,
the children of God and the children of the Devil are made plain;
no one who fails to act in righteousness belongs to God,
nor anyone who does not love his brother.

Responsorial PsalmPS 98:1, 7-8, 9

R. (3cd) All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm.
R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
Let the sea and what fills it resound,
the world and those who dwell in it;
Let the rivers clap their hands,
the mountains shout with them for joy before the LORD.
R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.
The LORD comes;
he comes to rule the earth;
He will rule the world with justice
and the peoples with equity.
R. All the ends of the earth have seen the saving power of God.

AlleluiaHEB 1:1-2

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets:
in these last days, he has spoken to us through the Son.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

GospelJN 1:35-42

John was standing with two of his disciples,
and as he watched Jesus walk by, he said,
“Behold, the Lamb of God.”
The two disciples heard what he said and followed Jesus.
Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them,
“What are you looking for?”
They said to him, “Rabbi” (which translated means Teacher),
“where are you staying?”
He said to them, “Come, and you will see.”
So they went and saw where he was staying,
and they stayed with him that day.
It was about four in the afternoon.
Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter,
was one of the two who heard John and followed Jesus.
He first found his own brother Simon and told him,
“We have found the Messiah,” which is translated Christ.
Then he brought him to Jesus.
Jesus looked at him and said,
“You are Simon the son of John;
you will be called Cephas,” which is translated Peter.