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Acts of the Apostles 2:38-43 (§6)

Thursday of Bright Week

In those days: Peter addressed the people: “You must reform and be baptized, each one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, that your sins may be forgiven; then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.  It was to you and your children that the promise was made, and to all those still far off whom the Lord our God calls.”  In support of his testimony he used many other arguments, and kept urging; “Save yourselves from this generation which has gone astray.”  Those who accepted his message were baptized; some three thousand were added that day.  They devoted themselves to the apostles' instruction and the communal life, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.  A reverent fear overtook them all, for many wonders and signs were performed by the apostles. 

Text from the New American Bible (1970).