Emmaus sec assembly for Easter 2013

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The walk to Emmaus
Luke 24:13-35
Two of them were going to a village called
Emmaus... seven miles from Jerusalem, talking
with each other about all that had happened.
Jesus himself came near and went with them,
but their eyes were kept from recognising him.
He said to them,
“What are you discussing with each other
while you walk along?”
Cleopas answered, “Are you the only stranger
in Jerusalem who does not know the things
that have taken place there in these days?”
“...about Jesus of Nazareth...
Our chief priests and leaders handed him over
to be condemned to death and crucified him...
Some women of our group astounded us...
and told us that they had seen
a vision of angels who said that he was alive.”
“How foolish you are,
and how slow of heart
to believe all that the
prophets have
declared!”
...Then beginning with
Moses and all the
prophets, he
interpreted to them
the things about
himself in all the
scriptures.
“Stay with us, because it is almost evening
and the day is now nearly over.”
So he went in to stay with them.
When he was at the table with them,
he took bread, blessed and broke it,
and gave it to them.
Then their eyes were opened,
and they recognised him;
and he vanished from their sight.
They returned
to Jerusalem
and found the
eleven and their
companions...
They were
saying, “The
Lord has risen
indeed, and he
has appeared
to Simon!”
Then they told what had happened on the road,
and how he had been made known to them
in the breaking of the bread.
Let us pray together: Risen Jesus,
there are many among us who go hungry.
Help us to recognise you in our global family.
As we break bread together,
may we share together in your Kingdom
of welcome and plenty for all. Amen.
1 person in 8 goes to bed hungry every night.
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Scripture text taken from the New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
Photographs: Simon Rawles, Annie Bungeroth, Richard Wainwright,
Marcella Haddad, Ataklti Mulu, Adrian White.