3rd Sunday of Easter, Year B: 1st Reading

Acts 3:13-15, 17-19

Peter said to the people:
   “The God of Abraham,
   the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
   the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus,
   whom you handed over and denied in Pilate’s presence
   when he had decided to release him.
You denied the Holy and Righteous One
   and asked that a murderer be released to you.
The author of life you put to death,
   but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.
Now I know, brothers,
   that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did;
   but God has thus brought to fulfillment
   what he had announced beforehand
   through the mouth of all the prophets,
   that his Christ would suffer.
Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away.”