When it was evening, on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were shut where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, 'Peace be unto you'.    And when he had said this, he shewed unto them his hands and his side.
   The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. . . . .
   Then said Jesus to them again,
'Peace be unto you: as my father has sent me, even so I send you."

   And when he had said this he breathed on them, and saith unto them, 'Receive ye the Holy Ghost : Whose so ever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.'

   But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, 'We have seen the Lord.' But he said unto them, 'Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe'.
   And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said,
'Peace be unto you'. Then saith he to Thomas,
'Reach hither thy finger, and see my hands; and reach
hither thy hand, and put it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing'.

   Thomas answered and said unto him, 'My Lord and my God'. Jesus saith unto him, 'Because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed - blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
                        St. John 20: 19-29.

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