After these things Jesus manifested himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias ; and he manifested himself on this wise. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.
   Simon Peter saith unto them, 'I go a fishing.' They say unto him, 'We also come with thee.' They went forth, and entered into the boat; and that night they took nothing. But when day was now breaking, Jesus stood on the beach: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.

    Jesus therefore saith unto them, 'Children, have ye aught to eat?' They answered him, 'No'. And he said unto them, 'Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and ye shall find.'
   They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. That disciple therefore whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, 'It is the Lord.' So when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his coat about him (for he was naked), and cast himself into the sea.
    But the other disciples came in the little boat (for they were not far from the land, but about two hundred cubits off), dragging the net full of fishes. So when they got out upon the land, they see a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread. Jesus saith unto them, 'Bring of the fish which ye have now taken'.
    Simon Peter therefore went up, and drew the net to land, full of great fishes, a hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, the net was not rent. Jesus saith unto them,
'Come and break your fast'. And none of the disciples durst inquire of him, 'Who art thou?' knowing that it was the Lord.
    Jesus cometh, and taketh the bread, and giveth them, and the fish likewise. This is now the third time that Jesus was manifested to the disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.
                   St. John 21: 1-14.

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