John 5:1-4 (Gospel, Blessing of Waters)
- After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
- Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches.
- In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water.
- For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.