( May 15, 2018 ) Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 17:1-11a.

 

 

 

Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so

that your son may glorify you,

just as you gave him authority over all people, so that he may give eternal life to all you gave him.


Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ.


I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do. 


Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began. 


I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to

me, and they have kept your word.


Now they know that everything you gave me is from you, 


because the words you gave to me I have given to them, and they accepted them and truly understood that I

came from you, and they have believed that you sent me. 


I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me, because they are yours, 


and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them. 


And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you. Holy Father, keep

them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are."

( May 14, 2018 ) Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 15:9-17.

Jesus said to his disciples: "As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love.
I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete."
This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.
No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command you.
I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
This I command you: love one another."

( May 13, 2018 ) Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 17:11b-19.

Lifting up his eyes to heaven, Jesus prayed, saying: "Holy Father, keep them in your name that you have given me, so that they may be one just as we are.
When I was with them I protected them in your name that you gave me, and I guarded them, and none of them was lost except the son of destruction, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled.
But now I am coming to you. I speak this in the world so that they may share my joy completely.
I gave them your word, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.
I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one.
They do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world.
Consecrate them in the truth. Your word is truth.
As you sent me into the world, so I sent them into the world.
And I consecrate myself for them, so that they also may be consecrated in truth."

( May 12, 2018 ) Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 16:23b-28.

Jesus said to his disciples: "Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
Until now you have not asked anything in my name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.
I have told you this in figures of speech. The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures but I will tell you clearly about the Father.
On that day you will ask in my name, and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.
For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have come to believe that I came from God.
I came from the Father and have come into the world. Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father."

( May 11, 2018 ) Holy Gospel of Jesus Christ according to Saint John 16:20-23a.

Jesus said to his disciples: "Amen, amen, I say to you, you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices; you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.
When a woman is in labor, she is in anguish because her hour has arrived; but when she has given birth to a child, she no longer remembers the pain because of her joy that a child has been born into the world.
So you also are now in anguish. But I will see you again, and your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
On that day you will not question me about anything. Amen, amen, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you."