SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER — Year A

Gospel: John 17:1-11

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Jesus looked up to heaven and said,

“Abba God, the hour has come!

Glorify Your Only Begotten, that I may glorify You,

through the authority You have given me over all humankind,

by bestowing eternal life on those You gave me.

Eternal life is this:

to know You, the only true God,

and the One whom You have sent, Jesus Christ.

I have given You glory on earth

by finishing the work You gave me to do.

Now, Abba, give me glory at Your side,

the glory I had with You before the world began.

I have made Your name known

to those You gave me from the world.

These You gave me were Yours;

they have kept Your word.

I entrusted to them

the message You entrusted to me, and they received it.

They have known that in truth I came from You;

they have believed it was You who sent me.

For these I pray – not for the world,

but for these You have given me – for they are really Yours,

just as all that belongs to me is Yours,

so all that belongs to You is mine.

It is in them that I have been glorified.

I am in the world no more,

but these are in the world as I come to You.

O God most holy,

protect with Your name

those whom You have given me

that they may be one, even as we are one.”

The Good News as spoken through John.