Acts 1: 12-14
1:12 Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mountain, which is called Olivet, which is next to Jerusalem, within a Sabbath day’s journey.
1:13 And when they had entered into the cenacle, they ascended to the place where Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude of James, were staying.
1:14 All these were persevering with one accord in prayer with the women, and with Mary, the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
First Letter of Peter 4: 13-16
4:13 But instead, commune in the Passion of Christ, and be glad that, when his glory will be revealed, you too may rejoice with exultation.
4:14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you will be blessed, because that which is of the honor, glory, and power of God, and that which is of his Spirit, rests upon you.
4:15 But let none of you suffer for being a murderer, or a thief, or a slanderer, or one who covets what belongs to another.
4:16 But if one of you suffers for being a Christian, he should not be ashamed. Instead, he should glorify God in that name.
The Holy Gospel According to John 17: 1-11
|17:1||Jesus said these things, and then, lifting up his eyes toward heaven, he said: “Father, the hour has arrived: glorify your Son, so that your Son may glorify you,|
|17:2||just as you have given authority over all flesh to him, so that he may give eternal life to all those whom you have given to him.|
|17:3||And this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.|
|17:4||I have glorified you on earth. I have completed the work that you gave me to accomplish.|
|17:5||And now Father, glorify me within yourself, with the glory that I had with you before the world ever was.|
|17:6||I have manifested your name to the men whom you have given to me from the world. They were yours, and you gave them to me. And they have kept your word.|
|17:7||Now they realize that all the things that you have given me are from you.|
|17:8||For I have given them the words that you gave to me. And they have accepted these words, and they have truly understood that I went forth from you, and they have believed that you sent me.|
|17:9||I pray for them. I do not pray for the world, but for those whom you have given to me. For they are yours.|
|17:10||And all that is mine is yours, and all that is yours is mine, and I am glorified in this.|
|17:11||And though I am not in the world, these are in the world, and I am coming to you. Father most holy, preserve them in your name, those whom you have given to me, so that they may be one, even as we are one.|