As the Easter season draws to a close, we hear from one of the most magnificent passages in the Gospel of John—namely, the high priestly prayer of Jesus the night of the Last Supper. It is by far the longest discourse by Jesus anywhere in the New Testament, and it contains the seeds of Christian spirituality in its entirety.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Acts 1:15-26
Psalm – Psalm 103:1-20
Reading 2 – 1 John 4:11-16
Gospel – John 17:11B-19