HOLY GOSPEL John 14:23–31
P The Holy Gospel according to St. John, the fourteenth chapter.
C Glory be to Thee, O Lord.
23Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word,
and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our
home with him. 24Whoever does not love me does not keep my
words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who
25“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26But
the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name,
he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I
have said to you. 27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be
troubled, neither let them be afraid. 28You heard me say to you, ‘I
am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would
have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is
greater than I. 29And now I have told you before it takes place, so
that when it does take place you may believe. 30I will no longer talk
much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no
claim on me, 31but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that
the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.
P This is the Gospel of the Lord.
C Praise be to Thee, O Christ.