SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER – HOLY GOSPEL: John 17:11-19

Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one.  12While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me.  I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.  13But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  14I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  15I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.  16They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  17Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.  18As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world.  19And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.