Daily Readings for Thursday November 27,2014
Season of Dedication of the Church
I speak these things so that they may have complete joy.
Reading 3, 1 Pet 1: 3-7 : Living hope.
|3 ||Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy we have been born anew to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, |
|4 ||and to an inheritance which is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, |
|5 ||who by God's power are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. |
|6 ||In this you rejoice, though now for a little while you may have to suffer various trials, |
|7 ||so that the genuineness of your faith, more precious than gold which though perishable is tested by fire, may redound to praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. |
Gospel, Jn 17: 12-19 : I speak these things so that they may have complete joy.
|12 ||While I was with them, I kept them in thy name, which thou hast given me; I have guarded them, and none of them is lost but the son of perdition, that the scripture might be fulfilled. |
|13 ||But now I am coming to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. |
|14 ||I have given them thy word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. |
|15 ||I do not pray that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil one. |
|16 ||They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. |
|17 ||Sanctify them in the truth; thy word is truth. |
|18 ||As thou didst send me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. |
|19 ||And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be consecrated in truth. |