On this seventh and final Sunday of the Easter season, I want to bring to a close my meditation on the extraordinary book of Revelation. With the disclosure of the heavenly Jerusalem, the Biblical narrative effectively comes to a close—and that’s true. But what we find today, in the very last words of the entire Scriptural corpus, is a kind of liturgical coda, a final prayer, a call and response between the Lord and his Church.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Acts 7:55-60
Psalm – Psalm 97:1-9
Reading 2 – Revelation 22:12-20
Gospel – John 17:20-26