Tues. [G]ospel [P]rayer [S]tudy - "Give glory to your son..."
GOSPEL - Jn 17:1-11a
Jesus raised his eyes to heaven and said, “Father, the hour has come. Give glory to your son, so that your son may glorify you, just as you gave him authority over all people, so that your son may give eternal life to all you gave him. Now this is eternal life, that they should know you, the only true God, and the one whom you sent, Jesus Christ. I glorified you on earth by accomplishing the work that you gave me to do. Now glorify me, Father, with you, with the glory that I had with you before the world began. “I revealed your name to those whom you gave me out of the world. They belonged to you, and you gave them to me, and they have kept your word. Now they know that everything you gave me is from you, because the words you gave to me I have given to them, and they accepted them and truly understood that I came from you, and they have believed that you sent me. I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for the ones you have given me, because they are yours, and everything of mine is yours and everything of yours is mine, and I have been glorified in them. And now I will no longer be in the world, but they are in the world, while I am coming to you.”
PRAYER - Glory Be
Prayer #02 from the
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Glory be the to Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Tuesday is dedicated to the Holy Angels
Excerpt from Lesson
What is glory?
Glory is “the recognition and praise of someone’s excellence. Applied to God, the divine (internal) glory is the infinite goodness that the persons of the Trinity constantly behold and mutually praise. His external glory is first of all the share that creatures have in God’s goodness.”  The three persons of the Blessed Trinity are all good and the exchange between the three persons always has and always will generate goodness. Glory is praise of the Blessed Trinity and sharing in the Divine Life of the Blessed Trinity. To say “Glory” is to at once both praise and share in the goodness of the Blessed Trinity. “God himself is an eternal exchange of love, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and he has destined us to share in that exchange.”  We are called to share in the eternal exchange of the Blessed Trinity, to share in their glory. Our response to this invitation gives Glory to God. For this reason the Church chants in the liturgy, “Glory to God in the highest…” For this reason the Church begins and ends every prayer honoring the Blessed Trinity with the Sign of the Cross. In the Liturgy of the Hours, “a typically Christian characteristic [from the Jewish roots] was the addition at the end of each Psalm and Canticle of the Trinitarian doxology, ‘Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.’ Thus every Psalm and Canticle is illumined by God’s fullness.” 
 Hardon, Modern Catholic Dictionary pg. 232
 CCC 221
 Saint John Paul II; Wednesday Audience, 4 April 2001
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