The Holy Bible Cb

The Heavenly City


MAY 22, 2022

Friends, in many ways, the second reading for this Sunday is the climax of the entire biblical revelation. We find a detailed description of the heavenly Jerusalem, the holy city, coming down out of heaven to earth. There is no temple in this city because the whole city has become a temple. What began in the book of Genesis now comes to its fulfillment: the marriage of heaven and earth—the beautiful, integrated place of right praise.

SUNDAY SCRIPTURE (First Reading & Psalm Year A)

Acts 8:5-8. 14-17

Psalm 65

Cry out with joy to God all the earth.

Apocalypse 21:10-14. 22-23

Alleluia, alleluia!

Jesus said:

‘If anyone loves me he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him.’


John 14:23-29