6th Sunday of Easter Year C: 2nd Reading

Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23

The angel took me in spirit to a great, high mountain
   and showed me the holy city Jerusalem
   coming down out of heaven from God.
It gleamed with the splendor of God.
Its radiance was like that of a precious stone,
   like jasper, clear as crystal.
It had a massive, high wall,
   with twelve gates where twelve angels were stationed
   and on which names were inscribed,
   the names of the twelve tribes of the Israelites.
There were three gates facing east,
   three north, three south, and three west.
The wall of the city had twelve courses of stones as its foundation,
   on which were inscribed the twelve names
   of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

I saw no temple in the city
   for its temple is the Lord God almighty and the Lamb.
The city had no need of sun or moon to shine on it,
   for the glory of God gave it light,
   and its lamp was the Lamb.