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MONDAY

MATTHIAS, APOSTLE

LUKE 6:12-16

TUESDAY​

PSALM 115

WEDNESDAY

JOHN 16:16-24

THURSDAY

PSALM 33:12-22

FRIDAY

COMMEMORATION OF ERIK, KING OF SWEDEN, MARTYR, 1160

1 CORINTHIANS 15:50-57

SATURDAY

VIGIL OF PENTECOST

ROMANS 8:14-17, 22-27

DAY OF PENTECOST

ACTS 2:1-21 OR EZEKIEL 37:1-14; PSALM 104:24-34, 35B; ROMANS 8:22-27 OR ACTS 2:1-21; JOHN 15:26-27; 16:4B-15

​​​​​​​​​​​​​SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
SUNDAY, MAY 13TH, 2018

THE GOSPEL FOR EASTER'S SEVENTH SUNDAY IS ALWAYS TAKEN FROM THE LONG PRAYER

JESUS PRAYS FOR HIS FOLLOWERS IN JOHN'S GOSPEL ON THE NIGHT BEFORE HIS DEATH,

AND ALWAYS INCLUDES JESUS' DESIRE THAT HIS FOLLOWERS WILL BE ONE AS HE AND THE

FATHER ARE ONE. THIS ONENESS IS NOT MERE DOCTRINAL AGREEMENT OR INSTITUTIONAL

UNITY, BUT MUTUAL ABIDING, INTERPENETRATING LIFE, MUTUAL LOVE AND JOY. THIS ONENESS

IS THE WORK OF THE SPIRIT WHOM WE HAVE RECEIVED BUT ALSO AWAIT. COME, HOLY SPIRIT!


PRAYER OF THE DAY

GRACIOUS AND GLORIOUS GOD, YOU HAVE CHOSEN US AS YOUR OWN, AND BY THE POWERFUL

NAME OF CHRIST YOU PROTECT US FROM EVIL. BY YOUR SPIRIT TRANSFORM US AND YOUR

BELOVED WORLD, THAT WE MAY FIND OUR JOY IN YOUR SON, JESUS CHRIST, OUR SAVIOR AND LORD,

WHO LIVES AND REIGNS WITH YOU AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE GOD, NOW AND FOREVER.

AMEN.

FIRST READING

ACTS 1:15-17, 21-26

IN THE DAYS BETWEEN JESUS' ASCENSION AND PENTECOST, PETER OVERSEES THE PROCESS

WHEREBY ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY OF BELIEVERS IS CHOSEN TO BE THE

TWELFTH APOSTLE, IN ORDER TO FILL THE VACANCY CREATED BY JUDAS' TREACHERY AND DEATH.

PLEASE REFER TO YOUR BIBLE FOR THE READING.

PSALM
PSALM 1; REFRAIN PS. 1:6

THE LORD KNOWS THE WAY OF THE RIGHTEOUS.
PLEASE REFER TO YOUR BIBLE FOR THE READING.


SECOND READING

1 JOHN 5:9-13
GOD HAS BORNE WITNESS TO THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST. WHOEVER BELIEVES

IN THE SON OF GOD BELIEVES IN THE WITNESS OF GOD AND HAS THE PROMISE OF ETERNAL LIFE.

PLEASE REFER TO YOUR BIBLE FOR THE READING.


GOSPEL

JOHN 17:6-19

IN THIS READING THE CHURCH HEARS JESUS' WORDS ON THE NIGHT BEFORE HIS DEATH.

THIS GOSPEL REPORTS THE WORDS OF JESUS' PRAYER, A PRAYER FOR HIS DISCIPLES

AND FOR ALL WHO WOULD BELIEVE IN HIM THROUGH THEIR WORDS.

PLEASE REFER TO YOUR BIBLE FOR THE READING.