Readings

Pentecost

    The Collect of the Day

    The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

    Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

    O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit: Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

    Psalms

    118

    Confitemini DominoBCP p. 760

    1Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *his mercy endures for ever.

    2Let Israel now proclaim, *“His mercy endures for ever.”

    3Let the house of Aaron now proclaim, *“His mercy endures for ever.”

    4Let those who fear the Lord now proclaim, *“His mercy endures for ever.”

    5I called to the Lord in my distress; *the Lord answered by setting me free.

    6The Lord is at my side, therefore I will not fear; *what can anyone do to me?

    7The Lord is at my side to help me; *I will triumph over those who hate me.

    8It is better to rely on the Lord *than to put any trust in flesh.

    9It is better to rely on the Lord *than to put any trust in rulers.

    10All the ungodly encompass me; *in the Name of the Lord I will repel them.

    11They hem me in, they hem me in on every side; *in the name of the Lord I will repel them.

    12They swarm about me like bees; they blaze like a fire of thorns; *in the name of the Lord I will repel them.

    13I was pressed so hard that I almost fell, *but the Lord came to my help.

    14The Lord is my strength and my song, *and he has become my salvation.

    15There is a sound of exultation and victory *in the tents of the righteous:

    16“The right hand of the Lord has triumphed! *the right hand of the Lord is exalted! the right hand of the Lord has triumphed!”

    17I shall not die, but live, *and declare the works of the Lord.

    18The Lord has punished me sorely, *but he did not hand me over to death.

    19Open for me the gates of righteousness; *I will enter them; I will offer thanks to the Lord.

    20“This is the gate of the Lord; *he who is righteous may enter.”

    21I will give thanks to you, for you answered me *and have become my salvation.

    22The same stone which the builders rejected *has become the chief cornerstone.

    23This is the Lord’s doing, *and it is marvelous in our eyes.

    24On this day the Lord has acted; *we will rejoice and be glad in it.

    25Hosanna, Lord, hosanna! *Lord, send us now success.

    26Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; *we bless you from the house of the Lord.

    27God is the Lord; he has shined upon us; *form a procession with branches up to the horns of the altar.

    28“You are my God, and I will thank you; *you are my God, and I will exalt you.”

    29Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; *his mercy endures for ever.

    Daily Office Readings

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    1 Cor. 2:1-13

    1 When I came to you, brothers and sisters, I did not come proclaiming the mystery of God to you in lofty words or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified. 3 And I came to you in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. 4 My speech and my proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might rest not on human wisdom but on the power of God. 6 Yet among the mature we do speak wisdom, though it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish. 7 But we speak God’s wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. 9 But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the human heart conceived, what God has prepared for those who love him”— 10 these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit; for the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 11 For what human being knows what is truly human except the human spirit that is within? So also no one comprehends what is truly God’s except the Spirit of God. 12 Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God. 13 And we speak of these things in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual things to those who are spiritual.

    John 14:21-29

    21 They who have my commandments and keep them are those who love me; and those who love me will be loved by my Father, and I will love them and reveal myself to them.” 22 Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will reveal yourself to us, and not to the world?” 23 Jesus answered him, “Those who love me will keep my word, and my Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. 24 Whoever does not love me does not keep my words; and the word that you hear is not mine, but is from the Father who sent me. 25 ”I have said these things to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. 28 You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I am coming to you.’ If you loved me, you would rejoice that I am going to the Father, because the Father is greater than I. 29 And now I have told you this before it occurs, so that when it does occur, you may believe.

    Isa. 11:1-9

    1 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. 2 The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. 3 His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord. He shall not judge by what his eyes see, or decide by what his ears hear; 4 but with righteousness he shall judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth; he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips he shall kill the wicked. 5 Righteousness shall be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his loins. 6 The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the kid, the calf and the lion and the fatling together, and a little child shall lead them. 7 The cow and the bear shall graze, their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 The nursing child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put its hand on the adder’s den. 9 They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.