The Incredulity of Saint Thomas
Caravaggio
from 1601 until 1602
Sanssouci Picture Gallery, Potsdam, Germany
Public Domain

The Sunday Lessons

The Collect

ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification: Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may alway serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – Acts 5:12-20

AND by the hands of the apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people; (and they were all with one accord in Solomon’s porch. And of the rest durst no man join himself to them: but the people magnified them. And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women.) Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one. Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation, and laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison. But the angel of the Lord by night opened the prison doors, and brought them forth, and said, Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.

The Hymn – Blessed Thomas, Doubt no Longer

The Gospel – John 20:24-31

BUT Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
19-AprPs 78 Ps 79 Neh 13 Thomas Sunday (Orthodox)Acts 5:12-20; Hymn; John 20:24-31
20-AprPs 80Ps 81 Esth 1 Monday1 Cor 3 
21-AprPs 82Ps 83 Esth 2 Tuesday1 Cor 4 
22-AprPs 84Ps 85 Esth 3 Wednesday1 Cor 5 
23-AprPs 86Ps 87 Esth 4 Thursday1 Cor 6 
24-AprPs 88Ps 89 Esth 5 Friday1 Cor 7 
25-Apr : Saint MarkPs 90Ps 91 Eph 4:7-16; Ps 2; John 15:1-11Saturday1 Cor 8 

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