The Good Shepherd
Anonymous (photograph by Dnalor 01)
Early 4th century (photograph taken 2006)
Catacombs of Domitilla, Rome, Italy
Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The Sunday Lessons

The Collect

ALMIGHTY God, who has given thine only Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample of godly life; Give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that his inestimable benefit, and also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most holy life; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – 1 Peter 2:19-End

THIS is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently; this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

The Psalm – Psalm 23

The Gospel – John 10:11-16

JESUS said, I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
26-AprPs 92Ps 93 Esth 6 2nd Sunday after Easter1 Peter 2:19-25; Ps 23; John 10:11-16
27-AprPs 94Ps 95 Esth 7 Monday1 Cor 9 
28-AprPs 96Ps 97 Esth 8 Tuesday1 Cor 10 
29-AprPs 98Ps 99 Esth 9 & Esth 10Wednesday1 Cor 11 
30-AprPs 100 Ps 101 1 Chr 1 Thursday1 Cor 12 
1-May: Saint Philip & Saint JamesPs 102 Ps 103 James 1:1-12; Ps 119:33-72; John:14:1-4Friday1 Cor 13 
2-MayPs 104Ps 105 1 Chr 2 Saturday1 Cor 14 

This Week from the Apocrypha