Christ Taking Leave of the Apostles
Duccio di Buoninsegna
between 1308 and 1311
Museo dell’Opera del Duomo, Siena, Italy
Public Domain

The Sunday Lessons

The Collect

O ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle – James 1:17-21

EVERY good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

The Psalm – Psalm 66

The Gospel – John 16:5-15

JESUS said unto his disciples, Now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But, because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement: of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; of judgement, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

The Daily Lessons for the Week

DateAM PsalmsPM PsalmsO.T. and Holy DaysWeekdayNT, Holy Days, etc.
10-MayPs 119:73-104Ps 119:105-1441 Chr 10 4th Sunday after EasterJames 1:17-21; Ps 66; John 16:5-15
11-MayPs 119:145-176Ps 1201 Chr 11 Monday2 Cor 5 
12-MayPs 121 & Ps 122Ps 123 & Ps 1241 Chr 12 Tuesday2 Cor 6 
13-MayPs 125 & Ps 126 Ps 127 & Ps 1281 Chr 13 & 1 Chr 14 Wednesday2 Cor 7 
14-MayPs 129 Ps 1301 Chr 15 Thursday2 Cor 8 
15-MayPs 131 & Ps 132 Ps 133 & Ps 1341 Chr 16 Friday2 Cor 9 
16-MayPs 135 Ps 1361 Chr 17 Saturday2 Cor 10 

This Week from the Apocrypha