The Morning Lessons
Depiction of the Christian Holy Spirit as a dove
Gian Lorenzo Bernini
1660
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
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The Collect

O GOD the King of glory, who hast exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven; We beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle – 1 Peter 4:7-11

The Morning Psalm – Psalm 1

The Psalm for the Sunday after the Ascension – Psalm 51

The Gospel – John 15:26–16:4