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Collects, Epistles, and Gospels
for Eastertide

The Second Sunday after Easter.

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The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, who hast 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 thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 19.

THIS is thankworthy, 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 Gospel. St. John x. 11.

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, even as the Father knoweth me, and I know 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 flock, and one shepherd.

 Missal Propers


Hymn Suggestions

At the Lamb's high feast(office) - Salzburg 89
Alleluia! The strife is o'er - Victory 91
Thou hallowed chosen morn of praise - Eisenach 93
Zion, praise thy Savior, singing - Lauda Sion Salvotorem 193
Zion, praise thy Savior, singing - Weman 193
This is the hour of banquet and of song - Canticum Refectionis 206
Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless - St. Agnes 213
Savior, like a shepherd lead us - Sicilian Mariners 247
All people that on earth do dwell - Old Hundredth 278
Praise to the Lord - Praise to the Lord 279
Before the Lord's eternal throne - Winchester New 300
The King of love my shepherd is - St Columba 345
The King of love my shepherd is - Dominus Regit Me 345
Hail, thou once despised Jesus - In Babilone 357
All praise to thee, for thou, O King divine - Engelberg 366