Collects, Epistles, and
for Ascensiontide - Whitsuntide
for Ascensiontide - Whitsuntide
Pentecost, commonly called Whitsunday.
O GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
¶ This Collect is to be said daily throughout
WHEN the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with
one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from
heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house
where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven
tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they
were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with
other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there were
dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every nation under
heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together,
and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak
in his own language. And they were all amazed and marvelled,
saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak
Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein
we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers
in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and
Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya
about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes
and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful
works of God.
JESUS said unto his disciples, If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do.
¶ If in any Church the Holy Communion be twice celebrated
on Whitsunday, the following Collect, Epistle, and Gospel may
be used at the first Communion.
¶ If in any Church the Holy Communion be twice celebrated on Whitsunday, the following Collect, Epistle, and Gospel may be used at the first Communion.
ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, grant, we beseech thee, that
by the indwelling of thy Holy Spirit, we may be enlightened and
strengthened for thy service; through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who liveth and reigneth with thee in the unity of the same Spirit
ever, one God, world without end. Amen.
NOW there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And
there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.
And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God
which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit
is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by
the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge
by the same Spirit; to another faith by the same Spirit; to another
the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to another the working
of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits;
to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation
of tongues: but all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit,
dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is
one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body,
being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit
are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles,
whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into
one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.
JESUS said to his disciples, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Hail thee. festival day - Salve Festa Dies 107
O come , Creator Spirit(office) - Veni Creator 108
O come , Creator Spirit - Grace Church 108
Come, thou Holy Spirit (Sequence) - The Golden Sequence 109
Come, thou Holy Spirit - Veni sancte spiritus 109
Hail thee! Spirit Lord eternal - Cowley 110
Spirit of mercy, truth, and love - Melcomb 111
Come. Holy Ghost, our souls inspire - Veni Creator 217
Come, Holy Ghost, our souls inspire - Come Holy Ghost 217
O worship the King, all glorious above - Hanover 288
Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove - St. Agnes 369
Creator Spirit, by whose aid - Attwood 371
Breathe on me, Breath of God - Swabia 375
Breathe on me, Breath of God - Nova Vita 375
Come Down, O Love divine - Down Ampney 376
Glorious things of thee are spoken - Austria 385
As pants the hart (Pentecost vigil procession to font) - Martyrdom 450
O love that casts out fear - Moseley 457