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The Day of Pentecost, Whitsunday, 31 May 2020

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The Day of Pentecost, Whitsunday, 31 May 2020
Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21 John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39 Psalm 104:25-35, 37
The Collect
Almighty God, on this day you opened the way of eternal life to every race and nation by the promised gift of your Holy Spirit: Shed abroad this gift throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
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O God, who on this day taught the hearts of your faithful people by sending to them the light of your 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 Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.


Background: Ru’ach ha-kodesh
Variously translated as both “breath”, “wind”,  or “spi…

The Seventh Sunday of Easter, 24 May 2020

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The Seventh Sunday of Easter, 24 May 2020
Acts 1:6-14 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11 Psalm 68:1-10, 33-36
The Collect
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.


Background: Anticipation