Today's Readings: Ezekiel 34:11–16,1 Peter 2:21–25, John 10:11–16
The Introit is: Psalm 33:1, 18–20; antiphon: Psalm 33:5b, 6a
The Collect of the Day: O God, through the humiliation of Your Son You raised up the fallen world. Grant to Your faithful people, rescued from the peril of everlasting death, perpetual gladness and eternal joys; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
The daily readings for this week: May 1: Ex. 32:15–35; Luke 6:39–49; 2: Ex. 33:1–23; Luke 7:1–17; 3: Ex. 34:1–28; Luke 7:18–35; 4: Ex. 34:29–35:21; Luke 7:36–50; 5: Ex. 38:21–39:8, 22–23, 27–31; Luke 8:1–21; 6: Ex. 39:32–40:16; Luke 8:22–39; 7: Ex. 40:17–38; Luke 8:40–56.
Today's Readings: Ezekiel 37:1–14,1 John 5:4–10, John 20:19–31
The Introit is: Psalm 81:1, 7a, 10, 16b; antiphon: 1 Peter 2:2a
The Collect of the Day: Almighty God, grant that we who have celebrated the Lord’s resurrection may by Your grace confess in our life and conversation that Jesus is Lord and God; through the same Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
The daily readings for this week: April 24: Ex. 20:1–24; Luke 4:1–15; 25: Ex. 22:20–23:13; Luke 4:16–30; 26: Ex. 23:14–33; Luke 4:31–44; 27: Ex. 24:1–18; Luke 5:1–16; 28: Ex. 25:1–22; Luke 5:17–39; 29: Ex. 31:1–18; Luke 6:1–19; 30: Ex. 32:1–14; Luke 6:20–38.
Today's Readings: Job 19:23–27,1 Corinthians 5:6–8, Mark 16:1–8
The Introit is: Psalm 8:1, 5–6, 9; antiphon: Luke 24:5b–6b
The Collect of the Day: Almighty God the Father, through Your only-begotten Son, Jesus Christ, You have overcome death and opened the gate of everlasting life to us. Grant that we, who celebrate with joy the day of our Lord’s resurrection, may be raised from the death of sin by Your life-giving Spirit; through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
Today's Readings: Isaiah 52:13- 53:12, 2 Corinthians 5:14-21, John 18:1-19:42
Prayer: Lord of Life, you were truly dead. Just as it is written it has happened. The Good Shepherd has given his life for his sheep. Help us to believe the mystery of your death, even though such a miracle is beyond our comprehension. We are baffled at the notion that God could die. How could death have power over the one who has all power? Our minds cannot provide an answer. Yet we know these things did indeed come to pass. Your side was pierced with the spear, and there flowed forth water and blood. You were so clearly dead to those that were witness that there was no need to break your legs. This is a mystery. Our Lord and God dead on a cross! The Giver of life, the Maker of all things, fallen a victim to the great enemy of all life! Only in Your wisdom, O God, could such things come to pass. Only because there was no other way to bring about our rescue did such things come to pass. Can we ever, throughout the endless cycles of eternity, sufficiently thank and praise you for your wondrous salvation? Help us to thank You now, in this present life. Create in us a devotion that would cause us to give our whole lives in service to you. Create in us contrite hearts for our sin. Create and preserve in us a faith in Christ that is mighty and enduring.
Today's Readings: Deuteronomy 32:36-39, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 19:28-40
The Introit is: Psalm 22:1, 7–8, 11; antiphon: Psalm 22:19, 21
The Collect of the Day: Almighty and everlasting God, You sent Your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ, to take upon Himself our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross. Mercifully grant that we may follow the example of His great humility and patience and be made partakers of His resurrection; through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
The Introit is: Psalm 43:3–5; antiphon: Psalm 43:1–2a
The Collect of the Day: Almighty God, by Your great goodness mercifully look upon Your people that we may be governed and preserved evermore in body and soul; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.
The daily readings for this week: April 3: Ex. 1:1–22; Mark 14:12–31; 4: Ex. 2:1–22; Mark 14:32–52; 5: Ex. 2:23–3:22; Mark 14:53–72; 6: Ex. 4:1–18; Mark 15:1–15; 7: Ex. 4:19–31; Mark 15:16–32; 8: Ex. 5:1–6:1; Mark 15:33–47; 9: Ex. 7:1–25; Mark 16:1–20.