Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Introits Collects, etc. Whitsunday

Commonly Called Pentecost

Antiphons for the Psalms at Matins and Evensong
1. When the day of Pentecost was fully come, * they were all with one accord in one place, Alleluia!
2. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, * and began to speak, Alleluia! Alleluia!
3. The Spirit of the Lord hath filled * the whole world, Alleluia!
4. O ye Wells of Salvation, and all that move through the baptismal waters thereof, * sing praises to God, Alleluia!
5. The Apostles did speak with other tongues * the wonderful works of God Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

1st Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
46 & 47

The Readings
Isa 66:1-23 & John 17

The Antiphon for the Magnificat
If a man love me, he will keep my sayings and my Father will love him, * and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him, Alleluia!

The Vigil Communion

Old Testiment Readings
Gen 22:1-19, Exo 14:24-15:1, Deut 31:22-30, Isa 4:1-6, Baruch 3:9-38 & Ezek 37:1-14

New Testiment Reading  Acts 19:1-8

And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism.  Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. And all the men were about twelve.  And he went into the synagogue, and spake boldly for the space of three months, disputing and persuading the things concerning the kingdom of God.

The Gospel
John 14:15-21 i.e. the same as at the Principal Communion

The Invitory From Psalms ii. lxviii.

I Will declare the decree : the Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my son, this day have I begotten thee.
Desire of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the utmost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Be wise . now therefore, O ye kings; be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Sing unto God, sing praises to his name : extol him that rideth upon the heavens by his name Jah, and rejoice before him.
Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance, and refreshedst it when it was weary.
The Lord gave the word ; great was the company of those that published it.
Though ye have lain among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove, covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
Thou hast ascended on high; thou hast led captivity captive; thou hast received gifts for men, yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among them.
Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.
Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth : O sing praises unto the Lord;
To him that rideth upon the heaven of heavens, which were of old: Lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice.
Ascribe the strength unto God; his excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouds.
O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places; the God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power
unto, his people. Blessed be God.

The Psalms Appointed
48 & 68

The Readings
Joel 2:28-32 & John 3:1-16

The Antiphon for the Benedictus
Receive ye the Holy Ghost: * whosesoever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them, Alleluia!

First Communion
 If in any Church the Holy Communion be twice celebrated on the day of Whitsunday, the following Collect, Epistle, and Gospel may be used at the first Communion.

The Collect.

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.

The Epistle. 1 Corinthians xii. 4.

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 manifes-tation 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 mira-cles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpre-tation 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.

The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 9.

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 seek-eth 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?

Principal Communion

The Introit Psalm 33. Exultate, justi.

REJOICE in the LORD, O ye righteous; * for it becometh well the just to be thankful.
    2 Praise the L
ORD with harp; * sing praises unto him with the lute, and instrument of ten strings.
    3 Sing unto the L
ORD a new song; * sing praises lustily unto him with a good courage.
    4 For the word of the L
ORD is true; * and all his works are faithful.
    5 He loveth righteousness and judgment; * the earth is full of the goodness of the L
    6 By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; * and all the host1 of them by the breath of his mouth.
    7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together, as it were upon an heap; * and layeth up the deep, as in a treasure-house.
    8 Let all the earth fear the L
ORD: * stand in awe of him, all ye that dwell in the world.
    9 For he spake, and it was done; * he commanded, and it stood fast.
    10 The L
ORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought, * and maketh the devices of the people to be of none effect, and casteth out the counsels of princes.
    11 The counsel of the L
ORD shall endure for ever, * and the thoughts of his heart from generation to generation.
    12 Blessed are the people whose God is the Lord JEHOVAH; * and blessed are the folk that he hath chosen to him, to be his inheritance.
    13 The L
ORD looketh down from heaven, and beholdeth all the children of men; * from the habitation of his dwelling, he considereth all them that dwell on the earth.
    14 He fashioneth all the hearts of them, * and understandeth all their works.
    15 There is no king that can be saved by the multitude of an host; * neither is any mighty man delivered by much strength.
    16 A horse is counted but a vain thing to save a man; * neither shall he deliver any man by his great strength.
    17 Behold, the eye of the L
ORD is upon them that fear him, * and upon them that put their trust in his mercy;
    18 To deliver their soul from death, * and to feed them in the time of dearth.
    19 Our soul hath patiently tarried for the L
ORD; * for he is our help and our shield.
    20 For our heart shall rejoice in him; * because we have hoped in his holy Name.
    21 Let thy merciful kindness, O L
ORD, be upon us, * like as we do put our trust in thee.

The Collect.

OGOD, 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.

For the Epistle. Acts ii. 1.

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 Galilæans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, where in we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, 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.

The Gradual Ps 68:7-10

    Alleluia! Alleluia! O God, when thou wentest forth before the people; * when thou wentest through the wilderness, Alleluia!
    8 The earth shook, and the heavens dropped at the presence of God; * even as Sinai also was moved at the presence of God, who is the God of Israel. Alleluia!
    9 Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon thine inheritance, * and refreshedst it when it was weary. Alleluia!
    10 Thy congregation shall dwell therein; * for thou, O God, hast of thy goodness prepared for the poor. Alleluia!

The Gospel. St. John xiv. 15-31

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 can not 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 be fore 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.

2nd Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
104 & 145

The Readings
Gen 2:7-24 & Acts 2:16-39

The Antiphon for the Magnificat

Today are fulfilled the days of Pentecost, alleluia: * today the Holy Spirit appeared in fire to the disciples, and bestowed upon them his manifold graces: // sending them into all the world, to preach the gospel, and to testify thus: * He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, Alleluia!

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