Daily Bible Reading

Load readings for St. Philip and St. James, Apostles

Misericordias Domini, Second Sunday of Easter

Chief Hymn: The Lutheran Hymnal #436

Liturgical Color: White

Introit

THE EARTH || is full of the goodness of the | Lord. | - *

By the word of the Lord the heav- | ens | were | made. (Psalm 33:5b–6a)

|| Rejoice in the Lord, O you | right- | eous! *

For praise from the upright is | beau- | ti- | ful.

|| Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who | fear | Him, *

On those who hope in | His | mer- | cy.

|| To deliver their soul from | death, | - *

And to keep them alive | in | fa- | mine.

|| Our soul waits for the | Lord; | - *

He is our help | and | our | shield. (Psalm 33:1, 18–20)

GLORIA PATRI (From Hymnal)

|| The earth is full of the goodness of the | Lord. | - *

By the word of the Lord the heav- | ens | were | made. (Psalm 33:5b–6a)

Psalm Readings

Matins: Psalm 70

Vespers: Psalm 23

Collect

God, Who by the humiliation of Thy Son didst raise up the fallen world, grant unto Thy faithful ones perpetual gladness, and those whom Thou hast delivered from the danger of everlasting death do Thou make partakers of eternal joys; through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

First Reading: 1 Peter 2:21-25

For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps: “Who committed no sin, Nor was deceit found in His mouth” ; who, when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. For you were like sheep going astray, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Gradual

|| Alle- | lu- | ia! *

Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| Then was the Lord Jesus known to | them | - *

In the breaking of bread. Al- | le- | lu- | ia!

|| I am the Good | Shep- | herd; *

And I know My sheep, and am known by My own. Al- | le- | lu- | ia! (St. Luke 24:35b paraphrase; St. John 10:14)

Second Reading: John 10:11-16

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so 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 will hear My voice; and there will be one flock and one shepherd.

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