Notable Feast Days this Week

April 9 - Mary Clopas, John 19:25 (Roman Catholic)
April 9 - Bright Monday (Eastern)
April 10 - Huldah, Prophetess (2 Kings 22:14)
April 11 - Antipas of Pergamum (Rev. 2:13)
April 12 - Zeno of Verona, 371
April 13 - Martin I, Rome, 656
April 14 - Antony, Eustace and John, Lithuania, 1342
April 15 - Basilissa and Anastasia, Rome, c. 65 

Revised Common Lectionary

Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7
Luke 24:36b-48

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - White

-------- Third Sunday of Easter -------- April 15, 2018 (Year B)

Open Our Minds To the Light of Your Resurrection
"Why are we troubled? Christ suffered, Christ died, Christ is alive. Open our minds so we might understand (Luke 24:36b-48) and do right (1 John 3:1-7). Lord, please hear us when we cry out to you (Psalm 4); let us be your witnesses (Acts 3:12-19)."
- Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional
Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
Answer me when I call to you, my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; have mercy on me ... Know that the Lord has set apart his faithful servant for himself ... Offer the sacrifices of the righteous and trust in the Lord ... the Lord hears when I call to him. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Commentary on Psalm 4
 Thomas Aquinas

Psalm 4, Acts 31 John 3, Luke 24
Acts 3:12-19
Life and forgiveness through Jesus

1 John 3:1-7
The revealing of the children of God

Luke 24:36b-48
Eating with the Risen Christ

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
“You see, the bodily resurrection of Jesus isn't a take-it-or-leave-it thing, as though some Christians are welcome to believe it and others are welcome not to believe it. Take it away, and the whole picture is totally different. Take it away, and Karl Marx was probably right to accuse Christianity of ignoring the problems of the material world. Take it away, and Sigmund Freud was probably right to say that Christianity is a wish-fulfillment religion. Take it away, and Friedrich Nietzsche was probably right to say that Christianity was a religion for wimps. Put it back, and you have a faith that can take on the postmodern world that looks to Marx, Freud and Nietzsche as its prophets, and you can beat them at their own game with the Easter news that the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.”
Practicing Prayer
O God, whose blessed Son made himself known to his disciples in the breaking of bread: Open the eyes of our faith, that we may behold him in all his redeeming work; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 
-The Book of Common Prayer
Contemplative Prayer (View and Download)
Morning Prayer (View and Download)
Further Prayer Resources

Morning and Evening Prayer (Church of England-Protestant)
Liturgy of the Hours and Sung Breviary (Roman Catholic)
Sung Morning Prayer by Calvin Peters (Eastern Orthodox)
Audio Prayer Meditation (Pray as You Go)
Psalm Spotify Playlist
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn suggestions for The Third Sunday of Easter (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 4 from

Paschal Troparion | Traditional Greek Hymn with music by The Opiate Mass |Leadsheet 

Psalm 4 (When I Call) | by Shane Heilman | Chord Chart 

Hear Me When I Call (based on Psalm 4) | by Sarah Sparks | Chord Chart 

When All the Broken Come to Bathe (based on Psalm 4) | by Benjamin Brainard| Chord Chart

Psalm 4 Metrical Options

Psalm 4 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 4 | Genevan Resources 

Psalm 4 Anglican Chant Anglican Chant Psalter

Psalm 4 Pointed Chant | Chart How to Sing Pointed Chant

Contemporary Easter songs from Cardiphonia "50 Days of Easter"

Jesus has Risen - by Bruce Benedict

Christ is Risen - lyrics by Archer T. Gurney, 1862 / music by Latifah Philips, 2014  
He is Risen  - by Caroline Cobb
He is Risen, Indeed - by Matt Boswell
Commentary on Luke 24:36-48
The resurrection of the Lord was truly the resurrection of a real body, because no other person was raised than he who had been crucified and died. What else was accomplished during that interval of forty days than to make our faith entire and clear of all darkness? For a while, he spoke with his disciples and remained with them, ate with them and allowed himself to be felt with careful and inquisitive touch by those who were under the influence of doubt. This was his purpose in going in to them when the doors were shut. He gave them the Holy Ghost by his breath. After giving them the light of intelligence, he opened the secrets of holy Scripture ... We may now confess that the one Son of God is Word and flesh. -Leo the Great
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