Notable Feast Days this Week

April 23 - Felix, Fortunatus & Achilleus, Gaul, 212
April 24 - Mellitus, Bishop of Canterbury, 624
April 25 - Mark the Evangelist
April 26 - Stephen of Perm, Russia, 1396
April 27 - Assicus, Bishop of Elphin (Ireland), c.490 
April 28 - Cronan, Roscrea
April 29 - Jason and Sosipater, Romans 16:21 (Eastern)
April 29 - Catherine of Siena, 1380 (Western)

Revised Common Lectionary

Acts 8:26-40
Psalm 22:25-31
1 John 4:7-21
John 15:1-8

Daily Readings (RCL)
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-------- Fifth Sunday of Easter -------- April 29, 2018 (Year B)
Called to Bear the Fruit of Love
"If we love each other, God lives in us (1 John 4:7-21). We are called to share the good news (Acts 8:26-40) and be fruitful (John 15:1-8). Seek the Lord. Praise his name (Psalm 22:25-31)." - Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional
Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows. The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the Lord will praise him— may your hearts live forever! All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the Lord ... for dominion belongs to the Lord and he rules over the nations.

Commentary on Psalm 22
Thomas Aquinas

Psalm 22, Acts 81 John 4, John 15
Acts 8:26-40
Philip teaches and baptizes an Ethiopian

1 John 4:7-21
Love one another

John 15:1-8
Jesus Christ - The True Vine

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

The Entire Bible in One Year
Practicing Prayer
Almighty God, whom truly to know is everlasting life: Grant us so perfectly to know your Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life, that we may steadfastly follow his steps in the way that leads to eternal life; 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. -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 Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 22 from

Music for the Fifth Sunday of Easter - OCP Liturgy Podcast

My God, My God, Parts 1 & 2 | by The Welcome Wagon | Part 1 Leadsheet | Part 2 Leadsheet 

Come Ye Disconsolate | Arranged by Green Carpet Players | Leadsheet 

Psalm 22 | by Joel Limpic | Chord Chart

Be Not Far Off, for Grief is Near (Psalm 22) | KINGSFOLD Melody | Leadsheet 

Psalm 22 (Why Have You Forsaken Me?) | by Shane Heilman | Chord Chart

Psalm 22 (My God, My God) | by Marty Haugen | Leadsheet 

My God, My God (Psalm 22) | by Scot Crandal | Leadsheets

Psalm 22 Metrical Options

Psalm 22 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 22 | Genevan Resources 

Psalm 22 Pointed Chant | Chart How to Sing Pointed Chant

Contemporary Easter songs from Cardiphonia "50 Days of Easter"

Once for All - by Jessica Murray and James Ferguson

Christ is Risen - by Joe Day & Seth Fikkert

The Strife is Over - by  Zach  Bolen,  Brian  Eichelberger  and  Dustin  Kensrue

Death in His Grave
- by John Mark McMillan

Because Jesus is Alive - by  Brian  Eichelberger

Look and See - by Michael Bleecker and Ross King 
Commentary on John 15:1-8
"Those united, anchored and rooted in him, who are already partakers in his nature through their participation in the Holy Spirit, are branches. For it is his Holy Spirit who has united us with the Savior Christ since connection with the vine produces a choice of those things that belong to it. And our connection with the vine holds us fast. From a firm resolve in goodness we proceed onward by faith and we become his people, obtaining from him the dignity of sonship.…He says that he is a vine, the mother and nourisher, as it were, of its branches. For we are begotten of him and in him, in the Spirit, to produce the fruits of life." 
-Cyril of Alexandria
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