Notable Feast Days this Week

April 30 - James Zebedee, Apostle (Eastern)
May 1 - Philip and James Alphaeus, Apostles
May 2 - Athanasius the Great, Bishop, 373
May 3 - Philip and James Alphaeus, Apostles (Roman Catholic)
May 4- Monica, Mother of Augustine, 388 (Eastern)
May 5 - Fifth Ecumenical Council convened, 553
May 5 - Hilary of Arles, Bishop, 449

Revised Common Lectionary

Acts 10:44-48
Psalm 98
1 John 5:1-6
John 15:9-17

Daily Readings (RCL)
Liturgical Color - White

-------- Sixth Sunday of Easter -------- May 6, 2018 (Year B)
Abide in Love
"Let us sing for joy! God is faithful (Psalm 98) and sends us the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:44-48). Keep God's commandments; overcome the world (1 John 5:1-6); love one another (John 15:9-17)." - Thomas Oden, Ancient Christian Devotional
Psalm of the Week
Scripture Readings
Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done marvelous things; his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him. The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations. He has remembered his love and his faithfulness to Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God...

Commentary on Psalm 98
AugustineJohn Paul II
John CalvinCharles Spurgeon

Psalm 98, Acts 101 John 5, John 15

Acts 10:44-48
The Spirit poured out on the Gentiles

1 John 5:1-6
The victory of faith

John 15:9-17
Following Christ's example of love 

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

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Practicing Prayer
O God, you have prepared for those who love you such good things as surpass our understanding: Pour into our hearts such love towards you, that we, loving you in all things and above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever 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 Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year B) from 

Hymns related to Psalm 98 from

Alleluia (Psalm 98 Refrain + Tone) | by Jacques Berthier | Leadsheet 

O Sing a New Song to the Lord (Psalm 98) | by Thomas Jarman | Leadsheet 

Alleluia, Alleluia (Tune: Joyful, Joyful) | Leadsheet

Psalm 98 Metrical Options

Psalm 98 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Psalm 98 | Genevan Resources 

Psalm 98 Pointed Chant | Chart How to Sing Pointed Chant

Contemporary Easter Songs from Cardiphonia "50 Days of Easter"

He is Risen - by Paul Baloche & Graham Kendrick

The Mighty Cross - by Christopher Brown

This I Believe (Creed) - by Ben Fielding and Matt Crocker

Christ is Risen - by Matt Maher
Commentary on John 15:9-17
"There are three things at least that the apostle commends when he says, “But now abide faith, hope, charity, these three. But the greatest of these is charity.” And although in charity...the two commandments are contained, yet it is here declared to be the greatest, not the only one. Accordingly, what a host of commandments are given to us about faith, what a multitude about hope! Who is there that could collect them together or suffice to number them? But let us ponder the words of the same apostle: “Love is the fulfillment of the law.” And so, where there is love, what can be lacking?" -Augustine
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