Notable Feast Days this Week:

April 13 - Martin I, Rome, 656
April 14 - Antony, Eustace and John, Lithuania, 1342
April 15 - Basilissa and Anastasia, Rome, c. 65 
April 16 - Fructuosus, Bishop of Braga, 665
April 16 - Holy Thursday (Eastern Orthodox)
April 17 - Donnan and Co, Hebrides, 618
April 18 - Apollonius the Apologist, c. 185 (Roman Catholic)
April 17 - Good Friday (Eastern Orthodox)
April 19 - Great and Holy Pascha (Eastern Orthodox)

Revised Common Lectionary

Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Psalm 16
1 Peter 1:3-9
John 20:19-31

Daily Readings (RCL)
Abbreviated Daily Readings

Liturgical Color - White/Gold

Second Sunday in Easter / April 19, 2020

Faith in the Risen Son of God

Jesus Christ has risen from the dead (Acts 2:14a, 22-32). Therefore, God is always before us. He has the power and authority to save us from the curse of death and show us the path of life (Psalm 16). Through Jesus, we have been given new birth into a living hope, as we wait in faith, for the promise of salvation to be fully revealed (1 Peter 1:3-9). Jesus has sent his Holy Spirit to guide us on our journey toward the consummation of our faith. Blessed are those who have not seen, yet have come to believe (John 20:19-31). 

Psalm 16
Scripture Readings heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead...You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Commentary on Psalm 16
AugustineJerome Creach,
John Paul II, CalvinThomas Aquinas

Psalm 16, Acts 2,1 Peter 1, John 20

Spotify Playlist
Psalm 16

Acts 2:14a, 22-32
God fulfills the promise to David

1 Peter 1:3-9
New birth to a living hope

John 20:19-31
Behold, the wounds of the risen Christ

Daily Readings
Revised Common Lectionary

Daily Readings
Book of Common Prayer

Bible in a Year
Lectionary Resources
"It was not an accident that that particular disciple was not present. The divine mercy ordained that a doubting disciple should, by feeling in his Master the wounds of the flesh, heal in us the wounds of unbelief. The unbelief of Thomas is more profitable to our faith than the belief of the other disciples. For the touch by which he is brought to believe confirms our minds in belief, beyond all question." -Gregory the Great
Eastertide Resources
Collect for The Second Sunday of Easter
"Almighty and everlasting God, who in the Paschal mystery established the new covenant of reconciliation: Grant that all who have been reborn into the fellowship of Christ's Body may show forth in their lives what they profess by their faith; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen."  -from The Book of Common Prayer
Singing Psalms and Hymns
Hymn Suggestions for the Second Sunday of Easter from 

Psalm 16 (Fullness of Joy)
 | by Shane and Shane | Chord Chart and Video Demo

Psalm 16 Refrain | from The Emergent Psalter Leadsheet

Hymns related to Psalm 16 from

CCLI Contemporary Liturgy Song Select for Easter 2

Songs and Artwork for Psalm 16:11 from The Verses Project

Paschal Troparion | by Church of the Apostles | Leadsheet

Path Of Life (Psalm 16)
| by Gabriel Wanous | Leadsheet

Psalm 16 Simple Chant

Psalm 16 | Metrical Options 
Music for Listening
Easter 1 EP by Mac Meador
"Doubting Thomas" by Nickel Creek
Resurrection Symphony by Mahler
Veil of the Temple: "Jesus Having Risen from the Tomb" by John Tavener
Thematic Art 
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