Second Sunday after Easter
INTRIOT- Psalms 32: 5, 6
The earth is full of the mercy of the Lord, alleluia: by the word of the Lord were the heavens made, alleluia, alleluia. (Ps.32: 1) Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: praise is comely for the upright. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen. (The earth is full of the mercy…)
O God, Who, by the humility of Thy Son didst lift up a fallen world, grant unending happiness to Thy faithful: that those whom Thou hast snatched from the perils of endless death, Thou mayest cause to rejoice in everlasting joys. Through the same Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who lives and reigns with Thee in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.
EPISTLE – 1 Peter 2: 21-25:
Dearly beloved, Christ suffered for us, leaving you an example, that you should follow His steps who did no sin, whether it was guile found in His mouth. Who when He was reviled, did not revile: when He suffered He threatened not, but delivered Himself to him that judgeth Him unjustly: who His own self bore our sins in His body upon the tree: that we, being dead to sins, should live in justice; by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going stray: but you are now converted to the Shepherd in the Bishop of your souls.
Greater Alleluia Luke 24: 35