The Third Sunday of Easter
The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.
1 Peter 1.17-23
For those who require an Old Testament reading on the Sundays of Easter:
If an Old Testament reading is used, the reading from Acts must be used as the second reading.
1 Peter 5.1-11
Haggai 1.13 - 2.9
1 Corinthians 3.10-17
Gospel at Holy Communion:
who in your great mercy gladdened the disciples
with the sight of the risen Lord:
give us such knowledge of his presence with us,
that we may be strengthened and sustained by his risen life
and serve you continually in righteousness and truth;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
your Son made himself known to his disciples
in the breaking of bread:
open the eyes of our faith,
that we may see him in all his redeeming work;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.
you filled your disciples with boldness and fresh hope:
strengthen us to proclaim your risen life
and fill us with your peace,
to the glory of God the Father.