The Fifth Sunday of Easter
The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.
1 Peter 2.2-10
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.
Gospel at Holy Communion:
who through your only-begotten Son Jesus Christ
have overcome death and opened to us the gate of everlasting life:
grant that, as by your grace going before us
you put into our minds good desires,
so by your continual help
we may bring them to good effect;
through Jesus Christ our risen Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
whose Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life:
grant us to walk in his way,
to rejoice in his truth,
and to share his risen life;
who is alive and reigns, now and for ever.