The Fifth Sunday after Easter
O LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Source: Sacrementary of Gelasius [ca 464 AD]. The collect refers to James 1:17 which is appointed for the 4th Sunday after Easter. Known as Rogation Sunday for the Latin "Rogare" means to ask, (earnestly petition), and the Gospel says, "ask, and ye shall receive." The three days following this Sunday are Rogation Days with prayer and fasting good crops and industry. This Sunday in latter times was also when folk in England would go out in procession around the parish boundaries and pray for protection.
Announcements for the week beginning
Rogation Sunday 21 May 06
Feasts, Memorials, and Fasts
Sundays are feast days our our Lord throughout the year
Major Feasts and Fasts in bold.
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New gereral homily posted to Eucharist and Baptism: Gives a very good picture of the baptismal rite, that basically agrees with that of Hippolytus that we have on our page:
Homily of Ambrose on the nature of the Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist
Thanksgivings for all the young who are graduating this season
Centurions in harms way
Peace in the Mideast