Vol I No. 1
Theology & Liturgy

The Fourth Sunday after Easter

by William J. Martin

The Fourth Sunday after Easter

For an Audio webcast of The Liturgy for the

Fourth Sunday After Easter

(From The Church of the Advent Boston) use the following link

Vidi Aquam – Tomás Luis de Victoria, (c1548-1611)

Paschal Kyrie – John Sheppard (c1515–1558)
The French Mass – John Sheppard

O Lord, I have loved the habitation of thy house – Thomas Tomkins (1572-1656)

Domine, quis habitabit in tabernaculo tuo – Robert Parsons (c1535–1571/2)

Organ Voluntary: Pièce d’Orgue, BWV 572 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750) / Jeremy S. Bruns, organist

for Choral Evensong from the previous Wednesday use this link:

(Introit: Hail gladdening light — Charles Wood (1866–1926)

Hymn 37: “O brightness of the immortal Father’s face” Evening Hymn

Responses – William Smith of Durham (1603–1645)

Psalm 114 – Tonus Peregrinus arr David Willcocks (1919–2015) & Psalm 115 — Gerald Knight (1908–1979)

Magnificat octavi toni — Sebastián Aguilera de Heredia (1561–1627)
Nunc dimittis tertii toni — Tomás Luis de Victoria (c1548–1611)

Laudate Dominum — Matthew Martin (born 1976)

Organ Voluntary: Evocation, op 37 — Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)
III. Allegro deciso (Jeremy S. Bruns, Organist)

For the Webcast from

St John’s Church



For the Sermon by Fr Gavin Dunbar:


‘…let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:

20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.

…receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.’

(additional resources follow below the texts of the day)

The Collect

O Almighty God,

who alone canst order the unruly wills and affections of sinful men;

Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou commandest,

and desire that which thou dost promise;

that so, among the sundry and manifold changes of the world,

our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle

St. James 1.17-21

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.

The Gospel

St. John 16.5-15

Jesus said unto his disciples, Now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? But, because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement: of sin, because they believe not on me; of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; of judgement, because the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

The Book of Common Prayer, 1662

Additional Audio and Visual Resources

St. Alban’s Church

Joppa Maryland

With the Very Revd. Gordon Anderson, PBS USA

To see video click here



St Mark’s Church

Rydal, PA

With the Revd. Jason Patterson

To access click here


All Saints

Thomasville G.A.

Click here 



All Souls’ Church

Oklahoma City

 To access video click here


St Andrew’s Church

Fort Worth

click here to access the video link


All Saints’

Wynnwood, PA



The Church of the Incarnation


Click here to access


 The Prayer Book Society is looking forward

to the launch of its completely redesigned magazine

The Anglican Way

which has been slightly delayed

but will be available soon !

This important development has been a major project that has taken much time and effort.The first new-look edition will explore just what comprises Classical Anglicanism and further news of thiswill be sent out shortly. 

In the meantime, it is intended to continue to offerfurther resourcesfor prayer and reflectionin these challenging days

A. M-R 


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