Patristic / Medieval
- The Meaning
Leo the Great:
the Whitsuntide fast, I.
Basil (On the Holy
Gregory the Great (Gospel)
Fathers on Pentecost
Aquinas (On the Creed):
I believe in the
Book of Common Prayer)
Pearson (On the Creed):
I believe in the Holy Ghost
Farrer (Paragraph on
Cusick (Meeting Christ
(Festival Hymn for
(Whitsunday from The Christian Year)
"A Week at Prayer" Bulletin insert with Cdn BCP daily readings
Table of Cdn BCP daily readings for the Week of Pentecost
to Images of Pentecost
O SING unto the Lord a new song; / for he hath
things. Psalm 98.1
Christ, being by the right hand of God exalted, and
having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, / hath shed
forth this, which ye now see and hear.
And because ye are sons, / God hath sent forth the
Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
We all, with open face / beholding as in a
glory of the Lord,
Are changed into the same image from glory to glory, /
even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
2 Corinthians 3.18
GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, / and
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever
/ world without end. Amen
GOD, who as at this time didst teach the hearts
faithful people, by the sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit:
us by the same Spirit to have a right judgement in all things, and
to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Christ Jesus our
Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same
one God, world without end. Amen.
The Collect of Pentecost is to be used
The following additional Collect may be
used on Whitsunday
and the six days following.
O GOD, who makest us glad with the yearly
of the coming of the Holy Spirit upon thy disciples in
Grant that we who celebrate before thee the Feast of Pentecost may
thine for ever, and daily increase in thy Holy Spirit, until we come
thine eternal kingdom; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Acts 2. 1.
WHEN the day of Pentecost was fully come, they
with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound
heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where
they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues,
as of fire, and it sat upon each of them: and they were all filled with
the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit
them utterance. And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout
men, out of every nation under heaven. Now when this was noised
the multitude came together, and were confounded, because that every
heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed,
marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, are not all these which speak Galilaeans? And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein
we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the
in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,
and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and
of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them
in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
S. John 14. 15.
JESUS said unto his disciples, If ye love me,
commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you
Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of
whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither
him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in
I will not leave you comfortless; I will come to you. Yet a
while, and the world seeth me no more; but ye see me: because I live,
shall live also. At that day ye shall know that I am in my
and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and
them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me shall be loved of
my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Judas saith unto him, (not Iscariot,) Lord, how is it that thou wilt
thyself unto us, and not unto the world? Jesus answered and said
unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words; and my Father will
him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He
loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not
mine, but the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken
unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is
the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach
all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have
said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you:
not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be
neither let it be afraid.
The Canadian BCP Gospel ends here, but the
Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away,
again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said,
I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I
have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye
might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the
of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world
may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment,
even so I do.
LET God arise, and let his enemies be
scattered: / let
them also that hate him flee before him.
2 Like as the smoke vanisheth, so shalt thou
away; / and like as wax melteth at the fire, so let the ungodly perish
at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad and rejoice
/ let them also be merry and joyful.
Ant. O sing unto God, and
unto his Name: / magnify him that rideth upon the heavens; praise him
his Name JAH, and rejoice before him.
5 He is a Father of the fatherless, and
cause of the widows: / even God in his holy habitation.
6 He is the God that giveth the desolate a home
in, and bringeth the prisoners out of captivity; / but the rebellious
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
7 O God, when thou wentest forth before the
when thou wentest through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook, and the heavens poured down
the presence of God: / Sinai also quaked at the presence of God, who is
the God of Israel.
9 Thou, O God, sentest a gracious rain upon
/ and refreshedst it when it was weary.
10 Thy congregation shall dwell therein; / for
O God, of thy goodness didst provide for the poor.
* During Eastertide, Alleluia is said
the psalm portion, and once after the last verse. It may be said
after each verse.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic