The Day of Pentecost

Year C
Group: I
Colour: Red

C051-The Day of Pentecost - English

Evening Prayer (on the eve of Pentecost. Text not shown)
Psalms 48
Deuteronomy 16. 9-15
John 7. 37-39

Collect 77 (Text shown)

Post Communion Prayer 78 (Text shown)

Principle Service (Text shown)
The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.
Acts 2. 1-21 or Genesis 11. 1-9
Psalm 104. 24-34, 35b or 104. 24-36
Romans 8. 14-17 or Acts 2. 1-21
John 14. 8-17, [25-27]

Second Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 36. 5-10; 150
Exodus 33. 7-20
2 Corinthians 3. 4-18
If the Second Service is a Eucharist, the Gospel is:
John 16. 4b-15

Third Service (Text not shown)
Psalm 33. 1-12
Isaiah 40. 12-23 or Wisdom 9. 9-17
1 Corinthians 2. 6-16

1984 (Text not shown)
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Collect 77
1984 Prayer Book
God, who as at this time didst teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by sending to them the light of thy Holy Spirit: grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world without end.

Contemporary
God, who at this time
taught the hearts of your faithful people
by sending to them the light of your Holy Spirit:
grant us by the same Spirit
to have a right judgement in all things
and evermore to rejoice in his holy comfort;
through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever

Post Communion Prayer 78
Faithful God,
who fulfilled the promises of Easter
by sending us your Holy Spirit
and opening to every race and nation
the way of life eternal:
open our lips by your Spirit,
that every tongue may tell of your glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Acts 2. 1-21 or Genesis 11. 1-9
The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.
Acts 2. 1-21
When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability.
Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. Amazed and astonished, they asked, ‘Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us, in our own native language? Parthians, Medes, Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs – in our own languages we hear them speaking about God’s deeds of power.’ All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, ‘What does this mean?’ But others sneered and said, ‘They are filled with new wine.’
But Peter, standing with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed them: ‘Men of Judea and all who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and listen to what I say. Indeed, these are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning. No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: “In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. Even upon my slaves, both men and women, in those days I will pour out my Spirit; and they shall prophesy. And I will show portents in the heaven above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and smoky mist. The sun shall be turned to darkness and the moon to blood, before the coming of the Lord’s great and glorious day. Then everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Genesis 11. 1-9
Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as they migrated from the east, they came upon a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, ‘Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.’ And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves; otherwise we shall be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.’ The LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which mortals had built. And the LORD said, ‘Look, they are one people, and they have all one language; and this is only the beginning of what they will do; nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down, and confuse their language there, so that they will not understand one another’s speech.’ So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore it was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth; and from there the LORD scattered them abroad over the face of all the earth.

Psalm 104. 24-34, 35b or Psalm 104. 24-36
Biblical text
Psalm 104. 24-34, 35b
O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great. There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.
These all look to you to give them their food in due season; when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.
May the glory of the LORD endure for ever; may the LORD rejoice in his works – who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke. I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD. Bless the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD!

Psalm 104. 24-36
O LORD, how manifold are your works! In wisdom you have made them all; the earth is full of your creatures. Yonder is the sea, great and wide, creeping things innumerable are there, living things both small and great. There go the ships, and Leviathan that you formed to sport in it.
These all look to you to give them their food in due season; when you give to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are filled with good things. When you hide your face, they are dismayed; when you take away their breath, they die and return to their dust. When you send forth your spirit, they are created; and you renew the face of the ground.
May the glory of the LORD endure for ever; may the LORD rejoice in his works – who looks on the earth and it trembles, who touches the mountains and they smoke. I will sing to the LORD as long as I live; I will sing praise to my God while I have being. May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the LORD. Let sinners be consumed from the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless the LORD, O my soul. Praise the LORD!

Pointed Psalm
Psalm 104. 24-34, 35b
O Lord, how manifold / are your / works! :
In wisdom you have made them all;
the / earth is / full of your / creatures.
There is the sea, spread / far and / wide :
and there move creatures beyond / number,
both / small and / great.
There go the ships, and there is / that Le/viathan :
which you have / made to / play in the / deep.
All of these / look to / you :
to give them their / food in / due / season.
When you give it / them, they / gather it :
you open your hand and / they are / filled with / good.
When you hide your face / they are / troubled :
when you take away their breath,
they die and re/turn a/gain to the / dust.
When you send forth your spirit, they / are cre/ated :
and you re/new the / face of the / earth.
May the glory of the Lord en/dure for / ever :
may the / Lord re/joice in his / works;
He looks on the earth / and it / trembles :
he touches the / mountains / and they / smoke.
I will sing to the Lord as / long as I / live :
I will make music to my God / while I / have my / being.
So shall my / song / please him :
while I re/joice / in the / Lord.
Bless the Lord, / O my / soul :
Alle/luia,/Alle/luia.

Psalm 104. 24-36
O Lord, how manifold / are your / works! :
In wisdom you have made them all;
the / earth is / full of your / creatures.
There is the sea, spread / far and / wide :
and there move creatures beyond / number,
both / small and / great.
There go the ships, and there is / that Le/viathan :
which you have / made to / play in the / deep.
All of these / look to / you :
to give them their / food in / due / season.
When you give it / them, they / gather it :
you open your hand and / they are / filled with / good.
When you hide your face / they are / troubled :
when you take away their breath,
they die and re/turn a/gain to the / dust.
When you send forth your spirit, they / are cre/ated :
and you re/new the / face of the / earth.
May the glory of the Lord en/dure for / ever :
may the / Lord re/joice in his / works;
He looks on the earth / and it / trembles :
he touches the / mountains / and they / smoke.
I will sing to the Lord as / long as I / live :
I will make music to my God / while I / have my / being.
So shall my / song / please him :
while I re/joice / in the / Lord.
Let sinners be consumed / out of the / earth :
and the / wicked / be no / more.
Bless the Lord, / O my / soul :
Alle/luia,/Alle/luia.

Romans 8. 14-17 or Acts 2. 1-21
(The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.)

Romans 8. 14-17
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’ it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ – if, in fact, we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him.

John 14. 8-17, [25-27]
8-17
Philip said to him, ‘Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, “Show us the Father”? Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own; but the Father who dwells in me does his works. Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me; but if you do not, then believe me because of the works themselves. Very truly, I tell you, the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do and, in fact, will do greater works than these, because I am going to the Father. I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If in my name you ask me for anything, I will do it.
‘If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, to be with you for ever. This is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, because he abides with you, and he will be in you.
[25-27]
‘I have said these things to you while I am still with you. But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.

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