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John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli), Bishop, 1963

The Collect:

Rite I:
God of all truth and peace, who didst raise up thy bishop John to be servant of the servants of God and bestowed on him wisdom to call for the work of renewing thy church: Grant that, following his example, we may reach out to other Christians in the love of thy Son, and labor throughout the nations of the world to kindle a desire for justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who livest and reignest with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Rite II:
God of all truth and peace, who raised up your bishop John to be servant of the servants of God and bestowed on him wisdom to call for the work of renewing your church: Grant that, following his example, we may reach out to other Christians in the love of your Son, and labor throughout the nations of the world to kindle a desire for justice and peace; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

First Lesson: Joel 2:26-29

26 You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied,
   and praise the name of the Lord your God,
   who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame. 
27 You shall know that I am in the midst of Israel,
   and that I, the Lord, am your God and there is no other.
And my people shall never again
   be put to shame. 

28 Then afterwards

   I will pour out my spirit on all flesh;
your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
   your old men shall dream dreams,
   and your young men shall see visions. 
29 Even on the male and female slaves,
   in those days, I will pour out my spirit. 

Psalm: Psalm 50:1-6

1 The Lord, the God of gods, has spoken; *
       he has called the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting.
2 Out of Zion, perfect in its beauty, *
       God reveals himself in glory.
3 Our God will come and will not keep silence; *
       before him there is a consuming flame,
       and round about him a raging storm.
4 He calls the heavens and the earth from above *
       to witness the judgment of his people.
5 “Gather before me my loyal followers, *
       those who have made a covenant with me
       and sealed it with sacrifice.”
6 Let the heavens declare the rightness of his cause; *
       for God himself is judge.

Gospel: Luke 5:36–39

36He also told them a parable: ‘No one tears a piece from a new garment and sews it on an old garment; otherwise the new will be torn, and the piece from the new will not match the old. 37And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins and will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed. 38But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins. 39And no one after drinking old wine desires new wine, but says, “The old is good.” ’

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Liturgical Calendar

The Old Testament, New Testament and Gospels readings are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Anglicized Edition, copyright 1989, 1995, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979.

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