Julian of Norwich, Mystic and Theologian, c. 1417

Dame Julian of Norwich
Wednesday, May 08, 2019Friday, May 08, 2020Saturday, May 08, 2021
The Collect: 

Rite I:
Triune God, Father and Mother to us all, who in thy compassion didst grant to your servant Julian many revelations of thy nurturing and sustaining love: Move our hearts, like hers, to seek thee above all things, for in giving us thyself thou givest us all. Amen.

Rite II:
Triune God, Father and Mother to us all, who showed your servant Julian revelations of your nurturing and sustaining love: Move our hearts, like hers, to seek you above all things, for in giving us yourself you give us all. Amen.

First Lesson: 
Hebrews 10:19-24

19 Therefore, my friends, since we have confidence to enter the sanctuary by the blood of Jesus, 20by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain (that is, through his flesh), 21and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22let us approach with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold fast to the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who has promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds,

Psalm: 
Psalm 27:1-9

1 The Lord is my light and my salvation;
   whom then shall I fear? *
       the Lord is the strength of my life;
       of whom then shall I be afraid?
2 When evildoers came upon me to eat up my flesh, *
       it was they, my foes and my adversaries, who
                              stumbled and fell.
3 Though an army should encamp against me, *
       yet my heart shall not be afraid;
4 And though war should rise up against me, *
       yet will I put my trust in him.
5 One thing have I asked of the Lord;
   one thing I seek; *
       that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life;
6 To behold the fair beauty of the Lord *
       and to seek him in his temple.
7 For in the day of trouble he shall keep me safe in his shelter; *
       he shall hide me in the secrecy of his dwelling
       and set me high upon a rock.
8 Even now he lifts up my head *
       above my enemies round about me.
9 Therefore I will offer in his dwelling an oblation
  with sounds of great gladness; *
       I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Gospel: 
John 4:23-26

23But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such as these to worship him. 24God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.’ 25The woman said to him, ‘I know that Messiah is coming’ (who is called Christ). ‘When he comes, he will proclaim all things to us.’ 26Jesus said to her, ‘I am he, the one who is speaking to you.’

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.