The Octave Day of Easter

The collect for today, The Octave Day of Easter, being The Sunday After Easter Day, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):

Almighty Father, who hast given thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wickedness, that we may alway serve thee in pureness of living and truth; through the merits of the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle: 1 St. John 5:4-12
The Gospel: St. John 20:19-23

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, Why seek ye the living among the dead?Artwork: John Roddam Spencer Stanhope, Why seek ye the living among the dead?, 1896. Oil on canvas, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney.

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