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The Fifth Sunday After Easter

The collect for today, The Fifth Sunday After Easter, commonly called Rogation Sunday, from The Book of Common Prayer [1] (Canadian, 1962):

O LORD, from whom all good things do come; Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle: St. James 1:22-27 [2]
The Gospel: St. John 16:23-33 [3]

Nikolai Ge, The Last Supper [4]Artwork: Nikolai Ge, The Last Supper, 1863. Oil on canvas, State Russian Museum [5], St. Petersburg.