A.D. 2023 March 19
The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare Sunday)
Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
Almighty and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent: Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Epistles and Gospels
Revised Table of Lessons (1922)
- Psalm 95; 96; 97
- Genesis 43 or Sirach 27:30–28:9
- Luke 15 or Hebrews 12
- Psalm 98; 99; 100; 101
- Genesis 44:1–45:8 or Genesis 45:16–46:7 or Sirach 34:13–26
- Mark 15:1–21 or II Corinthians 9
Purple (Rose optional)