A.D. 2021 March 14

The Fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare Sunday)

Collects

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

Lessons

Revised Common Lectionary — Year B

Daily Office Lectionary — Year One

Morning Prayer
Evening Prayer

1979 Lectionary — Year B

Prefaces

Through Jesus Christ our Lord, who was tempted in every way as we are, yet did not sin. By his grace we are able to triumph over every evil, and to live no longer for ourselves alone, but for him who died for us and rose again.

or

You bid your faithful people cleanse their hearts, and prepare with joy for the Paschal feast; that, fervent in prayer and in works of mercy, and renewed by your Word and Sacraments, they may come to the fullness of grace which you have prepared for those who love you.

Liturgical Colors

Purple (Rose optional)

References