The Third Sunday After Easter

The keywords for this week come from the words of the collect in which the “light of thy truth” leads “them that be in error” “into the way of righteousness,” which reminds us that the magi were led by the light of the star and that in turn the (17) Star is the arcana of “flourishing.”

The Collect

Almighty God, who shewest to them that be in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; Grant unto all them that are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s Religion, that they may eschew those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Book of Common Prayer
The Third Sunday (Star) after Easter (Judgement) in the month of May (Empress). The arcana of Saturday 4th May 2019 (Temperance, Masonic Tarot Deck) to the right.

(On Saturday 4th May 2019 I placed that day’s arcana (14) Temperance from the Masonic Tarot Deck on the shelf to the right as expressive of the post-Golden Week period that we were entering.)

Old Testament

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God; They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing.

Psalm 92: 12-14

New Testament

I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

John 16:22

Liturgical Affirmation

Canet tuba, et mortui resurgent incorrupti.

Ego sum radix et genus David, stella splendida, et matutina.

The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise again incorruptible. I am the root and offspring of David, the bright and morning star.

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