The Fifth Sunday of Easter (Cantate)

Saint Matthew Lutheran Church—Ernestville, Missouri

The Divine Service, abbreviated for use in Christian homes:

Hymn: Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands, LSB 458

Gospel: John 16:5-15

Cantate (Easter 5)—The Sundays after the Resurrection of our Lord receive their names from the Introit for that particular Sunday. The Latin phrase Cantate (which means sing!) sounds similar to the Italian cantatas that choirs sing.

The full Introit, taken from Psalm 98:1b, 3-4 (antiphon:vv.1a, 2b) is included below:

Sing to the LORD a new song, Alleluia,
for he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
Alleluia.
His right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.
He has remembered his steadfast love and faithfulness to the house
of Israel. All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our
God.
Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth; break forth into joyous
song and sing praises!
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.
Sing to the LORD a new song, Alleluia,
for he has revealed his righteousness in the sight of the nations.
Alleluia.

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