Sunday 22nd May 2022
Rogation Sunday (Sixth Sunday of Easter)
Rogation, as in “interrogation”, means to ask with vehemence, and reflects Jesus’ encouragement to his disciples that, following his ascension to heaven, they should still ask in his name and pray in his Spirit. Jesus promises to send the Spirit upon those who ask. By tradition today introduces three days of outdoor processions asking God’s blessing on the crops and flocks in the fields, also for tracing parish boundaries.
Lesson ~ Acts 16.9-15
Gospel ~ St John 14.23-29