Patristic / Medieval
Thomas Aquinas on Love (Summa
Theologica, Bk II Pt II Q. 23-46)
Sparrow (Advent Sundays)
Taylor (Advent Sunday)
- Sermon I
- Sermon II
- Sermon III
Wesley's Notes (Epistle)
Westley's Notes (Gospel)
Tracts for the Times -
- [No. 16] (B. Harrison)
Keble (Sermon on
(Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)
Benedict XVI (see The Spirit of the Liturgy, I.2, for discussion of Christ's coming to the Temple)
Keble's Poem -
Advent I from The
- Table of
Lessons -Canadian BCP
Images of the Gospel:
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Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast
works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time
of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in
great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his
Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life
immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy
now and ever. Amen.
The Sarum Missal, appointed Rom 13:11-14, and the Reformers lengthened it by adding Rom 13:8-10 to the beginning (Rom 13:8-10 was appointed in Sarum for Epiphany IV, so the Reformers replaced that Epistle):
Romans 13. 8-14
OWE no man any thing, but to love one another:
that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt
not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou
not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other
commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou
love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his
therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing
time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our
nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is
at hand; let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us
on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not
in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in
and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not
for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
The Sarum Missal, appointed S. Matthew 21:1-9, and the Reformers lengthened it by adding the clearnsing of the Temple, S. Matthew 21:10-13:
S. Matthew 21. 1-13
WHEN they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were
Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye
find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto
me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord
need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophet, saying,
ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and
upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples
and did as Jesus commanded them; and brought the ass, and the colt, and
put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very
multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches
the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that
before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David;
Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord; Hosanna in the
And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying,
is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the Prophet of
of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out
them that sold and bought in the temple; and overthrew the tables of
money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and said unto
It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye
made it a den of thieves.
Ant. UNTO thee, O Lord, will I lift up
/ my God, I have put my trust in thee.
2 O let me not be confounded, / neither let
triumph over me.
3 For all they that hope in thee shall not be
/ but such as transgress without a cause shall be put to
4 Show me thy ways, O Lord, / and teach me thy
5 Lead me forth in thy truth, and teach me : /
art the God of my salvation; in thee is my hope all the day long.
6 Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender
and thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old.
7 O remember not the sins and offences of my
but according to thy mercy think thou upon me, O Lord, for thy goodness.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
TURN us, O God our Saviour, / and let thine
from us. 5 Wilt thou be displeased at us for ever? / and wilt
stretch out thy wrath from one generation to another?
6 Wilt thou not turn again and quicken us, /
people may rejoice in thee?
Alleluia, All. O Lord, show thy
us, / and grant us thy salvation. All.
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