Patristic / Medieval
Cyril of Alexandria
Bruno, Abbot (Gospel)
Gregory Palamas (Gospel)
Keble 1 (Luke
Keble 2 (Luke
Keble 3 (Luke
Keble 4 (Luke
Farrer (Paragraph for
G. MacDonald -
Cusick (Meeting Christ
Keble poem -
Lent 3 from The Christian
Images of the healing of a man
possessed by a demon
Biblical Art on the WWW
"A Week at Prayer" Bulletin insert with Cdn BCP daily readings
Table of Cdn BCP daily readings for week of Lent 3
WE beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the
of thy humble servants, and stretch forth the right hand of thy
to be our defence against all our enemies; through Jesus Christ our
Ephes. 5. 1
BE ye therefore followers of God, as dear
walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for
us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling
But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be
named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish
nor jesting, which are not convenient; but rather giving of thanks: for
this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous
who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and
of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of
things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
Be not ye therefore partakers with them: for ye were sometimes
but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light; (for the
of the Spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth;)
what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the
unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them; for it is a
even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for
doth make manifest is light. Therefore it is said, Awake, thou
sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee
S. Luke 11. 14
JESUS was casting out a devil, and it was
And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and
people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils
Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him,
of him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said
them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation;
a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided
against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say, that I
out demons through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out
by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your
But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom
God is come upon you. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace,
his goods are in peace; but when a stronger than he shall come upon
and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted,
and divideth his spoils. He that is not with me is against me:
he that gathereth not with me scattereth. When the unclean spirit
is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and
finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came
And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished. Then goeth
he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they
enter in, and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than
the first. And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
The Canadian 1962 BCP revision does not include the final two verses of this ancient Gospel but concludes with "....the last state of that man is worse than the first."
8 Gracious and righteous is the Lord; /
he teach sinners in the way.
9 Them that are meek shall he guide in
judgement; / and
such as are gentle, them shall he teach his way.
10 All the paths of the Lord are mercy and
truth, / unto
such as keep his covenant, and his testimonies.
11 For thy Name's sake, O Lord, / be merciful
sin, for it is great.
12 What man is he, that feareth the Lord? / him
he teach in the way that he shall choose.
13 His soul shall dwell at ease, / and his seed
inherit the land.
14 The secret
of the LORD is for them that fear him; / and he will show them his
Mine eyes are ever looking unto the LORD; / for he shall pluck my feet
out of the net.
16 TURN thee unto me, and have mercy upon me; / for I am
desolate and in misery.
thou the sorrows of my heart: / O bring thou me out of my troubles.
18 Look upon
my adversity and misery, / and forgive me all my sins.
mine enemies, how many they are; / and they bear a tyrannous hate
20 O keep my
soul, and deliver me; / let me not be confounded, for I have put my
trust in thee.
perfectness and righteous dealing preserve me; / for my hope is in thee.
Israel, O God, / out of all his troubles.
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