O MOST merciful Father, we humbly thank thee for all thy gifts so freely bestowed upon us; for life and health and safety; for power to work and leisure to rest; for all that is beautiful in creation and in the lives of men; but above all we thank thee for our spiritual mercies in Christ Jesus our Lord; who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
1. The Canadian 1962 BCP appoints the following Lesson:
THOU shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways and to fear him. For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land,m a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths, that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat and barley and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of oil-olive and honey; a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness; thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments and his judgements and his statutes, which I command thee this day.
THE GOSPEL. S. Luke 17. 11
1. The Canadian 1962 BCP appoints the following Gospel:
AND it came to pass, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.
INTROIT. Ps 34:1-10
I WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord; / his praise shall ever be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord; / the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
3 O praise the Lord with me, / and let us magnify his Name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me; / yea, he delivered me out of all my fear.
5 O look unto him, and be lightened; / and your faces shall not be ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him; / yea, and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord tarrieth round about them that fear him, / and delivereth them.
Ant. O taste, and see, how gracious the Lord is: / blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9 O fear the Lord, ye that are his saints; / for they that fear him lack nothing.
10 The lions do lack, and suffer hunger; / but they who seek the Lord shall want no manner of thing that is good.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
GRADUAL. Ps 92:1-4
IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, / and to sing praises unto thy Name, O most Highest;
2 To tell of thy loving-kindness in the morning, / and of thy faithfulness in the night-season;
3 Upon an instrument of ten strings, and upon the lute, / upon a loud instrument, and upon the harp.
Alleluia, All. For thou, Lord, hast made me glad through thy works : and I will rejoice in giving praise for the operations of thy hands. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions
Patristic / Medieval
- Thankfulness in Prosperity
- Bless the Lord and Honour
Basil (Concerning Faith) Chrysostom (Related Gospel)
ReformationCalvin (Gospel) Luther (Gospel)
Wesley's Notes (Lesson)
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