Patristic / Medieval
(On the Spirit of Accidie)
Gregory the Great:
John Climacus (Step 13 On
Despondency in The
Ladder of Divine Ascent)
Purgatory the Fourth Circle - The Slothful (Canto XVII(76)
Chaucer - on
Accidie in The Canterbury Tales
Trench - On the Miracles
(Introductory Essay Concerning Accidie)
the Holy Sacrament)
Pieper (See Essay "Leisure the Basis of Culture" Ch III and V)
G. MacDonald -
Keble poem -
Trinity VII from The
Stevenson (The Celestial
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LORD of all power and might, who art the author
of all good things: Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase
in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great
keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rom. 6. 17
The 1962 Canadian BCP begins here two verses
THANKS be to God that you, who were once slaves
have obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching whereunto you were
delivered; you were set free from sin, and have become servants of
The 1662 BCP begins
I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your
for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to
unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness
unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free
from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things
ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now
being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your
unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin
is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our
S. Mark 8. 1
IN those days the multitude being very great,
nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto
I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me
three days, and have nothing to eat: and if I send them away fasting to
their own houses, they will faint by the way; for divers of them came
far. And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man
these men with bread here in the wilderness? And he asked them,
many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven. And he commanded
the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and
gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them;
they did set them before the people. And they had a few small
and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. So
did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was
left seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four
And he sent them away.
Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes, Lambert Lombard
Ant. O CLAP your hands together,
peoples; / O sing unto God with the voice of melody.
2 For the Lord Most High is to be feared; / he
is a great
King over all the earth.
3 He subdued the people under us, / and the
4 He chose our heritage for us, / even the
of Jacob, whom he loved.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
COME, ye children, and hearken unto me; / I
you the fear of the Lord.
12 What man is he that desireth to live, / and
fain see good days?
13 Keep thy tongue from evil, / and thy lips,
speak no guile.
14 Depart from evil, and do good; / seek peace,
Alleluia, All. The eyes of the
over the righteous, / and his ears are open unto their prayers. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions