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The Eleventh Sunday after Trinity







See also TRINITY 4 for sermons and writings on vainglory


Patristic / Medieval 
Augustine (Gospel)
Augustine (The Source of Prayer)
Basil (On Humility)

Chrysostom (Epistle)

Gregory the Great:

    - Moralia X, 30

    - Moralia XIX, 32, 33 (Gospel)
Bede (Explanation of the Gospel)
Gleanings of Orthodox Fathers


Catena Aurea (Gospel)

Thomas Aquinas (Epistle)



Calvin (Gospel)
Calvin (Epistle)
Luther (Gospel)

Counter Reformation 

John of the Cross (Dark Night, on spiritual pride & humility, Bk I. 2)


Caroline Divines 


Evangelical Revival 
Wesley's Notes (Gospel)
Wesley's Notes (Epistle)
Whitefield (Gospel)

Ryle (Gospel)


Oxford Movement 
Newman (Epistle)
Newman (Gospel)
Williams (Epistle)
Williams (Gospel)
Blunt's Commentary
Scott's Commentary
Trench - On the Parables


Farrer (Weekly Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary

Curry 1

Curry 2


Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)
Cusick (Meeting Christ in the Liturgy)


Additional Materials 

Keble poem - Trinity XI from The Christian Year
Links to Images of the Gospel
  - Biblical Art on the WWW
  - Parables in Art on Textweek



O GOD, who declarest thy almighty power most chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  1 Cor. 15. 1
BRETHREN, I declare unto you the Gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.  For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures.  And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: after that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.  After that, he was seen of James; then of all the Apostles.  And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.  For I am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God.  But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.  Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Luke 18. 9
JESUS spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:  Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican.  I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.  And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.  I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.


INTROIT.  Ps 111 
I WILL give thanks unto the Lord with my whole heart, / in the council of the faithful, and in the congregation.
2 The works of the Lord are great, / sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is worthy to be praised, and had in honour; / and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Ant.  The merciful and gracious Lord hath so done his marvellous works, / that they ought to be had in remembrance.
5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him; / he shall ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, / in giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are verity and judgement; / all his precepts are sure.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, / and are done in truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption unto his people; / he hath commanded his covenant for ever; holy and reverend is his Name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; / a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; his praise endureth for ever.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 51:15-17    
O LORD, open thou my lips, / and my mouth shall show thy praise.
16 For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I give it; / but thou delightest not in burnt offerings.
Alleluia, All.  The sacrifice of God is a troubled spirit: / a broken and contrite heart, O God, shalt thou not despise.  All.



Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions