TRINITY 4 for sermons and
writings on vainglory
Patristic / Medieval
Augustine (The Source of Prayer)
Basil (On Humility)
Gregory the Great:
- Moralia X, 30
32, 33 (Gospel)
Bede (Explanation of the Gospel)
Catena Aurea (Gospel)
Gregory Palamas - Homily on the Parable of the Publican and the Pharisee
John of the Cross (Dark Night, on
spiritual pride & humility, Bk I. 2)
Trench - On the Parables
the Holy Sacrament)
Cusick (Meeting Christ
Keble poem -
Trinity XI from The
Images of the Gospel
Biblical Art on the WWW
Parables in Art on Textweek
O GOD, who declarest thy almighty power most
in showing mercy and pity: Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of
grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy
promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 Cor. 15. 1
BRETHREN, I declare unto you the Gospel which I
unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which
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
Scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third
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
once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are
asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the
And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due
For I am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an
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.
S. Luke 18. 9
JESUS spake this parable unto certain which
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
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee,
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
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
shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
I WILL give thanks unto the Lord with my whole
/ in the council of the faithful, and in the congregation.
2 The works of the Lord are great, / sought out
them that have pleasure therein.
3 His work is worthy to be praised, and had in
/ and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Ant. The merciful and gracious
so done his marvellous works, / that they ought to be had in
5 He hath given meat unto them that fear him; /
ever be mindful of his covenant.
6 He hath shewed his people the power of his
in giving them the heritage of the nations.
7 The works of his hands are verity and
all his precepts are sure.
8 They stand fast for ever and ever, / and are
truth and equity.
9 He sent redemption unto his people; / he hath
his covenant for ever; holy and reverend is his Name.
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of
a good understanding have all they that do thereafter; his praise
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
O LORD, open thou my lips, / and my mouth shall
16 For thou desirest no sacrifice, else would I
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
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions