TRINITY 5 for sermons and
writings on dejection
Patristic / Medieval
Ephraim (On the Evil of the Tongue and
the Word of God)
Maximos the Confessor (Epistle and Gospel)
Bede (Homily II.6 on the Gospels)
Thomas Aquinas (Epistle)
of the Tongue)
Ambrose (On Baptism;
Trench - On the Miracles
the Holy Sacrament)
G. MacDonald -
Cusick - Meeting
Christ in the
Keble poem -
Trinity XII from
The Christian Year
Images of the Gospel:
Biblical art on the WWW
Almighty and everlasting God, who art always
to hear than we are to pray, and art wont to give more than we desire
deserve: Pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us
things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good
which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of
Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Lord. Amen.
2 Cor. 3. 4
SUCH trust have we through Christ to God-ward:
we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but
our sufficiency is of God. Who also hath made us able ministers
the new covenant; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter
killeth, but the spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of
written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of
could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his
which glory was to be done away; how shall not the ministration of the
spirit be rather glorious? For if the ministration of
be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in
S. Mark 7. 31
JESUS, departing from the region of Tyre, came
Sidon unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the region of
And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his
speech: and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he
him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he
spat, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and
saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway
ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake
plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the
more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things
he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
Ant. O GOD, make haste to save
me; / O Lord,
make hast to help me.
2 Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek
my soul; / let them be turned backward and put to confusion that wish
3 Let them for their reward be soon brought to
/ that cry over me, 'There, there.'
4 But let all those that seek thee be joyful
in thee; / and let all such as delight in thy salvation say
'The Lord be praised.'
5 As for me, I am poor and in misery; / haste
me, O God.
6 Thou art my helper, and my redeemer; / O
no long tarrying.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
I WILL alway give thanks unto the Lord; / his
shall ever be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord; /
shall hear thereof, and be glad.
3 O praise the Lord with me, / and let us
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me; / yea, he
me out of all my fears.
Alleluia, All. O look unto him and
/ and your faces shall not be ashamed. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions