TRINITY 8 for sermons and
writings on covetousness
Patristic / Medieval
Boethius (Gospel) (Consolation of Philosophy Bk II Prose V and the wider context of Bk II on Fortuna)
Basil (Christian Labour)
St Francis of Assisi (Gospel)(Biography - Marriage to Lady Poverty)
Farrer (Paragraph on
Tillich - The New
Cusick - Meeting
Christ in the
Clendenin (The Monastics on Money)
Keble poem -
Trinity XV from The
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KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with
mercy; and, because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall,
us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things
profitable for our salvation; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Gal. 6. 11
YE see how large a letter I have written unto
mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair show in the
they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer
for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are
keep the Law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory
your flesh. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross
of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I
unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth
any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as
walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the
Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear
in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of
Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
the above Epistle is a change by the Anglican Reformers from the
medieval Lectionary. In the Sarum Missal the Epistle appointed for
this Sunday was Galatians 5:25 - 6:10 :
If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk
in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one
another, envying one another. Brethren, if a man be
overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the
spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Bear ye one anotherís burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he
deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then
shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For
every man shall bear his own burden. Let him that is taught in the
word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things. Be not
deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he
also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap
corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap
life everlasting. And let us not be weary in well doing: for in
due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore
opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are
of the household of faith.
S. Matth. 6. 24
NO man can serve two masters: for either he
the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and
the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon. Therefore I say
unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye
shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not
the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the
of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into
barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much
more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add
cubit unto the measure of his life? And why are ye anxious for
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither
do they spin; yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory
not arrayed like one of these. But if God doth so clothe the
of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven,
he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Be not
anxious, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or,
shall we be clothed? For after all these things do the Gentiles
for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all
things shall be added unto you. Be ye not therefore anxious about
the morrow; for the morrow shall take care for itself: sufficient unto
the day is the evil thereof.
Ant. BOW down thine ear, O Lord,
me; / for I am poor, and in misery.
2 Preserve thou my soul, for I am godly:
thy servant that putteth his trust in thee.
3 Thou art my God; be merciful unto me, O Lord;
the day long do I call upon thee.
4 Comfort the soul of thy servant; / for unto
Lord, do I lift up my soul.
5 For thou, Lord, art good and gracious, / and
mercy unto all them that call upon thee.
6 Give ear, Lord, unto my prayer, / and ponder
of my humble desires.
7 In the time of my trouble I will call upon
for thou hearest me.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
IT is a good thing to give thanks unto the
Lord, / and
to sing praises unto thy Name, O thou Most High;
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
/ with a melody upon the harp.
Alleluia, All. For thou, Lord, hast
made me glad
through thy works; / and I will rejoice in giving praise for the
of thy hands. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions