Patristic / Medieval
humility & deceit)
Basil (on humility
(humility of Christ)
Catena Aurea (Gospel)
St. Victor (on the failure of reason to lift us to contemplation)
Trench (On the Miracles)
Farrer (Paragraph on
CS Lewis, The Weight of Glory
Crouse 2 (longer
G. MacDonald -
Cusick (Meeting Christ
Keble poem -
Trinity XVII from The
sermons and commentary on pride and humility in:
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LORD, we pray thee, that thy grace may always
and follow us, and make us continually to be given to all good works;
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
NOTE: The Collect above was a change in the
Sarum Missal from the Collect appointed in the Gregorian Sacramentary.
The following Collect (appointed in Sarum and in the Prayer Book for
Trinity 24) was, according to J.H. Blunt, appointed originally:
O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy
people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may
be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have
committed: grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christís sake, our
blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
Ephes. 4. 1
I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech
ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all
and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;
to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is
body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your
one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is
all, and through all, and in you all.
S. Luke 14. 1
IT came to pass, as Jesus went into the house
of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the Sabbath day, that they
him. And behold, there was a certain man before him which had the
dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the Lawyers and Pharisees,
saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-day? And they held
peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; and
them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a
and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath-day? And
could not answer him again to these things. And he put forth a
to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief
seats; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding,
sit not down in the highest seat; lest a more honourable man than thou
be bidden of him; and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee,
this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest
But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when
he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher:
shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth
shall be exalted.
Ant. RIGHTEOUS art thou, O Lord,
/ and true
is thy judgement.
138 The testimonies that thou hast commanded /
righteous and true.
139 My zeal hath even consumed me; / because
have forgotten thy words.
140 Thy word is tried to the uttermost, / and
141 I am small, and of no reputation; / yet do
forget thy precepts.
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting
/ and thy law is the truth.
143 Trouble and heaviness have taken hold upon
yet is my delight in thy commandments.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is
/ O grant me understanding, and I shall live.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
LORD, I am not high-minded: / I have no proud
2 I do not exercise myself in great matters, /
are too high for me.
3 But I calm my soul and keep it quiet, like a
weaned with his mother: / yea, my soul is even as a weaned child.
Alleluia, All. O Israel, trust in
/ from this time forth for evermore. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions