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Trinity XVIII from The
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The Two Great Commandments
About Christ's Descent
LORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace
the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure
and minds to follow thee the only God; through Jesus Christ our
NOTE: The Collect above was a change in the
Sarum Missal from the Collect appointed in the Gregorian Sacramentary.
The following Collect is a translation of the Collect appointed in
the Gregorian Sacramentary:
everlasting God, show thy pity upon us thy humble servants, that we who
trust not in our merits may know, not thy judgment, but thy mercy;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 Cor. 1. 4
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the
God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in every thing ye are
by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; even as the testimony
Christ was confirmed in you; so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting
for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall also confirm you
the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the 1662 Eucharistic Lectionary the
Gospel is appointed:
S. Matth. 22. 34
WHEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put
to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, which
was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master,
is the great commandment in the Law? Jesus said unto him, Thou
love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and
all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And
the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.
the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What
ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of
He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord,
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make
enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his
son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any
man from that day forth, ask him any more questions.
In the Canadian 1962 Eucharistic
following parallel Gospel is appointed:
St. Mark. 12.28.
AND one of the scribes came, and having heard
together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him,
is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The
of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one
and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all
soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is
first commandment; and the second is like it, namely this, Thou shalt
thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater
than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast
said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he;
to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and
all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as
is better than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when
saw that he answered intelligently, he said unto him, Thou art not far
from the kingdom of God. And after that no one dared to ask him
question. And Jesus answered and said, while he was teaching in
temple, How say the scribes that the Christ is the son of David?
For David himself saith by the Holy Spirit,
The Lord said unto my lord, Sit thou on my
Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
David himself calleth him his lord; how then
can he be
his son? And the common people heard him gladly.
INTROIT. Ps 122:1-5
Ant. I WAS glad when they said unto me, / 'We will go unto the house of the LORD.'
2 Behold, our feet now stand / within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
3 JERUSALEM is built as a city / that is at unity in itself;
4 Whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the LORD, / as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the LORD.
5 For there were set the thrones for judgement, / even the thrones of the house of David.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
6 O PRAY for the peace of Jerusalem: / may they prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy walls, / and plenteousness within thy palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, / will wish thee prosperity.
Alleluia, All. Yea, because of the house of the LORD our God, / I will seek to do thee good. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions