Patristic / Medieval
Augustine (on the Epistle, from De
Maximus the Confessor
(on forgiveness and the will - see
his Commentary on the Our Father)
St. Victor (on going into thine house)
Dante from the
Paradiso (Canto XXI) on renewal of the mind in contemplation
Luther 2 (Gospel)
Trench - On the Miracles
Charles Williams (Gospel)
Farrer (Paragraph on
Crouse (Gospel &
G. MacDonald -
Cusick (Meeting Christ
Keble poem -
Trinity XIX from The
to images of the healing of the paralytic
Biblical Art on the WWW
O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not
able to please
thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct
rule our hearts; through 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 is a translation of the Collect appointed in
the Gregorian Sacramentary:
O Lord, we
beseech thee, make us subject unto thee with a ready will, and ever stir
up our wills to entreat thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ephes. 4. 17-32
extended the length of the Epistle appointed in the Sarum Missal by
adding verses before and after. The original Epistle began with
the words "Be renewed in the spirit of your mind... and ending with
...to give to him that needeth." (Ephes. 4:23-28)
THIS I say therefore, and testify in the Lord,
henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their
having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God
through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of
heart: who being past feeling have given themselves over unto
to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so
Christ; if so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him,
the truth is in Jesus: that ye put off concerning the former
the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be
renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man,
after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we
members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun
go down upon your wrath; neither give place to the devil. Let him
that stole steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his
the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that
Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which
is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the
And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the
of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and
and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye
one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for
sake hath forgiven you.
S. Matth. 9. 1-8
JESUS entered into a boat, and passed over, and
into his own city. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of
the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus, seeing their faith said unto the
sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven
And, behold, certain of the Scribes said within themselves, This man
And Jesus, knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your
hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee;
or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of
Man hath power on earth to forgive sins (then saith he to the sick of
palsy), Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he
and departed to his house. But when the multitudes saw it, they
and glorified God, who had given such power unto men.
I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my
/ even before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
Ant. I will worship toward thy
and praise thy Name, because of thy loving-kindness and truth; / for
hast magnified thy Name and thy Word above all things.
3 When I called upon thee, thou heardest me, /
my soul with much strength.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee,
/ for they have heard the words of thy mouth.
5 Yea, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord;
great is the glory of the Lord.
6 For though the Lord be high, yet hath he
the lowly; / as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet
refresh me: / thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon the fury of mine
and thy right hand shall save me.
8 The Lord shall fulfil his purpose toward me:
thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever; forsake not then the works of
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
PRAISE the Lord, O my soul: / and all that is
me praise his holy Name.
2 Praise the Lord, O my soul: / and forget not
3 Who forgiveth all thy sin, / and healeth all
4 Who saveth thy life from destruction, / and
thee with mercy and loving-kindness;
Alleluia, All. Who satisfieth thy mouth
things, / making thee young and lusty as an eagle. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions