Patristic / Medieval
(How joyful and sweet it is to have the grace of contemplation habitually)
on righteous anger in the
at monks who do not heed the invitation (Canto XXII)
John of Ruysbroeck
(The Adornment of Spiritual Marriage)
on the danger of a false rest that is
not a cleaving to God in love
on the Gift
from The Fire of Love on spiritual songs
Gregory Palamas - Homily on the Parable of the Marriage Feast
on the worthy
receiving of the Sacrament
Book 1662 (Gospel)
Farrer (Paragraph for
Cusick (Meeting Christ
Keble poem -
Trinity XX from The
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O Almighty and most merciful God, of thy
keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we,
ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things
thou wouldest have done; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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:
beseech thee, grant thy people grace to avoid the infections of the
devil and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Ephes. 5. 15
SEE then that ye walk circumspectly, not as
as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore
be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the
speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing
and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for
things unto God, even the Father, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.
S. Matth. 22. 1
JESUS said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto
king, which made a marriage for his son; and sent forth his servants to
call them that were bidden to the wedding; and they would not
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are
Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed,
and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made
of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his
and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and
them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth; and he sent
forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which
bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as
many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants
out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found,
both bad and good; and the wedding was furnished with guests. And
when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had
on a wedding-garment: and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in
hither not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless.
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take
away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and
of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.
I WILL magnify thee, my God and King: / and I
thy Name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee, / and
thy Name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised;
is no end of his greatness.
4 One generation shall praise thy works unto
/ and declare thy mighty deeds.
5 As for me, I will be talking of thy worship,
glory, thy praise, and wondrous works;
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy
acts; / and I will also tell of thy greatness.
Ant. The memorial of thy abundant
shall be showed; / and men shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious, and merciful, /
and of great kindness.
9 The Lord is loving unto all: /and his mercy
all his works.
10 All thy works praise thee, O Lord, / and thy
give thanks unto thee.
11 They show the glory of thy kingdom, / and
12 That thy power, thy glory, and the
mightiness of thy
kingdom / might be known unto men.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and
endureth throughout all ages.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
THE Lord is faithful in all his words, / and
in all his deeds.
15 The Lord upholdeth all such as fall, / and
up all those that are down.
16 The eyes of all wait upon thee, / and thou
them their meat in due season.
Alleluia, All. Thou openest
hand, / and fillest all things living with plenteousness. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions