Patristic / Medieval
Gleanings of Orthodox Fathers:
On Forgiving Others
Confessor (On forgiving as we are forgiven)
Clairvaux (On being merciful)
Gregory Palamas - Homily on the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant
Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice Act 4 Scene 1)
Trench - On the Parables
Farrer (Paragraph for
Corrie ten Boom on Forgiveness
Shall not be Forgiven
Keble poem -
Trinity XXII from The
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LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the
in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from
all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the
glory of thy name; 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:
and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech
thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in
body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that thou wouldest
have done; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Philip. 1. 3
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you,
in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your
in the Gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this
thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it
the day of Jesus Christ: even as it is meet for me to think this of you
all, because I have you in my heart: inasmuch as both in my bonds, and
in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of
my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all
in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love
abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgement; that ye may
approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without
till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness,
which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
S. Matth. 18. 21
PETER said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft shall my
sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith
unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy
seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain
king which would take account of his servants. And when he had
to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand
But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold,
and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have
patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that
servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the
debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his
which owed him an hundred shillings: and he laid hands on him, and took
him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his
fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me,
and I will pay thee all. And he would not; but went and cast him
into prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his
saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their
all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him,
unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because
thou desiredst me: shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy
even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered
him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your
hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
OUT of the deep have I called unto thee, O
Lord; / Lord,
hear my voice.
2 O let thine ears consider well / the voice of
Ant. If thou, Lord, wilt be
extreme to mark
what is done amiss, / O Lord, who may abide it?
4 But there is forgiveness with thee; /
thou be feared.
5 I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait for
him; / in
his word is my trust.
6 My soul looketh for the Lord more than
the morning, / yea, more than watchman for the morning.
7 O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the
is mercy, / and with him is plenteous redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel / from all his
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
BEHOLD, how good and joyful a thing it is / for
to dwell together in unity !
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the
ran down unto the beard, / even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to
skirts of his clothing.
3 Like as the dew of Hermon, / which falleth
hill of Sion.
Alleluia, All. For there the Lord
his blessing, / even life for evermore. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions