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The Third Sunday after the Epiphany







Patristic / Medieval 

Chrysostom (Gospel)
Chrysostom (Epistle)
Augustine on Matt 8:8

Catena Aurea (Gospel)



Calvin (Gospel)
Calvin (Epistle)
Luther (Gospel) 

Caroline Divines 

Evangelical Revival 
Wesley's notes - Epistle
Wesley's notes - Gospel


Oxford Movement 
Keble (Gospel)
Newman on Matthew8:11

Williams (Epistle)

Williams (Gospel)

   -  On the Cleansing of the Leper
   -  On the Healing of the Centurion's

Blunt's Commentary
Scott (On Gospel, Epistle, Collect)


Farrer (Weekly Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)


G. MacDonald - Gospel
Matthew Henry - Epistle
Matthew Henry - Gospel
Cusick (Meeting Christ in the Liturgy)


Additional Materials
Keble's Poem - Epiphany III from The Christian Year
Daily Readings - Table of Lessons -Canadian BCP
Links to Images of the Gospel
The Leper
   - Biblical Art on the WWW
   - Textweek
The Centurion
   - Biblical Art on the WWW
   - Textweek



Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.
THE EPISTLE.  Rom. 12. 16-end 
BE not wise in your own conceits.  Recompense to no man evil for evil.  Provide things honest in the sight of all men.  If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.  Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.  Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.  Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
THE GOSPEL.  S. Matth. 8. 1-13 
WHEN he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.  And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean.  And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.  And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man, but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.  And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.  And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.  For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say unto this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.  When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.  And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.  But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.  And his servant was healed in the self-same hour.


INTROITPs 148:1-6   
 O PRAISE the Lord from the heavens: / praise him in the heights.
Ant.  Praise him, all ye angels of his: / praise him, all his host.
3 Praise him, sun and moon: / praise him, all ye stars and light.
4 Praise him, all ye heavens, / and ye waters that are above the heavens.
5 Let them praise the Name of the Lord; / for he commanded, and they were created.
6 He hath made them fast for ever and ever: / he hath given them a law which shall not be broken.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUALPs 102:15-18 
15 The nations shall fear thy Name, O Lord, / and all the kings of the earth thy Majesty;
16 When the Lord shall build up Sion. / and when he hath appeared in his glory;
17 When he hath turned him unto the prayer of the poor destitute. / and hath not despised their desire.
Alleluia, All.  This shall be written for those that shall come after; / and a people which shall be born shall praise the Lord.  All.



Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions