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The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany







Patristics / Medieval  

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Farrer (Weekly Paragraphs on the Holy Sacrament)
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Additional Materials

Keble's Poem - Epiphany V from The Christian Year
Daily Readings - Table of Lessons -Canadian BCP


Links to Images of the Gospel
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   - Textweek



O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  Colossians 3. 12-17 
PUT on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, mercy and compassion, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.  And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.  And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.  Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.  And whatsoever ye do, in word or deed, do all in the Name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father through him.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Matthew 13. 24-30 
ANOTHER parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field.  But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.  But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.  So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?  He said unto them, An enemy hath done this.  The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?  But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.  Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.


INTROIT.  Ps 97:1-6  
THE Lord is King, the earth may be glad thereof: / yea, the multitude of the isles may be glad thereof.
2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: / righteousness and judgement are the foundation of his throne.
3 There goeth a fire before him, / and burneth up his enemies on every side.
4 His lightnings gave shine unto the world: / the earth saw it, and was afraid.
5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, / at the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.
Ant.  The heavens have declared his righteousness, / and all the people have seen his glory.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.

GRADUAL.  Ps 126:5-7   
RESTORE our fortunes, O Lord, / as the rivers in the South.
6 They that sow in tears / shall reap in joy.
Alleluia, All.   He that now goeth on his way weeping, and beareth forth his seed, / shall doubtless come again with joy, and bring his sheaves with him.   All.

Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions