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The Second Sunday in Lent







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Caroline Divines 

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Oxford Movement 
Keble (Gospel Parallel)
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Williams (Gospel)
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Farrer (Paragraph for the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary

    - Sermon 1
    - Sermon 2

    - Logic of PreLent/Lent

Curry 1

Curry 2


G. MacDonald (Gospel)
Spurgeon (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)


Additional Materials

Keble poem - Lent 2 from The Christian Year

"A Week at Prayer" Bulletin insert with Cdn BCP daily readings
Table of Cdn BCP daily readings for week of Lent 2
Links to Images of the Syrophoenician woman
 - Biblical Art on the WWW
 - Textweek Art
Almighty God, who seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves: Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

THE EPISTLE.  1 Thess. 4. 1 
WE beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk, and to please God, so ye would abound more and more.  For ye know what charges we gave you by the Lord Jesus.  For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication; that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God; that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter; because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.  For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 

THE GOSPEL.  S. Matth. 15. 21 
JESUS went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.  And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.  But he answered her not a word.  And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.  But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.  Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.  But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.  And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.  Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.  And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.


  INTROIT.  Ps 25:1-7 
UNTO thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul; / my God, I have put my trust in thee   
2 O let me not be confounded,/ neither let mine enemies triumph over me.
3 For all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed; / but such as transgress without a cause shall be put to confusion.
4 Show me thy ways, O Lord, / and teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me forth in thy truth, and teach me: / for thou art the God of my salvation; in thee hath been my hope all the day long.
Ant.  Call to remembrance, O Lord, thy tender mercies, / and thy loving-kindnesses, which have been ever of old.
7 O remember not the sins and offences of my youth; / but according to thy mercy think thou upon me, O Lord, for thy goodness.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.

GRADUAL.  Ps 123  
UNTO thee lift I up mine eyes, / O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
2 Behold, even as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, / and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress,
3 Even so our eyes wait upon the Lord Our God, / until he have mercy upon us.
4 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us; / for we are utterly despised.
5 Our soul is filled with the scornful reproof of the wealthy, / and with the despitefulness of the proud.

Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions