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Rogation Sunday







Patristic / Medieval
Basil (On Prayer I)
Basil (On Prayer II)
Ambrose (Watch and Pray)
     - John 16:23-28
     - John 16:29-33
Chrysostom (Gospel)
Cyril (Confidence in Prayer)

Bede (The Fathers on Prayer)

Catena Aurea (Gospel)



Calvin (Gospel)
Calvin (Epistle)
Luther (Gospel)
Hooker (Of Prayer)

Caroline Divines 
Taylor (Prayer)
Hall (Prayer)
Sparrow (Rationale on BCP)


Baxter (Prayer)


Evangelical Revival
Wesley's Notes (Gospel)
Wesley's Notes (Epistle)
Oxford Movement 
Williams (Epistle)
Williams (Gospel)
Blunt's Commentary
Scott's Commentary


Farrer (Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)
Kirk (Contemplative Prayer)
Underhill (On Prayer)
Common Prayer Commentary
Crouse 1 (Sermon)
Crouse 2 (Sermon)
Crouse (Theology of Prayer)

Curry 1

Curry 2


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

Additional Materials 

Herbert Poems on Prayer

Charles Wesley Hymn


Keble poem - Rogation Sunday from The Christian Year


"A Week at Prayer" Bulletin insert with Cdn BCP daily readings
Table of Cdn BCP daily readings for the Week of Rogation Sunday





O LORD, from whom all good things do come: Grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.
THE EPISTLE.  S. James 1. 22
BE ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.  For if any be a hearer of the Word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass.  For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.  But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.  If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.  Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.
THE GOSPEL.  S. John 16. 23
JESUS said unto his disciples, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you.  Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.  These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father.  At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you; for the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.  I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.  His disciples said unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb.  Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God.  Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe?  Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me.  These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace.  In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.


  INTROIT.  Ps 107:1-9 
O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is gracious, / and his mercy endureth for ever.
2 Let them give thanks whom the Lord hath redeemed, / and delivered from adversity;
3 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east and from the west, / from the north and from the south.
4 They that wandered in the wilderness, even in a desert place, / found no way to a city where men dwelt.
5 Hungry and thirsty, / their soul fainted in them.
6 So they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, / and he delivered them from their distress.
7 He led them forth by the right way, / that they might go to the city where men dwelt.
Ant.  O that men would therefore praise the Lord for his goodness, / and declare the wonders that he doeth for the children of men!
9 For he satisfieth the empty soul. / and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.

GRADUAL.  Ps 66:15-19    
 O come hither, and hearken, all ye that fear God, / and I will tell you what he hath done for my soul.
16 I called unto him with my mouth, / and gave him praises with my tongue.
17 If I regarded wickedness in mine heart, / the Lord would not have heard me.
18 But verily God hath heard me, / and considered the voice of my prayer.
19 Praised be God, who hath not cast out my prayer, / nor turned his mercy from me.
* During Eastertide, Alleluia is said twice before the psalm portion, and once after the last verse.  It may be said after each verse.

Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions