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The First Sunday after Trinity






Patristic / Medieval 
Augustine (Epistle)
Augustine (Gospel)

Gregory the Great (Gospel - see Homily 40)


Catena Aurea (Gospel)

Richard Rolle (Epistle - see The Fire of Love, Ch. 19)

Gregory Palamas - Homily on the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man



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

Caroline Divines 
Sparrow (Rationale for BCP on the Sundays after Trinity)


Evangelical Revival 
J. Wesley Sermon (Gospel)
J. Wesley's Notes (Gospel)
J. Wesley's Notes (Epistle)

Ryle (Gospel)


Oxford Movement 

Newman (Epistle)
Williams (Epistle)
Williams (Gospel)
Blunt's Commentary
Scott's Commentary
Trench - On the Parables


Farrer (Weekly Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary

Curry 1

Curry 2


Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)

Tillich (The New Being)

Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov - An Onion Bk VII Ch 3 


Additional Materials

Keble poem - Trinity I from The Christian Year
Link to images of the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus




O God, the strength of all them that put their trust in thee, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping of thy commandments we may please thee both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  1 S. John 4. 7 
BELOVED, let us love one another: for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.  In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.  Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.  No man hath seen God at any time.  If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.  Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us; because he hath given us of his Spirit.  And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.  Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.  And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us.  God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.  Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement; because as he is, so are we in this world.  There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment: he that feareth is not made perfect in love.  We love him, because he first loved us.  If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?  And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.


THE GOSPEL. S. Luke 16. 19
AND Jesus spake a parable unto them, saying, There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day.  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate full of sores, and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.  And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom.  The rich man also died, and was buried: and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.  And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.  But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.  And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.  Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.  Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.  And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.  And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.



INTROIT.  Ps 13 
HOW long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, for ever? / how long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and be so vexed in my heart? / how long shall mine enemies triumph over me?
3 Consider, and hear me, O Lord my God; / lighten mine eyes, that I sleep not in death;
4 Lest mine enemy say, 'I have prevailed against him'; / for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice.
Ant.  But my trust is in thy mercy, / and my heart is joyful in thy salvation.
6 I will sing of the Lord, because he hath dealt so lovingly with me; / yea, I will praise the Name of the Lord most Highest.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 41:1-4    
BLESSED is he that considereth the poor and needy; / the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
2 The Lord preserve him, and keep him alive, that he may be blessed in the land; / and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord comfort him, when he lieth sick upon his bed; / thou makest all his bed in his sickness.
Alleluia, All.  I said, 'Lord, be merciful unto me; / heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.'  All.


Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions