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The Second Sunday after Trinity







Patristic / Medieval 
Clement (On Eating)
Augustine (Gospel)
Augustine (Epistle)

Chrysostom (Parallel Gospel)

Gregory the Great

  - Gospel

  - Epistle (Mor. X, 27-30)


Catena Aurea (Parallel Gospel)



Calvin (Gospel)
Calvin (Epistle)
Luther (Gospel)
Second exhortation in the Holy Communion service in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer

Caroline Divines 


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


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


Charles Williams selections

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

Curry (HC)

Curry (MP)


Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)


Additional Materials

Keble poem - Trinity II from The Christian Year


Images of the Gospel:

 - Biblical Art on the WWW


O LORD, who never failest to help and govern them whom thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love: Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  1 S. John 3. 13 - 24
MARVEL not, my brethren, if the world hate you.  We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren.  He that loveth not his brother abideth in death.  Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.  Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.  But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him; how dwelleth the love of God in him?  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed, and in truth.  And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him.  For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things.  Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence towards God.  And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.  And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the Name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.  And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him: and hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.


The Canadian 1962 BCP adds the first verse to the Gospel Proper (Luke 14:15).
THE GOSPEL.  St Luke 14. 15 - 24
AND one of them that sat at meat with Jesus said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.  Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many; and sent his servant at supper-time to say to them that were bidden, Come, for all things are now ready.  And they all with one consent began to make excuse.  The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee have me excused.  And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee have me excused.  And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.  So that servant came, and showed his lord these things.  Then the master of the house being angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.  And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.  And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the high-ways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled.  For I say unto you, That none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.



INTROIT.  Ps 18:18-21 
18 He sent from on high, and took me, / and he drew me out of many waters.
19 He delivered me from my strongest enemy, / and from them that hate me, for they were too mighty for me.
20 They came upon me in the day of my trouble; / but the Lord was my upholder.
Ant.  He brought me forth also into a place of liberty; / he delivered me, even because he had a favour unto me.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 23:5-6    
5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me against them that trouble me; / thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be full.
6 But thy loving-kindness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; / and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions