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The Sixth Sunday after Trinity







Patristic / Medieval 
       - 1662 Gospel (1) 
       - 1662 Gospel (2)
       - Cdn Gospel Parallel
       - 1662 Gospel
       - Cdn Gospel Parallel
       - Epistle
Cassian (On the Spirit of Wrath)

Gregory the Great (On Anger from Moralia in Job)

John Climacus (Step 8 On Freedom from Anger in the Ladder of Divine Ascent)

Catena Aurea of Aquinas:
       - 1662 Gospel
       - Cdn Gospel Parallel

Dante's Purgatory - Circle of the Wrathful (Cantos XV(82) to XVII(75))

Chaucer - on Wrath in The Canterbury Tales

John of Ruysbroeck (Adornment of Spiritual Marriage on anger)


       - 1662 Gospel

       - Cdn Gospel
       - Epistle
       - Sixth Commandment
Luther (1662 Gospel)
Luther (Epistle)

Caroline Divines 


Evangelical Revival 
Wesley's Notes:
       - 1662 Gospel
       - Cdn Gospel
       - Epistle

Ryle (Cdn Gospel)


Oxford Movement 
       - Sermon on the Epistle
       - Excerpt from Tract 67
Williams (Epistle)
Williams (1662 Gospel)
Blunt's Commentary
Scott's Commentary
Gore (Epistle)


Farrar (Weekly Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)

Sayers (On Wrath)

Pieper (The Power of Wrath, Ch. 8 of his study on Temperance)

Auden (Essay on Anger)

Common Prayer Commentary (Cdn)
Crouse (Cdn)

Curry 1 (Cdn)

Curry 2 (Cdn)
Hankey (Cdn Gospel)
Sisterman (1662 Gospel)
Tarsitano (Collect)


G. MacDonald - Unspoken Sermons (Mt 5:43-48)

Matthew Henry:
       - 1662 Gospel
       - Cdn Gospel
       - Epistle

Catechism Notes on the Sixth Commandment

Nussbaum (on the definition of anger in philosophy & psychology)


Additional Materials

Keble poem - Trinity VI from The Christian Year





O GOD, who hast prepared for them that love thee such good things as pass man's understanding: Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  Rom. 6. 3 
KNOW ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?  Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.  For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection; knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.  For he that is dead is freed from sin.  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.  For in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.  Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.


The following Gospel is found in the 1662 BCP.
S. Matth. 5. 20
JESUS said unto his disciples, Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.  Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgement.  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgement: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.  Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee, leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.  Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.  Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.



The following Gospel is found in the Canadian 1962 BCP:
S. Luke 6. 27.
JESUS said, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.  And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also.  Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods, ask them not again.  And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.  For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye?  for sinners also love those that love them.  And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye?  for sinners also do even the same.  And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye?  for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.  But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful, and to the evil.  Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.



INTROIT.  Ps 28:7-10
PRAISED be the Lord; / for he hath heard the voice of my humble petitions.
8 The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my heart hath trusted in him, and I am helped; / therefore my heart danceth for joy, and in my song will I praise him.
Ant.  The Lord is the strength of his people; / and he is the wholesome defence of his Anointed.
10 O save thy people, and bless thine heritage: / govern them, and lift them up for ever.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 90:14-18 
TURN thee again, O Lord, at the last, / and be gracious unto thy servants.
15 O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon: / so shall we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
16 Comfort us again according to the time that thou hast afflicted us, / and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
17 Show thy servants thy work, / and their children thy glory.
Alleluia, All.  And let the glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: / prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handy-work. All.

Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions