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The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity







See also TRINITY 9 for sermons and writings on lust/temperance


Patristic / Medieval 
Augustine (Gospel)

Augustine (on contemplating and knowing the substance of God)
Athanasius (Epistle)

Chrysostom (On Ephesians)
Chrysostom (Epistle)
Peter Chrysologus (Gospel)
Bede (The Gates of Death)
Maximus the Confessor (transferring our longing to God)

Gregory the Great (Gospel)


Catena Aurea (Gospel)
John of Ruysbroeck (Epistle)


Thomas Aquinas:

   - Commentary on Epistle

   - Sermon on Epistle

   - Summa Theologica II II

     - Q180 - Of the Contemplative Life




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

Caroline Divines 


Evangelical Revival 
Wesley's Notes (Epistle)

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



Belm (on "the inner man")
Farrer (Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary

Curry 1

Curry 2


G. MacDonald - Miracles
Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)
Cusick - Meeting Christ in the Liturgy


Additional Materials   

Keble poem - Trinity XVI from The Christian Year


Links to Images of the Gospel
   - Biblical Art on the WWW

O LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  Ephes. 3. 13 
I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.  For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.  Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.  Amen.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Luke 7. 11 
AND it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.  Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow; and much people of the city was with her.  And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.  And he came and touched the bier; and they that bare him stood still.  And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.  And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak.  And he delivered him to his mother.  And there came a fear on all, and they glorified God, saying, That a great Prophet is risen up among us; and, That God hath visited his people.  And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.


INTROIT.  Ps 146:1-6 
Ant.  PRAISE the Lord, O my soul; while I live will I praise the Lord: / yea, as long as I have any being, I will sing praises unto my God.
2 O put not your trust in princes, nor in any child of man; / for there is no help in them.
3 For when the breath of man goeth forth he shall turn again to his earth: / and then all his thoughts perish.
4 Blessed is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, / and whose hope is in the Lord his God;
5 Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is; / who keepeth his promise for ever;
6 Who helpeth them to right that suffer wrong; / who feedeth the hungry.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon. 


GRADUAL.  Ps 146:7-10    
The Lord looseth men out of prison: / the Lord giveth sight to the blind.
8 The Lord raiseth up them that are fallen: / the Lord loveth the righteous.
9 The Lord careth for the strangers; he upholdeth the fatherless and widow: / as for the way of the ungodly, he turneth it upside down.
Alleluia, All.  The Lord thy God, O Sion, shall be King for evermore, / and throughout all generations.  All.


Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions