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The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity







Patristic / Medieval 
Ambrose (Gospel)

Augustine (on the Epistle, from De Quantitate Animae)

Chrysostom (Gospel)
Chrysostom (Eph 4:17-24)
Chrysostom (Eph 4:25-30)
Chrysostom (Eph 4:31)
Chrysostom (Eph 4:31-32)
Chrysologos (Gospel)
Gregory the Great (God Man's House)
Maximus the Confessor (on forgiveness and the will - see his Commentary on the Our Father)

Catena Aurea (Gospel)

Richard of St. Victor (on going into thine house)

Dante from the Paradiso (Canto XXI) on renewal of the mind in contemplation



Calvin (Gospel)
Calvin (Epistle)
Luther (Gospel)
Luther 2 (Gospel)

Caroline Divines 
Donne (Gospel)



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

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


Charles Williams (Gospel)
Farrer (Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)
Crouse (Gospel & Epistle)
Crouse (Epistle)



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


Additional Materials

Keble poem - Trinity XIX from The Christian Year
Link to images of the healing of the paralytic
 - Biblical Art on the WWW
 - Textweek


O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


NOTE:  The Collect above was a change in the Sarum Missal from the Collect appointed in the Gregorian Sacramentary.  The following Collect  is a translation of the Collect appointed in the Gregorian Sacramentary:


O Lord, we beseech thee, make us subject unto thee with a ready will, and ever stir up our wills to entreat thee; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  Ephes. 4. 17-32 

The Reformers extended the length of the Epistle appointed in the Sarum Missal by adding verses before and after.  The original Epistle began with the words "Be renewed in the spirit of your mind... and ending with ...to give to him that needeth." (Ephes. 4:23-28)

THIS I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.  But ye have not so learned Christ; if so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: that ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.  Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.  Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath; neither give place to the devil.  Let him that stole steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.  Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.  And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.  Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Matth. 9. 1-8 
JESUS entered into a boat, and passed over, and came into his own city.  And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus, seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.  And, behold, certain of the Scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth.  And Jesus, knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts?  For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk?  But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins (then saith he to the sick of the palsy), Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.  And he arose, and departed to his house.  But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, who had given such power unto men.



INTROIT.  Ps 138 
I WILL give thanks unto thee, O Lord, with my whole heart: / even before the gods will I sing praise unto thee.
Ant.  I will worship toward thy holy temple and praise thy Name, because of thy loving-kindness and truth; / for thou hast magnified thy Name and thy Word above all things.
3 When I called upon thee, thou heardest me, / and enduedst my soul with much strength.
4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord; / for they have heard the words of thy mouth.
5 Yea, they shall sing of the ways of the Lord; / for great is the glory of the Lord.
6 For though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly; / as for the proud, he beholdeth them afar off.
7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me: / thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon the fury of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
8 The Lord shall fulfil his purpose toward me: / yea, thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever; forsake not then the works of thine own hands.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 103:1-5    
PRAISE the Lord, O my soul: / and all that is within me praise his holy Name.
2 Praise the Lord, O my soul: / and forget not all his benefits;
3 Who forgiveth all thy sin, / and healeth all thine infirmities;
4 Who saveth thy life from destruction, / and crowneth thee with mercy and loving-kindness;
Alleluia, All. Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, / making thee young and lusty as an eagle.  All.


Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions