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The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity







Patristic / Medieval 
Origen (Gospel) 

Augustine (Gospel)

Chrysostom (Gospel)
Chrysostom (Epistle)

Gregory the Great (Gospel)

Catena Aurea (Gospel)

Richard of St. Victor (How joyful and sweet it is to have the grace of contemplation habitually)

Dante on righteous anger in the Paradiso at monks who do not heed the invitation (Canto XXII)

John of Ruysbroeck (The Adornment of Spiritual Marriage)

   - on the danger of a false rest that is

     not a cleaving to God in love

   - on the Gift of Fear

Richard Rolle from The Fire of Love on spiritual songs

Gregory Palamas - Homily on the Parable of the Marriage Feast


Latimer (Gospel)

Homily on the worthy receiving of the Sacrament

Exhortations from the Prayer Book 1662 (Gospel)

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

Caroline Divines 


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

Whitefield (Gospel)
Whitefield 2 (Gospel)
Whitefield (Epistle)


Oxford Movement 
Blunt's Commentary
Scott's Commentary



Farrer (Paragraph for the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary

Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)
Spurgeon 1 (Gospel)
Spurgeon 2 (Gospel)
Cusick (Meeting Christ in the Liturgy)


Additional Materials

Keble poem - Trinity XX from The Christian Year

Link to images of the Gospel:
    - Biblical Art on the WWW

O Almighty and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that thou wouldest have done; 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:

Lord, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to avoid the infections of the devil and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  Ephes. 5. 15 
SEE then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.  Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.  And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God, even the Father, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Matth. 22. 1 
JESUS said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son; and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding; and they would not come.  Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.  But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.  But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth; and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.  Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.  Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.  So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good; and the wedding was furnished with guests.  And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding-garment: and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding-garment?  And he was speechless.  Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.  For many are called, but few are chosen.




INTROIT.  Ps 145:1-13
I WILL magnify thee, my God and King: / and I will praise thy Name for ever and ever.
2 Every day will I give thanks unto thee, / and praise thy Name for ever and ever.
3 Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised; / there is no end of his greatness.
4 One generation shall praise thy works unto another, / and declare thy mighty deeds.
5 As for me, I will be talking of thy worship, / thy glory, thy praise, and wondrous works;
6 And men shall speak of the might of thy marvellous acts; / and I will also tell of thy greatness.
Ant.  The memorial of thy abundant kindness shall be showed; / and men shall sing of thy righteousness.
8 The Lord is gracious, and merciful, / long-suffering, and of great kindness.
9 The Lord is loving unto all: /and his mercy is over all his works.
10 All thy works praise thee, O Lord, / and thy saints give thanks unto thee.
11 They show the glory of thy kingdom, / and talk of thy power;
12 That thy power, thy glory, and the mightiness of thy kingdom / might be known unto men.
13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and thy dominion endureth throughout all ages.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 145:14-17    
THE Lord is faithful in all his words, / and gracious in all his deeds.
15 The Lord upholdeth all such as fall, / and lifteth up all those that are down.
16 The eyes of all wait upon thee, / and thou givest them their meat in due season.
Alleluia, All.   Thou openest thine hand, / and fillest all things living with plenteousness.  All.


Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions