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The Twenty-Second Sunday after Trinity







Patristic / Medieval 
Cyprian (Gospel)
Origen (Gospel)
Tertullian (Gospel)
Augustine (Gospel)

Chrysostom (Gospel)
Chrysostom (Epistle)

Gleanings of Orthodox Fathers:
   - On Mercy
   - On Forgiving Others

Catena Aurea (Gospel)

Maximus the Confessor (On forgiving as we are forgiven)

Bernard of Clairvaux (On being merciful)

Richard of St. Victor

Gregory Palamas - Homily on the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant



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

Caroline Divines 
Shakespeare (Merchant of Venice Act 4 Scene 1)


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

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



Charles Williams
Farrer (Paragraph for the Holy Sacrament)
Corrie ten Boom on Forgiveness
Common Prayer Commentary



G. MacDonald:
    -  The Last Farthing
    -  It Shall not be Forgiven
Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)

Fr. Cusick


Additional Materials 

Keble poem - Trinity XXII from The Christian Year
Link to images of the Gospel:
    - Biblical Art on the WWW
    - Textweek

LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy name; 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 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.


THE EPISTLE.  Philip. 1. 3 
I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, for your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart: inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.  For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ.  And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgement; that ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Matth. 18. 21 
PETER said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times; but, Until seventy times seven.  Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king which would take account of his servants.  And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.  But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.  The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.  Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.  But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, which owed him an hundred shillings: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.  And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.  And he would not; but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.  So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.  Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee?  And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.  So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.


INTROIT.  Ps 130 
OUT of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord; / Lord, hear my voice.
2 O let thine ears consider well / the voice of my complaint.
Ant.  If thou, Lord, wilt be extreme to mark what is done amiss, / O Lord, who may abide it?
4 But there is forgiveness with thee; / therefore shalt thou be feared.
5 I look for the Lord; my soul doth wait for him; / in his word is my trust.
6 My soul looketh for the Lord more than watchman for the morning, / yea, more than watchman for the morning.
7 O Israel, trust in the Lord, for with the Lord there is mercy, / and with him is plenteous redemption.
8 And he shall redeem Israel / from all his sins.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 133    
BEHOLD, how good and joyful a thing it is / for brethren to dwell together in unity !
2 It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down unto the beard, / even unto Aaron's beard, and went down to the skirts of his clothing.
3 Like as the dew of Hermon, / which falleth upon the hill of Sion.
Alleluia, All.  For there the Lord promised his blessing, / even life for evermore. All.


Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions