N054 – 13th Sunday after Trinity

Episode Notes

13th Sunday after Trinity

The Introit: Psalm 74: (v 23-26) (Respice, Domine) Look, O Lord, upon thy covenant, and forsake not the congregation of the poor forever: arise, O God, maintain thine own cause, and forget not the voices of them that seek thee.  Ps 74:1 O God, wherefore art thou absent from us so long: why is thy wrath so hot against the sheep of thy pasture?

Collect: Almighty and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not final to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of  Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever.

The Epistle: Galatians 3:16-22 In this Epistle, Saint Paul tells us that Gods loving and faithful covenant with men by which He binds Himself to us for ever and promises salvation, preceded the Law by centuries. The Law, when it came, did not confer righteousness but rather served then (and now) as a measure of righteousness. Righteousness comes only from Christ.

Gradual: Ps. 74:1-2 Look upon thy covenant, O Lord, and forget not the congregation of the poor forever. Arise, O God, maintain thine own cause: remember the rebuke that thy servants have.      

Alleluia:  Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 90 Lord, thou hast been our refuge from one generation to another. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Luke 10:23-37 This Gospel is the account of a lawyer (always a devious interlocutor) who asks Christ what he must do to be saved. He must, says Christ, love his neighbor. The lawyer then cross-examines Christ by asking who his neighbor may be. Christ refutes him soundly by the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Offertory: Psalm 31: My hope hath been in thee, O Lord; I have said, Thou art my God, my time is in thy hand.
Communion: Wisdom 16: Thou hast given us bread from heaven, O Lord, having every delight and every taste of sweetness.

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N053 – 12th Sunday after Trinity

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12th Sunday after Trinity

The Introit. Psalm 70: (v 23-26) (Deus in adjutorium) Haste thee, O God, to deliver me: make haste to help me, O Lord: let mine enemies be ashamed and confounded, that seek after my soul. . Ps 70:2b Let them be turned backward and put to confusion that wish me evil.

Collect: Almighty and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hear than we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve: pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever.

The Epistle: 2 Corinthians 3:4-9 In this Epistle, St. Paul reminds us that God, Who created and redeemed us with His infinite love, will always stand by for us when we reach out to Him in humility.

Gradual Ps. 34:1-2 I will alway give thanks unto the Lord:  his praise shall ever be in my mouth.  My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.           

Alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 88 O Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and night before thee. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Mark 7:31-37 This is St. Mark’s account of how Jesus healed a man who was both deaf and dumb.

Offertory. Exodus 32 Moses besought the Lord his God, and said: why, O Lord, doth thy wrath wax hot against thy people: Turn from thy fierce wrath: remember Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to whom thou swarest to give a land flowing with milk and honey. And the Lord repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
Communion. Psalm 104:13-15 The earth, O Lord, is filled with the fruit of thy works: that thou mayest bring food out of the earth, and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make him a cheerful countenance, and bread to strengthen man’s heart.

 

N052 – 11th Sunday after Trinity

11th Sunday after Trinity

Episode Notes

The Introit. Psalm 68: (v 23-26) (Deus in loco sancto) God is in his holy habitation: he is the God that maketh men to be of one mind in an house: he will give strength and power unto his people. Ps 68:1 Let God arise and let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him.

Collect: O God, who declares thy almighty power chiefly in shewing mercy and pity; mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure; Through Jesus Christ thy Son, Our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-10 In this Epistle lesson St. Paul reminds us very forcefully that our Faith is based upon reality. The Incarnation of Christ was a real event that occurred in a specific time and place. It is not a “nice idea” or a “myth,” etc.

Gradual Ps. 28 My heart hath trusted in God, and I am helped: therefore my heart danceth for joy and in my song will I praise him. Unto thee will I cry, O Lord: be not silent, O my God, nor depart from me.          

Alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 81 Sing we merrily unto God our strength, make a cheerful noise unto the God of Jacob: take the merry harp with the lute. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Luke 18:9-14 This is the very familiar account of the Pharisee and the Publican who both go up to the Temple to pray, but only one of them has the humility necessary for his prayer to be heard.

Offertory. Psalm 30 I will magnify thee, O Lord, for thou hast set me up, and not made my foes to triumph over me: O Lord, I cried unto thee and thou hast healed me. Communion. Psalm 51:19 Thou shalt be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with burnt-offerings and oblations upon thine altar, O Lord.
Communion. Proverbs 3 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase: so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine

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N051 – 10th Sunday after Trinity

10th Sunday after Trinity 

Collect: Let thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers of thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions make them to ask such things as shall please thee; Through Jesus Christ thy Son, Our Lord: Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Introit: Psalm 55: (v 23-26) (Cum clamarem) When I called upon the Lord, he heard my voice from the battle that was against me: and he hath brought them down, even he that is of old and endureth forever. Ps 55:1 Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hide not thyself from my petition: take heed unto me, and hear me.

The Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 In this Epistle, St. Paul goes to considerable length to bring home the point that while there are, indeed, many different gifts given to the various members of the Church, however, the Holy Spirit harmonizes them and draws them together. Contrarywise, an apparent gift which foments division and operation away from the Body of Christ is not of God

Gradual Ps. 17:8 & 2 Keep me, O Lord, as the apple of an eye: hide me under the shadow of thy wings. Let my sentence come forth from thy presence, and let thine eyes look upon the thing that is equal.

Alleluia. Ps. 65:1[1] Thou, O God, art praised in Sion, and unto thee shall the vow be performed in Jerusalem. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Luke 19:41-47 The Lord sees the City of Jerusalem from the neighboring heights and laments the coming destruction of the City because it is not faithful to Lord and so will be overwhelmed by its enemies.

Offertory. Psalm 25:1 Unto thee, O Lord, will I lift up my soul: my God, I have put my trust in thee, O let me not be confounded. Neither let mine enemies triumph over me: for all they that hope in thee shall not be ashamed.

At the Divine Office

The Old Testament lessons in the Daily Office for the week to come are set out below:

 

Sunday Monday

 

Tuesday

 

Wednesday

 

Thursday

 

Friday Saturday
Matins Job 1:1-11 or Ecclus. 1:1-10 1 Sam. 18 1 Sam. 20:1-23 1 Sam. 20:24 1 Sam 22 1 Sam 23 1 Sam 28
Vespers 2 Sam. 1:17 Micah 4:1-8 Micah 4:9-5:1 Micah 6:1-8 Micah 6: 9 Micah7:1-9 Micah 7:10

Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

At 1st  Vespers: Now when Job had heard the words of the messengers, he endured with patience, saying, Shall we receive good at the Lord’s hand, and shall we not receive evil also? In all this Job sinned not with his lips, neither charged God foolishly. (Saturday before the 1st Sunday of September in 2016).

At Matins: I will go to my father, and will say unto him: Father make me as one of thy hired servants.

At 2nd Vespers: But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet, alleluia.

 

Communion. Psalm 51:19 Thou shalt be pleased with the sacrifice of righteousness, with burnt-offerings and oblations upon thine altar, O Lord.

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[1] Some sources erroneously show this to be from Psalm 59, but it is clearly the 1st verse of Psalm 65.