N001 – First Sunday of Advent

1st Sunday of Advent

 The Collect: Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal. Through him who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, now and ever. Amen

The Introit. Ps. 25. (Ad te levavi) Unto thee lift I up my soul; my God in thee have I trusted, let me not be confounded: neither let mine enemies triumph over me, for all they that look for thee shall not be ashamed.  Ps. ibid. Show me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths.

The Epistle: Romans 13:8-14 Brethren: Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not covet; and if there by any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law. And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof.

Gradual & Alleluia. Ps. 25. All they that look for thee shall not be ashamed, O Lord. Show me thy ways, O Lord: and teach me thy paths. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps 85. Show us thy mercy, O Lord: and grant us thy salvation. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Matthew 21:1-9  At that time: When they drew  nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples, saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, he shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass. And the Disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the Name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest. And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

Offertory. Ps 25. Unto thee lift I up my soul; my God in thee have I trusted, let me not be confounded: neither let mine enemies triumph over me, for all they that look for thee shall not be ashamed.  

Communion. Ps 85. The Lord shall show loving-kindness: and our land shall give her increase.

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 Isa. 28:14-22 Isa. 1:1-9 Is. 1:21-31 Isa. 2:6-19 Isa. 4:1-6 Isa. 5:8-29 Isa. 7:1-9
Vespers Isa. 13:6-13 Isa. 1:10-20 Isa. 2:1-5 Isa. 3:1-26 Isa. 5:1-7 Isa. 6:1-13 Isa. 7:10

Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

At 1st  Vespers: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, Mary; fear not, thou shalt bear in thy womb the Son of God, alleluia.

At Matins: The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, Mary; fear not, thou shalt bear in thy womb the Son of God, alleluia.

At 2nd Vespers: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with the Lord: behold, thou shalt conceive, and bring forth a Son, alleluia

 

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N062 – The Sunday Next Before Advent – The End of the 2016 Liturgical Year

Sunday Next Before Advent

Collect: Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may be thee be plenteously rewarded. 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: Jeremiah 29. (Dixit Dominus) Thus saith the Lord: I think thoughts of peace and not of affliction: ye shall call upon me and I will hearken unto you: and will bring again your captivity from all places. Ps. 85. Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way, and walk in the law of the Lord.

The Epistle: Jeremiah 23:5-8. Jeremiah prophesizes the coming of a Righteous Branch from the line of David to execute justice and judgment not only over Israel but over all the earth. This is, of course, a clear reference to Christ, the Hope of the Ages, God Incarnate, who receives human flesh from Mary the Theotokos.

Gradual.: Ps. 44. It is thou, Lord, that savest us from our enemies, and putest them to confusion that hate us. We make our boast of God all day long, and will praise thy Name for ever.

Alleluia: Alleluia, alleluia. Ps 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord hear my voice. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. John 6:5-14. This is one of the accounts of Jesus miraculously feeding a large crowd. In this particular account, note that Jesus asks Philip what should be done, though he knows, of course, what He will do. About five thousand were fed, and a great amount was left over.

Offertory: Ps 130. Out of the deep have I called unto thee, O Lord: Lord, hear my voice. Out of the deep I have called unto thee, O Lord.

Communion: St Mark 9.  Verily, I say unto you: what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them and it shall be done unto you.

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 Daniel 9:1-5 or Jeremiah 4:23 Joel 1:13 Joel 2:1-11 Joel 2:12-19 Joel 2:21 Joel 3:1-8 Joel 3:9-17
Vespers Eccles. 11:9-12:8 Wisdom 9:1-11 Wisdom 9:12 Wisdom 11:21-12:2 Wisdom 12:12-19 Wisdom 12:12-19 Wisdom 13:1-9

Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

At 1st  Vespers: Thou that upholdest the throne of the heavens and beholdest the depths, O Lord, King of kings; that weighest the mountains and holdest the earth in the hollow of thine hand; give ear, O Lord, unto us, in the midst of our groanings. (1st Vespers for the 4th Sunday of November)

At Matins: When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.

At 2nd Vespers: Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said among themselves, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

 

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N061- 20th Sunday after Trinity

20th Sunday after Trinity

2nd Sunday Before Advent

Collect: 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 which thou commandest. 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. Daniel iii. (Omnia quae fecisti) All things that thou hast done to us, O Lord, thou hast done in true judgment, for we have sinned and have not obeyed thy commandments: but give glory to thy Name and deal with us according to the multitude of thy mercies. Ps. cxix. Blessed are those that are undefiled in the way, and walk in the law of the Lord

The Epistle: Ephesians 5:15-21.In this Epistle, St Paul continues his instruction and admotions about living the Christian life. He notes that, as Christians, we are bound to redeem the time.

Gradual. Ps. 145. The eyes of all wait upon thee, O Lord: and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand and fillest all thing living with plenteousness.

Alleluia. Alleluia, alleluia. Ps 108. O God, my heart is ready, my heart is ready: I will sing and give praise unto thee. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Matthew 22:1-14. In this Gospel, Jesus tells the parable of the king who made a marriage feast for his sons, invited many people, but no one of those originally invited came. The servants were told to go out and bring in any one. Among those, however, was on who did not have a wedding garment, much to his great dismay.

Offertory. Ps 137 By the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept, when we remembered thee, O Sion.

Communion. Psalm 119 O think upon thy servant, O Lord, as concerning thy word, wherein thou hast caused me to put my trust: the same is my comfort in my trouble.

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 Daniel 1:1-15 or Eccles. 9:4-10 2 Kings 4:8-17 2 Kings 4:18-25a 2 Kings 25b-37 2 Kings 5:1-8 2 Kings 5:9-19 2 Kings 5:20
Vespers Jer. 2:1-13 Eccles. 1:2-11 Eccles. 2:1-11 Eccles. 2:18 Eccles. 3:1-15 Eccles. 3:16 Eccles. 5:1-7

Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

At 1st  Vespers: Encompass us, O Lord, with thine impregnable wall: and with the arms of thy power defend us always, our God. (1st Vespers for the 3rd Sunday of November)

At Matins: Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; come unto the marriage, alleluia.

At 2nd Vespers: And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: and he said unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment?

 

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N060 – 19th Sunday after Trinity

19th Sunday after Trinity

3rd Sunday before Advent

Collect: 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 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: (v 23-26) (Salus populi) I am the salvation of my people, saith the Lord: out of whatsoever tribulation they shall cry to me, I will hear them, and I will be their Lord for ever.  Ps 78 Hear my law, O my people: incline your ears unto the words of my mouth.

The Epistle: Ephesians 4:17-32. Since we have been incorporated in Christ through baptism and chrismation, our lives must reflect this reality. This is what is involved in the term theosis, our continuing partnership with God’s uncreated energies striving ever to become the glorious person whom God intends us to be.

Gradual Ps. 141 Let my prayer be set forth in thy sight, O Lord, as the incense. Let the lifting up of my hands be an evening sacrifice.

Alleluia:  Alleluia, alleluia. Ps. 105 O give thanks unto the Lord and call upon his Name: tell the people what things he hath done. Alleluia.

The Gospel: St. Matthew 9:1-8. This is the account of Jesus healing the man sick of the palsy. After He has done this, He was accused of blasphemy. In response, He asks them if is easier to forgive sins or to tell the sick man to get up.

Offertory. Ps 138 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, yet shalt thou refresh me, O Lord. Thou shalt stretch forth thy hand upon the furiousness of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.

Communion. Psalm 119 Thou hast charged that we shall diligently keep thy commandments: o that my ways were made so direct that I might keep thy commandments.

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 Ezekiel 1:1-12 or Hab. 1:12-2:14 Obadiah 1-9 Obadiah 10 Mal. 1:6-11 Mal  2:1-10 Mal 3:1-15 Mal. 3:16-46
Vespers Amos 5:14-24 Deut. 24:10-18 Deut. 25:1-16 Deut. 26:1-11 Deut. 28:1-14 Deut. 29:2-21 Deut. 30:1-11

Sunday Benedictus and Magnificat Antiphons

At 1st  Vespers: I saw the Lord also, sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple: the whole earth was full of the majesty of his glory. (1st Vespers for the 3rd Sunday before Advent)

At Matins: The Lord said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee.

At 2nd Vespers: The sick of the palsy therefore took up his bed whereon he lay, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

 

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