Patristic / Medieval
Aquinas on Hope (Summa Theologica, Bk II Pt II Q. 17-22)
on Hope (Paradiso, Canto XXV, 67-99)
Preface to the
Great Bible (1540)
(On the Fruitful
Exortation to the Reading and
Knowledge of Holy
From the Preface
Common Prayer (1549)
Articles of Religion
related to the Holy Scriptures
Jewel (Essay on the
Taylor (On reading
Taylor (Interpreting Scripture)
Pearson - On the Creed (He shall
come to judge)
Tracts for the Times
2 - [No. 16] (B.Harrison)
Keble (On the
Newman on Gospel
Pieper (from On Hope)
the Holy Sacrament)
- Sermon for Advent
Spurgeon on Rom
Cusick (Meeting Christ
Keble poem -
Advent 2 from The Christian
- Table of
Lessons -Canadian BCP
Links to Images of the Gospel
Biblical Art on the WWW
Textweek (Last Judgement)
Blessed Lord, who hast caused all holy
be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear, read,
mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of
thy holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of
life, which thou hast given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.
WHATSOEVER things were written aforetime, were
for our learning; that we, through patience, and comfort of the
might have hope. Now the God of patience and consolation grant
to be like-minded one towards another, according to Christ Jesus: that
ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our
Lord Jesus Christ. Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ
received us, to the glory of God. Now I say, that Jesus Christ
a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the
made unto the fathers; and that the Gentiles might glorify God for his
mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among
Gentiles, and sing unto thy Name. And again he saith, Rejoice, ye
Gentiles, with his people. And again, Praise the Lord, all ye
and laud him, all ye people. And again, Esaias saith, There shall
be a Root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles,
in him shall the Gentiles trust. Now the God of hope fill you
all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the
power of the Holy Ghost.
S. Luke 21. 25
JESUS said unto his disciples, There shall be
the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress
of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's
failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are
on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then
shall they see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great
And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up
your heads: for your redemption draweth nigh. And he spake to
a parable; Behold the fig-tree, and all the trees; when they now shoot
forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at
So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the
kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, This
shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth
pass away; but my words shall not pass away.
Ant. HEAR, O thou Shepherd of Israel,
leadest Joseph like a flock; / show thyself also, thou that sittest
2 Before Ephraim, Benjamin, and Manasseh, /
stir up thy
strength, and come and help us.
3 Turn us again, O God; / show the light of thy
and we shall be whole.
4 O Lord God of hosts, / how long wilt thou be
with thy people that prayeth?
5 Thou hast fed them with the bread of tears, /
given them plenteousness of tears to drink.
6 Thou makest us a very strife unto our
and our enemies laugh us to scorn.
7 Turn us again, O God of hosts; / show the
thy countenance, and we shall be whole.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
THE Lord, even the most mighty God, hath
spoken, / and
called the world, from the rising up of the sun unto the going down
2 Out of Sion, the perfection of beauty, / God
3 Our God cometh, and keepeth not silence; /
before him a consuming fire, and a mighty tempest is stirred up round
4 He calleth to the heavens from above, / and
earth, that he may judge his people:
5 'Gather my saints together unto me: / those
made a covenant with me with sacrifice.'
Alleluia, All. And the heavens
righteousness; / for God is judge himself. All.
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