Patristic / Medieval
Gregory Palamas - Homily on the Parable of the Second Coming
Scott (On Gospel, Epistle, Collect)
Farrer (Paragraph on
lections used for
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Smith (when lections
last Sunday in Trinity Season)
Keble's Poem -
Epiphany VI from The
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Textweek (Last Judgement)
O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he
destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs
of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we
may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear
with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal
and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy
he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
1 S. John 3. 1-8
BEHOLD, what manner of love the Father hath
upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world
knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the
sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know
when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he
is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
as he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the
for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was
manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever
abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him,
known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth
righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that
sin is of the devil: for the devil sinneth from the beginning.
this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the
of the devil.
S. Matth. 24. 23-31
THEN if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is
or there; believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs,
false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that
it were possible) they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I
told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he
is in the desert; go not forth: Behold, he is in the secret chambers;
it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth
even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man
For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered
Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be
and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from
and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken. And then shall
the sign of the Son of Man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of
the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds
of heaven, with power and great glory. And he shall send his
with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his
from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
THE Lord is King, let the peoples tremble; / he
upon the cherubim, let the earth be moved.
2 The Lord is great in Sion, / and high above
3 Let them give thanks unto thy Name, / which
and wonderful, for he is holy.
4 The king's power loveth judgement; thou hast
equity: / thou dost execute judgement and righteousness in Jacob.
Ant. O magnify the Lord our God, /
down before his footstool, for he is holy.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
MOSES and Aaron among his priests, and Samuel
as call upon his Name: / these called upon the Lord, and he heard them.
7 He spake unto them out of the cloudy pillar;
they kept his testimonies, and the law that he gave them.
8 Thou heardest them, O Lord our God; / thou
them, O God, though thou didst punish their doings.
Alleluia, All. O magnify the Lord
and worship at his holy hill; / for the Lord our God is holy. All.
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