Patristic / Medieval
(see Step 30 Faith, Hope and
Charity in the Ladder of Divine Ascent)
Cyprian (Love is
Cyril of Alexandria
of the Gospels
First Book of Homilies - Sermon on Christian Love and Charity
Taylor (Love of God)
Taylor (Love of
Trench - On the
C.S. Lewis - The Four Loves (see Chapter on Charity)
the Holy Sacrament)
- Quinquagesima Sermon
Logic of PreLent/Lent
Smith on Bach Cantata
- On Love
Paul Tillich Ch. 13 of
The Shaking of the Foundations
Reinhold Niebuhr -
Keble poem -
Quinquagesima from The
"A Week at Prayer" Bulletin insert with Cdn BCP daily readings
Table of Cdn BCP daily readings for week of
O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings
charity are nothing worth: Send thy Holy Spirit, and pour into our
that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all
virtues, without which whosoever lives is counted dead before thee:
this for thine only Son Jesus Christ's sake. Amen.
1 Cor. 13. 1
THOUGH I speak with the tongues of men and of
and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries,
all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove
and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my
to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not
charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is
kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed
doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily
thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the
beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth
things. Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies,
shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there
knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we
in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which
is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a
I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man,
I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass
but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even
also I am known. And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these
but the greatest of these is charity.
S. Luke 18. 31
THEN Jesus took unto him the twelve, and said
Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the
concerning the Son of Man shall be accomplished. For he shall be
delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully
and spitted on: and they shall scourge him, and put him to death; and
third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these
things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things
which were spoken. And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh
unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way-side begging: and
the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him,
that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried, saying, Jesus,
Son of David, have mercy on me. And they which went before
him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou
Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood, and commanded
to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that
I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy
thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately he received his sight,
and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it,
gave praise unto God.
IN thee, O Lord, have I put my trust; / let me
be put to confusion; deliver me in thy righteousness.
2 Bow down thine ear to me; / make haste to
3 And be thou my strong rock and house of
that thou mayest save me.
Ant. For thou art my strong rock
castle: / be thou also my guide, and lead me for thy Name's
5 Draw me out of the net that they have hidden
/ for thou art my strength.
6 Into thy hands I commend my spirit; / for
redeemed me, O Lord, thou God of truth.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
O HOW plentiful is thy goodness, which thou
up for them that fear thee, / and that thou hast prepared for them that
put their trust in thee, even before the sons of men!
23 Thou hidest them in the secret place of
presence from the plottings of men: / thou shalt keep them secretly in
thy tabernacle from the strife of tongues.
24 Thanks be to the Lord; / for he hath showed
marvellous loving-kindness in a strong city.
25 But as for me, I said in my haste, / 'I am
of the sight of thine eyes.'
26 Nevertheless, thou heardest the voice of my
/ when I cried unto thee.
for Eucharistic Devotion