Patristic / Medieval
Gregory the Great (Gospel - see Homily 40)
Catena Aurea (Gospel)
(Epistle - see The Fire of Love, Ch. 19)
Gregory Palamas - Homily on the Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man
on the Sundays after Trinity)
J. Wesley Sermon
Trench - On the Parables
the Holy Sacrament)
Dostoevsky - The Brothers Karamazov - An Onion Bk VII Ch 3
Keble poem -
Trinity I from The Christian
to images of the Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus
O God, the strength of all them that put their
in thee, mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the
of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us
help of thy grace, that in keeping of thy commandments we may please
both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
1 S. John 4. 7
BELOVED, let us love one another: for love is
and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He
loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was
the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only-begotten Son
into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love,
that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the
for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love
one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love
another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
know we that we dwell in him, and he in us; because he hath given us of
his Spirit. And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father
the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess
Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And
we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is
and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of
because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in
but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment: he that
is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved
us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a
for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love
whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him,
he who loveth God love his brother also.
THE GOSPEL. S.
Luke 16. 19
AND Jesus spake a parable unto them, saying,
a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and
sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar named
which was laid at his gate full of sores, and desiring to be fed with
crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and
licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and
was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also
died, and was buried: and in hell he lift up his eyes, being in
and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he
and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he
dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am
in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy
receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now
is comforted, and thou art tormented. And besides all this,
us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass
hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come from
thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou
send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may
unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear
And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the
they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses
the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the
HOW long wilt thou forget me, O Lord, for ever?
long wilt thou hide thy face from me?
2 How long shall I seek counsel in my soul, and
vexed in my heart? / how long shall mine enemies triumph over me?
3 Consider, and hear me, O Lord my God; /
eyes, that I sleep not in death;
4 Lest mine enemy say, 'I have prevailed
/ for if I be cast down, they that trouble me will rejoice.
Ant. But my trust is in thy
mercy, / and
my heart is joyful in thy salvation.
6 I will sing of the Lord, because he hath
dealt so lovingly
with me; / yea, I will praise the Name of the Lord most Highest.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
BLESSED is he that considereth the poor and
the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
2 The Lord preserve him, and keep him alive,
may be blessed in the land; / and deliver not thou him into the will of
3 The Lord comfort him, when he lieth sick upon
/ thou makest all his bed in his sickness.
Alleluia, All. I said, 'Lord, be
unto me; / heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.' All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions