SECOND SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
The Present beautiful version of the ancient Collect for this day was
substituted for the literal translation which had previously been used,
in 1661. Cosin added "O Heavenly Father" at the end of the old Collect,
as if attempting to remedy its abruptness; but the subsequent remoulding
of the whole into its present form was a happy improvement, giving us one
of the finest of our English Collects. It will be observed that its
tone is in close agreement with that of the INTROIT.
The subject of Active Love is again taken up on this Sunday, the Epistle
coming from a preceding chapter of St. John to that used on the previous
Sunday, and the Gospel from an earlier chapter of St. Luke.
INTROIT - The Lord was my upholder. He brought me forth also into
a place of liberty; He brought me forth even because He had a favour unto
me. Ps. I will love Thee, O Lord my Strength; the Lord is
my stony rock and my defense, and my Saviour. Glory be.