Patristic / Medieval
Clement (On Eating)
Gregory the Great
(Mor. X, 27-30)
Second exhortation in the Holy Communion service in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer
Trench (On the Parables)
Charles Williams selections
the Holy Sacrament)
Keble poem -
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O LORD, who never failest to help and govern
thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love: Keep us, we beseech
under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a
fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
1 S. John 3. 13 - 24
MARVEL not, my brethren, if the world hate
We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the
He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. Whosoever hateth
his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal
abiding in him. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he
down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the
But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and
shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him; how dwelleth the love of
God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither
in tongue; but in deed, and in truth. And hereby we know that we
are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if
our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all
Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence towards
And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his
and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is
commandment, That we should believe on the Name of his Son Jesus
and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that
his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him: and hereby we know
he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.
The Canadian 1962 BCP adds the first
verse to the Gospel
Proper (Luke 14:15).
St Luke 14. 15 - 24
AND one of them that sat at meat with Jesus
him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God.
said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many; and
sent his servant at supper-time to say to them that were bidden, Come,
for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began
to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of
ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee have me
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove
I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a
and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and showed his
lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry said
to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city,
and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the
And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet
there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into
high-ways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be
filled. For I say unto you, That none of those men which were
shall taste of my supper.
18 He sent from on high, and took me, / and he
out of many waters.
19 He delivered me from my strongest enemy, /
them that hate me, for they were too mighty for me.
20 They came upon me in the day of my trouble;
the Lord was my upholder.
Ant. He brought me forth also into
of liberty; / he delivered me, even because he had a favour unto
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
5 Thou shalt prepare a table before me against
trouble me; / thou hast anointed my head with oil, and my cup shall be
6 But thy loving-kindness and mercy shall
follow me all
the days of my life; / and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions