Patristic / Medieval
Cassian (On the
Spirit of Wrath)
Gregory the Great (On Anger from
Moralia in Job)
John Climacus (Step 8 On Freedom from Anger in the
Ladder of Divine Ascent)
Catena Aurea of Aquinas:
- Circle of the Wrathful (Cantos XV(82) to XVII(75))
Chaucer - on Wrath in The Canterbury
of Ruysbroeck (Adornment of
Spiritual Marriage on anger)
- Sixth Commandment
Ryle (Cdn Gospel)
on the Epistle
from Tract 67
the Holy Sacrament)
Power of Wrath, Ch. 8 of his study on Temperance)
Auden (Essay on Anger)
Curry 1 (Cdn)
Curry 2 (Cdn)
G. MacDonald -
Sermons (Mt 5:43-48)
Catechism Notes on the Sixth Commandment
the definition of anger in philosophy & psychology)
Keble poem -
Trinity VI from The
O GOD, who hast prepared for them that love
good things as pass man's understanding: Pour into our hearts such love
toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy
which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our
Rom. 6. 3
KNOW ye not, that so many of us as were
Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are
with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from
the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in
of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of
his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection;
this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin
be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he
is dead is freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we
that we shall also live with him: knowing that Christ being raised from
the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For
in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in that he liveth, he
unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed
sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The following Gospel is found in the 1662
S. Matth. 5. 20
JESUS said unto his disciples, Except your
shall exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall
no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that it
said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill
shall be in danger of the judgement. But I say unto you, That
is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the
and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the
council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell
fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there
that thy brother hath ought against thee, leave there thy gift before
altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then
and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles
art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to
the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast
into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come
out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
The following Gospel is found in the
S. Luke 6. 27.
JESUS said, Love your enemies, do good to them
hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which
use you. And unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer
the other; and him that taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy
also. Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that
away thy goods, ask them not again. And as ye would that men
do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which
love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that
them. And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank
have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend
to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for
also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your
enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your
shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is
kind unto the unthankful, and to the evil. Be ye therefore
as your Father also is merciful.
PRAISED be the Lord; / for he hath heard the
my humble petitions.
8 The Lord is my strength, and my shield; my
trusted in him, and I am helped; / therefore my heart danceth for joy,
and in my song will I praise him.
Ant. The Lord is the strength of
/ and he is the wholesome defence of his Anointed.
10 O save thy people, and bless thine heritage:
them, and lift them up for ever.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
TURN thee again, O Lord, at the last, / and be
unto thy servants.
15 O satisfy us with thy mercy, and that soon:
/ so shall
we rejoice and be glad all the days of our life.
16 Comfort us again according to the time that
afflicted us, / and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
17 Show thy servants thy work, / and their
Alleluia, All. And let the
of the Lord our God be upon us: / prosper thou the work of our hands
us, O prosper thou our handy-work. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions