Patristic / Medieval
Ephraim Syrus (Various
Places of Torment and on the Judgement)
(the Spirit of Covetousness)
John Climacus (Steps 16 (On
Avarice) and 17 (On Poverty -
an excerpt) in the
Ladder of Divine Ascent)
Francis of Assisi (excepts from
The Little Flowers)
Dante's Purgatory - Circle of the
(Cant. XIX(70) to XXII (54))
Chaucer - on
Avarice in The Canterbury
of Spiritual Marriage)
the Christian men's Goods, which are not common.)
Traherne (Meditation on wants)
on the Gospel
on the Epistle
on the Gospel
on the Epistle (1)
on the Epistle (2)
the Holy Sacrament)
Cusick - Meeting
Christ in the
Keble poem -
Trinity VIII from The
Images of the Gospel
O GOD, whose never-failing providence orders
both in heaven and earth: We humbly beseech thee to put away from us
hurtful things, and to give us those things which be profitable for us;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Rom. 8. 12
MY BRETHREN, we are debtors, not to the flesh,
after the flesh. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die:
if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye
received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children
of God. And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and
with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also
S. Matth. 7. 15
JESUS said unto his disciples, Beware of false
which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of
or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good
fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree
cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth
fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn
and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
GREAT is the Lord, and highly to be praised /
city of our God.
2 His holy hill is a fair place, / and the joy
3 Mount Sion of the uttermost parts of the
the city of the great King.
4 He hath made himself known in her citidals /
as a sure
5 For lo, the kings of the earth were gathered,
gone by together.
6 They marvelled to see such things; / they
and suddenly cast down.
7 Fear came there upon them, / and anguish, as
woman in her travail.
8As when with the east wind / thou breakest the
of the sea.
9 Like as we have heard, so have we seen in the
of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God: / God upholdeth the
same for ever.
Ant. We have thought on thy
O God, / in the midst of thy temple.
11 O God, according to thy Name, so is thy
the world's end; / thy right hand is full of righteousness.
12 Let the mount Sion rejoice, and the daughter
be glad, / because of thy judgements.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
13 Walk about Sion, and go round about her; /
the towers thereof.
14 Mark well her bulwarks, consider her
citadels, / that
ye may tell them that come after.
Alleluia, All. For this God is
our God for
ever and ever: / he shall be our guide for evermore. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions