Patristic / Medieval
for the Gift
Gregory the Great:
- on taking pride
in a spiritual gift
- on Wisdom
entering our hearts
a hidden Word
Maximus the Confessor (On Illumination and prayer)
- Summa Theologica II II
171 Of prophecy
172 Of the
cause of prophecy
173 Of the
manner it is conveyed
174 Of the
division of prophecy
176 Of the
grace of tongues
177 Of grace
consisting in words
178 Of the
grace of miracles
the Holy Sacrament)
Keble poem -
Trinity X from The Christian
Links to images of the
weeping over Jerusalem
Cleansing of the Temple
LET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the
of thy humble servants; and, that they may obtain their petitions make
them to ask such things as shall please thee; through Jesus Christ our
1 Cor. 12. 1
CONCERNING spiritual gifts, brethren, I would
you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, carried away unto
dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to
that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and
no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now
there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there
differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are
diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in
all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to
profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of
to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; to another faith
the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; to
another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another
of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the
of tongues. But all these worketh that one and the self-same
dividing to every man severally as he will.
S. Luke 19. 41
AND when he was come near, he beheld the city,
over it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy
the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine
eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall
cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on
side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within
thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because
thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. And he went into the
temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that
saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer; but
have made it a den of thieves. And he taught daily in the temple.
Christ cleanses the Temple, Rembrandt 1635
HEAR my prayer, O God, / and hide not thyself
2 Take heed unto me, and hear me, / how I mourn
prayer, and am vexed.
3 The enemy crieth so, and the ungodly cometh
on so fast;
/ for they are minded to do me some mischief; so maliciously are they
4 My heart is disquieted within me, / and the
of death are fallen upon me.
5 Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, /
horrible dread hath overwhelmed me.
6 And I said, 'O that I had wings like a dove!
then would I fly away, and be at rest.
7 Lo, then would I get me away fair off, / and
in the wilderness.
8 I would make haste to find me a shelter /
stormy wind and tempest.
Ant. O cast thy burden upon the
he shall uphold thee, / and shall not suffer the righteous to be moved
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.
BY the waters of Babylon we sat down and wept,
we remembered thee, O Sion.
2 As for our harps, we hanged them up / upon
that are therein.
3 For they that led us away captive required of
a song, and they that plundered us a melody: / 'Sing us one of
songs of Sion.'
4 How shall we sing the Lord's song / in a
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, / let my right
forget her cunning.
Alleluia, All. If I do not
let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; / yea if I prefer not
in my mirth. All.
Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions