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The Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity







See also TRINITY 6 for sermons and writings on wrath


Patristic / Medieval
Origen (Gospel)
    - The First Commandment
    - Love of God & Neighbour
Gregory Nazianzen (On  love of the poor and afflicted)
Ambrose (Gospel)
Augustine (Gospel)
Chrysostom (Epistle 1)

Chrysostom (Epistle 2)

Gleanings of the Orthodox Fathers (Gospel)

Bede (Blessed are the Eyes that See)
Aquinas (Epistle)

Catena Aurea (Gospel)



Articles of Religion (X to XIV)

The Homilies:

   III. Of the salvation of all mankind.

   IV. Of the true and lively faith.

   V. Of good works.

   VI. Of Christian love and charity.

Calvin (Gospel)
Calvin (Epistle 1)
Calvin (Epistle 2)
Luther (Gospel)
Luther (Epistle 1)
Luther (Epistle 2)
Luther (Epistle 1 - Table Talk - Law and Gospel)

Caroline Divines 

Baxter (Gospel)


Evangelical Revival
Wesley's Notes (Gospel)
Wesley's Notes (Epistle 1)

Wesley's Notes (Epistle 2)

Ryle (Gospel)


Oxford Movement 
Newman (Epistle 2)
Williams (Epistle 1)
Williams (Epistle 2)
Williams (Gospel)
Blunt's Commentary
Scott's Commentary
Trench - On the Parables


Farrer (Paragraph for the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary
Crouse 1

Crouse 2

Curry 1

Curry 2
Matheson 1

Matheson 2
Smith on Bach Cantata BWV 77


G. MacDonald (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Gospel)

Matthew Henry (Epistle 1)
Matthew Henry (Epistle 2)
Cusick - Meeting Christ in the Liturgy
Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature (Gospel)


Additional Materials 

Keble poem - Trinity XIII from The Christian Year


Links to Images of the Gospel Parable:

  - Textweek

  - Biblical Art on the WWW


Almighty and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service: Grant, we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises; through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


1.  The 1662 BCP (following Sarum) appoints the following Epistle:
Gal. 3. 16
TO Abraham and his seed were the promises made.  He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.  And this I say, That the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the Law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.  For if the inheritance be of the Law, it is no more of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise.  Wherefore then serveth the Law?  It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.  Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one.  Is the Law then against the promises of God?  God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the Law.  But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.


2.  The Canadian 1962 BCP appoints the following Epistle (which in the Sarum Missal is appointed for Trinity 14):
Galatians 5:16
I SAY then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the desire of the flesh.  For the desire of the flesh is against the Spirit, and the Spirit is against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.  But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.  Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you beforehand, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.  And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Luke 10. 23 
Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see.  For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them ; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.  And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?  He said unto him, What is written in the Law? how readest thou?  And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.  And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.  But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?  And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.  And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.  And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.  But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.  And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two shillings, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.  Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?  And he said, He that showed mercy on him.  Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

[The Canadian 1962 BCP begins at Luke 10:25]



INTROIT.  Ps 90:1-13 
Ant.  LORD, thou hast been our refuge, / from one generation to another.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever the earth and the world were made, / thou art God from everlasting, and world without end.
3 Thou turnest man back to the dust, / and thou sayest, 'Return, ye children of men.' 
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, / and as a watch in the night.
5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood, and they are even as a sleep, / in the morning they are like grass that groweth up.
6 In the morning it is green, and groweth up, / but in the evening it is cut down, dried up, and withered.
7 For we consume away in thy displeasure, / and are afraid at thy wrathful indignation.
8 Thou hast set our misdeeds before thee, / and our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
9 For when thou art angry all our days are gone: / we bring our years to an end, as it were a tale that is told.
10 The days of our age are threescore years and ten, / or, if men be so strong, they may come to fourscore years;
11 Yet is their pride but labour and sorrow: / so soon passeth it away, and we are gone.
12 But who regardeth the power of thy wrath, / or feareth aright thine indignation?
13 So teach us to number our days, / that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Glory be. Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 90:14-18    
14 Turn thee again, O Lord, at the last, / and be gracious 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 thou hast afflicted us, / and for the years wherein we have suffered adversity.
17 Shew thy servants thy work, / and their children thy glory.
Alleluia, All.  And let the  glorious Majesty of the Lord our God be upon us: / prosper thou the work of our hands upon us, O prosper thou our handy-work. All.



Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions