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The Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity







See also TRINITY 7 for sermons and writings on sloth


Patristic / Medieval
Augustine (Gospel)
Basil (Concerning Faith)

Chrysostom (Related Gospel)
Chrysostom (Epistle 1)
Chrysostom (Epistle 2)

Bede (Gospel)

Catena Aurea (Gospel)



Calvin (Gospel)
Calvin (Epistle 1)
Calvin (Epistle 2)
Luther (Gospel)
Luther (Epistle 1)
Luther (Epistle 2)

Caroline Divines
Herbert (poem - Dulnesse)


Evangelical Revival 
Wesley's Notes (Epistle 1)
Wesley's Notes (Epistle 2)

Ryle (Gospel)


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


Farrer (Paragraph on the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary

Curry 1

Curry 2
Sisterman (Epistle 1)

Smith (Youth Ministry Sunday)
G. MacDonald - Miracles
Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle 1)
Matthew Henry (Epistle 2)
Cusick - Meeting Christ in the Liturgy


Additional Materials  

Keble poem - Trinity XIV from The Christian Year
What is Leprosy? (The Leprosy Mission International website)


Links to Images of the Gospel:
  - Biblical Art on the WWW



ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


1. The 1662 BCP  (following the medieval Saram Missal) appoints the following Epistle:
Gal. 5. 16
I SAY then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit 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 of 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 before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, 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.


2. The Canadian 1962 BCP appoints the following Epistle:
Galatians 5:25
IF we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.  Let us not be desirous of vain-glory, provoking one another, envying one another.  Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou be also tempted.  Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.  For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.  But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another; for every man shall bear his own burden.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Luke 17. 11
AND it came to pass, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.  And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off.  And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.  And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests.  And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.  And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan.  And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?  There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.  And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.


INTROIT.  Ps 84 
O HOW lovely are thy dwellings, / thou Lord of hosts!
2 My soul hath a desire and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord: / my heart and my flesh rejoice in the living God.
3 Yea, the sparrow hath found her an house, and the swallow a nest where she may lay her young: / even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house; / they will be alway praising thee.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee, / in whose heart are thy ways; 
6 Who going through the vale of misery use it for a well; / yea, the early rain covereth it with blessings. 
7 They will go from strength to strength, / and unto the God of gods appeareth every one of them in Sion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: / hearken, O God of Jacob.
Ant.  Behold, O God, our shield, / and look upon the face of thine Anointed. 
10 For one day in thy courts / is better than a thousand. 
11 I had rather be a door-keeper in the house of my God, / than to dwell in the tents of ungodliness.
12 For the Lord God is a light and defence; the Lord will give grace and glory, / and no good thing shall he withhold from them that lead a godly life.
13 O Lord God of hosts, / blessed is the man that putteth his trust in thee.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 95:1-3    
O COME, let us sing unto the Lord: / let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation.
2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, / and show ourselves glad in him with psalms.
Alleluia, All.  For the Lord is a great God, / and a great King above all gods.  All.



Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions