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The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity







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Additional Materials   

Keble poem - Trinity XVIII from The Christian Year


Links to Images of the Gospel
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   - The Two Great Commandments
   - About Christ's Descent

LORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


NOTE:  The Collect above was a change in the Sarum Missal from the Collect appointed in the Gregorian Sacramentary.  The following Collect  is a translation of the Collect appointed in the Gregorian Sacramentary:

Almighty and everlasting God, show thy pity upon us thy humble servants, that we who trust not in our merits may know, not thy judgment, but thy mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  1 Cor. 1. 4 
I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you; so that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.


In the 1662 Eucharistic Lectionary the following Gospel is appointed:
S. Matth. 22. 34
WHEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.  Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the Law?  Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.  While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?  They say unto him, The son of David.  He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,  The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?  If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?  And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth, ask him any more questions.


In the Canadian 1962 Eucharistic Lectionary, the following parallel Gospel is appointed:
St. Mark. 12.28.
AND one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?  And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.  This is the first commandment; and the second is like it, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  There is none other commandment greater than these.  And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he; and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is better than all the burnt offerings and sacrifices.  And when Jesus saw that he answered intelligently, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.  And after that no one dared to ask him any question.  And Jesus answered and said, while he was teaching in the temple, How say the scribes that the Christ is the son of David?  For David himself saith by the Holy Spirit,
          The Lord said unto my lord, Sit thou on my
              right hand,
          Until I make thine enemies thy footstool.
David himself calleth him his lord; how then can he be his son?  And the common people heard him gladly.




INTROIT.  Ps 122:1-5 
Ant.  I WAS glad when they said unto me, / 'We will go unto the house of the LORD.'
2 Behold, our feet now stand / within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
3 JERUSALEM is built as a city / that is at unity in itself;
4 Whither the tribes go up, even the tribes of the LORD, / as was decreed for Israel, to give thanks unto the Name of the LORD.
5 For there were set the thrones for judgement, / even the thrones of the house of David.

Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 122:6-9
6 O PRAY for the peace of Jerusalem: / may they prosper that love thee.
7 Peace be within thy walls, / and plenteousness within thy palaces.
8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, / will wish thee prosperity.
Alleluia, All.  Yea, because of the house of the LORD our God, / I will seek to do thee good. All.




Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions