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The Twenty-First Sunday after Trinity







Patristic / Medieval 
Ephriam (On Earnest Prayer)
Augustine (Gospel)

Chrysostom (Gospel)
Chrysostom (Epistle)
Gregory the Great (Gospel)
Catena Aurea (Gospel)


Latimer (Epistle)
Calvin (Gospel)
Calvin (Epistle)
Luther (Gospel)

Caroline Divines 


Evangelical Revival 
Wesley Sermon (Epistle)
Wesley's Notes (Epistle)
Oxford Movement 
Newman (Epistle)
Newman (Gospel)
Williams (Epistle)
Williams (Gospel)
Blunt's Commentary
Scott's Commentary
Trench - On the Miracles


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

Curry 2



G. MacDonald - Miracles
Spurgeon (Epistle)
Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)
Cusick (Meeting Christ in the Liturgy)


Additional Materials 

Keble poem - Trinity XXI from The Christian Year
Link to images of the Gospel:
    - Biblical Art on the WWW
    - Textweek (healings)

Grant, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; 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:

O God, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.


THE EPISTLE.  Ephes. 6. 10 
MY brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.  Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.  For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.  Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth; and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.  And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.


THE GOSPEL.  S. John 4. 46 
THERE was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick at Capernaum.  When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death.  Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe.  The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die.  Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way; thy son liveth.  And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way.  And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth.  Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend.  And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him.  So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house.  This is again the second sign that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.


INTROIT.  Ps 119, part 1 
BLESSED are those that are undefiled in the way, / and walk in the law of the Lord.
2 Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, / and seek him with their whole heart;
3 For they that do no wickedness, / but walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast ordained thy precepts / that we should diligently keep them.
5 O that my ways were made so direct / that I might keep thy statutes!
6 So shall I not be confounded, / while I have respect unto all thy commandments.
Ant.  I will thank thee with an unfeigned heart, / when I shall have learned the judgements of thy righteousness.
8 I will keep thy statutes: / O forsake me not utterly.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 114:1-4    
WHEN Israel came out of Egypt, / and the house of Jacob from among the strange people,
2 Judah was his sanctuary, / and Israel his dominion.
3 The sea saw that, and fled; / Jordan was driven back.
Alleluia, All.   The mountains skipped like rams, / and the little hills like young sheep.  All.



Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions