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The Twenty-Third Sunday after Trinity







Patristic / Medieval 
Augustine (Gospel)

Augustine (on the Epistle and Gospel, from De Quantitate Animae)

Chrysostom (Gospel)
Chrysostom (Epistle)

Thomas Aquinas:

   - Catena Aurea (Gospel)

   - Summa Theologica I II

        - Whether Perfection of the Body

           is necessary for Happiness?

        - On Contemplation

Bernard of Clairvaux (on the glorified body - On Loving God xi:30-32)

Dante (Paradiso xiv:37-59 on the perfecting of the body)



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

Caroline Divines 

Evangelical Revival 
J. Wesley's Notes (Gospel)
J. Wesley's Notes (Epistle)


Oxford Movement 
Williams (Epistle)
Williams (Gospel)
Blunt's Commentary
Scott's Commentary


Farrer (Paragraph for the Holy Sacrament)
Common Prayer Commentary

      - Sermon

      - Article on Knowledge

Tarsitano (Gospel)
Tarsitano (Epistle)


Matthew Henry (Gospel)
Matthew Henry (Epistle)
Cusick - Meeting Christ in the Liturgy


Additional Materials 

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

O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godliness: Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; 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:

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.


THE EPISTLE.  Philip. 3. 17
Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.  (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)  For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.


THE GOSPEL.  S. Matth. 22. 15 
THEN went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.  And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.  Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou?  Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?  But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?  Show me the tribute money.  And they brought unto him a penny.  And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?  They say unto him, Caesar's.  Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.  When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.


INTROIT.  Ps 121 
I WILL lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh even from the Lord who hath made heaven and earth.
3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved and he that keepeth thee will not sleep.
4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel : shall neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord himself is thy keeper : the Lord is thy defence upon thy right hand;
6 So that the sun shall not burn thee by day : neither the moon by night.
Ant. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil : yea, it is even he that shall keep thy soul.
8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out, and thy coming in : from this time forth for evermore.
Glory be.  Repeat Antiphon.


GRADUAL.  Ps 24:7-10    
7 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; / and the King of glory shall come in.
8 Who is the King of glory? / it is the Lord strong and mighty, even the Lord mighty in battle.
9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates, and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; / and the King of glory shall come in.
Alleluia, All.  Who is the King of glory? / even the Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.  All.


Additional Propers for Eucharistic Devotions