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Collects, Epistles, and Gospels
for Trinity Season

The Third Sunday after Trinity.


Missal Propers



The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. Peter v. 5.

ALL of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

The Gospel. St. Luke xv. 1.

THEN drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake this parable unto them saying, What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.


Hymn Suggestions

And now, O Father, mindful of the love - Unde et memores 189
O God, unseen yet ever near - St. Flavian 198
O God, unseen yet ever near - Meditation 198
Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless - St. Agnes 213
Savior, like a shepherd lead us - Sicilian Mariners 247
Ancient of Days - Albany 274
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven - Lauda Anima 282
Give praise and glory unto God - Elbing 287
O bless the Lord, my soul - Doncaster 293
The great Creator of the worlds - Tallis' Ordinal 298
Before the Lord Jehovah's throne - Winchester new 300
Immortal, invisible, God only wise - St. Denio 301
There's a wideness in God's mercy - Beecher 304
O love, how deep, how broad, how high - Deus Tuorum Militum 344
The King of love my shepherd is - St. Columba 345
The King of love my shepherd is - Dominus Regit Me 345
I sought the Lord, and afterward - Artavia 405
God the Omnipotent - Russia 523
A mighty fortress - Ein feste burg 551