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Collects, Epistles, and Gospels
for Trinity Season

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity.

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The Collect.

O ALMIGHTY and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephesians v. 15.

SEE then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

The Gospel. St. Matthew xxii. 1.

JESUS said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son, and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding-garment: and he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.


Hymn Suggestions

O splendor of God's glory bright - Splendor paternae 158
O splendor of God's glory bright - Puer nobis 158
O Food to pilgrims given - O esca viatorum 192
My God, thy table now is spread - Rockingham 203
Deck thyself, my soul, with gladness - Schmucke dich 210
God my King, thy might confessing - Stuttgart 280
Praise, my soul, the King of heaven - Lauda anima 282
Songs of praise the angels sang - Riley 292
Songs of praise the angels sang - Innocents 292
Sing my soul his wondrous love - St. Bees 294
The King of love my shepherd is - St. Columba 345
The King of love my shepherd is - Dominus regit me 345
Rejoice, the Lord is King - Jubilate 350
Rejoice, the Lord is King - Resurrection 350
O very God of very God - Bangor 442
Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates - Truro 484
Savior, again to thy dear Name we raise - Ellers 487
God of grace and God of glory - Mannheim 524
Father eternal, Ruler of creation - Langham 532
Rejoice, ye pure in heart - Carlisle 579
Rejoice, ye pure in heart - Marion 579
Lo! What a cloud of witnesses - St. Flavian 569