Propers

The collects (prayers), Epistle readings (from the epistles — or letters — of the Apostles) and Gospel readings (from the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) appointed to be read on each Sunday and feast day of the year, according to the Book of Common Prayer (1928 edition)

All Saints’ Day. [November 1.]

The Collect. O ALMIGHTY God, who hast knit together thine elect in one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son Christ our Lord; Grant us grace so to follow thy blessed Saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to those unspeakable joys which thou hast prepared for those…

Saint Andrew the Apostle. [November 30.]

The Collect. ALMIGHTY God, who didst give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay; Grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy Word, may forthwith give up ourselves obediently to fulfil thy holy commandments; through…

The Sunday next before Advent.

The Collect. STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For the Epistle. Jeremiah xxiii. 5. BEHOLD, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto…

The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect. O LORD, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins, which by our frailty we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for the sake of Jesus Christ, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen. The Epistle.…

The Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect. 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. The Epistle. Philippians iii. 17. BRETHREN, be followers…

The Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect. LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Philippians i. 3. I THANK my…

The Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect. 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. Ephesians vi. 10. MY brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his…

The Twentieth Sunday after Trinity.

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…

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect. 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. Ephesians iv. 17. THIS I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not…

The Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect. 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. The Epistle. 1 Corinthians i. 4. I THANK my God always on your behalf, for…