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Seventh Sunday after Trinity

 Seventh Sunday after Trinity

LORD of all power and might, who art the author and giver of all good things; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, increase in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Historical Note: Source: Collect orginally composed by Bishop Gelasius of Rome (492-496), His version began with, "O Lord of Hosts" [1Sam 1:11]. His "true religion" reminds one of James' epistle and "pure religon KJV [James 1:27]

I have compassion on the multitude

Hosea xiv, Psalm viii, Romans vi. 19   &  St. Mark viii. 1

Homily of John Chrysostom Romans 6:19

The Eternal Gifts of Christ the King - Ambrose of Milan, 340-397

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