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The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

News of the Order and commentary appear after the Proper Collect, Epistle and Gospel

 The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity
Extract of a Book of Ambrose touching on the Gospel Story

O LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and, because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Source of Collect - Bishop Gelasius' Sacramentary [494AD].One is reminded of Psalm 51 purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean and Rev 7:14, washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb

Isaiah xii, Psalm 116, Ephesians iii. 13   &   St. Luke vii. 11


Young man, I say unto thee, Arise




Maurice, Centurion, & Theban Legion - September 22nd

Callistratus - September 27th

and dedication anniversary of the Order and Chapel
Robert of New York sends greetings and commends this book to the centurions: Blessings from the Battlefield,  By Thomas R. O'Brien,  The story of some Roman Catholic chaplians and their experiences on the battlefield. You may read some of the stories at the link.



This Sunday's gospel is the story of Jesus raising the son of the widow in the city of Nain. I've found a selection from Ambrose for the homily. Ambrose was bishop of Milan, and baptized Augustine. It is interesting to consider how Ambrose addresses the death of his brother, and I commend this short homily. The full book is available for reading on Speaking of Ambrose, below is a collection of his hymns which we keep in the Centurion Hymnal.
He had no need of being raised again for time, for whom the raising again for eternity is waiting.

"Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another" [St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans 14:19]


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