Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ
News of the Order and commentary appear after the Proper Collect, Epistle and Gospel
First Sunday after Trinity
O GOD, the strength of all those who put their hope in thee; Mercifully accept our prayers; and because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee, both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Source: Gregory's Sacramentum.. Carnmer translated it as put their "trust" in thee in the first Prayer Book
If anyone asserts that Adam's sin affected him alone and not his descendants also, or at least if he declares that it is only the death of the body which is the punishment for sin, and not also that sin, which is the death of the soul, passed through one man to the whole human race, he does injustice to God and contradicts the Apostle, who says, "Therefore as sin came into the world through one man and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all men sinned" (Rom. 5:12).
As we look at the idea of Original Sin in the OT lesson and the Psalm, one may find this paper: Augustine & the Pelagian Controversy by BB Warfield to be enlightening.
Monday is memorial day in the USA, and the Order pauses also to remember faithful fallen veterans from every nation with a collect and readings. Here is a short US Army history on the beginnings of this day
Augustine examines Psalm I in today's homily, and writes:
"Blessed is the man that hath not gone away in the counsel of the ungodly". This is to be understood of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord Man. "Blessed is the man that hath not gone away in the counsel of the ungodly," as "the man of earth did," who consented to his wife deceived by the serpent, to the transgressing the commandment of God.
Augustine surely preached the doctrine of Original Sin against the heresy of Pelagius. The canons of the Councils of Orange, which codified Augustine's doctrine, is worth revisiting from time to time to remind one of this doctrine. The collect from Gregory's sacramentum above carries the same theme as he prayed,
…because, through the weakness of our mortal nature, we can do no good thing without thee, grant us the help of thy grace…