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Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Trinity - 2013

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The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity
(from The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Psalm 93
Dominus regnavit
1. THE Lord is King, and hath put on glorious apparel : the Lord hath put on his apparel, and girded himself with strength.
2. He hath made the round world so sure : that it cannot be moved.
3. Ever since the world began hath thy seat been prepared : thou art from everlasting.
4. The floods are risen, O Lord, the floods have lift up their voice : the floods lift up their waves.
5. The waves of the sea are mighty, and rage horribly : but yet the Lord, who dwelleth on high, is mightier.
6. Thy testimonies, O Lord, are very sure : holiness becometh thine house for ever.

The Collect.
O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 66.1-2, 10, 12-16, 18-23
Psalter: Psalm 75, 138, 98 | 9, 76, 96
Epistle Reading: 1 John 3.1-8
Gospel Reading: St. Matthew 24.23-31

Massey Hamilton Shepherd Jr.: “This was probably composed by Bishop Cosin. It weaves together the first and second Advent themes of the Epistle and Gospel and is for the most part composed of phrases taken from these lessons. In His first coming our Lord broke the power of Satan over men’s lives both by His own victory over temptation and sin and by His many acts of driving from tormented human lives the demonic spirits that mastered them. In His final coming He shall break forever the possibility of evil assailing those who are ‘made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom’” (“The Oxford American Prayer Book Commentary,” 118).

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