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    Feast of Saint Michael and All Angels

    Today’s feast day is also known as Michaelmas, traditionally celebrated in Great Britain and elsewhere as the last day of the autumn harvest. The Book of Revelation (12:7-9) describes a war in heaven in which the Archangel Michael leads an angelic host to defeat Satan. That description accounts for the Church’s confident belief that God protects us each day by the watchful agency of angels, a protection recognized in the Collect for today: “O Everlasting God, who hast ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order; Mercifully grant that, as thy holy Angels always do thee service in heaven, so, by thy appointment, they may…

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    Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity

    PropersPsalms from the Daily OfficeA cantata for todayJohn Keble, “Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity”Christopher Wordsworth, Hymn for the Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity Propers         Introit Miserere mihi. Psalm 86.Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I have called daily upon thee: for thou, O Lord, art gracious and merciful, and plenteous in thy loving-kindness toward all them that call upon thee. Bow down thine ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am poor and in misery. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. Be…

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    Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity

    PropersPsalms from the Daily OfficeA cantata for todayJohn Keble, “Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity”Christopher Wordsworth, Hymn for the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity Propers         Introit Inclina, Domine. [Psalm 86]Bow down, O Lord, thine ear to me, and hear me: O my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee: have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I have called daily upon thee. Comfort the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my soul. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end.…

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    Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity

    PropersPsalms from the Daily OfficeJohn Keble, “Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity”Christopher Wordsworth, A hymn for the Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity Propers         Introit Protector noster. [Psalm 84]Behold, O God, our defender, and look upon the face of thine Anointed: for one day in thy courts is better than a thousand. O how amiable are thy dwellings, thou Lord of hosts; my soul hath a desire, and longing to enter into the courts of the Lord. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. Behold. O God…

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    Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity

    PropersPsalms from the Daily OfficeCantata for the weekJohn Keble, “Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity”Christopher Wordsworth, Two hymns for the Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity Propers         Introit Respice, Domine. Psalm 74.Look, O Lord, graciously upon the covenant, and forsake not the congregation of the poor for ever: arise, O Lord, maintain thine own cause, and be not unmindful of the voices of them that seek thee. O God, wherefore art thou absent from us so long: why is thy wrath so hot against the sheep in thy pasture? Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is…

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    Twelfth Sunday after Trinity

    PropersPsalms from the Daily OfficeMotet and cantataJohn Keble, “Twelfth Sunday after Trinity”Christopher Wordsworth, A hymn for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity Propers         Introit Deus in adjutorium. Psalm 70Haste thee, O God, unto my rescue, and save me: O Lord, make haste to my deliverance: let mine enemies be ashamed and confounded, that seek after my soul. Let them be turned backward, and put to confusion: that wish me evil. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. Haste thee, O God . . .…

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    Eleventh Sunday after Trinity

    PropersPsalms from the Daily OfficeOffertory motetJohn Keble, “Eleventh Sunday after Trinity”Christopher Wordsworth, A hymn for the Eleventh Sunday after Trinity Propers         Introit Deus in loco sancto suo. Psalm 68God in his holy habitation, it is he that maketh brethren to be of one mind in an house: he will give the dominion and preeminence unto his people. Let God arise, and let his enemies be scattered: let them also that hate him flee before him. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world without end. Amen. God…

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    Tenth Sunday after Trinity

    PropersPsalms from the Daily OfficeOffertory and Communion motetsJohn Keble, “Tenth Sunday after Trinity”Christopher Wordsworth, A hymn for the Tenth Sunday after Trinity Propers         Introit Cum clamarem. [Psalm 55]When I called upon the Lord, he heard my voice, even from the battle that was against me: yea, even God that endureth for ever shall hear me, and bring them down: O cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall nourish thee. Hear my prayer, O Lord, and hide not thyself from my petition: take heed unto me, and hear me. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it…

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    Ninth Sunday after Trinity

    PropersPsalms from the Daily OfficeA Communion anthem by Thomas TallisJohn Keble, “Ninth Sunday after Trinity”Christopher Wordsworth, A hymn for the Ninth Sunday after Trinity Propers         Introit Ecce Deus. Psalm 54.Behold, God is my helper; the Lord is he that upholdeth my soul: reward thou evil unto mine enemies: and destroy them in thine anger, for thy righteousness sake, O Lord, my strength and my defender. Save me, O God, for thy Name’s sake: and avenge me in thy strength. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be: world…

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    Eighth Sunday after Trinity

    PropersPsalms from the Daily OfficeMotets and a cantataJohn Keble, “Eighth Sunday after Trinity”Christopher Wordsworth, Two hymns for the Eighth Sunday after Trinity Propers         Introit Suscepimus. Psalm 48We have waited, O God, for thy loving-kindness in the midst of thy temple: according to thy Name, O God, so is thy praise unto the world’s end: thy right hand is full of righteousness. Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised: in the city of our God, even upon his holy hill. Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Ghost. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall…