The Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Trinity
A detail from the Ghent Altarpiece
Hubert and Jan van Eyck
before 1426-1432
St Bavo’s Cathedral, Ghent, Belgium
Public Domain

The collect

STIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle and Gospel

Jeremiah 23:5-8John 6:5-14

If there be any more Sundays before Advent Sunday, the Service of some of those Sundays that were omitted after the Epiphany shall be taken in to supply so many as are here wanting. And if there be fewer, the overplus may be omitted: Provided that this last Collect, Epistle, and Gospel shall always be used upon the Sunday next before Advent.


  • Melville Scott, The Harmony of the Collects, Epistles, and Gospels