« AnteriorContinuar »
when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoul- up, and bare fruit an hundred-fold. And ders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, when he had said these things, he cried, He he calleth together his friends and neighbours, that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have disciples asked him, saying, What might this found my sheep which was lost. I say unto parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given you, That likewise joy shall be in heaven over to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: one sinner that repenteth, more than over but to others in parables; that seeing they ninety and nine just persons, which need no might not see, and hearing they might not unrepentance. Either what woman having ten derstand. Now the parable is this: The seed pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not is the word of God. Those by the way-side light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and diligently till she find it? And when she hath taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest found it, she calleth her friends and her neigh- they should believe and be saved. They on bours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for the rock are they, which, when they hear, reI have found the piece which I had lost. Like- ceive the word with joy; and these have no wise, I say unto you, There is joy in the
pre- root, which for a while believe, and in time of sence of the angels of God over one sinner that temptation fall away. And that which fell repenteth.
among thorns are they, which, when they have
heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and Fourth Sunday after Trinity.
riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no
fruit to perfection. But that on the good The Collect.
ground are they, which, in an honest and good O GOD, the protector of all that trust in heart, having heard the word, keep it, and
thee, without whom nothing is strong, bring forth fruit with patience. nothing is holy; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and
Fifth Sunday after Trinity. guide, we may so pass through things tempo
The Collect. ral, that we finally lose not the things eternal : Grant this, o heavenly Father, for Jesus
GRANT, O Lord, that in all our sufferings Christ's sake our Lord. Amen.
here upon earth, for the testimony of thy
truth, we may stedfastly look up to heaven, The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18.
and by faith behold the glory that shall be reI
RECKON that the sufferings of this pre- vealed ; and being filled with the Holy Ghost,
sent time are not worthy to be compared may learn to love and bless our persecutors, with the glory which shall be revealed in us. by the example of thy first Martyr, Saint For the earnest expectation of the creature Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to thee, waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of O blessed Jesus, who standest at the right God. For the creature was made subject to hand of God to succour all those that suffer vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who for thee, our only Mediator and Advocate. hath subjected the same in hope: because the Amen. creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty
The Epistle. Rom. vii. 31. of the children of God. For we know that the
WHAT shall we then say to these things ? whole creation groaneth, and travaileth in pain If God be for us, who can be against us? together until now. And not only they, but He that spared not his own Son, but delivered ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of him up for us all, how shall he not with him the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within also freely give us all things ? Who shall lay ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the any thing to the charge of God's elect? It is redemption of our body.
God that justifieth. Who is he that condemn
eth ? The Gospel. Luke viii. 4.
It is Christ that died, yea rather, that
is risen again, who is even at the right hand of AND when much people were gathered God, who also maketh intercession for us.
separate us from the love of Christ? every city, he spake by a parable: A sower Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword ? As some fell by the way-side; and it was trodden it is written, For thy sake are we killed all the down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. day long; we are accounted as sheep for the And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it slaughter.
slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are was sprung up, it withered away, because it
more than conquerors,
through him that lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns;
For I am persuaded, that neither and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang nor powers, nor things present, nor things to
come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus
The Gospel. Luke v. 1.
pressed upon him to hear the word of A ND seeing the multitudes, he went up God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
into a mountain : and when he was set, and saw two ships standing by the lake: but bis disciples came unto him: and he opened the fishermen were gone out of them, and were his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are washing their nets. And he entered into one the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for him that he would thrust out a little from the they shall be comforted. Blessed are the land. And he sat down, and taught the people meek : for they shall inherit the earth. Bles- out of the ship. Now when he had left speaksed are they which do hunger and thirst after ing, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed deep, and let down your nets for a draught. are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall we have toiled all the night, and have taken see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for nothing : nevertheless at thy word I will let they shall be called the children of God. down the net. And when they had this done, Blessed are they which are persecuted for they inclosed a great multitude of fishes: and righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom their net brake. And they beckoned unto of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall their partners, which were in the other ship, revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all that they should come and help them. And manner of evil against you falsely, for my they came, and filled both the ships, so that sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw great is your reward in heaven: for so perse- it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart cuted they the prophets which were before from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord. you.
For he was astonished and all that were with
him, at the draught of the fishes which they Sixth Sunday after Trinity.
had taken: and so was also James and John,
the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with The Collect.
Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, fear not; O GOD, who hast prepared for
them that from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And love thee such good things as pass man's when they had brought their ships to land, understanding ; Pour into our hearts such love they forsook all, and followed him. toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed
Seventh Sunday after Trinity. all that we can desire ; through Jesus Christ
The Collect. our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Rom. vi. 3.
O GOD, who through the preaching of the
blessed Apostle Saint Paul hast caused the , so
light of the Gospel to shine throughout the baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized world ; Grant, we beseech thee, that we having into his death? Therefore we are buried with his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may him by baptism into death; that like as Christ shew forth our thankfulness unto thee for the was raised up from the dead by the glory of same, by following the holy doctrine which he the Father, even so we also should walk in taught; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall
The Epistle. I. Cor. xv. 1. be also in the likeness of his resurrection : MOREOVER, brethren, I declare unto you knowing this, that our old man is crucified the gospel which I preached unto you, with him, that the body of sin might be des. which also ye have received, and wherein ye troyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. stand: by which also ye are saved, if ye keep For he that is dead is freed from sin. Now if in memory what I preached unto you, unless we be dead with Christ, we believe that we ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto shall also live with him; knowing that Christ you first of all that which I also received, how being raised from the dead dieth no more ; that Christ died for our sins according to the death hath no more dominion over him. For scriptures; and that he was buried, and that in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in he rose again the third day according to the that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise scriptures : and that he was seen of Cephas, reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed then of the twelve : after that, he was seen of
above five hundred brethren at once; of whom mandeth all men every where to repent : bethe greater part remain unto this present, but cause he hath appointed a day in the which he some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen will judge the world in righteousness, by that of James ; then of all the apostles. And last man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath of all he was seen of me also, as of one born given assurance unto all men, in that he hath out of due time. For I am the least of the raised him from the dead. And when they apostles, that am not meet to be called an heard of the resurrection of the dead, some apostle, because I persecuted the church of mocked: and others said, We will hear thee God. But by the grace of God I am what I am : again of this matter. and his which was bestowed
upon not in vain ; but I laboured more abundantly
Eighth Sunday after Trinity. than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were
The Collect. I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. O GOD, the strength of all them that put
their trust in thee, mercifully accept our The Gospel. Acts xvii. 16.
prayers; and because through the weakness of Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, our mortal nature we can do no good thing
his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw without thee, grant us the help of thy grace, the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore that in keeping of thy commandments we may disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, please thee, both in will and deed; through and with the devout persons, and in the market Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. daily with them that met with him. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of
The Epistle. I. Pet. iii. 8. the Stoics, encountered him. And some said, FINALLY, be ye all of one mind, having
? , seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: brethren, be pitiful, be courteous : not renderbecause he preached unto them Jesus, and the ing evil for evil, or railing for railing ; but resurrection. And they took him, and brought contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blesswhat this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, ing. For he that will love life, and see good is ? for thou bringest certain strange things to days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his
we would know therefore what these lips that they speak no guile: let him eschew things mean. (For all the Athenians, and evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and strangers which were there, spent their time in ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some the righteous, and his ears are open unto their new thing.) Then Paul stood in the midst of prayers : but the face of the Lord is against Mars' Hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I them that do evil. And who is he that will perceive that in all things ye are too supersti- harm you, if ye be followers of that which is tious. For as I passed by, and beheld your good ? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, sake, happy are ye : and be not afraid of their TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom there- terror, neither be troubled ; but sanctify the fore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always you. God that made the world, and all things to give an answer to every man that asketh therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and you a reason of the hope that is in you with earth, dwelleth not in temples made with meekness and fear. hands ; neither is worshipped with men's hands ; as though he needed any thing; seeing he giv
The Gospel. Luke xii. 16. eth to all, life , and breath, and all things ; AND he spake a parable unto them, saying:
, The ground of a certain rich man brought for to dwell on all the face of the earth; and forth plentifully: and he thought within himself, hath determined the times before appointed, saying, What shall I do, because I have no and the bounds of their habitation; that they room where to bestow my fruits ? and he said, should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel This will I do; I will pull down my barns, and after him, and find him, though he be not far build greater; and there will I bestow all my from every one of us : for in him we live, and fruits and my goods. And I will say to my move, and have our being; as certain also of soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for your own poets have said, For we are also his many years ; take thine ease, eat, drink, and offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the off- be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool! spring of God, we ought not to think that the this night thy soul shall be required of thee : Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, then whose shall those things be, which thou graven by art and man's device. And the times hast provided ? so is he that layeth up treaof this ignorance God winked at, but now com- sure for himself, and is not rich towards God.
our ears :
Ninth Sunday after Trinity.
mented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son,
remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst The Collect.
thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil GR YRANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the things : but now he is comforted, and thou art
spirit to think and do always such things tormented. And beside all this, between us and as be rightful; that we, who cannot do any you there is a great gulf fixed : so that they thing that is good without thee, may by thee be which would pass from hence to you cannot ; enabled to live according to thy will; through neither can they pass to us, that would come Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,
from thence. Then he said, I pray thee there
fore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my The Epistle. I. Cor. x. 1.
father's house: for I have five brethren: that MO
OREOVER, brethren, I would not that he may testify unto them, lest they also come
ye should be ignorant, how that all our into this place of torment. Abraham saith fathers were under the cloud, and all passed unto him, They have Moses and the prophets ; through the sea ; and were all baptized unto let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Moses in the cloud and in the sea ; and did all Abraham : but if one went unto them from the eat the same spiritual meat; and did all drink dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, the same spiritual drink; for they drank If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neiof that spiritual Rock that followed them : and ther will they be persuaded though one rose that Rock was Christ. But with many of them from the dead. God was not well pleased ; for they were overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things
Tenth Sunday after Trinity. were our examples, to the intent we should not
The Collect. Just after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as
ET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to it is written, The people sat down to eat and
the prayers of thy humble servants; and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us that they may obtain their petitions, make commit fornication, as some of them commit
them to ask such things as shall please thee; ted, and fell in one day three and twenty thou through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. sand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of
The Epistle. Gal. vi. 1. them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of BRETHREN, if a man be overtaken in a
fault, ye which are spiritual restore such them also murmured and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened thyself, lest thou be also tempted. Bear ye
an one in the spirit of meekness; considering unto them for ensamples : and they are written
one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the
Christ. For if a man think himself to be world are come. Wherefore let him that
something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall.
himself. But let every man prove his own There hath no temptation taken you but such
work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himas is common to man: but God is faithful, who
self alone, and not in another : for every man will not suffer you to be tempted above that
shall bear his own burden. Let him that is ye are able ; but will with the temptation taught in the word communicate unto him that also make a way to escape,
teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived ; to bear it.
God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man
soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that
soweth to his flesh, shall of his flesh reap corTHE HERE was a certain rich man, which was
ruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit, clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared
shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. And sumptuously every day: and there was a cer
let us not be weary in well doing : for in due tain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at
season we shall
if we faint not. his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be fed
have therefore opportunity, let us do good with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's
unto all men, especially unto them who are of table : moreover the dogs came and licked his
the household of faith. And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abra
The Gospel. Luke xix. 41. ham's bosom : the rich man also died, and was
ND when he was come near, he beheld buried; and in hell he lift
eyes, being the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy Lazarus in his bosom: and he cried and said, day, the things which belong unto thy peace! Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send but now they are hid from thine eyes. For Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger the days shall come upon thee, that thine in water, and cool my tongue ; for I am tor- enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and
compass thee around, and keep thee in on. went up into the temple to pray; the one a every side, and shall lay thee even with the Pharisee, and the other a publican. The ground, and thy children within thee; and Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, they shall not leave in thee one stone upon God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men another; because thou knewest not the time are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even of thy visitation. And he went into the as this publican: I fast twice in the week, I temple, and began to cast out them that sold give tithes of all that I possess. And the therein, and them that bought, saying unto publican, standing afar off, would not lift up them, It is written, My house is the house of so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.
upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to And he laught daily in the temple.
me a sinner. I tell you, This man went down
to his house justified rather than the other: Eleventh Sunday after Trinity.
for every one that exalteth himself shall be
abased ; and he that humbleth himself shall The Collect.
be exalted. O GOD, who declarest thy
Almighty power most chiefly in shewing mercy and pity s
Twelfth Sunday after Trinity. Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy
The Collect. commandments, may obtain thy, gracious ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, who promises, and be made partakers of thy hea- art always more ready to hear than we to venly treasure; through Jesus Christ our pray, and art wont to give more than either Lord. Amen.
we desire or deserve; Pour down upon us
the abundance of thy mercy; forgiving us The Epistle. Rom. i. 16.
those things whereof our conscience is afraid, FOR
OR I am not ashamed of the gospel of and giving us those good things which we are
Christ: for it is the power of God unto not worthy to ask, but through the merits salvation to every one that believeth ; to the and mediation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, our Jew first, and also to the Greek. For therein Lord. Amen. is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall
The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 1. . God is re- CHI
ungodliness Lord : for this is . and unrighteousness of men, who hold the father and mother, (which is the first comtruth in unrighteousness: because that which mandment with promise,) that it may be may be known of God is manifest in them; well with thee, and thou mayest live long on for God hath shewed it unto them. For the the earth. And ye fathers, provoke not your invisible things of him from the creation of children to wrath : but bring them up in the the world are clearly seen, being understood nurture and admonition of the Lord. Serby the things that are made, even his eternal vants, be obedient to them that are your power and Godhead: so that they are without masters according to the flesh, with fear and
Because that, when they knew God, trembling, in singleness of your heart, as they glorified him not as God, neither were unto Christ; not with eye-service, as menthankful, but became vain in their imagina- pleasers; but as the servants of Christ, doing tions, and their foolish heart was darkened : the will of God from the heart; with good professing themselves to be wise, they be- will doing service, as to the Lord, and not to came fools. And changed the glory of the men; knowing that whatsoever good thing uncorruptible God into an image made like any man doeth, the same shall he receive of to corruptible man, and to birds, and four- the Lord, whether he be bond or free. And footed beasts, and creeping things. Where- ye masters, do the same things unto them, fore God also gave them up to uncleanness forbearing threatening : knowing that your through the lusts of their own hearts, to dis- Master also is in heaven; neither is there honour their own bodies between themselves : respect of persons with him. who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more
The Gospel. Matt. vi. 1. than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. TAKE heed that ye do not your alms Amen.
before men, to be seen of them: otherwise
ye have no reward of your Father which is The Gospel. Luke xviii. 9.
in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine JESUS spake this parable unto certain alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as
which trusted in themselves that they were the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in righteous, and despised others: Two men the streets, that they may have glory of men.