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come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus creature, shall be able to separate us from the Christ our Lord. love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Gospel. Luke v. 1.
AND it came to pass, that, as the people The Gospel. Matt. v. 1.
n pressed upon him to hear the word of AND seeing the multitudes, he went up God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, h 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; 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
: our Lord. Amen.
GOD, who through the preaching of the The Epistle. Rom. vi. 3.
blessed Apostle Saint Paul hast caused the . TT NOW ye not, that so many of us as were 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 : M OREOVER, brethren, I declare unto vou 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 troved, 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
mandeth all men every where to repent : because he hath appointed a day in the which he will judge the world in righteousness, by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.
above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James ; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am : and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain ; but I laboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
The Gospel. Acts xvii. 16. N OW while Paul waited for them at Athens,
his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry. Therefore disputed be in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him. Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoics, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say ? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection. And they took him, and brought him unto Areopagus, saying, May we know what this new doctrine, whereof thou speakest, is ? for thou bringest certain strange things to our ears, we would know therefore what these things mean. (For all the Athenians, and strangers which were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell or to hear some new thing.) Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' Hill, and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are too superstitious. For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with this inscription, TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Whom there. fore ye ignorantly worship, him declare I unto you." God that made the world, and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; neither is worshipped with men's hands; as though he needed any thing ; seeing he giveth to all, life, and breath, and all things; and hath made of one blood all nations of men, for to dwell on all the face of the earth; and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; that they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us : for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your pwn poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device. And the times of this ignorance God winked at, but now com
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their trust 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 of thy commandments we may please thee, both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. I. Pet. iii. 8. FINALLY, be ye all of one mind, having I compassion one of another; love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous : not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing ; but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: let him eschew evil, and do good ; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers : but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good ? But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye : and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts; and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.
The Gospel. Luke xii. 16. AND he spake a parable unto them, saying,
The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits ? and he said, This will I do; I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool! this night thy soul shall be required of thee : then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided ? so is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich towards God.
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mented in this flame. But Abraham said, Sori,
remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst The Collect.
thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil MYRANT 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 MOREOVER, brethren, I would not that he may testify unto them, lest they also come NI 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. lust after evil things, as they also lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them ; as
T 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
RRETHREN, if a man be overtaken in a serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of
D fault, ye which are spiritual restore such them also murmured and were destroyed of the
an one in the spirit of meekness ; considering destroyer. Now all these things happened
thyself, lest thou be also tempted. Bear ye 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 be 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, that ye may be able
teacheth in all good things. Be not deceived ; to bear it.
God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man The Gospel. Luke xvi. 19.
soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that
soweth to his flesh, shall of his flesh reap corTHERE was a certain rich man, which was
ruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit, I 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 reap, if we faint not. As we 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. sores. 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 AND when he was come near, he beheld buried; and in hell he lift up his 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 taught 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.
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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 I am not ashamed of the gospel of and giving us those good things which we are I 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. live by faith. For the wrath of God is re CHILDREN, Obey your parents in the vealed from heaven against all ungodliness Lord : for this is right. Honour thy 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 excuse. 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. I. than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. TAKE heed that ye do not your alms Amen.
I 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.