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Verily I say unto you, They have their re- mediator of one; but God is one. Is the Law ward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy then against the promises of God? God forbid: left hand know what thy right hand doeth: for if there had been a law given which could that thine alms may be in secret: and thy have given life, verily righteousness should Father, which seeth in secret, himself shall have been by the Law. But the Scripture reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, hath concluded all under sin, that the promise thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them they love to pray standing in the synagogues that believe. and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you,
The Gospel. Luke x. 23. They have their reward. But thou, when BLESSED are the eyes which see the thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and, when D things that ye see. For I tell you, That thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father many prophets and kings have desired to see which is in secret; and thy Father, which those things which ye see, and have not seen seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly, them; and to hear those things which ye hear, But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, and have not heard them. And behold, a ceras the heathen do: for they think that they tain Lawyer stood up, and tempted him, sayshall be heard for their much speaking. Being, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal not ye therefore like unto them: for your life? He said unto him, What is written in the Father knoweth what things ye have need Law? How readest thou? And he answering of, before ye ask him. After this manner said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with therefore pray ye: Our Father, which art all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with in heaven, hallowed be thy name : Thy king all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and dom come: thy will be done, in earth as thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto it is in heaven: Give us this day our daily him, Thou hast answered right; this do, and bread: And forgive us our debts, as we for. thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify give our debtors: And lead us not into himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my temptation, but deliver us from evil: for thine neighbour ? And Jesus answering said, A ceris the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, tain man went down from Jerusalem to Jerifor ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men cho, and fell among thieves, which stripped their trespasses, your heavenly Father will him of his raiment, and wounded him, and dealso forgive you: but if ye forgive not men parted, leaving him half dead. And by chance their trespasses, neither will your Father for there çame down a certain Priest that way, give your trespasses.
and, when he saw him, he passed by on the
other side. And likewise a Levite, when he Thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. was at that place, came and looked on him, The Collect.
and passed by on the other side, But a cer
tain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose he was; and, when he saw him, he had com
only gift it cometh that thy faithful people passion on him, and went to him, and bound do unto thee true and laudable service ; Grant, up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and we beseech thee, that we may so faithfully set him on his own beast, and brought him to serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally an inn, and took care of him. And on the to attain thy heavenly promises; through the morrow, when he departed, he took out two merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. pence, and gave them to the host, and said
unto him, Take care of him : and whatsoever The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16.
thou spendest more, when I come again, I will TO Abraham and his seed were the promis repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkL es made. He saith not, And to seeds, est thou, was neighbour unto him that fell as of many; but as of one; And to thy seed, among the thieves? And he said, He that which is Christ. And this I say, That the co shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto venant that was confirmed before of God in him, Go, and do thou likewise. Christ, the Law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity. make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the Law, it is no more of
The Collect. promise ; but God gave it to Abraham by pro ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, give mise. Wherefore then serveth the Law ? It unto us the increase of faith, hope, and was added because of transgressions, till the charity; and that we may obtain that which seed should come, to whom the promise was thou dost promise, make us to love that which made; and it was ordained by angels in the thou dost command ; through Jesus Christ our hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. v. 16.
because the frailty of man without thee cannot I SAY then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things 1 not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit
to our salvation; through Jesus Christ our against the flesh; and these are contrary the
Lord. Amen. one to the other; so that ye cannot do the
The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. things that ye would. But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the
V E see how large a letter I have written works of the flesh are manifest, which are
1 unto you with mine own hand. As many these, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasci
as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they viousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance,
constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
should suffer persecution for the cross of envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings,
Christ. For neither they themselves who are
circumcised keep the law ; but desire to have and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, That they
you circumcised, that they may glory in your who do such things shall not inherit the king
flesh. But God forbid that I should glory, dom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is
save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness,
whom the world is crucified unto me, and goodness, faith, meekness, temperance : against
I unto the world. För in Christ Jesus neither such there is no law. And they that are
circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumChrist's have crucified the flesh, with the affec
cision, but a new creature. And as many as tions and lusts.
walk according to this rule, peace be on them,
and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From The Gospel. Luke v. 17.
henceforth let no man trouble me; for I bear AND it came to pass on a certain day, as he
in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. h was teaching, that there were Pharisees
Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and doctors of the law sitting by, which were
be with your spirit. Amen. come out of every town of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord
The Gospel. Luke viii. 41. was present to heal them. And, behold, men AND, behold, there came a man named brought in a bed a man which was taken with a 11 Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synapalsy: and they sought means to bring him gogue : and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and in, and to lay him before him. And when they besought him that he would come into his could not find by what way they might bring house : for he had one only daughter, about him in because of the multitude, they went twelve years of age, and she lay a dying, But upon the house-top, and let him down through as he went, the people thronged him. And a the tiling, with his couch, into the midst before woman having an issue of blood twelve years, Jesus. And when he saw their faith, he said which had spent all her living upon physicians, unto him, Man, thy sins are forgiven thee. neither could be healed of any, came behind And the scribes and the Pharisees began to him, and touched the border of his garment : reason, saying, Who is this which speaketh and immediately her issue of blood staunched. blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all alone? But when Jesus perceived their denied, Peter, and they that were with him, thoughts, he answering said unto them, What said, Master, the multitude throng thee and reason ye in your hearts? Whether is easier, press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: Rise up and walk? But that ye may know for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. that the Son of man hath power upon earth to And when the woman saw that she was not hid, forgive sins, he said unto the sick of palsy,) she came trembling, and, falling down before I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, him, she declared unto him before all the and go into thine house. And immediately he people for what cause she had touched him, rose up before them, and took up that whereon and how she was healed immediately. And he lay, and departed to his own house, glorify- he said unto her, Daughter, be of good coming God. And they were all amazed, and they fort ; thy faith hath made thee whole: go in glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, peace. While he yet spake, there cometh one We have seen strange things to-day.
from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying
to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. Master. But when Jesus heard it, he answered
him, saying, Fear not : believe only, and she The Collect..
shall be made whole. And when he came into EEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Church with thy perpetual mercy : and, Peter, and James, and John, and the father and
upon the because over the way the
the mother of the maiden. And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. And her parents were astonished; but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
find none: cut it down ; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it. And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect. TIRANT, O Lord, we beseeech thee,
that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1. [ THEREFORE the prisoner of the Lord, I beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowli. ness and meekness, with long-suffering forbearing one another in love ; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling ; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity.
tinual pity cleanse and defend thy Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13. T DESIRE that ye faint not at my tribu1 lations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man ; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith ; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the Church by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
The Gospel. Luke xiii. 1. THERE were present at that season some
I that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things ? I tell you, Nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem ? I tell you, Nay : but except ye repent, ye shall all like wise perish. He spake also this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I came seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and
The Gospel. Luke xiv. I. IT came to pass as Jesus went into the house 1 of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath-day, that they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering, spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-day? And they held their peace. And he took him and healed him, and let him go; and answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straight. way pull him out on the sabbath-day? And they could not answer him again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms, saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him ; and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place ; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room ; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher : then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
Eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. talents. And likewise he that had received • The Collect.
two, he also gained other two. But he that ORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people
had received one went and digged in the earth, grace to withstand the temptations of the and hid his lord's money. After a long time world, the flesh and the devil, and with pure
the lord of those servants cometh, and reckonhearts and minds to follow thee the only God;
eth with them. And so he that had received through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
five talents came and brought other five talents,
saying, Lord, thou deliverest unto me five . The Epistle. Col. i. 3. .
talents ; behold, I have gained besides them W E give thanks to God and the Father of five talents more. His lord said unto him,
W our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always Well done, thou good and faithful servant : for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ thou hast been faithful over a few things, I Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the will make thee ruler over many things : enter saints, for the hope which is laid up for you thou into the joy of thy lord. He also that in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the had received two talents came and said, Lord, word of the truth of the gospel; which is thou deliveredst unto me two talents : behold, I come unto you, as it is in all the world ; and have gained two other talents besides them. His bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithsince the day ye heard of it, and knew the ful servant : thou hast been faithful over a few grace of God in truth: as ye also learned of things, I will make thee ruler over many Epaphras our dear fellow-servant, who is for things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. you a faithful minister of Christ; who also Then he which had received the one talent came declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard this cause we also, since the day we heard it, man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and do not cease to pray for you, and to desire gathering where thou hast not strewed : and I that ye might be filled with the knowledge of was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the his will, in all wisdom and spiritual under- earth : lo, there thou hast that is thine. His standing; that ye might walk worthy of the lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap good work, and increasing in the knowledge where I sowed not, and gather where I have of God; strengthened with all might, accord- not strewed: thou oughtest therefore to have ing to his glorious power, unto all patience put my money to the exchangers, and then at and long-suffering with joyfulness ; giving my coming I should have received mine own thanks unto the Father, which hath made us with usury. Take therefore the talent from meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the him, and give it unto him which hath ten saints in light: who hath delivered us from talents. For unto every one that hath shall the power of darkness, and hath translated us be given, and he shall have abundance : but into the kingdom of his dear Son; in whom from him that hath not shall be taken away we have redemption through his blood, even even that which he hath. And cast ye the the forgiveness of sins ; who is the image of unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there the invisible God, the first-born of every crea. shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. ture : for by him were all things created, that
Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity. are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or do
The Collect. minions, or principalities, or powers : all things
GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are were created by him, and for him: and he is
not able to please thee; Mercifully grant, before all things, and by him all things consist:
that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and he is the head of the body, the church;
and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our who is the beginning, the first-born from the
Lord. Amen. dead; that in all things he might have the
The Epistle. Eph. iv. 17. preeminence : for it pleased the Father that in
THIS I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, him should all fulness dwell.
1 that ye henceforth walk not as other : The Gospel. Matt. xxv. 14.
Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind; POR the kingdom of heaven is as a man having the understanding darkened, being .. travelling into a far country, who called alienated from the life of God through the his own servants, and delivered unto them his ignorance that is in them, because of the blindgoods. And unto one he gave five talents, to ness of their heart : who, being past feeling, another two, and to another one ; to every have given themselves over unto lasciviousman according to his several ability; and ness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. straightway took his journey. Then he that But ye have not so learned Christ ; if so be had received the five talents went and traded that ye have heard him, and have been taught with the same, and made them other five by him, as the truth is in Jesus : that ye put
off, concerning the former conversation, the not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkold man, which is corrupt according to the de- ness, that that day should overtake you as a ceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of thief. Ye are all the children of light, and the your mind; and that ye put on the new man, children of the day: we are not of the night, which after God is created in righteousness and nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, true holiness. Wherefore, putting away lying, as do others; but let us watch and be sober. speak every man truth with his neighbour : for For they that sleep, sleep in the night; and we are members one of another. Be ye angry they that be drunken, are drunken in the and sin not: let not the sun go down upon night. But let us who are of the day, be sober, your wrath : neither give place to the devil. putting on the breast-plate of faith and love; Let him that stole steal no more; but rather and for an helmet, the hope of salvation. For let him labour, working with his hands the thing God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to which is good, that he may have to give to him obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, that needeth. Let no corrupt communication who died for us, that, whether we wake or proceed out of your mouth, but that which is sleep, we should live together with him. Wheregood to the use of edifying, that it may minis- fore comfort yourselves together, and edify one ter grace unto the hearers. And grieve not another, even as also ye do. And we beseech the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed you, brethren, to know them which labour unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, among you, and are over you in the Lord, and and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil admonish you; and to esteem them very speaking, be put away from you, with all highly in love for their work's sake. And be malice. And be ye kind one to another, ten- at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort der-hearted, forgiving one another, even as you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. comfort the feeble-minded, support the weak, The Gospel. Matt. ix. 1.
be patient toward all men. See that none ren
der evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow TESUS entered into a ship, and passed
that which is good, both among yourselves and er, and came into his own city. And to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without behold, they brought to him a man sick of the
nan sick of the ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven
The Gospel. Luke xiv. 16. thee. And behold, certain of the scribes said
THEN said he unto him, A certain man within themselves, This man blasphemeth.
I made a great supper, and bade many : And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said,
and sent his servant at suppertime to say to Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For them that were bidden, Come ; for all things are whether is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven
ven now ready. And they all with one consent thee? or to say, Arise, and walk ? But that
began to make excuse. The first said unto ye may know that the Son of man hath power
him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the
must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and
excused. And another said, I have bought go unto thine house. And he arose and de
five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I parted to his house. But when the multitude
pray thee have me excused. And another said, saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, who
I have married a wise, and therefore I cannot had given such power unto men.
come. So that servant came, and shewed his Twentieth Sunday after Trinity. lord these things. Then the master of the The Collect.
house, being angry, said to his servant, Go out ALMIGHTY and most merciful God. of quickly into the streets and lanes of the city. thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech
and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, thee, from all things that may hurt us; that
and the halt, and the blind. And the servant we, being ready both in body and soul, may
said, Lord, it is done as thou hast comcheerfully accomplish those things that thou
manded, and yet there is room. And the Lord
said unto the servant, Go out into the highways wouldest have done; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
and hedges, and compel them to come in, that
my house may be filled. For I say unto you, The Epistle. I. Thess. v. 1.
That none of those men which were bidden RUT of the times and the seasons, brethren, shall taste of my supper. And there went great D ye have no need that I write unto you. multitudes with him: and he turned and said For yourselves know perfectly that the day of unto them, If any man come to me, and hate the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For not his father, and mother, and wife, and when they shall say, Peace and safety; then children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his sudden destruction cometh upon them as tra- own life also, he cannot be my disciple. And vail upon a woman with child; and they shall whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come