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him, and saying, Master, which I The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17. is the great commandment in the THIS I say therefore, and Law ? Jesus said unto him, Thou 1 testify in the Lord, that ye shalt love the Lord thy God with henceforth walk not as other all thy heart, and with all thy | Gentiles walk, in the vanity of soul, and with all thy mind. This their mind; having the underis the first and great command standing darkened, being alienment. And the second is like un-ated from the life of God through to it, Thou shalt love thy neigh-|| the ignorance that is in them, bebour as thyself. On these two cause of the blindness of their commandments hang all the Law | heart: who, being past feeling, and the Prophets. While the have given themselves over unto Pharisees were gathered together, lasciviousness, to work all unJesus asked them, saying, What cleanness with greediness. But think ye of Christ? whose son is ye have not so learned Christ; he? They say unto him, The son if so be that ye have heard him, of David. He saith unto them, and have been taught by him, How then doth David in spirit as the truth is in Jesus : that ye call him Lord, saying, The Lord put off, concerning the former said unto my Lord, Sit thou on conversation, the old man, which my right hand, till I make thine is corrupt according to the deenemies thy foot-stool ? If David ceitful lusts; and be renewed in then call him Lord, how is he the spirit of your mind; and his Son ? And no man was able that ye put on the new man, to answer him a word; neither which after God is created in durst any man from that day righteousness and true holiness. forth ask him any more ques- Wherefore, putting away lying, tions.
speak every man truth with his The nineteenth Sunday after
neighbour : for we are members
one of another. Be ye angry and Trinity.
sin not: let not the sun go down The Collect.
upon your wrath : neither give o God, forasmuch as without place to the devil. Let him that
thee we are not able to stole steal no more; but rather please thee; Mercifully grant, let him labour, working with his that thy Holy Spirit may in all hands the thing which is good, things direct and rule our hearts; | that he may have to give to him through Jesus Christ our Lord. that needeth. Let no corrupt Amen.
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your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. The Gospel. St. Matth. ix. 1. ESUS entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee. And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee? or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multi
The twentieth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. Almighty and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that thou wouldest have done; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15. EE then that we walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs; singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father, in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 1. ESUS said, The Kingdom of king, who made a marriage for his son; and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding; and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready; come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth; and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they who were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the high-ways, and as many as ye shall find bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the high-ways, and gathered together all, as many as they found, both bad and good; and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding-garment. And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless. Then said the
heaven is like unto a certain
king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen.
The one and twentieth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. RANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10. Y brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand inst the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth; and having on the breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God: praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance, and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend: and they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judaea into Galilee.
as it is meet for me to think this made. The servant therefore fell of you all, because I have you in down and worshipped him, saymy heart, inasmuch as both in ing, Lord, have patience with my bonds, and in the defence me, and I will pay thee all. and confirmation of the Gospel, Then the lord of that servant ye all are partakers of my grace. was moved with compassion, and For God is my record, how loosed him, and forgave him the greatly I long after you all in debt. But the same servant went the bowels of Jesus Christ. And out, and found one of his fellowthis I pray, that your love may servants, which owed him an abound yet more and more in hundred pence; and he laid knowledge, and in all judgement: hands on him, and took him by that ye may approve things that the throat, saying, Pay me that are excellent, that ye may be thou owest. And his fellow-sersincere, and without offence, till vant fell down at his feet, and the day of Christ: being filled besought him, saying, Have pawith the fruits of righteousness, tience with me, and I will pay which are by Jesus Christ, unto thee all. And he would not ; the glory and praise of God. but went and cast him into pri
son, till he should pay the debt. The Gospel. St. Matth. xviii. 21. I
So when his fellow-servants saw DETER said unto Jesus, what was done, they were very
1 Lord, how oft shall my bro sorry, and came and told unto ther sin against me, and I for their lord all that was done. give him ? till seven times ? Je Then his lord, after that he had sus saith unto him, I say not un- called him, said unto him, O to thee, until seven times; but thou wicked servant, I forgave until seventy times seven. There- thee all that debt, because thou fore is the Kingdom of heaven desiredst me: shouldest not thou likened unto a certain king, also have had compassion on thy which would take account of his fellow-servant, even as I had servants. And when he had be- pity on thee? And his lord was gun to reckon, one was brought wroth, and delivered him to the unto him, which owed him ten tormentors, till he should pay all thousand talents. But forasmuch that was due unto him. So likeas he had not to pay, his lord wise shall my heavenly Father commanded him to be sold, and do also unto you, if ye from your his wife and children, and all hearts forgive not every one his that he had, and payment to be | brother their trespasses.