« AnteriorContinuar »
such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things, shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekmess, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts.
The Gosfiel. St. Luke. xvii. 11.
ND it came to pass, as
Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy of us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turn. ed back, and with a leud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine : There are not sound that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made the whole.
The Fifteenth Sunday after
EEP, we beseech thee, O. Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy: And because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Eftistle. Gal. vi. 11.
YE see how large a letter I have writtten unto you. with mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumciscd keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but a new creature. And as many as. walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From hencesorth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
your spirit. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 24. () man can serve two masters : for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other: Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on : Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment : Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his stature ? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow : they toil not. neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven ; shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith ? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shal; we drink 2 or, Where withal shall we be clothed 2 (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of
and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow ; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself: sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity.
LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity
cleanseand 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 Ehistle. Ephes. iii. 13.
I DESIRE that ye faint not at my tribulations 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 strengthencd 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 te 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
God, and his righteousness,
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 Gosfiel. St. Luke vii. 11.
AND it came to pass the day
after, that Jesus went into a city called Nain ; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow ; and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier, (and they that bare him stood still) and he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak: and he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying. that a great Prophet is risen up annong us; and, that God hath visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about.
-The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.
ORD, we pray thee, that thy grace may always pre
us continually to be given to all good works, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1.
THEREFORE, the pri
soner of the Lord, beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation where with ye are called, with all lowliness 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.
The Gosfiel. St. Luke xiv. 1.
IT came to pass, as Jesus went into the house 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, who had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawsul to heal on the Sabbath-day 2 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 straightway 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 who
vent and follow us ; and make
were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chies 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 unto 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.
The Eighteenth Sunday after
ORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Mmen.
The Ehistle. 1: Cor. i. 4.
I THANK my God alwayson your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in everv thing ye we enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge i.even as the testi
mony of Christ was confirmed in you. So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Gosfiel. St. Mat. xxii. 34.
WHEN the Pharisees had
heard that Jesus had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, who was a lawyer asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law 2 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind: This. is the first and greatcommandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ 2 whose son is he 2 They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them,How then doth David in Spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool 2 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son 2 And no man was able to answerhim a word, neither durst any man, from that day forth, ask
him.any more questions.
The Wineteenth Sunday after
GOD, forasmuch as with
out thee we are not able to please thee; mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts, through Jesus Christ cur Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17. This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind; having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: who, being past feeling, have given themselves over unto lascivi
so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind: and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and
true holiness. Wherefore put
ting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and sin not : let not the sun go down
upon your wrath; neither give
place to the devil. Let him that stole, steal no more ; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of 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, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
The Gosfiel. St. Matt. ix. 1.
J; entered into a ship,