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which belong unto thy peace ! of all, that which I also received, but now they are hid from how that Christ died for our thine eyes. For the days shall sins,according to the Scriptures; come upon thee, that thine and that he was buried; and enemies shall cast a trench that he rose again the third day, about thee, and compass thee according to the Scriptures; round, and keep thee in ons and that he was seen of Cephas; every side, and shall lay thee then of the twelve : after that, even with the ground, and thy he was seen of above five children within thee : and they hundred brethren at once; of shall not leave in thee one stone whom the greater part remain upon another ; because thou unto this present; but some are knewest not the time of thy fallen asleep. After that he visitation. And he went into was seen of James ; then of all the temple, and began to cast the apostles : and last of all he out them that sold therein, and was seen of me also, as of one them that bought, saying unto born out of due time. For I am them, It is written, My house the least of the apostles, that is the house of prayer : but ye am not meet to be called an have made it a den of thieves. I apostle, because I persecuted And he taught daily in the the Church of God. But, by temple.
the grace of God, I am what I
am; and his grace, which was THE ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER
| bestowed upon me, was not in TRINITY,
vain ; but I laboured more
abundantly than they all : yet The Collect.
not I, but the grace of God O GOD, who declarest thy which was with me. Therefore, almighty power chiefly in show- whether it were I, or they, so ing mercy and pity; mercifully we preach, and so ye believed. grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running
The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 9. the way of thy commandments, JESUS spake this parable may obtain thy gracious pro-unto certain which trusted in mises, and be made partakers of themselves that they were thy heavenly treasure, through righteous, and despised others : JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. Two men went up into the
temple to pray; the one a PhaThe Epistle. 1 Cor. xv. 1. risee, and the other a Publican.
BRETHREN, I declare The Pharisee stood and prayed unto you the Gospel which I thus with himself: God, I thank preached unto you, which also thee, that I am not as other ye have received, and wherein men are, extortioners, unjust, ye stand; by which also ye are adulterers, or even as this saved, if ye keep in memory Publican: I fast twice in the what I preached unto you, week, I give tithes of all that unless ye have believed in vain. I possess. And the Publican For I delivered unto you first standing afar off, would not list
up so much as his eyes unto away; how shall not the heaven, but smote upon his ministration of the Spirit be breast, saying, God be merciful rather glorious ? For if the to me a sinner. I tell you, this ministration of condemnation man went down to his house be glory, much more doth the justified rather than the other : ministration of righteousness for every one that exalteth exceed in glory. himself, shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself, shall The Gospel. St. Mark vii. 31. be exalted.
JESUS, departing from the
coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER
unto the sea of Galilee, through
the midst of the coasts of TRINITY,
Decapolis, and they bring unto The Collect.
him one that was deaf, and hal ALMIGHTY and everlasting an impediment in his speech ; God, who art always more and they beseech him to put his ready to hear than we to pray, hand upon him. And he took and art wont to give more than him aside from the multitude, either we desire or deserve ; and put his fingers into his pour down upon us the abund- ears, and he spit, and touched ance of thy mercy, forgiving his tongue; and looking up to us those things whereof our heaven, he sighed, and saith conscience is afraid, and giving unto him, Ephphatha, that is, us those good things which we be opened. “And straightway are not worthy to ask, but his ears were opened, and the through the merits and media- string of his tongue was loosed, tion of Jesus Christ thy Son and he spake plain. And he our Lord. Amen.
charged them that they should
tell no man: but the more he The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4. charged them, so much the
SUCH trust have we through more a great deal they published CHRIST to GOD-ward : not that it; and were beyond measure we are sufficient of ourselves to astonished, saying, He hath think any thing as of ourselves; done all things well; he maketh but our sufficiency is of God. both the deaf to hear, and the Who also hath made us able dumb to speak. ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the
THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY Spirit; for the letter killeth,
AFTER TRINITY. but the Spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death,
The Collect. written and engraven in stones, ALMIGHTY and merciful was glorious, so that the children God, of whose only gift it of Israel could not steadfastly cometh that thy faithful people behold the face of Moses for do unto thee true and laudable the glory of his countenance, service; grant, we beseech thee, which glory was to be done that we may so faithfully serve
thee in this life, that we fail not have not seen them; and to finally to attain thy heavenly hear those things which ye promises, through the merits hear, and have not heard them. of JESUS CHRIST our Lord. And behold a certain lawyer Amen.
stood up, and tempted him,
saying, Master, what shall I do The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16. Ito inherit eternal life? He said
TO Abraham and his seed unto him, What is written in were the promises made. He the law? How readest thou? saith not, And to seeds, as of And he answering said, Thou many; but as of one, And to shalt love the LORD thy God thy seed, which is CHRIST. And with all thy heart, and with all this I say, that the covenant thy soul, and with all thy that was confirmed before of strength, and with all thy God in Christ, the law, which mind : and thy neighbour as was four hundred and thirty thyself. And he said unto him, years after, cannot disannui, Thou hast answered right: this that it should make the promise do, and thou shalt live. But of none effect. For if the he, willing to justify himself, inheritance be of the law, it is said unto JESUS, And who is no more of promise ; but God my neighbour ? And JESUS gave it to Abraham by promise. answering said, A certain man Wherefore then serveth the went down from Jerusalem to law? It was added because of Jericho, and fell among thieves, transgressions, till the seed which stript him of his raiment, should come to whom the and wounded him, and departed, promise was made; and it was leaving him half dead. And ordained by angels in the hand by chance there came down a of a mediator, Now a mediator certain Priest that way; and is not a mediator of one; but when he saw him, he passed by God is one. Is the law then on the other side. And likewise against the promises of GOD? a Levite, when he was at the God forbid; for if there had place, came and looked on him, been a law given which could and passed by on the other side. have given life, verily right. But a certain Samaritan, as he eousness should have been by journeyed, came where he was: the law. But the Scripture and when he saw him, he had hath concluded all under sin, compassion on him, and went that the promise, by faith of to him, and bound uph JESUS CHRIST, might be given wounds, pouring in oil an to them that believe,
wine; and set him on his own
beast, and brought him into The Gospel. St. Luke x. 23. lan inn, and took care of him.
BLESSED are the eyes which And on the morrow, when he see the things that ye see: for departed, he took out two I tell you, that many prophets pence, and gave them to the and kings have desired to see host, and said unto him, Take those things which ye see, and I care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I love, joy, peace, long-suffering, come again, I will repay thee. gentleness, goodness, faith, Which now of these three, meekness, temperance: against thinkest thou, was neighbour such there is no law. And unto him that fell among the they that are Christ's have thieves ? And he said, He that crucified the flesh, with the showed mercy on him. Then affections and lusts. said Jesus unto him, Go, and The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 11. do thou likewise.
AND it came to pass, as Jesus THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY
went to Jerusalem, that he AFTER TRINITY.
I passed through the midst of
Samaria and Galilee. And as The Collect.
he entered into a certain village, ALMIGHTY and everlasting there met him ten men that God, give unto us the increase were lepers, who stood afar off. of faith, hope, and charity ; and And they lifted up their voices, that we may obtain that which and said, Jesus, Master, have thou dost promise, make us to mercy on us. And when he love that which thou dost com- saw them, he said unto them, mand, through JESUS CHRIST Go show yourselves unto the our Lord. Amen.
priests. And it came to pass,
|that, as they went, they were The Epistle. Gal. v. 16.
cleansed. And one of them, I SAY then, Walk in the when he saw that he was Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the healed, turned back, and with lust of the fesh. For the flesh a loud voice glorified God, and lusteth against the Spirit, and fell down on his face at his feet, the Spirit against the flesh; and giving him thanks : and he was these are contrary the one to a Samaritan. And Jesus an. the other; so that ye cannot do swering said, Were there not the things that ye would. But ten cleansed ? but where are if ye be led by the Spirit, ye the nine? There are not found are not under the law. Now that returned to give glory to the works of the flesh are God, save this stranger. And manifest, which are these, he said unto him, Arise, go thy Adultery, fornication, unclean-way : thy faith hath made thee ness, lasciviousness, idolatry, whole. witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, mur
TRINITY. ders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I
The Collect.. tell you before, as I have also KEEP, we beseech thee, O told you in time past, that they LORD, thy Church with thy who do such things, shall not perpetual mercy: and because inherit the kingdom of God. the frailty of man without thee But the fruit of the Spirit is cannot but fall, keep us ever by
THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER
thy help from all things hurtful, what ye shall put on. Is and lead us to all things profit- not the life more than meat, able to our salvation, through and the body than raiment? JESUS CHRisT our Lord. Amen. Behold the fowls of the air :
The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. for they sow not, neither do YE see how large a letter I
they reap, nor gather into barns;
yet your heavenly Father have written unto you with mine own hand. As many as
feedeth them. Are ye not desire to make a fair show in
much better than they? Which
of you, by taking thought, can ; the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they
add one cubit unto his stature ?
And why take ye thought for should suffer persecution for
raiment ? Consider the lilies of the cross of Christ. For
|the field, how they grow: they neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law ;
toil not, neither do they spin ; but desire to have you circum
and yet I say unto you, that cised, that they may glory in
even Solomon in all his glory your flesh. But God forbid
was not arrayed like one of that I should glory, save in
these. Wherefore if God so the cross of our Lord Jesus
clothe the grass of the field, Christ, by whom the world is
which to-day is, and to-morrow
is cast into the oven; shall he crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in CHRIST
not much more clothe you, O JESUS neither circumcision
ye of little faith? Therefore availeth any thing, nor uncir
take no thought, saying, What
shall we eat? or, What shall we cumcision, but a new creature.
drink? or, Wherewithal shall And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them,
we be clothed? (for after all and mercy, and upon the Israel
these things do the Gentiles of God. From henceforth let
seek :) for your heavenly Father no man trouble me, for I bear
knoweth that ye have need of
| all these things. But seek ye in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the
first the kingdom of God, and grace of our Lord JESUS
his righteousness, and all these Christ be with your spirit.
things shall be added unto you.
Take therefore no thought for Amen.
the morrow; for the morrow The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 24. shall take thought for the things
NO man can serve two of itself: sufficient unto the day masters : for either he will hate is the evil thereof. the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER and despise the other. Ye
TRINITY. cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take
- The Collect. no thought for your life, what O LORD, we beseech thee, ye shall eat, or what ye shall let thy continual pity cleanse drink; nor yet for your body, land defend thy Church; and