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are, extortioners, unjust, adulter. JESUS,
me, was not in vain; but I labour- letter, but of the Spirit: for the leted more abundantly than they all: ter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. yet not I, but the grace of God But if the ministration of death, which was with me. Therefore, written and engraven in stones, was whether it were I, or they, so we glorious, so that the children of Ispreach, and so ye believed. rael could not steadfastly behold The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 9. the face of Moses for the glory of
ESUS spake this parable unto his countenance, which glory was
certain which trusted in them to be done away; how shall not the selves that they were righteous, and ministration of the Spirit be rather despised others: Two men went glorious ? For if the ministration up into the temple to pray; the one of condemnation be glory, much a Pharisee, and the other a Publi- more doth the ministration of rightcan. The Pharisee stood and pray- eousness exceed in glory. ed thus with himself: God, I thank The Gospel. St. Mark vii. 31. thee, that I am not as other men ESUS, departing from the
coasts of Tyre and Sidon, came ers, or even as this Públican: I fast unto the sea of Galilee, through the twice in the week, I give tithes of midst of the coasts of Decapolis, all that I possess. And the Publi- and they bring unto him one that can standing afar off, would not lift was deaf, and had an impediment up so much as his eyes unto heaven, in his speech; and they beseech but-smote upon his breast, saying, him to put his hand upon him. God be merciful to me a sinner. I And he took him aside from the tell you, this man went down to his multitude, and put his fingers into
, house justified rather than the oth- his ears, and he spit, and touched er: for every one that exalteth him- his tongue; and looking up to heaself, shall be abased ; and he that ven, he sighed, and saith unto him, humbleth himself, shall be exalted. Ephphatha, that is, be opened. And The twelfth Sunday after Trinity, and the string of his tongue was
straightway his ears were opened, The Collect. LMIGHTY and everlasting he charged them that they should
loosed, and he spake plain. And А
God, who art always more tell no man: but the more he chargready to hear than we to pray, and ed them, so much the more a great art wont to give more than either deal they published it; and were we desire or deserve; pour down beyond measure astonished, sayupon us the abundance of thy mer-ing, He hath done all things well cy, forgiving us those things where he maketh both the deaf to hear, of our conscience is afraid, and giv- and the dumb to speak. ing us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through The thirteenth Sunday after the merits and mediation of Jesus
we are sufficient of ourselves to true and laudable service; grant, think any thing as of ourselves; we beseech thee, that we may so but our sufficiency is of God. Who faithfully serve thee in this life, also hath made us able ministers that we fail not finally to attain thy of the New Testament; not of the heavenly promises, through the
merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. he said unto him, Thou hast anAmen. swered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to jus
The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16. TO NO Abraham and his seed were tify himself, said unto Jesus, And the promises made. He saith who is my neighbour? And Jesus not, And to seeds, as of many; but answering said, A certain man as of one, And to thy seed, which went down from Jerusalem to is Christ. And this I say, that the Jericho, and fell among thieves, covenant that was confirmed before which stript him of his raiment, of God in Christ, the law, which and wounded him, and departed, was for four hundred and thirty leaving him half dead. And by years after, cannot disannul, that it chance there came down a certain should make the promise of none Priest that way; and when he saw effect. For if the inheritance be of him, he passed by on the other the law, it is no more of promise; side. And likewise a Levite, when but God gave it to Abraham by he was at the place, came and lookpromise. Wherefore then servethed on him, and passed by on the the law? It was added because of other side. But a certain Samaritransgressions, till the seed should tan, as he journeyed, came where come to whom the promise was he was: and when he saw him, made; and it was ordained by an- he had compassion on him, and gels in the hand of a mediator. went to him, and bound up his Now a mediator is not a mediator wounds, pouring in oil and wine of one; but God is one. Is the law and set him on his own beast, and then against the promises of God? brought him into an inn, and took God forbid; for if there had been care of him. And on the morrow, a law given which could have given when he departed, he took out twolife, verily righteousness should pence, and gave them to the host, have been by the law. But the and said unto him, Take care of Scripture hath concluded all under him; and whatsoever thou spendsin, that the promise, by faith of est more, when I come again, I will Jesus Christ, might be given to repay thee. Which now of these them that believe. three, thinkest thou, was neighThe Gospel. St. Luke x. 23. bour unto him that fell among the LESSED are the eyes which thieves? And he said, He that
I tell you, that many prophets and Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou kings have desired to see those likewise.
things which ye see, and have not
The fourteenth Sunday after
yer stood up, and tempted him. A God, give unto us the increase saying, Master, what shall I do to
inherit eternal life? He said unto of faith, hope, and charity; and him, What is written in the law that we may obtain that which thou How readest thou? And he an- dost promise, make us to love that swering said, Thou shalt love the which thou dost command, through Lord thy God with all thy heart, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And
The Epistle. Gal. v. 16. SAY then, Walk in the Spirit and ye shall not fulfil the lust of
the flesh. For the flesh lusteth The fifteenth Sunday after against the Spirit, and the Spirit
Trinity. against the flesh; and these are
The Collect. contrary the to other
EEPwe thee, ye would. But if ye be led by the perpetual mercy: And because the Spirit, ye are not under the law. frailty of man without thee cannot Now the works of the flesh are but fall, keep us ever by thy help manifest, which are these, Adulte- from all things hurtful, and lead us ry,
fornication, uncleanness, lasci- to all things profitable to our salviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, ha- vation, through Jesus Christ our tred, variance, emulations, wrath, Lord. Amen. strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. murders, drunkenness, revellings, E see how large a letter I have and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you own hand. As many as desire to. in time past, that they who do such make a fair show in the flesh, they things, shall not inherit the kingdom constrain you to be circumcised; of God. But the fruit of the Spirit only lest they should suffer perseis love, joy, peace, long-suffering, cution for the cross of Christ. For gentleness, goodness, faith, meek- neither they themselves who are ness, temperance: against such circumcised keep the law; but dethere is no law. And they that are sire to have you circumcised, that Christ's have crucified the flesh, they may glory in your flesh. But with the affections and lusts. God forbid that I should glory, The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 11. save in the cross of our Lord Je
ND it came to pass, as Jesus sus Christ, by whom the world is
went to Jerusalem, that he crucified unto me, and I unto the passed through the midst of Sa-world. For in Christ Jesus neither maria and Galilee. And as he circumcision availeth any thing, entered into a certain village, there nor uncircumcision, but a new met him ten men that were lepers, creature. And as many as walk who stood afar off. And they lifted according to this rule, peace up their voices, and said, Jesus, them, and mercy, and upon the IsMaster, have mercy on us. And rael of God. From henceforth let when he saw them, he said unto no man trouble me, for I bear in them, Go show yourselves unto the my body the marks of the Lord priests. And it came to pass, that, Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our as they went, they were cleansed. Lord Jesus Christ be with your And one of them, when he saw spirit. Amen. that he was healed, turned back, The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 24. and with a loud voice glorified God, O man can serve two masters: and fell down on his face at his feet, for either he will hate the one, giving him thanks : and he was a and love the other; or else he will Samaritan. And Jesus answering hold to the one, and despise the said, Were there not ten cleansed? Jother. Ye cannot serve God and but where are the nine? There are mammon. Therefore I say
unto not found that returned to give you, Take no thought for your life, glory to God, save this stranger. what ye shall eat, or what ye shall And he said unto him, Arise, go drink; nor yet for your body, what thy way: thy faith hath made thee ye shall put on. Is not the life whole.
more than meat, and the body than
raiment? Behold the fowls of the to be strengthened with might by air: for they sow not, neither do his Spirit in the inner man; that they reap, nor gather into barns; Christ may dwell in your hearts by yet your heavenly Father feedeth faith; that ye, being rooted and them. Are ye not much better grounded in love, may be able to than they? Which of you, by taking comprehend, with all saints, what thought, can add one cubit unto his is the breadth, and length,and depth, stature? And why take ye thought and height; and to know the love for raiment? Consider the lilies of of Christ, which passeth knowthe field, how they grow: they toil ledge, that ye might be filled with all not, neither do they spin; and yet the fulness of God. Now unto him I say unto you, that even Solomon that is able to do exceeding abunin all his glory was not arrayed like dantly above all that we ask or one of these. Wherefore if God think, according to the power that so clothe the grass of the field, which worketh in us, unto him be glory to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into in the Church, by Christ Jesus, the oven; shall he not much more throughout all ages, world withclothe you, O ye of little faith? out end. Amen. Therefore take no thought, saying, The Gospel. St. Luke vii. 11. What shall we eat? or, What shall AND it came to pass the day afwe drink? or, Wherewithal shall ter, that Jesus went into a city we be clothed? (for after all these called Nain; and many of his discithings do the Gentiles seek :) for ples went with him, and much your heavenly Father knoweth that people. Now, when he came nigh ye have need of all these things, to the gate of the city, behold, there But seek ye first the kingdom of was a dead man carried out, the onGod, and his righteousness, and all ly son of his mother, and she was a these things shall be added unto you. widow: and much people of the Take therefore no thought for the city was with her. And when the morrow; for the morrow shall take Lord saw her, he had compassion thought for the things of itself: suffi- on her, and said unto her, Weep not. cient unto the day is the evil thereof.
The sixteenth Sunday after
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 LORD, we beseech thee, let delivered him to his mother. And thy continual pity cleanse and there came a fear on all: and they defend thy Church; and because it glorified God, saying, that a great cannot continue in safety without Prophet is risen up among us; and, thy succour, preserve it evermore that God hath visited his people. by thy help and goodness, through And this rumour of him went forth Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about.
The seventeenth Sunday after
The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13. 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 ORD, we pray thee, that thy whole family in heaven and earth grace may always prevent is named, that he would grant you, and follow us; and make us conaccording to the riches of his glory, tinually to be given to all good
unity of the Spirit in the bond of L lhy people grace to withstand
works, through Jesus Christ our up higher : then shalt thou have Lord. Amen.
worship in the presence of them The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1. that sit at meat with thee. For I
THEREFORE, the prisoner whosoever exalteth himself, shall
of the Lord, beseech you that be abased: and he that humbleth ye walk worthy of the vocation himself, shall be exalted. wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long
The eighteenth Sunday after suffering, forbearing one another in
Trinity. love; keep the
ORD, we beseech peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called the temptations of the world, the in one hope of your calling; one flesh, and the devil; and with pure Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one hearts and minds to follow thee, God and Father of all, who is above the only God, through Jesus Christ all, and through all, and in you all. our Lord. Amen. The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 1.
. T came to pass, as Jesus went THANK my God always on
your behalf, for the grace of chief Pharisees to eat bread, on God which is given you by Jesus the Sabbath-day, that they watch-Christ; that in every thing ye are ed him. And behold, there was a enriched by him, in all utterance, certain man before him, who had and in all knowledge ; even as the the dropsy. And Jesus answering testimony of Christ was confirmed spake unto the lawyers and Pha- in you. So that ye come behind risees, saying, Is it lawful to heal in no gift; waiting for the coming on the Sabbath-day? And they of our Lord Jesus Christ, who held their peace. And he took shall also confirm you unto the him, and healed him, and let him end, that ye may be blameless in go; and answered them, saying, the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. Which of you shall have an ass or The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 34. an ox fallen into not HEN Pharisees had pull him on the WH
had Sabbath-day? And they could not Sadducees to silence, they were answer him again to these things. gathered together. Then one of And he put forth a parable to those them, who was a lawyer, asked who were bidden, when he mark- him a question, tempting him, and ed how they chose out the chief saying, Master, which is the great rooms; saying unto them, When commandment in the law ? Jesus thou art bidden of any man to a said unto him, Thou shalt love the wedding, sit not down in the high-Lord thy God with all thy heart, est room, lest a more honourable and with all thy soul, and with all man than thou be bidden of him; thy mind : This is the first and and he that bade thee and him great commandment. And the come and say to thee, Give this second is like unto it, Thou shalt man place; and thou begin with love thy neighbour as thyself. On shame to take the lowest room. these two commandments hang all But when thou art bidden, go and the law and the prophets. While sit down in the lowest room ; that the Pharisees were gathered togewhen he that bade thee cometh, ther, Jesus asked them, saying, he may say unto thee, Friend, go What think ye of Christ? whose