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The twenty first Sunday after Trinity.

The Colleet. RANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace,

that they may be cleansed from all their fins, 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 against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against felh 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 breast-plate of righteousness; and your feet fhod 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 fupplication for all saints, and 'for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my inouth 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,

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PA RA P H R A S E. On the COLLECT for the one and twentieth Sunday after Trinity, O merciful Lord, we thy faithful servants implore thy forgiveness for our numerous transgressions, and intreat thee to bless us with tranquillity in all our circumstances of life ; that our fins may be absolved by thy remision of them, and that we may pay our constant devotion to thee, being free from all anxiety and disturbance; which favour we request for the Ake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen,

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The Gospel. St John iv. 46.
HERE was a certain nobleman, whose son was sick

at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him, that he would come down and heal his son ; for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except

. ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman faith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way, thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going 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 Judea into Galilee.

The twenty second Sunday after Trinity.

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in continual godliness, that through thy protection it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PA RA PHRASE. On the COLLECT for the two and twentieth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseech thee to preserve thy houshold the church in a conkant practice of holiness and virtue ; and likewise that thou wouldIt protect it from all calamities, so that it may glorify thy holy name, by all such virtuous actions :s ri} be expected from those who profess and call the relves cho

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The Epistle. Phil. i. 3. Thank my God upon every remembrance of you, (always in every prayer

every prayer of mine for you all, making request with joy) for your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now ; being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ; even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the Gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God

is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge, and in all judgment: That ye may approve things that are excellent, that ye may be sincere, and without offence till the day of Chrift: Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

the Gospel. St Matth. xviii. 21. ETER said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft shall my bro

ther sin against me, and I forgive him ? cill seven times ? Jesus faith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until leven times ; but until seventy times leven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would take account of his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, who owed him ten thousand talents. But foraimuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be fold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loofed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him an hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and befought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not ; but went and cast him into prison, till

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he should pay the debt. So when his fellow-fervants saw what was done, they were very forry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredft me: Shouldert not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-fervant, even as I had picy on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormenters, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if

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The twenty tbird Sunday after Trinity.

The ColleEl.
God, our refuge and strength, who art the author of

all godliness; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may obtain effectually, through Jeus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17. Rethren, be followers together of me, and mark them

who walk so, as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ; whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we looks for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall change

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PA RA PHRASE. Os the COLLECT for the three and 1 wentieth Sunday after Trinity. O God, our refuge in the day of trouble, (Psal. lix. 16.) our strength, (Pla' xivi. 1) who ait the source from whence all good and virtuoas 26.054 take ibeir rise, we beseech thee that thou would be plealed to Bive ear in the public devotions of this thy national church, she several Celos, Gt which now address themselves unto thee ; grant that tolet which we shall ak in faith, (James i. 6.) we may effe&tually obtain five of jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

The Gospel. St Matth. xxii. 15.
WHEN went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they

might entangle him in his talk, and they sent out unco him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Mafter, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardeft not the person of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why temps ye me, ye hypocrites ? Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he faith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæfars. Then faith he unto them, render therefore unto Cæsar, the things which are Cæsar's; and unto God, the things that are God's. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

The twenty fourth Sunday after Trinity.

The Colleet.
Lord, we beseech ihee, absolve thy people from their

offences ; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of those fins, which by our frailcy we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christs sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

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P A R A P H R A S E. On the COLLECT for the four and twentieth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseech thee to pardon the transgressions of thy humble servants, upon the fincere repentance of them ; so that by thy mercy and goodness the bonds of thofe fins, by which we are now fettered, may be unloored, and may be delivered from that slavery into which we have fallen, by the frailty of our nature ; grant this, O heavenly Father, for the sake of thy dear Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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