Pagina-afbeeldingen
PDF
ePub
[ocr errors]

TRINITY.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. xv. 1. went down to his hous

he BRETHREN, I declare unto you ther than the other : f the Gospel which I preached unto that exalteth himself, sha.. you, which also ye have received, and he that humbleth himselt, and wherein ye stand; by which also be exalted. ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye

THE TWELFTH SUNDAY AFTER have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all, that

The Collect. which I also received, how that ALMIGHTY and everlasting Christ died for our sins, according God, who art always more ready to to the Scriptures; and that he was hear than we to pray, and art wont buried; and that he rose again the to give more that either we desire or third day, according to the Scrip-deserve ; pour down upon us the tures; and that he was seen of Ce abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us phas; then of the twelve: after that, those things whereof our conscience he was seen of above five hundred is afraid, and giving us those good brethren at once; of whom the greater things which we are not worthy to part remain unto this present; but ask, but through the merits and mesome are fallen asleep. After that he diation of JESUS CHRIST thy Son our was seen of James ; tben of all the Lord. Amen. apostles: and last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4. time. For I am the least of the SUCH trust have we through apostles, that am not meet to be called CHŘIST to God ward: not that we an apostle, because I persecuted the are sufficient of ourselves to think Church of God. But, by the grace any thing as of ourselves; but our of God, I am what I aw; and his sufficiency is of God. Who also grace, which was bestowed upon me, hath made us able ministers of the was not in vain; but I labored more New Testament; not of the letter, but abundantly than they all; yet not I, of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the grace of God which was with but the Spirit giveth life. But if the me. Therefore, whetner it were I, ministration of death, written and enor they, so we preach, and so ye begraven in stones, was glorious, so that lieved.

the children of Israel could not stead. The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 9.

fastly behold the face of Moses for the

glory of his countenance, which glory JESUS spake this parable unto was to be done away; how shall not certain which trusted in themselves the ministraticn of the Spirit be rather that they were righteous, and de- glorious ? For if the ministration of spised others: Two men went up condemnation be glory, much more into the temple to pray; the one a doth the ministration of righteousness Pharisee, and the other a Publican. exceed in glory. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: God, I thank thee, The GospelSt. Mark vii. 31. that I am not as other men åre, ex- JESUS, departing from the coasts tortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even of Tyre and Sidon, came unto the sea as this Publican: I fast twice in the of Galilee, through the midst of the week, I give tithes of all that I pos. casts of Decapolis, and they bring Bess. And the Publican standing unto him one that was deaf, and had afar off, would not lift up so much as an impediment in his speech; and his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon they beseech him to put his hand

And he took him aside his breast, saying, God be merciful upon him. to me a sinner.

I tell you, this man from the multitude, and

put

his fin.

gers into his ears, and he spit, and I have been by the law. But the touched his tongue; and looking up Scripture hath concluded all under to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto sin, that the promise, by faith of him, Ephphatha, that is, be opened. Jesus CHRIST, might be given to And straightway his ears were open them that beliere. ed, and the string of his tongne was loosed, and he spake plain. And he

The Gospel. St. Luke x. 23. charged then that they should tell no BLESSED are the eyes which see man: but the more he charged them, the things that ye see: for I tell you, so much the inore a great deal they that many prophets and kings have published it; and were beyond mea. desired to see those things which ye sure astonished, saying, He hath see, and have not seen them; and to done all things well; he maketh both hear those things which ye hear, and the deaf to hear, and the dumb to have not heard them. And behold a speak.

certain lawyer stood up, and tempted

him, saying, Master, what shall I do THE THIRTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER to inherit eternal life? He said unto TRINITY.

him, What is written in the law ? The Collect.

How readest thou? And he answerALMIGHTY and merciful God, ing said, Thou shalt love the LORD of whose only gift it cometh that thy with all thy soul, and with all thy

thy God with all thy heart, and faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; grant, we heseech strength, and with all thy mind; and

And he thee, that we may so faithfully serve thy neighbor as thyself. thee in this life, that we fail not final. said unto him, Thou hast answered ly to attain thy heavenly promises, But he, willing to justify himself,

right: this do, and thou shalt live. through the merits of Jesus CHRIST said unto Jesus, and who is my our Lord. Amen.

neighbor ? And Jesus answering The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16.

said, A certain man went down from TO Abraham and his seed were Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among the promises made. He saith not, thieves, which stript him of his rai. And to seeds, as of many; but as ment, and wounded him, and departof one, And to thy seed, which is ed, leaving him half dead. And by CHRIST. And this I sa';', that the chance there came down a certain covenant that was confirmed before Priest that way; and when he saw of God in CHRIST, the law, which him, he passed by on the other side. was four hundred and thirty years And likewise a Levite, when he was after, cannot disannul, that it should at the place, came and looked on him, make the promise of none effect. For and passed by on the other side. But if the inheritance be of the law, it is a certain Samaritan, as he journey. no more of promise; bnt God gave ed, came where he was: and when it to Abraham by promise. Where. he saw him, he had compassion on fore then serveth the law? It was him, and went to him, and bound up added becanse of transgressions, till his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; the seed should come to whom the and set him on his own beast, and promise was made; and it was or. brought him into an inn, and took dained by angels in the hand of a care of him. And on the morrow, mediator. Now a mediator is not a when he departed, he took out two mediator of one ; but God is one. Is pence, and gave them to the host, the law then against the promises of and said unto him, Take care of him; God? God forbid; for if there had and whatsoever thou spendest more, been a law given which could have when I come again, I will repay given life, verily righteousness should 'thee. Which now of these three,

THE FIFTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER

thinkest thou, was neighbor unto on us. And when he saw them, he him that fell among the thieves ? And said unto them, Go show yourselves he said, He that showed mercy on unto the priests. And it came to him. Then said Jesus unto him, pass, that, as they went, they were Go, and do thou likewise.

cleansed. And one of them, when he

saw that he was healed, turned back, THE FOURTEENTH SUNDAY and with a loud voice glorified God, AFTER TRINITY.

and fell down on his face at his feet, The Collect.

giving him thanks : and he was a

Samaritan. ALMIGHTY and everlasting

And Jesus answering God, give unto us the increase of said, Were there not ten cleansed; faith, hope, and charity ; and that we not found that returned to give glory

but where are the nine? There are may obtain that which thou dost pro to God, save this stranger. And he thou dost command, throngh Jesus said unto him, Arise, go thy way: CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

thy faith hath made thee whole. The Epistle. Gal. v. 16. I SAY then, Walk in the Spirit,

TRINITY and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the

The Collect. flesh. For the flesh lusteth against

KEEP, we heseech thee, O LORD, the Spirit, and the Spirit against the thy Church with thy perpetual mer. flesh;

and these are contrary the one cy: and because the frailty of man to the other; so that ye cannot do the without thee cannot but fall, keep us things that ye would. But if ye be ever by thy help from all things led by the Spirit, ye are not under hurtful, and lead us to all things the law. Now the works of the flesh profitable to our salvation, through are manifest, which are these, Adul. Jesus Christ our Lord." Amen. tery, fornication, uncleanness, lasci. viousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred,

The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. variance, emulations, wrath, strife

, written unto you with mine own

YE see how large a letter I have seditions, heresies, envyings, mur. ders, drunkenness, revellings, and hand. As many as desire to make a such like : of the which I tell you be fair show in the flesh, they constrain fore, as I have also told you in time you to be circumcised; only lest they past, that they who do such things, should suffer persecution for the shall not inherit the kingdom of cross of Christ. For neither they GOD. But the fruit of the Spirit themselves who are circumcised keep is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, the law; but desire to have you cirgentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, cumcised, that they may glory in temperance: agaist such there is no your flesh. But God forbid that I law And they that are Christ's should glory, save in the cross of have crucified the flesh, with the af. our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom fections and lusts.

the world is crucified unto me, and I

unto the world. For in CHRIST The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 11.

Jesus neither circumcision availeth AND it came to pass, as Jesus any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a

And went to Jerusalem, that he passed new creature. as many as through the midst of Samaria and walk according to this rulc, peace be Galilee. And as he entered into a on them, and mercy, and upon the certain village, there met him ten Israel of God. From henceforth let men that were lepers, who stood afar no man trouble me, for. I bear in off.

And they lifted up their voices, my body the marks of the Lord Je. and said, Jesus, Masicr, have mercy sus.

Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus CHRIST be with your cor, preserve it evermore by thy spirit. Amen.

help and goodness, through JESUS

CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 24.
NO man can serve two masters : The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13.
for either he will hate the one, and

I DESIRE that ye faint not at my love the other; or else he will hold

tribulations for you, which is your to the one, and despise the other. glory. For this cause I bow my Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore 1 say unto you, Take no JESUS CHRIST, of whom the whole

knees unto the Father of our Lord thought for your life, what ye shall eat , or what ye shall drink; nor yet that he would grant you, according to

family in heaven and earth is named, for your body, what ye shall put on.

the riches of his glory, to be strength. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment ? -Behold the ened with might by his SPIRIT in fowls of the air : for they sow not, dwell in your hearts by faith ; that

the inner man; that CHRIST may neither do they reap, nor gather into parns; yet your heavenly Father ye, being rooted and grounded in love, feedeth them.

Are ye not much bet. may be able to comprehend, with ter than they? Which of you, by tak- all saints, what is the breadth, and ing thought, can add one cubit unto length, and depth, and height; and

to know the love of CHRIST, which his stature ? And why take

ye thought for raiment ? Consider the passeth knowledge, that ye might be

filled with all the fulness of God. lilies of the field, how they grow: Now unto him that is able to do exthey toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you,

that even

ceeding abundantly above all that we Solomon in all his glory was not ar. that worketh in is, unto him be glo

ask or think, according to the power rayed like one of these. Wherefore if GOD SO

clothe the grass of the ry in the Church, by CHRIST Jesus, field, which to-day is, and to-morrow

throughout all

ages, world without

end. Amen. is cast into the oven; shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little The Gospel. St. Luke yii. 11. faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat ? or, What that Jesus

went into a city called

AND it came to pass the day after, shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed ? (for after all Nain; and many of his disciples these things do the Gentiles seek: Now, when he came nigh to the gate

went with him, and much people. for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

of the city, behold, there was a dead But seek ye first the kingdom of man carried out, the only son of his God, and his righteousness, and all mother, and she was a widow: and these things shall be added unto you. And when the LORD saw her, he had

much people of the city was with her. Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take compassion on her, and said unto her, thought for the things of itself: suffi.

Weep not. And he came and touchcient unto the day is the evil thereof. ed the bier, (and they that bare him

stood still,) and he said, Young man, THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER

I say unto thee, Arise. And he thai was dead sat up, and began to speak :

and he delivered him to his mother. The Collect.

And there came a fear on all : and O LORD, we beseech thee, let they glorified God, saying, that a thy continual pity cleanse and defend great prophet is risen up among us; thy Church; and because it cannot and, that God hath visited his people continue in safety without thy suc- And this rumor of him went forth

TRINITY.

throughout all Judea, and throughout and thou begin with shame to take all the region round about.

the lowest room. But when thou art

bidden, go and sit down in the lowest THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY room ; that when he that bade thee AFTER TRINITY.

cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, The Collect.

go up higher : then shalt thou have LORD, we pray thee, that thy worship in the presence of them that

sit at meat with thee. For whosograce may always prevent and follow us; and make us continually to be ever exalteth himself, shall be abased : given to all good works, through

JE- and he that humbleth himself, shall

be exalted. SUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1.

THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY I THEREFORE, the prisoner of

AFTER TRINITY. the LORD, beseech

you
that ye walk

The Collect. worthy of the vocation wherewith ye

LORD, we beseech thee, grant thy are called, with all lowliness and meeko people grace to withstand the temptaness, with long-suffering, forbearing tions of the world, the flesh, and the one another in love; endeavoring to devil; and with pure hearts and keep the unity of the Spirit in the minds to follow thee, the only God, bond of peace. There is one body, through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. and one Spirit, even as ye are called Amen, in one hope of your calling; one LORD, one faith, one baptism, one

The Epistle. I Cor. i. 4. God and Father of all, who is above I THANK my God always on all, and through all, and in you all. your behalf, for the grace of God The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 1.

which is given you by JESUS

CHRIST; that in every thing ye are IT came to pass, as Jesus went into enriched by him, in all utterance, the house of one of the chief Pharisees and in all knowledge ; even as the to eat bread, on the Sabbath-day, that testimony of CHRIST was confirmed they watched him. And behold, there in you. So that ye come behind ir was a certain man before him, who no gift; waiting for the coming ou had the dropsy. And JESUS an. our Lord JESUS CHRIST, who shall swering spake unto the Lawyers and also confirm you unto the end, that Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal ye may be blameless in the day of on the Sabbath-day? And they held our Lord Jesus Christ. their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go; and an.

The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 34. swered them, saying, Which of you WHEN the Pharisees had heard shall have an ass or an ox fallen into that Jesus had put the Sadducees to a pit, and will not straightway pull silence, they were gathered together. him out on the Sabbath-day? And Then one of them, who was a lawyer, they could not answer him again to asked him a question, tempting him, these things. And he put forth a and saying, Master, which is the parable to those who were bidden, great commandment in the law ? JE. when he marked how they chose out sus said unto him, Thou shalt love the chief rooms; saying unto them, the LORD thy God with all thy When thou art bidden of any man heart, and with all thy soul, and with to a wedding, sit not down in the all thy mind : This is the first and highest room, lest a more honorable great commandment. And the seman than thou be bidden of him; and cond is like unto it, Thou shalt love he that bade thee and him come and thy neighbor as thyself. On these say to thee, Give ibis man place ;ltwo commandments hang all the law

ܪ

« VorigeDoorgaan »