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and the prophets. While the Phari-give place to the devil. Let him that sees were gathered together, Jesus stole, steal no more ; but rather let asked them, saying, What think ye of him labor, working with his hands CHRIST? whose son is he? They the thing which is good, that he may say unto him. The son of David. He have to give to him that needeth. saith unto them, How then doth Da- Let no corrupt communication provid in spirit call him Lord, saying, ceed out of your mouth, but that The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit which is good to the use of edifyi.g, thou on my right hand, till I make that it may minister grace unto the thine enemies thy footstool ? If David hearers. And grieve not the Holy then call him Lord, how is he his SPIRIT of God, whereby, ye are son ? And no man was able to answer sealed unto the day of redemption. him a word, neither durst any man, Let all bitterness, and wrath, and from that day forth, ask him any anger, and clamor, and evil-speaking, more questions.

be put away from you, with all ma

lice. And be ye kind one to another, THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY tender-hearted, forgiving one another, AFTER TRINITY.

even as God for CARIST'S sake hath The Collect.

forgiven you. O GOD, forasmuch as without The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 1. thee we are not able to please thee; JESUS entered into a ship, and mercifully grant that thy Holy Spi. passed over, and came into his own Rit may in all things direct and rule city. And behold, they brought to our hearts, through Jesus CHRIST him a man sick of the palsy, lying our Lord. Amen.

on a bed.

And Jesus, seeing their The Epietle. Ephes. iv. 17.

faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, THIS I say therefore, and testify Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be

And behold, certain in the LORD, that ye henceforth walk forgiven thee. not as other Gentiles walk, in the of the scribes said within themselves, vanity of their mind; having the un.

This man blasphemeth. And JESUS derstanding darkened, being alienated knowing their thoughts, said, Where. from the life of God, through the fore think ye evil in your hearts ?

For whether is easier to say, Thy ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: who, sins be forgiven thee? or to say, being past feeling, have given them know that the Son of man hath pow

Arise, and walk? But that ye may selves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. he to the sick of the palsy) Arise,

er on earth to forgive sins, (then saith But ye have not so learned CHRIST; take

up thy bed, and go unto thine have been taught by him, as the house

. And he arose, and departed truth is in Jesus: that ye put off, tude saw it, they marvelled, and glo.

to his house. But when the multiconcerning the former conversation, rified God, who had given such the old man, which is

corrupt accord ing to the deceitful lusts ; and be re. power unto men. newed in the spirit of your mind :

THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY AFTER and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Where

The Collect. fore putting away lying, speak every

O ALMIGHTY and most merci. man truth with his neighbor: for we ful God, of thy bountiful goodness are members one of another. Be

ye keep us, we beseech thee, from al angry, and sin not : let not the sun things that may hurt us; that we, pe down upon your wrath: neither being ready both in body and soul,

TRINITY

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may cheerfully accomplish those when the king came in to see the things which

thou commandest, guests, he saw there a man who had through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. not on a wedding garment. And he Amen.

saith unto him, Friend, how camest The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15.

thou in hither, not having a wedding

And he was speechless. SEE then that ye walk circum- garment ? spectly, not as fools, but as wise, re- Bind him hand and foot, and take him

Then said the king to the servants, deeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not un- away, and cast him into outer darkwise, but understanding what the ness; there shall be_weeping and will of the LORD is.

And be not gnashing of teeth. For many are drunk with wine, wherein is excess;

called, but few are chosen. but be filled with the SPIRIT : speak.

THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY ing to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart

The Collect. to the LORD; giving thanks always GRANT, we beseech thee, me for all things unto God and the ciful LORD, to thy faithful people, FATHER, in the name of our Lord pardon and peace; that they may be JESUS CHRIST: submitting your cleansed from all their sins, and servo selves one to another in the fear of thee with a quiet mind, through JEGOD.

SUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen The Gospel St. Matt. xxii. 1. The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10. JESUS said, the kingdom of hea- MY brethren, be strong in the ven is like unto a certain king, who LORD, and in the power of his miglit. made a marriage for his son ; and Put on the whole armor of God, that sent forth his servants to call them ye may be able to stand against the that were bidden to the wedding : wiles of the devil

. For we wrestlo and they would not come. Again, not against flesh and blood, but he sent forth other servants, saying, against principalities, against powers, Tell them who are bidden, Behold, 1 against the rulers of the darkness of have prepared my dinner: my oxen this world, against spiritual wickedand my fatlings are killed, and all ness in high places. Wherefore take things are ready: come unto the unto you the whole armor of God, marriage. But they made light of that ye may be able to withstand in it, and went their ways, one to his the evil day, and having done all, to farm, another to his merchandize : stand. Stand therefore, having your and the remnant took his servants, loins girt about with truth; and hav. and entreated them spitefully, anding on the breast-plate of righteousslew them. But when the king ness; and your feet shod with the heard thereof, he was wroth: and he preparation of the Gospel of peace; sent forth his armies, and destroyed above all, taking the shield of faith, Nose murderers, and burnt up their wherewith ye shall be able to quench city. Then saith he to his servants, all the fiery darts of the wicked. The wedding is ready, but they who And take the helmet of salvation, and were bidden were not worthy. Go the sword of the Spirit, which is the ye therefore into the highways, and word of God: praying always with as many as ye shall find, bid to the all prayer and supplication in the inarriage. So those servants went Spirit

, and watching thereunto with out into the highways, and gathered all perseverance, and supplication for together all, as many as they found, all saints; and for me, that utterance both bad and gnod: and the wedding may be given unto me, that I may was furnished with guests. And lopen my mouth boldly, to make

known the mystery of the Gospel; thing, that he who hath begun a good for which I am an arnbassador in work in you, will perform it until the bonds; that therein I may speak day of Jesus CHRIST; even as it is boldly, as I ought to speak.

meet for me to think this of you all, The Gospel. St. John iv. 46.

because I have you in my heart, inTHERE was a certain nobleman, the defence and confirmation of the

asmuch as both in my bonds, and in whose son was sick at Capernaum. Gospel, ye all are partakers of When he heard that Jesus was

my come out of Judea into Galilee, he grace. For God is my record, how went unto him, and besought hiin, greatly I long after you all in the that he would come down and heal bowels of Jesus Christ. And this

I his son ; for he was at the point of

pray, that your love may abound death. Then said Jesus unto him, yet more and more in knowledge, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye

and in all judgment: that ye may will not believe. The nobleman saith approve things that are excellent,

that unto him, Sir, come down ere my offence till the day of Christ; being

ye may be sincere, and without child die. Jesus saith unto him, filled with the fruits of righteousness, Go thy way, thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jes which are by Jesus CHRIST, unto sus had spoken unto him, and he

the glory and praise of God. went his way. And as he was now The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 21. going down, his servants met him,

PETER said unto Jesus, Lord, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then inquired he of them the hour

how oft shall my brother sin against when he began to amend: and they tiines ? Jesus saith unto him, I say

me, and I forgive him? till seven said unto him, Yesterday, at the seventh hour, the fever left him. So not unto thee, until seven times : but

antil the father knew that it was at the

seventy times seven. Therefore same hour in the which Jesus said

is the kingdom of heaven likened unto him, Thy son liveth; and him unto a certain king, who would take

account of his servants. And when self believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that

he had begin to reckon, one was Jesus did, when he was come out brought unto him, who owed him ten of Judea into Galilee.

thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord command.

ed him to be sold, and his wife and THE TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY

children, and all that he had, and AFTER TRINITY.

payment to be made. The servant The Collect.

therefore fell down and worshipped LORD, we beseech thee to keep him, saying, Lord, have patience thy household the Church in con- with me, and I will pay thee all. tinual godliness; that, through thy Then the lord of that servant was protection, it may be free from all moved with compassion, and loosed adversities, and devoutly given to him, and forgave him the debt. But serve thee in good works, to the glory the same servant went out, and found of thy name, through Jesus CHRIST one of his fellow-servants, who owed our Lord. Amen.

him a hundred pence; and he laid The Epistle. Phil. i. 3. hands on him, and took him by the I THANK my God upon every throat, saying, Pay me that thou remembrance of you (always in every owest.

And his fellow-seryant fell prayer of mine for you all making down at his feet, and besought him, request with joy) for your fellowship saying, Have patience with me, and in the Gospel from the first day until I will pay thee all. And he would now; being confident of this very I not; but went and cast him into pri

Tell us,

Bon, till he should pay the debt. Sogle him in his talk. And they sent when his fellow-servants saw what out unto him their disciples, with the was done, they were very sorry, and Herodians, saying, Master, we know came and told unto their lord all that that thou art true, and teachest the was done. Then his lord, after that way of God in truth, neither carest be had called him, said unto him, Othou for any man; for thou regardest thou wicked servant, I forgave thee not the person of mer.. all that debt, because thou desiredst therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it me : shouldest not thou also have had lawful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or compassion on thy fellow-servant, not? But Jesus perceived their even as I had pity on thee? And his wickedness, and said, Why tempt lord was wroth, and delivered him to ye me, ye hypocrites ? Show me the the tormentors, till he should pay all tribute-money. And they brought that was due unto him. So likewise unto him a penny. And he saith shall my heavenly Father do also unto them, Whose is this image and unto you, if ye, from your hearts, superscription? They say unto him, forgive not every one his brother Cæsar's. Then saith he unto them, their trespasses.

Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's; and unto

God the things that are God's THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY

When they had heard these words, AFTER TRINITY.

they marvelled, and left him, and The Collect.

went their way. O GOD, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godli. THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY ness; be ready, we beseech thee, to

AFTER TRINITY. hear the devout prayers of thy

The Collect. rch; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may solve thy people from their offences ;

O LORD, we beseech thee, ab. obtain effectually, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.

that, through thy bountiful goodness,

we may all be delivered from the The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17.

bands of those sins which by our BRETHREN, be followers to- frailty we have committed : Grant gether of me, and mark them who this, O heavenly Father, for JESUS walk so, as ye have us for an ensam. CHRIST'S sakė, our blessed Lord ple. (For many walk, of whom I and Saviour. Amen. have told you often, and now tell you

The Epistle, Col. i. 3. even weeping, that they are the ene. mies of the cross of CHRIST; whose

WE give thanks to God, and the end is destruction, whose god is their Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Selly, and whose glory is in their praying always for you, since we shaine, who mind earthly things.) sus, and of the love which ye have

heard of your faith in CHRIST JE. For our conversation is in heaven, from whence also we look for the Say! Ito all the saints; for the hope which

is laid iour, the Lord Jesus CHRIST; who

up

for you in heaven, whereof shall change our vile body, that it ye heard before in the word of the may be fashioned like unto his glori. unto you, as it is in all the world,

truth of the Gospel; which is come ous body, according to the working, and bringeth forth fruit

, as it doth whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

also in you, since the day ye heard

of it, and knew the grace of God in The Gospel St. Matt. xxii. 15.

truth. As ye also learned of Epa. THEN went the Pharisees, and phras, our dear fellow-servant, who look counsel how they might entan.lis for you a faithful minister of CHRIST; who also declared unto us ple; that they plenteously bringing your love in the spirit. For this forth the fruit of good works, may cause we also, since the day we heard by thee be plenteously rewarded, it, do not cease to pray for you, and through Jesus CHRIST our Lord. to desire that ye might be filled with Amen. the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding : BEHOLD, the days come, saith the

For the Epistle. Jer. xxiii. 5. that ye might walk worthy of the LORD unto all pleasing, being fruitful LORD, that I will raise unto David a in every good work, and increasing righteous branch

; and a king shall ened with all might , according to his judgment and

justice in the earth.

In his days, Judah shall be saved, glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering, with joyfulness; giv. this is his name whereby he shall be

and Israel shall dwell safely: and ing thanks unto the FATHER, who hath made us meet to be partakers of called, THE LØRD OUR RIGHTE. the inheritance of the saints in light. days come, saith the LORD, that

they

Therefore, behold, the The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 18.

shall no more say, The LORD liveth, WHILE Jesus spake these things who brought up the children of Israel unto John's disciples, behold, there out of the land of Egypt; but, The came a certain ruler, and worshipped LORD liveth, who brought up, and him, saying, My daughter is even who led the seed of the house of now dead; but come and lay thy Israel out of the north country, and hand upon her, and she shall live from all countries whither I had And Jesus arose, and followed him, driven them; and they shall dwell and so did his disciples. (And be in their own land. hold, a woman, which was diseased

The Gospel. St. John vi. 5. with an issue of blood twelve years,

WHEN JESUS then lift up his came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: for she said eyes, and saw a great company come within herself, If I may but touch his

unto him, he saith unto Philip, garment; I shall be whole. But Je. Whence shall we buy bread, that sus turned him about, and when he these may eat? (and this he said to saw her, he said, Daughter, be of prove him; for he himself knew good comfort , thy faith hath made ed him, Two hundred penny-worth

what he would do.) Philip answer. thee whole. And the woman was of bread is not sufficient for them, made whole from that hour.) And that every one of them may take a when Jesus came into the ruler's little. One of his disciples, Andrew, house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, he said unto him, There is a lad here, who hath

Simon Peter's brother, saith unto them, Give place, for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laugh. fishes; but what are they among so

five barley-loaves, and two small ed him to scorn. But when the ple were put forth, he went in, and many? And Jesus said, Make the took her by the hand, and the 'maid men sit down. Now there was much And the fame hereof went down, in number about five thousand,

grass in the place. So the men sat abroad into all that land.

And 'JESUS took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the dis

ciples to them that were set down, The Collect.

and likewise of the fishes, as much STIR up, we beseech thee, O as they would. When they were LORN, the wills of thy faithful peo filled, he said unto his disciples,

arose.

THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY

AFTER TRINITY.

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