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love him because he first lovedus.(may testify unto them, lest they Ifa man say, I love God, and ha- also come into this place of topleth his brother, he is a liar: for he ment. Abraham saith unto him, that loveth not bis brother, whom They have Moses and the Prohe hath seen, how can he love phets; let them hear them. And God, whom he hath not seen ? he said, Nay, father Abraham; And this commandment have we but if one went unto them from from him, that he who loveth the dead, they will repent. And God, love his brother also. he said unto him, If they hear not The Gospel. St. Luke, svi. 19. Moses and the Prophets, neither THERE was a certaio rich man, will they be persuaded, though

who was clothed in purple one rose from the dead. and fine linen, and fared

sumptu: The second Sunday after Trinity. ously every day. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus,

The Collect. who was laid at his gate, full of Lord, who never failest to sores; and desiring to be fed help and govern those whom with the crumbs which fell from thou dost bring up in thy steadfast the rich man's table : moreover, fear and love; keep us, we beseech the dogs came and licked his sores. thee, under the protection of thy And it came to pass that the beg- good providence, and make us to gar died, and was carried by the have a perpetual fear and love of angels into Abraham's bosom : thy holy name, through Jesus the rich man also died, and was Christ our Lord. Amen. buried : and in bell he lifted up The Epislle. 1 Jolin, iii. 13. his eyes, being in torments, and MARVEL not, my brethren, seeth Abraham afar off, and La- if the world hate you. We zarus in his bosom. And he cried, know that we have passed from and said, Father Abraham, have death unto life, because we love mercy on me, and send Lazarus, the brethren. He that loveth not that he may dip the tip of his fin- his brother, abideth in death. ger in water, and cool my tongue; Whosoever hateth his brother, for I am tormented in this flame. is a murderer: and ye know that But Abraham said, Son, remem- no murderer hath eternal life ber that thou in thy life-time re-abiding in him. Herehy perceive ceivedst thy good things, and like we the love of God, because he wise Lazarus evil things; but now laid down his life for us : and we he is comforted, and thou art tor-fought to lay down our lives for mented. And besides all this, the brethren. But whoso hath between us and you there is a this world's good, and seeth his great gulph fixed: so that they brother have need, and shutteth who would pass from bence to up his bowels of compassion from you cannot; neither can they pass him; how dwelleth the love of to as that would comefrom thence. God in him ? My little children, Then he said, I pray thee there- let us not love in word, neither in fore, father, that thou wouldest tongue : but in deed, and in truth. send him to my father's house. And hereby we know that we are for I have five brethren: that he of the trutb, and shall assure onr

And supper.

hearts before him. For if our ways and hedges, and compel heart condemn us, God is great-them to come in, that my house er than our heart, and knoweth may be filled : for I say unto you, all things. Beloved, if our heart that none of those men which condemn us not, then have we were bidden shall taste of my confidence towards God. whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his com- The third Sunday after Trinity. mandments, and do those things

The Collect. that are pleasing in his sight. And O Lord, we beseech thee mer. this is his commandment, That cifully to hear us ; and grant we should believe on the name of that we, to whom thou hast given his Son Jesus Christ, and love one an hearty desire to pray, may, another, as he gave us command-by thy mighty aid, be defended ment. And be that keepeth his and comforted in all dangers and commandments, dwelleth in him, adversities, through Jesus Christ and he in him: and hereby we our Lord. Amen. know that he abideth in us, by the The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, v. 5. Spirit which he hath given us. ALL of you be subject one to

The Gospel. St. Luke, xiv. 16. another, and be clothed with A Certain man made a great humility: For God resisteth the

supper, and bade many; and proud, and giveth grace to the sent his servant' at supper time, humble. Humble yourselves to say to them that were bidden, therefore under the mighty hand Come for all things are now ready. of God, that he may exalt you in And they all with one consent be- due time: casting all your care gan to make excuse : The first upon him ; for he careth for you. said unto him, I have bought a Be sober, be vigilant; because piece of gronnd, and I must needs your adversary the devil, as a go and see it; I pray thee have roaring lion, walketh about, seekme excused : And another said, I ing whom he may devour: wbom have bought five yoke of oxen, resist, steadfast in the faith; knowand I go to prove them; I pray ing that the same afilictions are thee have me excused : And an- accomplished in your brethren other said, I have married a wife, that are in the world. But the and therefore I cannot come. So God of all grace, who hath called that servant came, and showed bislas unto his eternal glory by Christ lord these things. Then the mas- Jesus, after that ye have suffered ter of the house, being angry, a while, make you perfect, stasaid to his servant, Go out quickly blish, strengthen, settle you. To into the streets and lanes of the bim be glory and dominion for eity, and bring in hither the poor, ever and ever. Amen. and the maimed, and the halt. The Gospel. St. Luke, xv.1. and the blind. And the servant THEN drew near unto him all said, Lord, it is done as thou hast the publicans and sinners for commanded, and yet there is to hear him. And the Pharisees room. And the lord said unto and Scribes murmured. saying, the servant, Go out into the high- This man receiveth sinners, and

eateth with them. And he spakej worthy to be compared with the this parable unto them, saying, glory which shall be revealed in What man of you having an hun- us. For the earnest expectation dred sheep, if he lose one of them, of the creature waiteth for the doth not leave the ninety and manifestation of the sons of God. nine in the wilderness, and go af- For the creature was made subter that which is lost, until he find ject to vanity, not willingly, but it? And when he hath found it, he by reason of him who hath sublayeth it on his shoulders, rejoic-jected the same in hope: because ing. And when he cometh home, the creature itself also shall be he calleth together bis friends and delivered from the bondage of neighbours, sayiug unto them, corruption, into the glorious liRejoice with me, for I have found berty of the children of God. For my sbeep which was lost. I say we know that the whole creation unto you, that likewise joy shall groaneth, and travaileth in pain be in heaven over one sinner that together until now: And not only repenteth, more than over ninety they, but ourselves also, which and nine just persons, which need have the first fruits of the Spirit, no repentance Either what wo- even we ourselves groan within man having ten pieces of silver, ourselves, waiting for the adopif she lose one piece, doth nottion, to wit, the redemption of light a candle, and sweep the our body. house, and seek diligently till The Gospel. St. Luke, vi. 36. she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends BE ye therefore merciful, as and ber neighbours together, say.

your Father also is merciful. ing, Rejoice with me, for I have Judge not, and ye shall not be found the piece which I had lost. Ishall not be condemned: forgive,

judged: condemn not, and ye Likewise, I say unto you, there and ye shall be forgiven: give, is joy in the presence of the An- and it shall be given unto you; gels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

good measure, pressed down, and

shaken together, and running The fourth Sunday after Trinity. over, shall men give into your The Collect.

bosom. For with the same meaO God, the protector of all that sure that ye mete withal, it shall

trust in thee, without whom be measured to you again. And he nothing is strong, nothing is boly; spake a parable unto them: Can increase and multiply upon us the blind lead the blind? shall they thy mercy; that thou being our not both fall into the ditch? The ruler and guide, .we may so disciple is not above his master; pass through things temporal, but every one that is perfect shali that we finally lose not the things be as his master. And why beholdeternal : Grant this, O heavenly est thou the mote that is in thy Father, for Jesus Christ's sake brother's eye, but perceivest not our Lord. Amen.

the beam that is in thine own eye? The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18. Either how canst thou say to thy ] Reckon that the sufferings brother. Brother; let me pull out

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when thou thyself beholdest' not ships standing by the lake ; but the beam that is in thine own the fishermen were gone out of eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out them, and were washing their first the beam out of thine own nets. And he entered into one eye, and then shalt thou see of the ships, which was Simon's, clearly to pull out the mote that and prayed him that he would is in thy brother's eye.

thrust out a little from the land :

and he sat down, and taught the The fifth Sunday after Trinity. people ont of the ship. Now The Collect.

when he had left speaking, he said GRANT, O Lord, we beseech unto Simon, Launch out into the

tee, that the course of this deep, and let down your nets for world may be so peaceably or- a draught. And Simon answer. dered by thy governance, that ing, said unto him, Master, we thy Church may joyfully serve have toiled all the night, and have thee in all godly quietness through taken nothing; nevertheless, at Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. thy word I will let down the net.

The Epistle. 1. St. Peter, iii. 8. And when they had this done, BE ye all of one mind, having they enclosed a great multitude

compassion one of another; of fishes, and their net brake. And love as brethren, be pitiful, be they beckoned unto their partners courteous; not rendering evil for which were in the other ship, that evil, or railing for railing ; but they should come and help them. contrariwise, blessing; knowing And they came, and filled both that ye are thereunto called, that the ships : so that they began to ye slould inherit a blessing. For sink. When Simon Peter saw it, heihat will love life, and see good he fell down at Jesus' knees, saydays. let him refram bis tongue ing, Depart from me, for I am a from evil, and lis lips that they sinful man, O Lord. For he was speak no guile: Let him eschew astonished, and all that were with evil. and do good; let liin seek bim, at the draught of the fishes peace, and ensue it: For the eyes which they had taken ; and so of the Lord are over the righte-was also James and John the sons ous, and his ears are open unto of Zebedee, which were partners their prayers: but the face of the with Simon. And Jesus said unto Lord is against them that do evil. Simon, Fear not; from henceAnd who is he that will harm you, fortli thou shalt catch men And if ye be followers of that which when they had brought their is good ? Bat and if ye suffer for ships to land, they forsook all, righieousness sake, happy are ye: and followed him. and be not afraid of their terror, meither he troubled ; but sanctify The sixth Sunday after Trinity. the Lord God in your hearts.

The Collect. The Gospel. St. Luke, v.1. O God, who hast prepared for

came to pass, that as the peo- those who love thee, such pole pressed upon him to hear good things as pass man's underthe word of God, he stood by the standing ; pour into our hearts

ke of Gennesaret, and saw two such love towards thee, that we,


loving thee above all things, may cause, shall be in danger of the obtain thy promises, which exceed judgment: and whosvever shall all that we can desire, through say to his brother, Raca, shall be Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. in danger of the council: but

The Epistle. Rom. vi. 3. whosoever shall say, Thou fool, KNOW ye not that so many of shall be in danger of bell fire.

us as were baptized into Jesus Therefore, if thou bring thy gift Christ, were baptized into bis to the altar, and there rememberdeath? Therefore we are buried est that tiy brother hath aught with him by baptism into death ; against thee, leave there thy gift that like as Christ was raised up b: fore the altar, and go thy way, from the dead by the glory of the first he reconciled to thy brother, Father, even so we also should and ihen come and offer thy gift. walk in newness of life. · For if Agree with thine adversary quickwe have been planted togetherly, whilst thou art in the way in the likeness of his death, we with him; lest at any time the shall be also in the likeness of his adversary deliver thee to the resurrection : Koowing this, that judge, and the judge deliver thee our old man is crucified with bim. to the officer, and thou be cast that the body of sin might be de- into prison. Verily I say unto stroyed, that henceforthi we should thee, thou shalt by no not serve sin. For he that is dead, come out thence, until thou hast is freed from sin. Now if we be paid the uttermost farthing. dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him; know. The seventh Sunday after Trinity. ing that Christ being raised from

The Collect. the dead, dieth no more ; death LORD of all power and might, bath no more dominionoer him. who art the author and giver For in that he died, he died unto of all good things; graft in our sin once; but in that he liveth. hearts the love of thy name, inhe liveth unto God. Likewise crease in us true religion, nourish reckon ye also yourselves to be us with all goodness, and of thy dead indeed unto sin ; but alive great mercy keep us in the same, unto God, through Jesus Christ through Jesus Christ our Lord. our Lord.

Amen. The Gospel. St. Matt. v. 20. The Epistle. Rom. vi. 19. JESUS said unto his disciples, I Speak after the manner of

Except your righteousness men, because of the infirmity shall exceed the righteousness of of your flesh: for as ye have yieldthe Scribes and Pharisees, ye ed your members servants to unshall in no case enter into the cleanness, and to iniquity, unto kingdom of heaven. Ye have iniquity ; even so now yield your heard that it was said by them of members servants to righteousold time, Thou shalt not kill; and ness, unto holiness. For when whosoever shall kill, shall be in ye were the servants of sin, ye danger of the judgment. But I were free from righteousness. say unto you, that whosoever is What fruit had ye then in those angry with his brother without a things, whereof ye are now asham

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