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THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY
came in to see the guests, he with the preparation of the saw there a man who had not Gospel of peace; above all, on a wedding garment. And taking the shield of faith, he saith unto him, Friend, how wherewith ye shall be able to camest thou in hither, not quench all the fiery darts of the having a wedding garment ? wicked. And take the helmet And he was speechless. Then of salvation, and the sword of said the king to the servants, the Spirit, which is the word Bind him hand and foot, and of God: praying always with take him away, and cast him all prayer and supplication in into outer darkness: there shall the Spirit, and watching therebe weeping and gnashing of unto with all perseverance, and teeth. For many are called, supplication for all saints; and but few are chosen.
for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the
Gospel ; for which I am an The Collect.
ambassador in bonds: that GRANT, we beseech thee, therein I may speak boldly, as merciful LORD, to thy faithful I ought to speak. people, pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all The Gospel. St. John iv. 46. their sins, and serve thee with THERE was a certain nobleà quiet mind, through JESUS man, whose son was sick at CHRIST our Lord. Amen. Capernaum. When he heard
that JESUS was come out of The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10. Judea into Galilee, he went
MY brethren, be strong in unto him, and besought him, the LORD, and in the power of that he would come down and his might. Put on the whole heal his son; for he was at the armour of God, that ye may be point of death. Then said able to stand against the wiles Jesus unto him, Except ye see of the devil. For we wrestle signs and wonders, ye will not not against flesh and blood, but believe. The nobleman saith against principalities, against unto him, Sir, come down ere powers, against the rulers of my child die. Jesus saith unto the darkness of this world, him, Go thy way, thy son liveth. against spiritual wickedness in And the man believed the word high places. Wherefore take that Jesus had spoken unto unto you the whole armour of him, and he went his way. And God, that ye may be able to as he was now going down, his withstand in the evil day, and servants met him, and told him, having done all, to stand. Stand saying, Thy son liveth. Then therefore, having your loins girt inquired he of them the hour about with truth; and having when he began to amend : and on the breast-plate of right- they said unto him, Yesterday, eousness; and your feet shod at the seventh hour, the fever
THE TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY
left him. So the father knew that are excellent, that ye may
1 that it was at the same hour in be sincere, and without offence the which Jesus said unto him, till the day of Christ; being Thy son liveth; and himself filled with the fruits of rightbelieved, and his whole house. eousness, which are by Jesus This is again the second miracle Christ, unto the glory and that Jesus did, when he was praise of God. come out of Judea into Galilee.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 21.
PETER said unto Jesus, AFTER TRINITY.
Lord, how oft shall my brother The Collect.
sin against me, and I forgive
him ? till seven times ? Jesus LORD, we beseech thee to saith unto him, I say not unto keep thy household the Church thee, until seven times : but in continual godliness ; that, until
seventy times through thy protection, it may Therefore is the kingdom of be free from all adversities, heaven likened unto a certain and devoutly given to serve king, who would take account thee in good works, to the glory of his servants. And when he of thy name, through JESUS had begun to reckon, one was CHRIST our Lord. Amen. brought unto him, who owed
him ten thousand talents. But The Epistle. Phil. i. 3.
forasmuch as he had not to I THANK my God upon pay, his lord commanded him every remembrance of you to be sold, and his wife and (always in every prayer of mine children, and all that he had, for
you all making request with and payment to be made. The joy) for your fellowship in the servant therefore fell down and Gospel from the first day until worshipped him, saying, Lord, now; being confident of this have patience with me, and I very thing, that he who hath will pay thee all. Then the begun a good work in you, will lord of that servant was moved perform it until the day of Jesus with compassion, and loosed Christ; even as it is meet for him, and forgave him the debt. me to think this of you all, But the same servant went out, because I have you in my heart, and found one of his fellowinasmuch as both in my bonds, servants, who owed him and in the defence and con- hundred pence; and he laid firmation of the Gospel, ye all hands on him, and took him by are partakers of my grace. For the throat, saying, Pay me that God is my record, how greatly thou owest. And his fellowI long after you all in the servant fell down at his feet, bowels of Jesus Christ. And and besought him, saying, Have this I pray,
that your love may patience with me, and I will abound yet more and more in pay thee all. And he would knowledge, and in all judgment: not; but went and cast him that ye may approve things into prison, till he should pay
the debt. So when his fellow- things.) For our conversation servants saw what was done, is in heaven, from whence also they were very sorry, and came we look for the Saviour, the and told unto their lord all that Lord Jesus CHRIST; who shall was done. Then his lord, after change our vile body, that it that he had called him, said may be fashioned like unto his unto him, O thou wicked ser- glorious body, according to the vant, I forgave thee all that working, whereby he is able debt, because thou desiredst even to subdue all things unto me : shouldest not thou also himself. have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 15. pity on thee? And his lord was THEN went the Pharisees, wroth, and delivered him to the and took counsel how they tormentors, till he should pay might entangle him in his talk. all that was due unto him. So And they sent out unto him likewise shall my heavenly their disciples, with the HeroFather do also unto you, if yè, dians, saying, Master, we know from your hearts, forgive not that thou art true, and teachest every one his brother their the way of God in truth, neither trespasses.
carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person
of men. Tell us, therefore, THE TWENTY-THIRD SUNDAY
what thinkest thou? Is it lawful
to give tribute unto Cæsar, or The Collect.
not? But Jesus perceived their O GOD, our refuge and wickedness, and said, Why strength, who art the author of tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? all godliness ; be ready, we Show me the tribute-money. beseech thee, to hear the devout And they brought unto him a prayers of thy Church; and penny. And he saith unto grant that those things which them, Whose is this image and we ask faithfully, we may ob- superscription? They say unto tain effectually, through Jesus him, Cæsar's. Then saith he Christ our Lord. Amen. unto them, Render therefore
unto Cæsar the things which The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17.
are Cæsar's; and unto God the BRETHREN, be followers things that are God's. When logether of me, and mark them they had heard these words, who walk so, as ye have us for they marvelled, and left him, an ensample. (For many walk, and went their way. of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY that they are the enemies of the cross of CHRIST ; whose end is
The Collect. destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in O LORD, we beseech thee, their shame, who mind earthly absolve thy people from their
offences; that, through thy inheritance of the saints in bountiful goodness, we may all light. be delivered from the bands of
. . those sins which by our frailty The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 18. we have committed : Grant this, WHILE JESUS spake these O heavenly Father, for Jesus things unto John's disciples, Christ's sake, our blessed behold, there came a certain Lord and Saviour. Amen. ruler, and worshipped him, The Epistle. Col. i. 3.
saying, My daughter is even
now dead; but come and lay WE give thanks to God, and thy hand upon her, and she the Father of our Lord JESUS shall live. And Jesus arose, Christ, praying always for and followed him, and so did you, since we heard of your his disciples. (And behold, a faith in Christ Jesus, and of woman, which was diseased with the love which ye have to all an issue of blood twelve years, the saints ; for the hope which came behind him, and touched is laid up for you in heaven, the hem of his garment: for whereof
heard before in the she said within herself, If I may word of the truth of the Gospel; but touch his garment, I shall which is come unto you, as it be whole. But JESUS turned is in all the world, and bringeth him about, and when he saw forth fruit, as it doth also in her, he said, Daughter, be of you, since the day ye heard of good comfort, thy faith hath it, and knew the grace of God made thee whole. And the in truth. As ye also learned woman was made whole from of Epaphras, our dear fellow- that hour.) And when Jesus servant, who is for you a came into the ruler's house, faithful minister of CHRIST; and saw the minstrels and the who also declared unto us your people making a noise, he said love in the spirit. For this unto them, Give place : for the cause we also, since the day maid is not dead, but sleepeth we heard it, do not cease to And they laughed him to scorn. pray for you, and to desire that But when the people were put ye might be filled with the forth, he went in, and took her knowledge of his will in all by the hand, and the maid arose. wisdom and spiritual under- And the fame hereof went standing ; that ye might walk abroad into all that land. worthy of the LORD unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according
The Collect. to his glorious power, unto all STIR up, we beseech thee, patience and long-suffering, O LORD, the wills of thy with joyfulness ; giving thanks faithful people; that they plenunto the Father, who hath made teously bringing forth the fruit us meet to be partakers of thel of good works, may by thee be
THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY
plenteously rewarded, through | said, Make the men sit down. JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. Now there was-much grass in For the Epistle. Jer. xxiii. 5.
the place. So the men sat
down, in number about five BEHOLD, the days come, thousand. And Jesus took the saith the LORD, that I will raise loaves, and when he had given unto David a righteous branch; thanks, he distributed to the and a king shall reign and disciples, and the disciples to prosper, and shall execute them that were set down, and judgment and justice in the likewise of the fishes, as much earth. In his days, Judah as they would. When they shall be saved, and Israel shall were filled, he said unto his dwell safely: and this is his disciples, Gather up the fragname whereby he shall be ments that remain, that nothing called, THE LORD OUR RIGHT- be lost. Therefore they gather
Therefore, behold, ed them together, and filled the days come, saith the LORD, twelve baskets with the fragthat they shall no more say, ments of the five barley-loaves, The LORD liveth, who brought which remained over and above up the children of Israel out unto them that had eaten. Then of the land of Egypt; but, those men, when they had seen The LORD liveth, who brought the miracle that Jesus did, said, up, and who led the seed of the This is of a truth that Prophet house of Israel out of the north that should come into the world. country, and from all countries 1 If there be any more Sundays before whither I had driven them; and Advent-Sunday, the Service of some of they shall dwell in their own
those Sundays that were omitted after the
Epiphany, shall be taken in to supply so land.
many as are here wanting. And if there
be fewer, the overplus may be omitted: The Gospel. St. John vi. 5. Provided that this last Collect, Epistle, and
Gospel, shall always be used upon the WHEN JEsus then lift up Sunday next before Advent. his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith
SAINT ANDREW'S DAY unto Philip, Whence shall we
The Collect. buy bread, that these may eat? (and this he said to prove him; ALMIGHTY God, who didst for he himself knew what he give such grace unto thy holy would do.) Philip answered apostle Saint Andrew, that he him, Two hundred penny-worth readily obeyed the calling of of bread is not sufficient for thy Son JESUS CHRIST, and them, that every one of them followed him without delay; may take a little.
One of his grant unto us all, that we, being disciples, Andrew, Simon Pe- called by thy holy word, may ter's brother, saith unto him, forthwith give up ourselves There is a lad here, who hath obediently to fulfil thy holy five barley-loaves, and two commandments, through the small fishes ; but what are they same Jesus CHRIST our Lord among so many? And JESUS Amen.