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thy help from all things hurtful, what ye shall put on. and lead us to all things profit- not the life more than meat, able to our salvation, through and the body than raiment? JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. Behold the fowls of the air :
The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. for they sow not, neither do
YE see how large a letter I they reap, nor gather into barns; have written unto you with yet your heavenly Father
feedeth them. Are ye not mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair show in of you, by taking thought, can
much better than they? Which the flesh, they constrain you
add one cubit unto his stature ? be circumcised ; only lest they And why take ye thought for should suffer persecution for
raiment? Consider the lilies of the cross of Christ.
the field, how they grow : they neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; and yet I say unto you, that
toil not, neither do they spin; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in even Solomon in all his glory But GOD forbid
was not arrayed like one of that I should glory, save in clothe the grass of the field,
these. Wherefore if God so the cross of our Lord Jesus which to-day is, and to-morrow Christ, by whom the world is
is cast into the oven; shall he crucified unto me, and I unto
not much more clothe you, O the world. For in CHRIST
of little faith? Therefore JESUS neither
take no thought, saying, What availeth any thing, nor uncir
shall we eat? or, What shall we cumcision, but a new creature.
drink ? or, Wherewithal shall And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them,
we be clothed ? (for after all and mercy, and upon the Israel
these things do the Gentiles of God. From henceforth let
seek :) for your heavenly Father
knoweth that ye have need of no man trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the all these things. But seek ye Lord Jesus. Brethren, the
first the kingdom of God, and
his righteousness, and all these grace
of Lord JESUS CHRIST be with your spirit. Take therefore no thought for
things shall be added unto you. Amen.
the morrow; for the morrow The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 24. shall take thought for the things NO
two of itself: sufficient unto the day masters : for either he will hate is the evil thereof. the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, THE SIXTEENTH SUNDAY AFTER and despise the other.' Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I
The Collect. Take say unto you, no thought for your life, what O LORD, we beseech thee, ye shall eat, or what ye shall let thý continual pity cleanse drink; nor yet for your body, and defend thy Church; and
THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY
because it cannot continue in when the LORD saw her, he had safety without thy succour, compassion on her, and said preserve it evermore by thy unto her, Weep not. And he help and goodness, through came and touched the bier, (and Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. they that bare him stood still,) The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13. and he said, Young man, I say
unto thee, Arise. And he that I DESIRE that ye faint not
was dead. sat up, and began to at my tribulations for
you, which is your glory. For this speak: and he delivered him
to his mother. And there came cause I bow my knees unto the Father of
a fear on all : and they glorified our Lord JESUS Christ, of whom the whole God, saying, that a great Profamily in heaven and earth is phet is risen up among us; named, that he would grant
and, that God hath visited his you, according to the riches of people. And this rumour of his glory, to be strengthened Judea, and throughout all the
him went forth throughout all by the inner man; that CHRIST region round about. may dwell in your hearts by faith ; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend, with all saints,
The Collect. what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to
LORD, we pray thee, that know the love of CHRIST,
thy grace may always prevent
and follow which passeth knowledge, that
and make us ye might be filled with all the continually to be given to all fulness of GOD. Now unto good works, through Jesus
. him that is able to do exceeding Christ our Lord. Åmen. abundantly above all that we The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1 ask or think, according to the
I THEREFORE, the pripower that worketh in us, unto be , by
soner of the LORD, beseech you Christ Jesus, throughout all that ye walk worthy of the
vocation wherewith ye ages, world without end. Amen.
called, with all lowliness and The Gospel. St. Luke vii. 11. meekness, with long-suffering,
AND it came to pass the day forbearing one another in love; after, that Jesus went into a endeavouring to keep the unity city called Nain; and many of of the Spirit in the bond of his disciples went with him, peace. There is one body, and and much people. Now, when one Spirit, even as ye are he came nigh to the gate of the called in one hope of your city, behold, there was a dead calling ; one LORD, one faith, man carried out, the only son one baptism, one God and of his mother, and she was a Father of all, who is above widow: and much people of all, and through all, and in you the city was with her. And I all.
The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 1. THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY
AFTER TRINITY. IT came to pass, as JESUS
The Collect. went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread,
LORD, we beseech thee, on the Sabbath-day, that they grant thy people grace to withwatched him. And behold, stand the temptations of the there was a certain man before world, the flesh, and the devil; him, who had the dropsy. And and with pure hearts and minds Jesus answering spake unto to follow thee, the only God, the Lawyers and Pharisees, through Jesus Christ our
Lord. Amen. saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath-day? And they The Epistle. 1 Cor. i. 4. held their peace. And he took I THANK my God always him, and healed him, and let him go; and answered them, God which is given you by
on your behalf, for the grace of saying, Which of you shall Jesus Christ; that in every have an ass or an ox fallen into thing ye are enriched by him, a pit, and will not straightway in all utterance, and in all pull him out on the Sabbath- knowledge; even as the testiday? And they could not
of CHRIST was confirmed answer him again to these in you. So that ye come behind things. And he put forth a in no gift; waiting for the parable to those who were
coming of our Lord Jesus bidden, when he marked how Christ, who shall also confirm they chose out the chief rooms;
you unto the end, that ye may saying unto them, When thou be blameless in the day of our art bidden of any man to a Lord Jesus Christ. wedding, sit not down in the highest room,
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 34. honourable man than thou be WHEN the Pharisees had bidden of him; and he that heard that Jesus had put the bade thee and him come and Sadducees to silence, they were say to thee, Give this man place; gathered together. Then one and thou begin with shame to of them, who was a lawyer, take the lowest room. But asked him a question, tempting when thou art bidden, go and him, and saying, Master, which sit down in the lowest room; is the great commandment in that when he that bade thee the law ? Jesus said unto him, cometh, he may say unto thee, Thou shalt love the LORD thy Friend, go up higher : then God with all thy heart, and shalt thou have worship in with all thy soul, and with all the presence of them that thy mind : This is the first and sit at meat with thee. For great commandment. And the whosoever exalteth himself, second is like unto it, Thou shall be abased : and he that shalt love thy neighbour as humbleth himself, shall be thyself.
be thyself. On these two comexalted.
mandments hang all the law
THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY
and the prophets. While the that ye have heard him, and Pharisees were gathered toge- have been taught by him, as ther, Jesus asked them, saying, the truth is in Jesus: that ye What think ye of Christ? put off, concerning the former whose son is he? They say conversation, the old man, unto him, The son of David. which is corrupt according to He saith unto them, How then the deceitful lusts ; and be doth David in spirit call him renewed in the spirit of your Lord, saying, The LORD said mind : and that ye put on the unto my Lord, Sit thou on my new man, which after God is right hand, till I make thine created in righteousness and enemies thy footstool? If David true holiness. Wherefore putthen call him Lord, how is he ting away lying, speak every his son? And no man was able man truth with his neighbour : to answer him a word, neither for we are members one of durst any man, from that day another. Be ye angry, and sin forth, ask him any more ques- not: let not the sun go down tions.
upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole, steal no more; but rather let him labour, working
with his hands the thing which The Collect.
is good, that he may have to
give to him that needeth. Let O GOD, forasmuch as with
corrupt communication out thee we are not able to proceed out of your mouth, but please thee ; mercifully grant that which is good to the use of that thy HOLY SPIRIT may in edifying, that it may minister all things direct and rule our grace unto the hearers. And hearts, through Jesus CHRIST grieve not the Holy Spirit of our Lord. Amen.
God, whereby ye are sealed
unto the day of redemption. The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, THIS I say therefore, and and anger, and clamour, and testify in the LORD, that ye evil-speaking, be put away from henceforth walk not as other you, with all malice. And be Gentiles walk, in the vanity of ye kind one to another, tendertheir mind; having the under-hearted, forgiving one another, standing darkened, being alien- even as God for Christ's sake ated from the life of God, hath forgiven you. through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness
The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 1. of their heart: who, being past JESUS entered into a ship, feeling, have given themselves and passed over, and came into
unto lasciviousness, to his own city. And behold, they work all uncleanness with brought to him a man sick of greediness. But ye have not the palsy, lying on a bed. And so learned CHRIST; if so be Jesus, seeing their faith, said
unto the sick of the palsy, Son, SPIRIT: speaking to yourselves be of good cheer, thy sins be in psalms and hymns and forgiven thee. And behold, spiritual songs, singing and certain of the scribes said within making melody in your heart themselves, This blas- to the LORD; giving thanks phemeth. And Jesus, knowing always for all things unto God their thoughts, said, Wherefore and the FATHER, in the name think ye evil in your hearts ? of our Lord Jesus Christ; For whether is easier to say, submitting yourselves one to Thy sins be forgiven thee? or another in the fear of God. to say, Arise, and walk ? But that ye may know that the Son The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 1. of man hath power on earth to JESUS said, The kingdom forgive sins, (then saith he to of heaven is like unto a certain the sick of the palsy) Arise, king, who made a marriage for take up thy bed, and go unto his son ; and sent forth his thine house. And he arose, and servants to call them that were departed to his house. But bidden to the wedding: and when the multitude saw it, they they would not come. Again, marvelled, and glorified God, he sent forth other servants, who had given such power saying, Tell them who unto men.
bidden, Behold, I have prepared my
dinner : my oxen and my
fatlings are killed, and all THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY
things are ready: come unto
the marriage. But they made The Collect.
light of it, and went their ways, O ALMIGHTY and most one to his farm, another to his merciful God, of thy bountiful merchandize : and the remnant goodness keep us, we beseech took his servants, and entreated thee, from all things that may them spitefully, and slew them. hurt us ; that we, being ready But when the king heard both in body and soul, may thereof, he was wroth : and cheerfully accomplish those he sent forth his armies, and things which thou commandest, destroyed those murderers, and through Jesus Christ our burnt up their city. Then saith Lord. Amen.
he to his servants, The wedding
is ready, but they who were The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15. bidden were not worthy. Go
SEE then that ye walk cir- ye therefore into the highways, cumspectly, not as fools, but and as many as ye shall find, as wise, redeeming the time, bid to the marriage. So those because the days are evil. servants went out into the Wherefore be ye not unwise, highways, and gathered togebut understanding what the will ther all, as many as they found, of the Lord is. And be not both bad and good: and the drunk with wine, wherein is wedding was furnished with excess; but be filled with the guests. And when the king