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THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
The Gospel. Luke vi. 36-42.
Eye, therefore, merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: give, and it shall be given unto you, good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom : for with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. And HE spake a parable unto them, "Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? the disciple is not above his master: but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? either how canst thou say to thy brother, brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye : when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam that is in thine own eye, and then shalt thou sce clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye."
The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18-23.
OR I reckon that the sufferings of this present
F tim are not worthy to be compared with the
For the earn
glory which shall be revealed in us. est expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature, was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope. Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain to
gether until now: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.
THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
The Gospel. Luke v. 1-11.
ND it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing by the lake, but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. And he sat down, and taught the people out of the ship. Now, when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon: "Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught." And Simon answering, said unto him : Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net." And when they had done this, they inclosed a great multitude of fishes, and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesu's knees, saying: "Depart from me; FOR I AM A SINFUL MAN, O LORD." For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken and so was also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners of Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon: "Fear not: from henceforth thou shalt catch men." And, when they had brought their ships to land, hey forsook all and followed him,
The Epistle. 1 Pet. iii. 8-15. INALLY, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous; Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrawise, blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But if ye suffer for righteousness sake, happy are ye; and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled; But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.
THE SIXTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
The Gospel. Matt. v. 20-26.
OR I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt not kill; and, whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his. brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, thou fool, shall be in danger of
hell-fire. Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee: Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whilst thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out thence, 'till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
The Epistle. Rom. vi. 311.
not, that so of us as were
tized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into his death? therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin: for he that is dead is freed from sin. Now, if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: knowing that Christ, being raised from the dead, dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, butalive unto God, through Jesus Christ our Lord..
THE SEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY..
N those days, the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples
unto him, and saith unto them: "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat; and if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way; for divers of them came from far." And his disciples answered him: "From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?" And he asked them: "How many loves have ye?" And they said, "Seven." And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground; and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people. And they had a few small fishes; and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them. So they did eat, and were filled and they took up of the broken meat that was left, seven baskets. And they that had eaten were about four thousand; and he sent them away.
The Epistle. Rom. vi. 19-23.
after the manner of men, because of the infirmity of your flesh for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness, and to iniquity unto iniquity: even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? For the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.