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according to the Scriptures; and The twelfth Sunday after Trinity. that he was seen of Cephas; then The Collect. of the twelve: After that, he was ALMIGHTY and everlasting seen of above five hundred breth- God, who art always more ren at once; of whom the great-ready to hear than we to pray, and or part remain unto this present; art wont to give more than either but some are fallen asleep. After we desire or deserve; pour down that he was seen of James; then upon us the abundance of thy of all the Apostles: and last of all mercy, forgiving us those things he was seen of me also, as of one whereof our conscience is afraid, born out of due time. For I am and giving us those good things the least of the Apostles, that am which we are not worthy to ask, not meet to be called an Apostle, but through the merits and mebecause I persecuted the Church diation of Jesus Christ thy Son of God. But, by the grace of God, our Lord. Amen. I am what I am; and his grace, which was bestowed upon me, SUCH trust have we through was not in vain, but I laboured Christ to God-ward: Not that more abundantly than they all we are sufficient of ourselves to yet not I, but the grace of God think any thing as of ourselves; which was with me. Therefore, but our sufficiency is of God. Who whether it were I, or they, so we also hath made us able ministers preach, and so ye believed. of the New Testament; not of the The Gospel. St. Luke, xviii. 9. letter, but of the Spirit: for the JESUS spake this parable unto letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth
The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4.
certain which trusted in them-life. But if the ministration of selves that they were righteous, death, written and engraven in and despised others: Two men stones, was glorious, so that the went up into the temple to pray; children of Israel could not steadthe one a Pharisee, and the other fastly behold the face of Moses a Publican. The Pharisee stood for the glory of his countenance, and prayed thus with himself: which glory was to be done away; God, I thank thee, that I am not how shall not the ministration of as other men are, extortioners, the Spirit be rather glorious? For unjust, adulterers, or even as this if the ministration of condemnaPublican: I fast twice in the tion be glory, much more doth week, I give tithes of all that the ministration of righteousness possess. And the Publican stand-exceed in glory. ing afar off, would not lift up so The Gospel. St. Mark, vii. 31, much as his eyes unto heaven, but JESUS, departing from the smote upon his breast, saying, God coast of Tyre and Sidon, came be merciful to me a sinner. I tell unto the sea of Galilee, through you, this man went down to his the midst of the coasts of Deca house justified rather than the polis, and they bring unto him other: for every one that exalteth one that was deaf, and had an imhimself, shall be abased; and he pediment in his speech; and they that humbleth himself, shall be beseech him to put his hand upon exalted. him. And he took him aside from
the multitude, and put his fingersgressions, till the seed should into his ears, and he spit, and come to whom the promise was touched his tongue; and looking made; and it was ordained by anup to heaven, he sighed, and saith gels in the hand of a mediator. unto him, Ephphatha, that is, be Now a mediator is not a mediator opened. And straightway his of one; but God is one. Is the ears were opened, and the string law then against the promises of of his tongue was loosed, and he God? God forbid; for if there spake plain. And he charged had been a law given which could them that they should tell no man: have given life, verily righteousbut the more he charged them, so ness should have been by the law. much the nor a great deal they But the Scripture hath concluded published it; and were beyond all under sin, that the promise, measure astonished, saying, He by faith of Jesus Christ, might be hath done all things well; he given to them that believe. maketh both the deaf to hear, The Gospel. St. Luke, x. 23. and the dumb to speak. BLESSED are the eyes which see the things that ye see: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and LMIGHTY and merciful God, have not seen them; and to hear of whose only gift it cometh those things which ye hear, and that thy faithful people do unto have not heard them. And be
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grant and laudable service; hold a certain lawyer stood up.
we beseech thee, that we and tempted him, saying, Master, may so faithfully serve thee in what shall I do to inherit eternal this life, that we fail not finally life? He said unto him, What is to attain thy heavenly promises, written in the law? How readest through the merits of Jesus Christ thou? And he answering said, our Lord. Amen. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16. with all thy heart, and with all TO Abraham and his seed were thy soul, and with all thy strength,
the promises made. He saith and with all thy mind; and thy not, And to seeds, as of many; neighbour as thyself. And he but as of one, And to thy seed, said unto him, Thou hast answerwhich is Christ. And this I say, ed right: this do, and thou shalt that the covenant that was con- live. But he, willing to justify firmed before of God in Christ, himself, said unto Jesus, And who the law, which was four hundred is my neighbour? And Jesus anand thirty years after, cannot swering said, A certain man went disannul, that it should make the down from Jerusalem to Jericho, promise of none effect. For if and fell among thieves, which the inheritance be of the law, it stript him of his raiment, and is no more of Promise; but God wounded him, and departed, leav gave it to Abraham by promise. ing him half dead. And by chance Wherefore then serveth the law? there came down a certain Priest It was added because of trans-that way; and when he saw him,
he passed by on the other side. these, Adultery, fornication, unAnd likewise a Levite, when he cleanness, lasciviousness, idolawas at the place, came and look-try, witchcraft, hatred, variance, ed on him, and passed by on the emulations, wrath, strife, sediother side. But a certain Sama- tions, heresies, envyings, murritan, as he journeyed, came ders, drunkenness, revellings, and where he was: and when he saw such like: of the which I tell you him, he had compassion on him, before, as I have also told you in and went to him, and bound up time past, that they who do such his wounds, pouring in oil and things, shall not inherit the kingwine; and set him on his own dom of God. But the fruit of the beast, and brought him into an Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-sufinn, and took care of him. And fering, gentleness, goodness, faith, on the morrow, when he departmeekness, temperance: against ed, he took out two-pence, and such there is no law. And they that gave them to the host, and said are Christ's have crucified the unto him, Take care of him; and flesh, with the affections and lusts.. whatsoever thou spendest more, The Gospel. St. Luke, xvii. 11. when I come again, I will repay AND it came to pass, as Jesus
thee. Which now of these three, went to that he thinkest thou, was neighbour un-passed through the midst of Sato him that fell among the thieves? maria and Galilee. And as he enAnd he said, He that showed mer-tered into a certain village, there cy on him. Then said Jesus unto met him ten men that were lepers, bim, Go, and do thou likewise. who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto
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and God, give unto us the increase that, as they went, they were of faith, hope, and charity; and cleansed. And one of them, when that we may obtain that which he saw that he was healed, turned thou dost promise, make us to back, and with a loud voice glorilove that which thou dost com-fied God, and fell down on his face mand, through Jesus Christ our at his feet, giving him thanks: and Lord Amen. he was a Samaritan. And Jesus The Epistle. Gal. v. 16. answering said, Were there not I Say then, Walk in the Spirit, ten cleansed? but where are the and ye shall not fulfil the lust nine? There are not found that of the flesh. For the flesh lust-returned to give glory to God. eth against the Spirit, and the save this stranger. And he said Spirit against the flesh; and these unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy are contrary the one to the other; faith hath made thee whole. so that ye cannot do the things!
And it came to pass.
that ye would. But if ye be led The fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. by the Spirit, ye are not under The Collect. alays the law. Now the works of the KEEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpe
flesh are manifest. which are
tual mercy: And because th the of the air for they sow not, nel frailty of man without thee can- ther do they reap, nor gather into not but fall, keep us ever by thy barns, yet your heavenly Father help from all things hurtful, and feedeth them. Are ye not much lead us to all things profitable to better than they? Which of you, our salvation, through Jesus by taking thought, can add one Christ our Lord. Amen. cubit unto his stature? And why The Epistle, Gal. vi. 11. take ye thought for raiment? Con YES see how large a letter I have sider the lilies of the field, how written unto you with mine they grow they toil not, neither own hand. As many as desire to do they spin; and yet I say unto make a fair show of the flesh, they you, that even Solomon in all his constrain you to be circumcised; glory.was not arrayed like one of only lest they should suffer perse- these. Wherefore if God so clothe cution for the cross of Christ. For the grass of the field, which toneither they themselves who are day is, and to-morrow is cast into circumcised keep the law; but the oven; shall he not much more desire to have you circumcised, clothe you, O ye of little faith? that they may glory in your flesh. Therefore take no thought, say But God forbid that I should glory, ing, What shall we eat? or, What save in the cross of our Lord Je-shall we drink? or, Wherewithal -sus Christ, by whom the world is shall we be clothed? (for after all crucified unto me, and I unto the these things do the Gentiles seek:) world. For in Christ Jesus nei- for your heavenly Father know ther circumcision availeth any eth that ye have need of all these thing, nor uncircumcision, but a things. But seek ye first the king new creature. And as many as dom of God, and his righteousness, walk according to this rule, peace and all these thingsshall be added be on them, and mercy, and upon unto you. Take therefore no the Israel of God. From hence- thought for the morrow; for the forth let no man trouble me, for morrow shall take thought for the I bear in my body the marks of things of itself: sufficient unto the the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the day is the evil thereof. grace of our Lord Jesus Christ bel with your spirit. Amen.
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The Gospel. St. Matt, vi. 24.
Lord, we beseech thee, lef for either he will hate the one, thy continual pity cleanse and and love the other; or else he will defend thy Church; and because hold to the one, and despise the it cannot continue in safety with other: Ye cannot serve God and out thy succour, preserve it ever mammon. Therefore I say unto more by thy help and goodness, you, Take no thought for your through Jesus Christ our Lord. life, what ye shall eat, or what ye Amén. shall drink, nor yet for your body, The Epistle. Ephes, iii. 13. what ye shall put on: Is not the Desire that ye faint not at my life more than meat, and the body tribulations for you, which is than raiment? Behold the fowls your glory. For this cause I bow
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my knees unto the Father of our visited his people. And this ruLord Jesus Christ, of whom the mour of him went forth througliwhole family in heaven and earth out all Judea, and throughout all is named, that he would grant the region round about. you, according to the riches of
his glory, to be strengthened The seventeenth Sunday after with might by his Spirit in the Trinity. inner man; that Christ may dwell The Collect. in your hearts by faith; that ye, TORD, we pray thee, that thy being rooted and grounded in love, grace may always prevent and may be able to comprehend, with follow us; and make us continuall saints, what is the breadth, and ally to be given to all good works, length, and depth, and height; through Jesus Christ our Lord. and to know the love of Christ, Amen. which passeth knowledge, that The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1. ye might be filled with all the ful- Therefore, the prisoner of the ness of God. Now unto him that Lord, beseech you that ye walk is able to do exceeding abun-worthy of the vocation where dantly above all that we ask or with ye are called, with all lowthink, according to the power liness and meekness, with longthat worketh in us, unto him be suffering, forbearing one another glory in the Church, by Christ Je- in love; endeavouring to keep the sus, throughout all ages, world unity of the Spirit in the bond of without end. Amen. peace. There is one body, and The Gospel. St. Luke, vii. 11. one Spirit, even as ye are called AND it came to pass the day in one hope of your calling; one after, that Jesus went into a Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, city called Nain; and many of one God and Father of all, who his disciples went with him, and is above all, and through all, and much people. Now, when he in you all.
came nigh to the gate of the city. The Gospel. St. Luke, xiv. 1. behold, there was a dead man car-IT came to pass, as Jesus went ried out, the only son of his mo- into the house of one of the ther, and she was a widow: and chief Pharisees to eat bread, on much people of the city was with the Sabbath-day, that they watchher. And when the Lord saw her, ed him. And behold, there was
had compassion on her, and a certain man before him, who said unto her, Weep not. And he had the dropsy. And Jesus ancame and touched the bier, (and swering spake unto the Lawyers they that bare him stood still) and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful and he said, Young man, I say to heal on the Sabbath-day? And unto thee, Arise. And he that was they held their peace. And he dead sat up, and began to speak: took him, and healed him, and and he delivered him to his mo-let him go; and answered them, ther. And there came a fear on saying, Which of you shall have all and they glorified God, say- an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, ing, that a great Prophet is risen and will not straightway pull him up among us; and, that God hath out on the Sabbath-day? And