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fore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's : and unto God the things that are God's. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way. The twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity. - The Collect. O Lord, we beseech thee, absolve thy people from their offences; that, through thy bountiful goodness, we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins which by our frailty we have committed: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. 72. The Epistle. Colos. i. 3. WE give thanks to God, and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints; for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of

the Gospel ; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world, and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in

phras, our dear fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto

this cause we also, since the day do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might

knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and long-suffering, with joyfulness; giving thanks unto the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light. The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 18. HILE Jesus spake these things unto John's disciples, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. (And behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned

him about, and when he saw her,

he said, Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.) And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, he said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

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TIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they plenteously


sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down, and likewise of the fishes, as much as they


bringing forth the fruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ..?mem. For the Epistle. Jer. xxiii. 5. BEHQLD, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will raise unto

David a righteous branch; and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days, Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR FIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but, The Lord liveth, who brought up, and who led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land. The Gospel. St. John, vi. 5. WHEN Jesus then lift up his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? (and this he said to prove him ; for he himself knew what he would do.) Philip answered him, Two hundred penny-worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, who hath five barley-loaves, and two small fishes; but what

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Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much

would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley-loaves; which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then: those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that Prophet that should come into the world. T If there bc any more Sundays before Advent-Sundaj, the service of some of those Sundays that were omitted after the Epiphany, shall be taken in to stopply so inany as are here wanting. Aid. if there be fewer, the overplus may be . omitted: Provided that this last Collect Epistle, and Gospel,shall always bo wpon the Swnday next before Advent. ,

Saint Jindrew's Day. The Collect. • . ALMIGHTY God, who didst. give such grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy: Son Jesus Christ, and followed. him without delay; grant unto us: all, that we, being called by thy ’ holy word, may forthwith give : up ourselves obediently to fulfil thy holy commandments, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord.” Amén. § The Epistle. Pom. x. 9, . To thou shalt confess with thy * mouth the Cord Jesus, and

shalt believe in thine heart that God hat!, raised him from the .

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his brother, casting a met into the sea: (for they were fishers.) And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no disference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all, is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they

believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher ? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! But they have notall obeyed the Gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who bath believed our report? So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. But I say, Did not Israel know 2 First, Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them hat are no people, and by a oolish nation I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not ; I was made manifest into them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All lay long have I stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people. The Gosple. St. Matt. iv. 18. JESS walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Si


Saint Thomas the Apostle. The Collect. MIGHTY and everliving God, who for the greater confirmation of the faith, didst suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Son's resurrection; grant us so perfectly. and without all doubt, to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved : Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ; to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for evermore. Amen. The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 19. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone ; in whom all the building, fitly framed together, groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord: in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God, through the Spirit. The Gospel. St. John, xx. 24. THQMA. one of the twelve,

mon, called Peter, and Andrew

called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hands into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them : Then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then said he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord, and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And Imany other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing, ye might have life through his name.

saint Stephen's Day. The Collect.

GRANT, O Lord, that in all our

sufferings here upon earth, for the testimony of thy truth, we may steadfastly look up to heaven, and by faith behold the glory that shall be revealed; and being filled with the Holy Ghost, may learn to love and bless our persecutors, by the example of thy first martyr Saint Stephen, who prayed for his murderers to thee, O

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thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickensunderherwings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

Saint John the Evangelist's Day.

The Collect. ERCIFUL Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy bright beams of light upon thy Church, that it being instructed by the doctrine of thy blessed Apostle and Evangelist Saint John, may so walk in the light of thy truth, that it may at length attain to everlasting life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. 1 John, i. 1. HAT which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled of the word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) that which we have seen and heard, deciare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. And these things write we unto You, that your joy may he full. isthen is the message which we have heard of him, and declare ontoyou, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we §§y that we have fellowship with him, and walkin darkness, we lie,

and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. The Gospel. St. John, xxi. 19. CSUS said unto Peter, Follow me. Then Peter turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved, following, (which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee 2) Peter seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee 2 Follow thou me. Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not dies yet Jesus said not onto him, He shall not die: but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee 2 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.

The Innocents Day. The Collect. O Almighty God, who out of the mouths of babes and suck

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