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the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue ; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith Onto him, Ephphntha, that is, he opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged themthattheyshouldtellno man: hut the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they puhlished it; and were heyond measure astonished, saying, He Lath done all things well; he maketh hoth the deaf to hear, and the dumh to speak.
The thirteenth Sunday after
The Colled. A LMIGHTY and merciful God, *^ of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudahle service; grant, we heseech thee, that we may so faithfully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16. f'pO Ahraham and his seed were
the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; hut as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say. That the covenant that was confirmed hefore of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot di annul, that it should make the promise of none effect For if the inheritance he of the law, it is no more of promise; hut God gave it to Ahraham hy promise. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added hecause of trans
gressions, till the seed shoul come to whom the promise we made; and it was ordained hy an gels in the hand of a mediator Now a mediator is not a mediatot of one; hut God is one. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forhid; for if there had heen a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have heen hy the law. But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise, hy faith of Jesus Christ, might he given to them that helieve.
The Gospel. St. Luke, x. 23. T>LESSED 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 have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. And hehold a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him. What is written in the law? Mow readest thou? Arid he answering said. Thou shalt love the Lordthy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind ; and thy neighhour :i- thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he. willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighhour? And Jesus answering said. A.certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stript him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And hy chance there came down a certain Priest that way; and when he saw him, t passed hy on the other side, d likewise a Levite, when he I'as at the place, came and lookId on him, and passed hy on the er side. But a certain Sama
Itan, as he journeyed, came There he was: and when he saw im, he had compassion on him Dd went to him, and hound up b wounds, pouring in oil and line; and set htm on his own east, and hrought him into an no, and took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two-pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him. Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighhour unto him that fell among the thieves And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus urf o him, Go, and do thou likewise.
The fourteenth, iunday after Trinity. The Collect. A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may ohtain that which <hon dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command, through Jestls Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. v. 16, J Say then, Walk in the Spirit,
these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lascivionsness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, rcvellings. and such like: of the which 1 tell you hefore, as 1 have also told you in time past, that they who do such things, shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness.faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is nolaw. Andtbey that are Ciirist's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts.
The Gospel. St. Luke, xvii. 11.
A ND it came to pass, as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met hiin ten men that were lepers, 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 the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned hack, and with a loud voice glorified God. and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed t hut where are the
and ye shall not fulfil the lust nine? Thereare not found t,mt of the flesh. For the flesh lust
eth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh ; and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye he led hy the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, whioh are
returned to give glory to God, save this stranger.; And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
The fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect.
KEEP, we heseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy perpotual mercy: And because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever hy thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. VE see how large a letter I have
written unto you with mine own haifd. As many as desire to make a fair show of the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh But God forhid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Je stis Christ, hy whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a ww creature And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, atid upon the Israel of God: From hence forth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my hody the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
The Gospel. St Matt. vi. 24. TW"0 man can serve two masters: A fur either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other: Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you. Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, cor yet for your hody, what ye shall put on: Is not the life more than meat, and the hody than raiment? Behold the fowls
of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather inf • i harns; yet your heavenly Father feedelh them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you, hy taking thought, can add one cuhit unto his stature? And why take ye thoughtforraimenl ? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil not, neither do they spin ; and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; shall he not much more clothe yon, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or. What shall we drink ? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (for after al thesethingsdo the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these thingsshall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself: sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
The sixteenth fiwulay after Trinity.
The Collect. f\ Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse and defend thy Church ; and because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore hy thy help and goodness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. Hi. 13. T Desire that ye faint not at my
tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause 1 how
By knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would giant von, according to the riches of bis glory. to he strengthened with might hy his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ may due" in your hearts hy faith ; that ye, winerooted and grounded in love may ne able to comprehend, with sil saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye mi;ht be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly ahove all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be jlory in the Church, hy Christ Je*w. throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. The Gospel. St. Luke, vii. 11. AND it came to pass the day after, that Jesus went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now, when he came nigh to the gate of the city. behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and I much people of the city was with i her. And when the Lord saw her, 'be had compassion on her, and aid unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the hier, (and they that hare him stood still) and be said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak tod he delivered him to his mo ther. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, say log. that a great Prophet is risen no among us: and, that God hath
visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round ahout.
The seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. J ORD, we pray thee, that thy grace may always prevent and follow us; and make us continually to be ?iven to all good works, through Jesus Christ our Lord. timen.
The Epistle. F.phes. iv. 1.
orthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the hond of peace. There is one hody, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling ; one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of all, who is ahove all, and through all, and in you all.
The Gospel. St. Luke, siv. 1. TT came to pass, as Jesus went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread, on the Sabhath-day, that they watched him. And behold, thare was a certain man before fem, who had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the Lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabhath-day ? And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go ; and answered them, saying. Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and wilt not straightway pull him out on the Sabhath-day? And they could not answer him again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those who were hidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art hidden of any man to a wedding, si; not down in the highest room, lest a more honourable man than t be hidden of him; and he thai hade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place: and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art hidden, go and sit down in the lowest room ; that when he that hade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himseif, shall be ahased; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
The eighteenth Sunday after
thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and the devil ; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
TheilEpistle. 1 Cor. i. 4. T Thank ray God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you hy Jesus Christ; that in every thing ye are enriched hy him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge ; even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you. So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coining of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blamelsss
in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 34. WHEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus saidunto him. Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all. thy soul, and with all thy mind: This is the first and great coairoandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love coy neighhour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all. the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith. unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man,from that day forth, ask him any more questions.
The nineteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Colled. f\ God, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; mercifully grant that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The E)rislie. Ephes. iv. 17. nPHIS 1 say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles