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walk, in the vanity of their mind; having the understanding darkened, heingalienated from the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, hecause of the hlind ness of their heart: who, heing past feeling, have given themselves over unto lascivions:ie=s. to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; if so he thot ye have heard him, and have heen taught hy him, es the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrujn according to the deceitful lust; and he renewed in the spirit of your mind: and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighhour: for we are memhers oue of another. Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the snn go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil, let him that stole, steal no more; hut rather let him lahour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him thai ncedeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, hut that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, wherehy ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all hitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, he put away from you, with all malice. And
The Gospel. St. Matt. ti. I. TESUS entered into a ship, and
passed over, and came into his own city. And hehold, they hrought to him a man sick of the palay, lying on a hed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, he of good cheer, thy sins he forgiven thee. And hehold, certain of the scrihes said within themselves, This man hiasphemeth. And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said. Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier to say, Thy sins he forgiven thee? or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy) Arise, take up thy hed, and go unto thine house. Aud he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, who had given such power unto men.
Tkt twentieth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. /") Almighty and most merciful ^^ God, of thy hountiful goodness keep us, we heseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we. heing ready hoth in hody and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandesl. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jmen.
The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15. CEE then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, hut as redeeming the time, hewith the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and mak■
he ye kind one to another, ten- cause the days are evil. Whercder-hearted, forgiving one ano- fore he not unwise, hut urderther, even as God for Christ's standing whatthewiH of«he Lord take hath forgiven you. is. And he not drunk with wm», wherein is excess: but be filled how eamest thou ill lather, not
having a wedding garment? A nd he was speechless Then said the king to the servants, Bind him
ing melody in your heart to the|hand and foot, and take him Lord; giving thanks always forall away, and cast him into outer
things unto God and the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselvesone to another in the fear of God. The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 1 TESOS said; The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, who made a marriage for his son; and sent f.irth his servants to call them that were hid den to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them who are hidden. Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come untothemarriage. Bultheymade light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city Then saith he to his servants, The Wedding is ready, but they who were hidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, hid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all, as m^ny as they found, hoth had and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment." And he saith unto'him, Friend,
darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, bntfew are chosen.
The twenty-first Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. ("iRANT,we beseech thee, mervx ciful Lord, to thy faithful people, pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. vi. lO. TVTY brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be ablo to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against llesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt ahout with truth ; and having on the breast-plate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; ahove all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with oil prayer
and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance, and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth holdly, to make known the mystery of the ffspel; for which I am an amhassador in honds: that therein I may sneak holdly as I ought to speak.
'The Gospel. St. John. iv. 4ti.' fPHKRE was a certain nobleman, whore son was siek at Capernaum. When he heard thnt Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto hint, and
besorigbt him, that he would come down and heal his son ; for he was af the point of death. Then said Jesus nnto him. Except ye see
I■ ■ sand wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman said unto Hm. Sir, comedown ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way, toy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went bis way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him. and told him. saying. Thy son liveth. Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend: and they said unto him. Yesterday, nt the seventh hour, the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour in the which Jesus said unto him. Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come oat of Judea into Galilee.
The twenty-iecond Sunduy after
T ORD, we. beseech thee to keej
thy household the Church in
continual godliness ;that, through thy protection, it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Phil. i. 3. T Thank my Cod upon every remembrance of you (always m every prayer of mine for you ail making request with joy) for your fellowship in the Gospel from the first dayuntil now;being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you. will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inasmuch as hoth in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the Gospel, ye all e partakers of my grace For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the howels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may ahound yet more and more in knowledge, and in all judgment: That ye may approve things that are excellent, that ye maybe sincere, and without offence till'the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are hy Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.
The Gospd. St. Matt, xviii. 21, T3KTEK said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus snith unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times: but until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would take account of his servants. And whenbehadbeguntoreekon,onc forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be soW. and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying. Lord, have patience with me. and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the deht But the same servant went out. and found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him an hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him hy the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay ihee all. And he would not; but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the deht. So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, 1 forgave thee all that deht, because thou desiredst me shonldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto bim. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts, forgive not every one hisbrother their trespasses.
was brought unto him, who owed, liness; be ready, we beseech thee, him ten thousand talents. Butjto hear the devout prayers of thy
The twenty-third Sunday after
f\ God, our refuge and strength,
who art the author ot all god
Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may ohtain effectually, through Jesus Christ our Lord, biuen.
The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17. ■jQRKTHREN, befollowers to
gcther of me, and mark them who walk so. as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom 1 have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ; whose end is destruction, whose god is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heavPn, from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile hody, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious hody, according to the working, wherehy he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 15. rPHEN went the Pharisees, and
took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us, therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, aud said, Why temptye me, ye hypocrites? Show me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription ? •They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render there
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.
Tht twenty-fourth Sunday after
C\ Lord, we heseech thee, ah
solve thy people from their offences; tliat, through thy hountiful goodness, we may all he delivered from the hands of those sins which hy our frailty we have committed: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our hlessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.
The Epistle. Colos. i. 3. TlfE 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 hefore in the word of the truth of the Gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world, and hringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth. As ye also learned of Epaphras, 6ur dear fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto us your love in the spirit. For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to 'pray foryou.andtodesirethatye might he filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding ; that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, heing fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the
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 he partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.
The Gospel. St. Matt. a. 18. YM'HILE Jesus spake these things unto John's disciples, hehold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead; hut come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. (And hehold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of hlood twelve years, came hehind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may hut touch his garment, I shall he whole. But Jesus turned him ahout, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, he 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, hut sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her hy the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went ahroad into all that
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STIR up, we heseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they plenteously