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faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven : but the children of the kingdom shall be cast into outer darkness ; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” And Jesus said unto the centurian: “Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.” And his servant was healed in the self-same hour.
The Epistle. Romans xii. 17- 21. D ECOMPENCE to no man evil for evil. ProN vide things honest in the sight of all mén. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath : for it is written, “Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, saith the Lord." Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing, thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good.
THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.
The Gospel. Matthew viii. 23- 27. ND when he was entered into a ship, his dise A ciples followed him. And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves; but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying: “Lord, save us: or we perish." And he saith unto them: “Why are ye fearful, Oye of little faith ?" Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying: -66 What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him ?”
The Epistle. Rom. xii. 8 10. WE no man any thing, but to love one another: U for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the lay. For this, thou shalt not commit adultery ; thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not steal; thou shalt not bear false witness; thou shalt not covet ; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbour : therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.
The Gospel. Matt. xii. 24- 30ANOTHER parable put he forth unto them, sayFling: “The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field: But, while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the householder came, and said unto him, “Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field ? From whence then hath it tares ?” He said unto them: « An enemy hath done this." The servants said unto him: “ Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?" But he said, “Nay; lest, while ye gathe er up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind then in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn."
is. The Epistle. Colos. iü.-12- 17DUT on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy
and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness,
humbleness of mind, mcekness, long-suficring; forbearing one another, if any man have a quarrel against any ; even as Christ forgave you, so, also, do ye. And above all these things, put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which ye are, also, called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom ; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts, to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Father, by liim.
The Sixth SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY.
The Gospel. Matt. xvii. 1- 9 AND after six days, Jesus taketh Peter, James, A and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, and was transfigured before them; and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias, talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus: “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias." While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud over-shadowed them: and, behold, a voice out of the cloud, which said: “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.” And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them,and said: “Arise, and be not afraid.” And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no rnan, save Jesus 'only. And, as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: “Tell the vision to no man, intill the Son of man be risen again from the dead."
The Epistle. 2 Pet. i. 16– 21. TOR we have not followed cunningly devised fa
T bles, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eye-witnesses of his majesty. For he received from God the father honour and glory, when there came such a voice from the excellent glory : “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him, in the holy mount. We have, also, a more sure word of prophecy: whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, untill the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts : Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpre. tation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.
SEPTUAGESIMA : OR THE THIRD SUNDAY
The Gospel. Matt. xx. - 16. TOR the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man
T who is an house-holder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into the vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a-day, he sent them into the vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market-place, and said unto them : “ Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoeser is right I will give you.” And they went thcir way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth bour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them : “Why stand ye here all the day
idle?” They say unto him : “Because no man hath hired us." He saith unto them, “Go ye also into the vineyard: and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.” So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, “ Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.” And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more ; and they likewise, received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they murmured against the good man of the house, saying: “ These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burthen and heat of the day.” But he answered one of them, and said : “ Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst not thou agree with me for a penny ? Take that thino is, and so thy way : I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil because I am good ?" So the last shall be first, and the first last : for many are called, but few chosen.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. ix. 24.-27 TY NOW ye not that they which run in a race,
run all, but one receiveth the prize ? So run, chat ye may obtain. And every man, that striveth ar the mastery, is temperate in all things. Now, hey do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an corruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertain
. so fight I, not as one that beateth the air : But Keep under my body, and bring it into subjection, + that by any means, when I have preached to lars, I myself should be a cast away.