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according to the Scriptures; and that he was seen of Cephas; then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present; but some are fallen asleep. After that he was seen of James; then of all the Apostles: and last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the Church of God. But, by the grace of God, I am what I am ; and his grace, which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain ; but I laboured more abundantly than they all : yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore, whether it were I, or they, so we preach, and so ye believed. The Gospel. St. Luke, xviii 9. JESUS spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican : I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell ou, this man went down to his ouse...justified rather than the - #. every one that exalteth self, shall be abased; and he that bleth himself, shall be

The twelfth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who art always more ready to hearthan we to pray, and art wont to give more than either we desire or deserve; pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amcm. The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4. SooH trust have we through Christ to God-ward : Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but oursufficiency is of God. Who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away; how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be rather glorious * For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory. The Gospel. St. Mark, vii. 31. ESUS, departing from the coast of Tyre and Sidon, came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis, and they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon

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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 unto him, Ephphatha, that is, be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man : but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

The thirteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. ALMIGHTY and merciful God, of whose only gift it cometh that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service ; grant, we beseech 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. Almen. The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16. O Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of Promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then serveth the law 2 It was added because of trans

gressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one ; but God is one. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid; for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise, by faith of Jesus Christ, might be given to them that believe. The Gospel. St. Luke, x. 23. 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 behold a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life 2 He said unto him, What is written in the law 2 How readest thou?, And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answer. ed right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour 2 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 by chance there came down a certain Priest

that way; and when he saw him, The FOURTEENTH SU He passed by on the other side. And, likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and set him on his own beast, and brought him into an inn, 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 neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

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God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

* The Epistle. Gal. v. 16. I Say then, Walk in the Spirit,

and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth 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 be led by the Spirit, ye are not under

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these, Adultery, fornication, uncieanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like : of the which I tell you before, as I 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 Spiritis love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts. The Gospel. St. Luke, xvii. 11. AND 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 him 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, {}o 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 back, 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 ? but where are the nine 2 There are not found that 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.

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tual mercy: And because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ..?mem. The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. YE see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. 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 forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Je

sus Christ, by whom the world is

erucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my body 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. O man can serve two masters: * * for 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 iife, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on : Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment Behold the fowls

of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his stature ? And why take ye thoughtformaiment? 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. Whereforeif 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 you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink 2 or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your fieavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall 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.

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my knees unto the Father of our of Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the innerman; that Christ may dwell in o: by faith; that ye, beingrooted and grounded in love, table to comprehend, with at is the breadth, and d depth, and height; know the love of Christ, lipasseth knowledge, that § filled with all the ful

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yin the Church, by Christ Je. is throughout all: ages, world without end. Amen, -The Gospel. St. Luke, vii. 11.

ND, it came to pass the day * after, that Jesus went into a Citygalled Nain; and many of

his disciples went with him, and people. Now, when he iménigh to the gate of the city,

me ere was a deadman carred out, the only son of his mo: ther, and she . a"widow; and h people of the city was with And when . #. saw her, ad compassion on her, and unto her, Weep not: And he B and touched the bier, (and hat bare him stood still) to he said, Young man, I say

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visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about.

The seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. LORD, we pray thee, that thy grace may always prevent and follow us ; and make us continually to be given to all good works, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jłmen. The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1. I Therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy 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 bond of peace. There is one body, 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 above all, and through all, and in you all. The Gospel. St. Luke, xiv. 1. IT came to pass, as Jesus went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread, on the Sabbath-day, that they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man before him, who had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the Lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath-day 2 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 will not straightway pull him

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