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The ser-|who walk so, as ye have us for an vant therefore fell down and wor- ensample. (For many walk, of shipped him, saying, Lord, have whom I have told you often, and patience with me, and I will pay now tell you even weeping, that thee all. Then the lord of that they are the enemies of the cross of servant was moved with compas-Christ; whose end is destruction, sion, and loosed him, and forgave whose god is their belly, and whose him the debt. But the same ser-glory is in their shame, who mind vant went out, and found one of earthly things.) For our converhis fellow-servants, who owed him sation is in heaven, from whence an hundred pence; and he laid also we look for the Saviour, the hands on him, and took him by Lord Jesus Christ; who shall the throat, saying, Pay me that change our vile body, that it may thou owest. And his fellow-ser- be fashioned like unto his glorious vant fell down at his feet, and be-body, according to the working, sought him, saying, Have patience whereby he is able even to subdue with me, and I will pay thee all. all things unto himself. And he would not ; but went and The Gospel. St. Matt. xxi. 15.
him into prisonshould NHEN went the Pharisees, and pay
the debt. So when his fellow- took servants saw what was done, they entangle him in his talk. And they were very sorry, and came and told sent out unto him their disciples, unto their Jord all that was done. with the Herodians, saying, MasThen his lord, after that he had call- ter, we know that thou art true, and ed him, said unto him, O thou wick- teachest the way of God in truth, ed servant, I forgave thee all that neither carest thou for any man: for debt, because thou desiredst me: thou regardest. not the person of shouldest not thou also have had men. Tell us, therefore, what compassion on thy fellow-servant, thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give even as I had pity on thee? And tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But his lord was wroth, and delivered Jesus perceived their wickedness, him to the tormentors, till he and said, Why tempt ye me, ye should pay all that was due unto hypocrites ? Show me the tributehim. So likewise shall my heaven- money. And they brought unto ly Father do also unto you, if ye, him a penny. And he saith unto from your hearts, forgive not every them, Whose is this image and suone his brother their trespasses. perscription? They say unto him,
Cæsar's. Then saith he unto them, The twenty-third Sunday after
Render therefore unto Cæsar the Trinity.
things which are Cæsar's; and unThe Collect.
to God the things that are God's. O
who art the author of all god- they marvelled, and left him, and liness; be ready, we beseech thee, went their to hear the devout prayers of thy
way: Church; and grant that those things The twenty-fourth Sunday after which we ask faithfully, we may
Trinity. obtain effectually, through Jesus
The Collect. Christ our Lord. Amen.
LORD, we beseech thee, ab. The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17. solve thy people from their ofRETHREN, be followers to-fences; that, through thy bountiful gether of me, and mark them goodness, we may all be delivered
from the bands of those sins which issue of blood twelve years, came by our frailty we have committed : behind him, and touched the hem Grant this, O heavenly Father, for of his garment: For she said withJesus Christ's sake, our blessed in herself, If I may but touch his Lord and Saviour. Amen. . garment, I shall be whole. But
The Epistle. Colos. i. 3. Jesus turned him about, and when VE give thanks to God, and he saw her, he said, Daughter, be
the Father of our Lord Jesus of good comfort, thy faith hath Christ, praying always for you, made thee whole. And the wosince we heard of your faith in man was made whole from that Christ Jesus, and of the love which hour.) And when Jesus came into, ye have to all the saints; for the the ruler's house, and saw the minhope which is laid up for you in strels and the people making a heaven, whereof ye heard before noise, he said unto them, Give in the word of the truth of the Gos-place: for the maid is not dead, pel ; which is come unto you, as it but sleepeth. And they laughed is in all the world, and bringeth him to scorn. But when the peoforth fruit, as it doth also in you, ple were put forth, he went in, and since the day ye heard of it, and took her by the hand, and the maid knew the grace of God in truth. arose. And the fame hereof went As ye also learned of Epaphras, our abroad into all that land. dear fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who The twenty-fifth Sunday after also declared unto us your love in
Trinity. the spirit. For this cause we also,
The Collect. since the day we heard it, do not STIR up, we beseech thee, O cease to pray for you, and to desire Lord, the wills of thy faithful that ye might be filled with the people; that they plenteously bringknowledge of his will in all wis-ing forth the fruit of good works, dom and spiritual understanding; may by thee be plenteously rewardthat ye might walk worthy of the ed, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Lord unto all pleasing, being fruit-Amen. ful in every good work, and in- For the Epistle. Jer. xxiii. 5. creasing in the knowledge of God; DEHOLD, the days come, saith strengthened with all might, ac-D the Lord, that I will raise unto cording to his glorious power, un- David a righteous branch; and a to all patience and long-suffering, King shall reign and prosper, and with joyfulness; giving thanks un- shall execute judgment and justice to the Father, who hath made us in the earth. In his days, Judah meet to be partakers of the inherit- shall be saved, and Israel shall ance of the saints in light. dwell safely: and this is his name
The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 18. whereby he shall be called, THE WHILE Jesus spake these LORD OUR RIGHTEOUS
things unto John's disciples, NESS. Therefore, behold, the behold, there came a certain ruler, days come, saith the Lord, that and worshipped him, saying, My they shall no more say, The Lord daughter is even now dead; but liveth, who brought up the children come and lay thy hand upon her, of Israel out of the land of Egypt; and she shall live. And Jesus but, The Lord liveth, who brought arose, and followed him, and so did up, and who led the seed of the his disciples. (And behold, a wo-house of Israel out of the north man, which was diseased with an country, and from all countries
whither I had driven them; and readily obeyed the calling of thy they shall dwell in their own land. Son Jesus Christ, and followed him The Gospel. St. John vi. 5. without delay; grant unto us all, THEN Jesus then lift up his that we, being called by thy holy eyes,
and saw a great com- word, may forthwith give up ourpany come unto him, he saith unto selves obediently to fulfil thy holy Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, commandments, through the same that these may eat? (and this he Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. said to prove him; for he himself The Epistle. Rom. x. 9. knew what he would do.) Philip TF thou shalt confess with thy answered him, Two hundred pen- mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt ny-worth of bread is not sufficient believe in thine heart that God hath for them, that every one of them raised him from the dead, thou shalt may take a little. One of his dis- be saved. For with the heart man ciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's bro-believeth unto righteousness, and ther, saith unto him, There is a lad with the mouth confession is made here, who hath five barley-loaves, unto salvation. For the Scripture and two small fishes; but what are saith, Whosoever believeth on him they among so many? And Jesus shall not be ashamed. For there said, Make the men sit down. Now is no difference between the Jew there was much grass in the place. and the Greek: for the same Lord So the men sat down, in number over all, is rich unto all that call about five thousand. And Jesus upon him. For whosoever shall took the loaves, and when he had call upon the name of the Lord, given thanks, he distributed to the shall be saved. How then shali disciples, and the disciples to them they call on him in whom they have that were set down, and likewise not believed ? and how shall they of the fishes, as much as they would. believe in him of whom they have When they were filled, he said un- not heard ? And how shall they hear to his disciples, Gather up the frag- without a preacher? And how shall ments that remain, that nothing be they preach, except they be sent ? lost. Therefore they gathered them As it is written, How beautiful are together, and filled twelve baskets the feet of them that preach the with the fragments of the five bar- Gospel of peace, and bring glad tiley-loaves, which remained over dings of good things ! But they and above unto them that had eaten. have not all obeyed the Gospel. Then those men, when they had For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath seen the miracle that Jesus did, believed our report ? So then, faith said, This is of a truth that Prophet cometh by hearing, and hearing by that should come into the world. the Word of God. But I say, Have 1 If there be any more Sundays before Advent- they not heard ? Yes verily, their that were omitted after the Epiphany, shall be their words unto the ends of the Sunday, the Service of some of those Sundays sound went into all the earth, and taken in to supply so many as are here wanting. And if there be fewer, the overplus may be omit- world. But I say, Did not Israel ted: Provided that this last Collect, Epistle, and know? First, Moses saith, I will Gospel, shall always be used upon the Sunday
provoke you to jealousy by them Saint Andrew's Day.
that are no people, and by a foolish
nation I will anger you. But Esaias The Collect.
is very bold, and saith, I was found LMIGHTY God, who didst of them that sought me not; I was
give such grace unto thy holy made manifest unto them that askApostle Saint Andrew, that he ed not after me. But to Israel he
next before Advent.
saith, All day long have I stretched them when Jesus came. The other forth my hands unto a disobedient disciples therefore said unto him, and gainsaying people.
We have seen the Lord. But he The Gospel. St. Matt. iv, 18. said unto them, Except I shall see ESUS, walking by the sea of in his hands the print of the nails,
Galilee, saw two brethren, and put my finger into the print of Simon, called Peter, and Andrew the nails, and thrust my hand into his brother, casting a net into the his side, I will not believe. And sea : (for they were fishers.) And after eight days, again his discihe saith unto them, Follow me, and ples were within, and Thomas with I will make you fishers of men. them: Then came Jesus, the doors And they straightway left their nets, being shut, and stood in the midst, and followed him. And going on and said, Peace be unto you. Then from thence, he saw other two bre- said he to Thomas, Reach hither thren, James the son of Zebedee, thy finger, and behold my hands; and John his brother, in a ship and reach hither thy hand, and with Zebedee their father, mend- thrust it into my side ; and be not ing their nets; and he called them. faithless, but believing. And ThoAnd they immediately left the ship mas answered and said unto him, and their father, and followed him. My Lord, and my God. Jesus
saith unto him, Thomas, because Saint Thomas the Apostle. thou hast seen me, thou hast beThe Collect.
lieved ; blessed are they that have LMIGHTY and everliving not seen, and yet have believed.
God, who, for the greater con- And many other signs truly did firmation of the faith, didst sufferthy Jesus in the presence of his disciholy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful ples, which are not written in this in thy Son's resurrection; grant us book. But these are written, that so perfectly, and without all doubt, ye might believe that Jesus is to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, the Christ, the Son of God; and that our faith in thy sight may never that believing, ye might have life be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through his name. through the same Jesus Christ to whom, with thee and the Ho- Saint Stephen's Day. ly Ghost, be all honour and glory,
The Collect. now and for evermore. Amen. Il sufferings here upon earth, for
RANT, O Lord, that in allour The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 19. Tow therefore ye are no more the testimony of thy truth, we may
strangers and foreigners, but steadfastly look up to heaven, and fellow-citizens with the saints, and by faith behold the glory that shall of the household of God; and are be revealed; and being filled with built upon the foundation of the the Holy Ghost, may learn to love Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ and bless our persecutors, by the himself being the chief corner- example of thy first martyr Saint stone; in whom all the building, fitly Stephen, who prayed for his murframed together, groweth unto an derers to thee, Oblessed Jesus, who holy templein the Lord: in whom ye standest at the right hand of God, also are builded together for an ha- to succour all those who suffer for bitation of God, through the Spirit. thee, our only Mediator and AdvoThe Gospel. St. John xx. 24. cate. Amen. HOMAS, one of the twelve, 1 Then shall follow the Collect of the Nativity,
which shall be said continually until New Year's called Didymus, was not with