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his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him. saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not ; but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 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, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: shouldest 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 te the 'tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye, from your hearts, forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

The Twenty-third Sunday af. ter Trinity.

The Collect.

. GOD, our refuge and

strength, who art the author of all godliness; be ready we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may obtaineffectually, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

' The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17. RETHREN, be followers together of me, and mark

us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I 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 heaven, from , whence ", also we look for the Saviour," the Lord Jesus Christ; who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working, whereby be is able even to subdue, all things unto himself.

The Gosfiel. St. Matt. xxii. 15. *

HEN 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 thout 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, and said, Why: tempt ye 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, Cæsar’s, Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the thinoo

them who walk so, as ye have

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.

The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

LORD, we beseech thee, * absolve thy people from their offences; that, through thy bountiful goodness, we may all be delivered from the bands of those sins which by our frailty we have committed: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. ..fmen.

The E/listle. Colos. i. 3.

W E 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 before in the word of the truth of the Gospel ; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world, and bringeth 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, our dear fellowservant, 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

severy g jing in the knowledge of God; ing a noise, he said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

we heard it, do not cease te pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding ; that ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in work, and increas

strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering, with joyfulness ; giving thanks unto the Father, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.

The Gosfiel. St. Matt. ix. 18.

HILE Jesus spake these things unto John's disciples, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. (And behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be 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 mak

The Twenty-fifth Sunday after - Trinity.

The Collect.

TIR up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they plenteously bringing forth the sruit of good works, may by thee be plenteously rewarded, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Emistle. Jer. xxiii. 5.

EHOLD, the days come. saith the Lord, that I will raise unto David a righteous branch; and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment, and justice in the earth. In his days, Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely : and this is his Name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, behold, the days eome, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord liveth, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but, The Lord liveth who brought up, and who led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north

tries whither I had driven them ; and they shall dwell in their own land.

The Gosfiel. St. John vi. 5. W HEN Jesus then lift up

his eyes and saw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat? (and this he said to prove him; for he himself knew what he would do.) Philip answered him, Two hundred penny-worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, saith unto him, There is a lad here, who hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes; but what are they among so many 2 And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down, and {ikewise of the fishes, as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barleyloaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when

country, and from all coun

they had seen the miracle that


Jesus did, said, This is of as made unto salvation. For the truth that Prophet that should Scripture saith, Whosoever come into the world. believeth on him shall not be ashamed. Forthere is no dif* If there be any more Sun-ference between the Jew and days before Advent-Sunday, the Greek: for the same Lord the service of some of those over all, is rich unto all that Sundays that were omitted call upon him. For whosoafter the Efishany, shall ever shall call upon the name be taken in to suftfly so of the Lord, shall be savedmanus as are here wanting. How then shall they call on ...And if there he fever, the him in whom they have not overfi!us may be omitted : believed 2 And how shall they Provided that this last Col-believe in him of whom they

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LMIGHTY God, who

-didst give grace unto thy holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him without delay ; grant unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy Word, may forthwith give up ourselves obediently to fulfil thy holy commandments, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. .4men.

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have not heard? And how: shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent 2 As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things? But they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Esaias. saith, Lord, who hath believed our report : So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. But I say, have they not heard 2 Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. But I say, did not Israel know? First, Moses saith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not ; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long have I stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

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Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: (for they were fishers.) And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him, And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

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upon the foundation of the
Apostles and Prophets, Jesus
Christ himself being the chief
corner-stone ; in whom all the
building, fitly framed together,
groweth unto an holy temple
in the Lord : in whom ye also
are builded together for an
habitation of God, through
the Spirit.
The Gosfiel, St. John xx. 24.
THoxas, one of the twelve,
called Didymus, was not
with them when Jesus came.
The other disciples therefore
said unto him, We have seen
the Lord. But he said unto
them, Except I shall see in
his hands the print of the nails,
and put my finger into the
print of the nails, and thrust
my hand into his side, I will
not believe. And after eight
days, again his disciples were
within, and Thomas with
them : Then came Jesus, the
doors being shut, and stood in
the midst, and said, Peace be
unto you. Then said he to
Thomas, Reach hither thy
nger, and behold my hands;
and reach hither thy hand,
and thrust it into my side ; and
be not faithless, but believing.
And Thomas answered and
said unto him, My Lord, and
my God. Jesus saith unto him,
Thomas, because thou hast
seen me, thou hast believed;
blessed are they that have not
seen, and yet have believed.
And many other signs truly
did Jesus in the presence o'

*usehold of God; and are built

his disciples, which are

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