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The Collect. LORD, we beseech thee. assoil thy people from their offences ; that through thy bountiful goodness we may be delivered from the bands of all those sins, which by our frailty we have committed: Grant this, &c.
The Epistle. Coloss. i. We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, always for you in our prayers ; for we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesu, and of the love which ye bear to all saints; for the hope's sake which is laid up in store for you in heaven ; of which hope ye heard before by the true word of the gospel ; which is come unto you even as it is, fruitful, and groweth as it is also among you, from the day in the which ye heard of it, and had experience in the grace of God through the truth. As ye learned of Epaphras, our dear fellow-servant, which is for you a faithful minister of Christ; which also declared unto us your love which ye have in the Spirit. For this cause we also, ever since the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be fulfilled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding : that ye might walk worthy of the Lord, that in all things ye may please, being fruitful in all good works, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, through his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness ; giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of saints in light.
The Gospel. Matt. ix. While Jesus spake unto the people, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now deceased ; 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 vesture; for she said within herself, If I may touch but even his vesture only, I shall be safe. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee safe. And the woman was made whole Peven that same time. And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels 9 and the people making a noise, he said unto them, Get yoụ hence ; 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 said, Damsel, arise. And the damsel arose. And this ' noise went abroad into all that land.
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The twenty-fifth Sunday. Nisi Dominus. Psalm cxxvii.
EXCEPT the Lord build the house : their labour is but lost that build it.
Except the Lord keep the city: the watchman waketh but in vain.
It is but lost labour that ye haste to rise up early, and so late take rest, and eat the bread of carefulness : for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Lo, children and the fruit of the womb : are an heritage and gift that cometh of the Lord.
Like as the arrows in the hand of the giant : even so are the young children.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them : they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, &c.
As it was in the beginning, is now, &c.
The Collect. Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded ; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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The Epistle. Jer. xxiii. Behold, the time cometh, saith the Lord, that I will raise up the righteous Branch of David, which King shall bear rule, and he shall prosper with wisdom, and shall set up equity and righteousness again in the earth. In his time shall Judah be saved, and Israel shall dwell without fear : and this is the name that they shall call him, even THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. And therefore behold, the time cometh, saith the Lord, that tit shall no more be said, The Lord liveth, which brought the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; but, The Lord liveth, which brought forth and led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north land, and from all countries where uI had scattered them; and they shall dwell in their own land again.
The Gospel. John vi. When Jesus 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? This he said to prove him ; for he himself knew what he would do. Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread are not sufficient for them, that every man may take a little. One of his disciples (Andrew, Simon Peter's brother) said unto him, There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two fishes; but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the people sit down. There was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the bread, and when he had given thanks, he gave to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down, and likewise of the fishes, as much as they would. When they had eaten enough, he saith unto his disciples, Gather up the broken meat which remaineth, that nothing be lost. And they gathered it together, and filled twelve baskets with the broken meat of the five barley loaves, which broken meat remained unto them that had eaten. Then those men (when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did) said, This is of a truth the same prophet that should come into the world.
If there be any more Sundays before Advent Sunday, to supply the same shall be taken the service of some of those Sundays that were omitted between the Epiphany and Septuagesima.
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Saint Andrew's Day. At the Communion. Sæpe expugnaverunt. Psalm cxxix.
Many times have they fought against me from my youth up : may Israel now say.
Yea, many a time have they vexed me from my youth up : but they have not prevailed against me.
The plowers plowed upon my back : and made long furrows.
But the righteous Lord hath hewn the snares of the ungodly in pieces.
Let them be confounded and turned backward : as many as have evil will at Sion.
Let them be even as the grass growing upon the house-tops : which withereth afore it be plucked up;
Whereof the mower filleth not his hand : neither he that bindeth up the sheaves his bosom.
So that they which go by say not so much as, The Lord prosper you: we wish you good luck in the name of the Lord.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost ;
As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
The Collect. ALMIGHTY God, which hast ALMIGHTY God, which didst given such grace to thy apostle give such grace unto thy holy Saint Andrew, that he counted apostle Saint Andrew, that he the sharp and painful death of readily obeyed the calling of the cross to be an high honour, thy Son Jesus Christ, and foland a great glory; Grant us to lowed him without delay; Grant take and esteem all troubles and unto us all, that we, being calladversities which shall come ed by thy holy word, may forthunto us for thy sake, as things with give over ourselves obediprofitable for us toward the ently to follow thy holy comobtaining of everlasting life; mandments; through the same through Jesus Christ our Lord Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Epistle. Rom. x. If thou knowledge with thy mouth that Jesus is the Lord, and believe in thy heart that God raised him up from death, thou shalt be safe. For to believe with the heart justifieth; and to knowledge with the mouth maketh a man safe. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be confounded. There is no difference between the Jew and the Gentile : for one is Lord of all, which is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever doth call on the name of the Lord shall be safe. How then shall they call on him, on whom they have not believed? How shall they believe on him, *of whom they have not heard? How shall they hear without a preacher ? and how shall they preach, y except they be sent? As it is written, how beautiful are the feet of them which bring tidings of peace, and bring tidings of good things ! But they have not all obeyed to the gospel : for Esay saith, Lord, who hath believed our sayings ? So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing cometh by the word of God. But I ask, Have they not heard? No doubt their sound went out into all lands, and their words into the ends of the world. But I demand, whether Israel did know or not? First Moses saith, I will provoke you to envy by them that are no people, by a foolish nation I will anger you. Esay after that is bold, and saith, I am found of them that sought me not: I am manifest unto them that asked not after me. But against Israel he saith, All day long have I stretched forth my hands unto a people that believeth not, but speaketh against me.
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