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of 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. Amen. The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii.
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that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency 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 itedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of bis 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 coasts 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 deat, and had an impediment in his ipeech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multicude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he fpit, and touched his congue ; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and faith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
PA RA PHRASE. On the COLLECT for the twelfth Sunday after Trinity'. O omnipotent and everlasting God, who art always better disposed to hear our prayers than we are to offer them, and who are accustomed to grant us more good things than we can forin a conception of or defire, and which we can by no means pretend to deferve, we beseech thce to let us partake of thy abundant mercy in forgiving - 2 numerous transgressions wherewith our consciences are burdened, and wnich render us the objects of thy wrath, and in conferring upon us those blessings waich our many ofences have rendered us unworthy to ask of thee; and this we requeit for the sake of thy Son our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.
And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was looled, and he spake plain. And he charged. them that they lhould 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 hach done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to 1peak.
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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. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16. 10 Abraham and his feed were the promises made. He
saith not, And to seeds, as of many ; but as of one; And to thy feed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant that was confirmed before of God in Chrift, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot dilannul, 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 ferveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the feed Mould come, to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator.
PA RA P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for she thirteenıb Sunday after Trinity: O Almighty and ever gracious God, to whose bountiful goodness we are indebied for this op; tunicy of offering up our prayers to thee, and praising thee, we beseech thee to give us grace, that we may serve thee with that devotion and obedience to thy commands in the present life, that we mav obtain the glorious promises of the life to come ; which we pray for the sake of Jesus Christ our ord. Amen.
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 lite, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jelus Christ might be given to them that believe.
The Gospel. St Luke x. 23.
I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to lee chose things which ye fee, and have not seen them and to hear thole things which ye hear, and have not he:rd them. And behold, a certain lawyer ttood up, and tempied him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law ? how readeit thou? And he answering, laid, Thou shalt love the Lor:1 thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and thy neigh our as thyself. And he said unto him, thou hait aniwered right; this do, and thou shalt live. But he willing to justify himfelt
, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour ? And Jesus answering, said, a certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped 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 faw him, he passed by on the other fide. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and paffed 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 fit him on his own beart, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the hoit, and said unto him, Take care of him, and whala scever thou spendelt more, when I come again I will reply thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves ? And he said, Сс
He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go and do thou likewise.
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crease of faith, hope, and charity ; and that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost coinmand, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. v. 16.
luit of the flesh. . For the Aesh lufteth 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 the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifeft, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, ftrife, feditions, 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 Spirit is 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 felh, with the affections and lufts.
PA RA P H R AS E On ibe COLLECT for the fourteenth Sunday afur Trinity. O all-powerful and eternal God, cause the chriftian graces of faith, Hope and Charity, which thou hatt implanted in our hearts by the influence of thy holy Spirit, to increafe daily in us by the operations of the fame ; and that we may obtain the felicity promised us in another life, inake us carnest above all things to obey thy commands in this; all this we bufeech thee in grant for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St Luke xvii. 11.
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, Go shew yourselves unto the priefts. 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, faid, Were there not een cleansed ? but where are the nine? 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.
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perpetual 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 salvacion, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. Gal. vi. 11.
mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair
PA RA PHRASE. On ibe COLLECT for the fifteenth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseech thee to extend thy watchful care over thy church, and to be its constant preserver : and because the frailty of our human nature is so great, that we are liable to fall frequently into sin, we earnestly intreat thee to preserve us from any powerful temptations, which may ensnare our innocence, and to afford us all necesary affistance to further our salvation ; and this we pray for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.