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which fell from the rich | father Abraham ; but if one man's table : moreover, the went unto them from the dogs came and licked his dead, they will repent. And sores. And it came to pass, he said unto him, If they that the beggar died, and hear not Moses and the prowas carried by the angels in- phets, neither will they be to Abraham's bosom. The persuaded, though one rose rich man also died, and was from the dead. buried : and in hell he lift up his eyes being in torments, The second Sunday after and seeth Abraham afar off,

Trinity. and Lazarus in his bosom.

The Collect. And he cried


Lord, Abraham, have mercy

to help and them and send Lazarus, that he whom thou dost bring up in may dip the tip of his finger thy stedfast fear and love; in water, and cool my tongue; Keep us, we beseech thee, for I am tormented in this under the protection of thy flame. But Abraham said, good providence, and make Son, remember that thou in us to have a perpetual fear thy life-time receivedst thy and love of thy holy Name; good things, and likewise La- through Jesus Christ our zarus evil things; but now Lord. Amen. he is comforted, and thou art The Epistle. 1 St. John iii. 13. tormented. And besides all

not, my brethis, between us and you thren, if the world hate there is a great gulf fixed : you. We know that we have so that they who would pass passed from death unto life, from hence to you cannot; because we love the brethren. neither can they pass to us, He that loveth not his brothat would come from thence. ther abideth in death. WhoThen he said, I pray thee soever hateth his brother is a therefore, father, that thou murderer : and ye know that wouldest send him to my fa- no murderer hath eternal life ther's house : for I have five abiding in him. Hereby perbrethren; that he may testify ceive we the love of God, beunto them, lest they also cause he laid down his life come into this place of tor- for us : and we ought to lay ment. Abraham saith unto down our lives for the brehim, They have Moses and thren. But whoso hath this the prophets; let them hear world's good, and seeth his them. And he said, Nay, brother have need, and shut

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teth up his bowels of com- ground, and I must needs go passion from him; how dwell- and see it; I pray thee have eth the love of God in him ? me excused. And another My little children, let us not said, I have bought five yoke love in word, neither in of oxen, and I go to prove tongue; but in deed, and in them ; I pray thee have me truth. And hereby we know excused. “And another said, that we are of the truth, and I have married a wife, and shall assure our hearts before therefore I cannot come. So him. For if our heart con- that servant came, and shewdemn us, God is greater than ed his lord these things. our heart, and knoweth all Then the master of the house things. Beloved, if our heart being angry said to his sercondemn us not, then have vant, Go out quickly into the we confidence towards God. streets and lanes of the city, And whatsoever we ask, we and bring in hither the poor, receive of him, because we and the maimed, and the keep his commandments, and halt, and the blind. And do those things that are the servant said, Lord, it is pleasing in his sight. And done as thou hast commandthis is his commandment, ed, and yet there is room. 'That we should believe on And the lord said unto the the Name of his Son Jesus servant, Go out into the highChrist, and love one another, ways and hedges, and comas he gave us commandment pel them to come in, that And he that keepeth his my house may be filled. For commandments dwelleth in I say unto you, That none of him, and he in him: and those men which were bidden hereby we know that he shall taste of my supper. abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

The third Sunday after The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 16.

man made a

The Collect. great supper, and bade Lord, we beseech thee many; and sent his servant mercifully to hear us ; at supper-time to say to them and grant that we, to whom that were bidden, Come, for thou hast given an hearty all things are now ready. desire to pray, may by thy And they all with one con- mighty aid be defended and sent began to make excuse. comforted in all dangers and The first said unto him, I adversities; through Jesus have bought a piece of Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Epistle. i St. Peter v. 5. wilderness, and go after that

LL of you be subject which is lost, until he find it?

one to another, and be And when he hath found it, clothed with humility: for he layeth it on his shoulders, God resisteth the proud, and rejoicing. And when he giveth grace to the humble. cometh home, he calleth toHumble yourselves therefore gether his friends and neighunder the mighty hand of bours, saying unto them, ReGod, that he may exalt you joice with me, for I have in due time; casting all your found my sheep which was care upon him, for he careth lost. I say unto you, That for you. Be sober, be vigi- likewise joy shall be in heaven lant; because your adversary over one sinner that repentthe devil, as å roaring lion, eth, more than over ninety walketh about seeking whom and nine just persons, which he may devour: whom re- need no repentance. Either sist stedfast in the faith, what woman having ten knowing that the same afflic- pieces of silver, if she lose tions are accomplished in one piece, doth not light a your brethren that are in the candle, and sweep the house, world. But the God of all and seek diligently till she grace, who hath called us in- find it? And when she hath to his eternal glory by Christ found it, she calleth her Jesus, after that ye have friends and her neighbours suffered a while, make you together, saying, Rejoice with perfect, stablish, strengthen, me, for I have found the settle you. To him be glory piece which I had lost. Likeand dominion for ever and wise, I say unto you, There Amen.

is joy in the presence of the The Gospel. St. Luke xv. 1. angels of God over one sinTHE

HEN, drew near unto ner that repenteth.

him all the Publicans and sinners for to hear him. The fourth Sunday after And the Pharisees and Scribes

Trinity. murmured, saying, This man

The Collect.

, with them. And he spake this parable unto them, say- out whom nothing is strong, ing, What man of you having nothing is holy; Increase and an hundred sheep, if he lose multiply upon us thy mercy; one of them, doth not leave that, thou being our ruler and the ninety and nine in the guide, we may so pass through


receiveth sinners, and cateth O that trust in thee

, with

things temporal, that we final- | be given unto you; good ly lose not the things eternal: measure, pressed down, and Grant this, O heavenly Fa- shaken together, and running ther, for Jesus Christ's sake over, shall men give into your our Lord. Amen.

bosom. For with the same The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18. measure that ye mete withal, Reckon that the sufferings again. And he spake a para,

it shall be measured to you of this present time are not worthy to be compared lead the blind? shall they

ble unto them, Can the blind with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earn- The disciple is not above his

not both fall into the ditch? est expectation of the creature waiteth for the mani- master; but every one that is festation of the sons of God. perfect shall be as his master. For the creature was made And why beholdest thou the subject to vanity, not will-mote that is in thy brother's ingly, but by reason of him eye, but perceivest not the

beam that is in thine own who hath subjected the same in hope: because the creature eye? Either how canst thou itself also shall be delivered say to thy brother, Brother,

let from the bondage of corrup-1 is in thine eye, when thou

me pull out the mote that tion, into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For | beam that is in thine own

thyself beholdest not the we know that the whole creation groaneth, and travaileth eye? Thou hypocrite, cast

out first the beam out of in pain together until now. And not only they, but our

thine own eye, and then shalt selves also, which have the thou see clearly to pull out first-fruits of the Spirit, even

the mote that is in thy bro

ther's we ourselves

eye. ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemp- The fifth Sunday after Trinity. tion of our body.

The Collect. The Gospel. St. Luke vi. 36.

GR RANT, O Lord, we betherefore merciful,

ye BE

seech thee, that the as your Father also is course of this world


be merciful. Judge not, and ye so peaceably ordered by thy shall not be judged: condemn governance, that thy Church not, and ye shall not be con- may joyfully serve thee in demned: forgive, and ye shall all godly quietness; through be forgiven: give, and it shall Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

groan within

The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 8. | into one of the ships, which BE

E ye all of one mind, was Simon's, and prayed him

having compassion one that he would thrust out a of another, love as brethren, little from the land : and he be pitiful, be courteous; not sat down, and taught the rendering evil for evil

, or people out of the ship. Now railing for railing; but con- when he had left speaking, trariwise blessing; knowing he said unto Simon, Launch that ye are thereunto called, out into the deep, and let that ye should inherit a down your nets for a draught. blessing. For he that will | And Simon answering said love life, and see good days, unto him, Master, we have let him refrain his tongue toiled all the night, and have from evil, and his lips that taken nothing ; nevertheless, they speak no guile: let him at thy word I will let down eschew evil, and do good; the net. And when they had let him seek peace, and en- this done, they inclosed a sue it. For the eyes of the great multitude of fishes, and Lord are over the righteous, their net brake. And they and his ears are open unto beckoned unto their partners their prayers: but the face which were in the other ship, of the Lord is against them that they should come and that do evil. And who is he help them. And they came, that will harm you, if ye be and filled both the ships, so followers of that which is that they began to sink. good? But and if ye suffer When Simon Peter saw it, for righteousness' sake, happy he fell down at Jesus' knees, are ye: and be not afraid of saying, Depart from me, for their terror, neither be trou-I am a sinful man, O Lord. bled; but sanctify the Lord For he was astonished, and God in your hearts.

all that were with him, at

the draught of the fishes The Gospel. St. Luke v. 1.

which they had taken; and IT

T came to pass, that as the so was also James, and John,

people pressed upon him the sons of Zebedee, which to hear the Word of God, he were partners with Simon. stood by the lake of Genne- And Jesus said unto Simon, sareth, and saw two ships Fear not, from henceforth standing by the lake; but the thou shalt catch men. And fishermen were gone out of when they had brought their them, and were washing ships to land, they forsook their nets. And he entered all, and followed him.

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