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certain king, who made a hither, 'not having a wedmarriage for his son; and ding-garment? And he was sent forth his servants to call speechless. Then' said the them that were bidden to the king to the servants, Bind wedding; and they would him hand and foot, and take not come. Again, he sent him away, and cast him into forth other servants, saying, outer darkness: there shall Tell them which are bidden, be weeping and gnashing of Behold, I have prepared my teeth. For many are called, dinner ; my oxen and my fat- but few are chosen. lings are killed, and all things are ready; come unto the The one and twentieth Sunday marriage. But they made after Trinity. light of it, and went their
The Collect. ways, one to his farm, ano RANT, we beseech thee, ther to his merchandise : and the remnant took his ser- faithful people pardon and vants, and entreated them peace, that they may be spitefully, and slew them. cleansed from all their sins, But when the king heard and serve thee with a quiet thereof, he was wroth; and mind; thro' Jesus Christ our he sent forth his armies, and Lord. Amen. destroyed those murderers, The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10. and burnt up their city. Then Y brethrenbe strong wedding is ready, but they power of his might. Put on who were bidden were not the whole armour of God, worthy. Go ye therefore into that ye may be able to stand the high-ways, and as many against the wiles of the devil. as ye shall find bid to the For we wrestle not against marriage. So those servants fleshi and blood, but against went out into the high-ways, principalities, against powers, and gathered together all, as against the rulers of the darkmany as they found, both ness of this world, against bad and good; and the wed- spiritual wickedness in high ding was furnished with places. Wherefore take unto guests. And when the king you the whole armour of God, came in to see the guests, he that ye may be able to withsaw there a man which had stand in the evil day, and, not on a wedding-garment. having done all, to stand. And he saith unto him, Stand therefore, having your Friend, how camest thou in loins girt about with truth;
and having on the breast-plate believed the word that Jesus of righteousness; and your had spoken unto him, and he feet shod with the prepara- went his way. And, as he tion of the Gospel of peace; was now going down, his above all, taking the shield servants met him, and told of faith, wherewith ye shall him, saying, Thy son liveth. be able to quench all the fiery Then enquired he of them darts of the wicked; and the hour when he began to take the helmet of salvation, amend: and they said unto and the sword of the Spi- him, Yesterday at the seventh rit, which is the Word of hour the fever left him. So God: praying always with the father knew that it was all prayer and supplication at the same hour, in the in the Spirit, and watching which Jesus said unto him, thereunto with all perseve- Thy son liveth; and himself rance, and supplication for believed, and his whole house. all saints; and for me, that This is again the second miutterance may be given unto racle that Jesus did, when he me, that I may open my
was come out of Judæa into mouth boldly, to make known Galilee. the mystery of the Gospel, for which I am an ambassa- The two and twentieth Sunday dor in bonds; that therein I
after Trinity. may speak boldly, as I ought
The Collect. to speak.
ORD, we beseech thee to The Gospel. St. John iv. 46. 'HERE was a certain Church in continual godli
nobleman, whose son ness; that through thy prowas sick at Capernaum. When tection it may be free from he heard that Jesus was come all adversities, and devoutly out of Judæa into Galilee, he given to serve thee in good went unto him, and besought works, to the glory of thy him that he would come down Name; through Jesus Christ and heal his son ; for he was our Lord. Amen. at the point of death. Then The Epistle. Phil. i. 3. said Jesus unto him, Except
Thank my God upon ye see signs and wonders, ye every remembrance of you, will not believe. The noble-|(always in every prayer of man saith unto him, Sir, come mine for you all making redown ere my child die. Jesus quest with joy,) for your felsaith unto him, Go thy way, lowship in the Gospel from thy son liveth. And the man the first day until now; being
confident of this very thing, much as he had not to pay, that he who hath begun a his lord commanded him to good work in you will per- be sold, and his wife and form it until the day of Jesus children, and all that he had, Christ; even as it is meet for and payment to be made. me to think this of you all, The servant therefore fell because I have you in my down and worshipped him, heart, inasmuch as both in saying, Lord, have patience my bonds, and in the defence with me, and I will pay thee and confirmation of the Gos-all. Then the lord of that pel, ye all are partakers of my servant was moved with comgrace. For God is my record, passion, and loosed him, and how greatly I long after you forgave him the debt. But all in the bowels of Jesus the same servant went out, Christ. And this I pray, that and found one of his fellowyour love may abound yet servants, which owed him an more and more in knowledge, hundred pence; and he laid and in all judgement: that hands on him, and took him ye may approve things that by the throat, saying, Pay are excellent, that ye may me that thou owest. And be sincere, and without of his fellow-servant fell down fence, till the day of Christ : at his feet, and besought him, being filled with the fruits of saying, Have patience with righteousness, which are by me, and I will pay thee all. Jesus Christ, unto the glory And he would not; but went and praise of God.
and cast him into prison, till The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii
. 21. he should pay the debt. So PE ETER said unto Jesus, when his fellow-servants saw
Lord, how oft shall my what was done, they were brother sin against me, and I very sorry, and came and told forgive him? till seven times? unto their lord all that was Jesus saith unto him, I say done. Then his lord, after not unto thee, until seven that he had called him, said times; but until seventy times unto him, O thou wicked serseven. Therefore is the King- vant, I forgave thee all that dom of heaven likened unto debt, because thou desiredst a certain king, which would me: shouldest not thou also take account of his servants. have had compassion on thy And when he had begun to fellow-servant, even as I had reckon, one was brought un- pity on thee: And his lord to him, which owed him ten was wroth, and delivered him thousand talents. But foras- to the tormentors, till "he
your Thand took counsel how
The three and four and twentieth Sundays after Trinity. should pay all that was due he is able even to subdue all unto him. So likewise shall things unto himself. my heavenly Father do also The Gospel
. St. Matt. xxii. 15. if ye from
THEN went the Pharisees hearts forgive not every one
and took counsel how his brother their trespasses.
they might entangle him in
his talk. And they sent out The three and twentieth Sunday the Herodians, saying, Ma
unto him their disciples, with after Trinity.
ster, we know that thou art The Collect.
true, and teachest the way of O O
God, our refuge and
God in truth, neither carest author of all godliness; Be
regardest not the person of ready, we beseech thee, to
men. Tell us therefore, what hear the devout prayers of thinkest thou? Is it lawful to thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask give tribute unto Cæsar, or
not? But Jesus perceived their faithfully we may obtain ef. wickedness, and said, Why fectually; thro' Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?
shew me the tribute-money. The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17.
And they brought unto him a BRE
RETHREN, be followers | peny. And he saith unto them,
together of me, and mark | Whose is this image and suthem which walk so as ye perscription? They say unto have us for an ensample. (For him, Cæsar's. Then saith he many walk, of whom I have unto them, Render therefore told you often, and now tell unto Cæsar the things which you even weeping, that they are Cæsar's; and unto God are the enemies of the cross the things that are God's. of Christ; whose end is de- When they had heard these struction, whose god is their words, they marvelled, and belly, and whose glory is in left him, and went their way. their shame, who mind earthly things.) For our conversa- The four and twentieth Sunday tion is in heaven; from whence
after Trinity. also we look for the Saviour,
Lord, we thee,
absolve thy from that it may be fashioned like their offences; that through unto his glorious body, accord-thy bountiful goodness we ing to the working whereby may all be delivered from the
Lord Jesus Christ, praying WHILE Jesus spake
bands of those sins, which by to his glorious power, unto our frailty we have commit- all patience and long-sufferted : Grant this, O heavenly ing with joyfulness ; giving Father, for Jesus Christ's thanks unto. the Father, sake, our blessed Lord and which hath made us meet to Saviour. Amen.
be partakers of the inheritThe Epistle. Col. i. 3. ance of the saints in light. WE give thanks to God The Gospel, St. Matt. ix. 18. and the Father of our
these things unto John's always for you, since we disciples, behold, there came heard of your faith in Christ a certain ruler, and worJesus, and of the love which shipped him, saying, My ye have to all the saints; for daughter is even now dead; the hope which is laid up for but come and lay thy hand you in heaven, whereof ye upon her, and she shall live. heard before in the word of And Jesus arose, and followthe truth of the Gospel; ed him, and so did his disciwhich is come unto you, as it ples. (And behold, a woman, is in all the world, and bring- which was diseased with an eth forth fruit, as it doth also issue of blood twelve years, in you, since the day ye heard came behind him, and touchof it, and knew the grace of ed the hem of his garment; God in truth. As ye also for she said within herself, If learned of Epaphras, our dear I may but touch his garment, fellow-servant, who is for I shall be whole. But Jesus you a faithful minister of turned him about, and, when Christ; who also declared he saw her, he said, Daughunto us your love in the Spi- ter, be of good comfort, thy rit. For this cause we also, faith hath made thee whole since the day we heard it, do And the woman was made not cease to pray for you, and whole from that hour.). And to desire that ye might be when Jesus came into the filled with the knowledge of ruler's house, and saw the his will in all wisdom and minstrels and the people spiritual understanding : that making a noise, he said unto ye might walk worthy of the them, Give place; for the Lord unto all pleasing, being maid is not dead, but sleepfruitful in every good work, eth. And they laughed him and increasing in the know- to scorn.
But when the peoledge of God; strengthened ple were put forth, he went with all inight, according in, and took her by the hand,