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they could not answer him again in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
to these things. And he put forth a parable to those who were bidden, when he marked how they chose
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 34 HEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put the
out the chief rooms; saying unto Sadducees to silence, they were them, When thou art bidden of gathered together. Then one of any man to a wedding, sit not them, who was a lawyer, asked down in the highest room, lest a him a question, tempting him,
more honourable man than thou saying, Master, which is the great
be bidden of him ; and he that
commandment in the law Jesus
bade thee and him come and saysaid unto him, Thou shalt lovethe to thee, Give this man place; Lord thy God with all thy heast and thou begin with shame to and with all thy soul, and with all take the lowest room. But when thy mind: This is the first and thou art bidden, go and sit down great commandment. And to in the lowest room; that when he second is like unto it, Thoughal
thatbade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher. then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever
love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments han; all the law and the prophth While the Pharisees were gather ed together, Jesus asked them,
exalteth himself, shall be abased; saying, What think ye of Chris
and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
The eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. ORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withstand the temptations of the world, the slesh, and the devil ; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee, the only God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Almen. The Epistle. I Cor. i. 4. I Thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge ; even as the testimony of Christ was con
whose son is he They say uno
The nineteenth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. ..., O God, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; mercifully grant that ty Holy Spirit may in all things of rect and rule our hearts, throu
firmed in you. So that ye come Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be lameless
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17. HIS I say therefore,andt in the Lord, that ye hento forth walk not as other Gentile"
walk, in the vanity of their mind; o: understanding darkenedbeingalienated fom the life of God, through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindmess of their heart: who, being past feeling, have given themselves; over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; if so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus: That ye put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lust; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind: and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holimess. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour : for we are members one of another. Beye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole, steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edify. ing, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's
The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 1. ESUS entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee. And behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee 2 or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitude. saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, who had given such power unto men.
The twentieth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. O Almighty and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things which thou commandest, through Jesus Christ our Lord. A mem.
The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15. EE then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but, as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord
sake hath forgiven you.
is. And be not drunk with wine,
wherein is excess: but be filled with the Spirit; speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the * Lord; giving thanks always for all #." things unto God and the Father, :. in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 1. .JESUS said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, who made a marriage for his son; and sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them who are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatings are killed, and all things are ready : come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they who were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all, as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests, And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a wedding garment. And he saith unto him, Friend,
how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding garment? And he was speedless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chosen,
The twenty-first Sunday afler Trinity. The Collect. GRANT, we beseech thee, mor, ciful Lord, to thy faithful people, pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve thee with a quiet mind, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Almen. The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10. My brethren, be strong into Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole ar. mour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of 's devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against prin. cipalities, against powers, again! the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wicked. ness in high places. Wheresort take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand. therefore, having your loins girt' about with truth; and having on" the breast-plate of righteousness;. and your feet shod with the proparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able. to quench all the fiery darts of tho. wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: praying always with all prays. andsupplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance, and supplication for all saints; and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel; for which I am an ambassadorin bonds: that therein I may speak boldly as I ought to speak. The Gospel. St. John, iv. 46. HERE was a certain noble* man, whose son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him,that he would come down and heal his son; for he was at the point of death. Then said Jesus unto him, Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman said unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Gothy way, thy son liveth. And the man believed the word that Jesus had ken unto him, and he went way. And as he was now going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then inquired he of them the hour when he began to amend; and they said unto him, Westerday, at the seventh hour, he fever left him. So the father (new that it was at the same lour in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth; and himself )elieved, and his whole house. This is again the second miracle hat Jesus did, when he was come jutof Judea into Galilee.
TWENTY-SECOND SUNH)AY AFTER TRIN, ...
continual godliness; that, throughthy protection, it may be free from all adversities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord...?men, The Epistle. Phil. i. 3. Thank my God upon every remembrance of you (always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy) for your fellowship in the Gospel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ; even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in Iny heart, inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the Gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly long after you all in the bowels of Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in %. and in all judgment: That ye may approve things that are excellent, that ye maybe sincere, and without offence till the day of Christ; being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God. The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 21. ETER said unto Jesus, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin . against me, and I forgive him 2 till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times: but until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would take account of his servants. And
thy household the Church in
when he had begun to reckon, one 11*
Was brought unto him, who owed him ten thousand talents. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loos. ed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him an hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. And 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 to 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 everyone his brother their trespasses.
The twenty-third Sunday after
liness; be ready, webeseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully, we may obtain effectually, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17. BRETHREN be followers together of me, and mark them who walk so, as ye have 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, accordingtothe working, whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
The Gospel. 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 dis. ciples, with the Herodians, say. ing, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us, therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cae. sar, or not 2. But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why temptye 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, Caesar's. Then
saith he unto them, Render there