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beseech thee, from all things that us; that we being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that thou wouldest have done, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. EPHES. E. 15.
not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord 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 hearts 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. S. Matt. 22, 1. JE
ESUS 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, say. ing, Tell them who are bidden, Behold I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings 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 wrath ; 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 speechless. 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 One and Twentieth Sunday after
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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. Amen.
The Epistle. EPHES. 6. 10.
Y brethren, be strong in the Lord,
and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore 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 breastplate of righteousness; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace : Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. - And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; Praying always with all prayer and supplication 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 ambassador in bonds : that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
The Gospel, S. JOHN, 4. 46. TH NHERE was a certain nobleman, whose
son was sick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and be
sought 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 saith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy way, thy son liveth,And the man believed the word that Jesus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was going down, his servants met him, and told him, saying, Thy son liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend : And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth ; and himself believed and his whole house. This is again the second miracle that Jesus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.
The Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity.
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