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worshipped Him, saying, Of a truth Thou art the Son of God.

Friday-First Week after Trinity.


HEREFORE seeing we also are com

passed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith ; Who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross,despisingtheshame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him that en. dured such contradiction of sinners against Himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not Thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of Him : for whom the Lord loveth He chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom He receiveth.

Saturday-First Week after Trinity.

St. MARK XII. 28–34. A

heard them reasoning together, and per. ceiving that He had answered them well, asked

Him, Which is the first commandment of all ? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel ; The Lord our God is one Lord : and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as tbyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto Him, Well, Master, Thou hast said the truth : for there is one God; and there is none other but He: and to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered dis. creetly, He said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask Him any question.

Second Sunday after Trinity.

1 THESSALONIANS V. 12—23. ND we beseech you, brethren, to know over you in the Lord, and admonish you; and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake. And be at peace among yourselves. Now we exhort you, brethren, warn

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them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward

See that none render evil for evil unto any man; but ever follow that which is good, both among yourselves, and to all men. Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks : for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. Quench not the Spirit. Despise not prophesyings. Prove all things ; hold fast that which is good. Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify, you wholly; and I pray God

your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday-Second Week after Trinity.

AST thy bread upon the waters : for thou


tion to seven, and also to eight; forthou knowest not what evil shall be upon the earth. If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves upon the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north, in the place where the tree falleth, there it shall be. He that observeth the wind shall not sow; and he that regardeth the clouds shall not reap. As thou knowest not what is the way of the spirit, nor how the bones do grow in the womb of her

that is with child: even so thou knowest not the works of God who maketh all. In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thine hand: for thou knowest vot whether shall prosper, either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good.


Tuesday-Second Week after Trinity.

ST. MATTHEW VI. 25–34. HEREFORE I say unto you, Take no

thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what

shall put on.

Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns ; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature ? And why take ye thought for rai. ment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall He not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we

drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek :) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye bare need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow : for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


Wednesday-Second Week after Trinity.

St. John xiv. 8—14. PHILIP..saith unto Him, Lord, show us

it . saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known Me, Philip? He that hath seen Me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father! Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me! The words that I speak unto you, I speak not of Myself: but the Father that dwelleth in Me, He doeth the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me: or else believe Me for the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also ; and greater works than these shall be do; because I go unto My Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in My name, that will I

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