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communication proceed out of seech thee, from all things that your mouth, but that which is may hurt us; that we, being good to the use of edifying, that ready both in body and soul, it may minister grace unto the may cheerfully accomplish those hearers. And grieve not the things which thou commandest, Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye. through Jesus Christ our Lord. are sealed unto the day of re. Amen. demption. Let all bitterness,and The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15. wrath, and enter and clamour
; SEE then that we walk cir. from you, with all malice. And as wise, redeeming the time, be ye kind one to another, ten- because the days are evil. der-hearted, forgiving one ano. Wherefore be ye not unwise, ther, even as God for Christ's but understanding what the will sake hath forgiven you.
of the Lord is. And be not The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 1. drunk with wine, wherein is JES ESUS entered into a ship, excess; but be filled with the
and passed over, and came Spirit: speaking to yourselves into his own city.. And behold; in psalms and hymns and spi. they brought to him a man sick ritual songs, singing and making of the palsy, lying on a bed. melody in your heart to the And Jesus, seeing their faith, Lord; giving thanks always for said unto the sick of the paisy; all things unto God and the Fa. Son, be of good cheer, thy sins ther, in the name of our Lord be forgiven thee. And behold, Jesus Christ; submitting yourcertain of the scribes said within selves one to another in the fear themselves, this man blasphem- of God. eth. And Jesus, knowing their The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 1. thoughts
, said, Wherefore think JESUS said, The kingdom of
in whether is easier to say, Thy king, who made a marriage for sins be forgiven thee? or to say, his son; and sent forth his serArise, and walk? But that ye vants to call them that were bidmay know that the Son of man den to the wedding: and they hath power on earth to forgive would not come. Again, he sent sins, (then saith he to the sick forth other servants, saying, Tell of the palsy) Arise, take up thy them who are bidden, Behold, I bed, and go unto thine house. have prepared my dinner: my And he arose, and departed to oxen and my fatlings are killed, his house. But when the mul- and all things are ready: come titude saw it, they marvelled, unto the marriage. But they and glorified God, who had give made light of it, and went their en such power unto men. ways, one to his farm, another
to his merchandize : and the The twentieth Sunday after remnant took his servants, and Trinity.
entreated them spitefully, and The Collect.
slew them. But when the king O
Almighty and most mer- heard thereof, he was wroth:
ciful God, of thy bounti- and he sent forth his armies, ful goodness keep us, we be- and destroyed those murderers,
and burnt up their city. Then you the whole armour of God, saith he to his servants, The that ye may be able to withstand wedding is ready, but they who in the evil day, and having done were bidden were not worthy. all, to stand. Stand therefore, Go ye therefore into the high. having your loins girt about ways, and as many as ye shall with truth; and having on the find, bid to the marriage. So breast-plate of righteousness; those servants went out into the and your feet shod with the prehighways, and gathered together paration of the gospel of peace; all, as many as they found, both above all, taking the shield of bad and good: and the wedding faith, wherewith ye shall be able was furnished with guests. And to quench all the fiery darts of when the king came in to see the the wicked. And take the helguests, he saw there was a man met of salvation, and the sword who had not on a wedding gar- of the Spirit, which is the word ment. And he saith unto him, of God: praying always with all Friend, how camest thou in prayer and supplication in the hither, not having a wedding Spirit, and watching thereunto garment? And he was speech- with all perseverance, and supless. Then said the king to the plication for all saints; and for servants, Bind him hand and me, that utterance may be given foot, and take him away, and unto me, that I may open my cast' him into outer darkness: mouth boldly, to make known there shall be weeping and the mystery of the gospel; for gnashing of teeth. For many which I am an ambassador in are called, but few are chosen. bonds; that therein I may speak The twenty-first Sunday after
boldly, as I ought to speak. Trinity.
The Gospel. St. John iv. 46, The Collect. GR RANT, we beseech thee, THERE was a certain noble
man, whose son was sick merciful Lord, to thy faith- at Capernaum. When he heard ful people, pardon and peace; that Jesus was come out of Juthat they may be cleansed from dea into Galilee, he went unto all their sins, and serve thee him, and besought him, that with a quiet mind, through Je- he would come down and heal sus Christ our Lord. Amen.
his son; for he was at the point The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10. of death. Then said Jesus un
Y brethren, be strong in to him, Except ye see signs
the Lord, and in the power and wonders, ye will not be of his might. Put on the whole lieve. Thenobleman saith unto armour of God, that ye may be him, Sir, come down ere my able to stand against the wiles child die. Jesus saith unto him, of the devil. For we wrestle Go thy way, thy son liveth. not against flesh and blood, but And the man believed the word against principalities, against that Jesus had spoken unto him, powers, against the rulers of the and he went his way. And as darkness of this world, against he was now going down, his spiritual wickedness in high servants met him, and told him, places. Wherefore take unto saying, Thy son liveth. Then
inquired he of them the hour may approve things that are exwhen he began to amend: and cellent, that ye may be sincere, they said unto him, Yesterday, and without offence till the day at the seventh hour, the fever of Christ; being filled with the left him. So the father knew fruits of righteousness, which that it was at the same hour in are by Jesus Christ, unto the which Jesus said unto him, glory and praise of God. Thy son liveth; and himself The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 21. believed, and his whole house.
This is again the second miracle PETER said unto Jesus, that Jesus did, when he was Lord, how oft shall my come out of Judea into Galilee. brother sin against me, and I
forgive him? till seven times? The twenty-second Sunday Jesus saith unto him, I say not after Trinity.
unto thee, until seven times; The Collect.
but until seventy times seven. ORD, we beseech thee to heaven likened unto a certain
Therefore is the kingdom of L
keep thy household the Church in continual godliness; king, who would take account that, through thy protection, it had begun to reckon, one was may be free from all adversities, brought unto him, who owed and devoutly given to serve him ten thousand talents. But thee in good works, to the glory forasmuch as he had not to pay, of thy name, through Jesus his lord commanded him to be Christ our Lord. Amen.
sold, and his wife and children, The Epistle. Phil. i. 3. and all that he had, and payment my
. remembrance of you always fore fell down and worshipped in every prayer of mine for you him, saying, Lord, have patience all making request with joy) for with me, and I will pay thee all. your fellowship in the gospel Then the lord of that servant from the first day until now; was moved with compassion, being confident of this very and loosed him, and 'forgave thing, that he who hath begun a him the debt. But the same good work in you, will perform servant went out, and found it until the day of Jesus Christ; one of his fellow-servants, who even as it is meet for me to owed him an hundred pence; think this of you all, because and he laid hands on him, and I have you in my heart, inas- took him by the throat, saying, much as both in my bonds, and Pay me that thou owest. And in the defence and confirmation his fellow-servant fell down at of the gospel, ye all are par- his feet, and besought him, say takers of my grace. For God ing, Have patience with me, and is my record, how greatly I long I will pay thee all. And he after you all in the bowels of would not; but went and cast Jesus Christ. And this I pray, him into prison, till he should that
your love abound yet pay the debt. So when his more and more in knowledge, fellow-servants saw what was and in all judgment: That ye done, they were very sorry,
came and told unto their lord all whereby he is able even to sub. that was done. Then his lord, due all things unto himself. after that he had called him, said The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 15. unto him, O thou wicked ser. vant
, I forgave thee all that debt, THEN went the Pharisees, shouldest not thou also have might entangle him in his talk. had compassion on thy fellow. And they sent out unto him
their disciples, with the Heroservant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, that thou art true, and teachest
Master, we know and delivered him to the tor; the way of God in truth, neither mentors, till he should
pay that was due unto him. So like carest thou for any man: for
thou regardest not the person of wise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye, from thinkest thou? Is it lawful to
us, therefore, What your hearts, forgive not every give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? one his brother their trespasses. But Jesus perceived their wick
edness, and said, Why tempt ye The twenty-third Sunday after
me, ye hypocrites ? Show me Trinity.
the tribute-money. And they The Collect. brought unto him a penny. And
is strength, who art the author this image and superscription ? of all godliness; be ready, we They say unto him, Cæsar's. beseech thee, to hear the devout Then saith he unto them, Render prayers of thy Church; and therefore unto Cæsar the things grant that those things which which are Cæsar's; and unto we ask faithfully, we may ob- God the things that are God's. tain effectually, through Jesus When they had heard these Christ our Lord. Amen. words, they marvelled, and left The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17.
him, and went their way. RETHREN, be followers together of me, and mark
The twenty-fourth Sunday them who walk so, as ye have
after Trinity. us for an ensample. (For many
The Collect. walk, of whom I have told
you O Lord, we beseech thee, weeping, that they are the ene their offences; that, through thy mies of the cross of Christ; whose bountiful goodness, we may ail end is destruction, whose god be delivered from the bands of is their belly, and whose glory is those sins which by our frailty in their shame, who mind
earthly we have committed: Grant this, things). For our conversation O heavenly Father, for Jesus is in heaven, from whence also Christ's sake, our blessed Lord we lookfor the Saviour,
theLord and Saviour. Amen. Jesus Christ; who shall change The Epistle. Colos. i. 3. vile body
give thanks to , fashioned like unto his glorious and the Father body, according to the working, Lord Jesus Christ, praying al
ways for you, since we heard years, came behind him, and of your faith in Christ Jesus, touched the hem of his garment: and of the love which ye have For she said within herself, If to all the saints; for the hope I may but touch his garment, I which is laid up for you in hea. shall be whole. But Jesusturned ven, whereof ye heard before him about, and when he saw in the word of the truth of the her, he said, Daughter, be of gospel; which is come unto good comfort, thy faith hath you, as it is in all the world, made thee whole. And the woand bringeth forth fruit, as it man was made whole from that doth also in you, since the day hour.) And when Jesus came ye heard of it, and knew the into the ruler's house, and saw grace of God in truth. As ye the minstrels and the people also learned of Epaphras, our making a noise, he said unto dear fellow-servant, who is for them, Give place: for the maid you a faithful minister of Christ; is not dead, but sleepeth. And who also declared unto us your they laughed him to scorn. But love in the spirit. For this cause when the people were put forth, we also, since the day we heard he went in, and took her by the it, do not cease to pray for you, hand, and the maid arose. And and to desire that ye might be the fame hereof went abroad filled with the knowledge of his into all that land. will
in all wisdom and spiritual The twenty-fifth Sunday after understanding; that ye might
Trinity. walk worthy of the Lord unto ,
TIR up, beseech ing in the knowledge of God;
wills strengthened with all might, ac faithful people; that they plencording to his glorious power, teously bringing forth the fruit unto all patience and long-suf- of good works, may by thee be fering, with joyfulness; giving plenteously rewarded, through thanks unto the Father, who Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen, hath made us meet to be par. For the Epistle. Jer. xxiii. 5. takers of the inheritance of the BEHOLD: the days come, The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 18.
raise unto David a righteous
branch; and a King shall reign THILE Jesus spake these and prosper, and shall execute
things unto John's disci. judgment and justice in the earth. ples, behold, there came a cer- In his days, Judah shall be saved, tain ruler, and worshipped him, and Israel shail dwell safely: and saying, My daughter is even this is his name whereby he now dead; but come and lay shall be called, THE LORD thy hand upon her, and she OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. shall live. And Jesus arose, Therefore, behold, the days and followed him, and so did come, saith the Lord, that they his disciples. (And behold, a shall no more say, The Lord woman, which was diseased liveth, who brought up the chilwith an issue of blood twelve dren of Israel out of the land of