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because it cannot continue in when the LORD saw her, he had safety without thy succour, compassion on her, and said preserve it evermore by thy unto her, Weep not. And he help and goodness, through came and touched the bier, (and JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen. they that bare him stood still,) The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13. and he said, Young man, I say I DESIRE that ye faint not
unto thee, Arise. And he that at my tribulations for you,
was dead sat up, and began to which is your glory. For this
:speak : and he delivered him
to his mother. And there came cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus
a fear on all : and they glorified
God, saying, that a great ProChrist, of whom the whole
phet is risen up among us ; family in heaven and earth is P named, that he would grant
and, that God hath visited his
people. And this rumour of you, according to the riches of
him went forth throughout all
in his glory, to be strengthened
Judea, and throughout all the with might by his Spirit in the inner man; that Christ
region round about. may dwell in your hearts by faith ; that ye, being rooted and THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY grounded in love, may be able
AFTER TRINITY to comprehend, with all saints,
The Collect. what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to
LORD, we pray thee, that know the love of Christ,
Mothy grace may always prevent
and follow us; and make us which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the
continually to be given to all fulness of God. Now unto
good works, through JESUS him that is able to do exceeding
ČHrist our Lord. Amen. abundantly above all that we The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1 ask or think, according to the
I THEREFORE, the pripower that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the Church, by
soner of the LORD, beseech you CHRIST Jesus, throughout all
that ye walk worthy of the
"| vocation wherewith ye are ages, world without end. Amen.
| called, with all lowliness and The Gospel. St. Luke vii. 11. meekness, with long-suffering,
AND it came to pass the day forbearing one another in love ; after, that JESUS went into a endeavouring to keep the unity city called Nain; and many of of the Spirit in the bond of his disciples went with him, peace. There is one body, and and much people. Now, when one Spirit, even as ye are he came nigh to the gate of the called in one hope of your city, behold, there was a dead calling ; one Lord, one faith, man carried out, the only son one baptism, one God and of his mother, and she was a Father of all, who is above widow: and much people of all, and through all, and in you the city was with her. And l all.
THE EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY
AFTER TRINITY. IT came to pass, as Jesus
The Collect. went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread,
LORD, we beseech thee, on the Sabbath-day, that they grant thy people grace to withwatched him. And behold. I stand the temptations of the there was a certain man before
world, the flesh, and the devil; him, who had the dropsy. And
and with pure hearts and minds JESUS answering spake unto to follow thee, the only God, the Lawyers and Pharisees,
through JESUS CHRIST our saying, Is it lawful to heal on
Lord. Amen. the Sabbath-day? And they! The Epistle. 1 Cor. i. 4. held their peace. And he took | I THANK my God always him, and healed him, and let on your behalf. for the grace of him go; and answered them,GOD which is given you by saying, Which of you shall | Jesus Christ; that in every have an ass or an ox fallen into thing ve are enriched hohim
en into thing ye are enriched by him, a pit, and will not straightway lin all' utterance, and in all pull him out on the Sabbath- knowledge; even as the testiday? And they could
not mony of Christ was confirmed
not mor answer him again to these in vou.
ese in you. So that ye come behind things. And he put forth alin ‘no gift; waiting for the parable to those who were
e coming of our Lord JESUS bidden, when he marked how Cu
how Christ, who shall also confirm they chose out the chief rooms; you unto the end, that ye may saying unto them, When thou be blameless in the day of our art bidden of any man to a Lord JESUS CHRIST. wedding, sit not down in the highest room. lest a more The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 34. honourable man than thou be WHEN the Pharisees had bidden of him; and he that heard that Jesus had put the bade thee and him come and Sadducees to silence, they were say to thee, Give this man place; gathered together. Then one and thou begin with shame to of them, who was a lawyer, take the lowest room. But asked him a question, tempting when thou art bidden, go and him, and saying, Master, which sit down in the lowest room; is the great commandment in that when he that bade thee the law ? Jesus said unto him, cometh, he may say unto thee, Thou shalt love the Lord thy Friend, go up higher: then God with all thy heart, and shalt thou have worship in with all thy soul, and with all the presence of them that thy mind : This is the first and sit at meat with thee. For great commandment. And the whosoever exalteth himself, second is like unto it, Thou shall be abased: and he that shalt love thy neighbour as humbleth himself, shall be thyself. On these two comexalted.
| mandments hang all the law
and the prophets. While the that ye have heard him, and Pharisees were gathered toge- have been taught by him, as ther, Jesus asked them, saying, the truth is in JESUS: that ye What think ye of Christ?put off, concerning the former whose son is he? They say conversation, the old man, unto him, The son of David. which is corrupt according to He saith unto them, How then the deceitful Iusts ; and be doth David in spirit call him renewed in the spirit of your Lord, saying, The LORD said mind : and that ye put on the unto my Lord, Sit thou on my new man, which after God is right hand, till I make thine created in righteousness and enemies thy footstool? If David true holiness. Wherefore putthen call him Lord, how is he ting away lying, speak every his son ? And no man was able man truth with his neighbour : to answer him a word, neither for we are members one of durst any man, from that day another. · Be ye angry, and sin forth, ask him any more ques- not: let not the sun go down tions.
upon your wrath : neither give place to the devil. Let him
that stole, steal no more; but THE NINETEENTH SUNDAY
| rather let him labour, working AFTER TRINITY.
with his hands the thing which The Collect.
is good, that he may have to
give to him that needeth. Let O GOD, forasmuch as with-no corrupt communication out thee we are not able to proceed out of your mouth, but please thee ; mercifully grant that which is good to the use of that thy HOLY SPIRIT may in edifying, that it may minister all things direct and rule our grace unto the hearers. And hearts, through Jesus Christ
grieve not the Holy Spirit of our Lord. Amen.
God, whereby ye are sealed The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17.
14 unto the day of redemption.
Let all bitterness, and wrath, THIS I say therefore, and and 'anger, and clamour, and testify in the LORD, that ye evil-speaking, be put away from henceforth walk not as other you, with all malice. And be Gentiles walk, in the vanity of ye kind one to another, tendertheir mind; having the under- hearted, forgiving one another, standing darkened, being alien- even as God for CHRIST's sake ated from the life of God, hath forgiven you. through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness
| The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 1. of their heart: who, being past JESUS entered into a ship, feeling, have given themselves and passed over, and came into over unto lasciviousness, to his own city. And behold, they work all uncleanness with brought to him a man sick of greediness. But ye have not the palsy, lying on a bed. And so learned CHRIST; if so be Jesus, seeing their faith, said
unto the sick of the palsy, Son, SPIRIT: speaking to yourselves be of good cheer, thy sins be in psalms and hymns and forgiven thee. And behold, spiritual songs, singing and certain of the scribes said within making melody in your heart themselves, This man blas- to the LORD; giving thanks phemeth. And Jesus, knowing always for all things unto God their thoughts, said, Wherefore and the FATHER, in the name think ye evil in your hearts of our Lord JESUS CHRIST ; For whether is easier to say, submitting yourselves one to Thy sins be forgiven thee? or another in the fear of God. to say, Arise, and walk ? Butl that ye may know that the Son The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 1 of man hath power on earth to JESUS said, The kingdom forgive sins, (then saith he to, of heaven is like unto a certain the sick of the palsy) Arise, king, who made a marriage for take up thy bed, and go unto his son ; and sent forth his thine house. And he arose, and servants to call them that were departed to his house. But bidden to the wedding: and when the multitude saw it, they they would not come. Again, marvelled, and glorified God, he sent forth other servants, who had given such power saying, Tell them who are unto men.
bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner : my oxen and my
fatlings are killed, and all THE TWENTIETH SUNDAY
things are ready: come unto AFTER TRINITY.
the marriage. But they made The Collect.
| light of it, and went their ways, O ALMIGHTY and most one to his farm, another to his merciful God, of thy bountiful merchandize : and the remnant goodness keep us, we beseech took his servants, and entreated thee, from all things that may them spitefully, and slew them. hurt us ; that we, being ready But when the king heard both in body and soul, may thereof, he was wroth : and cheerfully accomplish those he sent forth his armies, and things which thou commandest, destroyed those murderers, and through JESUS CHRIST our | burnt up their city. Then saith Lord. Amen.
he to his servants, The wedding
is ready, but they who were The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15.
bidden were not worthy. Go SEE then that ye walk cir- ye therefore into the highways, cumspectly, not as fools, but and as many as ye shall find, as wise, radeeming the time, bid to the marriage. So those because the days are evil. servants went out into the Wherefore be ye not unwise, highways, and gathered togebut understanding what the will ther all, as many as they found, of the LORD is. And be not both bad and good : and the drunk with wine, wherein is wedding was furnished with excess; but be filled with the guests. And when the king
came in to see the guests, hei with the preparation of the saw there a man who had not Gospel of peace; above all, on a wedding garment. And taking the shield of faith, he saith unto him, Friend, how wherewith ye shall be able to camest thou in hither, not quench all the fiery darts of the having a wedding garment ? | wicked. And take the helmet And he was speechless. Then of salvation, and the sword of said the king to the servants, the Spirit, which is the word Bind him hand and foot, and of God: praying always with take him away, and cast him all prayer and supplication in into outer darkness: there shall the Spirit, and watching therebe weeping and gnashing of unto with all perseverance, and teeth. For many are called, supplication for all saints; and but few are chosen.
for me, that utterance may be
given unto me, that I may open THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY
my mouth boldly, to make AFTER TRINITY.
known the mystery of the
Gospel ; for which I am an The Collect.
ambassador in bonds : that GRANT, we beseech thee, therein I may speak boldly, as merciful LORD, to thy faithful I ought to speak. people, pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all! The Gospel. St. John iv. 46. their sins, and serve thee with THERE was a certain noblea quiet mind, through JESUS man, whose son was sick at CHRIST our Lord. Amen. Capernaum. When he heard
| that JESUS was come out of The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10. Judea into Galilee, he went
MY brethren, be strong in unto him, and besought him, the Lord, and in the power of that he would come down and his might. Put on the whole heal his son; for he was at the armour of God, that ye may be point of death. Then said able to stand against the wiles Jesus unto him, Except ye see of the devil. For we wrestle signs and wonders, ye will not not against flesh and blood, but believe. The nobleman saith against principalities, against unto him, Sir, come down ere powers, against the rulers of my child die. JESUS saith unto the darkness of this world, him, Go thy way, thy son liveth. against spiritual wickedness in And the man believed the word high places. Wherefore take that Jesus had spoken unto unto you the whole armour of him, and he went his way. And GOD, that ye may be able to as he was now going down, his withstand in the evil day, and servants met him, and told him, having done all, to stand. Stand saying, Thy son liveth. Then therefore, having your loins girt inquired he of them the hour about with truth; and having when he began to amend : and on the breast-plate of right they said unto him, Yesterday, eousness; and your feet shod at the seventh hour, the fever