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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 The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 34.
parable to those who were bidden, WHEN the Pharisees had
when he marked how they chose 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, and
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 say said unto him, Thou shalt love the
to thee, Give this man place; Lord thy God with all thy heart,
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 the
in the lowest room; that when he second is like unto it, Thou shalt
that bade thee cometh, he may say love thy neighbour as thyself. On
unto thee, Friend, go up higher these two commandments hang
then shalt thou have worship in all the law and the prophets.
the presence of them that sit at While the Pharisees were gather
meat with thee. For whosoever ed together, Jesus asked them,
exalteth himself, shall be abased; saying, What think ye of Christ?
and he that humbleth himself, whose son is he? They say unto
shall be exalted.
him, The son of David. He saith
unto them, How then doth David
The eighteenth Sunday after in spirit call him Lord, saying
The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit
thou on my right hand, till I make
thine enemies thy footstool?
thy people grace to withstand David then call him Lord, how is
the temptations of the world, the he his son? And no man was able
flesh, and the devil; and with to answer him a word, neither
pure hearts and minds to follow durst any man, from that day forth,
thee, the only God, through Je-ask him any more questions.
sus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect.

LORD, we beseech thee, grant

The nineteenth Sunday after
The Collect.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. i. 4. I Thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus God, forasmuch as without Christ; that in every thing ye are thee we are not able to please enriched by him, in all utterance, thee; mercifully grant that thy and in all knowledge; even as Holy Spirit may in all things di the testimony of Christ was con-rect and rule our hearts, through firmed in you. So that ye come Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. behind in no gift; waiting for the The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17. coming of our Lord Jesus Christ,THIS I say therefore, and testify who shall also confirm you unto in the Lord, that ye hencethe end, that ye may be blameless forth walk not as other Gentiles

walk, in the vanity of their mind; The Gospel. St. Matt. ix, 1. having the understanding darken- JESUS entered into a ship, and ed, being alienated from the life of passed over, and came into his God, through the ignorance that own city. And behold, they is in them, because of the blind-brought to him a man sick of the ness of their heart: who, being palsy, lying on a bed. And Jesus, past feeling, have given them-seeing their faith, said unto the selves over unto lasciviousness, sick of the palsy, Son, be of good to work all uncleanness with cheer, thy sins be forgiven thee. greediness. But ye have not so And behold, certain of the scribes learned Christ; if so be that ye said within themselves, This man have heard him, and have been blasphemeth. And Jesus, knowtaught by him, as the truth is in ing their thoughts, said, WhereJesus: That ye put off, concern-fore think ye evil in your hearts? ing the former conversation, the For whether is easier to say, Thy old man, which is corrupt accord-sins be forgiven thee? or to say, ing to the deceitful lust; and be Arise, and walk? But that ye may renewed in the spirit of your know that the Son of man hath mind: and that ye put on the new power on earth to forgive sins, man, which after God is created (then saith he to the sick of the in righteousness and true holi-palsy) Arise, take up thy bed, ness. Wherefore putting away and go unto thine house. And lying, speak every man truth he arose, and departed to his with his neighbour: for we are house. But when the multitude members one of another. Be ye saw it, they marvelled, and gloangry, and sin not let not the rified God, who had given such sun go down upon your wrath:power unto men. 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 Almighty and most merciful to give to him that needeth. Let God, of thy bountiful goodno corrupt communication pro-ness keep us, we beseech thee, ceed out of your mouth, but that from all things that may hurt us; which is good to the use of edify-that we, being ready both in body ing, that it may minister grace and soul, may cheerfully accom unto the hearers. And grieve not plish those things which thou the Holy Spirit of God, whereby commandest, through Jesus Christ ye are sealed unto the day of re-jour Lord. Amen. demption. Let all bitterness, and The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15. wrath, and anger, and clamour. SEE then that ye walk and evil-speaking, be put away spectly, not as from you, with all malice. And wise, redeeming time, bebe ye kind one to another, ten-cause the days are evil. Whereder-hearted, forgiving one ano-fore be not unwise, but underther, even as God for Christ's standing what the will of the Lord sake hath forgiven you. is. And be not drunk with wine,

The twentieth Sunday after
The Collect.

but as

the scum

wherein is excess: but be filled how camest thou in hither, not with the Spirit; speaking to your-having a wedding garment? And selves in psalms and hymns and he was speechless. Then said the spiritual songs, singing and mak-king to the servants, Bind him ing melody in your heart to the hand and foot, and take him Lord; giving thanks always for all away, and cast him into outer things unto God and the Father, darkness: there shall be weeping in the name of our Lord Jesus and gnashing of teeth. For many Christ; submitting yourselves one are called, but few are chosen. to another in the fear of God.

The twenty-first Sunday after
The Collect.

king, who made a marriage for GRANT, we beseech thee, mer
his son; and sent forth his ser- ciful Lord, to thy faithful
vants to call them that were bid-people, pardon and peace; that
den to the wedding: and they they may be cleansed from all
would not come. Again, he sent their sins, and serve thee with a
forth other servants, saying, Tell quiet mind, through Jesus Christ
them who are bidden, Behold, our Lord. Amen..
have prepared my dinner: my The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10.
oxen and my fatlings are killed, MY brethren, be strong in the
and all things are ready: come Lord, and in the power of
unto the marriage. But they made his might. Put on the whole ar
light of it, and went their ways, mour of God, that ye may be able
one to his farm, another to his mer-to stand against the wiles ofe
chandise and the remnant took devil. For we wrestle not against
his servants, and entreated them flesh and blood, but against prin
spitefully, and slew them. But cipalities, against powers, against
when the king heard thereof, he the rulers of the darkness of this
was wroth and he sent forth his world, against spiritual wicked
armies, and destroyed those mur-ness in high places. Wherefore
derers, and burnt up their city take unto you the whole armour
Then saith he to his servants, The of God, that ye may be able to
wedding is ready, but they who withstand in the evil day, and
were bidden were not worthy. having done all, to stand. Stand
Go ye therefore into the high-therefore, having your loins girt
ways, and as many as ye shall about with truth; and having on
find, bid to the marriage. So the breast-plate of righteousness;
those servants went out into the and your feet shod with the pre
highways, 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 the
when the king came in to see the wicked. And take the helmet of
guests, he saw there a man who salvation, and the sword of the
had not on a wedding garment. Spirit, which is the word of God:
And he saith unto him, Friend, praying always with all prayer

The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 1. JESUS said, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain


and supplication in the Spirit, and [continual godliness; that, through watching thereunto with all per- thy protection, it may be free from severance, and supplication for all adversities, and devoutly given all saints; and for me, that utter-to serve thee in good works, to ance may be given unto me, that the glory of thy name, through I may open my mouth boldly, to Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. make known the mystery of the The Epistle. Phil. i. 3. gospel; for which I am an ambas Thank x my God upon every remem rance of you (always speak boldly as I ought in every prayer of mine for you. The Gospel. St. John, iv. 46. all making request with joy) for THERE was a certain noble- your fellowship in the

sador in bonds: that th to speak


man, whose son was sick at from the first day until now; being Capernaum. When he heard that confident of this v very thing, that Jesus was come out of Judea into he who hath begun a good work Galilee, he went unto him, and in you, will perform it until the besought him, that he would come day of Jesus Christ; even as it is down and heal his son; for he was meet for me to think this of you at the point of death. Then said all, because I have you in my Jesus unto him, Except ye see heart, inasmuch as both in my signs and wonders, ye will not be-bonds, and in the defence and lieve. The nobleman said unto confirmation of the Gospel, ye all him, Sir, come down ere my child are partakers of my grace. For die. Jesus saith unto him, Go thy God is my record, how greatly I way, thy son liveth. And the man long after you all in the bowels of believed the word that Jesus had Jesus Christ. And this I pray, that spoken unto him, and he went your love may abound yet more his way. And as he was now go-and more in knowledge, and in ing down, his servants met him. all judgment: That ye may apand told him, saying, Thy son liv-prove things that are excellent, eth. Then inquired he of them that ye may be sincere, and withthe bour when he began to out offence till the day of Christ; amend and they said unto him, being filled with the fruits of righ Yesterday, at the seventh hour, teousness, which are by Jesus the fever left him. So the father Christ, unto the glory and praise knew that it was at the same of God.

hour in the which Jesus said unto The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 21. him, Thy son liveth; and himself PETER said unto Jesus, Lord, believed, and his whole house. how oft shall my brother sin This is again the second miracle against me, and I forgive him? That Jesus did, when he was come till seven times? Jesus saith unto out of Judea into Galilee. him, I say not unto The twenty-second Sunday after times seven. Therefore is the Trinity. kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would take ORD, we beseech thee to keep account of his servants. And thy household the Church in when he had begun to reckon, one

seven times: butee, until


The Collect.



was brought unto him, who owed liness; be ready, we beseech thee, him im ten thousand talents. But to hear the devout prayers of thy forasmuch as he had not to pay, Church; and grant that those his lord commanded him to be things which we ask faithfully, we sold, and his wife and children, may obtain effectually, through and all that he had, and payment Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. to be made. The servant there- The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17.* fore fell down and worshipped BRETHREN, be followers tohim, saying, Lord, have patience gether of me, and mark them with me, and I will pay thee all. who walk so, as ye have us for an Then the lord of that servant was ensample. (For many walk, of moved with compassion, and loos-whom I have told you often, and ed him, and forgave him the debt. now tell you even weeping, that But the same servant went out, they are the enemies of the cross and found one of his fellow-ser-of Christ; whose end is destrucvants, who owed him an hundred tion, whose god is their belly, and pence; and he laid hands on him, whose glory is in their shame, and took him by the throat, say- who mind earthly things.) For ing, Pay me that thou owest. our conversation is in heaven, And his fellow-servant fell down from whence also we look for the at his feet, and besought him, say-Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ; ing, Have patience with me, and who shall change our vile body, I will pay thee all. And he would that it may be fashioned like unto not; but went and cast him into his glorious body, according to the prison, till he should pay the debt. working, whereby he is able even So when his fellow-servants saw to subdue all things unto himself. what was done, they were very The Gospel. St. Matt. xxii. 15. sorry, and came and told unto THEN went the Pharisees, and

their all that was done. Then took counsel how they might his lord, after that he had called entangle him in his talk. And him, said unto him, O thou wick- they sent out unto him their dis ed servant, I forgave thee all that ciples, with the Herodians, say. debt, because thou desiredst meing, Master, we know that thou shouldest not thou also have had art true, and teachest the way of compassion on thy fellow-servant, God in truth, neither carest thou even as I had pity on thee? And for any man: for thou regardest his lord was wroth, and delivered not the person of men. Tell us. him to the tormentors, till he therefore, what thinkest thou? Is should pay all that was due unto it lawful to give tribute unto Ca him. So likewise shall my heaven- sar, or not? But Jesus perceived ly Father do also unto you, if ye their wickedness, and said, Why from your hearts, forgive not eve- tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Show ry one his brother their trespasses. me the tribute-money. And they The twenty-third Sunday after brought unto him a penny. And Trinity he saith unto them, Whose is this The Collect. image and superscription 2 They O God, our refuge and strength, say unto him, Cæsar's. Then who art the author of all god-Isaith he unto them, Render there

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