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Peter answered and said, Thou jhands of Barnabas and Saul. Nov art Christ, the Son of the living about that time, Herod the kin God. And Jesus answered and stretched forth his hands to ve said unto him, Blessed art thou, certain of the Church. And b Simon Barjona: for flesh and killed James the brother of Joh blood hath not revealed it un- with the sword. And because h to thee, but my Father which is saw it pleased the Jews, he pro in heaven. And I say also unto ceeded further to take Peter als thee, that thou art Peter, and up- The Gospel. St. Matt. xx.-20. on this rock I will build

my THEN came to him the mothe Church : and the gates of hell of Zebedee's children, wil shall not prevail against it. And her sons, worshipping bim, an I will give unto thee the keys of desiring a certain thing of him the kingdom of heaven: and And he said unto her, What wi whatsoever thou shalt bind onthou ? She saith unto him, Gran earth, shall be bound in heaven; that these my two sons may si and whatsoever thou shalt loose the one on ihy right hand, an on earth, shall be loosed in bea- the other on the left, in thy king

dom. But Jesus answered art

said, Ye know not what ye ask Saint James the Apostle.

Are ye able to drink of the cup The Collect.

that I shall drink of, and to be GRANT, O merciful God, that baptized with the baptism that

as thine holy Apostle Saint am baptized with? They say unte James, leaving his father and all him, We are able. And he sait that he had, without delay was unto them, Ye shall drink indee obedient unto the calling of thy of my cup, and be baptized with Son Jesus Christ, and followed the baptisin that I am baptizec him; so we, forsaking all worldly with; but to sit on my right hand andcarnal affections, may be ever-and on my Jeft, is not mine. 1o more ready to follow thy holy give; but it shall be given to them commandments, through Jesus for whom it is prepared of my Christ our Lord. Amen. Father. And when the ten hear For the Epistle. Acts, xi. 27.

it, they were moved with indigand part of Chapter xii.

nation against the two brethren IN those days came prophets But Jesus called them unto him

from Jerusalem unto Antioch, and said, Ye know that the prin And there stood up one of them ces of the Gentiles exercise, do named Agabus, and signified by minion over them, and they tha the Spirit, that there should be are great exercise authority upg great dearth throughout all the them. But it shall not be world: which came to pass in the among you : but whosoever w days of Claudius Cæsar. Then the be great among you, let.him.) disciples, every man according to your minister; and whosoena his abili:y, determined to send re-will be chief among you, lettin lief unto the brethren which dwelt be your servant: Even as the form in Judea. Which also they did, of man came not to be ministeren and sent it to the elders by thelunto, but to minister, and t

give his life a rarisom for many.(that serveth? is not he that sitteth

at meat? but I am among you as Saint Bartholomew the Apostle. The that serveth. Ye are they The Collect.

which have continued with me in Almighty and everlasting God, my temptations. And I appoint

who didst give to thine Apos- unto you a kingdom, as my Fatle Bartholomew grace truly to ther hath appointed unto me; that believe and to preach thy word ; ye may eat and drink at my table grant, we beseech thee, unto thy in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, Church, to love that word which judging thetwelve tribes of Israel. he believed ; and both to preach and receive the same, through

Saint Matthew the Apostle. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect. For the Epistle. Acts

. v. 12. O Almighty God, who by thy By the hands of the Apostles blessed Son didst call Matthew

were many signs and wooders from the receipt of custom, to be Wrought among the people, (and an Apostle and Evangelist; grant they were all with one accord in us grace to forsake all covetous Solomon's porch. And of the rest desires, and inordinate love of durst no man join himself to them; riches; and to follow the same thy but the people magnified them. Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and And believers were the more add- reigneth with thee and the Holy ed to the Lord, multitudes both Ghost, one God, world without of men and women)insomuch that end. Amen. they brought forth the sick into The Epistle. 2 Cor. iv. 1. the streets, and laid them on beds THEREFORE, seeing we have and couches, that at least the sha this ministry, as we have redow of Peter passing by might ceived mercy, we faint not; but overshadow some of them. There have renounced the hidden things came also a multitude out of the of dishonesty, not walking in crafcities roundabout unto Jerusalem, stiness, nor liandling the Word of bringingsick folks, and themwhich God deceitfully, but by manisesiawere vexed with unclean spirits ; tion ofthe truth, commendingourand they were healed every one. selves to every man's conscience

The Gospel. St. Luke. xvii. 24. in the sight of God. But if our AND there was also a strife gosple be hid, it is hid to them

among them, which of them that are lost : In whom the god of should be accounted the greatest

. this world hath blinded the minds And he said unto thein, The kings of them which believe not, lest the of the "Gentiles' exercise lordship light of the glorious Gospel of over them; and they that exer- Christ, who is the image of God, çise'authority upon them are call- should shine unto thein. For we ed Benefactors. But ye shall not preach not ourselves, but Christ be só bufhe that is greatest among Jesus the Lord; and ourselves you let him be as the younger ; your servants for Jesus' sake. For and lie that is chief, as he that God, who commanded the light to doth serve. For whether is great-shine out of darkness, hath shined er, fe that sitteth at meat, or he in our hearts, to give the light of

gon fought and his angels, and depth of the sea. Woe unto the

dhe knowledge of the glory of God, the whole world : he was cast out in the face of Jesus Christ. into the earth, and his angels were

The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 9. cast out with him. And I heard a AND as Jesus passed forth from loud voice saying in heaven, Nox

thence, he saw a man named iscomesalvation and strength, and Matthew, sitting at the receipt of the kingdom of our God, and the custoin: and he saith unto him, power of his Christ: for the acfollow nie.

And he arose, and cuser of our brethren is cast down, followed him. And it came to which accused them before our pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the God day and night. And they bouse,behold many publicans and lovercame him by the blood of the sianers came and sat down with Lamb, and by the word of their him and his disciples. And when testimony; and they loved not the Pharisees saw it, they said their lives unto the death. Thereu!'? his disciples, Why eateth fore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye you Master with publicans and that dwell in thein. Woe to the sinners? But when Jesus heard inhabitants of the earth and of the that, he said unto them, They sea: for the devil is come down that be whole, need not a physi- unto you, having great wrath, becian, but they that are sick. But cause he knoweth that he hath go ye and learn what that mean- but a short time. eil, I will have mercy, and not The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii

. l. sacrifice; for I am not come to

AT the same time came the discall the righteous, but sinners to ciplesunto Jesus, saying, Who repentance.

is the greatest in the kingdom of

heaven? And Jesus called a little Saint Michael and all Angels. child unto him, and set him in the The Collect.

midst of thein, and said, Verily O Everlasting God, who hast I say unto you, Except ye becom

ordained and constituted the verted, and become as little chilservices of Angels and men in dren, ye shall not enter into the a wonderful order; mercifully kingdom of heaven. Whosoever grant, that as thy holy Angels al- therefore shall humble himself as ways do the service in heaven; this little child, the same is greatest so, by thy appointment, they may in the kingdom of heaven. And succour and defend us on earth. whoso shall receive one such little through Jesus Christ our Lord. child in my name,

receiveth me. Amen.

But whoso'shall offend one of these For the Epistle. Rev. xii. 7. little ones which believe in me, it THERE was war in heaven : were better for him that a mill

Michael and his Angels fought stone were hanged about his neck, against the dragon ; and the dra- and that he were drowned 'in the place found any more in heaven. must needs be that offences come And the great dragon was cast but woe to that man by whom the out, that old serpent, called the offence cometh. Wherefore if they devil and satan, which deceiveth Land or thy foot offend thee, die

them off, and cast them from Thessalonica; Crescens to Galathee: it is better for thee to enter tia, Titus unio Dalmatia. Only into life halt or maimed, rather Luke is with me. Take Mark than having two hands or two and bring him with thee : for he feet, to be cast into everlasting is profitable to me for the minisfire. And if thine eye offend thee, try. And Tychicus have I sent pluck it out, and cast it from thee: to Ephesus. The cloak; that I it is better for thee to enter into left at Troas with Carpus, when life with one eye, rather than thou comest, bring with thee, and having two eyes, to be cast into the books, but especially the hell fire. Take heed that you des parchments. Alexander the coppise not one of these little ones: persmith did me much evil : the for I say unto you, That in hea. Lord reward hiin according to ven their angels do always behold his works. Of wbom be thou the face of my Father which is in ware also, for he hath greatly heaven.

withstood our words.

The Gospel. St. Luke, x. 1. Saint Luke the Evangelist.

THE Lord appointed other se. The Collect.

venty also, and sent them two ALMIGHTY God, who calledst and two before his face into

every Luke the Physician, whose city and place, whither he him. praise is in the Gospel, to be an self would come. Therefore said Evangelist and Physician of the he unto them, The harvest truly soul; may it please thee, that by is great, but the labourers are the wbolesome medicines of the few : pray ye therefore the Lord doctrine delivered by him, all the of the harvest, that he would send diseases of our souls may be heal- forth labourers into his harvest. ed, through the merits of thy Son Go your ways; behold, I send Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. you forth as lambs among wolves.

The Epistle. 2 Tim. iv.5. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, WAT

TATCH thou in all things, en nor shoes; and salute no man by

dure afflictions, do the work the way. And into whatsoever of an Evangelist, make full proof house ye enter, first say, Peace of thy ministry. For I am now be to this house. And if the son ready to be offered, and the time of peace be there, your peace of ray departure is at hand. I shall rest upon it: if not, it shall have fought a good fight, I have turn to you again. And in the finished my course, I have kept same house remain, eating and the faith. Henceforth there is laid drinking such things as they give: up for me a crown of righteous for the labouror is worthy of his ness, which the Lord the righteous hire. Judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all

Saint Simon and Saint Jude, them.also that love his appearing.

Apostles. Do thy diligence to come shortly

The Collect. unto me: For Demas hath for- o Almighty God, who hast built sakep me, having loved this pre thy Church upon the foundasent world, and is departed wyto tion of the Apostles and Prophets,

you, that

Jesus Christ hinself being the and speak evil of dignities

. head corner-stone; grant us so to The Gospel. St. John, xv. 17. be joined together in unity of spi-THESE things I command you, rit by their doctrine, that we may that ye love one another. If be made an holy temple accept- the world hate you, ye know that able unto thee, through Jesus it hated me before it hated you. Christ our Lord. Amen. If ye were of the world, the world

The Epistle. St.Jude, i. would love his own: but because JUDE, the servant of Jesus ye are not of the world, but I have

Christ, and brother of James, chosen you out of the world, thereto them that are sanctified by God fore the world hateth you. Rethe Father, and preserved in Jesus member the word that I said unto Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, The servant is not greater you, and peace and love be multi-than his lord ; if they have perseplied. Beloved, when I gave all cuted me, they will also persediligence to write unto you of the cute you; if they have kept my common salvation, it was needful saying, they will keep yours also

. for me to write unto you, and ex- But all these things will they do hort

ye should earnestly unto you for my name's sake, becontend for the faith which was cause they know nothim that sent once delivered unto the saints. me. If I had not come and spoken For there are certain men crept unto them, they had not had sig: in unawares, who were before of but now they have no cloak for old ordained to this condemna- their sin. He that hateth me, hattion ; ungodly men, turning the eth my Father also. If I had not grace of our God into lascivious- done among them the works ness, and denying the only Lord which none other man did, they God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. had not had sin: but now they I will therefore put you in remem- have both seen and hated both me brance,though ye once knew this, and my Father. But this cometh how that the Lord baving saved to pass, that the word might be the people out of the land of fullilled that is written in their law, Egypt, afterward destroyed them They hated me without a cause. that believed not. And the angels But when the Comforter is come, which kept not their first estate, whom I will send unto you from but left their own habitation, the Father, even the Spirit of he hath reserved in everlasting truth, which proceedeth from the chains under darkness, unto the Father, he shall testify of me. judgment of the great day. Even And ye also shall bear witness, as Sodom and Gomorrha, and because ye have been with me the cities about then, in like from the beginning. manner giving themselves over to fornication, and going after

All Saints' Day. strange flesh, are set forth for

The Collect. an example, suffering the ven o Almighty God, who hast knit also these filthy dreamers de- communion and fellowship, in file the desh, despise dominion, the mystical body of thy Son

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