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TRINITY-SUNDAY. proceeded lightnings, and thun
derings, and voices. And there The Collect. LMIGHTY and everlasting before the throne, which are the
were seven lamps of fire burning God, who hast given unto
seven spirits of God. And beus thy servants grace by the confession of a true faith to acknow fore the throne there was a sea
of glass like unto crystal : and ledge the glory of the eternal in the midst of the throne, and Trinity, and in the power of the round about the throne, were Divine Majesty to worship the four beasts full of eyes before Unity; We beseech thee, that and behind. And the first beast thou wouldest keep us stedfast in this faith, and evermore defend beast like a calf, and the third
was like a lion, and the second us from all adversities, who liv- beast had a face as a man, and est and reignest, one God, world the fourth beast was like a flying without end. Amen.
eagle. And the four beasts had For the Epistle. Rev. iv. 1. each of them six wings about
eyes behold, a door was opened within: and they rest not day in heaven : and the first voice and night, saying, Holy, holy, which I heard was as it were holy, Lord God Almighty, which of a trumpet talking with me; was, and is, and is to come. And which said, Come up hither, and when those beasts give glory, I will shew thee things which and honour, and thanks, to him must be hereafter. And imme- that sat on the throne, who livdiately I was in the Spirit; and eth for ever and ever, the four behold, a throne was set in hea- and twenty elders fall down beven, and one sat on the throne: fore him that sat on the throne, and he that sat was to look upon and worship him that liveth for like a jasper and a sardine stone: ever and ever, and cast their and there was a rainbow round crowns before the throne, saying, about the throne, in sight like un- Thou art worthy, O Lord, to reto an emerald. And round about ceive glory, and honour, and the throne were four and twenty power; for thou hast created all seats; and
the seats I saw things, and for thy pleasure they four and twenty elders sitting, are and were created. clothed in white raiment; and The Gospel. St. John iii. 1. they had on their heads crowns TH
HERE was a man of the of gold : And out of the throne Pharisees, named Nicode
mus, a ruler of the Jews: the witness. If I have told you same came to Jesus by night, earthly things, and ye
believe and said unto him, Rabbi, we not; how shall ye believe, if I know that thou art a teacher tell you of heavenly things? And come from God : for no man can no man hath ascended up to heado these miracles that thou doest, ven, but he that came down from except. God be with him. Jesus heaven, even the Son of man, answered and said unto him, Ve- who is in heaven. And as Morily, verily I say unto thee, Ex- ses lifted up the serpent in the cept a man be born again, he wilderness, even so must the Son cannot see the Kingdom of God. of man be lifted up: that whosoNicodemus saith unto him, How ever believeth in him should not can a man be born when he is perish, but have eternal life. old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, The first Sunday after Trinity. and be born? Jesus answered,
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be of ter, and of the Spirit, he cannot in thee, mercifully accept our enter into the Kingdom of God. prayers; and because through That which is born of the flesh the weakness of our mortal nais flesh; and that which is born ture we can do no good thing of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel without thee, grant us the help not that I said unto thee, Ye of thy grace, that in keeping must be born again. The wind of thy commandments we may bloweth where it listeth, and thou please thee, both in will and hearest the sound thereof, but deed; through Jesus Christ our canst not tell whence it cometh, Lord. Amen. and whither it goeth ; so is every The Epistle. 1 St. John iv. 7.
. ELOVED, let us love one
another : for love is of God, unto him, How can these things and every one that loveth is born be ? Jesus answered and said of God, and knoweth God. He unto him, Art thou a master that loveth not knoweth not of Israel, and knowest not these God; for God is love. In this things ? Verily, verily I say un- was manifested the love of God to thee, We speak that we do towards us, because that God sent know, and testify that we have his only-begotten Son into the seen; and ye receive not our world, that we might live through
him. Herein is love, not that he who loveth God love his browe loved God, but that he loved ther also. us, and sent his Son to be the The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 19. propitiation for our sins. Belov W HERE was a certain rich ed, if God so loved us, we ought 1 man, which was clothed in also to love one another. No purple, and fine linen, and farman hath seen God at any time. ed sumptuously every day. And If we love one another, God there was a certain beggar namdwelleth in us, and his love is ed Lazarus, which was laid at perfected in us. Hereby know his gate full of sores, and desirwe that we dwell in him, and he ing to be fed with the crumbs, in us; because he hath given us which fell from the rich man's of his Spirit. And we have seen, table: moreover, the dogs came and do testify, that the Father and licked his sores. And it sent the Son to be the Saviour came to pass, that the beggar of the world. Whosoever shall died, and was carried by the anconfess that Jesus is the Son of gels into Abraham's bosom. The God, God dwelleth in him, and rich man also died, and was buhe in God. And we have known ried : and in hell he lift up his and believed the love that God eyes being in torments, and seeth hath to us. God is love; and he | Abraham afar off, and Lazarus that dwelleth in love dwelleth in in his bosom. And he cried and God, and God in him. Herein said, Father Abraham, have meris our love made perfect, that we cy on me, and send Lazarus, that may have boldness in the day of he may dip the tip of his finger judgement; because as he is, so in water, and cool my tongue; are we in this world. There is for I am tormented in this flame. no fear in love; but perfect love But Abraham said, Son, rememcasteth out fear; because fear ber that thou in thy life-time rehath torment: He that feareth ceivedst thy good things, and is not made perfect in love. We likewise Lazarus evil things; but love him, because he first loved now he is comforted, and thou us. If a man say, I love God, art tormented. And besides all and hateth his brother, he is a this, between us and you there is liar: for he that loveth not his a great gulf fixed : so that they brother, whom he hath seen, how who would pass from hence to can he love God, whom he hath you cannot; neither can they not seen ? And this command- pass to us, that would come from ment have we from him, That thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou no murderer hath eternal life awouldest send him to my father's biding in him. Hereby perceive house : for I have five brethren ; we the love of God, because he that he may testify unto them, laid down his life for us : and we lest they also come into this place ought to lay down our lives for of torment. Abraham saith unto the brethren. But whoso hath him, They have Moses and the this world's good, and seeth his prophets ; let them hear them. brother have need, and shutteth And he said, Nay, father A- up his bowels of compassion from braham ; but if one went unto him ; how dwelleth the love of them from the dead, they will God in him ? My little children, repent. And he said unto him, let us not love in word, neither If they hear not Moses and the in tongue; but in deed, and in prophets, neither will they be truth. And hereby we know persuaded, though one rose from that we are of the truth, and the dead.
shall assure our hearts before
him. For if our heart condemn The second Sunday after us, God is greater than our heart, Trinity.
and knoweth all things. Belov
ed, if our heart condemn us not, Lord, who never failest to then have we confidence towards
help and govern them whom God. And whatsoever we ask, thou dost bring up in thy sted- we receive of him, because we fast fear and love; Keep us, we keep his commandments, and do beseech thee, under the protec- those things that are pleasing in tion of thy good providence, and his sight. And this is his commake us to have a perpetual fear mandment, That we should beand love of thy holy Name; lieve on the Name of his Son through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus Christ, and love one anAmen.
other, as he gave us commandThe Epistle. 1 St. John iii. 13. ment. And he that keepeth his ARVEL not, my brethren, commandments dwelleth in him, ,
if the world hate you. We and he in him: and hereby we know that we have passed from know that he abideth in us, by death unto life, because we love the Spirit which he hath given the brethren. He that loveth not his brother abideth in death. The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 16. Whosoever hateth his brother is A Certain man made a great a ye
and sent his servant at supper- hast given an hearty desire to time to say to them that were pray, may by thy mighty aid be bidden, Come, for all things are defended and comforted in all now ready. And they all with dangers and adversities; through one consent began to make ex- Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The first said unto him, I The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. v. 5. have bought a piece of ground. AI
LL of you be subject one and I must needs go and see it; to another, and be clothed I pray thee have me excused. with humility: for God resisteth And another said, I have bought the proud, and giveth grace to five yoke of oxen, and I go to the humble. Humble yourselves prove them; I pray thee have therefore under the mighty hand me excused. And another said, of God, that he may
in I have married a wife, and there- due time; casting all your care fore I cannot come. So that ser- upon him, for he careth for you. vant came, and shewed his lord Be sober, be vigilant; because these things. Then the master your adversary the devil, as a of the house being angry said to roaring lion, walketh about seekhis servant, Go out quickly into ing whom he may
devour: whom the streets and lanes of the city, resist stedfast in the faith, knowand bring in hither the poor, and ing that the same afflictions are the maimed, and the halt, and accomplished in your brethren the blind. And the servant said, that are in the world. But the Lord, it is done as thou hast God of all grace, who hath callcommanded, and yet there is ed us into his eternal glory by room. And the lord said unto Christ Jesus, after that ye have the servant, Go out into the suffered a while, make you perhigh-ways and hedges, and com- fect, stablish, strengthen, settle pel them to come in, that my you. To him be glory and domihouse may be filled. For I say nion for ever and ever. Amen. unto you, That none of those The Gospel. St. Luke xv. 1. men which were bidden shall
vere bidden shall THEN drew near unto him taste of my supper.
ners for to hear him. And the The third Sunday after Trinity. Pharisees and Scribes murmur
ed, saying, This man receiveth O Lord, we beseech thee mer- sinners, and eateth with them.
cifully to hear us; and And he spake this parable unto grant that we, to whom thou | them, saying, What man of you