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Trinity-Sunday. The Collect. LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace, by the consession of a true faith, to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the divine Majesty to worship the Unity; we beseech thee that thou wouldest keep us steadfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen. For the Epistle. Rev. iv. 1. AFTER this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard, was as it were of a trumpet, talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will show thee things which must be hereaster. And immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne: and he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a Sardine-stone: and there was a rain-bow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald. Andround about the throne were four and twenty seats; and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white *iment; and they had on their ids crowns of gold; and out of the throne proceeded light

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nings, and thunderings, and voices. And there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven spirits of God. And before the throne, there was a sea of glass, like unto crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind : And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him ; and they were full of eyes within ; and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory, and . honour, and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, the four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord to receive glory, and honour, and power; for thou has created all things, and for thy pleasure they are, and were created. The Gospel. St. John, iii. 1. TH ERE was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: For no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the

kingdom of God.
said unto him, How can a man
be born when he is old 2 can he
enter the second time into his
mother's womb, and be born ?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily,

I say unto thee, except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit, is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again. The windbloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth; so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be 2 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things Verily, verily, I say unto thce, we speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not; how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things? And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man, who is in heaven. And as Moses listed up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up; that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life.

The first Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. God, the strength of all those who put their trust in thee, mercifully accept our pray

Nicodemus.

weakness of our mortal mature, we can do no good thing without thee. grant us the help of thy grace, that in keeping thy commandments we may please thee, both in will and deed, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle, 1 John, iv. 7. ELOVED, let us love one another: for love is of God, and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God towards us, because that God sent his only begotten Soil into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, |but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins, Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one an: other. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us; because he hath: given us of his Spirit. And {{ have seen and do testify, that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Soo of God, God dwelleth in him,” and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that: God hath to us. God is love; and” he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that. we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world...There is no fear in love; but perfect love. casteth out fear; because fear. hath torment: He that feareth, is

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Hove him because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love God, whom he hath not seen 2 And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God, love his brother also. The Gospel. St. Luke, xvi. 19. THERE was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, who was laid at his gate, full of sores; and desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover, the dogs came andlicked his sores. And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom : the rich man also died, and was buried : and in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried, and-said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finin water, and cool my tongue; r I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and like. wise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulph fixed; so that they who would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass tous that would comefrom thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore...father, that thon wouldest send him to my father's house:

may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, . They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

The second Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

O Lord, who never failest to help and govern those whom thou dost bring up in thy steadfast fear and love;keepus,we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to bave a perpetual fear and love of thy holy name, through Jesus

Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. 1 John, iii. 13. . MARVEL not, my brethren, if the world hate you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we lova the brethren. He that loveth not his brother, abideth in death. Whosoever hateth his brother, is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us; and we qught to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world's good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion fron him; how dwelleth the love of God in him 2 My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed, and in truth. And hereby we know that we are.

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hearts before him. For if our
heart condemn us, God is great-
er than our heart, and knoweth
all things. Beloved, if our heart
condemn us not, then have we
confidence towards God. And
whatsoever we ask, we receive of
him, because we keep his com-
mandments, and do those things
that are pleasing in his sight. And
: his is his commandment, That
we should believe on the name of
his Son Jesus Christ, and love one
another, as he gave us command-
ment. And he that keepeth his
commandments, dwelleth in him,
and he in him : and hereby we
know that he abideth in us, by the
Spirit which he hath given us.
The Gospel. St. Luke, xiv. 16.
A Certain man made a great
supper, and bade many; and
sent his servant at supper time,
to say to them that were bidden,
Come,forall things are now ready.
And they all with one consent be-
gan to make excuse : The first
said unto him, I have bought a
piece of ground, and I must needs
go and see it; I pray thee have
me excused: And another said, I
have bought five yoke of oxen,
, and I go to prove them; I pray
thee have me excused: And an-
other said, I have married a wife,
and therefore I cannot come. So
that servant came, and showed his
lord these things. Then the mas-
ter of the house, being angry,
said to his servant, Go out quickly
into the streets and lanes of the
city, and bring in hither the poor,
and the maimed, and the halt,
and the blind. And the servant
said, Lord, it is done as thou hast
commanded, and yet there is
room. And the lord said unto

ways and hedges, and compel then to come in, that my house may be filled: for I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.

The third Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect. O Lord, we beseech thee mer. cifully to hear us; and grant

that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may, by thy mighty aid, be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, v. 5, ALL of you be subject one to

another, and be clothed with humility: For God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him ; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist, steadfast in the faith;knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his etermal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

The Gospel. St. Luke, xv. 1. THEN drew near unto him all

the publicans and sinners for

to hear him. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying:

the servant, Go out into the high

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eateth with them. And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go af. ter that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, lie calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance. Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, , and seek diligently till she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the Angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

The fourth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect. O God, the protector of all that trust in thee, without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that thou being our ruler and guide, we may so pass through , things temporal, that we finally lose not the things eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Amen. * The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18. Reckon that the sufferings :* of this present time are not

worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made sub. ject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope : because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption, into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groaneth, and travaileth in pain together until now: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. The Gospel. St. Luke, vi. 36.

E ye therefore merciful, as

your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again. And he spake a parable unto them: Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch 2 The disciple is not above his master; but every one that is perfect shal) be as his master. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out

the mote that is in thine eye.

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