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body, and one Spirit even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one Faith, one Baptifm, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
The Gospel. St Luke xiv. 1.
T came to pass, as Jefus went into the houfe of one of the chief Pharifees to eat bread on the fabbath-day, that they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man before him, who had the dropfy. And Jefus answering, fpake unto the lawyers and pharifees, faying, Is it lawful to heal on the fabbath-day? And they held their peace. And he took him and healed him, and let him go; and answered them, faying, Which of you fhall have an afs or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the fabbath-day? And they could not anfwer him again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those who were bidden, when he marked how they chofe out the chief rooms, faying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, fit not down in the highest room, left a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him: And he that bade thee and him, come and fay to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with fhame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and fit down in the lowest room, that when he that bade thee cometh, he may fay unto thee, Friend, go up higher then fhalt thou have worship in the prefence of them that fit at meat with thee. For whofoever exalteth himself, fhall be abased; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.
The eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.
ORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to
On the COLLECT for the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. OI ord, we beseech thee to afford the efficacious influence of thy di eace to us thy fervants here affembled, and all other chriftian people
and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee the only God, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle.
I Cor. i. 4.
Thank my God always on your behalf, for the of grace God which is given you by Jefus Chrift; that in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge, even as the teftimony of Chrift was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jefus Chrift, who fhall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jefus Chrift.
The Gospel. St Matth. xxii. 34.
HEN the Pharifees had heard that Jefus had put the Sadducees to filence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a queftion, tempting him, and faying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jefus faid unto him, Thou fhalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy foul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the fecond is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyfelf. On thefe two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharifees were gathered together, Jefus afked them, faying, What think ye of Chrift? whofe fon is he? They fay unto him, The fon of David. He faith unto them, How then doth David in fpirit call him Lord, faying, The Lord faid unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footftool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his fon? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durft any man (from that day forth) afk him any more questions.
throughout the whole catholic church; that we may be enabled to furmount all the temptations we may be affaulted with by the world, the flesh or the devil; and grant that we may obey the precepts of thy holy gofpel, by leading an holy and righteous life for the future; and this we beg for the fake of our bleffed Saviour Jefus Chrift. Amen.
The nineteenth Sunday after Trinity
God, forafmuch as without thee we are not able to pleafe thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct, and rule our hearts, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephef. iv. 17.
THIS I fay therefore, and teftify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk in the vanity of their mind; having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: who being paft feeling, have given themselves over unto lafcivioufnefs, to work all uncleannefs with greedinels. But ye have not fo learned Chrift: If fo be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus : That ye put off, concerning the former converfation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lufts; and be renewed in the fpirit of your mind, and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteoufnefs and true holiness, Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour; for we are members one of another. Be ye angry, and fin not. Let not the fun go down upon your wrath neither give place to the devil.. Let him that ftole, fteal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good, to the ufe of edifying, that it may minifter grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God,
On the COLLECT for the nineteenth Sunday after Trinity.
O God, fince without thy affiftance we are unable to obey thy commands; we beseech thee, of thy great mercy, to grant us fuch a portion of thy holy fpirit, as may direct our hearts and all our faculties to perform the duties incumbent on us; and this we pray for the fake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evilfpeaking be put away from you, with all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Chrift's fake hath forgiven you.
The Gospel. St Matth. ix. 1.
ESUS entered into a fhip, and paffed over, and came into his own city. And behold, they brought to him a man fick of the palfy, lying on a bed. And Jesus seeing their faith, faid unto the fick of the pally, Son, be of good cheer, thy fins be forgiven thee. And behold, certain of the fcribes faid within themfelves, This man blafphemeth. And Jefus, knowing their thoughts, faid, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier to fay, Thy fins be forgiven thee? or to fay, Arife, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive fins, (then faith he to the fick of the palfy) Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine house. And he arofe, and departed to his houfe. But when the multitude faw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, who had given fuch power unto men.
The twentieth Sunday after Trinity.
Almighty and most merciful God, of thy bountiful goodness keep us, we befeech thee, from all things that may hurt us; that we being ready both in body and foul, may cheerfully accomplish thofe things that thou wouldest have done, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
On the COLLECT for the twentieth Sunday after Trinity.
O almighty and moft gracious God, we befeech thee, of thy great mercy, to preferve us from all temporal and fpiritual ills, that both our bodies and minds being under thy protection and care, we may, with chearfulness and zeal, difcharge our duty in all the particulars enjoin'd us; and this we beg for the fake of our bleffed Lord and Saviour Jesus Chris. Amen,
The Epistle. Ephef. v. 15.
EE then that ye walk circumfpectly, not as fools, but as wife, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwife, but understanding what the will of the Lord is. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excefs; but be filled with the fpirit: fpeaking to yourfelves in pfalms, and hymns, and fpiritual Songs, finging and making melody in your heart to the Lord; giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father, in the Name of our Lord Jefus Chrift, fubmitting yourfelves one to another in the fear of God.
The Gospel. St Matth. xxii. 1.
ESUS faid, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, who made a marriage for his fon; and fent forth his fervants to call them that were bidden to the wedding; and they would not come. Again, he fent forth other fervants, faying, Tell them who are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready, come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: and the remnant took his fervants, and intreated them fpitefully, and flew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth; and he fent forth his armies, and deftroyed thofe murderers, and burnt up their city. Then faith he to his fervants, The wedding is ready, but they who were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the high-ways, and as many as ye fhall find bid to the marriage. So thofe fervant went out into the high-ways, and gathered together all, as many as they found, both bad and good; and the wedding was furnifhed with guests. And when the king came in to see the guefts, he faw there a man who had not on a wedding-garment. And he faith unto him, Friend, how cameft thou in hither, not having a wedding-garment? and he was fpeechlefs. Then faid the king to the fervants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and caft him into outer darkness : There fhall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few are chofen.