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The ninth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
RANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the Spirit to


that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to chy will, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Cor. x. 1.

I rant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Mofes in the cloud, and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the fame spiritual drink; (for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ:) But with many of them God was not well pleased; for they were over. thrown in the wilderness. Now these things were out examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lufted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and to drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit for, pication, as fome of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Chrift, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also mur. mured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

Wherefore let himn that thinketh he standeth, take heed left he fall. There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to map : but

The Colle?] This prayer for heavenly illumination, or a right judgment in all things, was adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus Was pfalm ix.

Spiritual meal] Manna, which fell from heaven, foreshadowing the doctrine of Chrift; (John vi. 45, 48;) and therefore called spiritual, and the water which issued from the rock and followed them, prefigured abę effufion of the spirit.

Was Christ Wag'an emblem or reprefentation of Chrift.

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God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able ; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 1. ESUS said unto his disciples, There was a certain rich

man who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayst be no longer steward. Then the steward said within himself

, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig, to beg I am alhamed. I am resolved what to do, that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my lord? And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. And the lord commended the unjust steward because he had done wisely : for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light. And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the Mammon of unrighteousness, that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.

Rich man) One lesson taught in this parable is, Be as wife in matters of a spiritual nature, as worldiy men are in matters of a temporal nature.

Commended] He commended the prudence of the expedient, though he could not but condemn the dishonesty of the action.

Friends] As the unjust steward made to himself friends of his master's substance, lo do you, my disciples, in all ages, make to yourselves friends of such wealth as you have, by using it faithfully and beneficiently.

Unrighteousness] Or rather, unjust wealth. Mammon is the Syriac word for riches; which may be called unjust, because they are too often obtained by injustice, and minister to oppreflion and iniquity.

The tenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
ET thy merciful ears, O Lord, be open to the prayers

of thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. xii. 1. Concerning fpiritual gifts, brethren, I would not have carried away unto these dumb idols, even as ye were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed; and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the fame Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God, who worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit, the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge, by the same Spirit; to another faith, by the fame Spirit; to another the gifts of healing, by the same Spirit; to another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues : But all these worketh that one and the self-fame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

The Gospel, St. Luke xix. 41. A he

wept over it, saying, If thou hadít known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but' now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the

The Collect] This prayer for the acceptance of our petitions was adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was plalm x.

ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in theeone stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that fold therein, and them that bought; faying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of



have made it a den of thieves. And he taught daily in the temple.

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The eleventh Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
God, who declarest thy Almighty power most

chiefly in Mhewing mercy and pity; Mercifully grant unto us such a measure of thy grace, that we, running the way of thy commandments, may obtain thy gracious promises, and be made partakers of thy heavenly treasure, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle.

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preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; by which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our fins according to the scriptures; and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures; and that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve; after that he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen alleep. After that, be was seen of James; then of all the Apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. For I am the least of the Apostles, that am not meet to be called an Apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. But by the grace of God I am what I am: and

The Collect] This prayer for fruitfulness in good works was composed anew at the reformation, and improved at the latt review 1662. Before that time it ran thus: “That we running to thy promifes may be made partakers of thy heavenly treafure.” The introitus was pfalm xi.

his grace which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain : but I laboured more abundantly than they all ; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 9. ESUS spake this parable unto certain which trusted in

themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharifee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I poffefs. And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself, shall be abafed ; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted,

The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect. Almighty, and everlasting God, who are always more

and give more than either we defire, or deserve; pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen. Justified] Considered by God as righteous. Exalted] A strong perfuafive to humility, and a solemn admonition against spiritual pride, manifested in an arrogant confidence of the exclufive truth of our own scheme of faith; and in an over-weening conceit of our own religious attainments.

The Colleft! This prayer for pardon of lin was adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was plalm xii.


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