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neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or wherewithal shall we be clothed? (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow fhall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

The sixteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse

and defend thy Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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The Epistle. Ephef. iii. 13. Desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you,

which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his spirit in the inner man; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all faints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do ex

The Colleft] This prayer for the peace of the church was adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was psalm xvi.

ceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

The Gospel. St. Luke vii, u.

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into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier: (and they that bare him stood ftill.) And he faid, Young man, I say unto thee, arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak: and he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and that God hath visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about.

The seventeenth Sunday after

. Trinity.

The Collect.
ORD, we pray thee, that thy grace may always pre-

vent and follow us; and make us continually to be given to all good works, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1. I Therefore,

the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the

The Collect] This prayer for fruitfulness in good works was adopted 2549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was psalm xyii.

unity of the fpirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

The Gospel. St. Luke xiv, I. T came to pass, as Jesus went into the house of one of

the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the fabbath-day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certạia man before him who had the dropsy. And Jesus answering, spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, 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

hall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the fabbath-day? And they could not answer again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those who were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; faying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit pot 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 say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room, But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher; then fhalt thou have worship in the presence of them that fit at meat with thee. For whosoever ex. alteth himself, shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.

The eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
ORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to

withitand the temptations of the world, the flesh, and The Collect] This prayer for grace to resist temptation, and follow righteousness, was composed at the Reformation, and altered at the latt Review 1662. Before that time it ran thus: “To avoid the infections of the devil, &c.” The introitus was Psalm xyii.

flesh, and the devil; and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee the only God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. i. 4.
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my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge; even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ: who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 34.
HEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put

the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? whose fon is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He faith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he his fon? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man (from that day forth) ask him any more questions.

The nirctcenil Sunday after Trinity.

The Collon. O God

plase thee; Mercifuily grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epiflle. Ephes. iv. 17. THIS *HIS I say therefore, and testify 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 past feeling, have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. 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 conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on that new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another. The ye angry, and fin not: Let not the sun go down upon your wrath: neither give place to the devil. Let him that stole, steal 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 use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, in ? wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye

The Collec?] This prayer for the direction of the Holy Spirit was.composed at the Reformation, and improved at the last Review 1662. Before this time it ran thus: “ That the working of thy mercy may in all things, &c." The introitus was Pfalm xix.

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