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e hear, and have not heard them. And behold, a certain Lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the Law P how readest thou? And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right; this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain Priest that way, and, when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was ; and, when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took
care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
The fourteenth Sunday after
The Collect. LMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and, that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. v. 16.
Say then, Walk in the Spirit,
and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idol
atry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, nine ? There are not found that emulations, wrath, strife, sedi- returned to give glory to God, tions, heresies, envyings, mur | save this stranger. And he said ders, drunkenness, revellings, and unto him, Arise, go thy way, such like: of the which I tell thy faith hath made thee whole. you before, as I have also told you in time past, That they who
The fifteenth Sunday after do such things shall not inherit
Trinity. the kingdom of God. But the
The Collect. fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, | K EEP, we beseech thee, O peace, long-suffering, gentleness,
I Lord, thy Church with thy goodness, faith, meekness, tem- perpetual mercy: and, because perance: against such there is the frailty of man without thee no law. And they that are cannot but fall, keep us ever by Christ's have crucified the flesh, thy help from all things hurtful, with the affections and lusts. and lead us to all things profit
The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 11. able to our salvation; through AND it came to pass, as Jesus Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. A went to Jerusalem, that he The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. passed through the midst of Sa- V E see how large a letter I maria, and Galilee. And as he I have written unto you with entered into a certain village, mine own hand. As many as there met him ten men that were desire to make a fair shew in the lepers, which stood afar off. And flesh, they constrain you to be they lifted up their voices, and circumcised; only lest they should said, Jesus, Master, have mercy suffer persecution for the cross on us. And when he saw them, of Christ. For neither they he said unto them, Go, shew themselves who are circumcised yourselves unto the priests. And keep the law ; but desire to have it came to pass, that, as they you circumcised, that they may went, they were cleansed. And glory in your flesh. But God one of them, when he saw that forbid that I should glory, save he was healed, turned back, and in the cross of our Lord Jesus with a loud voice glorified God, Christ, by whom the world is and fell down on his face at his crucified unto me, and I unto feet, giving him thanks; and he the world. For in Christ Jesus was a Samaritan. And Jesus neither circumcision availeth any answering said, Were there not thing, nor uncircumcision, but a ten cleansed ? but where are the new creature. And as many as walk according to this rule, peace | is, and to-morrow is cast into the be on them, and mercy, and up- oven; shall he not much more on the Israel of God. From clothe you, O ye of little faith ? henceforth let no man trouble Therefore take no thought, sayme; for I bear in my body the ing, What shall we eat ? or what marks of the Lord Jesus. Bre- shall we drink? or wherewithal thren, the grace of our Lord Je- shall we be clothed ? (for after sus Christ be with your spirit. all these things do the Gentiles Amen.
seek :) for your heavenly Father The Gospel. St. Matth. vi. 24. knoweth that ye have need of N O man can serve two mas- | all these things. But seek ye first
N ters: for either he will hate the kingdom of God, and his the one, and love the other; or righteousness, and all these things else he will hold to the one, and shall be added unto you. Take despise the other. Ye cannot therefore no thought for the serve God and Mammon. There morrow ; for the morrow shall fore I say unto you, Take no take thought for the things of thought for your life, what ye itself: sufficient unto the day is shall eat, or what ye shall drink; the evil thereof. nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on: Is not the life. The sixteenth Sunday after more than meat, and the body
Trinity. than raiment ? Behold the fowls
The Collect. of the air ; for they sow not, Lord, we beseech thee, let neither do they reap, nor gather thy continual pity cleanse into barns; yet your heavenly Fa
and defend thy Church; and, bether feedeth them. Are ye not
cause it cannot continue in safemuch better than they? Which
ty without thy succour, preserve of you by taking thought can
| it evermore by thy help and goodadd one cubit unto his stature ?
ness; through Jesus Christ our And why take ye thought for
Lord. Amen. raiment ? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow : they
The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13. toil not, neither do they spin : | | Desire that ye faint not at and yet I say unto you, That I my tribulations for you, which even Solomon in all his glory is your glory. For this cause I was not arrayed like one of these. bow my knees unto the Father Wherefore, if God so clothe the of our Lord Jesus Christ, of grass of the field, which to-day whom the whole family in hea
ven 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 root
ed and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints, 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 exceeding 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. 11. Ao it came to pass the day after, that Jesus went into a city called Naim ; 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 still,) and
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1. I Therefore the prisoner of the walk worthy
Lord beseech you, that ye of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the spirit 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. 1. that sit at meat with thee. For TT came to pass, as Jesus went | whosoever exalteth himself shall I into the house of one of the be abased ; and he that humbleth chief Pharisees to eat bread on himself shall be exalted. the sabbath-day, that they watched him. And behold, there was
The eighteenth Sunday after a certain man before him which
Trinity. had the dropsy. And Jesus an
The Collect. swering spake unto the Lawyers T ORD, we beseech thee, grant and Pharisees, saying, Is it law U thy people grace to withful to heal on the sabbath-day ? stand the temptations of the And they held their peace. And world, the flesh, and the devil, he took him, and healed him, and with pure hearts and minds and let him go; and answered to follow thee the only God; them, saying, Which of you shall through Jesus Christ our Lord. have an ass, or an ox, fallen into Amen. a pit, and will not straightway
The Epistle. 1 Cor. i. 4. pull him out on the sabbath-day?
I Thank my God always on And they could not answer him
1 your behalf, for the grace of again to these things. And he 7
God which is given you by Jeput forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he
sus Christ; that in every thing
ye are enriched by him, in all marked how they chose out the chief rooms, saying unto them,
utterance, and in all knowledge; When thou art bidden of any
even as the testimony of Christ
was confirmed in you; so that man to a wedding, sit not down
ye come behind in no gift; waitin the highest room ; lest a more honourable man than thou be
ing for the coming of our Lord bidden of him; and he that bade
Jesus Christ, who shall also conthee and him come and say to
firm you unto the end, that ye
may be blameless in the day of thee, Give this man place ; and
our Lord Jesus Christ. thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou! The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 34. art bidden, go and sit down in W H EN the Pharisees had the lowest room; that, when he W heard that Jesus had put that bade thee cometh, he may the Sadducees to silence, they say unto thee, Friend, go up were gathered together. Then higher: then shalt thou have one of them, who was a Lawyer, worship in the presence of them | asked him a question, tempting