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him, and saying, Master, which The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 17. is the great commandment in the THIS I say, therefore, and ? ,
testify in shalt love the Lord thy God with henceforth walk not as other all thy heart, and with all thy Gentiles walk, in the vanity of soul, and with all thy mind. This their mind; having the underis the first and great command- standing darkened, being alienment. And the second is like un- ated from the life of God through to it, Thou shalt love thy neigh- the ignorance that is in them, bebour as thyself. On these two cause of the blindness of their commandments hang all the Law heart : who, being past feeling, and the Prophets. While the have given themselves over unto Pharisees were gathered together, lasciviousness, to work all unJesus asked them, saying, What cleanness with greediness. But think
ye of Christ? whose son is ye have not so learned Christ; he? They say unto him, The son if so be that ye have heard him, of David. He saith unto them, and have been taught by him, How then doth David in spirit as the truth is in Jesus: that ye call him Lord, saying, The Lord put off, concerning the former said unto my Lord, Sit thou on conversation, the old man, which my right hand, till I make thine is corrupt according to the deenemies thy foot-stool ? If David ceitful lusts; and be renewed in then call him Lord, how is he the spirit of your mind; and his Son ? And no man was able that ye put on the new man, to answer him a word; neither which after God is created in durst any man from that day righteousness and true holiness. forth ask him any more ques- Wherefore, putting away lying, tions.
speak every man truth with his The nineteenth Sunday after
neighbour : for we are members
one of another. Be
down The Collect.
upon your wrath : neither give O God, forasmuch as without place to the devil. Let him that
no please thee; Mercifully grant, let him labour, working with his that thy Holy Spirit may in all hands the thing which is good, things direct and rule our hearts; that he may have to give to him through Jesus Christ our Lord. that needeth. Let no corrupt Amen.
communication proceed out of
ye angry and
your mouth, but that which is tude saw it, they marvelled, and good to the use of edifying, that glorified God, who had given it may minister grace unto the such power unto men. hearers. And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye
The twentieth Sunday after are sealed unto the day of re
Trinity. demption. Let all bitterness, and
The Collect. wrath, and anger, and clamour
, O Almighty and most merci and evil-speaking, be put away from you, with all malice. And goodness keep us, we beseech be ye kind one to another, ten- thee, from all things that may der-hearted, forgiving one an- hurt us; that we, being ready other, even as God for Christ's both in body and soul, may sake hath forgiven you.
cheerfully accomplish those things The Gospel. St. Matth. ix. 1. that thou wouldest have done; JE ESUS entered into a ship, through Jesus Christ our Lord. and passed over, and came
Amen. into his own city. And behold, The Epistle. Ephes. v. 15. they brought to him a man sick EE then that
ye of the palsy, lying on a bed. cumspectly, not as fools, but And Jesus, seeing their faith, as wise, redeeming the time, besaid unto the sick of the palsy, cause the days are evil. WhereSon, be of good cheer, thy sins fore be ye not unwise, but unbe forgiven thee. And behold, derstanding what the will of the certain of the scribes said within Lord is. And be not drunk themselves, This man blasphem- with wine, wherein is excess; eth. And Jesus, knowing their but be filled with the Spirit ; thoughts, said, Wherefore think speaking to yourselves in psalms, ye evil in your hearts ? For and hymns, and spiritual songs ; whether is easier to say, Thy singing and making melody in sins be forgiven thee? or to say, your heart to the Lord; giving Arise, and walk? But that ye thanks always for all things unmay know that the Son of man to God and the Father, in the hath power on earth to forgive Name of our Lord Jesus Christ; sins, (then saith he to the sick of submitting yourselves one to anthe palsy,) Arise, take up thy other in the fear of God. bed, and go unto thine house. The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 1. And he arose, and departed to
ESUS said, The Kingdom of his house. But when the multi- heaven is like unto a certain
king, who made a marriage for | king to the servants, Bind him his son; and sent forth his ser- hand and foot, and take him vants to call them that were bid- away, and cast him into outer den to the wedding; and they darkness: there shall be weepwould not come. Again, he sent ing and gnashing of teeth. For forth other servants, saying, Tell many are called, but few are them which are bidden, Behold, chosen. I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, The one and twentieth Sunday and all things are ready; come
after Trinity unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their GRA
RANT, we beseech thee, ways, one to his farm, another merciful Lord, to thy faithto his merchandise : and the rem- ful people pardon and peace, that nant took his servants, and en- they may be cleansed from all treated them spitefully, and slew their sins, and serve thee with them. But when the king heard a quiet mind; through Jesus thereof, he was wroth; and he Christ our Lord. Amen. sent forth his armies, and de- The Epistle. Ephes. vi. 10. stroyed those murderers, and
Y brethren, be strong in burnt up their city. Then saith
the Lord, and in the powhe to his servants, The wedding er of his might. Put on the is ready, but they who were bid- whole armour of God, that ye den were not worthy. Go ye may be able to stand against therefore into the high-ways, and the wiles of the devil. For we as many as ye shall find bid to wrestle not against flesh and the marriage. So those servants blood, but against principalities, went out into the high-ways, and against powers, against the rulgathered together all, as many as ers of the darkness of this world, they found, both bad and good; against spiritual wickedness in and the wedding was furnish- high places. Wherefore take uned with guests. And when the to you the whole armour of God, king came in to see the guests, that ye may be able to withstand he saw there a man which had in the evil day, and, having done not on a wedding-garment. And all, to stand. Stand therefore, he saith unto him, Friend, how having your loins girt about with camest thou in hither, not hav- truth; and having on the breasting a wedding-garment ? And plate of righteousness; and your he was speechless. Then said the feet shod with the preparation of
the Gospel of peace; above all, down, his servants met him, and taking the shield of faith, where- told him, saying, Thy son liveth. with ye shall be able to quench Then enquired he of them the all the fiery darts of the wicked; hour when he began to amend : and take the helmet of salva- and they said unto him, Yestertion, and the sword of the Spirit, day at the seventh hour the fever which is the Word of God: pray- left him. So the father knew ing always with all prayer and that it was at the same hour, in supplication in the Spirit, and the which Jesus said unto him, watching thereunto with all per- Thy son liveth; and himself beseverance, and supplication for lieved, and his whole house. This all saints; and for me, that ut- is again the second miracle that terance may be given unto me, Jesus did, when he was come out that I may open my mouth bold- of Judæa into Galilee. ly, to make known the mystery The two and twentieth Sunday of the Gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds; that
after Trinity. therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.
LORD, we beseech thee to
keep thy houshold the The Gospel. St. John iy. 46.
Church in continual godliness ; TH WHERE was a certain noble- that through thy protection it
whose son was sick at may be free from all adversities, Capernaum. When he heard that and devoutly given to serve thee Jesus was come out of Judæa in good works, to the glory of into Galilee, he went unto him, thy Name; through Jesus Christ and besought him that he would our Lord. Amen. come down and heal his son ; for he was at the point of death.
The Epistle. Phil. i. 3.
upon every cept ye see signs and wonders, remembrance of you, (always ye will not believe. The noble in every prayer of mine for you man saith unto him, Sir, come all making request with joy,) for down ere my child die. Jesus your fellowship in the Gospel saith unto him, Go thy way, thy from the first day until now; beson liveth. And the man believing confident of this very thing, ed the word that Jesus had spo- that he who hath begun a good ken unto him, and he went his work in you will perform it unway. And, as he was now going til the day of Jesus Christ ; even
as it is meet for me to think this made. The servant therefore fell of you all, because I have you in down and worshipped him, saymy heart, inasmuch as both in ing, Lord, have patience with my bonds, and in the defence me, and I will pay thee all. and confirmation of the Gospel, Then the lord of that servant ye all are partakers of my grace. was moved with compassion, and For God is my record, how loosed him, and forgave him the greatly I long after you all in debt. But the same servant went the bowels of Jesus Christ. And out, and found one of his fellowthis I pray, that
may servants, which owed him an abound yet more and more in hundred pence; and he laid knowledge, and in all judgement: hands on him, and took him by that ye may approve things that the throat, saying, Pay me that are excellent, that ye may be thou owest. And his fellow-sersincere, and without offence, till vant fell down at his feet, and the day of Christ : being filled besought him, saying, Have pawith the fruits of righteousness, tience with me, and I will pay which are by Jesus Christ, unto thee all.
thee all. And he would not; the glory and praise of God. but went and cast him into pri
son, till he should pay the debt. The Gospel. St. Matth. xviii. 21.
So when his fellow-servants saw ,
very Lord, how oft shall my bro- sorry, and came and told unto ther sin against me, and I for- their lord all that was done. give him ? till seven times ? Je- Then his lord, after that he had sus saith unto him, I say not un- called him, said unto him, O to thee, until seven times; but thou wicked servant, I forgave until seventy times seven. There- thee all that debt, because thou fore is the Kingdom of heaven desiredst me: shouldest not thou likened unto à certain king, also have had compassion on thy which would take account of his fellow-servant, even servants. And when he had be- pity on thee ? And his lord was gun to reckon, one was brought wroth, and delivered him to the unto him, which owed him ten tormentors, till he should pay all thousand talents. But forasmuch that was due unto him. So likeas he had not to pay, his lord wise shall my heavenly Father commanded him to be sold, and do also unto you, if
ye his wife and children, and all hearts forgive not every one his that he had, and payment to be brother their trespasses.
as I had