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hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which
is in heaven.
The ninth Sunday after Trinity.
RANT to us, Lord, we beseech thee, the spirit to think and do always such things as be rightful; that we, who cannot do any thing that is good without thee, may by thee be enabled to live according to thy will; through Jesus Christ our
The Epistle. 1 Cor. x. 1.
RETHREN, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud, and in the sea; and did all eat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the same 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 overthrown in the wilderness. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also
lusted. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play. Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand. Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, 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 him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall. There hath no temptation taken you, but such as is common to man: but 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. J. said unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man which 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 mayest 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 ashamed. 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.
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.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. xii. 1.
gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant. Ye know that ye were Gentiles, 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 same 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 same 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-same Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. The Gospel. St. Luke xix. 41. ND when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst 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 ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one 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 sold therein, and them that bought, saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. And he taught daily in the temple.
The eleventh Sunday after
The Collect. God, who declarest thy almighty power most chiefly in shewing 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. 1 Cor. xv. 1.
RETHREN, I declare un
to you the Gospel which I 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 sins, 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 asleep: after that, he 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 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 serve; Pour down upon us the me. Therefore whether it were abundance of thy mercy; forI or they, so we preach, and so giving us those things whereof ye believed.
our conscience is afraid, and givThe Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 9. ing us those good things which TESUS spake this parable un we are not worthy to ask, but
to certain which trusted in through the merits and medithemselves that they were right
ation of Jesus Christ, thy Son, eous, and despised others : Two our Lord. Amen. men went up into the temple to The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii. 4. pray; the one a Pharisee, and
SUCH trust have we through the other a Publican. The Pha D Christ to God-ward: not risee stood and prayed thus with that we are sufficient of ourselves himself, God, I thank thee, that to think any thing as of ourI am not as other men aré, ex-selves; but our sufficiency is of tortioners, unjust, adulterers, or God. Who also hath made us even as this Publican: I fast able ministers of the New Testwice in the week, I give tithes
tament; not of the letter, but of of all that I possess. And the the Spirit : for the letter killeth, Publican, standing afar off, would but the Spirit giveth life. But if not lift up so much as his eyes the ministration of death written unto heaven, but smote upon his and engraven in stones was globreast, saying, God be merciful rious, so that the children of Isto me a sinner. I tell you, this rael could not stedfastly behold man went down to his house the face of Moses for the glory justified rather than the other : of his countenance, which glory for every one that exalteth him was to be done away; how shall self shall be abased; and he that not the ministration of the Spirit humbleth himself shall be ex be rather glorious ? For if the
ministration of condemnation be
| glory, much more doth the miniThe twelfth Sunday after
stration of righteousness exceed Trinity.
| in glory. The Collect.
The Gospel. St. Mark vii. 31. A LMIGHTY and everlast- | JESUS, departing from the A ing God, who art always O coasts of Tyre and Sidon, more ready to hear than we to came unto the sea of Galilee, pray, and art wont to give more through the midst of the coasts than either we desire, or de- of Decapolis. And they bring
unto him one that was deaf, and He saith not, And to seeds, as had an impediment in his speech; of many; but as of one; And to and they beseech him to put his thy seed, which is Christ. And hand upon him. And he took this I say, That the covenant him aside from the multitude, that was confirmed before of God and put his fingers into his ears, in Christ, the Law, which was and he spit, and touched his four hundred and thirty years tongue; and looking up to hea- after, cannot disannul, that it ven, he sighed, and saith unto should make the promise of none him, Ephphatha, that is, Be open- effect. For if the inheritance be ed. And straightway his ears of the Law, it is no more of prowere opened, and the string of mise; but God gave it to Abrahis tongue was loosed, and he ham by promise. Wherefore spake plain. And he charged then serveth the Law ? It was them that they should tell no added because of transgressions, man: but the more he charged till the seed should come, to them, so much the more a great whom the promise was made ; deal they published it; and were and it was ordained by angels in beyond measure astonished, say- the hand of a mediator. Now a ing, He hath done all things mediator is not a mediator of well; he maketh both the deaf one; but God is one. Is the to hear, and the dumb to speak. Law then against the promises
of God? God forbid : for if The thirteenth Sunday after
there had been a law given which Trinity.
could have given life, verily The Collect.
righteousness should have been A LMIGHTY and merciful by the Law. But the Scripture A God, of whose only gift it hath concluded all under sin, cometh that thy faithful people that the promise by faith of Jedo unto thee true and laudable sus Christ might be given to service; Grant, we beseech thee, them that believe. that we may so faithfully serve The Gospel. St. Luke x. 23. thee in this life, that we fail not | DLESSED are the eyes finally to attain thy heavenly pro | D which see the things that mises; through the merits of Je- ye see. For I tell you, That sus Christ our Lord. Amen. many prophets and kings have
The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16. desired to see those things which To Abraham and his seed ye see, and have not seen them;
were the promises made. and to hear those things which