« PreviousContinue »
The three and twentieth Sunday
| And they sent out unto him after Trinity.
their disciples, with the Herodi
ans, saying, Master, we know The Collect.
that thou art true, and teachest n God,our refuge and strength,
the way of God in truth, neither who art the author of all
carest thou for any man: for godliness ; Be ready, we beseech
thou regardest not the person of thee, to hear the devout prayers
men. Tell us therefore, what of thy Church ; and grant that
thinkest thou? Is it lawful to those things which we ask faith
give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? fully we may obtain effectually;
But Jesus perceived their wickthrough Jesus Christ our Lord.
edness, and said, Why tempt ye Amen.
me, ye hypocrites ? shew me The Epistle. Phil. iii. 17.
the tribute-money. And they DRETHREN, be followers
brought unto him a peny. And D together of me, and mark
he saith unto them, Whose is them which walk so as ye have
this image and superscription ? us for an ensample. (For many
They say unto him, Cæsar's. walk, of whom I have told you
Then saith he unto them, Renoften, and now tell you even
der therefore unto Cæsar the weeping, that they are the ene
things which are Cæsar's; and mies of the cross of Christ;
unto God the things that are whose end is destruction, whose
God's. When they had heard god is their belly, and whose
these words, they marvelled, and glory is in their shame, who
left him, and went their way. mind earthly things.) For our conversation is in heaven; from The four and twentieth Sunday whence also we look for the Sa
after Trinity. viour, the Lord Jesus Christ;
The Collect. who shall change our vile body,
O Lord, we beseech thee, abthat it may be fashioned like un
solve thy people from their to his glorious body, according to offences; that through thy bounthe working whereby he is able tiful goodness we may all be deeven to subdue all things unto | livered from the bands of those himself.
sins, which by our frailty we The Gospel. St. Matth. xxii. 15. have committed : Grant this, THEN went the Pharisees o heavenly Father, for Jesus
1 and took counsel how they | Christ's sake, our blessed Lord might entangle him in his talk. | and Saviour. Amen.
The Epistle. Col. i. 3.
The Gospel. St. Matth. ix. 18. W E give thanks to God and W HILE Jesus spake these
W the Father of our Lord! W things unto John's disciJesus Christ, praying always for ples, behold, there came a certain you, since we heard of your faith ruler, and worshipped him, sayin Christ Jesus, and of the love ing, My daughter is even now which ye have to all the saints ; dead; but come and lay thy hand for the hope which is laid up upon her, and she shall live. for you in heaven, whereof ye | And Jesus arose, and followed heard before in the word of the him, and so did his disciples. truth of the Gospel; which is (And behold, a woman, which come unto you, as it is in all the was diseased with an issue of world, and bringeth forth fruit, blood twelve years, came behind as it doth also in you, since the him, and touched the hem of his day ye heard of it, and knew garment; for she said within herthe grace of God in truth. As self, If I may but touch his garye also learned of Epaphras, ment, I shall be whole. But Jeour dear fellow-servant, who is sus turned him about, and, when for you a faithful minister of he saw her, he said, Daughter, be Christ; who also declared unto of good comfort, thy faith hath us your love in the Spirit. For made thee whole. And the wothis cause we also, since the day man was made whole from that we heard it, do not cease to pray hour.) And when Jesus came infor you, and to desire that ye to the ruler's house, and saw the might be filled with the know- minstrels and the people making ledge of his will in all wisdom a noise, he said unto them, Give and spiritual understanding: that place; for the maid is not dead, ye might walk worthy of the but sleepeth. And they laughLord unto all pleasing, being ed him to scorn. But when the fruitful in every good work, and | increasing in the knowledge of and took her by the hand, and the God; strengthened with all might, maid arose. And the fame hereaccording to his glorious power, of went abroad into all that land. unto all patience and long-suffering with joyfulness; giving
The five and twentieth Sunday thanks unto the Father, which
after Trinity. hath made us meet to be partak
The Collect ers of the inheritance of the STIR up, we beseech thee, O saints in light.
Lord, the wills of thy faithful people; that they, plenteous- dred peny-worth of bread is not ly bringing forth the fruit of sufficient for them, that every one good works, may of thee be plen- of them may take a little. One teously rewarded ; through Jesus of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Christ our Lord. Amen. Peter's brother, saith unto him, For the Epistle. Jer. xxiii. 5.
There is a lad here, which hath
five barley-loaves, and two small REHOLD, the days come, D saith the Lord, that I will
fishes ; but what are they among
so many ? And Jesus said, Make raise unto David a righteous
the men sit down. Now there Branch, and a King shall reign, and prosper, and shall execute
was much grass in the place. So
the men sat down, in number ajudgement and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall
bout five thousand. And Jesus be saved, and Israel shall dwell
took the loaves, and, when he
had given thanks, he distributed safely: and this is his Name
to the disciples, and the disciples whereby he shall be called, THE
to them that were set down, and LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore behold, the
likewise of the fishes, as much as
they would. When they were days come, saith the Lord, that they shall no more say, The Lord |
filled, he said unto his disciples, liveth, which brought up the chil- |
Gather up the fragments that dren of Israel out of the land of
remain, that nothing be lost.
Therefore they gathered them toEgypt; but, The Lord liveth, which brought up, and which led
gether, and filled twelve baskets the seed of the house of Israel
with the fragments of the five barout of the north-country, and
ley-loaves, which remained over from all countries whither I had
and above unto them that had driven them; and they shall
| eaten. Then those men, when
they had seen the miracle that dwell in their own land.
Jesus did, said, This is of a truth The Gospel. St. John vi. 5. that Prophet that should come W HEN Jesus then lift up into the world. his eyes, and saw a great
If there be any more Sundays before Adcompany come unto him, he saith vent-Sunday, the Service of some of those unto Philip, Whence shall we buy
Sundays that were omitted after the Epi
phany shall be taken in to supply so many bread that these may eat ? (And as are here wanting. And if there be fewthis he said to prove him ; for he er, the overplus may be omitted : Providhimself knew what he would do.)
ed that this last Collect, Epistle, and Gos
pel shall always be used upon the Sunday Philip answered him, Two hun
next before Advent.
Saint Andrew's Day. preach, except they be sent ? As
it is written, How beautiful are ALMIGHTY God, who didst
the feet of them that preach the
Gospel of peace, and bring glad A give such grace unto thy
tidings of good things ! But they holy Apostle Saint Andrew, that
have not all obeyed the Gospel. he readily obeyed the calling of
For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath thy Son Jesus Christ, and fol
believed our report? So then lowed him without delay; Grant
faith cometh by hearing, and unto us all, that we, being called by thy holy Word, may forth
| hearing by the Word of God.
But I say, Have they not heard ? with give up ourselves obedient
Yes verily, their sound went into ly to fulfil thy holy command
all the earth, and their words unments; through the same Jesus
to the ends of the world. But I Christ our Lord. Amen.
say, Did not Israel know ? First The Epistle. Rom. x. 9. Moses saith, I will provoke you to TF thou shalt confess with thy jealousy by them that are no peo1 mouth the Lord Jesus, and ple, and by a foolish nation I will shalt believe in thine heart that anger you. But Esaias is very God hath raised him from the bold, and saith, I was found of dead, thou shalt be saved. For them that sought me not; I was with the heart man believeth un- made manifest unto them that askto righteousness, and with the ed not after me. But to Israel he mouth confession is made unto sal- saith, All day long I have stretchvation. For the Scripture saith, ed forth my hands unto a disoWhosoever believeth on him shall bedient and gainsaying people. not be ashamed. For there is no The Gospel. St. Matth. iv. 18. difference between the Jew and ESUS, walking by the sea of the Greek : for the same Lord 0 Galilee, saw two brethren, over all is rich unto all that call Simon called Peter, and Andrew upon him. For whosoever shall his brother, casting a net into call upon the Name of the Lord | the sea, (for they were fishers ;) shall be saved. How then shall and he saith unto them, Follow they call on him, in whom they me; and I will make you fishers have not believed ? And how of men. And they straightway shall they believe in him, of left their nets, and followed him. whom they have not heard ? And And going on from thence he how shall they hear without a saw other two brethren, James preacher ? And how shall they | the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee with them when Jesus came. The their father, mending their nets; other disciples therefore said unand he called them. And they to him, We have seen the Lord. immediately left the ship and But he said unto them, Except I their father, and followed him. shall see in his hands the print of
the nails, and put my finger into Saint Thomas the Apostle.
the print of the nails, and thrust The Collect.
my hand into his side, I will not A LMIGHTY and everliving believe. And after eight days A God, who for the more con- again his disciples were within, firmation of the faith didst suffer and Thomas with them : then thy holy Apostle Thomas to be came Jesus, the doors being shut, doubtful in thy Son's resurrec- and stood in the midst, and said, tion; Grant us so perfectly, and Peace be unto you. Then saith without all doubt, to believe in he to Thomas, Reach hither thy thy Son Jesus Christ, that our finger, and behold my hands ; faith in thy sight may never be and reach hither thy hand, and reproved. Hear us, O Lord, thrust it into my side; and be through the same Jesus Christ, not faithless, but believing. And to whom, with thee and the Holy Thomas answered and said unto Ghost, be all honour and glory, him, My Lord, and my God. Jenow and for evermore. Amen. sus saith unto him, Thomas, be
The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 19. cause thou hast seen me, thou N OW therefore ye are no more hast believed ; blessed are they I strangers and foreigners, but that have not seen, and yet have fellow-citizens with the saints, and believed. And many other signs of the houshold of God; and are truly did Jesus in the presence built upon the foundation of the of his disciples, which are not Apostles and Prophets, Jesus written in this book. But these Christ himself being the chief are written, that ye might believe corner-stone; in whom all the that Jesus is the Christ, the building, fitly framed together, Son of God; and that believing groweth unto an holy temple in ye might have life through his the Lord ; in whom ye also are Name. builded together for an habitation of God, through the Spirit.
The Conversion of Saint Paul. The Gospel. St. John xx. 24.
The Collect. THOMAS, one of the twelve, o God, who, through the I called Didymus, was not preaching of the blessed A