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The tenth Sunday after Trinity.

The ColleE7. LET

. thy merciful cars, O Lord, be bpen to the prayers

of thy humble servants; and that they may obtain their petitions, make them to ask such things as shall please chee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 Cor. xii. 1. Oncerning spiritual 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 fame Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the fame 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 fame Spirit; to another faith, by the fame Spirit; io 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-fame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.

The Gospel. St. Luke xix. 41. A NÐ 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 chee round, and keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee even with the

adopted 15493

The Collect] This prayer for the acceptance of our petitions was.

from Greg. Sac. The introitus was psalm x..

ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in theeone 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 fold therein, and them that bought; faying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of



have made it a den of thieves. And he taught daily in the temple.

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The eleventh Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
God, who declarest thy Almighty power most

chiefly in Mhewing 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.

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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 fins 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 alleep. After that, be 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

The Collect] This prayer for fruitfulness in good works was composed anew at the reformation, and improved at the latt review 1662. Before that time it ran thus: “That we running to thy promifes may be made partakers of thy heavenly treafure.” The introitus was pfalm xi.

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grace which was bestowed upon me, was not in vain : but I laboured more abondantly than they all; yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.

The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 9. (ESUS spake this parable unto certain which trusted in

themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharifee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a fioner. I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself, shall be abased ; and he that humbleth himself, shall be exalted.

The Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

Almighty, and everlafting God, who are always


and give more than either we defire, or deserve; pour down upon us the abundance of thy mercy, forgiving us those things whereof our conscience is afraid, and giving us those good things which we are not worthy to ask, but through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord. Amen. Justified] Considered by God as righteous. Exalted] A strong perfuafive to humility, and a folemn admonition against spiritual pride, manifested in an arrogant confidence of the exclufive truth of our own scheme of faith; and in an over-weening conceit of our own religious attainments:

The Colleet! This prayer for pardon of fin was adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was plålm xii.



The Epistle.' 2 Cor. iii. 4. UCH trust have we through Christ to God-ward:

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God; who also hath made us able ministers of the New Testament; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away: how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be raiher glorious ? For if the ministration of condemnation be glory, much more doth the ministration of righteousness exceed in glory.

The Gospel. St. Mark vii. 31. ESUS departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon

came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coast of Decapolis. And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he fighed, and faith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

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The thirteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
Lmighty and merciful God, of whose only gift it

cometh, that thy faithful people do unto thee true and laudable service; Grant, te beseech thee, that we

The Colleft] This prayer for grace to be obedient was adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was pfalm xiii.



may so faithsully serve thee in this life, that we fail not finally to attain thy heavenly promises, through the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Gal. iii. 16.
O Abraham and his feed were the promises made.

He saith nor, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, and to thy feed, which is Christ. And this I say, that the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effc&t. For if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise: but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the feed should come, to whom the promife was made; and it was ordained by angels in the band of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily, righteousneks should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

The Gospel. St. Luke x. 23. ALESSED are the eyes which see the things that ye

fee: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye fee, and have not en them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and bare not heard them. And, behold, a certain lawyer stood 5, and renipted him, saying, Maiter, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written

the law? Ilow 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 halt answered right: this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And wtro is my neighbour And Jefus answering, said, A cer


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