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to love that word which he believed, and both to preach and receive the same, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Epistle. AEls . 13. DY the hands of the Apostles were many signs and wonD ders wrought among the people, (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. And of the rest durst no man join himself to chem: but the people magnified them. And believers were the more added to the Lord, multicudes both of men and women) Infomuch that they brought forth the fick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by might overIhadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean fpirits, and they were healed every one.
- The Gospel. St Luke xxii. 24. A ND there was also a strife among them, which of them n should be accounted the greatest. And he said unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that exercise authority upon them, are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so : but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger ; and he that is chief, as he that doch serve. For whether is greater, he that sirteth at meat, or he that serveth? is not he chat fitreth' at meat ? but I ani among you as he that servech. Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I
PA RA P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for Saint Barthelomew the Apofle. Almighty and everlasting God, who didit impart such grace to the apoftle St Bartholomew, as to make him become a faithful believer of the word which our blessed Lord revealed to mankind, and afterwards a zeaJous preacher of the fame; grant we beseech thee, thy grace to us, and all the members of the church, that we may ardently love that divine dodrine which he so readily embraced, that our clergy may faithfully preach the same, and our people readily adopt it ; ard this we beg for the fake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdoing and fit on thrones judging the cwelve tribes of Jiracl.
Saint Matthew the Apostle.
Matthew from the receipt of custom, to be an Apostle and Evangeliit; Grant us grace to forsake all covetous defires, and inordinate love of riches, and to follow the same thy son Jesus Christ, who livech and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
- The Epiftle. 2 Cor. iv. 1. Herefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have re
ceived mercy, we faint not; but have renounced the hidden chings of dishonesty, not walking in craftinefs, nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifeftarion of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the fight of God. But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are loft: In whom the god of this world bath blinded the minds of them which believe not, left she light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus
of the tig the word of honesty, not about have rewe
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On the COLLECT for Saint Marebewebe Apoftle. O Almighty God, who by the mouth of thy blessed Son, when he dwelt upon earth, didt call St Matchew from his office of gathering the customs, for which he had a considerable income, unto the apostleship whereby he was exposed to poverty and to many great diftrefles; grant that we may learn by his example, to forsake all covetous defores, and inordinate attachment to the riches and pleasures of this world, and to part with every thing that is unlawful or hurtful to our souls, in order to follow our blessed Saviour now he his afccnded into heaven, where he liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost in unity of effence, .to alt eternity. Amen.
235 fake. For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Jesus Christ,
The Gospel. St Match. ix. 9. A ND as Jesus palled forth from thence, he saw a man
named Matthew, fitting at the receipt of custom : and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and linners came, and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eatech your master with publicans and finners ? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice; for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Saint Michael and all Angels.
the services of angels and men in a wonderful order ; Mercifully grant, chat as thy holy Angels alway do thee service in heaven; so by thy appointment they may succour and defend us on earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For she Epiftle. Rev. xii. 7. THERE was war in heaven : Michael and his angels I fought against the dragon, and the dragon fought and
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On sbe COLLECT for St Michael and all Angels. O eternal God, who haft confituted the various orders of created be. ings, in a wonderful subordination to each other, which in their respective turns, do pay thee the service which thou doft require from each of them; we beseech thce of thy great mercy to grant, that as the holy angels stand always before thy throne in readiness to execute thy commands, so thou wouldelt be pleased to charge them to defend and protect us thy poor servaats here upon çarth. Amen,
his angels; and prevailed not, neither was there place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world; he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard a loud voice, saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony, and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Wo to the inhabiters of the earth, and of the sea : for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
The Gospel. St Matth. xviii. 1.' A T the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, o Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven ? And Terus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the came is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my Name, receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a milftone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Wo unto the world because of offences :- for it must needs be that offences cone; but wo to that man by whom the offence cometh. Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast chem from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and caft it from thee: . it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you,
that ia heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Saint Luke the Evangelift.
The Colleet. A Lmighty God, who called ft Luke the Physician, whose 71 praise is in the Gospel, to be an Evangelist and Physician of the foul; May it please thee, that by the wholsome medicines of the doctrine delivered by him, all the diseases of our souls may be healed, through the merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 2 Tim. iv. 5. . W A TCH thou in all things, endure amictions; do the
V work of an Evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give me at chat day : and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me : For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica ; Crescens to Galaţia, Ticus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Take Mark, and bring him with thee : for he is profitable to me for the ministry. And Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. The cloke that I left at Troas with Çarpus, when thou comelt,
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On the COLLECT for Saint Luke the Evangelif. O Almighty God, who wast pleased to appoint Luke, that beloved phyfician, mentioned (Col. iv. 14.) and whose praise is said to be in the gospel, (2 Cor. viii, 18.) to be, by writing his evangelical history, a fpiritual physician to heal the souls of men; we increat chce to grant that by the falutary truths and doctrines contained in his sacred book, our fins, those diseases of our souls, may be cured, and the conduct of our lives reformed ; and this we ask for the sake of the merits of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.