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teous and despised others;Two testament ; not of the letter, men went up into the temple but of the Spirit : for the leta to pray; the one a Pharisee, ter killeth, but the Spirit givech

" ; and the other a Publican. The life. But if the ministration of Pharisee stood and prayed thus death written and engraven with himself, God, I thank in stones, was glorious ; so thee that I am nor as other men that the children of Israel are, extortioners, unjuft, adul- could not ftedfastly behold the terers, or even as this Públican. face of Moses, for the glory of I faft twice in the week, I give his 'countenance, which glory tithes of all that I possess. And was to be done away, how the Publican standing afar off, shall not the ministration of would not lift up so much as the Spirit be rather glorious ? his eyes unto heaven, but fmote For if the ministration of con. upon his breast, saying, God be demnation be glory, much merciful to mea finner. I tell more doth the ministration you, this man went down to his of righteousness exceed in glo. house justified rather than the ry. other: for every one that ex

The Gospel. S. Mark 7:31.

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, thall be abased; TE Coupe departing from the and he that humbleth himself,

coasts of Tyre Thall be exalted.

came unto the sea of Galilee,

through the midst of the coasts The twelfth Sunday after Tri- of Decapolis. And they bring nity.

unto him one that was deaf, The Collect.

and had an impediment in God, who art always him to put his hand upon him. more ready to hear, than we to And he took him atide from pray, and art wont to give more the multitude, and put his than either we defire or de- fingers into his ears, and he serve; Pour down upon us the spit, and touched his tongue ; abundance of thy mercy, for- and looking up to heaven, he giving us those things whertof sighed, and faith unto him, our conscience is afraid, and gi. Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. ving us thosegood things which And straightway his ears were we are not worthy to ask, but opened, and the string of his through the merits and medi- tongue was loosed, and he spake ation of Jesus Chrift. thy Son plain. And he charged them our Lord. Amen.

that they should tell no man; Tlie Epistle. 2 Cor. 3. 4. but the more he charged them, Uch

Christ to God-ward. Not deal they published it, and that we are sufficient of our were beyond measure astonish. selves to think any thing as of ed, saying, He hath done all' our felves; but our sufficiency things well ; He makech both

; is of God. Who also hath made the deaf to hear, and the dumb us able ministers of the new to speak.

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The thirteenth Sunday after Tri- The Gospel, S. Luke 10.23. nity.

Leffed are the eyes which The Colleft. Lmighty and merciful For I tell you, that many pro, it cometh, that thy faithful to see those things which ye people do unto thee true and fee, and have not seen them ; laudable service; Grant, wé be- and to hear those things which seech thee, that we may fo ye hear, and have not heard faithfully serve thee in this life, then. And behold, a certain that we fail nor finally to attain lawyer stood up, and tempted thy heavenly promises, through him, saying, Master, what ihall the merits of Jelus Christ our I do to inheric eternal life ? He Lord. Amen.

said unto him, What is writThe Eviffle. Gal. - 3. 16. ten in the law How readest

were the promises made. Thou shalt love the Lord thy He faith not, Ånd to feeds, as God with all thy heart, and of many; but as of one; And to with all thy soul, and with all Thy feed, which is Chrift. And thy strength, and with all thy this I say, that the covenant mind,and thy neighbour as thy that was confirmed before of felf. And he said unto him, God in Christ, the law which Thou hast answered right; this was four hundred and thirty do, and thou shalt live. But he years after,cannot disannul,that willing to justifie himself, said it thould make the promise of unto Jesus, And who is my none effect. For if the inheri. neighbour ? And Jesus answertance be of the law, it is no ing, said, A certain man went more o promile; but God gave down from Jerusalem to Jeri

it fo Abraliam by promise. cho, and fell among thieves, Wherefore, then Terveth the which stripped him of his railaw? It was added because of ment, and wounded him, and transgressions, till the seed deparicd, leavinghim half-dead. Thould come, to whom the pre- And by ciance there caine mise was made; and it was or- down a certain priest that way, dained by angels in the hand of and when he saw him, he pala mediator. Now a mediator sed by on the other side. And is not a mediator of one, but likewise a Levite, when he was God is one. Is the law then a--at the place, came and looked gainst the promises of God?-on him, and passed by on the God forbid : for if there had. other side. But a certain Sabeen a law given which could- maritan, as he journeyed, came have given life, verily, righte-- where he was and when he ousness should have been by, saw him, he had compassion on the law. But the Scripture hath him, and went to him, and concluded all under sin, that bound up his wounds, pouring the promise by faith of Jesus in oyl, and wine, and set him Chriit might be given to them on his own beast, and brought iho believe

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The fourteenth and fifteenth Sundays after Tyinity. him to an inn, and took care of you in time past, that they who him. And on the morrow when do such things shall not inherit he departed, he took out two the kingdom of God. But the pence, and gave them to the fruit of the Spirit is love; joy, hoft, and said unto him, Take peace, long-luffering, 'gentlecare of him, and whatsoever ness, goodness, faith, meekness, thou spendest more, when I temperance : against such there come again, I will repay thee. is no law. And they that are Which now of these three, Chrifts,have crucified the flesh, thinkest thou, was neighbour with the affections and lufts. unto him that fell among the The Gospel. S. Luke 17. 11. thieves ? And he said, He tient A ruswent to Jerufalem,

Nd it . fliewed mercy on him. Then faid Jesus unto him, Go, and that he passed through the do thou likewise.

midit of Samaria and Galilee.

And as he entréd inco a certain The fourteenth Sunday after village, there met him ten men Trixity.

that were lepers, who stood aThe Col!cit.

far off. And they lifted up. Lmighty and everlasting their voices, and said, Jesus

God, give unto us the in- Master, lave mercy on us. And crease of faith, hope, and cha- when he saw them, he said unrity; and that we may obtain to them, Go fhew your felves that which thou dost promise, unto the priests. And it came make us to love that which thou to pass, that as they went, they, doft command, through Jesus were cleansed. And one of Christ our Lord. Amen.

them, when he faw that he The Epistle. Gal. 5:16. was healed, turned back, and I ,

Say then, Walk in the Spi, with a loud voice glorified God, the luft of the flesh. For the feet, giving him thanks; and flesh lusteth against the Spirit, he was a Samaritan. And Jeand the Spirit against the flesh; sus answering, said, Were there and there are contrary the one-nót ten cleansed?' but where to the other; fo that ye cannot are the nine ?. There are not do the things that ye would. found that returned to give But if ye be led by the Spirit, glory to God, fave this stranye are not under the law. Now ger. And he said unto him, Athe works of the flesh are ma- rife, go thy way, thy faith hath nifest, which are these, : Adul- made thee whole. tery, fornication, uncléannels, lasciviousness, idolatry, witch- The fifteenth Sunday after Tricraft, hatred, variance, emula-

nity. tions, wrath, ftrife, feditions,

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out thee cannot bút fall, keep body, what ye Mall put on : Is us ever by thy help from all not the life more than meat, things hurtful, and lead us to and the body than raiment all things profitable to our sal. Behold the fowls of the air; for vation, through Jesus Christ they fow not, neither do they our Lord. Amen.

reap, nor gather into barns; yet The Epistle. Gal. 6. 15.

your heavenly Father feedeth E see how large a letter I them : Are ye not much bet

have written unto you ter than they? Which of you with mine own band. As many by taking thought can add one as desire to make a fair shew in cubit unto his stature?And why the flesh, they constrain you to take ye thought for raiment? be circumcised; only left they Consider the lilies of the field Mould suffer persecution for how they grow : they toil not, the cross of Christ. For neither neither do they spin : and yet they themselves who are cir- I say unto you, that even Solocumcised keep the law; but-de- mon in all his glory was not afire to have, you circumcised, rayed like one of these. Wherethat they may glory in your fore if God so clothe the grass Aeth. But God forbid that I of the field, which to day is, Thould glory, save in the cross and to morrow is caft into the of our Lord Jesus Christ, by oven; shall he not much more whom the world is crucified un- clothe you, O ye of little faith? to me, and I unto the world. Therefore take no thought, sayFor in Christ Jesus neither cir- ing, What shall we eat ? or cumcision availeth any thing, what shall we drink? or wherenor uncircumcision, bút a new withal Mall we be clothed ? creature. And as many as walk ( for after all these things do according to this rule, peace be the Gentiles seek) for your on them, and mercy, and upon heavenly Father knoweth that the Israel of God. From ye have need of all these things. henceforth let no man trouble But seek ye first the kingdom of me, for I bear in my body the God, and his righteousness, and marks of the Lord Jesus. Bre, all these things shall be added thren, the grace of our Lord unto you. Take therefore no

Jesus Christ be with your fpi- thought for the morrow ; for Si rit. Amen.

the morrow shall take thought The Gospel. S. Matth. 6.24. for the things of it self : fuffi

man can serve two ma: cient unto the day is the evil

fters: for either he will thereof. hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the The sixteenth Sunday after Trione, and despise the other. Ye nity. cannot serve God and Mani

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thy continual pity life, what

ye shall eat, or what and defend thy Church ; and ye shall drink ; nor yet for your because it cannot continue in

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safety without thy succour, pre- her, and said unto her, Weep serve it evermore by thy help not. And he came and touched and goodness, through' Jesus the bier (and they that bare Christ our Lord. Amen. him stood ftill ) and he said,

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Desire that ye faint not at Arise. And he that was dead,

my tribulations for you, sat up, and began to speak: and which is your glory. For this he delivered him to his mother. cause I bow my knees unto the And there came a fear on all, Father ofour Lord Jesus Christ, and they glorified God, saying, of whom the whole family in that a great Prophet is risen up heaven and earth is named, among us, and that God hath that he would grant you ac- visited his people. And this-ru. cording to the riches of his mour ofhim went forththroughglory, to be strengthned with out all Judea, and throughout might by his Spirit in the inner all the region round about. inan: That Christ may dwellin your hearts by faith; that ye The Seventeenth Sunday after being rooted and grounded in Trinity. love, may be able to compre

The Collect.

Ord, we pray thee, that breadth, and length, and depth, L thy grace may always preand height, and to know the vent and follow us; and make love of Christ, which passethus continually to be given to knowledge, that ye might be all good works, through Jesus filled with all the fulness of Christ our Lord. Amen. God. Now unto liim that is The Epiftle. Ephef. 4. I. a'yle to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, Lord, beseech you that ye according to the power that walk worthy of the vocation worketh in us, unto him be wherewith ye are called, with glory in the church by Christ all lowliners, and meekness, Jesus, throughoutall ages, world with long-suffering, forbearing without end. Amen.

one another ini love ; endeaThe Gospel. S. Luke 7.11. vouring to keep the unity of

day after, thar Jesus went There is one body, and one into a city called Nain, and Spirit, even as ye are called in many of his disciples went with one hope of your calling; him, and much people. Now Lord, one faith, one baprism, when he came nigh to the one God and Father of all, who T gate of the city, behold, there is above all, and through all, was a dead man carried out, and in you all. the only son of his mother, 79;e Gospel. S. Luke 14. 1. and she was a widow ; and much people of the city, was

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