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The Epistle. Colof. i. 3.
, of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints ; for the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the Gospel; which is come unto you, as it is in all the world, and bringeth forth fruit, as it doch alfo in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth. As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellow-servant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ; who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit. For this cause we also since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire chat ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will, in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; Itrengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all pacience and long-suffering, with joyfulness, giving thanks unto the Facher, who hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light.
The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 18.
ciples, behold, there came a certain ruler and worfhipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead; but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. And Jesus arose and followed him, and so did his disciples. (And behold a woman who was diteased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.) And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, he said unto chem, Give place ; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. Bur when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her
by the hand, and the maid arose. And the fame hereof wens abroad into all that land.
The twenty fifth Sunday after Trinity.
faithful people; that they plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may of thee be plenteously rewarded, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Epiftle. Jer. xxiii. 5.
raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign, and profper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his Name whereby he shall be called, The Lord our Righteousness. Therefore behold, the days come, faith the Lord, that they fhall no more say, The Lord liveth, who brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt: but, The Lord liveth, who brought up, and who led the feed of the houfe of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them ; and they shall dwell in their own land.
The Gospel. St John vi. 5.
Whence fhall we buy bread that these may eat? (And this he said to prove him : for he himself knew what he would do) Philip answered him, Two hundred penny worth of
P A R A P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for the five and twentieth Sunday after Trinity. We beseech thee, O Lord, that thou wouldnt be pleased by thy heavenly grace, fo to influence the wills and affections of all christian people, that their good works may prove a credit to their holy profesion, and that they may hereafter be admitted to the eternal joys of beatific vision in heaven ; and this we beg for Jesus Chrif his fake. Anen.
bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, faith unto him, There is a lad here, who hath five barley-loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many ? And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down, and likewise of the fifhes, as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples. Gather up the frag. ments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled cwelve baskets with the fragments of the five barely-loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jefus did, said, This is of a truth that Prophet that should come into the world.
If ibere be any more Sundays before Advent-Sunday, the Service of some of these Sundays ibat wore omitted after the Epiphany, fall be taken in 10 fupply Jo many as are bere wanting. And if there be fewer, the overplus may be omitted: Provided that this laff Colle&, Epifle and Gospel fall alo ways be ufed upon the Sunday next before Advent.
Saint Andrew's day.
holy apostle Sc Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed' him without delay; Grant unto us all, that we being called by thy holy word, may forth with give up ourselves obediently to fulfil thy holy commandments, through the same Jesus Chrift our Lord.
PA RA PHRASE
On the COLLECT for St Andrew's Day, O Almighty God, who didit favour St Andrew, when he was called to the Apotleship, with such powerful assistance of thy holy spirit, that he, without hesitation, followed our Saviour at his command, and became his dir. eiple, (Marr. iv, 16.) give us grace, with the same readiness to obey that
The Epistle. Rom. x 9. TF thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and
thalt believe in thine heart, that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confeflion is made unto salvation. For the scripture faith, Whosoever believeth on him, shall not be ashamed : For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek : For the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whofoever ihall call upon the Name of the Lord, shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed ? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how sall they hear without a preacher ? and how shall they preach, except they be sent ? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the Gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things ! But they have not all obeyed the Gospel. For Efaias faith, Lord, who hath believed our report? So then, faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into all the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world. But I fay, Did not Israel know? First, Mofes faith, I will provoke you to jealousy by them that are no people, and by a foolith nation I will anger you." But Esaias is very bold, and faith, I was found of them that fouglit me not; I was made manifest unto them that asked not after me. But to Ifrael he faith, All day long I have stretched forch my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people. The Gospel. Șt Matth. iv. 18.
. ESUS walking by the sea of Galilee, faw two brethren,
Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a ner into the sea : (for they were fishers.) And he faith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
PA RA PHRASE. call of thine, which thou art pleased to make unto us, when we hear thy holy word read or preached, and that we may live according to thy holy laws, which shall therein be laid before us ; this we pray for Jesus Christ his fake. Amen,
And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw. other cwo brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee, their father, mending their nets; and he cal. led them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
Saint Thomas the Apostle.
firmation of the faith, didit suffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Son's resurrection ; Grant us so perfe&tly, and without all doubt, to believe in Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, now, and for evermore. Amen. Tbe Epiftle. Ephef. ii. 19.
, . OW therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners,
but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the houshold of God; and are built upon the foundation of the A postles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone ; in whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord, in whom ye also
; are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.
PA RA P H R AS E
On the COLLECT for St Thomas's Day. O Almighty and everlasting God, who didft suffer the holy apostle, St Thomas, to doubt for fome time of the truth of our Saviour's resurrection, so that by the recording of that circumstance in the Holy Scripture, together with the compleat satisfaction which he obtained therein, thou hast given us a more full confirmation of our faith ; grant us fuch a steady belief in thy Son our blessed Lord, and in every particular of his holy religion, that our faith may be unexceptionable in thy fight. We beleech thee, O Lord, to hear these our prayers, through the merits of the same Jesas Christ out Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost, be all honour and glory, now and for evermore. Amen.