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art Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and faid unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I fay also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven : and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, fhall be loosed in heaven.
Saint James the Apostle.
without delay was obedient unto the calling of thy Son Jesus Chrift, and followed him ; 'so we forsaking all worldly and carnal affections, may be evermore ready to follow thy holy commandments, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Epistle. Acts xi. 27. and part of Chap. xii.
And there stood up one of them, named Agabus, and fignified by the Spirit, that there should be great dearth throughout all the world; which came to pass in the days of Claudius Cesar. Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brechren which dwelt in Judea. Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul. Now about
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On the COLLECT for S: James' Day. O merciful God, we beleech thee to grant to us thy humble servants, that as St James left his thip and his father to follow our blefied Saviour, (Max. iv. 21.) when he was called to the apoftleship; so we being freed from all our carnal and corrupt affections, may with equal readiness follow the rule prescribed us by thy holy gospel: and this we beg for the sake of our blefredi Saviour Jesus Chrift. Amen.
that time, Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the Church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also.
The Gospel. St Matth. xx. 20. WHEN came to him the mother of Zebedee's children, with her sons, worshipping him, and
desiring, a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, What wilt thou ? She faith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may fit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in chy kingdom. But Jesus antwered and said, Ye know not what ye alk. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are ablé. And he faith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with : but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is, prepared of my Father.
, And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brechren. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great, exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great aniong you, ; let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, ler hina be your servant : even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minifter, and to give his life a ransom for many.
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle.
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Almighty and everlasting God, who didst give
thine Apoitle Burcholomew grace truly to believe, and to preach thy word; Grant, we beseech thee, unto thy Church
to love that word which he believed, and both to preach and receive the same, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Epiftle. Aas v. 13.
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 them: but the people magnified them. And believers were the more added to the Lord, multicudes both of men and women) Insomuch 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 overshadow 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.
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 fo : but he that is greatele among you, let him be as the younger ; and he that is chief, as he chat doch serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he that serveth ? is not he that fitteth' 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 PHRASE. On the COLLECT for Saint Barthelomew the Apostle. 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 zealous preacher of the same; grant we beseech thee, thy grace 10 05, and all the members of the church, that we may ardently love that divine doctrine which he fo readily embraced, that our clergy may faithfully preach the same, and our people readily adopt it ; and 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 twelve 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 liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
The Epistle. 2 Cor. iv, 1.
ceived mercy, we faint not; but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftinefs, nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifeftation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's confcience 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 hath 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
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On the COLLECT for Saint Mariber ebe Apoftle. O Almighty God, who by the mouth of thy blessed Son, when he dwelt upon earth, didit call St Matthew from his office of gathering the customs, for which he had a congderable 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 deftres, 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 asccaded into heaven, where he liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost in unity of essence, to ali eternity. Amen.
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 Matth. ix. g.
named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of cuftom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. And it came to pafs, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and Ginners came, and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees faw 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 Micbael and all Angels.
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the services of angels and men in a wonderful order; Mercifully grant, chat as thy holy Angels alway do thee fervice in heaven; so by thy appointment they may succour and defend us on earth, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For sbe Epistle. Rev. xii. 7.
was war in heaven : Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon fought and
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On the COLLECT for St Michael and all Angels. O eternal God, who haft confituted the various orders of created beings, in a wonderful subordination to each other, which in their respective turns, do pay thee the service which chou doft require from each of them; we beseech race of thy great mercy to grant, that as the holy angels stand always before thy throne in readiness to execute thy commands, fo thou wouldelt be pleased to charge them to defend and protect us thy poor fervaats here upon çarth. Amen,