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for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us. Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us; because he hath given us of his Spirit. And we have seen, and do testify, that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world. Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement; because as he is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear; because fear hath torment: He that feareth is not made perfect in love. We love him, because he first loved us. If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother, whom he hath seen, how can he love God, whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 19. THERE was a certain rich was clothed in purple, and fine linen, and fared Sumptuously every day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his sores,
ing to be fed with the crumbs, which fell from the rich man's table: moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar
died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died, and was buried: and in hell he lift up his eyes being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they who would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come froin thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldst send him to my father's house: for I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one from the dead.
The second Sunday after Trinity.
Lord, who never failest to help and govern them whom thou dost bring up in thy stedfast fear and love; Keep us, we beseech thee, under the protection of thy good providence, and make us to have a
perpetual fear and love of thy holy Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
and sent his servant at suppertime to say to them that were bidden, Come, for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I prove them; I pray thee have I have married a wife, and me excused. And another said, So therefore I cannot come. his lord these things. Then that servant came, and shewed the master of the house being laues of the city, and bring in angry said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. is done as thou hast commandAnd the servant said, Lord, it ed, and yet there is room. And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the high-ways and hedges, and compel them to filled. For I say unto you, come in, that my house may be That none of those men which were
bidden shall taste of my supper.
The Epistle. 1 St. John iii. 13.
MARVEL not, my brethren, you. We know that we have passed from death unto life, because we love the brethren. He that loveth
not his brother abideth in death.
Whosoever hateth his brother is
a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hatli eternal life abiding in him. Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But
and seetli his brother have need, whoso hath this world's good, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him; how dwelleth the love of God in him? My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed, and in truth. And hereby we know that we are of the truth, and shall assure our hearts before him. For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence towards God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight. And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the Name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment. And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him we know that
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter v. 5.
he abideth in us, by the Spirit A to another, and be clothed
which he hath given us.
with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourselves therefore under the
The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 16. Certain man made a great supper, and bade many;
The third Sunday after Trinity.
we beseech thee mercifully to hear us; and grant that we, to whom thou hast given an hearty desire to pray, may by thy mighty aid be defended and comforted in all dangers and adversities; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your
when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I had adversary the devil, as a roar-lost. Likewise, I say unto you, There is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
ing lion, walketh about seeking whom he may devour: whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
The fourth Sunday after Trinity.
God, the protector of all
whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy; Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy; that, thou being our ruler and guidę, we may so pass through things temporal, that we finally lose not the eternal: Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus Christ's sake our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Luke xv. 1. drew near
The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18.
Reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed
all the Publicans and sinners for to hear him. And the Pharisees and Scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them. And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wil-in us. For the earnest expectaderness, and go after that which tion of the creature waiteth for is lost, until he find it? And the manifestation of the sons when he hath found it, he lay- of God. For the creature was eth it on his shoulders, rejoic-made subject to vanity, not willing. And when he comethingly, but by reason of him home, he calleth together his who hath subjected the same in friends and neighbours, saying hope: because the creature itunto them, Rejoice with me, self also shall be delivered from for I have found my sheep the bondage of corruption, into which was lost. I say unto you, the glorious liberty of the chilThat likewise joy shall be in dren of God. For we know that heaven over one sinner that re- the whole creation groaneth, penteth, more than over ninety and travaileth in pain together and nine just persons, which until now. And not only they, need no repentance. Either but ourselves also, which have what woman having ten pieces the first-fruits of the Spirit, even of silver, if she lose one piece, we ourselves groan within ourdoth not light a candle, and selves, waiting for the adoption, sweep the house, and seek di- to wit, the redemption of our ligently till she find it? And body.
The Gospel. St. Luke vi. 36. BE E ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be for given: give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken to gether, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye nete withal, it shall be measured to you again. And he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master; but every one that is perfect shall be as his master. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Either how canst thou say to thy brother, Brother, let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast out first the beam out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote that is in thy brother's eye.
The fifth Sunday after Trinity.
GRANT, O Lord, we beseech thee, that the course of this world may be so peaceably ordered by thy governance, that thy Church may joyfully serve thee in all godly quietness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ful, be courteous ; not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing; but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing. For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it. For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil. And who is he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer for righte ousness' sake, happy are ye: and be not afraid of their ter ror, neither be troubled; but sanctify the Lord God in your
The Gospel. St. Luke v. 1.
came to pass, that as the people pressed upon him to hear the Word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesareth, and saw two ships standing by the lake; but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed little from the land: and he sat him that he would thrust out a down, and taught the people
ont of the ship. Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have, toiled all the night, and have taken nothing; nedown the net. And when they vertheless, at thy word I will let inclosed a
great multitude of fishes, and
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iii. 8. having compassion one of an
other, love as brethren, be piti-their net brake.
beckoned unto their partners which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all that were with him, at the draught of the fishes which they had taken; and so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not, from henceforth thou shalt catch men. And when they had brought their ships to land,
The sixth Sunday after Trinity. The Collect.
God, who hast prepared for them that love thee such good things as pass man's understanding; Pour into our hearts such love toward thee, that we, loving thee above all things, may obtain thy promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Rom. vi. 3.
not, of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death; that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him,
that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.. For he that is dead freed from sin. Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him; knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once; but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
The Gospel. St. Matth. v. 20. JESUS said unto his disciples, Except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the Kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill: and whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgement. But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgement: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire. Therefore if
thou and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be say cast into prison. Verily unto thee, Thou shalt by no