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of Decapolis, and they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, F/hfihatha, ti.at is, be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. And he charged them that they should tell no man : but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it; and were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
of many ; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ, And this I say, that the covenant that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect. for if the inheritance be of the law, it is no more of promise; but God gave it to Abraham by promise. Wherefore then serveth the law It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made ; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one : but God is one. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid ; for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the Scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise,
|by faith of Jesus Christ, might
be given to them that believe.
The Gosfiel. St. Luke x. 23.
LESSED are the eyes
which see the things that ye see: For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them ; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. And behold a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inheritetsi
these three, thinkest thou, was
But he, willing to
neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
The Fourteenth Sunday after Triniity.
LMIGHTY and everlasting God, give unto us the increase of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain that which thou dost promise, make us to love that which thou dost command, through Jesus Christ our Lord. .Amen. The Ehistle. Gal. v. 16. SAY then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh ; and these are contrary the one to the other; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these, Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they who do such things, shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekmess, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lusts.
The Gosfiel. St. Luke. xvii. 11.
ND it came to pass, as
Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy of us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turn. ed back, and with a leud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine : There are not sound that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made the whole.
The Fifteenth Sunday after
EEP, we beseech thee, O. Lord, thy Church with thy perpetual mercy: And because the frailty of man without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our salvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Eftistle. Gal. vi. 11.
YE see how large a letter I have writtten unto you. with mine own hand. As many as desire to make a fair show in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumciscd keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision; but a new creature. And as many as. walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God. From hencesorth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with
your spirit. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 24. () man can serve two masters : for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other: Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on : Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment : Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his stature ? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow : they toil not. neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven ; shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith ? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shal; we drink 2 or, Where withal shall we be clothed 2 (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of
and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow ; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself: sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity.
LORD, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity
cleanseand defend thy Church; and because it cannot continue in safety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Ehistle. Ephes. iii. 13.
I DESIRE that ye faint not at my tribulations for you, which is your glory. For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthencd with might by his Spirit in the inner man ; that Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith ; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend, with all saints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and te know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to
God, and his righteousness,
do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the Church, by Christ Jesus, throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.
The Gosfiel. St. Luke vii. 11.
AND it came to pass the day
after, that Jesus went into a city called Nain ; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow ; and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the bier, (and they that bare him stood still) and he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak: and he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying. that a great Prophet is risen up annong us; and, that God hath visited his people. And this rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout all the region round about.
-The Seventeenth Sunday after Trinity.
ORD, we pray thee, that thy grace may always pre
us continually to be given to all good works, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 1.
THEREFORE, the pri
soner of the Lord, beseech you, that ye walk worthy of the vocation where with ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling : one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
The Gosfiel. St. Luke xiv. 1.
IT came to pass, as Jesus went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread, on the Sabbath-day, that they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man before him, who had the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawsul to heal on the Sabbath-day 2 And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him, and let him go ; and answered them, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the Sabbath-day ? And they could not answer him again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those who
vent and follow us ; and make
were bidden, when he marked