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shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised only left they should suffer persecution for the Cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your fiefh. But God forbid that I thould glory, lave 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 Ifracl of God. From henceforth let no man trouble me, for I bear in my boly the marks of the Lord Jelus. Brethren, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.

The Gospel. Matth. vi. 24.
O 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 despite the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon. Therefore I lay 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 neat, and the body than raiment? Behold, the fowls of the air ; for they fow 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 grats of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven ; fhall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or wherewithal shall we be clothed ? (for after all thee things do the Gentiles feek) for your heavenly Father knowech that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye firit the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto



197 you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow ; for the morrow shall take thoughe for the things of itself : sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Tbe fixteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Colleet.

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Lord, we beseech thee, let thy continual pity cleanse

and 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 Epistle. Ephes. iii. 13. Desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for

you, which 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 strengthened 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 faints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height ; and to know the love of Christ, which paffech knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to 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.

PA RA PHRASE On the COLLECT for the fixteenth Sunday after Trinity, O Lord, we humbly beseech thee of thy great mercy and compassion, to keep thy church free from all corruption of doctrine, or impurity of manners; and because it cannot subsist in fecurity without thy assistance, we beleech thee to preserve it by thy almighty protection ; and this favou: we imp.ore for the sake of our blessed Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.



The Gospel. St Luke vii. 11.
ND 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 the 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

And he came and couched the bier (and they that bare him stood ftill) 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 among 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.

The Colleet.
ORD, we pray thee, that thy grace may always pre-

vent and follow us ; and make us continually to be given to all good works, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.

The Epistle. Ephef. iv. 1,
Therefore the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you, that ye

walk worthy of the vocation wherewith 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


PA RA P H R AŠ E. On the COLLECT for the seventeenth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we pray that thy potent grace may excite us to good actions, and that the assistance of thy spirit may conspire with oor good resolutions and endeavours; and be plealed, by thy heavenly suggestions to give fuch a bent to our souls, that we may be always disposed to obey thy commands; and this we beg for the sake of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


body, and one Spirit even as ye are called in one hope of your calling ; one Lord, one Faith, one Baptifm, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

The Gospel. St Luke xiv. 1. T came to pass, as Jesus went into the house of one of

the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the fabbath-day, that they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man before him, who had the droply. And Jesus answering, spake unto the lawyers and pharisees, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-day? 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 fabbach-day? And they could not aniwer him again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those who were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms, saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room, left a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him: And he that bade thee and him, come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room, that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher : then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that fit at meat with thee. For whofoever exalteth himself, shall be abaled ; and he that humbieth himself, Ihall be exalted.


The eighteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collie?. ORD, we beseech thee, grant thy people grace to withitand the temptations of the world, the flesh,

PA RA PHRASE. On the COLLECT for the eighteenth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseeck thee to afford the efficacious influence of thy di. *** to us thy fervants here assembled, and all other christian people



and the devil, and with pure hearts and minds to follow thee the only God, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. 1 Cor. i. 4.
Thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of

God which is given you by Jesus Christ; that in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and in all knowledge, even as the testimony of Christ was confirnied in you: So that ye come behind in no gift; waiting for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, who shall also confirm you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Gospel. St Matth. xxii. 34.
HEN the Pharisees had heard that Jesus had put

the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then one of them, who was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law ? Jelus said unto him, Thou Thale love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as chyfelf. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? whole fon is he? They say unto him, The fun of David. He faith unto them, How, then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord faid unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thing enemies thy foorftool ? It David then call himn Lord, how is he his fon? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man (fron that day forth) ask him any inore questions.

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PA RA P H R A-S E.. throughout the whole catholic church; that we may be enabled to furmount all the temptations we may be assaulted with by the world, the Acth or the devil; and grant that we may obey the precepts of thy holy gospel, by leading an holy and righteous life for the future; and this we beg for the fucks of ou blefed Saviour Jesus Chrif. Amen.


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