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in the days of Claudius Cæsar. | know that the princes of the Then the disciples, every man Gentiles exercise dominion over according to his ability, deter- them, and they that are great mined to send relief unto the exercise authority upon them. brethren which dwelt in Judea. But it shall not be so among Which also they did, and sent you : but whosoever will be it to the elders by the hands great among you, let him be of Barnabas and Saul. Now your minister; and whosoever about that time, Herod the king will be chief among you, let stretched forth his hands to vex him be your servant: even as certain of the Church. And the Son of man came not to be he killed James the brother of ministered unto, but to minister, John with the sword. And and to give his life a ransom because he saw it pleased the for many. Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 20. THEN to him the
The Collect. mother of Zebedee's children, with her sons, worshipping 0 ALMIGHTY and everhim, and desiring a certain lasting God, who didst give to thing of him.
And he said thine Apostle Bartholomew unto her, What wilt thou ? She grace truly to believe and to saith unto him, Grant that these preach thy word; grant, we my two sons may sit, the one beseech thee, unto thy Church, on thy right hand, and the other to love that word which he on the left, in thy kingdom. believed ; and both to preach But Jesus answered and said, and receive the same, through Ye know not what ye ask. Are JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be
For the Epistle. Acts v. 12. baptized with the baptism that BY the hands of the apostles I am baptized with? They say were many signs and wonders unto him, We are able. And wrought among the people,
, he saith unto them, Ye shall (and they were all with one drink indeed of my cup, and accord in Solomon's porch. be baptized with the baptism And of the rest durst no man that I am baptized with; but to join himself to them; but the sit on my right hand, and on people magnified them. And my left, is not mine to give ; believers were the more added but it shall be given to them to the LORD, multitudes both for whom it is prepared of my of men and women) insomuch Father. And when the ten that they brought forth the sick heard it, they were moved with into the streets, and laid them indignation against the two on beds and couches, that at brethren. But JESUS called least the shadow of Peter them unto him, and said, Ye passing by might overshadow
some of them. There came JESUS CHRIST, who liveth and also a multitude out of the reigneth with thee and the cities round about unto Jeru- Holy Ghost, one God, world salem, bringing sick folks, and without end. Amen. them which were vexed with unclean spirits ; and they were
The Epistle. 2 Cor. iv. 1. healed every one.
THEREFORE, seeing we
have this ministry, as we have The Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 24. received mercy, we faint not;
AND there was also a strife but have renounced the hidden among them, which of them things of dishonesty, not walk. should be accounted the great- ing in craftiness, nor handling est.
And he said unto them, the Word of God deceitfully, The kings of the Gentiles but by manifestation of the exercise lordship over them; truth, commending ourselves and they that exercise authority to every man's conscience in upon them are called benefac- the sight of God. But if our tors. But ye shall not be so: Gospeł be hid, it is hid to them but he that is greatest among that are lost: in whom the God you, let him be as the younger; of this world hath blinded the and he that is chief, as he that minds of them which believe doth serve. For whether is not, lest the light of the glorious greater, he that sitteth at meat, Gospel of Christ, who is the or he that serveth? is not he image of God, should shine that sitteth at meat? but I am unto them. For we preach not among you as he that serveth. ourselves, but CHRIST JESUS Ye are they which have con- the Lord; and ourselves your tinued with me in my tempta- servants for Jesus' sake.
For tions. And I appoint unto you God, who commanded the light a kingdom, as my Father hath to shine out of darkness, hath appointed unto me; that ye shined in our hearts, to give the may eat and drink at my table light of the knowledge of the in my kingdom, and sit on glory of God, in the face of thrones, judging
the twelve JESUS CHRIST. tribes of Israel.
The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 9
AND as Jesus passed forth SAIN'T MATTHEW THE APOSTLE. from thence, he
named Matthew sitting at the The Collect.
receipt of custom: and he saith O ALMIGHTY God, who unto him, Follow me. And he by thy blessed Son didst call arose, and followed him. And Matthew from the receipt of it came to pass, as Jesus sat at custom, to be an apostle and meat in the house, behold many evangelist; grant us grace to publicans and sinners came and forsake all covetous desires, sat down with him and his and inordinate love of riches; disciples. And when the Phariand to follow the same thy Son sees saw it, they said unto his
saw a man
disciples, Why eateth your brethren is cast down, which master with publicans and sin- accused them before our God ners? But when Jesus heard day and night. And they overthat, he said unto them, They came him by the blood of the that be whole, need not a Lamb, and by the word of their physician, but they that are testimony; and they loved not sick. But go ye and learn their lives unto the death. what that meaneth, I will have Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, mercy, and not sacrifice; for and ye that dwell in them. I am not
to call the wo to the inhabitants of the righteous, but sinners to earth and of the sea : for the repentance.
devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
SAINT MICHAEL AND ALL
The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 1. The Collect.
AT the same time came the O EVERLASTING GOD, disciples unto Jesus, saying, who hast ordained and consti- Who is the greatest in the tuted the services of angels and kingdom of heaven? And JESUS men in a wonderful order; mer- called a little child unto him, cifully grant, that as thy holy and set him in the midst of them, angels always do thee service and said, Verily I say unto you, in heaven; so, by thy appoint- Except ye be converted, and ment, they may succour and become as little children, ye defend us on earth, through shall not enter into the kingdom Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Amen. of heaven. Whosoever there
fore shall humble himself as For the Epistle. Rev. xii. 7.
this little child, the same is THERE was war in heaven; greatest in the kingdom of Michael and his angels fought heaven. And whoso shall reagainst the dragon; and the ceive one such little child in dragon fought and his angels, my name, receiveth me. But and prevailed not; neither was whoso shall offend one of these their place found any more in little ones which believe in me, heaven. And the great dragon it were better for him that a was cast out, that old serpent, millstone were hanged about called the devil and Satan, his neck, and that he were which deceiveth the whole drowned in the depth of the world; he was cast out into the sea. Wo unto the world earth, and his angels were cast because of offences ! for it must out with him. And I heard a needs be that offences come: but loud voice saying in heaven, wo to that man by whom the Now is come salvation and offence cometh. Wherefore, if strength, and the kingdom of thy hand or thy foot offend our God, and the power of his thee, cut them off, and cast CHRIST : for the accuser of our them from thee: it is better for
thee to enter into life halt or appearing: Do thy diligence maimed, rather than having two to come shortly unto me: for hands or two feet, to be cast Demas hath forsaken me, having into everlasting fire. And if loved this present world, and thine eye offend thee, pluck it is departed unto Thessalonica ; out, and cast it from thee: it is Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto better for thee to enter into Dalmatia. Only Luke is with life with one eye, rather than me. Take Mark and bring him having two eyes, to be cast into with thee: for he is profitable hell fire. Take heed that ye to me for the ministry. And despise not one of these little Tychicus have I sent to Epheones : for I
that sus. The cloak that I left at in heaven their angels do always Troas with Carpus, when thou behold the face of my Father comest, bring with thee, and which is in heaven.
the books, but especially the parchments. Alexander the
coppersmith did me much evil: SAINT LUKE THE EVANGELIST. the LORD reward him according
to his works. Of whom be thou The Collect.
ware also, for he hath greatly ALMIGHTY GOD, who withstood our words. calledst Luke the physician, whose praise is in the Gospel,
The Gospel. St. Luke x. 1. to be an evangelist and physi- THE LORD appointed other cian of the soul; may it please seventy also, and sent them two thee, that by the wholesome and two before his face into medicines of the doctrine deli- every city and place, whither he vered by him, all the diseases himself would come. Therefore of our souls may be healed, said he unto them, The harvest through the merits of thy Son truly is great, but the labourers Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. are few : pray ye therefore the
lord of the harvest, that he The Epistle. 2 Tim. iv. 5.
would send forth labourers into WATCH thou in all things, his harvest. Go your ways; endure afflictions, do the work behold, I send you forth as of an evangelist, make full lambs among wolves. Carry proof of thy ministry. For I am neither purse, nor scrip, nor now ready to be offered, and shoes ; and salute no man by the time of my departure is at the way. And into whatsoever hand. I have fought a good house ye enter, first say, Peace fight, I have finished my course, be to this house. And if the I have kept the faith. Hence- son of peace be there, your forth there is laid up for me a peace shall rest upon it: if not, crown of righteousness, which it shall turn to you again. And the LORD the righteous Judge in the same house remain, eatshall give me at that day : ing and drinking such things as and not to me only, but unto they give: for the labourer is all them also that love his worthy of his hire.
SAINT SIMON AND SAINT JUDE, chains 'under darkness, unto APOSTLES.
the judgment of the great
day. Even Sodom and The Collect.
Gomorrha, and the cities about O ALMIGHTY God, who them, in like manner giving hast built thy Church upon the themselves over to fornication, foundation of the apostles and and going after strange flesh, prophets, Jesus Christ himself are set forth for an example, being the head corner-stone ; suffering the vengeance of etergrant us so to be joined together nal fire. Likewise also these in unity of spirit by their filthy dreamers defile the flesh, doctrine, that we may be made despise dominion, and speak an holy temple acceptable unto evil of dignities. thee, through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. John xv. 17. The Epistle.
THESE things I command St. Jude i.
you, that ye love one another. JUDE, the servant of Jesus If the world hate you, ye know Christ, and brother of James, that it hated me before it hated to them that are sanctified by you. If ye were of the world, God the Father, and preserved the world would love his own : in Jesus Christ, and called : but because ye are not of the Mercy unto you, and peace and world, but I have chosen you love be multiplied. Beloved, out of the world, therefore the
. when I gave all diligence to world hateth you. Remember write unto you of the common the word that I said unto you, salvation, it was needful for me The servant is not greater than to write unto you, and exhort his lord; if they have persecuted you, that ye should earnestly me, they will also persecute contend for the faith which was you ; if they have kept my once delivered unto the saints. saying, they will keep yours For there are certain men also. But all these things will crept in unawares, who were they do unto you for my name's before of old ordained to this sake, because they know not condemnation ; ungodly men, him that sent me. If I had not turning the grace of our God into come and spoken unto them, lasciviousness, and denying the they had not had sin: but now only Lord God, and our Lord they have no cloak for their sin. Jesus Christ. I will therefore He that hateth me, hateth my put you in remembrance, though Father also. If I had not done ye once knew this, how that among them the works which the LORD having saved the none other man did, they had people out of the land of Egypt, not had sin : but now have afterward destroyed them that they both seen and hated both believed not. And the angels me and my Father. But this which kept not their first estate, cometh to pass, that the word but left their own habitation, might be fulfilled that is written he hath reserved in everlasting in their law, They hated me