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tain man went down from Jerufalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence,


them to the host, and said upto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again I will repay thee. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

The fourteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

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crease of faith, hope, and charity; and that we may obtain that which thou doit promise, make us to love that which thou dost command, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Gal. v. 16.

Mall not fulfil I Say them of Walk in the Spirir, and

the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Jericho] The scene of this parable is laid with great propriety in the road from Jerusalem to Jericho, which was mountainous, and very conve nient for robbers. One pass is still called the Mountain of Blood, or the bloody way, a name probably acquired from the murders of paffengers.-Sharu's Travels.

Samaritan] The Jews and Samaritans bore a religious hatred to each other. John iv. 9; viii. 48.

Two-pence] Two denarii; about fourteen pence.

The Collect] This prayer for the graces of faith, hope, and charity, w adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was plalm xiv.

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 of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviqulness, 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. fuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh, with the affections and lufts. The Gospel. St. Luke xvii. 11.


Jefus he paffed 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 on us. And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go thew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that

, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he faw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet

, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering faid, Were there not ten cleansed? bur where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, fave this stranger. And he faid 'unto him, Arife, go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.

The fifteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.
EEP, we beseech thee, O Lord, thy Church with thy

perpetual mercy: And because the fraihy of man The Colleft] This prayer, for the preservation of the church and our. selves

, was adopted from Greg. Sace in 1549. The introitus was pfalm to



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without thee cannot but fall, keep us ever by thy help from all things hurtful, and lead us to all things profitable to our falvation, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Gal. vi. 11. TE see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand. As

As many as defire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only left they should suffer perfecution for the cross of Christ. For neither they themselves who are circumsed keep the law; but desire to bave you circumcised, that they may glory in your felh. But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Clirist, 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 henceforth 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. 24.7
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 despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no

' thought for your life, what ye mall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye fhall put on: Is not the life more than meat, 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 Fa. ther feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his fature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, "Marks] Stigmata, or marks, were impressed upon laves anciently to distinguish them; and the votarics of part.cular gods marked themselves. In allusion to these, St. Paul favs, that his marks of stripes, and of stoning, denoted him to be a follower of Christ.

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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 ihall we drink? or wherewithal shall we be clothed? (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 God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow fhall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

The fixteenth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect,
O , continual

and defend thy Church; and because it cannot continue in fafety without thy succour, preserve it evermore by thy help and goodness, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephef. iii. 13. 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 strengthened with might by his fpirit 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 breadıh, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passerh knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. Now unto him that is able to do ex

The Colleff] This prayer for the peace of the church was adopted 1549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was pfalm xvi.



ceeding 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 Gospel. St. Luke vii. u.
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

а 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 ftill.) And he faid, Young man, I say unto thee, arise.

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

given to all good works, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephef. iv. 1. I Therefore,

the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that

of ye called, with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the

The Collect] This prayer for fruitfulness in good works was adopted 2549, from Greg. Sac. The introitus was psalm xyii.

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