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The twenty first Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect.

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RANT, we beseech thee, merciful Lord, to thy faithful people pardon and peace, that they may be cleanfed from all their fins, and ferve thee with a quiet mind, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephef. vi. 10.

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brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, againft fpiritual wickednefs in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to ftand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breaft-plate of righteousness and your feet fhod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: Above all, taking the fhield of faith, wherewith ye fhall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of falvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and fupplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perfeverance and fupplication for all faints, and for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the Gofpel; for which I am an ambaffador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

PARAPHRASE.

On the COLLECT for the one and twentieth Sunday after Trinity.

O merciful Lord, we thy faithful fervants implore thy forgiveness for our numerous tranfgreffions, and intreat thee to blefs us with tranquillity in all our circumftances of life; that our fins may be abfolved by thy remiffion of them, and that we may pay our conftant devotion to thee, being free from all anxiety and disturbance; which favour we request for the fake of Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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The Gospel. St John iv. 46.

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HERE was a certain nobleman, whofe fon was fick at Capernaum. When he heard that Jefus was come out of Judea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him, that he would come down and heal his fon; for he was at the point of death. Then faid Jefus unto him, Except ye fee figns and wonders, ye will not believe. The nobleman faith unto him, Sir, come down ere my child die. Jefus faith unto him, Go thy way, thy fon liveth. And the man believed the word that Jefus had spoken unto him, and he went his way. And as he was now going down, his fervants met him, and told him, faying, Thy fon liveth. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend: And they faid unto him, Yesterday at the feventh hour the fever left him. So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jefus faid unto him, Thy son liveth; and himself believed, and his whole houfe. This is again the second miracle that Jefus did, when he was come out of Judea into Galilee.

The twenty fecond Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

ORD, we beseech thee to keep thy houfhold the Church

in continual godlinefs, that through thy protection it may be free from all adverfities, and devoutly given to serve thee in good works, to the glory of thy Name, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PARAPHRASE.

On the COLLECT for the two and twentieth Sunday after Trinity.

O Lord, we beseech thee to preferve thy houfhold the church in a conftant practice of holiness and virtue; and likewife that thou wouldst protect it from all calamities, fo that it may glorify thy holy name, by all fuch virtuous actions as may be expected from thofe who profefs and call themselves chrt 4. 7 h we pray for the fake of Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen,

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The Epiftle. Phil. i. 3.

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Thank my God upon every remembrance of you, (always in every prayer of mine for you all, making requeft with joy) for your fellowship in the Gofpel from the first day until now; being confident of this very thing, that he who hath begun a good work in you, will perform it until the day of Jefus Chrift; even as it is meet for me to think this of you all, because I have you in my heart, inafmuch as both in my bonds, and in the defence and confirmation of the Gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace. For God is my record, how greatly I long after you all in the bowels of Jefus Chrift. And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge, and in all judgment: That ye may approve things that are excellent, that ye may be fincere, and without offence till the day of Chrift: Being filled with the fruits of righteoufnefs, which are by Jefus Chrift, unto the glory and praise of God.

The Gofpel. St Matth. xviii. 21.

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ETER faid unto Jefus, Lord, how oft fhall my brother fin against me, and I forgive him? till feven times? Jefus faith unto him, I fay not unto thee, Until feven times; but until feventy times feven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, who would take account of his fervants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, who owed him ten thousand talents. But forafmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be fold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made, The fervant therefore fell down and worshipped him, faying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the lord of that fervant was moved with compaffion, and loofed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-fervants, who owed him an hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, faying, Pay me that thou oweft. And his fellow-fervant fell down at his feet, and befought him, faying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he would not; but went and caft him into prifon, till

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he should pay the debt. So when his fellow-fervants faw what was done, they were very forry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had called him, faid unto him, O thou wicked fervant, I forgave thee all that debt, becaufe thou defiredft me: Shouldeft not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-fervant, even as I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormenters, till he fhould pay all that was due unto him. So likewife fhall my heavenly Father do alfo unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trefpaffes.

The twenty third Sunday after Trinity.
The Collect.

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God, our refuge and strength, who art the author of all godlinefs; Be ready, we beseech thee, to hear the devout prayers of thy Church; and grant that those things which we afk faithfully, we may obtain effectually, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. Phil. iii. 17.

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Rethren, be followers together of me, and mark them who walk fo, as ye have us for an enfample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Chrift; whofe end is deftruction, whofe God is their belly, and whofe glory is in their fhame, who mind earthly things.) For our converfation is in heaven, from whence alfo we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jefus Chrift, who fhall change

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On the COLLECT for the three and twentieth Sunday after Trinity. O God, our refuge in the day of trouble, (Pfal. lix. 16.) our Arength, (Pfa' xivi. 1) who art the fource from whence all good and virtuous

on take their rife, we beseech thee that thou wouldst be pleased to give ear to the public devotions of this thy national church, the several congregations of which now addrefs themselves unto thee; grant that thole thing which we shall afk in faith. (James i. 6.) we may effectually obtain for the lake of jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen,

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our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to fubdue all things unto himself.

The Gospel. St Matth. xxii. 15.

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HEN went the Pharifees, and took counfel how they might entangle him in his talk, and they fent out unto him their difciples, with the Herodians, faying, Mafter, we know that thou art true, and teacheft the way of God in truth, neither careft thou for any man: for thou regardest not the perfon of men. Tell us therefore, What thinkeft thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cæfar, or not? But Jefus perceived their wickedness, and faid, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a penny. And he faith unto them, Whofe is this image and fuperfcription? They fay unto him, Cæfars. Then faith he unto them, render therefore unto Cæfar, the things which are Cæfar's; and unto God, the things that are God's. When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

The twenty fourth Sunday after Trinity.

The Collect.

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their offences; that through thy bountiful goodness we may all be delivered from the bands of thofe fins, which by our frailty we have committed. Grant this, O heavenly Father, for Jefus Chriftş fake, our blessed Lord and Saviour. Amen.

PARAPHRASE.

On the COLLECT for the four and twentieth Sunday after Trinity. O Lord, we beseech thee to pardon the tranfgreffions of thy humble fervants, upon the fincere repentance of them; fo that by thy mercy and goodness the bonds of thofe fins, by which we are now fettered, may be unloofed, and may be delivered from that flavery into which we have fallen, by the frailty of our nature; grant this, O heavenly Father, for the fake of thy dear Son Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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