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Trnity-Sunday. eyes within: and they rest not day
and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, LMIGHTY and everlasting Lord God Almighty, who was, and
God, who hast given unto us is, and is to come. And when those thy servants grace, by the confes-beasts give glory, and honour, and sion of a true faith, to acknowledge thanks to him that sat on the throne, the glory of the eternal Trinity, and who liveth for ever and ever, the in the power of the divine Majes-four and twenty elders fall down ty to worship the Unity; we be-before him that sat on the throne, seech thee that thou wouldest keep and worship him that liveth for ever us steadfast in this faith, and ever- and ever, and cast their crowns bemore defend us from all adversities, fore the throne, saying, Thou art who livest and reignest, one God, worthy, O Lord, to receive glory, world without end. Amen. and honour, and power; for thou
For the Epistle. Rev. iv. 1. hast created all things, and for thy
hold, a door heaven: and the first voice which THERE wasa man of the Phapet, talking with me; which said, ruler of the Jews: The same came Come up hither, and I will show to Jesus by night, and said unto him, thee things which must be hereaf- Rabbi, we know that thou art a ter. And immediately I was in the teacher come from God: For no Spirit; and behold, a throne was man can do these miracles that thou set in heaven, and one sat on the doest, except God be with him. throne: and he that sat was to look Jesus answered and said unto him, upon like a jasper and a sardine-Verily, verily, I say unto thee, exstone: and there was a rain-bowcept a man be born again, he cannot round about the throne, in sight see the kingdom of God. Nicodelike unto an emerald. And round mus saith unto him, How can a man about the throne were four and be born when he is old ? can he entwenty seats; and upon the seats ter the second time into his moI saw four and twenty elders sit- ther's womb, and be born? Jesus ting, clothed in white raiment; and answered, Verily, verily, I say unto they had on their heads crowns of thee, except a man be born of wagold: and out of the throne pro-ter, and of the spirit, he cannot enceeded lightnings, and thunder- ter into the kingdom of God. That ings, and voices. And there were which is born of the flesh, is flesh; seven lamps of fire burning before and that which is born of the Spirit, the throne, which are the seven spi- is spirit. Marvel not that I said rits of God. And before the throne, unto thee, ye must be born again. there was a sea of glass, like unto The wind bloweth where it listeth, crystal. And in the midst of the and thou hearest the sound thereof, throne, and round about the throne, but canst not tell whence it cometh, were four beasts full of eyes before and whither it goeth; so is every and behind: And the first beast was one that is born of the Spirit. Nilike a lion, and the second beast like codemus answered and said unto a calf, and the third beast had a face him, How can these things be? Jeas a man, and the fourth beast was sus answered and said unto him, like a flying eagle. And the four Art thou a master of Israel, and beasts had each of them six wings knowest not these things? Veriabout him; and they were full of ly, verily, I say unto thee, we speak
that we do know, and testify that viour of the world. Whosoever we have seen; and ye receive not shall confess that Jesus is the Son our witness. 'If I have told you of God, God dwelleth in him, and earthly things, and ye believe not; he in God. And we have known how shall ye believe, if I tell you of and believed the love that God heavenly things? And no man hath hath to us. God is love ; and he ascended up to heaven, but he that that dwelleth in love, dwelleth in came down from heaven, even the God, and God in him. Herein is Son of man, who is in heaven. And our love made perfect, that we may as Moses lifted up the serpent in have boldness in the day of judgthe wilderness, even so must the ment; because as he is, so are we Son of man be lifted up; that who- in this world. There is no fear in soever believeth in him should not love; but perfect love casteth out perish, but have eternal life. fear, because fear bath torment: The first Sunday after Trinity. lin love. We love him, because he
He that feareth, is not made perfect The Collect.
first loved us. If a man say, I love
O , he
who put their trust in thee, a liar : for he that loveth not his mercifully accept our prayers; and brother, whom he hath seen, how because, through the weakness of can he love God, whom he hath our mortal nature, we can do no not seen ? And this commandment good thing without thee, grant us have we from him, that he who the help of thy grace, that in keep-loveth God, love his brother also. ing thy commandments we may The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 19. please thee, both in will and deed, THERE was a certain rich man, through Jesus Christ our Lord. who was clothed in purple and Amen.
fine linen, and fared sumptuously The Epistle. 1 John iv. 7. every day. And there was a cer
other: for love is of God, and was laid at his gate, full of sores; every one that loveth is born of God, and desiring to be fed with the and knoweth God. He that loveth crumbs which fell from the rich not, knoweth not God; for God is man's table: moreover, the dogs love. In this was manifested the came and licked his sores. And it love of God towards us, because came to pass that the beggar died, that God sent his only begotten and was carried by the angels into Son into the world, that we might Abraham's bosom : the rich man live through him. Herein is love, also died, and was buried : and in not that we loved God, but that he hell he lifted up his eyes, being in loved us, and sent his Son to be the torments, and seeth Abraham afar propitiation for our sins. Beloved, off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And if God so loved us, we ought also he cried, and said, Father Abraham, to love one another. No man hath have mercy on me, and send Lazaseen God at any time. If we love rus, that he may dip the tip of his one another, God dwelleth in us, finger in water, and cool my tongue, and his love is perfected in us for I am tormented in this flame. Hereby know we that we dwell in But Abraham said, Son, remember him, and he in us; because he hath that thou in thy life-time receivedst given us of his Spirit. And we thy good things, and likewise Lazahave seen and do testify, that the rus evil things; but now he is comFather sent the Son to be the Sa- forted, and thou art tormented.
And besides all this, between usitle children, let us not love in word, and you there is a great gulph fix- neither in tongue; but in deed, and ed : so that they who would pass in truth. And hereby we know that from hence to you cannot ; neither we are of the truth, and shall ascan they pass to us that would come sure our hearts before him. For from thence. Then he said, I pray if our heart condemn us, God is thee therefore, father, that thou greater than our heart, and knowwouldest send him to my father's eth all things. Beloved, if our house ; for I have five brethren : heart condemn us not, then have that he may testify unto them, lest we confidence towards God. And they also come into this place of whatsoever we ask, we receive of torment. Abraham saith unto him, him, because we keep his comThey have Moses and the Pro-mandments, and do those things phets; let them hear them. And that are pleasing in his sight. And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but this is his commandment, That if one went unto them from the we should believe on the name of dead, they will repent. And he his Son Jesus Christ, and love one said unto him, If they hear not another, as he gave us commandMoses and the Prophets, neither ment. And he that keepeth his will they be persuaded, though one commandments, dwelleth in him, rose from the dead.
and he in him: and hereby we
know, that he abideth in us, by the The second Sunday after Trinity. Spirit which he hath given us. The Collect.
The Gospel. St. Luke xiv. 16. LORD, who never failest to O
CERTAIN man made a great help and govern those whom supper, and bade many; and thou dost bring up in thy steadfast sent his servant at supper-time, to fear and love; keep us, we beseech say to them that were bidden, thee, under the protection of thy Come, for all things are now reagood providence, and make us to dy. And they all with one consent have a perpetual fear and love of began to make excuse: The first thy holy name, through Jesus said unto him, I have bought a Christ our Lord. Amen. piece of ground, and I must needs
The Epistle. 1 John iii. 13. go and see it; I pray thee have me MARV
ARVEL not, my brethren, if excused : And another said, I have
the world hate you. We know bought five yoke of oxen, and I go that we have passed from death unto to prove them; I pray thee have life, because we love the brethren. me excused : And another said, I He that loveth not his brother, have married a wife, and thereabideth in death. Whosoever fore I cannot come.
So that serhateth his brother, is a murderer: vant came, and showed his lord and ye know that no murderer these things. Then the master of hath eternal life abiding in him. the house, being angry, said to his Hereby perceive we the love of servant, Go out quickly into the God, because he laid down his streets and lanes of the city, and life for us: and we ought to lay bring in hither the poor, and the down our lives for the brethren. maimed, and the halt, and the blind. But whoso hath this world's good, And the servant said, Lord, it is and seeth his brother have need, done as thou hast commanded, and and shutteth up his bowels of com- yet there is room. And the lord passion from him ; how dwelleth said unto the servant, Go out into the love of God in him ? My lit-Ithe highways and hedges, and com
pel them to come in, that my house it? And when he hath found it, may be filled: for I say unto you, he layeth it on his shoulders, rethat none of those men which were joicing. And when he cometh bidden shall taste of my supper. home, he calleth together his friends The third Sunday after Trinity. Rejoice with me, for I have found
and neighbours, saying unto them, The Collect.
my sheep which was lost. I say O
LORD, we beseech thee unto you, that likewise joy shall
mercifully to hear us; and be in heaven over one sinner that grant that we, to whom thou hast repenteth, more than over ninety given an hearty desire to pray, may, and nine just persons, which need by thy mighty aid, be defended and no repentance. Either what wocomforted in all 'dangers and ad- man having ten pieces of silver, if versities, through Jesus Christ our she lose one piece, doth not light a Lord. Amen.
candle, and sweep the house, and The Epistle. 1 St. Peter v. 5. seek diligently till she find it? And A!
LL of you be subject one to when she hath found it, she calleth
another, and be clothed with her friends and her neighbours to humility: For God resisteth the gether, saying, Rejoice with me, proud, and giveth grace to the hum- for I have found the piece which ble. Humble yourselves therefore I had lost. Likewise, I say unto under the mighty hand of God, you, there is joy in the presence that he may exalt you in due time: of the angels of God over one sincasting all your care upon him; for ner that repenteth. he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant ; because your adversary The fourth Sunday after Trinity. the devil, as a roaring lion, walk
The Collect. eth about , seeking whom he may O GOD, the protector of all that
in the faith; knowing that the same nothing is strong, nothing is holy ; afflictions are accomplished in your increase and multiply upon us thy brethren that are in the world. But mercy; that thou being our ruler the God of all grace, who hath and guide, we may so pass through called us unto his eternal glory by things temporal, that we finally Christ Jesus, after that ye have lose not the things eternal : Grant suffered a while, make you per- this, O heavenly Father, for Jesus fect, stablish, strengthen, settle Christ's sake our Lord. Amen. you. To him be glory and do The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18. minion for ever and ever. Amen.
RECKON that the sufferings The Gospel. St. Luke xv. 1. of this present time are not THI THEN drew near unto him all worthy to be compared with the
the publicans and sinners for glory which shall be revealed in to hear him. And the Pharisees us. For the earnest expectation and Scribes murmured, saying, of the creature waiteth" for the
This man receiveth sinners, and manifestation of the sons of God. eateth with them. And he spake For the creature was made subject this parable unto them, saying, to vanity, not willingly, but by What man of you having an hun- reason of him who hath subjected dred sheep, if he lose one of them, the same in hope : because the doth not leave the ninety and nine creature itself also shall be deliin the wilderness, and go after vered from the bondage of corrupthat which is lost, until he findstion, into the glorious liberty of