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Peter answered and said, Thou art Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona : for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church ; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.
Saint James the Apostle.
The Collect. GRANT, O merciful God, that as thine holy Apostle Saint James, leaving his father and all that he had, without delay was obedient unto the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and ño him; so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal affections, may be evermore ready to follow thy holy commandments, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. For the Epistle. Acts, xi. 27. and part of Chapter xii. N those days came prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit, that there should be great dearth throughout all the world; which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar. Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judea. Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the
hands of Barnabas and Saul. Now
give his life a ransom for many.
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle. The Collect. Almighty and everlasting God, who didst give to thine Apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach thy word; grant, we beseech thee, unto thy Church, to love that word which he believed; and both to preach and receive the same, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ..?men. For the Epistle. Acts. v. 12.
Y the hands of the Apostles were many signs and wonders wrought among the people, (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch. And of the rest durstnoman join himself to them; but the people magnified them. Andbelievers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both ofmen and women)insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out of the siliesroundabout unto Jerusalem, bringingsickfolks,and themwhich were vexed with unclean spirits; and they were healed every one.
.The Gospel. St. Luke. xvii. 24. ‘A ND there was also a strife * among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. Andhésaid unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship Soon; and they that exer§eauthority upon them are callo But ye shall not inthethat is greatest among him be as the younger; * that is chief, as he that e. For whether is greatsitteth at meat, or he
that serveth? is not he that sitteth at meat? but I am among you as he that serveth. Ye are they which have continued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
Saint Matthew the olpostle. The Collect. Almighty God, who by thy blessed Son didst call Matthew from the receipt of custom, to be an Apostle and Evangelist; grant us grace to forsake all covetous desires, and inordinate love of riches; and to follow the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Hmem. The Epistle. 2 Cor. iv. 1. THEREFORE, seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; but have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craf. tiness, nor handling the Word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth, commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. But if our gosple be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord ; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake. For God,who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined
in our hearts, to give the light of devil and satan, which deceiveth
the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Jesus Christ. The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 9.
AND as Jesus passed forth from
thence, he saw a man named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custon ; and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house,behold many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said us.'o his disciples, Why eateth you, Master with publicans and sinners ? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole, need not a physidian, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice; for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
Saint Michael and all Angels.
Everlasting God, who hast
ordained and constituted the services of Angels and men in a wonderful order; mercifully grant, that as thy holy Angels always do the service in heaven; so, by thy appointment, they may succour and defend us on earth. through Jesus Christ our Lord. JAmen.
For the Epistle. Rev. xii. 7.
THERE was war in heaven :
Michael and his Angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not ; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the
the whole world: he was cast Out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. And I heard? loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation and strength,and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the at: cuser of our brethreniscast down, which accused them before Our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of: Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. There. fore rejoice, ye heavens, and that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and ofthe sea: for the devil is come down unto you, having great wratho. cause he knoweth that he had but a short time. The Gospel. St. Matt, Xviii!, AT the same time came theiß ciplesunto Jesus, o is the greatest in the king und heaven? And Jesus called as child unto him, and set him into midst of them, and said, Weiß I say unto you, Except yebeo verted, and become assittled:# dren, ye shall not enter into to kingdom of heaven. Whosoo" therefore shall humble him. this little child,the same is grea”. in the kingdom of heaven, A. whososhall receive onesuchli.” child in my name, receivet.” But whososhall offendoneofth" little ones which believe in mo" were better for him that a.s. stone were hanged abouthio. and that he were drowned into depth of the sea. Woe unto world because of o: must needs be that offences but woe to that man by o:
them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluckit out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hellfire. Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones: for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.
Saint Luke the Evangelist. The Collect. ALMIGHTY God, who calledst Luke the Physician, whose praise is in the Gospel, to be an Evangelist and Physician of the soul; may it please thee, that by the wholesome medicines of the doctrine delivered by him, all the diseases of our souls may be healed, through the merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Ahmen. The Epistle. 2 Tim. iv. 5. ATCH thou in all things, en- dure afflictions, do the work of an Evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry. For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of Iny departure is at hand. have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Tothy diligence to come shortly Aunto, me: For Demas hath forsakenme, having loved this present world, and is departed unto
Thessalonica; Crescens to Gala-
The Gospel. St. Luke, x. 1.
venty also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few : pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. Go your ways; behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; and salute no man by the way. And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire.
tion of the Apostles and Prophets,
Jesus Christ himself being the head corner-stone; grant us so to be joined together in unity of spirit by their doctrine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. St. Jude, i. UDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you, that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation; ungodly men, turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. I will therefore put youin remembrance,though ye once knew this, how that the Lord having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not. And the angels which kept not their first estate, but, left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness, unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them, in like manner giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh, despise dominion,
and speak evil of dignities. The Gospel. St. John, xv.17. HESE things I commandyon, that ye love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out ofthe world,ther: fore the world hateth you. Ro member the word that Isaidumb you, The servant is not greater than his lord; if they have perso: cuted me, they will also perso cute you; if ão have kept my saying, they will keep yours also But all these things will they sh unto you for my name's sakeibo. cause they know nothim that on me. If I had not come and spoon unto them, they had not hadi. but now they have no cloaks: their sin. He that hateth me, ho eth my Father also. If I had done among them the wo which none other man did, to had not had sin: but now the have both seen and hated bothm: and my Father. But this como to pass, that the word might.” fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause: But when the Comforter is Como whom I will send unto you so the Father, even the Spirit." truth, which proceedeth from to Father, he shall testify of no And ye also shall bear wine. because ye have been with " from the beginning.
Au Saints Day. The Collect. O Almighty God, who hasth. together thine elect in 0. communion and fellowship."
the mystical body of thy So"