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but to minifter, and to give them fhould be accounted the

his life a ransom for many. Saint Bartholomew the Apostle.

The Collect. Almighty ingly and everlate

to thine Apostle Bartholomew grace truly to believe and to preach thy Word; grant, we befeech thee, unto thy Church, to love that Word which he believed; and both to preach and receive the fame, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen. For the Epifle. Acts v. 12. Y the hands of the Apoftles were many signs and wonders wrought among people (and they were all with one accord in Solomon's porch.

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And of the reft durft no man join himself to them; but the people magnified them. And believers were the more added to the Lord, multitudes both of men and women) infomuch that they brought forth the fick into the streets, and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the fhadow of Peter paffing by might overfhadow fome of them. There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerufalem, bringing fick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean spirits; and they were healed every one. The Gofpel. St. Luke xxii.24. ND there was also aftrife among them, which of

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greatest. And he faid unto them, The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and they that

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led benefactors. But ye fhall not be fo: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, that ferveth? is not he that he that fitteth at meat, or he fitteth at meat? but I am

among you as he that ferveth. 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 fit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Ifrael.

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meaneth, I will have mercy, and not facrifice; for I am not come to call the righteous, but finners to repentance.

The Epifile. 2 Cor. iv. 1. finners came and fat down HEREFORE, feeing with him and his difciples. we have this miniftry, as And when the Pharifees faw we have received mercy, we it, they faid unto his difciples, faint not; but have renounc- Why eateth your Master with ed the hidden things of dif- publicans and finners? But honefty, not walking in craf- when Jefus heard that, he said tinefs, nor handling the Word unto them, They that be of God deceitfully, but by whole, need not a phyfician, manifestation of the truth, but they that are fick. commending ourselves to every go ye and learn what that man's confcience in the fight of God. But if our gofpel be hid, it is hid to them that are loft: In whom the God of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, left the light of the glorious Gofpel of Chrift, who is the image of God, thould fhine unto them. For we preach not ourselves, but Chrift Jefus the Lord; and ourfelves your fervants for Jefus' fake. For God, who commanded the light to fhine out of darknefs, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God, in the face of Jefus Chrift.

The Gofpel. St. Matth. ix. 9.

St. Michael and all Angels.

The Collect.

Everlasting God, who haft ordained and conftituted the fervices of Angels and men in a wonderful order; mercifully grant, that as thy holy Angels always do thee fervice in heaven; fo, by thy appointment, they may fuccour and defend us on earth, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

For the Epiftle. Rev. xii. 7. HERE was war in beaven; Michael and his

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from thence, he faw a Angels fought against the draman named Matthew fitting gon; and the dragon fought at the receipt of cuftom: and and his angels, and prevailed he faith unto him, follow me. not; neither was their place And he arofe, and followed found any more in heaven. him. And it came to pafs, as And the great dragon was Jefus fat at meat in the house, caft out, that old ferpent, behold many publicans and called the devil and fatan,

which deceiveth the whole world; he was caft out into the earth, and his angels were caft out with him. And I heard a loud voice faying in heaven, Now is come falvation and ftrength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Chrift: for the accufer of our brethren is caft down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their teftimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the fea for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a fhort time.

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eft in the kingdom of heaven. And whofo fhall receive one fuch little child in my Name, receiveth me. But whofo shall offend one of thefe little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a milftone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the fea. Woe unto the world because of offences: for it must needs be that offences come: but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh. Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and caft 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 caft into everlasting fire. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and caft it from thee it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones: for I fay unto you, That in heaven. their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.

Saint Luke the Evangelift.

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fhall humble himself as this fician, whofe praise is in the little child, the fame is great- Gospel, to be an Evangelist

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and Phyfician of the foul; may Alexander the coppersmith it please thee, that by the did me much evil: the Lord wholefome medicines of the reward him according to his doctrine delivered by him, all works. Of whom be thou the difeafes of our fouls may ware alfo, for he hath greatly be healed, through the merits withftood our words. of thy Son Jefus Christ our The Gofpel. St. Luke x. 1. Lord. Amen. HE Lord appointed

The Epifile. 2 Tim. iv. 5. Tother feventy allo, and

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ATCH thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an Evan

fent them two and two before his face into every city and gelift, make full proof of thy come. Therefore faid he unto place, whither he himself would miniftry. For I am now ready them, The harvest truly is to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I great, but the labourers are

few pray ye therefore the Lord of the harveft, that he would fend forth labourers Go your

into his harvest.

have fought a good fight, I have finished my courfe, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge fhall give me at that day: and Dot to me only, but unto all them alfo that love his appearing. Do thy diligence to come shortly unto me: For fay, Peace be to this houfe. And if the fon of peace be

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ways; behold, I fend you Carry neither purfe, nor fcrip, forth as lambs among wolves. nor fhoes; and falute no man foever houfe ye enter, first by the way. And into what

ing loved this present world, there, your peace hall reft and is departed unto Theffa- upon it: if not, it fhall turn lonica; Crefcens to Galatia, fame house remain, eating to you again. And in the Titus unto Dalmatia. Only and drinking fuch things as and bring him with thee: for they give: for the labourer is he is profitable to me for the worthy of his hire.

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miniftry. And Tychicus have I fent to Ephesus. The cloak that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comeft, bring with thee, and the books, but

Saint Simon and Saint Jude,
Apofiles.
The Collect.

efpecially the parchments. Almighty God, who haft

built thy Church upon

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the foundation of the Apof- them that believed not. And tles and Prophets, Jefus Chrift the angels which kept not himself being the head corner their first eftate, but left their ftone; grant us fo to be own habitation, he hath rejoined together in unity of ferved in everlasting chains fpirit by their doctrine, that under darkness, unto the we may be made an holy judgment of the great day. temple acceptable unto thee, through Jefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.

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Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them, in like manner giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are fet forth for an example, fuffering the vengeance of eternal fire. Likewife also these filthy dream

The Epifle. St. Jude i. UDE, the fervant of Jefus Chrift, and brother of James, to them that are fanctified by God the Father, and preferved in Jefus Chrift, ers defile the flesh, despise and called: Mercy unto you, and peace and love be multiplied. Beloved, when

dominion, and speak evil of dignities.

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mand you, that ye love

The Gospel. St. John xv. 17. I gave all diligence to write HESE things I comunto you of the common falvation, it was needful for me one another. If the world to write unto you, and exhort hate you, ye know that it you, that ye fhould earnestly hated me before it hated you. contend for the faith which If ye were of the world, the was once delivered unto the world would love his own: faints. For there are certain but because ye are not of the men crept in unawares, who world, but I have chofen you were before of old ordained out of the world, therefore to this condemnation; un- the world hateth you. Regodly men, turning the grace member the word that I faid of our God into lafcivioufnels, unto you, The fervant is not and denying the only Lord greater than his lord; if they God, and our Lord Jefus have perfecuted me, they will Chrift. I will therefore put alfo perfecute you; if they you in remembrance, though have kept my saying, they will ye once knew this, how that keep your's alfo. But all thefe the Lord having faved the things will they do unto you people out of the land of for my Name's fake, because Egypt, afterward deftroyed they know not him that fent

me.

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