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Saint Bartholomew the Apostle. serve. For whether is greater, The Collect.
he that sitteth at meat, or he that
serveth? O he
God, who didstgive to thine at meat? but I am among you Apostle Bartholomew grace tru- as he that serveth. Ye are they ly to believe and to preach thy which have continued with me word; grant, we beseech thee, in my temptations. And I apunto thy Church, to love that point unto you a kingdom, as Word which he believed; and my Father hath appointed unto both to preach and receive the me; that ye may eat and drink same, through Jesus Christ our at my table in my kingdom, and Lord. Amen.
siton thrones, judging the twelve
tribes of Israel.
Saint Matthew the Apostle. were many signs and won
The Collect. ders wrought
among the people O Almighty God, who bythy cord in Solomon's porch. And thew from the receipt of custom, of the rest durst no man join to be an Apostle and Evangehimself to them: but the peo- list; grant us grace to forsake ple magnified them. And be- all covetous desires, and inorsievers were the more added to dinate love of riches; and to the Lord, multitudes both of follow the same thy Son Jesus men and women) insomuch that Christ, who liveth and reigneth they brought forth the sick into with thee and the Holy Ghost, the streets, and laid them on one God, world without end. beds and couches, that at least Amen. the shadow of Peter passing by might overshadow some of
The Epistle. 2 Cor. iv. l. them. There came also a mul. THEREFORE, seeing we about unto Jerusalem, bring- have received mercy, we faint ing sick folks, and them which not; but have renounced the were vexed with unclean spirits; hidden things of dishonesty, not and they were healed every one walking in craftiness, nor handThe Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 24. but by manifestation of the
ling the word of God deceitfully, A
ND there was also a strife truth, commending ourselves to
among them, which of them every man's conscience in the should be accounted the great- sight of God. But if our gospel est. And he said unto them, be hid, it is hid to them that are The kings of the Gentiles exer- lost : In whom the God of this cise lordship over them; and world hath blinded the minds of they that exercise authority upon them which believe not, lest the them are called benefactors. light of the glorious gospel of But t ye shall not be so: but he Christ, who is the image of that is greatest among you, let God, should shine unto them. him be as the younger; and he For we preach not ourselves, that is chief, as he that doth but Christ Jesus the Lord; and
ourselves your servants for Je. their place found any more in sus' sake. For God, who com- heaven. And the great dragon manded the light to shine out of was cast out, that old serpent, darkness, hath shined in our called the devil and satan, which hearts, to give the light of the deceiveth the whole world: he knowledge of the glory of God, was cast out into the earth, and in the face of Jesus Christ. his angels were cast out with
The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 9. him. And I heard a loud voice AND
ND as Jesus passed forth saying in heaven, Now is come
from thence, he saw a man, salvation and strength, and the named Matthew, sitting at the kingdom of our God, and the receipt of custom: and he saith power of his Christ: for the acunto him, Follow me. And he cusor of our brethren is cast arose, and followed him. And down, which accused them beit came to pass, as Jesus sat at fore our God day and night. meat in the house, behold many And they overcame him by the publicans and sinners came and blood of the Lamb, and by the sat down with him and his dis- word of their testimony; and ciples. And when the Phari- they loved not their lives unto sees, saw it, they said unto his the death. Therefore rejoice, disciples, Why eateth your ye heavens, and ye that dwell in master with publicans and sin- them. Woe to the inhabitants ners? But when Jesus heard of the earth and of the sea: for that, he said unto them, They the devil is come down unto that be whole need not a physi. you, having great wrath, because cian, but they that are sick. he knoweth that he hath but a But go ye and learn what that short time. meaneth, I will have mercy, and The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. I. not sacrifice; for I am not come
T the same time came the to call the righteous, but sinners A disciples unto Jesus, sayto repentance.
ing, Who is the greatest in the
kingdom of heaven? And Jesus Saint Michael and all Angels. called a little child unto him, The Collect.
and set him in the midst of them, O
Everlasting God, who hast and said, Verily I say unto you,
ordained and constituted Except ye be converted, and the services of Angels and men become as little children, ye in a wonderful order; merci- shall not enter into the kingdom fully grant, that as thy holy an- of heaven. Whosoever theregels always do the service in fore shall humble himself as heaven; so, by thy appointment, this little child, the same is they may succour and defend greatest in the kingdom of hea
on earth, through Jesus ven. And whoso shall receive Christ our Lord. Amen. one such little child in my name, For the Epistle. Rev. xii. 7. receiveth me. But whoso shall TAH THERE was war in heaven; offend one of these little ones
Michael and his Angels which believe in me, it were fought against the dragon; and better for him that a mill-stone the dragon fought and his angels, were hanged about his neck, and prevailed not; neither was and that he were drowned in
the depth of the sea. Woe unto Judge shall give me at that day : the world because of offences! and not to me only, but unto for it must needs be that offen- all them also that love his apces come; but woe to that man pearing. Do thy diligence to by whom the offence cometh. come shortly unto me: For DeWherefore, if thy hand or thy mas hath forsaken me, having foot offend thee, cut them off, loved this present world, and is and cast them from thee: it is departed unto Thessalonica; better for thee to enter into life Crescens to Galatia, Titus unto halt or maimed, rather than hav. Dalmatia. Only Luke is with ing two hands or two feet, to be me. Take Mark and bring him cast into everlasting fire. And with thee: for he is profitable if thine eye offend thee, pluck it to me for the ministry. And out, and cast it from thee: it is Tychicus have I sent to Ephebetter for thee to enter into life sus. The cloak that I left at with one eye, rather than having Troas with Carpus, when thou two eyes, to be cast into hell comest, bring with thee, and fire. Take heed that ye despise the books, but especially the not one of these little ones: for parchments. Alexander the I say unto you, That in heaven coppersmith did me much evil: their angels do always behold the Lord reward him according the face of my Father which is to his works. Of whom be thou in heaven.
ware also; for he hath greatly
withstood our words. Saint Luke the Evangelist.
The Gospel. St. Luke x. 1. The Collect.
also edst Luke the Physician, two and two before his face into whose praise is in the gospel, every city and place, whither to be an Evangelist and Physi. he himself would come. Therecian of the soul; may it please fore said he unto them, The thee, that by the wholesome harvest truly is great, but the medicines of the doctrine deli. labourers are few: pray ye therevered by him, all the diseases fore the Lord of the harvest, of our souls may be healed, that he would send forth labourthrough the merits of thy Soners into his harvest. Go your Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ways: behold, I send you forth
The Epistle. 2 Tim. iv. 5. as lambs among wolves. Carry
ALMIGHTY God, who call. The entord appointed other
endure afflictions, do the shoes; and salute no man by work of an Evangelist, make the way. And into whatsoever, full proof of thy ministry. For house ye enter, first say, Peace I am now ready to be offered, be to this house. And if the and the time of my departure son of peace be there, your is at hand. I have fought a peace shall rest upon it: if not, good fight, I have finished my it shall turn to you again. And course, I have kept the faith. in the same house remain, eatHenceforth there is laid up for ing and drinking such things as me a crown of righteousness, they give: for the labourer is which the Lord the righteous worthy of his hire.
Saint Simon and Saint Jude, the cities about them, in like Apostles.
manner giving themselves over The Collect.
to fornication, and going after O Almighty God, who hast strange flesh, are set forth for
the foundation of the Apostles and geance of eternal fire. Likewise Prophets, Jesus Christ himself also these filthy dreamers defile being the head corner-stone;
the flesh, despise dominion, and grant us so to be joined together speak evil of dignities. in 'unity of spirit by their doc The Gospel. St. John xv. 17. trine, that we may be made an holy temple acceptable unto
"HESE things I command you,
that thee, through Jesus Christ our
love one an
ye Lord, Amen.
other. If the world hate you,
ye know that it hated me before The Epistle. St. Jude i. it hated you. If ye were of the JUDE, the servant of Jesus world, the world would
love his Christ, and brother of James, own: but because ye are not of to them that are sanctified by the world, but I have chosen God the Father, and preserved you out of the world, therefore in Jesus Christ, and called: the world hateth you. RememMercy unto you, and peace and ber the word that I said unto love be multiplied, Beloved, you, The servant is not greater when I gave all diligence to write than his lord. If they have perunto you of the common salva- secuted me, they will also pertion, it was needful for me to secute you ; if they have kept write unto you, and exhort you, my saying, they will keep your's that
ye should earnestly contend also. But all these things will for the faith which was once de- they do unto you for my name's livered unto the saints. For sake, because they know not there are certain men crept in him that sent me. If I had not unawares, who were before of come and spoken unto them, old ordained to this condemna. they had not had sin: but now tion; ungodly men, turning the they have no cloak for their sin. grace of our God into lascivious- He that hateth me, hateth my ness, and denying the only Lord Father also. If I had not done God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. among them the works which I will therefore put you in re- none other man did, they had membrance, though ye once not had sin: but now they have knew this, how that the Lord, both seen and hated both me having saved the people out of and my Father. But this comthe land of Egypt, afterward eth to pass, that the word might destroyed them that believed be fulfilled that is written in their not. And the angels which kept law, They hated me without a not their first estate, but left cause. But when the Comforter their own habitation, he hath is come, whom I will send reserved in everlasting chains unto you from the Father, even under darkness, unto the judg- the Spirit of truth, which proment of the great day. Even ceedeth from the Father, he as Sodom and Gomorrha, and shall testify of me.
also shall bear witness, because Of the tribe of Levi were sealye have been with me from the ed twelve thousand. beginning.
Of the tribe of Issachar were
sealed twelve thousand. All Saints' Day.
Of the tribe of Zabulon were The Collect.
sealed twelve thousand. Almighty God, who hast
Of the tribe of Joseph were O knit together thine elect in sealed twelve thousand.
Of the tribe of Benjamin were one communion and fellowship, in the mystical body of thy Son sealed twelve thousand. Christ our Lord; grant us grace
After this I beheld, and lo, a so to follow thy blessed Saints in great multitude, which no man all virtuous and godly living, could number, of all nations, that we may come to those un and kindreds, and people, and speakable joys, which thou hast tongues, stood before the throne. prepared for those who unfeign- and before the Lamb, clothed edly love thee, through Jesus with white robes, and palms in Christ our Lord. Amen.
loud voice, saying, Salvation to For the Epistle. Rev. vii. 2. our God, which sitteth upon the
, cending from the east, hav. And all the angels stood round ing the seal of the living God; about the throne, and about the and he cried with a loud voice elders, and the four beasts, and to the four angels, to whom it fell before the throne on their was given to hurt the earth and faces, and worshipped God, say. the sea, saying, Hurt not the ing, Amen : Blessing, and glory, earth, neither the sea, nor the and wisdom, and thanksgiving, trees, till we have sealed the ser- and honour, and power, and vants of our God in their fore- might, be unto our God for ever heads. And I heard the num- and ever. Amen. ber of them which were sealed : and there were sealed an hun
The Gospel. St. Matt. v. l. thou ESUS
chil went dren of Israel.
and when he was set, his disciOf the tribe of Judah were ples came unto him. And he sealed twelve thousand.
opened his mouth, and taught Of the tribe of Reuben were them, saying, Blessed are the sealed twelve thousand. poor in spirit : for theirs is the
Of the tribe of Gad were seal- kingdom of heaven. Blessed ed twelve thousand,
are they that mourn: for they Of the tribe of Aser were shall be comforted. Blessed are sealed twelve thousand.
the meek: for they shall inherit Of the tribe of Nepthalim the earth. Blessed are they were sealed twelve thousand. which do hunger and thirst after
Of the tribe of Manasses were righteousness: for they shall be sealed twelve thousand.
filled. Blessed are the merciOf the tribe of Simeon were ful: for they shall obtain mercy. scaled twelve thousand.
Blessed are the pure in heart: