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¶ The ix Sonday.
Bonitatem. Psalm cxix.
O LORDE, thou
hast delt graciously with thy servaunt : accordyng unto thy worde.
GRAUNT to us Lorde
we beseche thee, the spirite to thinke and doe alwayes suche thynges
as be rightfull; that we, which cannot be without thee, may by thee
be able to live accordyng to thy wyll; Through Jesus Christe our Lorde.
"after Trinity" added to the titles of each of the Sundays, in the late 1500's
The Epistle. 1 Cor. x.
BRETHREN, I would
not that ye should be ignoraunt, how that our fathers were all under
the cloude, and al passed through the sea, and were al baptised under
Moses in the cloude, and in the sea, and did all eate of one spirituall
meate, and did all drinke of one spirituall drinke. And they dranke
of the spiritual rocke that folowed them, whiche Rocke was Christe.
But in many of them hadde God no delight. For they were overthrowen
in the wildernesse. These are ensamples [examples] to us, that we should
not lust after evil thinges, as they lusted. And that ye should not
be worshippers of ymages, as were some of them according as it is written.
The people sate downe to eate, and drynke, and rose up to playe. Neither
let us be defiled with fornicacion, as some of them were defiled with
fornicacion, and fell in one daye thre and twentie thousand. Neither
let us tempt Christe, as some of them tempted, and were destroyed of
serpentes. Neither murmure ye, as some of them murmured, and were destroyed
of the destroyer. All these thynges happened unto them for ensamples:
But are written to put us in remembraunce, whom the endes of the world
are come upon. Wherfore, let him that thinketh he standeth, take hede
leste he fall. There hath none other temptacion taken you, but suche
as foloweth the nature of manne. But God is faithful, whiche shall not
suffer you to bee tempted above youre strength: but shal in the middes
of the temptacion make a waye, that ye may be able to beare it.
[1 Cor. 10:1-13]
The Gospel. Luke xvi.
JESUS sayd unto
his disciples; There was a certaine riche man, which had a Steward,
and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goodes. And
he called him, and sayed unto him; howe is it that I heare this of thee?
Geve accomptes of thy stewardship, for thou maiest be no longer Steward.
The Steward sayd within himself e: what shal I do? For my Maister taketh
away from me the Stewardshippe. I cannot digge, and to begge I am ashamed.
I wote [=know]
what to doe, that when I am put out of the Stewardshippe, they may receyve
me into their houses.
¶ The x Sonday.
Manus tuæ. Psalm cxix.
THY handes have
made me and fashioned me : O geve me understandyng, that I maye learne
LET thy merciful
eares, O Lord, be open to the praiers of thy humble servauntes; and
that they may obteine their peticions, make them to aske suche thinges
as shal please thee; Through Jesus Christe our Lorde.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. xii.
thinges (brethren) I would not have you ignoraunte. Ye knowe that ye
were Gentiles, and wente youre wayes unto dumme ymages, even as ye were
ledde. Wherfore I declare unto you, that no manne, speakyng by the spirite
of God, defyeth Jesus. Also no manne canne saye that Jesus is the Lorde,
but by the holy gost. There are diversities of gyftes, yet but one spirite.
And there are differences of administracions, and yet but one Lorde.
And there diverse maners of operacions, and yet but one God, whiche
worketh all in all.
[1 Cor. 12:1-11]
The Gospell. Luke xix.
AND when he was come nere to Hierusalem [Jerusalem], he behelde the citie, and wepte on it, saying; If thou haddest knowen those thinges, whiche belong unto thy peace, even in this thy daye, thou wouldest take hede. But nowe are they hid from thine iyes. For the dayes shall come upon thee, that thy enemies also shall cast a banke [=wall] aboute thee, and compasse thee rounde, and kepe thee in on every syde, and make thee even with the ground, and thy children whiche are in thee. And they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another, because thou knowest not the time of thy visitacion. And he went into the Temple, and began to cast out them that solde them, and them that bought, saying unto them; It is written; my house is the house of prayer; but ye have made it a denne of theves. And he taught dayly in the Temple.
¶ The xi Sonday.
Dejecit. Psalm cxix.
MY soule hath
longed for thy sahvacion : and I have a good hope, because of thy worde.
GOD, which declarest
thy almighty power, most chiefly in shewyng mercy and pitie; Geve unto
us abundauntly thy grace, that we, running to thy promises, may be made
partakers of thy heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christe our Lorde.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. xv.
BRETHREN, as perteyning
to the Gospell, whiche I preached unto you, whiche ye have also accepted,
and in the whiche ye continue, by the whiche also ye are saved; I doe
you to wete [=know]
after what maner I preached unto you, yf ye kepe it, excepte ye have
beleved in vayne. For fyrste of all I delyvered unto you that whiche
I receyved, howe that Christe dyed for our synnes, agreyng to the scriptures;
and that he was buryed; and that he arose agayne the thirde daye, accordyng
to the scriptures; And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the xii.
After that was he seen of moe [more]
than fyve hundreth brethren at once, of whiche many remaine unto this
daye, and many are fallen aslepe.
[1 Cor. 15:1-11]
The Gospell. Luke xviii.
CHRISTE tolde this parable unto certaine whiche trusted in themselves, that they were perfect and despised other. Two men wente up into the temple to pray, the one a Pharise, and the other a Publican [=tax collector]. The Pharise stode and prayed thus with himselfe. God, I thanke thee, that I am not as other men are, extorcioners, unjust, adulterers, or as this Publican. I fast twise in the weke: I geve tythe [=a tenth] of al that I possesse. And the Publican, standing afarre of, would not lyft up his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his brest, saying; God be mercifull to me a sinner. I tell you, this man departed home to his house justifyed more then the other. For every man that exalteth hymselfe shalbe brought lowe: And he that humbleth himselfe shalbe exalted.
¶ The xii Sunday.
In æternum, Domine. Psalm cxix.
O LORDE, thy woorde
: indureth for ever in heaven.
everlastyng God, which art alwayes more ready to heare then we to praye,
and art wont to geve more than eyther we desyre or deserve; Powre downe
upon us the aboundance of thy mercy; forgeving us those thynges wherof
our conscience is afrayde, and gevyng unto us that that our prayer dare
not presume to aske, through Jesus Christe our Lorde.
The Epistle. 2 Cor. iii.
SUCHE trust have
we through Christ to God-ward, not that we are sufficient of ourselves,
to thynke any thyng as of ourselves, but if we be able unto any thyng,
the same commeth of God; which hath made us able to minister the newe
testament, not of the lettre, but of the spirite: For the letter kylleth,
but the spirite geveth lyfe. If the ministracion of death, through the
letters figured in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel
could not behold the face of Moses, for the glory of his countenaunce;
(which glory is done away;) why shall not the ministracion of the spirite
be muche more glorious? for if the ministracion of condemnacion be glorious,
muche more doeth the ministracion of righteousnes excede in glory.
[2 Cor. 3:4-9]
The Gospell. Mark vii.
JESUS departed from the coastes of Tyre and Sydon, and came unto the sea of Galile, through the middes [middle] of the coastes of the x cities. And they brought unto hym one that was deaffe, and had an impediment in his speche, and they prayed hym to put his hand upon him. And when he had taken him asyde from the people, he put his fingers into his eares; and did spit, and touched his tounge, and loked up to heaven, and sighed, and sayed unto him; Ephata, that is to say, be opened. And straightway his eares were opened, and the string of his tounge was looced, and he spake plaine. And he commaunded them that they should tel no man. But the more he forbad them, so muche the more a great deale they published, saying; He hath done all thynges well, he hath made bothe the deaffe to heare, and the dumme to speake.
The xiii Sonday.
Quomodo dilexi! Psalm cxix.
what love have I unto thy lawe? all the day long is my study in it.
and mercyfull God, of whose onely gifte it cometh that thy faythfull
people doe unto thee true and laudable service; graunte we beseche thee,
that we may so runne to thy heavenly promises, that we faile not finally
to attayne the same; through Jesus Christe our Lorde.
The Epistle. Gal. iii.
TO Abraham and
his sede were the promises made. He sayeth not in the sedes, as manye;
but in thy sede, as of one, which is Christ. This I say, that the lawe
whyche began afterward, beyonde iiii. c. and xxx.  yeres, doth not disanul [disannul, =abolish] the testament
that was confirmed afore of God unto Christ-warde, to make the promise
of none effect. For if the inheritaunce come of the lawe, it commeth
not nowe of promise. But God gave it to Abraham. by promyse. Wherfore
then serveth the lawe? The lawe was added because of transgression,
(till the sede came, to whome the promise was made,) and it was ordained
by Angels in the hande of a mediator. A mediator is not a mediator of
one; But God is one. Is the lawe then against the promise of God? God
forbid. For if there had been a lawe geven whiche could have geven lyfe;
then no doubte righteousnes should have come by the lawe. But the scripture
concludeth all thinges under synne, that the promise, by the faythe
of Jesus Christe, should be geven unto them that beleve.
The Gospell. Luke x.
HAPPY are the
iyes whiche see the thinges that ye see. For I tell you, that many Prophetes
and kinges have desired to see those thynges which ye see, and have
not seen them, and to heare those thynges whiche ye heare, and have
not heard them.
The xiiii Sonday.
Lucerna pedibus meis. Psalm cxix.
woorde is a Lanteme unto my feete : and a light unto my pathes.
and everlastyng God, geve unto us the increase of faythe, hope, and
charitie; and that we may obteine that whiche thou doest promise; make
us to love that whiche thou doest commaunde, through Jesus Christe our
The Epistle. Gal. v.
I SAYE, walke
in the spirite, and fulfyll not the lust of the fleshe. For the fleshe
lusteth contrary to the spirite, and the spirite contrary to the fleshe;
these are contrary one to the other, so that ye cannot doe whatsoever
ye would. But and yf ye be led of the spirite, then are ye not under
the lawe. The dedes of the fleshe are manyfest, whiche are these; adultry,
fornicacion, unclennesse, wantonnesse, worshippyng of images, witchcraft,
hatred, variance, zele, wrath, strife, sedicions, sectes, envying, murder,
dronkennes, gluttony, and suche like, of the whiche I tell you before,
as I have tolde you in tymes past, that they whiche commit suche thinges
shall not be inheritors of the kingdome of God. Contrarily, the fruite
of the spirite is love, joy, peace, long-sufferyng, gentlenes, goodnes,
faithfulnes, mekenes, temperancie. Against suche there is no lawe. They
truely that are Christes, have crucified the fleshe with the affeccions
The Gospell. Luke xvii.
AND it chaunsed as Jesus went to Jerusalem, that he passed through Samaria and Galile. And as he entred into a certaine toune there met him x men that were lepers. Which stode afarre of. and put furth their voyces, and sayed; Jesu master have mercy upon us. When he sawe them, he sayed unto them; go, shewe yourselues unto the priestes. And it came to passe that as they went they were clensed. And one of them, when he sawe that he was clensed, turned backe agayne, and with a loude voyce praysed God, and fell downe on his face at his feete, and gave him thankes. And the same was a Samaritane. And Jesus answered, and sayed; Are there not x clensed? but where are those ix? There are not founde that returned againe to geve God prayse, save onely this straunger. And he sayed unto hym; arise, go thy waye, thy fayth hath made the whole.
The xv Sonday.
Iniquos odio habui. Psalm cxix.
HATE them that imagine evill thinges : but thy lawe do I love.
we beseche thee, O Lorde, thy Churche with thy perpetuall mercye: and
because the frailtie of man without thee, cannot but fall: Kepe us ever
by thy helpe, and leade us to al thynges profitable to our salvacion;
through Jesus Christe our Lorde. Amen.
The Epistle. Gal. vi.
YE see howe large
a letter I have written unto you with mine owne hande. As many as desyre
with outwarde apperaunce to please carnally, the same constraine you
to be circumcised, only lest they should suffre persecucion for the
crosse of Christ. For they themselves whiche are circumcised kepe not
the lawe; but desyre to have you circumcised, that they might rejoyce
in your flesh. God forbyd that I should rejoyce, but in the crosse of
our Lorde Jesu Christ, whereby the worlde is crucified unto me, and
I unto the world. For in Christ Jesu neither circumcision availeth any
thyng at all, nor uncircumcision; but a newe creature. And as many as
walke accordyng unto this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon
Israel that pertayneth to God. From henceforth, lette no man put me
to busines; for I beare in my body the markes of the Lorde Jesu. Brethren,
the grace of our Lorde Jesu Christ be with your spirite. Amen.
The Gospel Matt. vi.
NO manne can serve two Maisters, for either he shall hate the one, and love the other, or elles leane to the one, and despise the other: ye canne not serve God and Mammon. Therfore I saye unto you; be not carefull for your lyfe, what ye shall eate or dryncke: nor yet for your body, what raymente ye shall put on. Is not the life more worthe than meate? and the body more of value than rayment? Beholde the foules of the ayre, for they sowe not, neither do they reape, nor cary into the barnes; and your heavenly father fedeth them. Are ye not muche better than they? Whiche of you (by takyng carefull thought) can adde one cubite unto his stature? And why care ye for rayment: Consider the Lylies of the fielde how they growe. They laboure not; neither do they spynne. And yet I saye unto you, that even Salamon in al his royaltie, was not clothed like one of these. Wherfore, if god so clothe the grasse of the fielde (whiche though it stand to-day, is to-morrow caste into the fornace;) shall he not muche more do the same for you, O ye of litle fayth? Therfore, take no thought, saying; what shall we eate, or what shal we drinke, or wherwith shall we be clothed? after all these thynges do the Gentyles seke. For youre heavenlye father knoweth that ye have nede of all these thynges. But rather seeke ye first the kyngdome of god, and the righteousnes thereof, and all these thynges shalbe ministred unto you. Care not then for the morow, for the morow day shal care for itselfe: sufficient unto the daye is the travayle thereof.
The xvi Sonday.
¶ At the Communion.
Feci judicium. Psalm cxix.
DEALE with the thyng that is lawfull and right : O geve me not over
unto myne oppressoures.
we beseche thee, let thy continual pitie clense and defende thy congregacion;
and, because it cannot continue in safetie without thy succoure, preserve
it evermore by thy helpe and goodnes; through Jesus Christ our Lorde.
The Epistle. Ephes. iii.
I DESIRE that
you faint not because of my tribulacions that I suffre for your sakes;
whiche is youre praise. For this cause I bowe my knees unto the father
of our lorde Jesus Christe, whiche is father over al that is called
father in heaven and in yearth, that he would graunt you, accordyng
to the riches of his glorye, that ye maie be strengthed with might by
his spirite in the inner man; that Christ maye dwell in your heartes
by faythe, that ye beyng rooted and grounded in love, might be able
to comprehend with all saintes, what is the bredthe and length, depth
and height; and to know the excellent love of the knowlege of Christ,
that ye might be fulfilled with all fulnes, whiche commeth of God. Unto
him that is able to do exceadyng aboundantly above all that we aske
or thinke, according to the power that worketh in us, be praise in the
congregacion by Christ Jesus, throughoute al generacions from time to
The Gospel. Luke vii.
AND it fortuned, that Jesus went into a Citie called Naim [Nain], and many of his disciples went with him, and muche people. When he came nye to the gate of the citie, beholde there was a deade man caried out, whiche was the only sonne of his mother, and she was a wydow; and muche people of the citie was with her. And when the lorde sawe her, he had compassion on her, and sayed unto her; wepe not. And he came nye, and touched the coffyn, and they that bare him stode stil. And he saied; yong man, I say unto thee, aryse. And he that was dead, sate up, and began to speake. And he delivered hym to his mother. And there came a feare on them all. And they gave the glorye unto God, saying; A great prophet is rysen up among us, and God hathe visited his people. And this rumor of hym went foorth through out all Jewrye [=Judea], and throughout all the regions which lye round about.
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