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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. Amen.
THE EPISTLE. 2 Cor. 4. 1.
seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;
But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in
craftiness, 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 Gospel 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 the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
THE GOSPEL. S. Matthew 9.9.
as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting
at the receipt of custom: 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 unto his
disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when
Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a
physician, 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.
The Calling of St. Matthew Carravaggio 1600
119, Pt 9
O LORD, thou hast dealt graciously
with thy servant : according unto thy word.
66. O learn me true understanding and knowledge : for I have believed
67. Before I was troubled, I went wrong : but now have I kept thy word.
68. Thou art good and gracious : O teach me thy statutes.
69. The proud have imagined a lie against me : but I will keep thy
commandments with my whole heart.
70. Their heart is as fat as brawn : but my delight hath been in thy
71. It is good for me that I have been in trouble : that I may learn thy
72. The law of thy mouth is dearer unto me : than thousands of gold and
Ps 119, Pt 12
O LORD, thy word : endureth for
ever in heaven.
90. Thy truth also remaineth from one generation to another : thou hast
laid the foundation of the earth, and it abideth.
91. They continue this day according to thine ordinance : for all things
92. If my delight had not been in thy law : I should have perished in my
93. I will never forget thy commandments : for with them thou hast
94. I am thine, O save me : for I have sought thy commandments.
95. The ungodly laid wait for me to destroy me : but I will consider thy
96. I see that all things come to an end : but thy commandment is