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ord For the Epistle. Ja
that had eaten. Then those men, things! But they have not all obey-
in to supply so many as are here words unto the ends of the world. wanting. And if there be fewer, But I say, Did not Israel know? LORD OUR RIGHT the overplus may be omitted: Provi- First, Moses saith, I will provoke ded that this last Collect, Epistle, and you to jealousy by them that are NESS. Therefore, Gospel, shall always be used upon the no people, and by a foolish nation days come, saith the L I will anger you. But Esaias is Ts they shall no more sa Sunday next before Advent. very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that askBut to Israel he
d.liveth, who brought upt ad of Israel out of the land Ty/but, The Lord liveth, w ut up, and who led the se Israel out of er, house
Saint Andrew's Day.
ALMIGHTY God, who didst
ed not after me.
is country, and from a Apostle Saint Andrew, that he forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people. id whither I had drivent readily obeyed the calling of thy o-they shall dwell in their Son Jesus Christ, and followed him The Gospel. St. without delay; grant unto us all, HEN Jesus then that we, being called by thy, holy
The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 18. JESUS, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Si
eyes, and saw a word, may forthwith give up our-mon, called Peter, and Andrew his in pany come unto him, he selves obediently to fulfil thy holy brother, casting a net into the sea: r-Philip, Whence shall we commandments, through the same (for they were fishers.) us that these may eat! (Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen..
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and
The Epistle. Rom. x. 9.
he said to prove him; for of knew what he would do He answered him, Two
sny-worth of bread is ncts mouth the Lord Jesus, and shaft followed him. And going on from
nd for them, that every hath raised him from the dead, thou John his brother, in a ship with
believe in thine heart that God James' the son of Zebedee, and thence, he saw other two brethren,
's may take a little. One d diciples, Andrew, Simon id ther, saith unto him, The
alt be saved. For with the heart Zebedee their father, mending their man believeth unto righteousness, nets; and he called them. And made unto salvation. For the they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
e here, who hath five band with the mouth confession is
ut they among so many
d and two small fishes; Scripture saith, Whosoever believ, said, Make the men sit on him shall not be ashamed.
ne, there was much grass nd So the men sat down, to about five thousand. took the loaves, and whe given thanks, he distri disciples, and the disciples that were set down, and of the fishes, would. When they wer
Saint Thomas the Apostie.
For there is no difference between
O said unto his disciples shall they hear without a preacher? sight may never be reproved. Hear
ul the fragments that remai Iything be lost. There
And how shall they preach, except us, O Lord, through the same Jethey be sent? As it is written, sus Christ; to whom, with thee
d thered them together, How beautiful are the feet of them and the Holy Ghost, be all honour of the hve barley-loares and bring glad tidings of good Amen. twelve baskets with the that preach the Gospel of peace, and glory, now and for evermore.
imained over and above
The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 19. by faith behold the glory that shall NOW therefore ye are no more be revealed; and being filled with strangers and foreigners, but the Holy Ghost, may learn to love fellow-citizens with the saints, and and bless our persecutors, by the of the household of God; and are example of thy first martyr Saint built upon the foundation of the Stephen, who prayed for his mutApostles and Prophets, Jesus derers to thee, O blessed Jesus, Christ himself being the chief cor- who standest at the right hand of ner-stone; in whom all the build- God, to succour all those who suf ing, fitly framed together, groweth fer for thee, our only Mediator and unto an holy temple in the Lord, in Advocate. Amen. whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God, through the Spirit.
Then shall follow the Collect of the Nativity, which shall be said conti nually until New-Year's Eve. The Gospel. St. John xx. 24. For the Epistle. Acts vii, 55. TEPHEN, being full of the THOMAS, one of the twelve, ST called Didymus, was not with Holy Ghost, looked up steadthem when Jesus came. The other fastly into heaven, and saw the disciples therefore said unto him, glory of God, and Jesus standing We have seen the Lord. But he on the right hand of God; and said unto them, Except I shall see said, Behold, I see the heavens in his hands the print of the nails, opened, and the Son of man standand put my finger into the print ofing on the right hand of God. the nails, and thrust my hand into. Then they cried out with a loud his side, I will not believe. And voice, and stopped their ears, and after eight days, again his disciples ran upon him with one accord, and were within, and Thomas with cast him out of the city, and stoned them: Then came Jesus, the doors him: and the witnesses laid down being shut, and stood in the midst, their clothes at a young man's feet, and said, Peace be unto you. Then whose name was Sauf. And they said he to Thomas, Reach hither stoned Stephen, calling upon God, thy finger, and behold my hands; and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my and reach hither thy hand, and spirit. And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay thrust it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. And Tho- not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep. mas answered and said unto him, 'My Lord and my God. Jesus The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiii. 34. saith unto him, Thomas, because BEHOLD, I send unto you pro-s thou hast seen me, thou hast be- phets, and wise men, and lieved; blessed are they that have scribes; and some of them ye shall not seen, and yet have believed. kill and crucify; and some of them And many other signs truly did shall ye scourge in your syna Jesus in the presence of his disci-gogues, and persecute them from ples, which are not written in this city to city; that upon you may book. But these are written, that come all the righteous blood shed ye might believe that Jesus is the upon the earth, from the blood of Christ, the Son of God; and that righteous Abel, unto the blood of believing, ye might have life Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom through his name.
Saint Stephen's Day.
ye slew between the temple and the
GRANT, O Lord, that in all our lem, thou that killest the prophets,
sufferings here upon earth, for and stonest them which are sent the testimony of thy truth, we may unto thee; how often would I have steadfastly look up to heaven, and gathered thy children together,
by faith behold the gl'even as a hen gathereth her chick-ness. If we say that we have not re be revealed; and bez ens under her wings, and ye would sinned, we make him a liar and ut the Holy Ghost, may ka not! Behold, your house is left his Word is not in us.
d and bless our persecta
into you des late. For I say unto The Gospel. St. John xxi. 19.
For the Epistle. Ast
hy blessed Apostle and Evangelist Then went this saying abroad
ginning, which we have heard, things, and we know that his testiwhich we have seen with our eyes, mony is true. And there are also which we have looked upon, and many other things which Jesus did, our hands have handled of the the which, if they should be written Word of life; (for the life was every one, I suppose that even the anifested, and we have seen it, world itself could not contain the
stoned Stephen, calling and bear witness, and show untolbocks that should be written.
and saying, Lord Jesus
Holy Ghost, locks fastly into heaven, and glory of God, and Jas the right hand of said, Behold, I see the opened, and the Son of ing on the right hand e Then they cried out wa voice, and stopped ther ran upon him with one cast him out of the city, an him: and the witnesses their clothes at a young whose name was Saul
you that eternal life which was
spirit. And he kneeled with the Father, and was manifest
ed unto us;) that which we have seen and heard, declare we unto when he had said this, you, that ye also may have fellow
cried with a loud voice.
not this sin to their chart
The Gospel. BEHOLD, I send unte P. phets, and wise escribes; and some of the 1.kill and crucity; and sym id shall ve scourge in i-gogues, and persecute ve is city to city; that upen at come all the righteous t hejupon the earth, from tek at righteous Abel, unto the fe Zacharias, son of Barachis
The Innocents Day.
ALMIGHTY God, who out
altar. Verily I say unto these things shall come generation. O Jerusalem irlem, thou that killost the r and stonest them which yunto thee; how often wond
ship with us; and truly our fel-sucklings hast ordained strength,
ye slew between the templowship one with another, and the thousand, having his Father's name
blood of Jesus Christ his Son written in their foreheads. And I cleanseth us from all sin. If we heard a voice from heaven, as the say that we have no sin, we deceive voice of many waters, and as the ourselves, and the truth is not in us. voice of a great thunder: and I If we confess our sins, he is faithful heard the voice of harpers harping and just to forgive us our sins, and with their harps: and they sung as
gathered thy children to cleanse us from all unrighteous-lit were a new song before the
throne, and before the four beasts,sion in remembrance, may and the elders: and no man could forth our thankfulness unto the learn that song, but the hundred the same, by following the holy and forty and four thousand, which trine which he taught, through were redeemed from the earth. sus Christ our Lord. Amen.
These are they which were not de- For the Epistle. Acts ix. 1. filed with women, for they are vir- AND Saul, yet breathing o gins: are follow threatenings and slaught the Lamb whithersoever he goeth: against the disciples of the Lor these were redeemed from among went unto the High Priest, an men, being the first-fruits unto desired of him letters to Damascus God, and to the Lamb. And in to the synagogues, that if he found their mouth was found no guile; any of this way, whether they were for they are without fault before men or women, he might bring the throne of God. them bound unto Jerusalem. And The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 13. as he journeyed, he came near DaTHE angel of the Lord appear-mascus : and suddenly there shined eth to Joseph in a dream, say-round about him. a light from hea、 ing, Arise, and take the young ven. And he fell to the earth, and child and his mother, and flee into heard a voice saying unto him, Egypt, and be thou there until I Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou bring thee word; for Herod will me? And he said, Who art thou, seek the young child to destroy Lord? And the Lord said, I am him. When he arose, he took the Jesus whom thou persecutest: It young child and his mother by is hard for thee to kick against the night, and departed into Egypt; pricks. And he, trembling and and was there until the death of astonished, said, Lord, what wil Herod that might be fulfilled thou have me to do? And the Lord which was spoken of the Lord by said unto him, Arise, and go into the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt the city, and it shall be told the have I called my Son. Then what thou must do. And the men
Herod, when he saw that he was which Journeyed with him stood salem, a
mocked of the wise men, was ex- speechless, hearing a voice, but ceeding wroth, and sent forth, and seeing no man. And Saul arose
slew all the children that were in from the earth; and when his eyes Saul in
this is very
Bethlehem, and in all the coasts were opened, he saw no man: but thereof, from two years old and they led him by the hand, and under, according to the time which brought him into Damascus.
he had diligently inquired of the he was three days without siga St. Matt wise men. Then was fulfilled that and neither did eat nor drink. And aswered, and s
we ha and followed thee ve therefore? A
which was spoken by Jeremy the there was a certain disciple at Daprophet, saying, In Rama was mascus, named Ananias, and to there a voice heard, lamentation, him said the Lord in a vision, Anaand weeping, and great mourning, nias: And he said, Behold, I am Rachel weeping for her children, here, Lord. And the Lord said he, Verily and would not be comforted, be- unto him, Arise, and go into the cause they are not. street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for
ength, and ch deltat
ye which hav
in the regener
of man shall s
The Conversion of St. Paul.
one called Saul, of Tarsus:
GOD, who, through the preach-in a vision a man named Ananias, ing of the blessed Apostle Saint coming in, and putting his hand Paul, hast caused the light of the him, that he might receive his sight Gospel to shine throughout the Then Ananias answered, Lond, world; grant, we beseech thee, that have heard by many of this man, we, having his wonderful conver-how much evil he hath done to thy hundred fold,
glory, ye also
e thrones, jud
ibes of Israel.
thet hath forsa
rethren, or sisters
ther, or wife, or for my name's s
saints at Jerusalem: and here he many that are first shall be last, and
But the Lord said unto him, Go The Presentation of Christ in the
children of show
sion in remembrance,
fm how great things he must suf-
on him, said, Brother Saul, the Temple in substance of our flesh;
any of this way, whether t
men or women, he Lord (even Jesus, that appeared so we may be presented unto thee them bound unto Jerusal unto thee in the way as thou cam-with pure and clean hearts, by the
mascus: and suddenly the receive thy sight, and be filled with Lord. Amen..
For the Epistle. Mal. iii. 1. round and he fell o te had then fell from his eyes as it BEHOLD, I will send my mesbeen scales; and he received senger, and he shall prepare heard a voice saying sight forthwith, and arose, and was the way before me: and the Lord, Saul, Saul, would Wat baptized. when had re- ye seek, shall suddenly come why persecures Lord? And the Lord sued meat, he was strengthened. to his temple; even the messenger
Then was Saul certain days with of the covenant, whom ye delight Jesus whom thou perse the disciples which were at Da-in: behold, he shall come, saith
mascus. And straightway he the Lord of hosts. But we may
is hard for thee to kick g pricks. And he, trem
astonished, said, Lord, reached Christ in the synagogues, abide the day of his coming? and thou have me to do? And that he is the Son of God. But who shall stand when he appeareth?
all that heard him were amazed, for he is like a refiner's fire, and and said, Is not this he that de-like fuller's soap. And he shall
said unto him, Arise, and s the city, and it shall be
what thou must do. Anoyed them which called on this sit as a refiner and purifier of silwhich journeyed with hime in Jerusalem, and came hith-ver: and he shall purify the sons
er for that intent, that he might of Levi, and purge them as gold
speechless, hearing a seeing no man.
And Sing them bound unto the chief and silver, that they may offer unto
from the earth; and when Priests? But Saul increased the the Lord an offering in righteous
were opened, he saw no they led him by the ha
more in strength, and confounded ness. Then shall the offerings of
brought him into Damass Proving that this is very Christ.
there was a certain discip mascus, named Ananias him said the Lord in & S nias: And he said, Beh here, Lord. And the La
Jesus, Behold, we have for-ment; and I will be a swift witaken all, and followed thee; what ness against the sorcerers, and all we have therefore? And Je-against the adulterers, and against said unto them, Verily I say false swearers, and against those you, that ye which have fol- that oppress the hireling in his
street which is called Strain the Son of man shall sit in less, and that turn aside the stranunto him, Arise, and god me, in the regeneration, wagès, the widow, and the fatherinquire in the house of throne of his glory, ye also shall ger from his right, and fear not me, behold, he prayeth, and had twelve tribes of Israel. And
upon twelve thrones, judging saith the Lord of hosts.
one called Saul, of Tu
The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 22. one that hath forsaken AND when the days of her purior brethren, or sisters, grof Moseti vere accomplished, they to or lands, for my name's sake, brought nim to Jerusalem to pre receive an hundred fold, and sent him to the Lord, (as it is writ inherit everlasting life. Butiten in the law of the Lord, Every
in a vision a man named coming in, and putting his him, that he might receive Then Ananias answered have heard by many of ow much evil he hath done