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will, through the same thy Son Je-them. And when eight days were sus Christ our Lord. Amen. accomplished for the circumcising The Epistle, Rom. iv. 8. of the child, his name was called BLESSED is the man to whom JESUS, which was so named of the Lord will not impute sin. the angel before he was conceived Cometh this blessedness then upon in the womb. the circumcision only, or upon the 1 The same Collect, Epistle, and Gorful in the days

Teras born in Beth

every after

pel shall serve
unto the Epiphany.

teling, behold, there
from the east to
2ging, Where is he c
King of the Jews? for
his star in the east,

we say, that faith was reckoned to Abraham! for righteousness. How was it The Epiphany, or the Manifesta then reckoned? when he was in tion of Christ to the Gentiles. circumcision, or in uncircumcision? The Collect. Not in circumcision, but in uncir- GOD, who by the leading of a cumcision. And he received the sign of circumcision, a seal of the begotten Son to the Gentiles; mer righteousness of the faith which he cifully grant that we, who know

me to worship him.

as troubled, and

had, yet being uncircumcised; that thee now by faith, may after this him. And when he might be the father of all them life have the fruition of thy glorious the chief priests

Amen.

the people together,
de of them where Christ
And they said un-
Bethlehem of Judes:
written by the Pro-

that believe, though they be not Godhead, through Jesus Christ our
circumcised; that righteousness Lord.
might be imputed unto them also:
And the father of circumcision to
them who are not of the circum-
cision only, but also walk in the Gentiles; if ye have heard of the

The Epistle. Ephes. iii, 1.
OR this cause, I Paul, the pri
soner of Jesus Christ for you

thon Bethlehem in the s

steps of that faith of our father dispensation of the grace of God, art not the least

races of Juda, for out

Abraham, which he had, being which is given me to you-ward:

yet uncircumcised. For the pro-How that by revelation he made me a Governor that t nise, that he should be the heir of known unto me the mystery (as I people Israel. Then

he had privily called

the world, was not to Abraham, or wrote afore in few words, whereby,

to his seed, through the law, but when ye read, ye may understand quired of them dilithrough the righteousness of faith.my knowledge in the mystery of me the star appeared. For if they which are of the law be Christ) which in other ages was them to Bethlehem, heirs, faith is made void, and the not made known unto the sons of and search diligently men, as it is now revealed unto his child, and when ye holy Apostles and Prophets by them, bring me word

promise made of none effect.

The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 15.

ND it came to pass, as the an-Spirit; that the Gentiles should be may come and worΑ' them into heaven, the shepherds and partakers of his promise in they departed; and Igels were gone away from fellow-heirs, and of the same body, When they had said one to another, Let us now go Christ, by the Gospel: whereof rich they saw in the

re them, till it came

thing which is come to pass, which the gift of the grace of God, given er where the young

even unto Bethlehem, and see this was made a minister, according to

they saw the

the Lord hath made known unto us, unto me by the effectual working of And they came with haste, and his power. Unto me, who am less

And when they were the house, they

found Mary and Joseph, and the than the least of all saints, is thed with exceeding

saw the

babe lying in a manger. And grace given, that I should preach

when they had seen it, they made among the Gentiles the unsearch-th Mary his mother, known abroad the saying which able riches of Christ; and to make and worshipped him:

had opened him

presented unto him

was told them concerning this child. all men see what is the fellowship they And all they that heard it wondered the mystery, from the be

by the shepherds. But Mary kept in God, who created all things by being warned of God at those things which were told them ginning of the world hath been hid and frankincense, and all these things, and pondered them Jesus Christ: to the intent that that they should not in her heart. And the shepherds now unto the principalities and rod, they departed

country another

returned, glorifying and praising powers in heavenly places night be God for all the things that they nad known, by the Church, the man heard and seen, as it was told unto fold wisdom of God, according to

Star didst manifest thy only the king had heard

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the eternal purpose which he pur-The first Sunday after the Epiposed in Christ Jesus our Lord; in dant whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of 2 him.

phẳng. The Collect.

LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both per

The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 1. WHEN Jesus was born in Beth-ceive and know what things they lehem of Judea, in the days ought to do, and also may have of Herod the king, behold, there grace and power faithfully to fulcame wise men from the east to fil the same, through Jesus Christ Jerusalem, saying, Where is he our Lord. Amen.

that is born King of the Jews? for The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1. we have seen his star in the east, BESEECH you therefore, breand are come to worship him. thren, by the mercies of God, When Herod the king had heard that ye present your bodies a livthese things, he was troubled, and ing sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto wall Jerusalem with him. And when God, which is your reasonable serhe had gathered all the chief priests vice. And be not conformed to and scribes of the people together, this world; but be ye transformed Che demanded of them where Christ by the renewing of your mind, that should be born. And they said un-ye may prove what is that good, to him, in Bethlehem of Judea: and acceptable, and perfect will of For thus it is written by the Pro-God. For I say, through the grace phet, And thou Bethlehem in the given unto me, to every man that land of Juda, art not the least is among you, not to think of himamong the princes of Juda, for out self more highly than he ought to of thee shall come a Governor that think, but to think soberly, accorde shall rule my people Israel. Then ing as God hath dealt to every man ster Herod, when he had privily called the measure of faith. For as we the wise men, inquired of them dili- have many members in one body, gently what time the star appeared. and all members have not the same And he sent them to Bethlehem, office; so we, being many, are one and said, Go, and search diligently body in Christ, and every one memfor the young child, and when ye bers one of another. have found him, bring me word The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 41. again, that I may come and wor- NOW his parents went to Jeruship him also. When they had salem every year at the feast heard the king, they departed; and of the passover. And when he was lo, the star which they saw in the twelve years old, they went up to east went before them, till it came Jerusalem, after the custom of the and stood over where the young feast. And when they had fulfilled child was. When they saw the the days, as they returned, the star, they rejoiced with exceeding child Jesus tarried behind in Jerugreat joy. And when they were salem; and Joseph and his mother come into the house, they saw the knew not of it. But they, supposing Young child with Mary his mother, him to have been in the company, and fell down and worshipped him: went a day's journey, and they And when they had opened their sought him among their kinsfolk treasures, they presented unto him and acquaintance. And when they gifts; gold, and frankincense, and found him not, they turned back myrrh. And being warned of God again to Jerusalem, seeking him. in a dream, that they should not And it came to pass, that after three return to Herod, they departed days they found him in the temple, into their own country another sitting in the midst of the doctors, 'both hearing them, and asking them

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questions. And all that heard him curse not. Rejoice with them that were astonished at his understand- do rejoice, and weep with them that ing and answers. And when they weep. Be of the same mind one saw him, they were amazed: and towards another. Mind not high his mother said unto him, Son, things, but condescend to men of why hast thou thus dealt with us? low estate. behold, thy father and I have sought The Gospel. St. John ii. 1. thee sorrowing. And he said unto AND the third day there was a them, How is it that ye sought me? marriage in of Galilee, wist ye not that I must be about and the mother of Jesus was there. my Father's business? And they And both Jesus was called, and his understood not the saying which disciples, to the marriage. And he spake unto them. And he went when they wanted wine, the mother down with them, and came to Na- of Jesus saith unto him, They have zareth, and was subject unto them: no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Wo Beat overcome but his mother kept all these say-man, what have I to do with thee? creased in wisdom, and stature, mother saith unto the servants, come down from ings in her heart. And Jesus in- mine hour is not yet come. His Whatsoever he saith unto you, do tontitudes it. And there were set there sixth dad behold, there water-pots of stone, after the man in workupped him.

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ard in favour with God and man.

The second Sunday after the Epi-ner of the purifying of the Jews, i tou wilt, thou containing two or three firkins a ne clean. And Jesas piece. Jesus saith unto them, Fills and, and touched

phang. The Collect.

gill, be thou clean.

dat Jesus saith unto

God, who dost govern all they filled them up to the brim.tely his leprosy was.. cifully hear the supplications of thy now, and bear unto the governor no man, but go

things in heaven and earth; mer-Aud he saith unto them, Draw out

a

trself to the priest,

it that Moses con

people, and grant us thy peace all of the feast. And they bare it
the days of our life, through Jesus When the ruler of the feast had
Christ our Lord. Amen.
tasted the water that was made
The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6. wine, and knew not whence it was
HAVING then gifts, differing ac- (but the servants which drew the
cording to the grace that is water knew) the governor of the
given to us, whether prophecy, let feast called the bridegroom, and
us prophesy according to the pro- saith unto him, Every man at the
portion of faith; or ministry, let beginning doth set forth good wine,
us wait on our ministering; or he and when men have well drunk,
that teacheth, on teaching; or he then that which is worse: but thou
that exhorteth, on exhortation: he hast kept the good wine until now.
that giveth, let him do it with sim- This beginning of miracles did Je
plicity; he that ruleth, with difi-sus in Cana of Galilee, and mani-
gence; he that showeth mercy, fested forth his glory, and his dis-
with cheerfulness. Let love be ciples believed on him.
without dissimulation. Abhor that)

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which is evil, cleave to that which The third Sunday after the Ep and he goeth; and

Come, and he cometh;

phang.

an, Do this, and he

The Collect.

is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another:

not slothful in business; fervent in ALMIGHTY and everlasting Jesus heard it, hel

our

upon

God, mercifully look

spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing infirmities, and in all our dangers
in hope; patient in tribulation;
continuing instant in prayer; dis and necessities stretch forth thy
tributing to the necessity of saints;
right hand to help and defend us,

given to hospitality. Bless them through Jesus Christ our Lord all come from the east

Amen

ad shall sit down with Isaac, and Jacob, in

which persecute you; bless, and

thority, having solme: and I say unto

ad said to them that enly I say unto you,

d so

great faith, no And I say

unto you,

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16.

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[the kingdom of heaven: But the not wise in your own con- children of the kingdom shall be ceits. Recompense to no man cast out into outer darkness; there devil for evil. Provide things honest shall be weeping and gnashing of in the sight of all men. If it be pos- teeth. And Jesus said unto the sible, as much as lieth in you, live Centurion, Go thy way, and as peaceably with all men. Dearly thou hast believed, so be it done here beloved, avenge not yourselves, but unto thee. And his servant was of a rather give place unto wrath; for healed in the self-same hour. W25 it is written, Vengeance is mine;

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ith the

to

I will repay, saith the Lord. There- The fourth Sunday after the Epi refore, if thine enemy hunger, feed then him; if he thirst, give him drink: They for in so doing thou shalt heap coals

phang. The Collect.

GOD, who knowest us to be of fire on his head. Be not overcome get in the midst of so many and of evil, but overcome evil with good. great dangers, that by reason of the The Gospel. St. Matt. vii. 1. frailty of our nature we cannot al WHEN he was come down from ways stand upright; grant to us the mountain, great multitudes such strength and protection, as followed him. And behold, there may support us in all dangers, and came a leper and worshipped him, carry us through all temptations, the saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou through Jesus Christ our Lord. fi canst make me clean. And Jesus Amen.

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put forth his hand, and touched
him, saying, I will, be thou clean.

The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1.

the

ET every soul be subject unto And immediately his leprosy was the higher powers; for there cleansed. And Jesus saith unto is no power but of God: the powers go him, See thou tell no man, but go that be are ordained of God. Who

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thy way, show thyself to the priest, soever, therefore, resisteth the and offer the gift that Moses com-power, resisteth the ordinance of manded for a testimony unto them. God: and they that resist shall reAnd when Jesus was entered into ceive to themselves damnation. For dre Capernaum, there came unto him rulers are not a terror to good Centurion, beseeching him, and works, but to the evil. Wilt thou saying, Lord, my servant lieth at then not be afraid of the power? home sick of the palsy, grievously do that which is good, and thou tormented. And Jesus saith unto shalt have praise of the same: for him, I will come and heal him. he is the minister of God to thee for The Centurion answered and said, good. But if thou do that which is Lord, I am not worthy that thoa evil, be afraid; for he beareth not shouldest come under my roof; but the sword in vain: for he is the speak the word only, and my ser-minister of God, a revenger to exevant shall be healed. For I am a cute wrath upon him that doeth man under authority, having sol-evil. Wherefore ye must needs be diers under me and I say unto subject, not only for wrath, but also this man, Go, and he goeth; and for conscience sake. For this to another, Come, and he cometh; cause pay ye tribute also; for they and to my servant, Do this, and he are God's ministers, attending condoeth it. When Jesus heard it, he tinually upon this very thing. Renmarvelled, and said to them that der, therefore, to all their dues; followed, Verily I say unto you, I tribute to whom tribute is due, cushave not found so great faith, no tom to whom custom, fear to whom not in Israel. And I say unto you, fear, honour to whom honour. that many shall come from the east The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23. and west, and shall sit down with AND when he was entered into Isaac, and Jacob, in

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him. And behold, there arose al The Epistle. Col. iii. 12. great tempest in the sea, insomuch PUT on therefore (as the elec that the ship was covered with the of God, holy and beloved waves; but he was asleep. And bowels of mercies, kindness, hum his disciples came to him, and bleness of mind, meekness, long awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, suffering; forbearing one another we perish. And he saith unto them, and forgiving one another, if any Why are ye fearful, O ye of little man have a quarrel against any faith? Then he arose, and rebuked even as Christ forgave you, so alsó the winds and the sea, and there do ye. And, above all these things, was a great calm. But the men put on Charity, which is the bond marvelled, saying, What manner of perfectness. And let the peace of man is this, that even the winds of God rule in your hearts, to the and the sea obey him? And when which also ye are called in one he was come to the other side, into body; and be ye thankful. Let the the country of the Gergesenes, word of Christ dwell in you richly there met him two possessed with in all wisdom; teaching and admo devils, coming out of the tombs, ex-nishing one another in psalms, and ceeding fierce, so that no man might hymns, and spiritual songs; sing. pass by that way. And behold, ing with grace in your hearts to the they cried out, saying, What have Lord. And whatsoever ye do in; we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son word or deed, do all in the name of of God? art thou come hither to the Lord Jesus; giving thanks to torment us before the time? And God and the Father by him. there was a good way off from them The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 24. an herd of many swine, feeding. in him poIf thou cast us out, suffer us to go good seed in his field. But while mitteth sin, trans away into the herd of swine. And men slept, his enemy came and

at because it knew Boved, now are we o

and it doth not hat we shall be: but g when he shall ap all be like him; for we abe And every

ed unto a man which sowe, even as he is pure

the law, for sin is the

So the

he said unto them, Go. And when sowed tares among the wheat, and the law. And ye

asdf for devil, and s of Gandh

hope,

upon the hope of thy heavenly grace, may evermore be defended by thy mighty power, through Je

be liveth and t

are God, world with

was manifested to

sins; and in him

whosoever sinneth P

they were come out, they went into went his way. But when the blade the herd of swine; and behold, the was sprung up, and brought forth

children, let no man

whole herd of swine ran violently fruit, then appeared the tares also ever abideth in him t And came and said unto him, Sir, didst, neither known

be that doeth right

down a steep place into the sea, So the servants of the householde
and perished in the waters.
they that kept them fled, and went not thou sow good seed in thy field?
their ways into the city, and told from whence then hath it tares

He that committeth sin

a

every thing, and what was befallen He said unto them, An enemy hatheus, even as he is

a of God was manifest

to the possessed of the devils. And done this. The servants said unto

behold, the whole city came out to him, Wilt thou then that we go and the de il sinneth meet Jesus; and when they saw gather them up? But he said, Naying For this pur

him, they besought him, that he lest, while ye gather up the tares, would depart out of their coasts.

phản.

The Collect.
GOD, whose blessed Son wat
that he might de

John L het manner of love s heath bestowed upon's uld be called the a therefore the world

ye root up also the wheat with might destroy the works

them. Let both grow togethe

The fifth Sunday after the Epi-of harvest I will say to the reapers, man shall say ununtil the harvest; and in the time. Matt. xxiv. 23. Gather ye together first the tares, here is Christ, or and bind them in bundles to burn it not. For there

phăng.
The Collect.

LORD, we beseech thee to them; but gather the wheat into
keep thy Church and House-my barn.

e Christs and false all show great signs insomuch that (if

gion, that they who do lean only The sixth Sunday after the Eple) they shall de

hoid continually in thy true reli

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y unto you, Behold,

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