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The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 15. heavenly places might be known, by the AND it came to pass, as the angels
Church, the manifold wisdom of God, were gone away from them into
according to the eternal purpose which heaven, the shepherds said one to ano
he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord; ther, Let us now gu even unto Bethle
in whom we have boldness and access hem, and see this thing which is come
with confidence by the faith of him. to pass, which the Lord hath made T'he Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 1. known unto us. And they came with
W HEN Jesus was born in Bethle. baste, and found Mary and Joseph, and
hem of Judea, in the days of the babe lying in a manger. And when
Herod the king, beholl, there camo they had seen it, they made known
wise men from the east to Jerusalem, abroad the saying which was told them
saying, Where is he that is bom King concerning this child. And all they of the Jews ? for we have seen his star that heard it wondered at those things
in the east, and are come to worship which were told them by the shepherds.
him. When Herod the king had heard But Mary kept all these things, and
these things, he was troubled, and all pondered then in her heart. And the
Jerusalem with him. And when he had shepherds returned, glorifying and prais.
gathered all the chief priests and scribes ing God for all the things that they had
of the people together, he demanded of heard and seen, as it was told unto
them where Christ should be born. them. And when eight days were ac.
And they said unto him, In Bethlehema complished for the circumcising of the
of Judea : For thus it is written by the child, his name was called JESUS,
prophet, And thou Bethlehem in the which was so named of the angel before land of Juda, art not the least among he was conceived in the womb.
the princes of Juda; for out of thee I The same Collect, Epistle, and Gos shall come a Governor that shall rule pel shall serve for every day after, unto my people Israel. Then Herod, when the Epiphang
he had privily called the wise men, in
quired of them diligently what time the The Epiphany, or the Manyestation of star appeared. And he sent them to Christ to the Gentiles.
Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search The Collect.
diligently for the young child, and when
ye have found him, bring me word n GOD, who by the leading of a Star
again, that I may come and worship didst manifest thy only begotten him also When they had heard the Son to the Gentiles; mercifully grant king, they departed; and lo, the star that we, who know thee now by faith,
which they saw in the east went before may after this life have the fruition of
them, till it came and stood over where thy glorious Godhead, through Jesus
the young child was. When they saw Christ our Lord. Amen.
the star, they rejoiced with exceeding The Epistle. Ephes. iii. I. great joy. And when they were come TOR this cause, I Paul, the prisoner
into the house, they saw the youmg T of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles: if
child with Mary his mother, and fell ye have heard of the dispensation of the
down and worshipped him: And when grace of God, which is given me to you
they had opened their treasures, they ward: How that by revelation he marle
presented unto him gifts gold, and known unto me the mystery (as I wrote
frankincense, and myrrh And being afore in few words, whereby, when ye
warned of God in a dream, that they read, ye may understand my knowledge
should not return to Herod, they de in the mystery of Christ) which in other
parted into their own country another ages was not made known unto the sons
way. of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy Apostles and Prophets by the Spi.
The first Sunday after the Epiphany. rit; that the Gentiles should be fellow.
The Collect heirs, and of the same body, and par. takers of his promise in Christ. by the
LORD, we beseech thee mercifully Gospel: whereof I was made a minis.
to receive the prayers of thy people ter, according to the gift of the grace
who call upon thee; and grant that they of God, given unto me by the effectual
may both perceive and know what things working of his power
they ought to do, and also may have
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this
grace and power faithfully to fulfil the grace given, that ) should preach among
same, through Jesus Christ our Lord. The Gentiles the unsearchable riches of
Amen. Christ; and to make all men see what
The Epistle. Rom. h.. is the fellowship of the mystery, which IT BESEECH you therefore, breth from the beginning of the world hath ren, by the mercies of God, that yo heen hid in God, who created all things present your bodies a living sacrifice, by Jesus Christ : to the intent that now holy, acceptable unto God, which is onto the principalities and powers in your reasonable service. And be nos
Conformed to this world; but be ye ty; he that ruleth, with diligence ; he transformed by the renewing of your that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness, mind, that ye may prove what is that Let love be without dissimulation. Ab. good, and acceptable, and perfect will of hor that which is evil, cleave to that God. For I say, through the grace given which is good. Be kindly affectioned unto me, to every man that is among one to another with brotherly love, in you, not to think of himself more highly I
honour preferring one another : not than he ought to think, but to think so. slothful in business ; fervent in spirit; berly, according as God hath dealt to serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope; every man the measure of faith. For as patient in tribulation; continuing inwe have many members in one body, and stant in prayer; distributing to the ne. all members have not the same office; cessity of saints; given to hospitality 10 we, being many, are one body in Bless them which persecute you ; bless Christ, and every one members one of and curse not. Rejoice with them that another.
do rejoice, and weep with them that The Gospel. St Luke ii. 41. weep. Be of the same mind one to.
wards another. Mind not high things, NOW his parents went to Jerusalem
but condescend to men of low estate, every year at the feast of the pass. over. And when he was twelve years The Gospel. St. John ii. 1, old, they went up to Jerusalem, after
AND the third day there was a mar the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned,
h riage in Cana of Galilee, and the
mother of Jesus was there. And both the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusa
Jesus was called, and his disciples, to lem; and Joseph and his mother knew
the marriage. And when they want. not of it. But they, supposing him to
ed wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto have been in the company, went a day's
him, They have no wine. Jesus saith joumey, and they sought him among
unto her, Woman, what have I to do their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And
with thee? mine hour is not yet come. when they found him not, they turned
His mother saith unto the servants, back again to Jerusalem, seeking him
Whatsoever he saitli unto you, do it, And it came to pass, that after three days
And there were set there six water-pots they found him in the temple, sitting in
of stone, after the manner of the purifythe midst of the doctors, both hearing
ing of the Jews, containing two or three them, and asking them questions. And
firkins a-piece. all that beard him were astonished at his
Jesus saith unto them,
Fill the water-pots with water. And understanding and answers. And when
they filled them up to the brim. And ho they saw him they were amazed : and
saith unto them, Draw out now, anal his mother said unto him, Son, why hast
bear unto the governor of the feast. And tbou thus dealt with us ? behold, thy
they bare it. When the ruler of the father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
feast had tasted the water that was And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me ? wist ye not that I must
made wine, and knew not whence it was
(but the servants which drew the water be about my Father's business? And
knew) the governor of the feast called they understood not the saying which
the bridegroom, and saith unto him, be spake unto them. And he went down
Every man at the beginning doth set with them, and came to Nazareth, and
forth good wine, and when men have was subject unto them: but his mother
well drunk, then that which is worse : kept all these sayings in her heart. And
but thou hast kept the good wine until Jesus increased in wisdom, and stature,
now. This beginning of miracles did and in favour with God and man.
Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested
forth his glory, and his disciples be. The second Sunday after the Epiphany.
lieved on him. The Collect. ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, 61 who dost govern all things in hea.
The third Sunday after the Epiphany. ven and earth, inercifully hear the sup
The Collect. plications of hy people, and grant us
ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, ihy peace all the days of our life, through
A mercifully look upon our infirmi. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ties, and in all our dangers and necessi. The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6. ties stretch forth thy right hand to help
and defend us, through Jesus Christ our SAVING then gifts, differing ac.
Lord. 1 cording to the grace that is given
Amen. to us, whether prophecy, let us prophe
The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. sy according to the proportion of faith; IDE not wise in your own concelts, or ministry, let us wait on our minister. D Recompense to no man evil for evil. ing; or he that teacheth, on teaching ; Provide things honest in the sight of al or he that exhorteth, on exhortation : hemen. If it be possible, as much as lieth that giveth, let him do it with simplici-l in you, live peaceably with all mer
Dearly beloved, arenge not yourselves, are ordained of God. Whosoever, there but rather give place unto wrath ; for it fore, resisteth the power, resisteth the is written, Vengeance is mine; I will ordinance of God and they that resist, repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if shall receive to themselves damnation. thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he For rulers are not a terror to good works, thirst, give him drink; for in 10 doing but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. afraid of the power ? do that which is Be not overcome of evil, but overcome good, and thou shalt have praise of the evil with good
same : for he is the minister of God to
thee for good. But if thou do that which The Gospel St. Matt. viit. 1.
is evil, be afraid, for he beareth not the VHEN he was come down from sword in vain : for he is the minister of
V the mountain, great multitudes God, a revenger to execute wrath upon followed him. And behold, there came him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye a leper and worshipped him, saying, must needs be subject, not only for Lord, if thou wilt. thou canst make me wrath, but also for conscience' sake. clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, For, for this cause pay ye tribute also; and touched him, saying, I will, be thou fra they are God's ministers, attending clean Anil immediately his leprosy continually upon this very thing Ren was cleansed And Jesus saith unto der, therefore, to all their dues; tribute him, See thou tell no man, but go thy to whom tribute is due, custom to whom way, show thyself to the priest, and custom, fear to whom fear, honour lo offer the gift that Moses commanded whom honour for a testimony unto them. And when
The Gospel St. Matt viñ. ? Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a Centurion, beseeching
AND when he was entered into a him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth
A ship, his disciples followed him. at home sick of the palsy, grievously
And behold, there arose a great tempest tormented. And Jesus saith unto him,
in the sea, insomuch that the ship was I will come and heal him. The Centu
covered with the waves; but he was rion answered and said, Lord, I am not
asleep. And his disciples came to him, worthy that thou shouldest come under
and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, my roof; but speak the word only, and we perish And he saith mito them, my servunt shall be healed. For I am a
Why are ye fearful, Oye or little faith? an under authority, having soldiers
Then he arose, and rebuked the winds under me: and I say unto this man, Go,
and the sea, and there was a great calm. and he goeth; and to another, Come, But the men marvelled, saying, What and he cometh ; and to my servant, Do
manner of man is this, the even the this, and he cloeth it. When Jesus winds and the sea obey him ? And what heard .t, he marvelled, and said to them he was come to the other side, into the that followerl, Verily I say unto you, I country of the Gergesenes, there nyet him have not found so great faith, no not in
two possessed with devils, coming out of Israel And I say unto you, that many
the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no suall come from the east and west, and
man might pass by that way. And be. shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac,
hold, they cried out, saying, What have and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:
we to do with thee, Jesus, thon Son of But the children of the kingdom shall be
God ? art thou come hither to torment cast out into outer darkness; there shall
us before the time? And there was a be weeping and gnashing of teeth And good way off from them an herd of maJesus said unto the Centurion, Go thy ny swine, eeding. So the devils beway, and as thou hast believed, so be it
sought him, saying. If thou cast us out, done unto thee. And his servant was
suffer us to go away into the herd of healed in the self-same hour.
swine. And he said unto them, Go,
And when they were come out, they The fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.
went into the herd of swinc ; and be.
hold, the whole herd of swine ran vioThe Collect.
lently down a steep place into the sea, and GOD, who knowest us to be set
perished in the waters. And they that in the midst of so many and great kept them Aed, and went their ways into dangers, that by reason of the frailty of
the city, and told every thing, and what uur nature we cannot always stand up
was befallen to the possessed of the de. right; grant to us such strength and
vils. And behold, the whole city camo protection, as may support us in all
out to meet Jesus; and when they saw dangers, and carry us through all temp
him, they besought him, that he would tations, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
depart out of their coasts. Amen
The Epistle. Rom. xill. I. The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. T ET every soul be subject unto the
The Collect U higher powers; for there is non LORD, we beseech thee to keep power but of Gud; the powers that be luthy Church and Houschold co
timally in thy true religion, that they | we should be called the sons of God; who do lean only upon the hope of thy therefore the world knoweth us not, bo heavenly grace, may evermore be decause it knew him not. Beloved, now fended by thy mighty power, through are we the sons of God; and it doth not Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
yet appear what we shall be: but we The Epistle. Col. iii. 12. know, that when he shall appear, we
shall be like him ; for we shall see him as DUT on therefore (as the elect of
he is. And every man that hath this hope I God, holy and beloved) bowels of
in him purifieth himself, even as he is mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind,
pure. Whosoever committeth sin, transmeekness, long-suffering ; forbearing
gresseth also the law; for sin is the one another, and forgiving one another,
Transgression of the law. And ye know if any man have a quarrel against any;
that he was manifested to take away our even as Christ forgave you, so also do
sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever ye. And, above all these things, put on
a bideth in him, sinneth not; whosoever Charity, which is the bond of perfect.
sinneth, hath not seen him, neither ness. And let the peace of God rule in
known him. Little children, let no man your hearts, to the which also ye are
deceive you : be that doeth righteousness called in one body; and be ye thankful.
is righteous, even as he is righteous. He Let the word of Christ dwell in you rich.
that commilleth sin is of the devil; for ly in all wisdom ; teaching and admon
the devil sinneth from the beginning. ishing one another in psalms and hymns,
For this purpose the Son of God was and spiritual songs; singing with grace
manifested, that he might destroy the in your hearts to the Lord. And what.
works of the devil. soever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus ; giving The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiv. 23. thanks to God and the Father by him.
THEN if any man shall say unto The Gospel. St. Mall. xiii. 24.
1 you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; THE kingdom of heaven is likened believe it not. For there shall arise false
I unto a man which sowed good seed Christs and false prophets, and shall in his field. But while men slept, his show great signs and wonders ; insoenemy came and sowed tares among the much that (if it were possible) they shall wheat, and went his way. But when deceive the very elect. Behold, I have the blade was sprung up, and brought told you before. Wherefore, if they forth fruit, then appeared the cares also. shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the So the servants of the householder came
desert; go not forth : bebold he is in and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou
the secret chambers; believe it not. sow good seed in thy field ? from whence
For as the lightning cometh out of the then hath it tares ? He said unto them, east, and shineth even unto the west ; so An enemy hath done this. The ser shall also the coming of the Son of man vants said unto him, Wilt thou then that be. For wheresoever the carcase is, we go and gather them up ? But he said, there will the eagles be gathered toge. Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ther. Immediately after the tribulation ye root up also the wheat with them of those days, shall the sun be darkened, Let both grow together until the har. and the moon shall not give her light, vest; and in the time of harvest I will and the stars shall fall from heaven, and xay to the reapers, Gather ye together the powers of the heavens shall be shafirst the tares, and bind them in bundles ken. And then shall appear the sign of to burn them ; but gather the wheat into the Son of man in heaven; and then my barn.
shall all the tribes of the earth mourn,
and they shall see the Son of man com The sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, ing in the clouds of heaven, with power The Collect.
and great glory. And he shall send his GOD, whose blessed Son was man.
angels with a great sound of a trumpet, ifested that he might destroy the
and they shall gather together his elect works of the devil, and make us the sons
from the four winds, from one end of of God, and heirs of eternal life ; grant
heaven to the other. us, we beseech thee, that having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as
The Sunday called Septuagesima, or the be is pure; that when he shall appear
third Sunday before Lent. again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal
The Collect. and glorious kingdom; where, with
n LORD, we beseech thee favourably thee, Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost,
U to hear the prayers of thy people, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God,
that we, who are justly punished for our world without end. Amen.
offences, may be mercifully delivered by The Epistle. John iii. ).
thy goodness, for the glory of thy name, DEHOLD what manner of love the through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who P Father hath bestowed upon us, that liveth and reigneth with thçe and tha
Holy Ghost, ever one Cod, world with do; mercifully grant that by thy power out end. Amen.
we may be defended against all adversi The Epistle. 1 Cor. ix. 24. ty, through Jesus Christ our Lord
Amen. T NOW ye not, that they which run I in a race, run all, but one receiveth The Epistle. 2 Cor. xi. 19. the prize ? So run, that ye may obtain. VE suffer fools gladly, seeing ye And every man that striveth for the mas
1 yourselves are wise. For ye suffer tery, is temperate in all things. Now if a man bring you into bondage, if a they do it to obtain a corruptible crown,
man devour you, if a man take of you, but we an incorruptible. I therefore
if a man exalt himself, if a man smite so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I,
you on the face. I speak as concerning not as one that beateth the air : But I
reproach, as though we had been weak: keep under my body, and bring it into how beit, whereinsoever any is bold, (I subjection, lest that by any means, speak foolishly) I am bold also. Are when I have preached to others, I my they Hebrews ? so am l: are they Isself should be a cast-away.
raelites ? so am I: are they the seed of The Gospel St. Matt. II. I Abraham ? so am I: are they ministers He kingdom of heaven is like unto of Christ? (I speak as a fool) am I a man that is an householder, which more : In labours more abundant ; in went out early in the morning to hire la. stripes above measure ; in prisons more bourers into his vineyard. And when frequent; in deaths oft. Or the Jews he had agreed with the labourers for a five times received I forty stripes save penny a day, he sent them into his vine one; thrice was I beaten with rods; yard. And he went out about the third once was I stoned; thrice I suffered hour, and saw others standing idle in the shipwreck ; a night and a day I have market-place, and said unto them, Go ye been in the deep ; in journeyings often; also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is in perils of waters; in perils of robbers; right I will give you. And they went in perils by mine own countrymen; in their way. Again he went out about the perils by the heathen; in perils in the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. city ; in perils in the wilderness; in And about the eleventh hour he went I perils in the sea ; in perils among false out, and found others standing idle, and brethren; in weariness and painful. saith unto them, Why stand ye here ness; in watchings often; in hunger and all the day idle ? They say unto him, thirst; in fastings often; in cold and Because no man hath hired us. He nakedness; besides those things that saith unto them, Go ye also into the are without, that which cometh upon vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that me daily, the care of all the Churches shall ye receive. So when even was Who is weak, and I am not weak ? who come, the lord of the vineyard saith un is offended, and I burn not? If I must to his steward, Call the labourers, and needs glory, I will glory of the things give them their hire, beginning from the which concern mine infirmities. The God last unto the first. And when they and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, came, that were hired about the eleventh which is blessed for evermore, knowetb hour, they received every man a penny. that I lie not But when the first came, they supposed The Gospel. St. Luke viii. 4. that they should have received more ;
W HEN much people were gathered and they likewise received every man a
V penny. And when they had received it,
together, and were come to him
out of every city, he spake by a parable : they murmured against the good man
A sower went out to sow his seed; and of the house, saying, These last have
as he sowed, some fell by the way-side, wrought but one hour, and thou hast
and it was trodden down, and the fowls made them equa. unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.
of the air devoured it; and some fel But he answered one of them, and said,
upon a rock, and as soon as it was Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst got
sprung up, it withered away, because it thou agree with me for a penny ? Take
lacked moisture; and some fell among that thine is, and go thy way; I will
thors, and the thorns sprang up with it give unto this last even as unto thee. Is
and choaked it; and other fell on good it not lawful for me to do what I will
ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit with mine own ? Is thine eye evil, be
än hundred fold. And when he had saic cause I am good ? So the last shall be
these things, he cried, He that hath eart first, and the first last; for many be
to hear, let him hear. And his disciples called, but few chosen.
asked him, saying, What might this
parable be? And he said, Unto you it is The Sunday called Sesagesime, or the se
given to know the mysteries of the king cond Sunday before Lent.
dom of God; but to others in parables
that seeing they might not see, and hear. The Collect.
ing they Inight not understand. Now LORD God, who seest that we put the parable is this: the seed is the word not our trust in any thing that we of God. Those by the way-side ar