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The Third Sunday after Eafter. men : as free, and not using The Collect.
your liberty for a cloak of
maliciousness; but as the ferLMIGHTY God, who
vants of God. Honour all showest to them that are in error the light of thy Fear God: Honour the king.
men : Love the brotherhood : truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of The Gospel. St. John xvi. 16. righteousness; grant unto all
ESUS said to his disciples, those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ's reli
A little while and ye shall gion, that they may avoid not see me ; and again, a litthose things that are contrary because I go to the Father,
tle while, and ye shall see me ; to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable
Then said some of his disciples to the same, through our
among themselves, What is
this that he faith unto us, A Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
little while and ye shall not The Epiftle. i St. Pet. ii. 11. see me ; and again, a little
EARLY beloved, I be- while and ye shall see me ; and,
seech you, as strangers Because I go to the Father ? and pilgrims, abstain from They said therefore, What is fleshly lusts, which war against this that he faith, A little the soul ; having your conver- while ? we cannot tell whạt sation honest among the Gen- he faith. Now Jesus knew tiles; that whereas they speak that they were desirous to ask against you as evil doers, they him, and said unto them, Do may by your good works, ye enquire among yourselves which they shall behold, glo- of that I said, A little while rify God in the day of visita- and ye shall not see me ; and tion. Submit yourselves to again, a little while and ye every ordinance of man for shall see me ? Verily, verily, the Lord's fake ; whether it I say unto you, that ye shall be to the king, as supreme; weep and lament, but the or unto governors, as unto world shall rejoice : and ye them that are sent by him, shall be sorrowful, but your for the punishment of evil- forrow shall be turned into doers, and for the praise of joy. A woman when she is them that do well. For so in travail hath forrow, beis the will of God, that with cause her hour is come: but well-doing ye may put to as soon as she is delivered of silence the ignorance of foolish the child, she remembereth
no more the anguish, for joy fore lay apart all filthiness and that a man is born into the superfluity of naughtiness, and world. And ye now therefore receive with meekness the enhave sorrow : but I will see grafted word, which is able you again, and your heart to save your souls. shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5.
ESUS said unto his disciThe Fourth Sunday after Easter. ples, Now I go my way The Collect.
to him that sent me, and Almighty God, who none of you asketh me, Whi
alone canst order the ther goeft thou ? But because unruly wills and affections of I have said these things unto finful men; grant unto thy you, sorrow hath filled
your people, that they may love heart.
Nevertheless I tell the thing which thou com- you the truth ; it is expedient mandeft, and desire that for you, that I go away : for which thou dost promise ; that if I go not away, the Comfo, among the fundry and ma- forter will not come unto nifold changes of the world, you; but if I depart, I will our hearts may surely there fend him unto you. And be fixed, where true joys are when he is come, he will retc be found, through Jesus prove the world of fin, and of Christ our Lord.
Amen. righteousness, and of judg
ment: Of fin; because they The Epistle. St. James 1. 17. believe not on me : Of righ
VERY good gift, and teousness; because I go to my
every perfect gift is from Father, and ye see me no above, and cometh down from more : Of judgment; because the Father of lights, with the prince of this world is whom is no variableness, nei- judged. ther shadow of turning. Of things to say unto you, but his own will begat he us with ye cannot bear them now. the word of truth, that we Howbeit, when he, the Spirit Thould be a kind of first fruits of truth, is come, he will guide of his creatures. Wherefore, you into all truth : for he my beloved brethren, let every shall not speak of himself; but man be swift to hear, flow to whatsoever he shall hear, that speak, flow to wrath ; for the shall he speak ; and he will wrath of man worketh not the show you things to come. righteousness of God. Where- He shall glorify me : for he
I have yet many
shall receive of mine, and shall religion and undefiled before show it unto you. All things God and the Father, is this, that the Father hath, are To visit the fatherless and wimine ; therefore said I, that dows in their affliction, and he shall take of mine, and to keep himself unspotted Ihall show it unto you.
from the world. The Fifth Sunday after Easter.
The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23. The Collect.
ERILY, verily, I say Lord, from whom all unto you, Whatsoever
Thall ask the Father in my good things do come ;
ye grant to us thy humble ferName, he will give it you. vants , that by thy holy infpi- in my Name: Ask, and ye
Hitherto haveye asked nothing ration we may think those
thall receive, that your joy things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may
may be full. These things perform the same, through
have I spoken unto you in our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. proverbs: the time cometh,
when I shall no more speak The Epistle. St. James i. 22. unto you in proverbs; but I E уе.
doers of the word, shall show you plainly of the and not hearers only, Father. At that day ye Thall deceiving your own selves. ask in my name : and I say For if any be a hearer of the not unto you, that I will pray word, and not; a doer, he is the Father for you; for the like unto a man beholding his Father himself loveth you, natural face in a glass. For because ye have loved me, and he beholdeth himielf, and have believed that I came out goeth his way, and straightway from God. I came forth forgetteth what manner of from the Father, and am come man he was. But whoso look into the world : Again, I eth into the perfect law of leave the world, and go to liberty, and continueth there. the Father.
His disciples in ; be being not a forgetful said unto him, Lo, now hearer, but a doer of the work, speakest thou plainly, and this man shall be blessed in his speakest no proverb. Now are deed. If any man among you we sure that thou knowest all feem to be religious, and things, and needest not that bridleth not his tongue, but any man should ask thee : by deceiveth his own heart, this this we believe that thou man's religion is vain. Pure camest forth from God. Jesus
answered them, Do ye now also he showed himself alive believe ? Behold, the hour after his passion, by many cometh, yea, is now come, infallible proofs, being seen that ye shall be scattered every of them forty days, and speakman to his own, and thall ing of the things pertaining to leave me alone : and yet I am the kingdom of God: And not alone, because the Father being atlembled together with is with me. These things I them, commanded thein that have spoken unto you, that in they should not depart from me ye might have peace. In Jerusalem, but wait for the the world ye shall have tribu- promise of the Father, which, lation ; but be of good cheer, faith he, ye have heard of me. I have overcome the world. For John truly baptized with
water; but ye shall be bapti
zed with the Holy Ghost, not The Afcenfior-day.
many days hence. When they
therefore were come together, The Collect.
they asked of him, saying, RANT, we beseech Lord, wilt thou at this time
Almighty God, restore again the kingdom to that like as we do believe thy Israel ? And he said untothern, only begotten Son our Lord It is not for you to know the Jesus Christ to have afcended times or the seasons, which into the heavens; fo we may the Father hath put in his own also in heart and mind thither power. But ye shall receive ascend, and with him continú- power, after that the Holy ally dwell, who liveth and Ghost is come upon you: and reigneth with thee and the ye shall be witnesses unto me Holy Ghost, one God, world both in Jerusalem, and in all without end. Amen.
Judea, and in Samaria, and
unto the uttermost part of the For the Epistle. Acts i. 1.
earth. And when he had spoHE former treatise have ken these things, while they
I made, O Theophilus, beheld, he was taken up, and of all that Jesus began both to a cloud received him out of do and teach, until the day in their sight. And while they which he was taken up, after looked Itedfastly toward heathat he, through the Holy ven, as he went up, behold, Ghost, had given command- two men stood by them in ments unto the apostles whom white apparel; which also faid, he had chosen ; To whom Ye men of Galilee, why stand
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ye gazing up into heaven? Sunday after Ascension-Day.. This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven,
The Colle&t. shall so come in like manner God, the king of glory, as ye have seen him
into who hast exalted thine heaven.
only Son Jesus Christ with
great triumph unto thy kingThe Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. dom in heaven ; we beseech
thee leave us not comfortless; ESUS appeared unto the but send to us thine Holy and upbraided them with their alt us unto the same place unbelief and hardness of heart, whither our Saviour Christ is because they believed not them gone before; who liveth and which had seen him after he reigneth with thee and the was risen. And he said unto Holy Ghost, one God, world them, Goye into all the world, without end. Amen. and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth, The Epiftle. 1 St. Peter iv. 7. and is baptized, shall be saved;
HE end of all things is but he that believeth not, at hand, be ye there, shall be damned. And thefé fore fober, and watch unto ligns shall follow them that prayer. And above all things believe: Inmy name shallthey have fervent charity among cast out devils; they shall yourselves : for charity shall speak with new tongues; they cover the multitude of sins. shall take up serpents; and if Use hospitality one to another they drink any deadly thing, without grudging. As every it shall not hurt them; they man hath received the gift, shall lay hands on the fick, even so minister the same one and they shall recover. So to another, as good stewards then, after the Lord had spo- of the manifold grace of God. ken unto them, he was receiv- If any man speak, let him ed up into heaven, and fat speak as the oracles of God : on the right hand of God. If any man minister, let him And they went forth, and do it as of the ability which preached every where, the God giveth : that God in Lord working with them, and all things may be glorified confirming the word with through Jesus Christ : to figns following.
whom be praise and domini on for ever and ever. Amen.