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believed, were astonished, as ma- judgment in all things, and everny as came with Peter, because more to rejoice in his holy comthat on the Gentiles also was fort, through the merits of Chris poured out the gift of the Holy Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and Ghost. For they heard them reigneth with thee, in the unity speak with tongues, and magnify of the same Spirit, one God God Then answered Peter, Can world without end. Amen. any man forbid water, that these For the Epistle. Acts, viii. 14. should not be baptized, who have WHEN the Apostles, who wer received the Holy Ghost as well as we? And he commanded them maria had received the word o to be baptized in the name of the God, they sent unto them Pete Lord. Then prayed they him to and John; who, when they wer tarry certain days.

come down, prayed for them The Gospel. Si. John, iii. 16. that they might receive the Hol GOD so loved the world, that Ghost : (For as yet he was falle

he gave his only begotten Son, upon none of them ; only the that whosoever believeth in him were baptized in the name of tb should not perish, but have ever- Lord Jesus.) Then laid they the lasting life. For God sent not his hands on them, and they recei Son into the world to condemned the Holy Ghost. the world, but that the world The Gospel. St. John, s. 1 throush him might be saved. He VERILY, verily, I say unt that believeth on him is not con you, He that entereth not b demned: but he that believeth not the door into the sheepfold, bu is condemned already because he climbeth up some other way, tb hath not believed in the name of same is a thief and a robber. Bi the only begotten Son of God. he that entereth in by the doo And this is the condemnation, is the shepherd of the sheep. T that light is come into the world. bim the porter openeth; and th and wen loved darkness rather shсep hear his voice; and he cal than light, because their deeds eth his own sheep by name, an were evil For every one that leadeth them out. And when b cih evil hateth the light, nei- putteth forth his own sheep. b ther coineth to the light, lest his gneth before them, and the shee deeds should be reproved. But follow him; for they know h. he that doeth truth cometh to voice: and a stranger will the the light, that his deeds may be not follow, but will flee from him i'made manifest that they are for they know not the voice « wrought in God.

strangers. This parable spak

Jesus unto them; but they under Tuesday in Whitsun-Week.

stood not what things they wer The Collect.

which he spake unto them. The O God, who as at this time didst said Jesus unto them again, Ve

teach the hearts of thy faith-rily verily. I say unto you, I ar ful people by seniling to them the the door of the sheep? All tha light of thy Holy Spirit; grant us ever came before me are thieve Iry the same Spirit to have a right and robbers; but the sheep di


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hear them. I am the door: nings, and thunderings, and me if any man enter in, he voices. And there were seven hall be saved, and shall go iv and lamps of fire burning before the put, and find pasture. The thief throne, which are the seven umeth not but for to steal, and spirits of God. And before the b kill, and to destroy: I am come throne, there was a sea of glass, but they might have life, and that like unto crystal.' And in the they might bave it more abun- midst of the throne, and round tantly

about the throne, were four beasts

full of eyes before and behind : Trinity-Sunday. And the first beast was like a lion, The Collect.

and the second beast like a calf, ALMIGHTY and everlasting and the third beast had a face as

God, who hast given unto us a man, and the fourth beast was that by servants grace, by the con- like a flying eagle. And the four e Hand bession of a true faith, to acknow-beasts had each of them six wings

ledze the glory of the eternal about him ; and they were full
Trinity, and in the power of the of eyes within : and they rest not
divine Majesty to worship the day and night, saying, Holy, boly,

; we beseech thee that thou holy, Lord God Almighty, who
Fouldest keep us steadfast in this was, and is, and is to come. And
fith, and evermore defend us when those beasts give glory, and
from all adversities, who livest honour, and thanks to him that
and reignest, one God, world sat ou the throne, who liveth for
without end. Amen.

ever and ever, the four and twenFor the Epistle. Rev. iv. 1. ty elders fall down before him FTER this I looked, and be that sat on the throne, and wor

bold, a door was opened in ship him that liveth for ever and
beaven: and the first voice which ever, and cast their crowns' be-
I heard, was as it were of a trum-fore the throne, saying, Thou
pet, talking with me; which said. art wortby, O Lord to receive
Come up hither, and I will show glory, and honour, and power;
tee things which must be here for thou bast created all things,
Biter. And immediately I was in and for thy pleasure they are,

Spirit; and behold, a throne and were created.
es set in heaven, and one sat on The Gospel. St. John, iii. 1.
be throne : and he that sat was THERE

was a man of the Pha-
b hook upon like a jasper and a risees, named Nicodemus, a
ordine-store: and there was a ruler of the Jews: The same came
min-bow round about the throne, to Jesus hy night, and said unto

sight like unto an emerald. him, Rabbi, we know that thou And mind about the throne were art a teacher come from God: ku and twenty seats; and upon For no man can do these miraShe seats I saw four and twenty cles that thou doest, except God eders sitting, clothed in white be with bim. Jesus answered piment; and they had on their and said unto him, Verily, verily, beads crowns of 'gold: and out I say unto thee, except a man be

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kingdom of God. Nicodemusi weakness of our mortal nature said unto him. How can a man we can do no good thing withbe born wben he is old ? can he out thee, grant us the help of thiy enter the second time into his grace, that in keeping thy commother's womb, and be born ? mandments we may please thee, Jesus answered, Verily, verily, both in will and deed, through I say unto thee, except a man be Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. bori of water, and of the Spirit, The Epistle. 1 John, iv. 7. he cannot enter into the kingdom BELOVED, let us love

one an, of God. That which is born of other: for love is of God, and the desh, is flesh; and that which every one that loveth is born of is born of the Spirit, is spirit. God, and knoweth God. He that Marvel not that I said unto thee. loveth not, knoweth not God; for ye must be born again. The God is love. In this was manifestwind bloweth where it listeth, and ed the love of God towards us, bethou hearest the sound thereof, cause that God sent his only bebut canst not tell whence it com-gotten Son into the world, that we etb, and whither it goeth; so is might live through him. Herein every one that is born of the is love, not that we loved God, Spirit. Nicodemus answered and but that he loved us, and sent said unto him, How can these bis Son to be the propitiation for things be ? Jesus answered and our sins. Beloved, if God so loved said unto him, Art thou a master us, we ought also to love one anof Israel, and knowest not these other. No man bath seer God things ? Verily, verily, I say unto at any time. If we love one anthee, we speak that we do know, other, God dwelleth in us, and and testify that we have seen; his love is perfected in us. Here. and ye receive not our witness. by know we that we dwell in him, If I have told you earthly things, and he in us; because he hath and ye believe not; how shall ye given us of his Spirit. And we believe, if I tell you of heavenly have seen and do testify, that things? And no man hath as- the Father sent the Son to be the cended up to heaven, but he that Saviour of the world. Whosoever @ame down from heaven, even shall confess that Jesus is the Son the Son of man, who is in heaven. of God, God dwelleth in him, And as Moses lifted up the ser- and he in God. And we have pent in the wilderness, even so known and believed the love that must the Son of man' be lifted God hath to us. God is love ; and up; that whosoever believeth in he that dwelleth in love, dwelleth him should not perish, but have in God, and God in him. Hereeternal life.

in is our love made perfect, that

we may have boldness in the day The first Sunday after Trinity. of judgment: because as he is, The Collect.

so are we in this world. There is O God, the strength of all no fear in love ; but perfect love

those who put their trust in casteth out fear ; because fear thee, mercifully accept our pray-hath torment: He that frareth. is Ars; and because, through the not made perfect in love. We

love bim because he first loved us. may testify unto them, lest they la pan say, I love God, and ha- also come into this place of topteth his brother, he is a liar: for he ment. Abraham saith unto bim, that loveth not bis brother, whom They have Moses and the Probe hath seen, how can he love phets ; let them hear them. And God, whom he hath not seen ? he said, Nay, father Abraham; And this commandment have we but if one went unto them from from him, that he who loveth the dead, they will repent. And God, love his brotlier also. he said unto him, If they hear not The Gospel. St. Luke, svi. 19. Moses and the Prophets, neither THERE was a certaiurich man, will they be persuaded, though

who was clothed in purple one rose from the dead. and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. And there was the second Sunday after Trinity. a certain beggar, named Lazarus,

The Collect. who was laid at his gate, full of O Lord, who never failest to sores; and desiring to be fed help and govern those whom with the crumbs which fell from thou dost bring up in thy steadfast the rich man's table : moreover, fear and love; keep us, we beseech the dogs came and licked his sores. thee, under the protection of thy And it came to pass that the beg- good providence, and make us to gar died, and was carried by the have a perpetual fear and love of angels into Abraham's bosom : thy boly name, through Jesus the rich man also died, and was Christ our Lord. Amen. buried : and in hell he lifted up The Epislle. 1 Joun, iii. 13. his eyes, being in torments, and


ARVEL not, my brethren, seeth Abraham afar off, and La if the world hate you. We zarus in his bosom. And he cried, know that we have passed from and said, Father Abraham, have death unto life, because we love mercy on me, and send Lazarus, the brethren. He that loveth not that he may dip the tip of his fin- his brother, abideth in death. ger in water, and cool my tongue; Whosoever hateth his brother, for I am tormented in this filame. is a murderer: and ye know that But Abraham said, Son, remem- no murderer hath eternal life ber that thou in thy life-time re-abiding in him. Hereby perceive ceivedst thy good things, and like we the love of God, because he wise Lazarus evil things; but now laid down his life for us : and wo be is comforted, and thou art tor- ought to lay down our lives for mented. And besides all this, the brethren. But whoso hath between us and you there is a this world's good, and seeth his great gulph fixed: so that they brother have need, and shutteth who would pass from bence to up his bowels of compassion from you cannot; neither can they pass him; how dwelleth the love of too that would come from thence. God in him ? My little children, Then he said, I pray thee there. let us not love in word, neither in fore. father, that thou wouldest tongue : but in deed, and in truth. send him to my father's house. And bereby we know that we are for I have five brethren : that he of the truth, and shall assure onr


And supper.

hearts before him. For if our ways and hedges, and compel heart condemn us, God is great-them to come in, that my house er than our heart, and knoweth may be filled : for I say unto you, all things. Beloved, if our heart that none of those men which condemn us not, then have we were bidden shall taste of my confidence towards God. wbatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his com- The third Sunday after Trinity. mandments, and do those things

The Collect. that are pleasing in his sight. And O Lord, we beseech thee merthis is his commandment, That cifully to hear us; and grant we should believe on the name of that we, to whom thou hast given his Son Jesus Christ, and love one an hearty desire to pray, may, another, as he gave us command-by thy mighty aid, be defended ment. And he that keepeth his and comforted in all dangers and commandments, dwelleth in him, adversities, through Jesus Christ and he in him: and hereby we our Lord. Amen. know that he abideth in us, by the The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, v. 5. Spirit which he hath given us. ALL of you be subject one to

The Gospel. St. Luke, xiv. 16. another, and be clothed with A Certain man made a great humility: For God resisteth the

supper, and bade many; and proud, and giveth grace to the sent his servant' at supper time, humble. Humble yourselves to say to them that were bidden, therefore under the mighty hand Come,for all things are now ready. of God, that he may exalt you in And they all with one consent be- due time : casting all your care gan to make excuse : The first upon him; for he careth for you. said unto him, I have bought a Be sober, he vigilant ; because piece of ground, and I must needs your adversary the devil, as a go and see it; I pray thee have roaring lion, walketh about, seekme excused: And another said, 1 ing whom he may devour: wbom have bought five yoke of oxen, resist. steadfast in the faith;knowand I go to prove them; I praying that the same afflictions are thee have me excused : And an- accomplished in your brethren other said, I have married a wife, that are in the world. But the and therefore I cannot come. So God of all grace, who hath called that servant came, and showed his fris unto his eternal glory by Christ lord these things. Then the mas- Jesus, after that ye have suffered ter of the house, being angry, a while, make you perfect, stasaid to his servant, Go out quickly blish, strengthen, settle you. To into the streets and lanes of the bim be glory and dominion for eity, and bring in hither the poor, ever and ever. Amen. and the maimed, and the balt. The Gospel. St. Luke, xv.1. and the blind. And the servant THEN drew near unto him all gaid, Lord, it is done as thou hast the publicans and sinners for commanded, and yet there is to hear him. And the Pharisees

And the lord said unto and Scribes murmured, saying, "'ye servant, Go out into the high- This man receiveth sinners, and


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