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ses commanded for a testimony dangers, and carry us through all unto them. And when Jesus was temptations, through Jesus Christ entered into Capernaum, there our Lord. Amen. came unto him a Centurion, be The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1. seeching him, and saying, Lord, LET every soul be subject unto my servant lieth at home sick of the higher powers; for there the palsy, grievously tormented. is no power but of God: the powe And Jesus saith unto him, I will ers that be are ordained of God. come and heal him. The Centu- Whosoever, therefore, resisteth rion answered and said, Lord, I the power, resisteth the ordiam not worthy that thou should- nance of God: and they that reest come under my roof; but sist, shall receive to themselves speak the word only, and my ser- damnation. For rulers are not a vant shall be healed. For I am a terror to good works, but to the man under authority, having sol. evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid diers under me: and I say unto of the power? do that which is this man, Go, and he goeth; and good, and thou shalt have praise to another, Come, and he com- of the same: for he is the miniseth; and to my servant, Do this, ter of God to thee for good. But and he doeth it. When Jesus if thou do that which is evil, be heard it, he marvelled, and said afraid; for he beareth not the to them that followed, Verily I sword in vain: for he is the mi
I have not found nister of God, a revenger to exeso great faith, no not in Israel. cute wrath upon him that doeth And I say unto you, that many evil. Wherefore ye must needs shall come from the east and west, be subject, not only for wrath, and shall sit down with Abraham but also for conscience sake. For, and Isaac and Jacob, in the king for this cause pay ye tribute also; dom of heaven: But the children for they are God's ministers, at: of the kingdom shall be cast out tending continually upon this veinto outer darkness; there shall ry thing. Render, therefore, to be weeping and gnashing of teeth. all, their dues; tribute to whom And Jesus said unto the Centu- tribute is due, custom to whom rion, Go thy way, and as thou custom, fear to whom fear, hohast believed, so be it done unto nour to whom honour. thee. And his servant was healed The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23. in the self-same hour. ,
AND when he was entered into
a ship, bis disciples followed The fourth Sunday after the him. And behold, there arose Epiphany.
a great tempest in the sea, insoThe Collect.
much that the ship was covered O God, who knowest us to be with the waves; but he was asleep.
set in the midst of so many and his disciples came to _him, and great dangers, that by reason and awoke him, saying, Lord, of the frailty of our nature we save us, we perish. And he saith cannot always stand upright; unto them, Why are ye fearful, grant to us such strength and pro- O ye of little faith? Then he tection, as may support us in all arose, and rebuked the winds and
the sea, and there was a great The Epistle: Col. iii. 12. calm. But the men marvelled, Put on therefore (as the elest saying. What manner of man is of God, holy and beloved) bow this, that even the winds and the els of mercies, kindness, bumblesea obey him? And when he was ness of mind, meekness, long-sufcome to the other side, into the fering; forbearing one another, country of the Gergesenes, the - and forgiving one another, if any met him two possessed with de- man have a quarrel against any; vils, coming out of the tombs, even as Christ forgave you, so exceeding fierce, so that no man also do ye. And, above all these might pass by that way. And things, put on Charity, which is behold, they cried out, saying, the bond of perfectness. And let What have we to do with thee, the peace of God rule in your Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou hearts, to the which also ye are come hither to torment us before called in one body; and be ye the time? And there was a good thankful. Let the word of Christ way off from thein an herd of dwell in you richly in all wisdom; many swine, feeding. So the de- teaching and admonishing one vils besought him, saying, If thouannther in psalms, and hymns, cast us out, suffer us to go away and spiritual songs; singing with into the herd of swine. And he grace in your hearts to the Lord. said unto them, Go. And when And whatsoever ye do in word they were come out, they went or deed, do all in the name of the into the herd of swine; and be- Lord Jesus; giving thanks to God hold, the whole herd of swine and the Father by him. ran violently down a steep place The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 24. into the sea, and perished in the THE kingdom
of heaven is lik waters. And they that kept them ened unto a man which sowed fed, and went their ways into the good seed in his field. But while city. and told every thing, and inen slept, his enemy came and what was befallen to the possess- sowed iares among the wheat, ed of the devils. And beliold, the and went bis way. But when the whole city came out to meet Je-blade was sprung up, and brought Suis; and when they saw him, forth fruit, then appeared the they besought him, that be would tares also. So the servants of the depart out of their coasis. householder came and said unto
him, Sir, didst not thou sow good The fifth Sunday after the seed in thy field? from whence Epiphany.
then hath it tares? He said unto The Collect.
them, An enemy hath done this. O Lord, we beseech thee to The servants said unto him, Wilt
keep thy Church and House- thon then that we go and gather hold continually in thy tre reli-them up? But he said, Nay; gion, that they who do lean only lest, while ye gather up the tares, upon the hope of thy heavenly ye root up also the wheat with grace, may evermore be defend-them. Let both grow together ed by thy mighty power, through until the harvest; and in the time Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of harvest I will say to the reapa
ers. Gather ye tjether first the children, let no man deceive tares, and bind them in bundles you: he that doeth righteousness to burn them; but gather the is righteous, even as be is righwheat into my barn.
teous. He that committeth sin is
of the devil; for the devil sinneth The sixth Surday after the
from the beginning. For this Epiphany.
purpose the Son of God was ma
nifested, that he might destroy The Collect.
the works of the devil. O God, whose blessed Son was The Gospel. St. Matt. sxiv. 23. stroy the works of the devil, and THEN any man shall say make us the sons of God, and heirs
unto you, Lo, here is Christ, of eternal life; grant us, we be or there ; believe it not. For there seech thee, that having this bope, sliall arise false Christs and false we may purify ourselves, even as
prophets, and shall show great he is pure; that when he shall ap: lihat (if it were possible) they
signs and wonders; insomuch pear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto shall deceive the very elect. Be-, him in his eternal and gloriosis hold, I have told you before. kingdom ; where, with ihee, o Wherefore, if they should say Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, unto you, Behold, he is in the be liveth and reigneih, ever one desert; go not forth : behold, he God, world without end. Amen. is in the secret chambers; believe
it not. For as the lightning comThe Epistle. 1 John, iii. 1.
Jeth out of the cast, and shineth BEHOLD what manner of love even unto the west; so shall also
the Father hath bestowed the coming of the Son of man upon us, that we should be called be. For wheresoever the carthe sons of God; therefore the case is, there will the eagles be world knoweth us not, because it gathered together. Immediately knew him not. Beloved, now are after the tribulation of those we the sons of God; and it doth days, shall thì sun be darkened, not yet appear what we shall be: and the moon shall not give but we know, that when he shall her light, and the stars shall fall appear, we shall be like bim; for from heaven, and the powers of we shall see him as he is. And the heavens shall be shaken. And every man that hath this bope in then shall appear the sign of the him purifieth himself, even as he Son of man in heaven; and then is pure. Whosoever committeth shall all the tribes of the earth sin, transgresseth also the law; mourn and they shall see the Son of for sin is the transgression of the man coming in the clouds of bea. law. And ye know that he was ven, with power and great glory. manifested to take away our sins; And he shall send his angels with and in bim is no 'sin. Whosoever a great sound of a trumpet, and abideth in him, sinneth not: they shall gather together his whosoever sinneth, hath not seen elect from the four winds, from Dim, neither known'bim. Little one end of heaven to the other.
The Sunday called Septuagesima, And about the eleventh hour he or the third Sunday before Lent. went out, and found others standThe Collect.
ing idle, aud saith unto them, O Lord, we beseech thee favour. Why stand ye here all the day ably to hear the prayers of
idle? They say unto him, Bethy people, that we, who are just- saith unto them, Go ye also into
cause no man hath hired us. He y punished for our offences, maylihe vineyard, and whatsoever is
be mercifully delivered by thy 507 goodness, for the glory of thy when even was come, the Lord
right, that shall ye receive. So name, through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth
of the vineyard saith unto his with thee and the Holy Ghost, steward, Call the labourers, and ever one God, world without end. give them their bire, beginning
from the last unto the first. And
when they came that were bired The Epistle. 1 Cor. ix. 24. about the eleventh hour, they reKNOW ye not, that they which ceived every man a penny. But
run in a race,run all, but one when the first came they supposreceiveth the prize? So run, thated that they should have receivye may obtain. And every man ed more ; and they likewise re. that striveth for the mastery, is ceived every man a penny. And
temperate in all things. Now when they had received it, they the they do it to obtain a corruptible murmured against the good man he
crown, but we an incorruptible: of the house, saying, "bese last
The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 1. ny? Take that thine is, and go
unto a man that is an house- even as unto thee. Is it not law
whatsoever is right I will give O Lord God, who seest that we od
you. And they went their way. put not our trust in any thing Again he went out about the sixth that we do ; mercifully grant that and ninth hour, and did likewise. by thy power we may be defend
ed against all adversity, through The Gospel. St. Luke, vii. 4. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
WHEN much people were gaThe Epistle. 2 Cor. xi. 19. thered together, and were YE suffer fools gladly, seeing come to hin out of every city,
ye yourselves are wise. For he spake by a parable : A sower ye suffer if a man bring you into went out to sow his seed ; and as bondage, if a man devour you, if he sowed, some fell hy ihe way a man take of you, if a man exalt side, and it was trodden down, himself, if a man smite you on and the fowls of the air devoured the face. I speak as concerning it; and some fell upon a rock, and reproach, as though we had been as soon as it was sprung up, it weak: howbeit, whereinsoever withered away, because it lacked any is bold (I speak foolishly) 4 moisture; and some fell among am bold also. Are they Hebrews? thorns, and the thorns sprang up $0 am I: are they Israelites? so with it, and choaked it; and other am I: are they the seed of Abra- fell on good ground, and sprang bam? so am I: are they ministers up, and bare fruit an hundred fold. of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am And when he had said these more: In labours more abundant; things, he cried, He that hath In stripes above measure; in pri- ears to hear, let him hear. And sons more frequent; in deaths oft. bis disciples 'asked him, saying; Of the Jews five times received 1 What might this parable be? And forty stripes save one; thrice was be said, Unto you it is given to I beaten with rods; once was I know the mysteries of the kingstoned; thrice I suffered ship-idom of God: but to others in vreck; a night and a day I have parables; that seeing they might been in the deep; in journeyings not see, and bearing they might often; in perils of waters; in pe- not understand. Now the par rils of robbers; in perils by minerable is this: the seed is the own countrymen; in perils by word of God. Those by the way the heathen; in perils in the city'; side are they that bear; then in perils in the wilderness ; in pe. cometh the devil
, and taketh away rils in the sea; in perils among the word out of their hearts, lest false brethren; in weariness and they should believe and be sav. painfulness; in watchings often; ed. They on the rock are they in bunger and tiirst; in fastings which, when they hear, receive often; in cold and nakedness; be the word with joy; and these sides those things that are with have no root, which for a while out, that which cometh upon me believe, and in time of temptadaily, the care of all the Churches. tion fall away. And that which Who is weak, and I am not weak? fell among thorns are they, which, who is offended, and I burn not when they have heard, go forth, If I must needs glory, I will glory and are choaked with cares, and of the things which concern mine riches, and pleasures of this life, infirmities. The God and Father and bring no fruit to perfection. of our Lord Jesus Christ, whict: But that on the good ground are is blessed for evermore, knoweth they, which, in an honest and that I lie not.
good heart, having heard the