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Then cometh Simon Peter fol. about doing good and healing all' lowing bim, and went into the that were oppressed of the devil: sepulchre, and seeth the linen for God was with him. And wo cloths lie ; and the napkin that are witnesses of all things which was about his head out lying with be did, both in the land of the the linen clothes, but wrapped Jews, and in Jerusalem'; whom. together in a place by itself. Then they slew, and hanged on a tree. went in also that other disciple Him God raised up the third day. which came first to the sepulchre, and showed him openly; not to and he saw, and believed. For all the people, but unto witnesses as yet they knew not the Scrip- chosen before of God, even to us, ture, that he must rise again from who did eat and drink with him the dead. Then the disciples after he rose from the dead. And went away again unto their own he commanded us to preach unto bome.
the people, and to testify that it Monday in Easter-Week.
is he who was ordained of God The Collect.
to be the judge of quick and dead. ALMIGHTY God, who through Tohim give all the prophets wit
thine only begotten Son Jeness, that through his name, whosus Christ hast overcome death, soever believeth in him, shall reand opened unto us the gate of ceive remission of sins. everlasting life; we humbly be- The Gospel. St. Luke, xxiv. 13. seech thee, that as, by thy special BEHOLD, two of his disciples grace preventing us, thou dost went that same day to a vilput into our minds good desires ; lage called Emmaus, which was so by thy continual help we may from Jerusalem about threescore bring the same to good effect, furlongs. And they talked togethrough Jesus Christ our Lord, ther of all these things which had who liveth and reigneth with thee happened. And it came to pass, and the Holy Ghost, ever one that wbile they communed togeGod, world without end. Amen. ther, and reasoned. Jesus himself For the Epistle. Acts, X. 34.
drew near, and went with them. PETER opened his mouth, and But their eyes were holden, that
said, Of a truth I perceive that they should not know him. And God is no respecter of persons : he said unto them, What manner but in every nation he that fear- of communications are these that eth him and worketh righteous- ye have one to another, as ye ness, is accepted with him. The walk, and are sad ? And one of word which God sent unto the them, whose name was Cleopas, children of Israel, preaching peace answering, said unto him, Art hy Jesus Christ ; (he is Lord of thou only a stranger in Jerusaall ;) that word, I say, ye know, lem, and hast not known the which was published throughout things which are come to pass all Judea, and began from Galilee, there in these days ? And he said after the baptisin which John unto them, What things ? And preached: How God anointed they said unto him, concerning JA 15. of Nazareth with the 'lols Jesus of Nazareth, who was s Ghost, and with power; who weut prophet mighty in deed and word,
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before God and all the people :frose up the same hour, and re-
also of our company made us Tuesday in Easter- Week.
The Collect. ad. And sepulchre; and when they found ALMIGHTY God, who through
ast his body, they came, saying, thine only begotten Son Jesus
that they had also seen a vision Christ hast overcome death, and of God vi angels, which said that be was opened unto us the gate of ever
alive. And certain of them who lasting life ; we humbly beseech
Were with us went to the sepul- thee, that as, by thy special grace ne, who care
, and found it even so as the preventing us, thou dost put into wotnen had said ; but him they our minds good desires; so by thy saw not. Then he said unto them, continual help we may bring the O fools, and slow of heart to be- same to good effect, through Jelieve all tbat the prophets have sus Christ our Lord, who liveth spoken! ought not Christ to have and reigneth with thee and the suffered these things, and to en-Holy Ghost, ever one God, world ter into his glory? And beginning without end. Amen. at Moses and all the prophets, he For the Epistle. Acts, xiii. 26. spunded unto them in all the MEN and brethren, children himself
. And they drew nigh and whosoeveramong you feareth unto the village whither they God, to you is the word of this went: and be made as though salvation sent. For they that be would have gone further: But dwell at Jerusalem, and their ruthey constrained him, saying, lers, because they knew him not,
for it is towards nor yet the voices of the prophets evening, and the day is far spent, which are read every sabbath-day, And he went in to tarry with they have fulfilled them in conthem. And it came to pass, as he demning bim And though they 924 at meat with them, he took found no cause of death in hin, bread, and blessed it, and brake it, yet desired they Pilate that he and
gave to them. And their should be slain. And when they eyes were opened, and they knew bad fulfilled all that was written bin, and he vanished out of their of him, they tnok him down from sight. And they said one to an- the tree, and laid him in a sepulother Did not our heart burnschre But God raised him from within us, when he talked with us the dead: And he was seen many by the way, and while he opened days of them which came up to us the Scriptures? And they with him from Galilee to Jeriisa
lem, who are his witnesses unto hearts? Bebold my hands and my the people. And we declare un- feet, that it is I myself. handle to you glad tidings, how that the me, and see; for a spirit bath uot promise, which was made unto tiesh and bones, as ye see me the fathers, God hath fulfilled the have. And when he had thus same unto us their children, in spoken, he showed them his hands that he hath raised up Jesus and his feet. And while they yet again; as it is also written in the believed not for joy, and wondersecond Psalm, Thou art my Son, ed, he said unto them, Have ye this day have I begotten thee. here any meat? And they gave And as concerning that he raised him a piece of a broiled fish, and him up from the dead, now no of an honey-comb. And he took more to return to corruption, he it, and did eat before them. And said on this wise, I will give you he said unto them, These are the the sure mercies of David. Where-words which I spake unto you, fore he saith also in another while I was yet with you, that Psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine all things must be fulfilled which Holy One to see 'corruption. were written in the law of Moses, For David, after he had served and in the Prophets, and in the his own generation, by the will Psalms, concerning me. Then of God, fell on sleep, and was opened he their understanding, laid unto his fathers, and saw cor- that they might understand the ruption : But he, whom God rais- scriptures; and said unto them, ed again, saw no corruption. Be Thus it is written, and thus it it known unto you therefore, men behoved Christ to suffer, and to and brethren, that through this rise from the dead the third day; man is preached unto you the for- and that repentance and remisgiveness of sins : And by him sion of sins should be preached all that believe are justified from in his name among all nations, all things, from which ye could beginning at Jerusalem. And ye not be justified by the law of are witnesses of these things. Moses. Beware, therefore, lest that come upon you which is The first Sunday after Easter. spoken of in the prophets, Behold,
The Collect. ye despisers, and wonder, and pe- ALMIGHTY Father. who hast rish: for I work a work in your given thine only Son to die days, a work which you shall in for our sins, and to rise again for no wise believe, though a man our justification; grant us so to declare it unto you.
put away the leaven of malice The Gospel. St. Luke, xxiv. 36. and wickedness, that we may alJESUS himself stood in the ways serve thee in pureness of
midst of them, and saith unto living and truth, through the them, Peace be unto you. But merits of the same thy Son Jesus they were terrified and affright-Christ our Lord. Amen. ed, and supposed that they had The Epistle. 1 John, v. 4. seen a spirit. And he said unto WHATSOEVER is born of them, Why are ye troubled, and God, overcometh the world; why do thoughts arise in your and this is the victory that overa
cometh the world, even our faith. Receive ye the Holy Ghost : Who is he that overcometh the Whose soever sins ye remit, they' world, but he that believeth that are remitted unto them; and Jesus is the Son of God? This is whose svever*sins ye retain, they he that came by water and blood, are retained. even Jesus Christ; not by water oniy, but by water and blood : The second Sunday after Easter. And it is the Spirit that beareth
The Collect. witness, because the Spirit is fruth. For there are three thai ALMIGHTY God, who hast bear record in Heaven, the Fa-lunto us both a sacrifice for sin,
given thine only Son to be ther, the Word, and the Holy and also an ensample of yodly Ghost : and these three are one. life ; give us grace that we may And there are three that bear always most thankfully receive witness in earth, the spirit, and that his inestimable benefit, and the water, and the blood: and also daily endeavour ourselves to these three agree in one. If we follow the blessed steps of his most receive the witness of men, the holy life, through the same Jesus witness of God is greater : for this Christ our Lord. Amen. is the witness of God, which he hath testified of bis Son. He that The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, ii. 19. believeth on the Son of God, hath THIS is thank-worthy, if a man the witness in himself: he that for conscience toward God believeth not God, hath made him endure grief, suffering wrongfully. a liar, because he believeth not For what glory is it, if when ye the record that God gave of his be buffeted for your faults, yo Son. And this is the record, that shall take it patiently? But if, God hath given to us eternal life ; when ye do well, and suffer for it, and this life is in his Son. He that ye take it patiently, this is achath the Son bath life; and he that ceptable with God. For even bath not the Son bath not life Thereunto were ye called; because The Gospel St. John, xx. 19. Christ also suffered for us, leaving THE same day at evening, be- us an example that ye should
ing the first day of the week, follow his steps : Who did no sin, when the doors were shut, where neither was guile found in his the disciples were assembled for mouth : Who when he was refear of the Jews, came Jesus and viled, reviled not again ; when stood in the midst, and saith unto he suffered, he threatened not; them, Peace be unto you. And but committed himself to him when he had so said, he showed that judgeth righteously: Who his unto them his hands and his side. own self bare our sins in his own Then were the disciples glad body on the tree, that we, being when they saw the Lord. Then dead to sin, 'should live unto said Jesus to them again, Peace righteousness : by whose stripes be unto you: As my Father hath ye were bealed. For ye were sent me, even so send I you. And as sheep going astray ; but are when he had said this, he breath-Inow returned unto the shepherd ed on thein, and saith unto them, and bishop of your souls.
The Gospel. St. John, a. 11. glorify God in the day of visitaJESUS said, I am the good tion. Submit yourselves to every
shepherd : the good shepherd ordinance of man for the Lord's giveth his life for the sheep. But sake; whether it be to the king, he that is an hireling, and not the as supreme; or unto governors, shepherd, whose own the sheep as into them that are sent by bim, are not, seeth the wolf coming, for the punishment of evil-doers, and leavcth the sheer, and fleeth; and for the praise of them that and the wolf catcheth them, and do well. For so is the will of scattereth the sheep. The hire-God, that with well doing ye may ling fleeth because he is an hire put to silence the ignorance of Jing, and careth not for the sheep. foolish men: as free, and not I am the good shepherd, and using your liberty for a cloak of know my sheep, and am known maliciousness; but as the serof mine. As the Father knoweth vants of God Honour all men : me, even so know I the Father: Love the brotherhood: Fear God: and I lay down my life for the Honour the king. sheep. And other sheep. I have, The Gospel St. John, xvi. 16. which are not of this fold; them JESUS said to his disciples, A also I must bring, and they shall little while, and ye shall not hear my voice; and there shall see me; and again, a little while, be one fold and one shepherd. and ye shall see me; because I
go to the Father, Then said The third Sunday after Easter. some of his disciples among them. The Collect.
selves. What is this that he saith ALMIGHTY God, who show-unto us, A little while, and ye
est to them that are in error shall not see me ; and again, a the light of thy truth, to the in- little while, and ye shall see me; tent that they may return into and, Because I go to the Father? the way of righteousness ; grant They said therefore. What is this unto all those who are admitted that he saith, A little while ? we into the fellowship of Christ's cannot tell what he saith. Now religion, that they may avoid Jesus knew that they were dethose things that are contrary to sirous to ask him, and said unto their profession, and follow all them. Do ye inquire ainong your such things as are agreeable to selves of that I said, A little while, the same, through our Lord Jesus and ye shall not see me; and Christ. Amen.
again, a little while, and ye shall The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, ii. 11. see me ? Verily, verily. I say unto DEARLY beloved, I beseech you, that ye shall weep, and la
you. as strangers and pil- ment, but the world shall regrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, joice: and ye shall be sorrow. which war against the soul: hav- ful, but your sorrow shall } .e turning your conversation honestled into joy. A woman when she among the Gentiles; that whereas is in travail hath sorrow, because they speak against you as evil- her hour is come but as soon doers, they may by your good as she is delivered of the child, works, which they shall behold, she remembereth no more the