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Monday in Whitsun-week. and in Jerusalem ; whom they The Collect.
slew, and hanged on a tree : OD, who as at this time Him God raised up the third
didst teach the hearts of day, and shewed him openly; thy faithful people, by, the not to all the people, but unto sending to them the light of witnesses chosen before of thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by God; even to us who did eat the same Spirit to have a and drink with him after he right judgement in all things, rose from the dead. And he and evermore to rejoice in his commanded us to preach unholy comfort; through the to the people, and to testify merits of Christ Jesus our that it is he which was orSaviour, who liveth and reign- dained of God to be the eth with thee, in the unity Judge of quick and dead. To of the same Spirit, one God, him give all the prophets witworld without end. Amen. ness, that through his Name
For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. whosoever believeth in him THE
'HEN Peter opened his shall receive remission of sins.
mouth, and said, Of a While Peter yet spake these truth I perceive that God is words, the Holy Ghost fell on no respecter of persons; but all them which heard the in every nation he that feareth word. And they of the cirhim, and worketh righteous- cumcision, which believed, ness, is accepted with him. were astonished, as many as The Word which God sent came with Peter, because that unto the children of Israel, on the Gentiles also was pour. preaching peace by Jesus ed out the gift of the Holy Christ; (he is Lord of all ;) Ghost. For they heard them that Word, I say, ye know, speak with tongues, and magwhich was published through- nify God. Then answered out all Judæa, and began from Peter, Can any man forbid Galilee, after the baptism water, that these should not which John preached : how be baptized, which have reGod anointed Jesus of Naza-ceived the Holy Ghost as reth with the Holy Ghost, well as we? And he comand with power; who went manded them to be baptized about doing good, and heal in the Name of the Lord. ing all that were oppressed of Then prayed they him to the devil: for God was with tarry certain days
... him. And we are witnesses The Gospel
. St. John ïïi. 16.
, OD so loved the world, in
that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whoso- unity of the same Spirit, one ever believeth in him should God, world without end. not perish, but have everlast- | Amen. ing life. For God sent not for the Epistle. Acts viii. 14. his Son into the world to con THÉN the Apostles, demn the world, but that
which were at Jerusathe world through him might lem, heard that Samaria had be saved. He that believeth received the word of God, on him is not condemned: they sent unto them Peter but he that believeth not is and John; who, when they condemned already; because were come down, prayed for he hath not believed in the them, that they might receive Name of the only-begotten the Holy Ghost: (for as yet Son of God. And this is the he was fallen upon none of condemnation, that light is them; only they were bapcome into the world, and tized in the Name of the men loved darkness rather Lord Jesus.) Then laid they than light, because their their hands on them, and deeds were evil. For every they received
the Holy one that doeth evil hateth Ghost. the light, neither cometh to The Gospel. St. John x. 1. the light, lest his deeds
to you, He that enterthat doeth truth cometh to eth not by the door into the the light, that his deeds may sheep-fold, but climbeth up be made manifest, that they some other way, the same is are wrought in God.
a thief and a robber. But
he that entereth in by the Tuesday in Whitsun-week. door is the shepherd of the The Collect.
sheep: to him the porter GO
OD, who as at this time openeth; and the sheep lear
didst teach the hearts his voice, and he calleth his of thy faithful people, by the own sheep by name, and sending to them the light of leadeth them out. And, thy Holy Spirit; Grant us by when he putteth forth his the same Spirit to have a own sheep, he goeth before right judgement in all things, them, and the sheep follow and everinore to rejoice in him; for they know his voice, his holy comfort; through And a stranger will they not the merits of Christ Jesus follow; but will flee from our Saviour, who liveth and him; for they know not the reigneth with thee, in the voice of strangers. This pa
should be reproved." Bultene VERILY, verily I say un
rable spake Jesus unto them: 1 voice which I heard was as but they understood not what it were of a trumpet talking things they were which he with me; which said, Come spake unto them. Then said up hither, and I will shew Jesus unto them again; Ve thee things which must be rily, verily I say unto you, hereafter. And immediately I am the door of the sheep. I was in the Spirit; and beAll that ever came before me hold, a throne was set in are thieves and robbers; but heaven, and one sat on the the sheep did not hear them. throne: and he that sat was I am the door ; by me if any to look upon like a jasper man enter in, he shall be sav- and a sardine stone and ed, and shall go in and out, there was a rainbow round and find pasture. The thief about the throne, in sight cometh not but for to steal, like unto an emerald. And and to kill, and to destroy:round about the throne were I am come that they might four and twenty seats; and have life, and that they upon the seats I saw four might have it more abun- and twenty elders sitting, dantly
clothed in white raiment;
and they had on their heads TRINITY-SUNDAY. crowns of gold: And out of The Collect.
the throne proceeded lightLMIGHTY and ever- nings, and thunderings, and
lasting God, who hast voices. And there were seven given unto us thy servants lamps of fire burning before grace by the confession of a the throne, which are the true faith to acknowledge the seven spirits of God. And glory of the eternal Trinity, before the throne there was and in the power of the Di- a sea of glass like unto crysvine Majesty to worship the tal: and in the midst of the Unity ; We beseech thee, throne, and round about the that thou wouldest keep us throne, were four beasts full stedfast in this faith, and of eyes before and behind. evermore defend us from all And the first beast was like adversities, who livest and a lion, and the second beast reignest, one God, world like a calf, and the third without end. Amen.
beast had a face as a man, For the Epistle. Rev. iv. I. and the fourth beast was like
FTER this I looked, and a flying eagle. And the four
behold, a door was open- beasts had each of them six ed in heaven: and the first wings about him ; and they
were full of eyes within : and | answered, Verily, verily I say they rest not day and night, unto thee, Except a man be saying, Holy, holy, holy, born of water, and of the Lord "God Almighty, which Spirit, he cannot enter into was, and is, and is to come. the Kingdom of God. That And when those beasts give which is born of the flesh is glory, and honour, and thanks, flesh; and that which is born to him that sat on the throne, of the Spirit is spirit. Marwho liveth for ever and ever, vel not that I said unto thee, the four and twenty elders Ye must be born again. The fall down before him that sat wind bloweth where it listeth, on the throne, and worship and thou hearest the sound him that liveth for ever and thereof, but canst not tell ever, and cast their crowns whence it cometh, and whibefore the throne, saying, ther it goeth; so is every Thou art worthy, O Lord, to one that is born of the Spireceive glory, and honour, rit. Nicodemus answered and power; for thou hast and said unto him, How can created all things, and for these things be? Jesus anthy pleasure they are and swered and said unto him, were created.
Art thou a master of Israel, The Gospel. St. John iii. 1. and knowest not these things? "HERE was a' man of the Verily, verily I say unto thee,
Pharisees, named Nico-We speak that we do know, demus, a ruler of the Jews : and testify that we have the same came to Jesus by seen ; and ye receive not night, and said unto him, our witness. If I have told Rabbi, we know that thou you earthly things, and ye art a teacher come from God: believe not; how shall ye for no man can do these believe, if I tell you of heamiracles that thou doest, ex- venly things ? And no man cept God be with him. Jesus hath ascended up to heaven, answered and said unto him, but he that came down from Verily, verily I say unto thee, heaven, even the Son of Man, Except a man be born a- who is in heaven. And as gain, he cannot
the Moses lifted up the serpent Kingdom of God. Nicode- in the wilderness, even so mus saith unto him, How must the Son of Man be can a man be born when he lifted up : that whosoever is old ? he enter the believeth in him should second time into his mother's not perish, but have eternal womb, and be born ? Jesus life.
The first Sunday after Trinity. I have seen, and do testify; The Collect.
that the Father sent the Son God, the strength of all to be the Saviour of the
them that put their world. Whosoever shall contrust in thee, mercifully ac- fess that Jesus is the Son of cept our prayers ; and be God, God dwelleth in him, cause through the weakness and he in God.
And we of our mortal nature we can have known and believed the do no good thing without love that God hath to us. thee, grant us the help of God is love; and he that thy grace, that in keeping of dwelleth in love dwelleth in thy commandments we may God, and God in him. Hereplease thee both in will and in is our love made perfect, deed; through Jesus Christ that we may have boldness in our Lord. Amen.
the day of judgement; beThe Epistle. 1 St. John iv. 7. cause as he is, so are we in
ELOVED, let us love this world. There is no fear in
one another : for love is love; but perfect love casteth of God, and every one that out fear; because fear hath loveth is born of God, and torment : He that feareth is knoweth God. He that lov- not made perfect in love. eth not knoweth not God; We love him, because he for God is love. In this was first loved us. If a man say, manifested the love of God I love God, and hateth his towards us, because that God brother, he is a liar : for he sent his only-begotten Son that loveth not his brother, into the world, that we whom he hath seen, how can might live through him. he love God, whom he hath Herein is love, not that we not seen ? And this comloved God, but that he loved mandment have we from him, us, and sent his Son to be the That he who loveth God love propitiation for our sins. Be- his brother also. loved, if God so loved us, we The Gospel. St. Luke xvi. 19. ought also to love one ano HERE was a certain ther. No man hath seen rich man, which was God at any time. If we love clothed in purple, and fine one another, God dwelleth in linen, and fared sumptuously us, and his love is perfected every day. And there was in us. Hereby know we that a certain beggar named Lawe dwell in him, and he in zarus, which was laid at his us; because he hath given gate full of sores, and desiring us of his Spirit. And we
And we to be fed with the crumbs,