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and the maid arose. And driven them; and they shall the fame hereof went abroad dwell in their own land. into all that land.

The Gospel. St. John vi. 5. The five and twentieth Sunday

HEN Jesus then lift W!

up his eyes, and saw, after Trinity.

a great company come unto The Collect.

him, he saith unto Philip, TIR up, we beseech thee, Whence shall we buy bread

O Lord, the wills of thy that these may eat? (And faithful people ; that they, this he said to prove him; for plenteously bringing forth he himself knew what he the fruit of good works, may

would do.) Philip answered of thee be plenteously re-him, Two hundred penywarded; through Jesus Christ worth of bread is not sufour Lord. Amen.

ficient for them, that every

one of them may take a litFor the Epistle. Jer. xxiii. 5.

tle. One of his disciples, saith the Lord, that I ther, saith unto him, There is will raise unto David a right- a lad here, which hath five cous Branch, and a King barley-loaves, and two small shall reign, and prosper, and fishes; but what are they shall cxecute judgement and among so many? And Jesus justice in the earth. In his said, Make the men sit down, days Judah shall be saved, Now there was much grass in and Israel shall dwell safely: the place. So the men sat and this is his Name where-down, in number about five by he shall be called, THE thousand. And Jesus took the LORD OUR RIGHTEOUS- loaves, and, when he had NESS. Therefore behold, the given thanks, he distributed days come, saith the Lord, to the disciples, and the disthat they shall no more ciples to them that were set say, The Lord liveth, which down, and likewise of the brought up the children of fishes, as much as they would, Israch out of the land of When they were filled, he Trypt; but, The Lord liv- said unto his disciples, Gaeth, which brought up, and ther up the fragments that which led the seed of the remain, that nothing be lost. lunce of Israel out of the Therefore they gathered them. won the country, and from all together, and filled twelve countries whither I had | baskets with the fragments of


the five barley-loaves, which Scripture saith, Whosoever remained over and above un-believeth on him shall not to them that had eaten. be ashamed. For there is no Then those men, when they difference between the Jew had seen the miracle that and the Greek : for the same Jesus did, said, This is of a Lord over all is rich unto all truth that

that Prophet that that call upon him. For should come into the world. whosoever shall call upon the

If there be any more Sundays before Advent Name of the Lord shall be Sunday, the Service of some of those Sunshall be taken in to supply so many us are call on him, in whom they duys, that were omitted after the Epiphany, saved. How then shall they overplus may be omitted: Prorided that have not believed? And how This last Collect, Epistle, and Gospel shall akcays be used upon the Sunday next before shall they believe in him, of Adrent.

whom they have not heard ? Saint Andrew's Day.

And how shall they hear

without a preacher? And The Collect.

how shall they preach, except LMIGHTY God, who they be sent} As it is writ

didst give such grace ten, How beautiful are the unto thy holy Apostle Saint feet of them that preach the Andrew, that he readily Gospel of peace, and bring obeyed the calling of thy glad tidings of good things! Son Jesus Christ, and follow- But they have not all obeyed ed him without delay; Grant the Gospel. For Esaias saith, unto us all, that we, being Lord, who hath believed our called by thy holy Word, may report? So then faith cometh forth with give up ourselves by hearing, and hearing by obediently to fulfil thy holy the Word of God. But I say, commandments; through the Have they not heard? Yes same Jesus Christ our Lord. verily, their sound went into Amen.

all the earth, and their words The Epistle. Rom. x. 9. unto the ends of the world. F thou shalt confess with But I say, Did not Israel

thy mouth the Lord Jesus, know? First Moses saith, I and 'shalt believe in thine will provoke you to jealousy heart that God hath raised by them that are no people, him from the dead, thou and by a foolish nation I will shalt be saved. For with anger you. But Esaias is the heart man believeth unto very bold, and saith, I was righteousness, and with the found of them that sought mouth confession is made me not; I was made maniunto salvation. For the fest unto them that asked not

N no more strangers and

after me.

But to Israel he Jesus Christ, to whom, witli saith, All day long I have thee and the Holy Ghost, be stretched forth my hands un- all honour and glory, now to a disobedient and gainsay- and for evermore. Amen. ing people.

The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 19. The Gospel. St. Matth. iv. 18.

and JESUS Walking by the sea

of Galilee, saw two bre- foreigners, but fellow-citizens thren, Simon called Peter, with the saints, and of the and Andrew his brother, cast- | houshold of God; and are ing a net into the sea, (for built upon the foundation of they were fishers ;) and he the Apostles and Prophets, saith unto them, Follow me ; Jesus Christ himself being and I will make you fishers the chief corner-stone; in of men.

And they straight- whom all the building, fitly way left their nets, and fol- framed together, groweth unlowed him. And going on

to an holy temple in the from thence he saw Other Lord; in whom ye also are two brethren, James the son builded together for an habiof Zebedee, and John his bro- tation of God, through the ther, in a ship with Zebedee Spirit. their father, mending their The Gospel. St. John xx. 24. nets; and he called them.


"HOMAS, one of the And they immediately left

twelve, called Didymus, the ship and their father, and

was not with them when Jefollowed him.

sus came. The other disci-
ples therefore said unto him,

We have seen the Lord. But
Saint Thomas the Apostle. he said unto them, Except I
The Collect.

shall see in his hands the LMIGHTY and ever-print of the nails, and put

living God, who for the my finger into the print of more confirmation of the the nails, and thrust my hand faith didst suffer thy holy into his side, I will not beApostle Thomas to be doubt- lieve. And after eight days ful in thy Son's resurrection ; again his disciples were withGrant us so perfectly, and in, and Thomas with them : without all doubt, to believe then came Jesus, the doors in thy Son Jesus Christ, that being shut, and stood in the our faith in thy sight may midst, and said, Peace be unnever be reproved. Hear us, to you. Then saith he to O Lord, through the same Thomas, Reach hither thy

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hnger, and behold my hands; I ples of the Lord, went unto and reach hither thy hand, the high priest, and desired and thrust it into my side; of him letters to Damascus to and be not faithless, but be- the synagogues, that, if he lieving. And Thomas an- found any of this way, wheswered and said unto him, ther they were men or woMy Lord, and my God. Je- men, he might bring them sus saith unto him, Thomas, bound unto Jerusalem. And, because thou hast seen me, as he journeyed, he came near thou hast believed; blessed Damascus, and suddenly there are they that have not seen, shined round about him a and yet have believed.

have believed. And light from heaven. And he many other signs truly did fell to the earth, and heard a Jesus in the presence of his voice saying unto him, Saul, disciples, which are not writ- Saul, why persecutest thou ten in this book. But these me? And he said, Who art are written, that ye might be thou, Lord? And the Lord lieve that Jesus is the Christ, said, I am Jesus whom thou the Son of God; and that persecutest: it is hard for believing ye might have life thee to kick against the through his Name.

pricks. And he, trembling

and astonished, said, Lord, The Conversion of Saint Paul. what wilt thou have me to

do? And the Lord said unto The Collect.

him, Arise, and go into the O

God, who, through the

preaching of the blessed what thou must do. And Apostle Saint Paul, hast caus- the men which journeyed ed the light of the Gospel to with him stood speechless, shine throughout the world; hearing a voice, but seeing Grant, we beseech thee, that no man. And Saul arose from we, having his wonderful the earth, and when his eyes conversion in remembrance, were opened he saw no man; may shew forth our thankful- but they led him by the hand, ness unto thee for the same, and brought him into Daby following the holy doc

And he was three trine which he taught, thro' days without sight, and neiJesus Christ our Lord. Amen.ther did eat nor drink. And For the Epistle. Acts ix. 1. there was a certain disciple

ND Saul, yet breathing at Damascus, named Ananias,

out threatenings and and to him said the Lord in a slaughter against the disci- I vision, Ananias. And he said,


Behold, I am here, Lord. And he was strengthened. Then the Lord said unto him, Arise, was Saul certain days with and go into the street which the disciples which were at is called Straight, and enquire Damascus. And straightway in the house of Judas for one he preached Christ in the called Saul, of Tarsus : for synagogues, that he is the behold, he prayeth, and hath Son of God. But all that seen in a vision a man named heard him were amazed, and Ananias, coming in, and put said, Is not this he that deting his hand on him, that he stroyed them which called'on might receive his sight. Then this Name in Jerusalem, and Ananias answered, Lord, I came hither for that intent; have heard by many of this that he might bring them man, how much evil he hath bound unto the chief priests ? done to thy saints at Jerusa- But Saul increased the more lem; and here he hath au- in strength, and confounded thority from the chief priests the Jews which dwelt at to bind all that call on thy Damascus, proving that this Name. But the Lord said is


Christ. unto him, Go thy way; for The Gospel. St. Matt. xix. 27. he is a chosen Nesselenato PETER answerede hand, said

my the Gentiles, and kings, and have forsaken all, and followthe children of Israel: for led thee; what shall we have will shew him how great therefore? And Jesus said things he must suffer for my unto them, Verily I say unto Name's sake. And Ananias

And Ananias you, That ye which have folwent his way, and entered lowed me, in the regeneration into the house; and, putting when the Son of Man shall his hands on him, said, Bro- sit in the throne of his glory, ther Saul, the Lord, (even Je-ye also shall sit upon twelve sus that appeared unto thee thrones, judging the twelve in the way as thou camest,) tribes of Israel. hath sent me, that thou one that hath forsaken houses, mightest receive thy sight, or brethren, or sisters, or faand be filled with the holy ther, or mother, or wife, or Ghost. And immediately children, or lands, for my there fell from his eyes as it Name's sake, shall receive an had been scales ; and he re-hundred-fold, and shall inceived sight forth with, and herit everlasting life. But ärose, and was baptized. And many that are first shall be when he liad received meat, last, and the last shall be first.

And every

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