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my love; even as I have kept | ing; for he that wavereth is my Father's commandments, like a wave of the sea, driven and abide in his love. These with the wind, and tossed. things have I spoken unto For let not that man think
my joy might re- that he shall receive any main in you, and that your thing of the Lord. A doublejoy might be full.
minded man is unstable in all
his ways. Let the brother of St. Philip and St. James's Day. low degree rejoice in that he The Collect.
is exalted; but the rich in O
Almighty God, whom that he is made low; because
truly to know is ever- as the flower of the grass he lasting life; Grant us per- shall pass away. For the sun fectly to know thy Son Jesus is no sooner” risen with a Christ to be the way, the burning heat, but it withertruth, and the life; that, fol-eth the grass, and the flower lowing the steps of thy holy thereof falleth, and the grace Apostles, Saint Philip and of the fashion of it perisheth: Saint James, we may sted- so also shall the rich man fastly walk in the way that fade away in his ways. Blessleadeth to eternal life; thro' ed is the man that endureth the same thy Son Jesus Christ temptation; for when he is our Lord. Amen.
tried, he shall receive the The Epistle. St. James i. 1. crown of life, which the Lord JAM AMES, a servant of God hath promised to them that
and of the Lord Jesus love him. Christ, to the twelve tribes The Gospel. St. John xiv. 1.
ND Jesus said unto his greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into heart be troubled; ye believe divers temptations; knowing in God, believe also in me. this, that the trying of your In my Father's house are faith worketh patience. But many mansions; if it were let patience have her perfect not so, I would have told work, that ye may be perfect you. I go to prepare a place and entire, wanting nothing for you: and if I
go If any of you lack wisdom, pare a place for you, I will let him ask of God, that giv- come again, and receive you eth to all men liberally, and unto myself, that where I am, upbraideth not, and it shall there ye may be also. And be given him. But let him whither I go ye know, and ask in faith, nothing waver- | the way ye know. Thomas
which are scattered abroad: A disciples, Let not your
Jesus saith unto him, TDI
saith unto him, Lord, we know Saint Barnabas the Apostle. not whither thou goest, and
The Collect. the way
I am the who didst endue thy way, the truth, and the life: holy Apostle Barnabas with no man cometh unto the Fa- singular gifts of the Holy ther but by me. If ye had Ghost; Leave us not, we beknown me, ye should have seech thee, destitute of thy known my Father also: and manifold gifts, nor yet of from henceforth ye know him, grace to use them alway to and have seen him. Philip thy honour and glory; thro' saith unto him, Lord, shew Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. us the Father, and it sufficeth For the Epistle. Acts xi. 22. us.
VIDINGS of these things Have I been so long time with came unto the ears of you, and yet hast thou not the Church which was in Jeknown me, Philip? He that rusalem; and they sent forth hath seen me hath seen the Barnabas, that he should go Father; and how sayest thou as far as Antioch. Who , then, Shew us the Father when he came, and had seen Believest thou not that I am the grace of God, was glad ; in the Father, and the Father and exhorted them all, that in me? The words that I with purpose of heart they speak unto you I speak not would cleave unto the Lord. of myself; but the Father For he was a good man, and that dwelleth in me, he doeth full of the holy Ghost; and the works. Believe me, that of faith : and much people I am in the Father, and the was added unto the Lord. Father in me; or else believe Then departed Barnabas to me for the very works' sake. Tarsus, for to seek Saul. And Verily, verily I say unto you, when he had found him, he He that believeth on me, the brought him unto Antioch. works that I do shall he do And it came to pass, that a also; and greater works than whole year they assembled these shall he do; because I themselves with the Church, go unto my Father. And and taught much people : whatsoever ye shall ask in my and the disciples were called Name, that will I do, that Christians first in Antioch. the Father may be glorified And in these days came proin the Son. If ye shall ask phets from Jerusalem unto any thing in my Name, I will Antioch. And there stood up do it.
one of them named Agabus,
and signified by the Spirit, servant John Baptist was that there should be great wonderfully born, and sent dearth throughout all the to prepare the way of thy world: which came to pass Son our Saviour, by preaching in the days of Claudius Cæsar. of repentance; Make us so Then the disciples, every man
to follow his doctrine and according to his ability, de- holy life, that we may truly reterinined to send relief unto pent according to his preachthe brethren which dwelt in ing; and after his example Judæa. Which also they did, constantly speak the truth, and sent it to the elders by boldly rebuke vice, and pathe hands of Barnabas and tiently suffer for the truth's Saul.
sake; through Jesus Christ The Gospel. St. John xv. 12. our Lord. Amen. TH
HIS is my command For the Epistle. Isaiah xl. 1. .
ment, That ye love one OMFORT ye, comfort another, as I have loved you. ye my people, saith your Greater love hath no man God. Speak ye comfortably than this, that a man lay to Jerusalem, and cry unto down his life for his friends. her, That her warfare is acYe are my friends, if ye do complished; that her iniquity whatsoever I command you. is pardoned : for she hath Henceforth I call you not received of the Lord's hand servants; for the servant double for all her sins. The knoweth not what his lord voice of him that crieth in doeth: but I have called you the wilderness, Prepare ye friends; for all things that the way of the Lord, make I have heard of my Father I straight in the desert a highhave made known unto you. way for our God. Every Ye have not chosen me, but valley shall be exalted, and I have chosen you, and or- every mountain and hill shall dained you, that ye should be made low, and the crooked go and bring forth fruit, and shall be made straight, and that your fruit should remain: the rough places plain. And that whatsoever ye shall ask the glory of the Lord shall of the Father in my Name, be revealed, and all flesh shall he may give it you.
see it together: for the mouth
of the Lord hath spoken it.Saint John Baptist's Day. The voice said, Cry. And he The Collect.
said, What shall I cry? All A
LMIGHTY God, by flesh is grass, and all the
flower of the field. The grass Not so; but he shall be called withereth, the flower fadeth, John. And they said unto because the Spirit of the Lord her, There is none of thy kinbloweth upon it: surely the dred that is called by this people is grass.
The grass name. And they made signs withereth, the flower fadeth; to his father, how he would but the word of our God have him called. And he ask, shall stand for ever. O Zion, ed for a writing-table, and that bringest good tidings, wrote, saying, His name is get thee up into the high John. And they marvelled all. mountain: 0 Jerusalem, that And his mouth was opene bringest good tidings, lift up immediately, and his tongue thy voice with strength; lift loosed, and he spake, and it
up, be not afraid: say unto praised God. And fear came the cities of Judah, Behold on all that dwelt round about your God. Behold, the Lord them; and all these sayings God will come with strong were noised abroad throughhand, and his arm shall rule out all the hill-country of for him : behold, his reward Judæa.
Judæa. And all they that is with him, and his work had heard them laid them up before him. He shall feed in their hearts, saying, What his flock like a shepherd; he manner of child shall this be? shall gather the lambs with And the hand of the Lord his arm, and carry them in was with him. And his fahis bosom, and shall gently ther Zacharias was filled with lead those that are with the holy Ghost, and propheyoung
sied, saying, Blessed be the The Gospel. St. Luke i. 57. Lord God of Israel: for he LISABETH's full time hath visited and redeemed his
came that she should be people, and hath raised up an delivered; and she brought horn of salvation for us in forth a son. And her neigh- the house of his servant Dabours and her cousins heard vid; as he spake by the how the Lord had shewed mouth of his holy prophets, great mercy upon her; and which have been since the they rejoiced with her. And world began; that we should it came to pass, that on the be saved from our enemies, eighth day they came to cir- and from the hand of all that cumcise the child; and they hate us; to perform the mercalled him Zacharias, after cy promised to our fathers, the name of his father. And and to remember his holy his mother answered and said, covenant; the oath which he:
of the hands of our enemies: A the king stretched forth
sware to our father Abraham, sing glory; thro' Jesus Christ that he would grant unto us, our Lord. Amen. that we, being delivered out For the Epistle. Acts xii. 1.
, BOUT that time Herod might serve him without fear, in holiness and righteousness his hands to vex certain of before him all the days of the Church. And he killed our life. And thou, Child, James the brother of John shalt be called the Prophet of with the sword. And bethe Highest: for thou shalt go cause he saw it pleased the before the face of the Lord Jews, he proceeded further to to prepare his ways; to give take Peter also. (Then were knowledge of salvation unto the days of unleavened bread.) his people, by the remission of And when he had apprehendtheir sins, through the tendered him, he put him in prison, mercy of our God, whereby and delivered him to four the day-spring from on high quaternions of soldiers to keep hath visited us; to give light him, intending after Easter to them that sit in darkness to bring him forth to the and in the shadow of death, people. Peter therefore was to guide our feet into the kept in prison; but prayer way of peace. And the child was made without ceasing of grew, and waxed strong in the Church unto God for him. spirit; and was in the deserts And when Herod would have till the day of his shewing brought him forth, the same unto Israel.
night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound
with two chains; and the Saint Peter's Day. keepers before the door kept The Collect.
the prison. And behold, the O Almighty God, who by angel of the Lord came upon
thy Son Jesus Christ him, and a light shined in the didst give to thy Apostle prison; and he smote Peter Saint Peter many excellent on the side, and raised him gifts, and commandedst him up, saying, Arise up quickly. earnestly to feed thy flock; And his chains fell off from Make, we beseech thee, all his hands. And the angel Bishops and Pastors diligently said unto him, Gird thyself, to preach thy holy Word, and and bind on thy sandals: and the people obediently to fol- so he did. And he saith unlow the same, that they may to him, Cast thy garment receive the crown of everlast- about thee, and follow me.