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The third Sunday after the And immediately his leprosy Epiphany
was cleansed. And Jesus The Collect.
saith unto him, See thou tell LMIGHTY and ever- no man, but go thy way,
lasting God, mercifully shew thyself to the priest, look upon our infirmities, and and offer the gift that Moses in all our dangers and neces- commanded, for a testimony sities stretch forth thy right unto them. And when Jesus hand to help and defend us ; was entered into Capernaum, through Jesus Christ our there came unto him a centuLord. Amen.
rion beseeching him, and sayThe Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. ing, Lord, my servant lieth E not wise in your own at home sick of the palsy,
conceits. Recompense to grievously tormented. ` And no man evil for evil. Pro-Jesus saith unto him, I will vide things honest in the come and heal him. The sight of all men. If it be centurion answered and said, possible, as much as lieth in Lord, I am not worthy that you, live peaceably with all thou shouldest come men. Dearly beloved, avenge der my roof; but speak the not yourselves, but rather word only, and my servant give place unto wrath; for it shall be healed. For I am a is written, Vengeance is man under authority, having mine; I will repay, saith the soldiers under me: and I say Lord. Therefore, if thine unto this man, Go, and he enemy hunger, feed him; if goeth; and to another, Come, he thirst, give him drink : and he cometh ; and to my for in so doing thou shalt servant, Do this, and he doheap coals of fire on his head. eth it. When Jesus heard Be not overcome of evil, but it, he marvelled, and said to overcome evil with good. them that followed, Verily I The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 1. say unto you, I have not
HEN he was come found so great faith, no not
down from the moun- in Israel. And I say unto tain, great multitudes follow- you, That many shall come ed him. And behold, there from the east and west, and came a leper and worshipped shall sit down with Abrahim, saying, Lord, if thou ham, and Isaac, and Jacob, wilt, thou canst make me in the kingdom of heaven. clean. And Jesus put forth But the children of the kinghis hand, and touched him, dom shall be cast out into saying, I will; be thou clean. outer darkness: there shall
be weeping and gnashing of for good. But if thou do teeth. And Jesus said unto that which is evil, be afraid; the centurion, Go thy way, for le beareth not the sword and as thou hast believed, so in vain : for he is the minister be it done unto thee. And of God, a revenger to exehis servant was healed in the cute wrath upon him that self-same hour.
doeth evil. Wherefore ye
must needs be subject, not The fourth Sunday after the only for wrath, but also for Epiphany.
conscience sake. For for this The Collect.
cause pay ye tribute also; for O ,
to be set in the midst tending continually upon this of so many and great dan- very thing: Render theregers, that by reason of the fore to all their dues ; tribute
to whom tribuţe is due, cusfrailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright;
tom to whom custom, fear Grant to us such strength
to whom fear, honour to
whom honour. and protection, as may sup, port us in all dangers, and The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23. tions; "through Jesus
Christ A ed into a ship, his disour Lord. Amen.
ciples followed him. And beThe Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1. hold, there arose a great temLE
ET every soul be subject pest in the sea, insomuch that
unto the higher powers; the ship was covered with the for there is no power but of waves: but he was asleep. God: the powers that be are And his disciples came to ordained of God. Whoso him, and awoke him, saying, ever therefore resisteth the Lord, save us, we perish. power resisteth the ordinance And he saith unto them, of God:, and they that resist Why are ye fearful, O ye of shall receive to themselves little faith? Then he arose, damnation. For rulers are and rebuked the winds and not a terror to good works, the sea, and there was a great but to the evil. Wilt thou calm. But the men marvelthen not be afraid of the led, saying, What manner power? do that which is of man is this, that even the good, and thou shalt have winds and the sea obey him! praise of the same : for he is And when he was come to the minister of God to thee the other side into the coun
try of the Gergesenes, there true religion; that they who met him two possessed with do lean only upon the hope devils, coming out of the of thy heavenly grace may tombs, exceeding fierce, so evermore be defended by thy that no man might pass by mighty power; through Jethat way. And behold, they sus Christ our Lord. Amen. cried out, saying, What have The Epistle. Col. iii. 12. we to do with thee, Jesus
UT on therefore, as the thou Son of God? art thou elect of God, holy and come hither to torment us beloved, bowels of mercies, before the time? And there kindness, humbleness of mind, was a good way off from meekness, long-suffering; forthem an herd of many swine, bearing one another, and forfeeding. So the devils be- giving one another, if any sought him, saying, If thou man have a quarrel against cast us out, suffer us to go any; even as Christ forgave away into the herd of swine. you, so also do ye. And And he said unto them, Go. above all these things put on And when they were come charity, which is the bond out, they went into the herd of perfectness. And let the of swine: and behold, the peace of God rule in your whole herd of swine ran vio- hearts, to the which also lently, down a steep place ye are called in one body; into the sea, and perished in and be ye thankful. Let the the waters. And they that word of Christ dwell in you kept them fled, and went richly in all wisdom, teachtheir
ways into the city, and ing and admonishing one antold every thing, and what other in psalms, and hymns, was befallen to the possessed and spiritual songs, singing of the devils. And behold, with grace in your hearts the whole city came out to to the Lord. And whatsomeet Jesus : and when they ever ye do, in word or deed, saw him, they besought him, do all in the Name of the that he would depart out of Lord Jesus, giving thanks to their coasts.
God and the Father by him.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 24.
is likened unto a man The Collect.
which sowed good seed in his O
Lord, we beseech thee field. But while men slept,
to keep thy Church and his enemy came and sowed houshold continually in thy | tares among the wheat, and
went his way.
But when with thee, () Father, and the blade was sprung up, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth brought forth fruit, then ap- and reigneth, ever one God, peared the tares also. So the world without end. Amen. servants of the housholder The Epistle. 1 St. John iii. 1. came, and said unto him, Sir; I BEof love the
Father hath didst not thou sow good seed in thy field ? from whence bestowed upon us, that we then hath it tares? He said should be called the sons of unto them, An enemy hath God: therefore the world done this. The servants said knoweth us not, because it unto him, Wilt thou then knew hin not. Beloved, that we go and gather them now are we the sons of God, up: But he said, Nay; lest and it doth not yet appear while ye gather up the tares, what we shall be: but we ye root up also the wheat know, that, when he shall with them. Let both grow appear, we shall be like him; together until the harvest; for we shall see him as he is. and in the time of harvest And every man that hath I will say to the reapers, this hope in him purifieth himGather ye together first the self, even as he is pure. Whotares, and bind them in soever committeth sin transbundles to burn them : but gresseth also the law : for gather the wheat into my sin is the transgression of the
law. And ye know that he The sixth Sunday after the was manifested to take away Epiphany.
our sins; and in him is no The Collect.
sin. Whosoever abideth in O
God, whose blessed Son him sinneth not: whosoever
was manifested that he sinneth hath not seen him, inight destroy the works of neither known him. Little the devil, and make us the children, let no man deceive sons of God, and heirs of you: he that doeth righteternal life; Grant us, we eousness is righteous, even as beseech thee, that, having he is righteous. He that this hope, we may purify committeth sin is of the ourselves, even as he is pure; devil : for the devil sinneth that, when he shall appear from the beginning. For this again with power and great purpose the Son of God was glory, we may be made like manifested, that he might unto him in his eternal and destroy the works of the glorious kingdom; where devil.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiv. 23. | the four winds, from one end
'HEN if any man shall of heaven to the other.
say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it The Sunday called Septuagesinot. For there shall arise false Christs, and false pro
ma, or the third Sunday be
fore Lent. phets, and shall shew great
The Collect. signs and wonders; much that (if it were possible) O Lord, we beseech the
favourably to hear the they shall deceive the very prayers of thy people ; that elect. Behold, I have told we, who are justly punished you before.
Wherefore, if for our offences, may be merthey shall say unto you, Be- cifully delivered by thy goodhold, he is in the desert; go ness, for the glory of thy not forth: behold, he is in Name; through Jesus Christ the secret chambers; believe our Saviour, who liveth and it not. For as the lightning reigneth with thee and the cometh out of the east, and Holy Ghost, ever one God, shineth even unto the west ; world without end. Amen. so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.
The Epistle. Cor. ix. 24.
For wheresoever the carcase is
NOW ye not, that they there will the eagles be
which run in a race run gathered together. Immedi- all
, but one receiveth the ately after the tribulation of prize? So run that ye may those days shall the sun be obtain. And every man that darkened, and the moon shall striveth for the mastery is not give her light, and the temperate in all things : now stars shall fall from heaven, they do it to obtain a corand the powers of the hea-ruptible crown, but we an vens shall be shaken. And incorruptible. I therefore so then shall appear the sign of run, not as uncertainly; so the Son of Man in heaven : fight I, not as one that beatand then shall all the tribes eth the air : but I keep unof the earth mourn, and they der my body, and bring it inshall see the Son of Man to subjection, lest that by coming in the clouds of hea- any means, when I have ven, with power and great preached to others, I myself glory. And he shall send his should be a cast-away. angels with a great sound of The Gospel. St. Matth. xx. I.
gather together his elect from
T HE kingdom
is like unto a man that 78
a trumpet, and
they shall ga- Tisiken un to a man that