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Saint Matthias's Day.
ALMIGHTY God, who into
male that openeth the womb shall child grew, and waxed strong in be called holy to the Lord,) and to spirit, filled with wisdom; and the offer a sacrifice, according to that grace of God was upon him. which is said in the law of the Lord. A pair of turtle-doves, or two young pigeons. And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was same the place of the traitor Judas, man was just and devout, waiting didst choose tny faithful servant for the consolation of Israel: and Matthias, to be of the number of the Holy Ghost was upon him. the twelve Apostles; grant that thy And it was revealed unto him by Church, being always preserved the Holy Ghost, that he should not from false Apostles, may be ordered see death, before he had seen the and guided by faithful and true Lord's Christ. And he came by Pastors, through Jesus Christ our the Spirit into the temple; and Lord. Amen.
when the parents brought in the For the Epistle. Acts i. 15. child Jesus, to do for him after the IN those days Peter stood up in custom of the law, then took he him up in his arms, and blessed said, (the number of the names God, and said, Lord, now lettest together were about an hundred thou thy servant depart in peace, and twenty;) Men and brethren, t according to thy word: For mine this Scripture must needs have eyes have seen thy salvation; been fulfilled, which the Holy which thou hast prepared before Ghost by the mouth of David spake the face of all people; a light to before concerning Judas, who was lighten the Gentiles, and the glory guide to them that took Jesus. of thy people Israel. And Joseph For he was numbered with and us, and his mother marvelled at those had obtained part of this ministry, e things which were spoken of him. Now this man purchased a field And Simeon blessed them, and said with the reward of iniquity; and unto Mary his mother, Behold, this falling headlong, he burst asunder child is set for the fall and rising in the midst, and all his bowels again of many in Israel; and for a gushed out. And it was known to sign which shall be spoken against, all the dwellers at Jerusalem; inso(yea, a sword shall pierce through much as that field is called in their thy own soul also,) that the proper tongue, Aceldama, that thoughts of many hearts may be to say, The field of blood. For it revealed. And there was one Anna, is written in the book of Psalms, a prophetess, the daughter of Pha- Let his habitation be desolate, and nuel, of the tribe of Aser; she was let no man dwell therein: and his of a great age, and had lived with Bishoprick let another take. Where an husband seven years from her fore of these men, which have com virginity; and she was a widow of panied with us all the time that the about fourscore and four years, Lord Jesus went in and out amon which departed not from the tem- us, beginning from the baptism ol ple, but served God with fastings John, unto that same day that h and prayers night and day. And was taken up from us, must one b she, coming in that instant, gave ordained to be a witness with u thanks likewise unto the Lord, and of his resurrection. And they ap spake of him to all them that look-pointed two, Joseph called Barsa ed for redemption in Jerusalem. Ibas, who was surnamed Justus, an And when they had performed al., Matthias. And they prayed, an things according to the law of the said, Thou, Lord, which knowes Lord, they returned into Galilee, to the hearts of all men, show whethe their own city Nazareth. And the of these two thou hast chosen: tha
All child and waxed
at grace of God was up i
Saint Matthias The Collect ALMIGHTY God, the place of the tra g didst choose thy fat Matthias, to be of the ar
a. the twelve Apostles;
id Lord, the Enide, de those days Peters the midst of the dis d said, (the number of t st together were about e, and twenty;) Men and e this Scripture must need been fulfilled, which t
God unto a city of Galilee, named The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 25. Nazareth, to a Virgin espoused to ATthat time Jesus answered, and a man whose name was Joseph, of said, I thank thee, O Father, the house of David; and the VirLord of heaven and carth, because gin's name was Mary. And the thou hast hid these things from the angel came in unto her, and said, wise and prudent, and hast reveal- Hail, thou that art highly favoured, ed them unto babes. Even so, Fa-the Lord is with thee; blessed art ther, for so it seemed good in thy thou among women. And when sight. All things are delivered ur- she saw him, she was troubled at to me of my and no man bis saying, and cast in her mind knoweth the Son but the Father; what manner of salutation this neither knoweth any man the Fa-should be. And the angel said unto ther, save the Son, and he to whom- her, Fear not, Mary; for thou hast soever the Son will reveal him. found favour with God. And beCome unto me, all ye that labour hold, thou shalt conceive in thy and are heavy laden, and I will womb, and bring forth a son, and
e Ghost by the mouth of Drive you rest. Take my yoke up-shalt call his name Jesus. He shall
on you, and learn of me; for I am be great, and shall be called the Son meek and lowly in heart: and ye of the Highest; and the Lord God shall find rest unto your souls. For shall give unto him the throne of my yoko is easy, and my burden is his father David. And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be
s falling headlong, he bus The Annunciation of the blessed no end. Then said Mary unto the
before concerning Judas, yguide to them that to hFor he was numbered wit e had obtained part of the Now this man purchlight
d/with the reward of in
be may take part of this ministry bear a son, and shall call his name
gave forth their lots: and the lot The Gospel. St. Luke i. 26.
in the midst, and all algushed out. And it wa
all the dwellers at Jerusak beseech thee, O Lord, pour answered and said unto her, The
tay grace into our hearts; that Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, as we have known the incarnation and the power of the Highest shall of thy Son Jesus Christ by the mès-overshadow thee; therefore also
h/much as that field is called proper tongue, Aceldam to say, The field of blo
angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel
is written in the book age of an angel; so by his cross that holy thing which shall be born
and passion we may be brought of thee, shall be called the Son
again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask thing shall be impossible. And
Let his habitation be des let no man dwell therein Bishoprick let another take fore of these men, which ha panied with us all the time Lord Jesus went in and us, beginning from the ba John, unto that same day was taken up from us, m rdained to be a witnes of his resurrection. And pointed two, Joseph cale
bas, who was surnamed Just David; Is it a small thing for
Matthias. And they pr
the hearts of all men, show of these two thou hast ch
Saint Mark's Day.
ALMIGHTY God, who hast instructed thy holy Church
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and with the heavenly doctrine of thy
you to weary men, but will yel
said, Thou, Lord, which Lord himself shall give you a sign:
Evangelist Saint Mark; give us and I in you. As the branch grace, that being not like children cannot bear fruit of itself, except carried away with every blast of vain it abide in the vine; no more can 2 doctrine, we may be established ye, except ye abide in me. I am in the truth of thy holy Gospel, the vine, ye are the branches, He through Jesus Christ our Lord. that abideth in me, and I him, Amen. the same bringeth forth much fruit The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 7. for without me ye can do nothing. UNTO every one of us is given If a man abide not in me, he is grace, according to the measure cast forth as a branch, and is with of the gift of Christ. Wherefore ered; and men gather them, and he saith, When he ascended up on cast them into the fire, and they high, he led captivity captive, and are burned. If ve abide in me, gave gifts unto men. (Now that and my words abide in you, ye he ascended, what is it but that he shall ask what ye will, and it shail also descended first into the lower be done unto you. Herein is my parts of the earth? He that de- Father glorified, that ye bear much scended is the same also that as- fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. cended up far above all heavens, As the Father hath loved me, so that he might fill all things.) And have I loved you: continue ye in he gave some apostles, and some my love. If ye keep my commandprophets, and some evangelists, and ments, ye shall abide in my love; some pastors and teachers; for the even as I have kept my Father's perfecting of the saints, for the commandments, and abide in his work of the ministry, for the edify- love. These things have I spoken ing of the body of Christ; till we unto you, that my joy might reall come in the unity of the faith, main in you, and that your joy and of the knowledge of the Son of right be full. God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every ALMIGHTY God, whom trudoctrine, by the sleight ly to know is everlasting life; of men, and cunning craftiness, grant us perfectly to know thy Son whereby they lie in wait to de-Jesus Christ to be the way, the ceive; but speaking the truth in truth, and the life; that following love, may grow up into him in all the steps of thy holy Apostles, things, which is the head, even Saint Philip and Saint James, we Christ: From whom the whole bo- may steadfastly walk in the way dy fitly joined together, and com-that leadeth to eternal life, through pacted by that which every joint the satne thy Son Jesus Christ our supplieth, according to the effectual Lord. Amen. working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in
The Epistle. St. James i. 1. JAMES, a servant of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered
The Gospel. St. John xv. 1. I AM the true vine, and my Fa- abroad, greeting. My brethren, ther is the husbandman, Eve- count it all joy when ye fall into ry branch in me that weareth not divers temptations; knowing this, fruit, he taketh away; and every that the trying of your faith workbranch that beareth fruit, he pur-eth patience. But let patience geth it, that it may bring forth have her perfect work, that ye may more fruit. Now ve are clean be perfect and entire, wanting through the word which I have nothing. If any of you lack wis spoken unto you. Abide in me, dom, let him ask of God, that
Saint Philip and Saint James's
and I in you. As the
cast forth as a branch, as
Gas burned. If ye alus:
and my words abide in
all ask what ye will
giveth to all men liberally, and Father, and the Father in me? upbraideth not, and it shall be The words that I speak unto you, given him. But let him ask in faith, I speak not of myself; but the nothing wavering: for he that wa- Father that dwelleth in me, he vereth is like a wave of the sea, doeth the works. Believe me, that I driven with the wind, and tossed. am in the Father, and the Father in For let not that man think that he me; or else believe me for the very shall receive any thing of the Lord. works' sake. Verily, verily, I say A double-minded man is unstable unto you, He that believeth on me, in all his ways. Let the brother the works that I do shall he do of low degree rejoice in that he is also; and greater works than these, exalted, but the rich in that he is shall he do; because I go unto my made low; because as the flower Father. And whatsoever ye shall of the grass he shall pass away. ask in my name, that will I do, that For the sun is no sooner risen with the Father may be glorified in the a burning heat, but it withereth Son. If ye shall ask any thing in the grass, and the flower thereof my name, I will do it. falleth, and the grace of the fashion As the Father hath love of it perisheth: so also shall the have I loved you: contine rich man fade away in his ways.| my love. If ye keep my cas Blessed is the man that enduretli ments, ye shall abide temptation; for when he is tried, hel
LORD God Almighty, who didst endue thy holy Apostle
commandments, and ale which the Lord hath promised to the Holy Ghost; leave us not, we even as I have kept my shall receive the crown of life, Barnabas with singular gifts of love. These things have them that love him.
unto you, that my joy main in you, and that might be full
beseech thee, destitute of thy ma The Gospel. St. John xiv. 1. nifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use AND Jesus said unto his disci-them alway to thy honour and glo ples, Let not your heart be ry, through Jesus Christ our Lord. troubled ye believe in God, be-Amen.
Day The Collect. ALMIGHTY God,
In my Father's For the Epistle. Acts xi. 22. house are many mansions; if itIDINGS of these things came were not so, I would have told you. unto the ears of go to prepare a place for you.
which was in Jerusalem: and they
ly to know is everlast And if I go and prepare a place for sent forth Barnabas, that he should grant us perfectly to know you, I will come again, and receive go as far as Antioch: who, when Jesus Christ to be the you unto myself; that where he came, and had seen the grace of the steps of the hol whither I go, ye know, and thejall, that with purpose of heart they truth, and the life; that fam, there ye may be also, And God, was glad; and exhorted them n Saint Philip and Saint Ja way ye know. Thomas saith unto would cleave unto the Lord. For may steadfastly walk in him, Lord, we know not whither he was a good man, and full of the that leadeth to eternal lit thou goest, and how can we know Holy Ghost, and of faith: and it the same thy Son Jesus C the way? Jesus saith unto him, Imuch people was added unto the
way, the truth, and the life; Lord. Then departed Barnabas to
il Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. St. James no man cometh unto the Father Tarsus for to seek Saul: And when AMES, a servant of G but by me. If ye had known me, he had found him, he brought him twelve tribes which are also: and from henceforth ye know pass, that a whole year they assem of the Lord Jesus Chrye should have known my Father unto Antioch. And it came to
and have seen him. Philip saith bled themselves with the Church,
a-abroad, greeting. My
e- count it all jov when re unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and taught much people: and the ot divers temptations; know and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto disciples were called Christians ry that the trying of your fan, Have I been so long time with first in Antioch. And in these days reth patience. But let you, and yet hast thou not known came prophets from Jerusalem unto n/be perfect and entire seen the Father; and how say-of them, named Agabus, and signihhave her perfect work, te, Philip? He that hath seen me, Antioch. And there stood up one ejnothing. If any of you latest thou, then, Show us the Father?fed by the Spirit, that there should dom, let him ask of believest thou not that I am in thelbe great dearth throughout all ti
Saint Philip and Saint lieve also in me.
Saint Barnabas the Apostle.
world: which came to pass in the Every valley shall be exalted, and days of Claudius Cæsar. Then the every mountain and hill shall be disciples, every man according to made low: and the crooked shall his ability, determined to send re- be made straight, and the rough lief unto the brethren which dwelt places plain. And the glory of the in Judea. Which also they did, Lord shall be revealed, and al and sent it to the elders by the flesh shall see it together; for the hands of Barnabas and Saul. mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. The Gospel. St. John xv. 12. The voice said, Cry. And he said, THIS is my commandment, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, That ye love one another, as I and all the goodliness thereof is as have loved you. Greater love hath the flower of the field. The grass no man than this, that a man lay withereth, the flower fadeth, be down his life for his friends. Ye cause the Spirit of the Lord bloweth are my friends, if ye do whatsoever upon it; surely the people is grass. I command you. Henceforth I The grass withereth, the flower call you not servants; for the ser- fadeth; but the word of our Gød vant knoweth not what his lord shall stand for ever. O Zion, that doeth but I have called you bringest good tidings, get thee up friends; for all things that I have into the high mountain: O Jerusa heard of my Father, I have made lem, that bringest good tidings, lift known unto you. Ye have not up thy voice with strength; if it chosen me, but I have chosen you, up, be not afraid; say unto the and ordained you, that ye should cities of Judah, Behold your God! go and bring forth fruit, and that Behold, the Lord God will come your fruit should remain: that with strong hand, and his arm shall whatsoever ye shall ask of the Fa-rule for him: behold his reward is ther in my name, he may give it you. with him, and his work before him. He shall feed his flock like a shep herd; he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
The Gospel. St. Luke i. 57. LISABETH'S full time came that she should be delivered;
ALMIGHTY God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy Son our Saviour, by preaching repentance; make us so to follow his and she brought forth a son. And doctrine and holy life, that we her neighbours and her cousins may truly repent according to his heard how the Lord had showed preaching; and after his example great mercy upon her; and they constantly speak the truth, boldly rejoiced with her. And it came to rebuke vice, and patiently suffer pass, that on the eighth day they for the truth's sake, through Jesus came to circumcise the child; and Christ our Lord. Amen. they called him Zacharias, after For the Epistle. Isa. xl. 1. the name of his father. And his COMFORT ye, comfort ye my mother answered and said, Not só people, saith your God. Speak but he shall be called "John. And ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and they said unto her, There is none cry unto her, that her warfare is of thy kindred that is called by this accomplished, that her iniquity is name, And they made signs to pardoned: for she hath received of his father, how he would have him the Lord's hand double for all her called. And he asked for a writing sins. The voice of him that crieth table, and wrote, saying, His name in the wilderness, Prepare ye the is John. And they marvelled all way of the Lord, make straight in And his mouth was opened imme the desert a high way for our God, diately and his tongue loosed, and
Saint John Baptist's Day.