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office; so we, being many, are one thy people, and grant us thy peace body in Christ, and every one mem- all the days of our life, through Jebers one of another.
sus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 41. The Epistle. Rom. xü. 6.
AVING then gifts, differing OW his parents went to Je-HA NOW rusalem every year at the
according to the grace that is feast of the passover. And when given to us, whether prophecy, let he was twelve years old, they went us prophesy according to the proup to Jerusalem, after the custom portion of faith; or ministry, let of the feast. And when they had us wait on our ministering; or he fulfilled the days, as they returned, that teacheth, on teaching; or he the child Jesus tarried behind in that exhorteth, on exhortation: he Jerusalem; and Joseph and his that giveth, let him do it with simmother knew not of it. But they, plicity; he that ruleth, with dilisupposing him to have been in the gence; he that showeth mercy, company, went a day's journey, with cheerfulness. Let love be and they sought him among their without dissimulation. Abhor that kinsfolk and acquaintance. And which is evil, cleave to that which when they found him not, they is good. Be kindly affectioned one turned back again to Jerusalem, to another with brotherly love, in seeking him. And it came to pass, honour preferring one another: that after three days they found him not slothful in business; fervent in in the temple, sitting in the midst spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing of the doctors, both hearing them, in hope; patient in tribulation; and asking them questions. And
And continuing instant in
disall that heard him were astonished tributing to the necessity of saints; at his understanding and answers. given to hospitality. Bless them And when they saw him they were which persecute you; bless, and amazed: and his mother said un-curse not. Rejoice with them that to him, Son, why hast thou thus do rejoice, and weep with them dealt with us? behold, thy father that weep. Be of the same mind and I have sought thee sorrowing. one towards another. Mind not And he said unto them, How is it high things, but condescend to that ye sought me? wist ye not men of low estate. that I must be about my Father's
The Gospel. St. John ï. 1. business? And they understood not
ND the third day there was a the saying which he spake unto
marriage in Cana of Galilee, them. And he went down with and the mother of Jesus was there. them, and came to Nazareth, and And both Jesus was called, and his was subject unto them: but his disciples, to the marriage. And mother kept all these sayings in when they wanted wine, the moher heart." And Jesus increased ther of Jesus saith unto him, They in wisdom,
and stature, and in fa- have no wine. Jesus saith unto vour with God and man.
her, Woman, what have I to do
with thee? mine hour is not yet The second Sunday after the comc. His mother saith unto the Epiphany.
servants, Whatsoever he saith unThe Collect.
to you, do it. And there were set God, who dost govern all ter the manner of the purifying of
things in heaven and earth; mer- the Jews, containing two or three cifully hear the supplications of firkins a-piece. Jesus saith unto
them, Fill the water-pots with wa- multitudes followed him. And ter. 'And they filled them up to behold, there came a leper and the brim. And he saith unto them, worshipped him, saying, Lord, if Draw out now, and bear unto the thou wilt, thou canst make me governor of the feast. And they clean. And Jesus put forth his bare it. When the ruler of the hand, and touched him, saying, I feast had tasted the water that was will be thou clean. And immemade wine, and knew not whence diately his leprosy was cleansed. it was (but the servants which And Jesus saith unto him, See thou drew the water knew) the gover- tell no man, but go thy way, show nor of the feast called the bride-thyself to the priest, and offer the groom, and saith unto him, Eve-gift that Moses commanded for a ry man at the beginning doth set testimony unto them. And when forth good wine, and when men Jesus was entered into Capernaum, have well drunk, then that which there came unto him a Centurion, is worse: but thou hast kept the beseeching him, and saying, Lord, good wine until now. This be- my servant lieth at home sick of the ginning of miracles did Jesus in palsy, grievously tormented. And Cana of Galilee, and manifested Jesus saith unto him, I will come forth his glory, and his disciples and heal him. The Centurion anbelieved on him.
swered and said, Lord, I am not The third_Sunday after the
worthy that thou shouldest come Epiphany.
under my roof; but speak the word
only, and my servant shall be healThe Collect.
ed. For I am a man under auA
God, mercifully look upon and I say unto this man, Go, and our infirmities, and in all our dan- he goeth; and to another, Come, gers and necessities stretch forth and he cometh; and to my servant, thy right hand to help and defend Do this, and he doeth it. When us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and Amen.
said to them that followed, Verily The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. I say unto you, I have not found E not wise in your own con- so great faith, no not in Israel. And
ceits. Recompense to no I say unto you, that many shall man evil for evil. Provide things come from the east and west, and honest in the sight of all men. If shall sit down with Abraham, and it be possible, as much as lieth in Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom you, live peaceably with all men. of heaven: But the children of the Dearly beloved, avenge not your- kingdom shall be cast out into outer selves, but rather give place unto darkness; there shall be weeping wrath; for it is written, Vengeance and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. said unto theCenturion, Go thy way, Therefore, if thine enemy hunger, and as thou hast believed, so be it feed him; if he thirst, give him done unto thee. And his servant drink: for in so doing thou shalt was healed in the self-same hour. heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but over
The fourth Sunday ofter the come evil with good.
Epiphany. The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 1.
The Collect. WHEN he was come down O GOD, who knoweșt
us to be , !
and great dangers, that by reason was a great calm. But the men of the frailty of our nature we can-marvelled, saying, What manner not always stand upright; grant to of man is this, that even the winds us such strength and protection, as and the sea obey him? And when may support us in all dangers, and he was come to the other side, into carry us through all temptations, the country of the Gergesenes, through Jesus Christ our Lord. there met him two possessed with Amen.
devils, coming out of the tombs, The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1. exceeding fierce, so that no man ET every soul be subject unto might pass by that way.. And be
the higher powers; for there hold, they cried out, saying, What is no power but of God: the pow- have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou ers that be are ordained of God. Son of God? art thou come hither Whosoever, therefore, resisteth the to torment us before the time? And power, resisteth the ordinance of there was a good way off from God: and they that resist, shall them an herd of many swine, feedreceive to themselves damnation. ing: So the devils besought him, For rulers are not a terror to good saying, If thou cast us out, suffer works, but to the evil. Wil thou us to go away into the herd of then not be afraid of the power? swine. And he said unto them, do that which is good, and thou Go. And when they were come shalt have praise of the same: for out, they went into the herd of he is the minister of God to thee swine; and behold, the whole herd for good. But if thou do that of swine ran violently down a steep which is evil, be afraid; for he place into the sea, and perished in beareth not the sword in vain: for the waters. And they that kept he is the minister of God, a reven- them fled, and went their ways inger to execute wrath upon him that to the city, and told every thing, doeth evil. Wherefore ye must and what was befallen to the posneeds be subject, not only for sessed of the devils. And behold, wrath, but also for conscience the whole city came out to meet sake. For, for this cause pay ye Jesus; and when they saw him, tribute also; for they are God's they besought him, that he would ministers, attending continually depart out of their coasts. upon this very thing. Render, therefore, to all their dues; tribute
The fifth Sunday after the to whom tribute is due, custom to
Epiphany. whom custom, fear to whom fear,
The Collect. honour to whom honour.
LORD, we beseech thee to The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23. keep thy Church and House
a ship, his disciples followed gion, that they who do lean only him. And behold, there arose a upon the hope of thy heavenly great tempest in the sea, insomuch grace, may evermore be defended that the ship was covered with the by thy mighty power, through Jewaves; but he was asleep. And sus Christ our Lord. Amen. his disciples came to him and The Epistle, Col. iii. 12.
UT on we perish. And he saith unto them, of Why are ye fearful, 0 ye of little bowels of mercies, kindness, humfaith? Then he arose, and rebuked bleness of mind, meekness, longthe winds and the sea, and there suffering: forbearing one another,
and forgiving one another, if any make us the sons of God, and heirs man have a quarrel against any; of eternal life; grant us, we beeven as Christ forgave you, so also seech thee, that having this hope, do ye. And, above all these things, we may purify ourselves, even as put on Charity, which is the bond he is pure; that when he shall apof perfectness. And let the peace pear again with power and great of God rule in your hearts, to the glory, we may be made like unto which also ye are called in one him in his eternal and glorious body; and be ye thankful. Let the kingdom; where, with thee, O word of Christ dwell in you rich-Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, ly, in all wisdom; teaching and ad- he liveth and reigneth, ever one monishing one another in psalms, God, world without end. Amen. and hymns, and spiritual songs; The Epistle. 1 John ïï. 1. singing with grace in your hearts
Be the Father hath bestowto the Lord. And whatsoever ye love the Father hath bestowdo in word or deed, do all in the ed upon us, that we should be callname of the Lord Jesus; giving ed the sons of God; therefore the thanks to God and the Father by world knoweth us not, because him.
it knew him not. Beloved, now
kened unto a man which be: but we know, that when he
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiv. 23. The sixth Sunday after the
THEN if any man shall say un
to you, Lo, here is Christ, or
there; believe it not. For there The Collect.
shall arise false Christs and false O
GOD, whose blessed Son prophets, and shall show great
was manifested that he might signs and wonders; insomuch that destroy the works of the devil, and (if it were possible) they shall de
ceive the very elect. Behold, I fore so run, not as uncertainly ; so have told you before. Wherefore, fight I, not as one that beateth the if they shall say unto you, Behold, air: But I keep under my body he is in the desert; go not forth: and bring it into subjection, lest behold, he is in the secret cham-that by any means, when I have bers; believe it not. For as the preached to others, I' myself should lightning cometh out of the east, be a cast-away. and shineth even unto the west; so The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 1. shall also the
coming of the Son THE kingdom of heaven is like carcase is, there will the eagles be holder, which went out early in the gathered together. Immediately morning to hire labourers into his after the tribulation of those days, vineyard. And when he hadagreed shall the sun be darkened, and the with the labourers for a penny a moon shall not give her light, and day, he sent them into his vineyard. the stars shall fall from heaven, And he went out about the third and the powers of the heavens shall hour, and saw others standing idle be shaken. And then shall ap- in the market-place, and said unto
the sign of the Son of man them,Go ye also into the vineyard, in heaven; and then shall all the and whatsoever is right I will give tribes of the earth mourn, and they you. And they went their way. shall see the Son of man coming Again he went out about the sixth in the clouds of heaven, with pow- and ninth hour, and did likewise. er and great glory. And he shall And about the eleventh hour he send his angels with a great sound went out, and found others standof a trumpet, and they shall gathering idle, and saith unto them, Why together his elect from the four stand ye here all the day idle? They winds, from one end of heaven to say unto him, Because no man hath the other.
hired us. He saith unto them, Go The Sunday called Septuagesima, soever is right, that shall ye receive.
ye also into the vineyard, and whator the third Sunday before Lent. So when even was come, the lord The Collect.
of the vineyard saith unto his stewO
LORD, we beseech thee fa-ard, Call the labourers, and give
vourably to hear the prayers them their hire, beginning from the of thy people, that we, who are last unto the first. And when they justly punished for our offences, came, that were hired about the may be mercifully delivered by thy eleventh hour, they received every goodness, for the glory of thy name, man a penny. But when the first through Jesus Christ our Saviour, came, they supposed that they who liveth and reigneth with the should have received more; and and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, they likewise received every man a world without end. Amen. penny. And when they had receiv
The Epistle. 1 Cor ix. 24. ed it, they murmured against the K
NOW ye not, that they which good man of the house, saying,
run in a race, run all, but one These last have wrought but one receiveth the prize? So run, that hour, and thou hast made them ye may obtain. And every man equal unto us, which have borne that striveth for the mastery, is the burden and heat of the day. But temperate in all things. Now they heanswered one of them, and said, do it to obtain a corruptible crown, Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst but we an incorruptible. I there-Inot thou agree with me for a pen