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ther was guile' found in his
The Gospel, mouth; who when he was reviled, reviled, not again;
John xvi. 16 - 20. when he suffered, he threatened not, but committed JESUS said to his discihimself to him who judgeth ples, A little while and ye righteously; who his own shall not see me; and again self bare our sins in his own a little while and ye shall see body on the tree; that we me; because I go to the Fabeing dead to sin, should live ther. Then said some of his unto
righteousness; by disciples among themselves, whose stripes ye were healed.
What is this that he saith For ye were as sheep going unto us, A little while and astray; but are now returned ye shall not see me ; and unto the shepherd and bish- again, a little while and ye op of your souls.
shall see me; and, Because I go to the Father ?. They said
therefore, What is this that The Third Sunday after he saith, A little while ? We Easter.
cannot tell what he saith.
Now Jesus knew that they THE COLLECT.
were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye
inquire among yourselves of ALMIGHTY God, who
that I said, A little while showest to those who are and ye shall not see me; and in error the light of thy again, a little while and ye truth, to the intent that shall see me? Verily, verily, they may return into the
shall way of righteousness; weep and lainent, but the
world shall rejoice; and ye graut unto all those who are admitted into the fel
shall be sorrowful, but your
sorrow shall be turned into lowship of Christ's relig
joy. ion, that they may avoid those things that are con
THE EPISTLE. į trary to their profession, and follow all such things
1 Pet. ii. 11 – 17. as are agreeable to the DEARLY beloved, I bethrough Jesus seech you as strangers and Amen.
pilgrims, abstain from fleshly
lusts, which war against the love the thing which thou soul; having your conversa commandest, and desire tion honest among the Gen that which thou dost tiles; that whereas they promise ; that so among speak against you as evil
the sundry and manifold doers, they may, by your good works which they shall changes of the world, our behold, glorify God in the hearts may surely there day of visitation. Submit be fixed, - where true joys yourselves to every ordinance are to be found, through of man, for the Lord's sake; Jesus Christ our Lord. whether it be to the king, as Amen. supremie ; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent
THE GOSPEL. by him for the punishment of evil doers, and for the
John xvi. 5- 15. praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, ciples, Now I go my way to
JESUS said unto his disthat with well doing ye
him who sent me, and none may put to silence the igno. rance of foolish men ; as
of you asketh me, Whither free, and not using your lib
goest thou? but because I
have said these things unto erty for a cloak of maliciousness, but as the servants of you, sorrow hath filled your
. Nevertheless, I tell God. Honor all men ; love the brotherhood ; fear God; you the truth, it is expedient honor the king.
that I you, go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him
And when he is The Fourth Sunday after come, he will reprove the Easter.
world of sin, and of righ
teousness, and of judgment; THE COLLECT.
of sin, because they believe
not on me; of righteousness, O ALMIGHTY God,
because I go to my Father,
and who alone canst order the
ye see me no more; of
judgment, because the prince unruly wills and affections
of this world is judged. I of sinful men ; grant unto have yet many things to say thy people, that they may
but ye cannot bear
them now. Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth; for he shall not speak of himself, but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak; and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me; for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine ; therefore said I, that he shall receive of mine and show it unto you.
THE EPISTLE. James i. 17–21.
EVERY good gift, and
every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of malice, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
The Fifth Sunday after Easter.
O LORD, from whom all good things do come ; grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
THE Gospel. John xvi. 23 — 33.
VERILY, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: the time cometh, when I shall no more speak to you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name : and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you; for the Father himself loveth you, be
cause ye have loved me, and goeth his way, and straighthave believed that I came way forgetteth what manner out from God. I came forth
of man he was. But whoso from the Father, and am
looketh into the perfect law come into the world : again of liberty, and continueth I leave the world, and go therein, he being not a forto the Father. His disciples getful hearer, but a doer of said unto him, Lo, now
the work, this man shall be speakest thou plainly, and
blessed in his deed. If any speakest no proverb. Now man among you seem to be are we sure that thou know- religious, and bridleth not est all things, and needest not his tongue, but deceiveth his that any man should ask own heart, this man’s religthee; by this we believe that
ion is vain. Pure religion, thou camest forth from God. and undefiled, before God Jesus answered them, Do
and the Father, is this, To now believe? Behold, the
visit the fatherless and widhour cometh, yea, is now
ows in their affliction, and to come,
keep himself unspotted from tered, every man to his own,
the world. and shall leave me alone : and yet
I am not alone, because the Father is with me.
The Ascension Day. These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye THE COLLECT. might have peace. In the world shall have tribula GRANT, we beseech tion; but be of good cheer; thee, Almighty God, that I have overcome the world, like as we do believe thy
only begotten Son our THE EPISTLE.
Lord Jesus Christ to have James i. 22— 27.
ascended into the heav
ens, so we may also in BE ye
doers of the word, heart and mind thither and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. For if ascend, and with him any be a hearer of the word, continually dwell, who and not a doer, he is like liveth to make intercesunto a man beholding his sion for us, at the right natural face in a glass; for hand of God, for ever and he beholdeth himself, and ever. Amen.
I made, O Theophilus, of
all that Jesus began both to Mark xvi. 14 – 20.
do and teach, until the day JESUS appeared unto the
in which he was taken up, eleven, as they sat at meat,
after that he, through the and upbraided them with holy Spirit, had given comtheir unbelief and hardness mandments unto the Aposof heart, because they be
tles whom he had chosen ; lieved not those who had to whom also he showed himseen him after he was risen. self alive, after his passion, And he said unto them, Go by many infallible proofs; ye into all the world, and being seen
of them forty preach the gospel to every days, and speaking of the creature. He who believeth things pertaining
to the and is baptized, shall be kingdom of God.
And saved, but he who believeth being assembled together not, shall be damned. And with them, he commanded these signs shall follow them them that they should not who believe. In my name
depart from Jerusalem, but shall they cast out devils ; wait for the promise of the they shall speak with new
Father, which, saith he, ye
have heard of me. tongues; they shall take up
For serpents; and if they drink John truly baptized with any deadly thing, it shall not water ; but
shall be baphurt them; they shall lay tized with the holy Spirit not hands on the sick, and they many days hence. When they shall
So then, therefore were come togethafter the Lord had spoken er, they asked of him, saying, unto them, he was received Lord, wilt thou at this time up into heaven, and sat on restore again the kingdom the right hand of God. And to Israel ? And he said they went forth and preach
unto them, It is not for you ed everywhere, the Lord to know the times or the working with them, and con seasons, which the Father firming the word with signs hath put in his own power ; following.
but ye shall receive power
after that the holy Spirit is FOR THE EPISTLE.
come upon you; and ye
shall be witnesses unto me, Acts i. 1-11.
both in Jerusalem, and in THE former treatise have
all Judea, and in Samaria,