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The Collect.


houshold continually in thy true religion , that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power, through. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. Col. 3. 12.


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Ut on therefore (as the elect of God, holy and be

loved ) bowels of mercies , kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, forbearing one another and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any ; even as Christ forgave you, so allo do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts,to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns, and spiritual fongs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whaiscever yedo in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God, and the Father by him.

The Gospel. S. Matth. 13• 24


He kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man, which

fonet good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came and lowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit,tlien appeared the tares also. So the

ants of the hou holder came and said unto him, Sir,

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The Paralles of the Sowers and Tares Mat :13 16

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then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up ? But he faid, Nay, lest

, while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat

, with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gat ther yetogether first the tares,and bind them in bundles to burn them : but gather the wheat into my barn.

The fixth Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Collecta


God, whose blessed Son was manifested', that inc

might destroy the works of the devil,and make us the fons of God and heirs of eternal life; grant 'ls wo beseech thee, that having this hope, we may purifie our felves, even as he is pure, that when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made lika unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom, where with thee, O Father, and thee, O holy Ghost, he livetid and reigneth,erer one God,world without end. Ameri,

The Epistle. I S. John 3.1.
Ehold,what manner of lovethe Father hath bestois.

upon us,thatuave should be called the fons of God. therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. Beloved, now are we the fons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be:but we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him:for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him, purifierh himself,even as he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin,tranfgresleth also the law:for sin is the transz ression of the law. And ye know that he was mani. feited to take away our sins; and in him is no fin."


bever abideth in him, sinneth not: whosoever sinneth, lath not seen him,neither known him. Little children, et no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness, is ighteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth in is of the devil : for the devil sinneth from the beginring. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, hat he might destroy the works of the devil.

The Gospel. S. Matth.24. 23.


'Hen if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is

Christ, or there: believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets,and Mall shew great ligns and wonders ; insomuch that (if it were posible) they shalt deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before. Wherefore , if they shall say unto you, Behold he is in the desert, go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers,believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the welt: so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be ga. thered together. Immediatly after the tribulation of those days, shall the sun be darkned, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars Niall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens: shall be shaken. And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then thall all the tribes of the earth mourn and they hall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven vith power and great glory. And he fliall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gaher together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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