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men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a fhip with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediatly left the ship and their father, and followed hím.
Saint Thomas the Apostle.
The Collect Almighty and everliving God, who for the more
confirmation of the faith didit fuffer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be doubtful in thy Sons resurrection : Grant us so perfectly and without all doubt to believe in thy Son Jesus Christ, that our faith in thy sight may never be reproved. Hear us, O Lord, through the same Jesus Christ, to whom with thee and the holy Ghost be all honour and glory now and for evermore. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephef. 2. 19.
reigners, but fellow-citizens with the saints, and of the houshold of God; and are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone ; in whom all the building fitly framed together, groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord ; in whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit..
The Gospel. S. John 20. 24. "Homas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was
not with them when Tesus came. fciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print
of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them : then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst,and said, Peace be unto you. Then faith he to Thomas, Reach hither
thy finger and behold my hands, and reach hither thy hand and thrust it into my side, and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas anfwered and said unto him, My Lord, and my God. Jesus-faith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast. feen me, thou hast believed; blessed are they that have not seen,and yet have believed And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ,the Son of God, and that believing.. ye might have life through his Name...
The Conversion of Saint Paul.
The Collect. O
God, who through the preaching of the blessed
Apostle Saint Paul, haft caused the light of the Gospel to shine throughout the world ; Grant, we befeech thee, that we having his wonderful conversion in remembrance, may shew forth our thankfulness unto thee for the same, by following the holy doctrine which he taught , through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Epistlé. Acts.9. 1. A Nd Saul yet breathing out threatnings and slaugh
ter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high prielt, and désired of him letters to Damascus to the fynagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were nien or women , he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus, and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven. And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, Who art thou, Lord ? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest : It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished, said, Lord,what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arife, and go nto the city and it shall be toll thee what thou must do.