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And the Angell came in vita her and said Haile thou that art Highly fauoured the LORD w with thee Bleffed art thou Among women
take. Wherefore of these men which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginping from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection. And they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabaś. who was surnamed Juftus, and Matthias. And they prayed, and faid, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, fhew whether of these two thou haft chofen; that he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. And they gave forth their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbred with the eleven Apostles.
The Gospel. S. Matth.11.25. T that time Jefus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these
haft hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even fo, Father, for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son but the Father; neither knoweth any man the
Father, fave the Son and he to whom foever the Son will
our hearts, that as we have known the Incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ by the mellage of an Angel; so by his cross and passion we may be brought unto the glory of his resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.