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For the Epistle. Ifa. 7. 10,
Oreover the Lord spake again unto Ahaz, saying,

Ask thee a sign of the Lord thy God; ask it ei: ther in the depth, or in the height above. But Ahaz said, I will not ask, neither will I tempt the Lord. And he said, hear ye now, house of David, Is it a {mall thing for you to weary men, but will ye weary my God allo ? Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign, Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and fhall call his name Immanuel. Butter and honey. shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choofe the good.

The Gospel. S. Luke 1, 26. Nd in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man, whose name was Jofeph, of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary. And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee; Blessed art thou among women. And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of falutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary; for thou haft found favour with God. And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; And the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David. And he Thall reign over the house of Jacob for ever, and of his king. dom there shall be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? And the angel answered and said unto her, The holy Ghost shall come upon thee,and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God. And behold, thy cousin Elizabeth, the hath also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the fixel

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month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing thall be unpoffible.' And Mary faid, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. :)

miast Saint Marks day.

The Collect. Almighty God, who halt instructed thy holy

Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evángelist Saint Mark; Give us gráce that being not

like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in the truth of thy holy Gospel through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephef.4.7:
Nto every one of us is given graće according to the

['measure of the gift of Chrif. Wherefore he faith; When he ascended up on high he led captivity captive; and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended; what is it but that he also defcended first into the lower parts of the earth ? He that defcended; is the same also that afcended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and fome evangelists, and some pastors and teachers ; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the miniftry, for the edifying of the body of Chrift; till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure ofthe stature of the fulness of Christ; that we henceforth beno more children tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but fpeaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Chrift. From whom the whole body fitly joyned together and compacted by that which every joynt supplieth, according to the effeCual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifving of it félf in love,

J Am the tfué vine, and my, Father is the husbandman,

Every, branch in me that beareth not früit, he taketh away ; and every branch that béareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.Abide in nie, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of it felf, except it abide in the winę ; No more can ye, ex cept ye abide in me, Jam the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same brióg eth forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered ; and men gather them, and cast them

j into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me.and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it Thall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; fo fhall ye bémy disciples. As the Father hath loved me, fo haved loved you; continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye fhall abide in my love ; even as I have kept my Fathers commandments, and abide in his love. These things

4.9 have I spoken unto you, that my joy miglit remain in you, and that your joy might be full is ,

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tort to
Ilie Saint Philip and Spint James day.

The Collect.
O God

life; Grant us perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way the truth,and the life; that following.the steps of thy holy Apostles, Saint Philip and Saint James, we may stedfastly walk in the wayithat; leadeth to eternal life, through the same thy Son Jesus Christ bur Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. S. Tames 1. 1. Ames a servant of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ

to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad greetingMy brethren,count it all joy when ye fall into

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