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circumcising of the childę his name was called Iefus, which was lóc named of the lugell, before hec was

conceiuet in the wombi:

and knew her not till the Tiad brought forth duer first born Son; and he called his name Jesus.

The Circumcision of Christ.

The Collect. Almighty God, who madest thy blessed Son to be cir Acumcised,and obedient to the law for man; Gran us the true circumcision of the Spirit, that our hearts and all our members being mortified from all worldl and carnal lusts, we may in all things obey thy blesie will

, through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 4. 8.
Lelled is the man to whom theLord will not imput

lin. Cometh this blelledness then upon the circum cifion only,or upon the uncircumcision also? For we fay. that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousnets How was it then reckoned? when he was in circumciion,or in uncircumcision ? not in circumcifion, but in ancircumcision. And he received the sign of circumciion,a seal of the righteousness of the faith which he had det being uncircumcised ; that he might be the father fall them that believe though they be not circumcised. hat righteousness might be imputed unto them also: Ind the father of circumcision to them who are not of he circumcision only,but alfo walk in the steps of that aith of our father Abraham, which he had being yet mcircumcised.For the promisethat he ihould be the heir of the world was not to Abraham or to his feed, through he law, but through the righteouiness of faith. For il hey which are of the law be heirs, faith is inade void, nd the promise made of none effect.

The Gospel. S. Luke 2. 15.
Nd it came to pais as the angels were gone avvay

from them into heaven, the shepherds faid ore to nother, Let us novv go even unto Bethlehem, and tec his thing vụhich is come to pass, vvhich the Lord hach


made krawn unto us. And they came with halte, and found Mury and Joseph,and the babe lying in a manger, And when they I aiseen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it, wondred at those things which were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept allthese things and pondered them in her heart." And the shepherds returned,glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

he rame Collect,Epistle and Gospel shall serve for every day after, unto the Epiphany, The Epiphany,or the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.

The Collect.
God, who by the leading of a star didst manifest

thy only begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant, that we which know thee now by faith, may after this life havethe fruition of thy glorious Godhead, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Ephes. 3. 1.
Or this cause, I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for

you Gentiles ; if ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God, which is given me to you-ward : How that by revelation he made known unto me the myitery ( as I wrote afore in few words, whereby when ye read ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) which in other ages was not made known into the fons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit: That the Gentiles should be fellow-heirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Chrift, by the gospel : Whereof I was made a minister , according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual

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