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The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. soldiers under me: and I say E not wise in your own con
unto this man, Go, and he ceits. Recompense to no
goeth; and to another, Come, man evil for evil. Provide and he cometh; and to my serthings honest in the sight of all vant, Do this, and he doeth it. men. If it be possible, as much When Jesus heard it, he mar: as lieth in you, live peaceably, yelled, and said to them that with all men. Dearly beloved, followed, Verily I say unto you,
I have not found so great faith, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for no not in Israel. And I say it is written, Vengeance is mine; unto you, that many shall come I will repay, saith the Lord. from the east and west, and Therefore, if thine enemy hun shall sit down with Abraham,
. ger, feed him; if he thirst, give and Isaac, and Jacob, in the
; him drink: for in so doing thou kingdom of heaven: But the shalt heap coals of fire on his children of the kingdom shall head. Be not overcome of evil, be cast out into outer darkness; ; but overcome evil with good.
ing of teeth. And Jesus said The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 1.
unto the Centurion, Go thy THEN he was come down way, and as thou hast believed,
from the mountain, great so be it done unto thee. And multitudes followed him. And his servant was healed in the behold, there came a leper and self-same hour. worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth The fourth Sunday after the his hand, and touched him, say:
Epiphany. ing, I will; be thou clean.' And immediately his leprosy was
The Collect. cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man, nito O God, who knowest us to
be set in the midst of so go thy way, show thyself to the many and great dangers, that by priest, and offer the gift that reason of the frailty of our naMoses commanded for a testi- ture we cannot always stand upmony unto them. And when right; grant to us such strength Jesus was entered into Caper- and protection, as may support naum, there came unto him a us in all dangers, and carry us Centurion beseeching him, and through all temptations, through saying, Lord, my servant lieth Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. “And Jesus
The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1. saith unto him, I will come and Levery souhl be subject
ET heal Centurion
unto the higher powers swered and said, Lord, I am for there is no power but of not worthy that thou shouldest God: the powers that be are come under my roof; but speak ordained of God. Whosoever, the word only, and iny servant therefore, resisteth the power, shall be healed. For I am a resisteth the ordinance of God: man under authority, having and they that resist, shall re
ceive to themselves damnation. ing fierce, so that no man might For rulers are not a terror to pass by that way. And, behold, good works, but to the evil. they cried out, saying, What Wilt thou then not be afraid of have we to do with thee, Jesus, the power? do that which is thou Son of God? art thou good, and thou shalt have praise come hither to torment us beof the same: for he is the mi. fore the time? And there was nister of God to thee for good. a good way off from them an But if thou do that which is herd of many swine, feeding. evil, be afraid; for he beareth So the devils besought him, not the sword in vain: for he saying, If thou cast us out, sufis the minister of God, a re- fer us to go away into the herd venger to execute wrath upon of swine. And he said unto him that doeth evil. Where- them, Go. And when they fore ye must needs be subject, were come out, they went into not only for wrath, but also for the herd of swine; and, behold, , conscience sake. For, for this the whole herd of swine ran cause pay ye tribute also; for violently down a steep place they are God's ministers, at- into the sea, and perished in tending continually upon this the waters. And they that kept very thing. Render, therefore, them fled, and went their ways to all their dues; tribute to into the city, and told every whom tribute is due, custom thing, and what was befallen to to whom custom, fear to whom the possessed of the devils. fear, honour to whom honour. And, behold, the whole city The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23. when they saw him, they be
came out to meet Jesus; and ND when he was entered sought him, that he would de
followed him. And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship
The fifth_Sunday after the was covered with the waves;
Epiphany. but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and
The Collect. awoke him, saying, Lord, save
Lord, we beseech thee us, we perish. And he saith
to keep thy Church and unto them, Why are ye fearful, Household continually in thy O ye of little faith? Then he true religion, that they who do arose, and rebuked the winds lean only upon the hope of thy and the sea, and there was a heavenly grace, may evermore great calm. But the men mar- be defended by thy mighty velled, saying, What manner power, through Jesus Christ of man is this, that even the our Lord. Amen. winds and the sea obey him? And when he was come to the
The Epistle. Col. iii. 12.
other side, into the country of PUT on therefore (as the elect
of God, holy and ) two possessed with devils, com- bowels of mercies, kindness, ing out of the tombs, exceed. humbleness of mind, meekness,
long-suffering ; forbearing one The sixth Sunday after the another, and forgiving one ano
Epiphany. ther, if any man have
a quarrel against any; even as Christ for
The Collect. gave you, so also do ye. And, above all these things, put on
O God, whose blessed Son Charity, which is the bond of was manifested that he perfectness. And let the peace might destroy the works of the of God rule in your hearts, to devil, and make us the sons of the which also ye are called in God, and heirs of eternal life; one body; and be ye thankful. grant us, we beseech thee, that Let the word of Christ dwell in having this hope, we may puri. you richly in all wisdom; teach- fy ourselves, even as he is pure; ing and admonishing one ano- that when he shall appear again ther in psalms, and hymns, and with power and great glory, we spiritual songs; singing with may be made like unto him in grace in your hearts to the Lord. his eternal and glorious kingAnd whatsoever ye do in word dom ; where, with thee, O Fa. or deed, do all in the name of ther, and thee, O Holy Ghost, the Lord Jesus; giving thanks he liveth and reigneth, ever one to God and the Father by him. God, world without end. Amen. The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 24.
The Epistle. 1 John iii. 1. THE kingdom of heaven is
But while men slept, his enemy stowed upon us, that we should came and sowed tares among be called the sons of God; the wheat, and went his way. therefore the world knoweth us But when the blade was sprung not, because it knew him not. up, and brought forth fruit, then Beloved, now are we the sons appeared the tares also. So the of God; and it doth not yet apservants of the householder pear what we shall be: but we came and said unto him, Sir, know, that when he shall appear, didst not thou sow good seed in we shall be like him; for we thy field ? from whence then shall see him as he is. And hath it tares? He said unto them, every man that hath this hope An enemy hath done this. The in him purifieth himself, even as servants said unto him, Wilt he is pure. Whosoever comthou then that we go and gather mitteth sin, transgresseth also them up? But he said, Nay; the law ; for sin is the translest, while ye gather up the gression of the law. And ye tares, ye root up also the wheat know that he was manifested to with them. Let both grow to take away our sins; and in him gether until the harvest; and in is no sin. Whosoever abideth the time of harvest I will say to in him, sinneth not: whosoever the reapers, Gather ye together sinneth, hath not seen him, neifirst the tares, and bind them in ther known him. Little chilbundles to burn them; but ga- dren, let no man deceive you : ther the wheat into my barn. he that doeth righteousness is
God was manifested, that he o Lardurably be hear the
righteous, even as he is righ- The Sunday called Septuagee. teous. He that committeth sin sima, or the third Sunday beis of the devil; for the devil
fore Lent. sinneth from the beginning.
The Collect. purpose
, we beseech might destroy the works of the devil.
prayers of thy people, that we,
who are justly punished for The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiv. 23. delivered by thy goodness, for
our offences, may be mercifully 'HEN if any man shall say Jesus Christ our Saviour, who
the glory of thy name, through unto you, Lo, here is Christ, liveth and reigneth with thee or there ; believe it not. For and the Holy Ghost, ever one there shall arise false Christs God, world withoutend. Amen. and faise Prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders;
The Epistle, 1 Cor. ix. 24. inso much that (if it were
possi- K Nye not, that they
NOW they very
which run in a elect. Behold, I have told you but one receiveth the prize? So before. Wherefore, if they shall run, that ye may obtain. And say unto you, Behold, he is in every man that striveth for the the desert; go not forth: be. mastery, is temperate in all hold, he is in the secret cham- things. Now they do it to obbers ; believe it not. For as tain a corruptible crown, but we the lightning cometh out of the an incorruptible. I therefore so east, and shineth even unto the run, not as uncertainly; so fight west; so shall also the coming 1, not as one that beateth the air: of the Son of man be. For but I keep under my body, and wheresoever the carcase is, there bring it into subjection, lest will the eagles be gathered to that by any means, when Í have gether. Immediately after the preached to others, I myself tribulation of those days, shall should be a castaway. the sun be darkened, and the The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 1.
. moon shall not give her light, THE kingdom of heaven is
stars fall hea. ven, and the powers of the hea- householder, which went out vens shall be shaken. And then early in the morning to hire lashall appear the sign of the Son bourers into his vineyard. And of man in heaven; and then when he had agreed with the shall all the tribes of the earth labourers for a penny a day, he mourn, and they shall see the sent them into his vineyard. Son of man coming in the And he went out about the third clouds of heaven, with power hour, and saw others standing and great glory, And he shall idle in the market place, and said send his angels with a great unto them, Go ye also into the sound of a trumpet, and they vineyard, and whatsoever is right shall gather together his elect I will give you. And they went from the four winds, from one their way. Again he went out end of heaven to the other. about the sixth and ninth hour,
unto them, Go ye also into the YE suffer fools gladly, seeing
and did likewise. And about fully grant that by thy power the eleventh hour he went out, we may be defended against all and found others standing idle, adversity, through Jesus Christ and saith unto them, Why our Lord. Amen. stand ye here all the day idle?
The Epistle. 2 Cor. xi. 19, They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us.
ye yourselves are wise. vineyard, and whatsoever is For ye suffer if a man bring you right, that shall ye receive. So into bondage, if a man devour when even was come, the Lord you, if a man take of you, if a of the vineyard saith unto his man exalt himself, if a man steward, Call the labourers, and smite you on the face. I speak give them their hire, beginning as concerning reproach, as from the last unto the first. And though we had been weak: howwhen they came that were hir- beit, whereinsoever any is bold ed about the eleventh hour, (I speak foolishly) I am bold they received every man a pen- also. Are they Hebrews ? so ny. But when the first came, am I: are they Israelites? so they supposed that they should am I: are they the seed of have received more; and they Abraham? so am I: are they likewise received every man a ministers of Christ? (I speak as penny. And when they had re. a fool) I am more: In labours ceived it, they murmured against more abundant ; in stripes athe good man of the house, say- bove measure; in prisons more ing, These last have wrought frequent; in deaths oft. Of the but one hour, and thou hast Jews five times received I forty made them equal unto us, which stripes save one; thrice was I have borne the burden and heat beaten with rods; once was I of the day. But he answered stoned; thrice I suffered ship one of them, and said, Friend, wreck; a night and a day I have I do thee no wrong; didst not been in the deep; in journeythou agree with me for a penny? ings often; in perils of waters; Take that thine is, and go thy in perils of robbers; in perils by way; I will give unto this last mine own countrymen; in peeven as unto thee. Is it not law- rils by the heathen; in perils in ful for me to do what I will with the city; in periis in the wildermine own? Is thine eye evil, ness; in perils in the sea; in because I am good ? So the last perils among false brethren; in shall be first, and the first last; weariness and painfulness; in for many be called, but few watchings often; in hunger and chosen.
thirst; in fastings often ; in cold
and nakedness; besides those The Sunday called Sexagesima, things that are without, that
or the second Sunday before which cometh upon me daily, Lent.
the care of all the Churches. The Collect.
Who is weak, and I am not O
Lord God, who seest that weak? who is offended, and I
we put not our trust in burn not? If I must needs any thing that we do; merci- glory, I will glory of the things