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to them the light of thy Holy speak in our tongues the won-
: Jif ye love
, through the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth mandments. And I will pray and reigneth with thee, in the the Father, and he shall give unity of the same Spirit, one you another Comforter, that he God, world without end. Amen. may abide with you for ever; For the Epistle. Acts ii. 1.
even the Spirit of truth, whom
the world cannot receive, beTHEN the day of Pentecost cause it seeth him not, neither
was fully come, they were knoweth him: but ye know all with one accord in one place: him; for he dwelleth with you, And suddenly there came a and shall be in you. I will not sound from heaven, as of a leave you comfortless; I will rushing mighty wind, and it come to you. Yet a little while filled all the house where they and the world seeth meno more; were sitting. And there appear- but ye see me: because I live, ed unto them cloven tongues, ye shall live also. At that day like as of fire, and it sat upon ye shall know that I am in my each of them: And they were Father, and ye in me, and I in all filled with the Holy Ghost; you. He that hath my comand began to speak with other mandments, and keepeth them, tongues, as the Spirit gave them he it is that loveth me; and he utterance. And there were that loveth me, shall be loved dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, de- of my Father; and I will love vout men, out of every nation him, and will manifest myself under heaven. Now when this to him. Judas saith unto him, was noised abroad, the multi- (not Iscariot) Lord, how is it tude came together, and were that thou wilt manifest thyself confounded, because that every unto us, and not unto the world? man heard them speak in his Jesus answered and said unto own language. And they were him, If a man love me, he will all amazed, and marvelled, say- keep my words; and my Father ing one to another, Behold, are will love him, and we will come not all these which speak Gali- unto him, and make our abode leans? and how hear we every with him. He that loveth me man in our own tongue where- not, keepeth not my sayings: in we were born? Parthians, and the word which ye hear is and Medes, and Elamites, and not mine, but the Father's the dwellers in Mesopotamia, which sent me. These things and in Judea, and Cappadocia, have I spoken unto you, being in Pontus, and Asia, Phyrgia, yet present with you. But the and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and Comforter, which is the Holy in the parts of Lybia about Cy. Ghost, whom the Father will rene, and strangers of Rome, send in my name, he shall teach Jews and Proselytes, Cretes and you all things, and bring all Arabians, we do hear them things to your remembrance,
whatsoever I have said unto by Jesus Christ, (he is Lord of you. Peace I leave with you, all;) that word, I say, ye know, my peace I give unto you: not which was published throughas the world giveth, give I un- out all Judea, and began from to you. Let not your heart be Galilee, after the baptism which troubled, neither let it be afraid. John preached: How God Ye have heard how I said unto anointed Jesus of Nazareth you, I go away, and come again with the Holy Ghost, and with unto you. If ye loved me, ye power; who went about doing would rejoice, because I said, good, and healing all that were I go unto the Father: for my oppressed of the devil; for God Father is greater than I. And was with him. And we are witnow I have told you before it nesses of all things which hedid, come to pass, that when it is both in the land of the Jews, come to pass, ye might believe. and in Jerusalem; whom they Hereafter I will not talk much slew, and hanged on a tree: with you: for the prince of this Him God raised
the third world cometh, and hath nothing day, and showed him openly; in me. But that the world may not to all the people, but unto know that I love the Father; witnesses chosen before of God; and as the Father gave me com even to us, who did eat and mandment, even so I do. drink with him after he rose
from the dead. And he comMonday in Whitsun-Week. manded us to preach unto the
people, and to testify that it is he The Collect.
which was ordained of God to O God, who as at this time be the judge of quick and dead.
didst teach the hearts of thy To him give all the prophets faithful people, by sending to witness, that through his name, them the light of thy Holy Spi- whosoever believeth in him, rit; grant us by the same Spirit shall receive remission of sins. to have a right judgment in all While Peter yet spake these things, and evermore to rejoice words, the Holy Ghost fell on in his holy comfort, through all them who heard the word. the merits of Christ Jesus our And they of the circumcision Saviour, who liveth and reign- who believed, were astonished, eth with thee, in the unity of as many as came with Peter, the same Spirit, one God, world because that on the Gentiles alwithout end. Amen.
so was poured out the gift of the
Holy Ghost. For they heard For the Epistle. Acts x. 34.
them speak with tongues, and THE 'HEN Peter opened his magnify God. Then answered
mouth, and said, Of a truth Peter, Can any man forbid waI perceive that God is no re- ter, that these should not be specter of persons; but in every baptized, who have received nation, he that feareth him, and the Holy Ghost as well as we? worketh righteousness, is ac- And he commanded them to be cepted with him. The word baptized in the name of the which God sent unto the child- Lord. Then prayed they him ren of Israel, preaching peace to tarry certain days.
The Gospel. St. John iii. 16. word of God, they sent unto GhD
OD so loved the world, that them Peter and John; who,
he gave his only begotten when they were come down, Son, that whosoever believeth prayed for them, that they in him should not perish, but might receive the Holy Ghost: have everlasting life. For God (For as yet he was fallen upon sent not his Son into the world none of them; only they were to condemn the world, but that baptized in the name of the the world through him might Lord Jesus:) Then laid they be saved. He that believeth on their hands on them, and they him is not condemned: but he received the Holy Ghost. that believeth not is condemned
The Gospel. St. John x. 1. already, because he hath not believed in the name of the on ERILY, verily, I say unto ly begotten Son of God. And you, He that entereth not this is the condemnation, that by the door into the sheepfold, light is come into the world, but climbeth up some other and men loved darkness rather way, the same is a thief and a than light, because their deeds robber. But he that entereth were evil. For every one that in by the door, is the shepherd doeth evil hateth the light, of the sheep. To him the porneither cometh to the light, lest ter openeth; and the sheep hear his deeds should be reproved. his voice; and he calleth his But he that doeth truth cometh own sheep by name, and leadto the light, that his deeds may eth them out. And when he be made manifest, that they are putteth forth his own sheep, he wrought in God.
goeth before them, and the sheep follow him; for they
know his voice: and a stranger Tuesday in Whitsun-Week.
will they not follow, but will
flee from him; for they know The Collect.
not the voice of strangers. This O
God, who as at this time parable spake Jesus unto them;
didst teach the hearts of but they understood not what thy faithful people, by sending things they were which he spake to them the light of thy Holy unto them. Then said Jesus Spirit; grant us by the same unto them again, Verily, veriSpirit to have a right judgment ly, I say unto you, I am the in all things, and evermore to door of the sheep: All that ever rejoice in his holy comfort, came before me are thieves and through the merits of Christ robbers; but the sheep did not Jesus our Saviour, who liveth hear them. I am the door: by and reigneth with thee, in the me if any man enter in, he shall unity of the same Spirit, one be saved, and shall go in and God, world without end. Amen. out, and find pasture. The For the Epistle. Acts viii. 14. and to kill, and to destroy:
thief cometh not but for to steal, THEN
, were at Jerusalem, heard life, and that they might have that Samaria had received the it more abundantly.
Trinity-Sunday. and round about the throne,
were four beasts full of eyes The Collect.
before and behind: And the LMIGHTY and everlast- first beast was like a lion, and
ing God, who hast given the second beast like a calf, and unto us thy servants grace, by the third beast had a face as a the confession of a true faith, man, and the fourth beast was to acknowledge the glory of like 'a Aying eagle. And the the eternal Trinity, and in the four beasts had each of them power of the divine Majesty to six wings about him; and worship the Unity; we beseech they were full of eyes within : thee that thou wouldest keep us and they rest not day and night, steadfast in this faith, and ever- saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord more defend us from all adverGod Almighty, who was, and sities, who livest and reignest, is, and is to come. And when one God, world without end. those beasts give glory, and hoAmen.
nour, and thanks to him that
sat on the throne, who liveth For the Epistle. Rev. iv. 1.
for ever and ever, the four and FTER this I looked, and twenty elders fall down before
behold, a door was opened him that sat on the throne, and in heaven : and the first voice worship him that liveth for ever which I heard, was as it were and ever, and cast their crowns of a trumpet, talking with me; before the throne, saying, Thou which said, Come up hither, art worthy, O Lord, to receive and I will show thee things glory, and honour, and power; which must be hereafter. And for thou hast created all things, immediately I was in the Spirit; and for thy pleasure they are, and behold, a throne was set and were created. in heaven, and one sat on the throne: and he that sat was to
The Gospel. St. John iii. 1. look upon like a jasper and a
THERE was a man of the sardine-stone: and there was a Pharisees, named Nicoderain-bow round about the mus, a ruler of the Jews: The throne, in sight like unto an same came to Jesus by night, emerald. And round about and said unto him, Rabbi, we the throne were four and twenty know that thou art a teacher seats; and upon the seats I saw come from God: For no man four and twenty elders sitting, can do these miracles that thou clothed in white raiment; and doest, except God be with him. they had on their heads crowns Jesus answered and said unto of gold: and out of the throne him, Verily, verily, I say unto proceeded lightnings, and thun- thee, except a man be born derings, and voices. And there again, he cannot see the king. were seven lamps of fire burn- dom of God. Nicodemus saith ing before the throne, which are unto him, How can a man be the seven spirits of God. And born when he is old ? can he before the throne, there was a enter the second time into his sea of glass, like unto crystal. mother's womb, and be born? And in the midst of the throne, Jesus answered, Verily, verily,
I say unto thee, except a man please thee, both in will and be born of water, and of the deed, through Jesus Christ our Spirit, he cannot enter into the Lord. Amen. kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh, is flesh; and
The Epistle, 1 John iv. 7. that which is born of the Spirit, ELOVED, let us love one
BELO is spirit. Marvel not that I said another: for love is of unto thee, ye must be born God, and every one that loveth again. The wind bloweth where is born of God, and knoweth it listeth, and thou hearest the God. He that loveth not, knowsound thereof, but canst not tell eth not God; for God is love. whence it cometh, and whither In this was manifested the love it goeth; so is every one that of God towards us, because that is born of the Spirit. Nicode- God sent his only begotten Son mus answered and said unto into the word, that we might him, How can these things be? live through him. Herein is Jesus answered and said unto love, not that we loved God, him, Art thou a master of Is- but that he loved us, and sent rael, and knowest not these his Son to be the propitiation things ? Verily, verily, I say un- for our sins. Beloved, if God to thee, we speak that we do so loved us, we ought also to know, and testify that we have love one another. seen; and ye receive not our hath seen God at any time. If witness. If I have told you we love one another, God dwelearthly things, and ye believe leth in us, and his love is pernot; how shall ye believe, if I fected in us. Hereby know we tell you of heavenly things ? that we dwell in him, and he in And no man hath ascended up us; because he hath given us to heaven, but he that came of his Spirit. And we have seen down from heaven, even the and do testify, that the Father Son of man, who is in heaven. sent the Son to be the Saviour And as Moses lifted up the ser- of the world. Whosoever shall pent in the wilderness, even so confess that Jesus is the Son of must the Son of man be lifted God, God dwelleth in him, and up; that whosoever believeth he in God. And we have in him should not perish, but known and believed the love have eternal life.
that God hath to us. God is
love; and he that dwelleth in The first Sunday after Trinity. love, dwelleth in God, and God
in him. Herein is our love The Collect.
made perfect, that we may have O
God, the strength of all boldness in the day of judg
those who put their trust ment; because as he is, so are in thee, mercifully accept our we in this world. There is no prayers; and because, through fear in love; but perfect love the weakness of our mortal na. casteth out fear; because fear ture, we can do no good thing hath torment: He that feareth, without thee, grant us the help is not made perfect in love. of thy grace, that in keeping We love him, because he first thy commandments we may loved us.
If a man say, I love