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tarry till I coine what is that to child, and his mother, and fee
Out of Egypt have I called my
that he was mocked of the wise The Colieet.
men, was exceeding wroth, and of the mouths of babes and ren that were in Bethlehem, sucklings hati ordained firength, and in all the coafis thereof, and madeft infants tu glorify from two years old and under,
thee by their deaths; Mortify according to the rime which he mis# and kill all vices in us, and so had diligently inquired of the web strengthen us by thy grace, that wise men. Then was fulfilled T by the innocency of our lives, that which was spoken by Jeremy ill and constancy of our faith even the prophet, saying, in Rama
unto death, we may glorify thy was there a voice heard, lamenTips boly Naine, through Jesus Christ tation, and weeping, and great our Lord. Amen.
mourning; Rachel weeping for For the Epiftle. Rev. xiv. 1. her children, and would not be LOOKED, and, 10, a Lamb comforted, because they are pot.
1tood on the mount Sion, and und with him an hundred forty and is four thousand, having his Father's written in their fore
The Collect. * heads. And I heard a voice from troue heaven, as the voice of many
given us thy only-begotten ul waters, and as the voice of a
Son to take our nature upon here great thunder: and I heard the bim, and as at this time to be 3 voice of harpers harping with born of a pure Virgin; Grant
their harps : 'and they lung as that we being regenerate, and Les it were a new song before the made thy children by adoption
throne, and before the four beasts and grace, may daily be renewed and the elders: and no man could by thy Holy Spirit, through the
learn that song but the hundred fame our Lord Jesus Christ, who 18
and forty and four thousand liveth and reigneth with thee Fall which were redeemed from the and the same Spirit, ever one
earila. These are they which God, world without end. Amen. were not defiled with women;
for they are virgins. These are The Epistle. Gal. iv. 1. 34 they, which follow the Lamb COW I fay, That the heir, as Thiet whithersoever he goeth. These
long as he is a child, dif. redeemed from among fereth nothing from a servant, 1
men, being the fufi-fruits unto though he be lord of all; but
God and to the Lamb. And in is under tutors and governors, El their mouth was found no gujle : until the time appointed of the
for they are without fault before father. Even fo we, when we the throne of God.
were children, were in bondage The Gospel. Matt. ii. 13. under the elements of the world :
HE angel of the lord appear- but when the fulness of the time saying, Arise, and take the young Son made of a woman, inadc
under the law, to redeem them things obey thy blefied will, that were under the law, that through the same thy Son Jesus we might receive the adoption Christ our Lord. Amen. of fons. Aud because ye are The Epiftie. Rom.iv.8. fons, God hath sent forth the
LESSED is the man to whom Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Fainer. Cometh this blefsedness then Wherefore thou art no more a fervant, but a fon; and if upon the circumcifion only, or a fon, then an heir of God upon the uncircumcision allo?
For we say that faith through Christ. The Gofpel. Matt. i. 18.
reckoned to Abraham for right
eousness. How He birth of Jesus Christ was reckoned? when he was in cir
was it then T
on this wife : When as his mother Mary was elpoused to Not in circumcifion, but in un
cumcision, or in uncircumcifion? Joseph, before they came toge:
circumciwon. And he received ther, the was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph the righteoutness of the faith
the sign of circumcision; a leal of her husband, being a just man, which he had, yet being uncirand not willing to make her a cuincised; that he might be the public example, was minded to put her away' privily. But while father of all them that believe, he thought on these things, be though they be not circumcised; hold, the angel of the Lord
that righteousness might be imappeared unto him
in a dream, puted unto them allo: and the faying, Joseph, thou son of David, are not of the circumlicion only,
father of circumcision to them who fear not to take unto thee Mary but who also walk in the fieps thy wile; for that which is of that faith of our father Abraconceived in her is of the Holy ham, which he had, being yet Ghost. And the thall bring forth a Son, and thou thalt call his
uncircumcised. For the promise, name JESUS: for he thall save that he thould be the heir of the his people froin their lips. Now world, was not to Abraham, or all this was done, that it might but through the righteousnels
to his feed through the law, be fulfilled which was spoken of of faith. For if they which are the Lord by the prophei, sayings of the law be heirs, faith is made Behold, a Virgin thall be with void, and the promise made of child, and thall bring forth a
none effect. son, and they thall call his name Emmanuel; which being inter- The Gospel. Luke ii. 15. pretedis, God with us.
angels were gone away did as the angel of the Lord had from them into heaven, the bidden him, and took unto him hepherds said one to another, his wife : and knew her not till Let us now go even unto Bethihe had brought forth her first- lehem, and see this thing which born fop: and he called his name is come to pass, which the Lord JESUS.
bath made known unto us. And they
with hafie, found Mary and Joseph, and the
babe lying in a manger. And The Collect.
when they had seen it, they LMIGHTY God,who madeft made known abroad the saying
was cuniciled, and obedient to the this child. And all they that law for man; Grant us the true heard it wondered at those circumcition of the Spirit, that things which were told them our hearts and all our members by the shepherds. But Mary being mortified from all worldly kept all these things, and pon
foieph, being raived from Teen Anangit came to pass, as the
the shepherds returned, glarify- ning of the world liath been hid ing and praising God for all the in God, who created all things things that they had heard and by Jesus Chritt: to the intent
seen, as it was told unto them. that now unto the principalities $
And when eight days were ac- and powers in heavenly places the complimed for the circumcifing miglit be known, by the Church,
of the child, his name was called the manifold wisdom of God, i JESUS, which was so named of according to the eternal purpose
the angel before he was con- which he purposed in Chritt Jesus ceived in the womb.
our Lord ; in whom we have [The Same ColleEt, Epifle, and boldness and access
with confiGolpel, Jhall serve for every
dence by the faith of him. Diy after onto the Epiphany.)
The Gospel. Matt. ii. 1.
the cast to Jerusalem, saying,
Where is he that is born King O
GOD, who by the leading of the Jews? for we have seen
of a star didst manifest thy his star in the east, and are come only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant, that we, the king liad heard these things,
to worthip him. When Herod which know thee now by faith, he was iroubled, and all Jeruiamay
after this life have the frui: lem with him. And when he tion of thy glorious Godhead, had gathered all the chief priests through Jesus Christ our Lord. and scribes of the people togeAmen.
ther, he demanded of them The Epistle. Ephef. iii. 1. where Chrift thould be born.
POR this caule I Paul, the And they said unto him, In Free you Gentiles; if ye have heard it is written by the prophet,
of the dispensation of the grace And thou Bethlehem, in the
of God, which is given me to land of Juda, art not the least see you-ward : how that by reve- among the princes of Juda : for
iation he made known unto me out of thee ihallcome a Governor, the mystery; (as I wrote afore in that thall rule my people Israel. few words, whereby, when ye Then Herod, when he had priread, ye may understand my vily called the wise men, inknowledge in the mystery of quired of them diligently what Chrift,) which in other ages was time the far appeared. And he not made known unto the fons fent them to Bethlehem; and
of men, as it is now revealed said, Go and search diligentis n, unto his holy apoftles and pro- for the young child; and when
phers by the Spirit; That the ye have found him, bring me Gentiles thould be fellow-heirs, word again, that I may come
and of the fame body, and par- and worihip him also.' When Gel takers of his pronale in Chrift they had heard the king, they
by the Gospe!; whereof, I was departed: and, lo, the star, which
made a minister according to they saw in the east, went before and the gifts of the grace of God them, till it came and flood
given unto me by the effectual over where the young child was. working of his power. Unto When they saw the star, they
me, who am less than the least rejoiced with exceeding great celb of all saints, is this grace given, joy. And when they were come
that I thould preach among the into the house, they saw the Gentiles the unsearchable riches young child with Mary his mo
of Christ ; and to make all men ther, and fell down, and wor. Mee what'is the fellowship of the shipped him: and when they had 1 mystery, which from the begin- opened their treasures, they pre
under the law, to redeem them things obey, thy blefred will, that were under the law, that through the same thy Son Jesus we might receive the adoption Christ our Lord. Amen. of fons. Aud because ye are The Epiftie. Rom.iv. 8. fons, God hath sent forth the
LESSED is the man to whom Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father. Cometh this blefedness then
. Wherefore thou art no more a fervant, but a fon; and if upon the circumcifion only, or a son, then an heir' of God upon the uncircumcision allo?
Say that faith was through Christ
reckoned to Abraliam for right The Gopel. Matt. i. 18. HE birti of Jetus Christ was reckoned? when he was in cir.
eousness. How was it then T
on this wife : When as his mother Mary was elpoused to Not iu circumcision, but in un
cumcision, or in uncircumcifion? Joseph, before they came toge: ther, the was found with child circumcifion. And he received of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph the righteousness of the faith
the lign of circumcifion; a leal of her husband, being a just man, which he had, yet being uncirand not willing to make her a cuincised; that he mighi be the public example, was minded to father of all them that believe, put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, be though they be not circumcised hold, the angel of the Lord
that righteousness might be imappeared unto him in a dream; puted unto them also: and the faying, Joseph, thou fon of David, are not of the circumlicion only,
father of circumcision to themwho fear not to take unto thee Mary but who also walk in the fieps tay wile; for that which is of that faith of our father Abraconceived in her is of the Holy ham, which he had, being yet Ghost. And the ihall bring forth a Son, and thou thalt call his that he thould be the heir of the
uncircumcised. For the promise, name JESUS: for he thall save his people from their fins. Now world, was not to Abraham, or all this was done, that might
to his feed through the law, be fulfilled which was spoken of of faith. For if they which are
but through the righteouinels the Lord by the propliei, sayings of the law be heirs, faith is made Behold, a Virgin thall be with void, and the promise made of child, and thall bring forth a
nune effect. son, and they thall call his name Emmanuel; which being inter- The Gospel. Luke ii. 15. preted, is, God with us. Then
ND it came to pass, as the Joseph, being raised from Neep, angels were gone away did as the angel of the Lord had from them into heaven, the bidden him, and took unto him shepherds said one to another, his wife : and knew her not till Lei us now go even unto Beth the bad brought forth her first. lehem, and see this thing which born fon: and he called his name is come to pass, which the Lord
bath made known unto us. And they came with hafte, and found Mary and Joseph, and the
babe lying in a manger. And The Collect.
when they had seen it, they LMIGHTY God, who madeft made known abroad the saying
thy blessed Son to be cir- which was told them concerning cumcised, and obedient to the this child. And all they that law for man; Grant us the true heard it wondered circumcition of the Spirit, that things which were told them our hearts and all our members by ine thepherds. But Mary being mortified from all worldly kept all thele things, and poo
Be kindly affectioned one to an- Third Sunday after the other with brotherly love; in
Epiphany Honour preferring one another ;
The Collect, not nothful in bulinels; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; re
LMIGHTY and everlasting joicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in
our infirmities, and in all our prayer; distributing to the new dangers and neceflities stretch ceflity of saints; given to hospic and defend us, through Jesus
forth thy right hand to help tality. Bless them which perse- Chrisi
our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. Rom. xii. 16. juice, and weep with them that B Eccies, wicecompense to no
not your weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high honeft in the light of all men. if
man evil for evil. Provide things things, but condescend to men of low estate.
it be possible, as much as lieth
in you, live peaceably with all The Gospel. John ii. 1. men. Dearly beloved, avenge
ND the third day there was not yourselves; but rather give lee; and the mother of Jesus written, Vengeance is mine; was there: and both Jesus was I will repay, faith the Lord. cailed and his disciples to the Therefore if thine enemy hunmarriage. And when they want- ger, feed him; if he thirit, give faith unto him, They have no 1halt heap coals of fire on his wine. Jesus saith unto her, head. Be not overcome of evil, Woman, what have 1 to do but overcome evil with good. with thee? mine hour is not The Gospel. Matt. viii. 1. yet unto the servants, whatever he When he was come down
from the mountain, great faith unto yon, do it. And there multitudes followed him. And, were set there six water-pots of behold, there came a leper and stone, after the manner of the worshipped him, saying, Lord, purifying of the Jews, contain. if thou wilt thou canli maké ing two or three firkins apiece. me clean. And Jefus put forth Jesus faith unto them, Fill the his hand, and touched him, water-pots with water. And saying, I will; be thou clean: they filled them up to the brim. And immediately his leproty And he faith unto them, Draw was cleansed. And Jesus faith out now, and bear unto the unto him, See thou tell no man; governor of the feast. And they but go thy, way, thew thyself bare it. When the ruler of the to the priest, and offer the gift feast had tasted the water that that Mofes commanded for a was made wine, and knew not testimony unto them. And when whence it was, (but the servants Jesus was entered into Caperwhich drew the water knew, naum, there came unto him a the governor of the feast called centurion beseeching him, and the bridegroom, and faith unto saying, Lord, my fervant lieth him, Every man at the begin- at home lick of the pally ning doth let forth good wine; grievously tormented. And Jeand when men bave welldrunk, sus faith unto bim, I will come then that which is worfe : but and heal him. The centurion thou hast kept the good wine answered and faid, Lord, I am until now. This beginning of not worthy that thou shouldert miracles did Jesus in Cana of come under my roof: but:fpeak Galilee, and manifested forth the word only, and my servant his glory; and his disciples be- thall be healed. For I am a man lieved on him.
under authority, having foldiers