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hey that hear; then cometh the devil, The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 31. and taketh away the word out of their THEN Leena

THEN Jesus took unto him the sued. They on the rock are they, I hold. we go up to Jerusalem, and all

1 twelve, and said unto thern, Bewhich, when they hear, receive the word

things that are written by the prophets with joy; and these have no root, which

concerning the Son of man shall be acfor a while believe, and in time of temp

complished. For he shall be delivered tation fall away. And that which fell

unto the Gentiles, and shall be mock. among thorns are they, which, when they have heard,

ed, and spitefully entreated, and spitted go forth, and are

on : And they shall scourge him, and choaked with cares, and riches, and plea

put him to death; and the third day he sures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground

shall rise again. And they undersinod

none of these things : and this saying are they, which, in an honest and good

was hid from them, neither knew they heart, having heard the word, keep it,

the things which were spoken. And it and bring forth fruit with patience.

came to pass, that as he was come nigh

unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by The Sunday called Quinquagesima, or

the way-side begging and bearing the the next Sunday before Lent.

multitude pass by he asked what it The Collect.

meant. And they told him, that Jesus O LORD, who hast taught us that all of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried,

our doings without charity are no. saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have thing worth ; send thy Holy Ghost, and mercy on me. And they which went pour into our hearts that most excellent before rebuked him, that he should hold gift of charity, the very bund of peace, his peace; bnt he cried so much the and of all virtues; without which, who more, Thou Son of David, have mercy soever liveth is counted dead before on me. And Jesus stood, and comthee: Grant this for thine only Son Je manded him to be brought unto him : sus Christ's sake. Amen.

and when he was come near, he asked The Epistle. I Cor. xiii. 1.

him, saying, What wilt thou that I

should do unto thee? And he said, THOUGH I speak with the tongues

Lord, that I may receive my sight. 1 of men and of angels, and have not

And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy charity, I am become as sounding brass

ass sight; thy faith bath saved thee. And or a tinkling cymbal: And though I

immediately be received his sight, and have the gift of prophecy, and under

followed him, glorifying God and all stond all mysteries, and all knowledge i l the people, when they saw it, gave praise and though I have all faith, so that i

unto God. could remove mountains, and have not charity. I am nothing And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor,

The first Day of Lent, commonly called

Ash-Wednesday and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me

The Collect nothing. Charity suffereth long, and is ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, kind; charity envieth not; charity

A who hatest nothing that thou hast vannteth not itself ; is not puffed up;

made, and dost forgive the sins of all doth not bebave itself unseemly; seek those who are penitent, create and make eth not her own ; is not easily provoked; in us new and contrite hearts, that we, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in ini worthily lamenting our sins and acknowquity, but rejoiceth in the truth ; bear. ledging our wretchedness, may obtain eth all things, believeth all things,

of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect hopeth all things, endureth all things

remission and forgiveness, through Je. Charity never faileth ; but whether there sus Christ our Lord. Amen. be prophecies, they shall fail; whether T'ls Collect is to be read every day in there be tongues, they shall cease ; "Lent, after the Collect appointed for whether there be knowledge, it shall the day vanish away. For we know in part,

At Morning Prayer, the Litany beand we prophesy in part. But when that

ing ended, shall be said the following which is perfect is come, then that which

Prayers, immediately before the general is in part shall be done away. When I

Thanksgiving was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as child, I thought as a

LORD, we beseech thce, merci. child; but when I became a man, I put

fully hear our prayers, and spare away childish things For now we see

all those who confess their sins unto through glass darkly ; but then face to

thee; that they, whose cunsciences by face: now I know in part; but then

sin are accused, by thy merciful pardon shall I know even as also I am known.

may be absolved, through Christ our And now abideth faith, hope, charity,

Lord. Amer. these three ; but the greatest of these is MOST mighty God, and merciful charity.

U Father, who hast compassion upea all men, and hatest nothing that thou they disfigure their faces, that they may hast made; who wouldest not the death appear unto men to fast. Verily I say of a sinner, but rather that he should unto you, they have their reward. But turn from his sin, and be saved ; merci thou, when thou fastest, anoint thino fully forgive us our trespasses ; receive head, and wash thy face, that thou apand comfort us, who are grieved and pear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Wearied with the burden of our sins Father which is in secret ; and thy Fa

Thy property is always to have mercy; ther which seeth in secret, shall reward to thee only it appertaineth to forgive thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves sins: spare us therefore, good Lord, treasures upon earth, where moth and spare thy people, whom thou hast re rust doth corrupt, and where thieves deemed : enter not into judgment with break through and steal : But lay up for thy servants, who are vile earth, and yourselves treasures in heaven, where miserable sinners; but so turn thine neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and anger from us, who meekly acknow. where thieves do not break through nor ledge our vileness, and truly repent us steal: For where your treasure is, there of our faults; and so make haste to will your heart be also. help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the world to come,

The first Sunday in Lent. through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Collect. T Then skall the people say this that fol. LORD, who for our sake didst fast loreth, after the Minister.

forty days and forty nights ; give TURN thou us, O good Lord, and us grace to use such abstinence, that our I so shall we be turned. Be favour ftesh being subdued to the Spirit, we able, O Lord be favourable to thy I may ever obev thy godly motions in people, wno warn to meet weeping, rignteousness and true noliness, to thy fasting and praying. For thou art a honour and glory, who livestud merciful God, full of compassion, long reignest with the Father and the Holy suffering, and of great pity. Thou Ghost, one God, world without end sparest when we deserve punishment, Amen. and in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy.

The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. I. Spare thy people, gnod Lord, spare them; and let not thine heritage be

W E then, as workers together with brought to confusion. Hear US, O

him, beseech you also, that ye Lord, for thy mercy is great ; and af.

receive not the grace of God in vain : ter the multitude of thy mercies look

(For he saith, I have heard thee in a upon us, through the merits and media time accepted, and in the day of salvation of thy blessed Son, Jesus Christ our

tion have I succoured thee: behold, Lord. Amen.

now is the accepted time : behold, now

is the day of salvation) giving no of For the Epstic. Joel ii. 12.

fence in any thing, that the ministry be TURN ye even to me, saith the

not blamed; but in all things approving 1 Lord, with all your heart, and

ourselves as the ministers of God, in with fasting, and with weeping, and with

much patience, in afflictions, in necesmourning. And rend your heart, and

sities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprinot your garments, and turn unto the Lord your God : for he is gracious and

sonments, in tumults, in labours, in merciful, slow to anger, and of great

watchings, in fastings; by pureness,

by knowledge, by long-suffering, by kindness, and repenteth him of the evil.

kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love Who knoweth if he will return, and re

unfeigned, by the word of truth, by the pent, and leave a blessing behind him,

power of God, by the armour of right. even a meat-offering and a drink-offering

cousness on the right hand and on the unto the Lord your God ? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a

left, by honour and dishonour, by evil solemn assembly, gather the people,

report and good report ; as deceivers,

and yet true; as unknown, and yet sanctify the congregation, assemble the

well known; as dying, and behold wo elders, gather the children and those that

live; as chastened, and not killed ; as suck the breasts ; let the bridegroom go

sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing forth of his chamber, and the bride out

as poor,

yet making many rich; as having no of her closet; let the priests, the minis-17

thing, and yet possessing all things ters of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, The Gospel. SL. Matt. iv. i. Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not THEN was Jesus led up of the spirit thine beritage to reproach, that the hea.

I into the wilderness, to be tempted then should rule over them: wherefore shonld they say among the people,

of the devil: And when he had faster

forty days and forty nights, he was af. Where is their God?

terward an hungered And when the The Gospel St. Matt. vi. 16.

tempter came to him, he said, If thou W HEN ye fast, be not as the hypo-be the Son of God, command that these

V crites, of a sad countenance : for stones be made bruad. But he answered

and said, It is written, Man shall not answered her not a word. And his dis. ive by bread alone, but by every word ciples came and besought him, saying, that proceedeth out of the mouth of Send her away : for she crieth after us. God.' Then the devil ta keth him up into But he answered and said, I am not the holy city, and setteth him on a pin sent but unto the lost sheep of the house nacle of the temple, and saith unto him, of Israel. Then came she and worshipIf thou be the Son of God, cast thyself ped him, saying, Lord, help me. But dywn; for it is written, He shall give he answered, and said, It is not meet to leis angels charge concerning thee; and take the children's bread, and to cast it n their hands they shall bear thee up. to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord ; lest at any time thou dash thy foot yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall against a stone. Jesus said unto him, from their master's table. The Jesus It is wrillen again, Thou shalt not answered and said unto her, (roman, tempt the Lord thy God. Again the great is thy faith : be it unto «ce even devil taketh him up into an exceeding as thou wilt. And her daust ter was high mountain, and showeth him all the made whole from that very bir kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these

The third Sunday in Lent things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall

The Collect. down and worship me. Then saith Je.

E beseech thee, Almighty God, sus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan;

V look upon the hearty desires of for it is written, Thou shalt worship the thy humble servants, and stretch forth Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou

the right hand of thy Majesty, to be our serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and

defence against all our enemies, through behold, angels came and ministered unto

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. him.

The Epistle. Ephes. v. I.
The second Sunday in Lent.

PE ye therefore followers of God, as

D dear children ; and walk in love, as The Collect.

Christ also hath loved us, and hath given ALMIGHTY God, who seest that himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice we have no power of ourselves to

to God, for a sweet-smelling savour. But help ourselves; keep us both outwardly

fornication and all uncleanness, or covet. in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; ousness, let it not be once named that we may be defended from all adver

amongst you, as becometh saints ; nei. sities which may happen to the budy, ther filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor

ther Fitbinex nor foolish and from all evil thoughts which may jesting, which are not convenient; but assault and hurt the soul, through Jesus rather giving of thanks. For this ye Christ our Lord. Amen.

know, that no whoremonger, nor un The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1. clean person, nor covetous man, who is W E beseech you, brethren, and ex. an idolater, hath any inheritance in the

hort you by the Lord Jesus, that kingdom of Christ, ana of God. Let as ye have received of us how ye ought no man deceive you with vain words: to walk, and to please God, so ye would for because of these things cometh the abound more and more. For ye know wrath of God upon the children of diswhat commandments we gave you by obedience. Be not ye therefore parta. the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of kers with them; for ye were sometimes God, even your sanctification, that ye darkness, but now are ye light in the should abstain from fornication; that Lord : walk as children of light; (For every one of you should know how to the fruit of the spirit is in all goodness, possess his vessel in sanctification and and righteousness, and truth) proving honour : not in the lust of concupi. what is acceptable unto the Lord. And scence, even as the Gentiles which know have no fellowship with the unfruitful Dot God: that no man go beyond and works of darkness, but rather reprove defraud his brother in any matter; be- them. For it is a shame even to speak cause that the Lord is the avenger of all of those things which are done of them such, as we also have forewarned you in secret. But all things that are reaud testified. For God hath not called proved, are made manifest by the light; tis unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. for whatsoever doth make manifest is He therefore that despiseth. despiseth light. Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou not man, but God, who hath also given that sleepest, and arise from the dead, unto us his Holy Spirit.

and Christ shall give thee light. The Gospel. St. Matt. xv. 21.

The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14. ESUS went thence, and departed into TESUS was casting out a devil, and J the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And J it was dumb. And it came to pass, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of

when the devil was gone out, the dumb) the same consts, and cried unto him,

spake; and the people wondered. But saving. Have mercy on me, O Lord, some of them said. He casteth out de

ou "Son of David: my daughter is vils through Beelzebub, the chief ol. grievously vered with a devil But he devils And others, tempting him,

sought of him a sign from heaven. But many more children than she which hath he, "knowing their thoughts, said unto an husband. Now we, brethren, as them, Every kingdom divided against Isaac was, are the children of promise. itself, is brought to desolation; and a But as then, he that was born after the house divided against a house, falleth. flesh persecuted him that was bom after if Satan also be divided against himself, the spirit; even so it is now Neverhow shall his kingdom stand ? because theless, what saith the Scripture ? Cast ye say that I cast out devils throughout the bond-woman and her son ; for Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast the son of the bond-woman shall not be out devils, by whom do your sons cast heir with the son of the free-woman, them out ? therefore shall they be your So then, brethren, we are not children judges. But if I with the finger of God of the bond-women, but of the free. cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom

The Gospel St. John vi. !. of God is come upon you. When a

TESUS went over the sea of Galilee, strong man armed keepeth his palace,

J which is the sea of Tiberias. And his goods are in peace; but when a

great multitude followed him, because 6tronger than he shall come upon him

they saw his miracles which he did on and overcome him, he laketh from him

them that were diseased. And Jesus all his armour wherein he trusted, and

went up into a mountain, and there he divideth his spoils. He that is not with

sat with his disciples. And the possover, me, is against me; and he that gather

a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When eth not with me, scattereth. When the

Jesus then lift up his eyes, and saw a unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he

great company come unto him, he saith walketh through dry places, seeking

unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread rest; and finding none, be saith, I will

that these may eat ? (And this he said returu unto my house whence I came

to prove him ; for he himself knew what out. And when he cometh, he findeth

he would do.) Philip answered him, it swept and garnished. Then goeth be,

Two bundred penny-worth of bread is and taketh to him seven other spirits

not sufficient for them, that every one of more wicked than himself, and they en

them may take a little. One of his dis. ter in, and dwell there; and the last

ciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, state of that man is worse than the first.

saith unto him, There is a lad here And it came to pass, as he spake these

which hath five barley loaves, and two things, a certain woman of the com

small fishes; but what are they among pany lift up her voice, and said un

so many? And Jesus said, Make the to hiin, Blessed is the womb that bare

men sil down. Now there was much thee, and the pops which thou hast suck

grass in the place. So the men sat ed. But he said, Yea, rather blessed

down, in number about five thousand. are they that hear the word of God, and

And Jesus took the loaves, and when he кеер it.

had given thanks, he distributed to the

disciples, and the disciples to them that 7'kc fourth Sunday in Lent.

were set down, and likewise of the fishes The Collect

as much as they would. When they ORANT, we beseech thee, Almighty were filled, he said unto his disciples,

U God, that we, who for our evil Gather up the fragments that remain, deeds do worthily deserve to be punish that nothing be lost. Therefore they ed, by the comfort of thy grace may gathered them together, and filled twelve mercifully be relieved, through our Lord baskets with the fragments of the five and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen. barley loaves, which remained over and The Epistle. Gal. iv 21.

above unto them that had eaten. Then

those men, when they had seen the mi. TELL me, ye that desire to be under

racle that Jesus did, said, This is of a the law, do ye not bear the law ?

truth that prophet that should come into For it is written, that Abraham had two the world sons, the one by a bond-maid, the other by a free-woman. But he who was of

The Afth Sunday in Lent the bond-woman was born after the flesh; but he of the free-woman was by

The Collect. promise. Which things are an allego. W E beseech thee, Almighty Gold, ry: for these are the two covenants;

mercifully to look upon thy peo. the one from Mount Sinai, which gen ple; that by thy great goodness they Coreth to bondage, which is Agar. For

may be governed and preserved ever this Agar is Mount Sinai in Arabin, and

more, both in body and soul, through answereth to Jerusalem which now is,

Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. and is in bondage with her children.

The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11. But Jerusalem which is above, is free ; CHRIST being come an high priest which is the mother of us all For it is U of good things to come, by R written, Rejoice, thou barren that bear greater and more perfect tabernacle, not est not; break forth and cry, thou that made with hands; that is to say, not of travallest not; for the desolate hath I this building; neither by the blood of

coats and calves; but by his own blood

The Epistle. Pbil. ii. 5. he entered in once into the holy place,

II ET this mind be in you, which was taving cotained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of

also in Christ Jesus: who being in

the form of God, thought it not robbery goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling tbe unclean, sanctifieth to the puri.

to be equal with God; but made himself

of no reputation, and took upon him fying of the flesh; how much more shall

the the blood of Christ, who, through the

form of a kervant, and was made in the

likeness of men eternal Spirit, offered himself without

and being found in

fashion as a man, he humbled himself, spot to God, purge your conscience from

and became obedient unto death, even dead works to serve the living God ?

the death of the cross. Wherefore God And for this cause he is the Mediator of

also hath highly exalted him, and given the new Testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the trans

him a name which is above every name :

that at the name of Jesus every knee gressions that were under the first Tes. lament, they which are called might re

should bow, of things in heaven, and ceive the promise of eternal inheritance.

things in orth, and things under the The Gospd. St. John viii. 46.

earth, and that every tongue should con

fess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the TESUS said, Which of you convin. J ceth me of sin ? And if I say the

glory of God the Father. truth, why do ye not believe me? He The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii.. that is of God, heareth God's words; | W HEN the morning was come, all ye therefore bear them not, because ye

the chief priests and elders of are not of God. Then answered the the people took counsel against Jesus to Jews, and said unto him, Say we not put him to death. And when they bell well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast bound him, they led him away, and dea devil ? Jesus answered, I have not a livered him to Pontius Pilate the govern. devil: but I honour my Father, and ye or. Then Judas, who had betrayed him, do dishonour me. And I seek not mine when he saw that he was condemned, re. own glory : there is one that seeketh and pented himself, and brought again the judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests If a man keep my saying, be shall never and elders, saying, I have sinned, ir see death. Then said the Jews unto him, that I have betrayed the innocent blood. Now we know that thou hast a devil: And they said, What is that to us? see Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou to that And he cast down the thou sa yest, If a man keep my saying, pieces of silver in the temple, and de. he shall never taste of death. Art thou parted, and went and hanged himself. greater than our father Abraham, which And the chief priests took the silver pieis dead ? and the prophets are dead : ces, and said, it is not lawful for to put whom makest thou thyself ? Jesus an. thein into the treasury, because it is the swered, If I honour myself, my honour price of blood. And they took counsel, is nothing; it is my Father that honour. and bought with them the potter's field eth me, of whom ye say, that he is your to bury strangers in. Wherefore that God: yet ye have not known him; but field was called. The field of blood, unta 1 know him: and if I should say I this day. (Then was fulfilled that which know him not, I shall be a liar like unto was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, say. you, but I know him, and keep his say ing, And they took the thirty pieces op ing. Your father Abrabam rejoiced to silver, the price of him that was valued, see my day, and he saw it, and was whom they of the children of Israel dict glad. Then said the Jews to bn, value, and gave them for the potter's Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast field, as the Lord appointed me.) And thou seen Abraham Jesus said unto Jesus stood before the governor; and them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, be. the governor asked him, saying, Art thout fore Abraham was, I am. Then took the King of the Jews ? And Jesus said they up stones to cast at him ; but Jesus unto him, Thou sayest. And when bu bid himself, and went out of the teinple. I was accused of the chief priests and el

ders, he answered nothing. Then saith The Sunday aest before Easter, Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not hor The Collect

many things they witness against thee? ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, And he answered him to never a word,

A who, of thy tender love towards insomuch that the governor marvelled mankind, hast vnt thy Son our Saviour greatly. Now at that feast the govemor Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, was wont to release unto the people a and to suffer death upon the cross, that prisoner, whom they would. And they all mankind should follow the example of bad then a notable prisoner, called BA. his great hunnility; mercifully Rrant mbbas. Therefore, when they were ga. that we may both follow the example of thered together, Pilate said unto them, his patience, and also be made partakers Whom will ye that I release unto you? of his resurrection, through the same Barabbas, or Jesus, which is called

m Christ our Lord. Amen. | Christ ? For he knew that for eary they

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