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I say, ye know, which was published things concerning himself. And they throughout all Judea, and began from drew nigh into the village whither they Galilee, after the baptism which John went: and he made as though he would preached : How God anointed Jesus of have gone further But they constrained Nazareth with the Holy Guost, and with him, saying, Abide with us for it is topower: who went about doing good, wards evening, and the day is far spent. and healing all that were oppressed of And he went into tarry with them. And the devil: for God was with him And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with we are witnesses of all things which he them, he took bread, and blessed it, and did, both in the land of the Jews, and in brake, and gave to them. And their Jerusalem ; whom they slew, and hang. eyes were opened, and they knew him, ed on a tree. Him God raised up the and he vanished out of their sight. And third day, and showed him openly ; not they said one to another, Did not our to all the people, but unto witnesses heart burn withm us. when he talked chosen before of God, even to us, who with us by the way, and while he open. did eat and drink with him after he mose ed to us the Scriptures ? And they rose from the dead And he commanded us up the same hour, and retnrned to Jeru. to preach unto the people, and to testify salem, and found the eleven gathered to. that it is be who was ordained of God to gether, and them that were with them, be the judge of quick and dead. To him saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and give all the prophets witness, that through hath appeared unto Simon And they his name, whosoever believeth in him, told what things were done in the way. shall receive remission of sins
and bow he was known of them in break
ing of bread.
Tuesday in Easter-Weck.
The Collect about threescore furlongs. And they LMIGHTY God, who through thine talked together of all these things which A orly begotten Son Jesus Christ hast had happened And it came to pass, overcome death, and opened unto us the that while they communed together, and gate of everlasting life; we humbly be. reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and seech thee, that as, by thy special grace went with them. But their eyes were preventing us, thou dost put into our holden, that they should not know him. minds good desires ; so by thy continual And he said unto them, What manner of help we may bring the same to good efcommunications are these that ye have fect, through Jesus Christ our Lord, one to another, as ye walk, and are sad ? who liveth and reigneth with thee and And one of them, whose name was Cleo the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world pas, answering, said unto him, Art thou without end. Amen. only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to
For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26. pass there in these days? And he said M EN and brethren, children of the unto them, What things ? And they W stock of Abraham, and whosoever said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Na. among you feareth God, to you is the zareth, wh was a prophet mighty in word of this salvation sent. For they deed and word, before God and all the that dwell at Jerusalem. and their ru. people: And how the chief priests and lers, because they knew him not, nor our rulers delivered him to be condemn. yet the voices of the prophets which are ed to death, and have crucified him But read every sabbath-day, they have ful we trusted that it had been he who filled them in condemning him. And should bave redeemed Israel: and be. though they found no cause of death in side all this, to-day is the third day him, yet desired they Pilate that he since these things were done Yea, and should be slain. And when they had certain women also of our company fulfilled all that was written of him, they made us astonished, who were early at took him down from the tree. and bid the sepulchre ; and when they found not him in a sepulchre But God raised his body, they came, saying, that they him from the dead : And he was seen had also seen a vision of angels, which many days of them which came up with said that he was alive And certain of him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are them who were with us went to the se- bus witnesses unto the people and we pulchre, and found it even so as the declare unto you glad tidings, how that women had said; but him they saw not the promise which was made tinto the Then he said unto them, O fools, and fathers, God hath fulfilled the same unto slow of heart to believe all that the pro us their children, in that he hath raised phets have spoken ! ought not Christ to up Jesus again; as it is also written in have suffered these things, and to enter the second Psalm, Thou art my Son, into his glory? And beginning at Mo this day have I begotten thee. And as tes and all the prophets, he expounded concerning that he raised him up from untu them in all the Scriptures, the the dead, tow no more to return to cur.
Tuption, he said on this wise, I will give
The Epistle. I John v. 4. you the sure mercies of David Where. fore he saith also in another Psalm, Thou
overcometh the world, and this shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see
is the victory that overcometh the world, corruption. For David, after he had
even our faith. Who is he that over served his owu generation, by the will of
cometh the world, but he that believeth God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his
that Jesus is the Son of God? This is fathers, and saw corruption : But he,
he that came by water and blood, even whor God raised again, saw no corrup
Jesus Christ ; not by water only, but by Lion. Be it known unto you therefore. men and brethren, that through
water and blood: And it is the Spirit
his that beareth witness, because the Spirit man is preached unto you the forgiveness is trut
is truth. For there ar three that bear of sins And by him all that believe are
record in Heaven, the Father, the Word, justified from all things, from wbich ye
and the Holy Ghost: and these three dould not be justified by the law of Mo
are me And there are three that bear tes. Beware, therefore, lest that come
witness in earth, the spirit, and the waupon you which is spoken of in the pro
ter, and the blood : and these three agree phets, Behold, ye despisers, and wonder,
in one If we receive the liness of and perish: for I work a work in your
men, the witness of God is greater for days, a work which you shall in no wise
this is the witness of God, which he hath believe, though a man declare it unto
testified of his Son He th:: be ieveth you.
on the Son of God, hath the witness in The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 36. himself be that believeth not God, hath
made him a liar, because he believeth not TESUS himself stood in the midst of the record that God gave of his Son. J them, and saith unto them, Peace And this is the record, that God hath he into you But they were terrified given to us eternal life; and this life is and aftriebted, and supposed that they in his SonHe that hath the Son hath had seen a spirit. And he said unto life; and be that hath not the Son hath them, Why are ye troubled, and why do not life. thoughts arise in your hearts ? Behold
The Gospel St. Joh.. IX. 19 my hands and my feet, that it is I my. self: handle me, and see; for a spirit
THE same day at evening, being the hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me
first day of the week, when the have And when he had thus spoken,
doors were shut, where the disciples he showed them his hands and his feet.
were assembled for fear of the Jews, And while they yet believed not for joy.
came Jesus and stood in the midst, and and wondered, he said unto them, Have
saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
And when he had so said, he showed un. ye here any meat ? And they gave him a piece of broiled fish, and of an honey
to them his hands and his side. Then comh And he took it, and did eat be
were the disciples glad when they saw fore them And he said unto them,
the Lord. Then said Jesus to them
again, Peace be unto you: As my Father These aie the words which I spake unto
hath sent me, even so send I you And you, while I was yet with you. that all
when he had said this, he breathed on things must be fulfilled which were writ.
them, and saith unto them, Receive ye ton in the law of Moses, and in the Pro
the Holy Ghost : Whose soever sins ye phets, ani in the Psalms, concerning ine. Then opened he their understand remit, they are remitted unto them; and
whose soever sins ye retain, they are re. ing, that they might understand the
lained Scriptures; and said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the The secund Sunday after Easter. third day; and that repentance and re.
The Collect mission of sins should be preached in his ALMIGHTY God, who hast given mame among all nations, beginning at thine only sun to be unto us both Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of a sacrifice for sin, and also an ensample these things
of godly life: give us grace that we may always most thankfully receive that
his inestiinable benefit, and also daily The first Sunduy after Easter.
endeavour ourselves to follow the bless. The Collect.
od steps of his most holy life, through
the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ALMIGHTY Father, who hast given
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 19. A thine only Son to die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; THIS is thank-worthy, if a man for grant us so to put away the leaven of
I conscience toward God endure malice and wickedness, that we may al. I grief, suffering wrongfully. For what ways serve thee in pureness of living and glory is it, if when ye be buffeted for truth, through the merits of the same your faults, ye shall take it patiently? by Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Anien. But if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable God. Honour all men : Love the bro. with God. For even hereunto were ye therhood : Fear God: Honour the king. called; because Christ also suffered for
The Gospel. St. John ivi. 16. tis, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, nei TESUS said to his disciples, A little ther was guile found in his mouth : Who J while, and ye shall nut see me ; and when he was reviled, reviled not again ; again, a little while, and ye shall see me; when he suffered, he threatened not; but because I go to the Father. Then said committed himself to him that judgeth some of his disciples among themselves, righteously : Who his own self bare our What is this that he saith unto us. A lit. sins in his own body on the tree, that ule while, and ye shall not see me ; and we, being dead 10 sin. should live unto again, a little while, and ye shall see me; righteousness by whose stripes ye were and, Becanse I go to the Father ? They healed For ye were as sheep going
said therefore, What is this that he saith, astrry; but are now returned unto the A little while ? we cannot tell what he shepherd and bishop of your souls saith. Now Jesus knew that they were The Gospel St. John
desirous to ask him, and said unto them, 11
Do ye inquire among yourselves of that TESUS said, I am the good shepherd
I said, A little while, and ye shall not J the good shepherd giveth his life for
see me ; and again, a little while, and ye the sheep But he that is an hireling,
shall see me ? Verily, verily, I say unto and not th shepherel, whose own the
you, that ye shall weep and lament, but sheep are not, seeth the wolf roming, and the world shall rejoice and ye shall be leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and the
sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the
turned into joy A woman when she is sheep The hireling fleeth because he is in trava I hath sorrow, because her hour an bireling, and careth nul for the sheep is come: but as soon as she is delivered I am the good shepherd, and know my of the child, she remembereth no more sheep, and am known of mine As the he anguish. for joy that a man is born Father knoweth me, even so know I the into the world And we now therefore Father and I lay down my life for the
have sorrow : but I will see you again, sheep And uther sheep l' have, which
and your heart shall rejoice, and your are not of this fold; them also I must
joy no man taketh from you. bring, and thev shall hear my voice ; and there shall be une fold and one shepherd
The fourth Sunday after Euster.
ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst
U order the unruly wills and affections ALMIGHTY God, who showest to
of sinful men; grant unto thy people. A them that are in error the light of
that they may love the thing which thou thy truth, to the intent that they may re
commandest, and desire that which thou turn into the way of righteousness;
dost promise ; that so, among the sun. grant unto all those who are admitted
dry and manifold changes of the world, into the fellowship of Christ's religion,
our hearts may surely there be fixed, that they may avoid those things that
where true joys are to be found, through are contrary to their profession, and fol
Jesus Christ our Lord Amen. low all such things as are agreeable to the same, through our Lord Jesus
The Epistle St. James 1. 17. Christ Amen
TVERY goor gift, and every perfect The Epistle. St. Peter i 11
U gift is from above, and cometh
down from the Father of lights, with EARLY beloved. I beseech you, as
| whom is no variableness. neither shadow strangers and pilgrims, abstain
of turning : Or his own will begat he is from Aeshly lusts, which war against the
with the word of truth, that we should soul: having your onversation honest
be a kind of first fruits of his creatnres. among the Gentiles; that whereas they Wherefore, toy beloved brethren, leteve speak against you as evil-doers, they may
ery man he swift to bear, slow to speak, by your good works, which they shall
slow to wrath ; for the wrath of maa bebold. glorify God in the day of visita
worketh not be righteousness of God. tion Submit yourselves to every ordi
Wherefore lay a part all filihiness and sunance of man for the Lord's sake whe
perfluity of naughtiness, and receive with ther it be to the king, as supreme: or
meekness the engrafted werd, which is unto governors. as unto them that are
able to save your souls. sent by him, for the punishment of evil. doers, and for the praise of them that do The Gospel St. John xv. 5. well For so is the will of God, thout TESUS said unto his disciples, Now ! with well-doing ye may put to silene go my way to him that sent me, and the ignorance of foolish men as ne. none of you asketh me, Whither poest and not using your liberty for a cloak of thou? But because I have said these maliciousness; but as the servants of things unto you, sorrow hath filled your
heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; you; for the Father himself loveth you,
ORANT. we beseech thee, Almighty
God, that like as we do believe thy LORD. from whom all good things
only begotten Son our Lord Jestis Christ do conse; grant to us thy hunible
to have ascended into the heavens iso servants, that by thy holy inspiration we
we may also in beast and mind thither may think those things that are good,
ascend, and with him continually dwell, and by thy merciful guiding may per
who liveth and reignethith thee and form the same, through our Loru Jesus
the Holy Ghost, one God, world without Christ Amen.
For the Epistle. Acts 1
THE former treatise have I made, O selves. For if any be a hearer of the
1 Theophilus, of all that Jesus began word, and not a doer, he is like unto a
both to do and teach, until the chay in man beholding his natural face in a glass
which he was taken up, after that he, For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his
throngh the holy Ghost, had given com
mandments unto the apostles whom he way, and straight way forgetteth what
But whoso manner of man he was
To whom also he showed
himself alive after his passion, by many looketh into the perfect law di liberty,
infallible proofs, being seen of them forty and continueth therein; he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work,
days, and speaking of the things pertain. thie man shall be blessed in bis deed If
ing to the kingdom of God: and being
assembler together with them, com. any man among you seem to be religious,
manded them that they should not de. and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiv
part from eth his own heart, this man's religion is
Jerusalem, but wait for the
promise of the Father, which, saith he, vain Pure religion and undefiled be.
ye have heard of me. For John truly fore God and che Father, is this. To visit the fatherless and widows in their affic
baptized with water; but ye shall be tion, and to keep himself unspoiled from
baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many
days hence. When they therefore were the world.
come together, they asked of him, say. The Gospel. St. John xvi 23
ing, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore V ERILY. verily, I say unto you, again the longdom to Israel? And he
Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father said unto them, It is not for you to in my name, he will give it you Hith know the times or the seasons, which erto have ye asked nothing in my name : the Father hath put in his own power. Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy But ye shall receive power, after that fuay be full These things have I spo the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ken unto you in proverbs: the time ye shall be witnesses unto me loth in cometh, when I shall no more speak un. Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Sa. to you in proverbs; but I shall show maria. And unto the uttermost part of you plainly of the Father. Al that day the earth And when he had spoken ye shall ask in my name : and I say not these things, while they beheld, he was unto you, that I will pray the Father for taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked, the Father, even the Spirit of truth steadfastly toward heaven, as he went which proceedeth from the Father, he up, behold, two men stood by them in shall testify of me. And ve also shall white apparel ; which also said, Ye men bear witness; because ye have been with of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into me from the beginning These things heaven ? This same Jesus, which is taken have I spoken unto you, that ye should up from you into heaven, shall so come not be offended. They shall put you out in like manner as ye have seen him go of the synagogues : yea, the time cominto heaven.
eth. that whosoever killeth you, will
think that he docth God service St. Mark xvi 14.
And The Gospel
these things will they do unto you, beTESUS appeared unto the eleven, as
cause they have not known the Father, J they sat at meat, and upbraided them
nor me but these things have I told with their unbelief and hardness of
you, that when the time shall come, ye heart, because they believed not them
may remember that I told you of them. which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all
Whitsunday. the world, and preach the Gospel to eve. ry creature He that believeth, and is
The Collect baptized, shall be saved; but he that be GOD, who as at this time didst lieveth not, shall be damned And these teach the hearts of thy faithful peusigns shall follow them that believe : In ple, by sending to them the light of thy my name shall they cast out devils; Holy Spirit ; grant us by the same Spa they shall speak with new longues ; theyrit to have a right judgment in all things, shall take up serpents; and if they drink and evermore to rejoice in his holy com any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; fort, through the merits of Christ Jesus they shall lay hands on the sick, and our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth they shall recover So then, after the with thee, in the unity of the same SpiLord had spoken into them, he was re- rit, one God, world without end. Amen ceived up into heaven, and sat on the For the Epistle. Acts 1. I. right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord
W HEN the day of Pentecost was working with them, and confirming the
fully come, they were all with on. word with signs following.
accord in one place : And suddenly there
came a sound from heaven, as of a rush Sunday after Ascension-Duy.
ing mighty wind, and it filled all the The Collect
house where they were sitting. And
there appeared unto them cloven tongues, GOD, the King of glory, who hast like as of fire, and it sat upon each of
exalted thine only Son Jesus Christ them: And they were all filled with the with great triumph unto thy kingdom in Holy Ghost; and began to speak with heaven; we beseech thee leave us not other tongues, as the Spirit gave them comfortless; but send to us thine Holy utterance and there were dwelling at Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us unto Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of eve. the same place whither our Saviour ry nation under heaven. Now when Christ is gone before ; who liveth and this was noised abroad, the multitude reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, came together, and were confounded, One God, world without end. Amen. because that every man heard them speak
in his own language And they were all The Epistle 1 St Peter iv. i
amazed, and marvelled, saying one to M HE end of all things is at hand: be another, Behold, are not all these which
1 ye therefore sober, and watch unto speak Galileans' and how hear we eveprayer And above all things have ferry man in our own tongue wherein we vent charity among yourselves : for char were born ? Parthians, and Medes, and ity shall cover the multitude of sins. Elamites, and the dwellers in MesopotaUse hospitality one to another without mia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in grudging As every man bath received | Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamthe gift, even so minister the same one to phylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Ly. another, as good stewards of the mani- bia about Cyrene, and strangers of fold grace of God If any man speak, Rome, Jews and Proselytes, Cretes and let him speak as the oracles of God: If Arabians, we do hear them speak in our any man minister, let him do it as of the tongues the wonderful works of God. ability which God giveth that God in
The Gospel St. John xiv 15. all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ Lowbom be praise and domin
TESUS said unto his disciples, If ye ion for ever and ever. Amen
J love me, keep my commandments.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall The Gospel St. John xv. 26, and part of the 16th Chapter
give you another Comforter, that he may
abide with you for ever; even the Spirit INHEN the Comforter is come, of truth, whom the world cannot re VV whom I will send unto you from ceive, because it seeth him not, neither