« PreviousContinue »
but the rich in that he is made low; be Jerusalem : and they sent forth Barnacause as the flower of the grass he shall bas, that he should go as far as Antioch: Dass away. For the sun is no sooner who, when he came and had er risen with a burning heat, but it with grace of God, was glad; and exhorted ereth the grass, and the flower thereof them all, that with purpose of heart they falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it would cleave unto the Lord. For he perisheth: so also shall the rich man was a good man, and full of the Holy fade away in his ways. Blessed is the Ghost, and of faith : and much people man that endureth temptation ; for when I was added unto the Lord. Then de. he is tried, he shall receive the crown of parted Barnabas to Tarsus for to seek life, which the Lord hath promised to Saul: And when he bad found him, be thern that love him.
brought him unto Antioch. And it The Gospel. St. John xiv. 1.
came to pass, that a whole year they as
sembled themselves with the Church, AND Jesus said unto his disciples,
and taught much people : and the disci. A Let not your heart be troublediye
ples were called Christians first in Anti. believe in God, believe also in me. In
och. And in these days came prophets my Father's house are many mans' as;
from Jerusalem unto Antioch. And if it were not so, I would have told you.
there stood up one of them named Aga. I go to prepare a place for you And if
bus, and signified by the Spirit, that 1 go and prepare a place for you, I will there should be great dearth throughout come again, and ret «ve you unto my.
all the world: which came to pass in the self; that where I am, there ye may be
days of Claudius Cæsar. also. And whither I go, ye know, and
disciples, every man according to his the way ye know. Thomas saith unto
ability, determined to send relief unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou
the brethren which dwelt in Judea. goest, and how can we know the way ?
Which also they did, and sent it to the Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the
elders by the hands of Barnabas and truth, and the life: no man cometh unto
Saul, the Father but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father The Gospel. St. John xv. 12. also and from henceforth ye know him, THIS is my commandment, That ye and have seen him. Philip saith unto 1 love one another, as I have loved him, Lord, show us the Father, and it you. Greater love hath no man than sufficelhus. Jesus saith unto him. this, that a man lay down his life for his Have I been so long time with you, and friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do yet hast thou not known me, Philip? whatsoever I command you. Hencen He that hath'seen me, hath seen the fa. forth I call you not servants; for the ther; and how sayest thou then, Show servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: as the Father? Believest thou not that but I have called you friends; for all I am in the Father, and the Father in things that I have heard of my Father, me? The words that I speak unto you, I have made known unto you. Ye have I speak not of myself; but the Father not chosen me, but I have chosen you, that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. and ordained you, that ye should go Believe me, that I am in the Father, and and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit the Father in me; or else believe me for should remain : that whatsoever ye shall the very works' sake. Verily, verily, I ask of the Father in my name, he may my unto you, He that believeth on me, I give it you. the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall be do; Saint John Baptist's Day. because I go unto my Father. And
The Collect. whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be
ALMIGHTY God, by whose provi. glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any
A dence thy servant John Baptist was thing in my name, I will do it.
wonderfully born, and sent to prepare
the way of thy Son our Saviour, by Saint Barnabas the Apostle.
preaching repentance; make us so to The Collect.
follow his doctrine and holy life, that we
may truly repent according to his preachLORD God Almighty, who didst ing; and after his example constantly
endue thy holy Apostle Barnabas speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and with singular gifts of the Holy Ghost; patiently suffer for the truth's sake, leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute ihrough Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. of shy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace
For the Epistle. Isa. il. I. to use them alway to thy honour and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
NOMFORT ye, comfort ye my peoAmen.
ple, saith your God. Speak ya
comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto - For the Epistle. Acts xi. 22.
her, that her warfare is accomplished, MUIDINGS of these things came unto that her iniquity is pardoned: for she
I the ears of the Church which was in hath received of the Lord's hand double
for all her sins. The voice of him that have been since the world began : that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the we should be saved from our enemies, way of the Lord, make straight in the and from the hand of all that hate us; desert a highway for our God. Every To perform the mercy promised to our valley shall be exalted, and every moun. fathers, and to remember his holy cove. tain and bill shall be made low, and nant; the oath which he sware to our the crooked shall be made straig. -, and father Abraham, that he would grant the rough places plain. And the glory unto us, that we, being delivered out of of the Lord shall be revealed, and all the hands of our enemies, might serve flesh shall see it together; for the mouth him without fear, in holiness and right. of the Lord hath spoken it. The voice eousness before him, all the days of our said, Cry. And he said, What shall I life. And thou, child, shalt be called cry 2 All flesh is grass, and all the good the prophet of the Highest : for thou liness thereof is as the flower of the shalt go before the face of the Lord, to field. The grass withereth, the flower prepare his ways; to give knowledge of fadeth, because the Spirit of the Lord salvation unto his people by the remisbloweth upon it: surely the people is sion of their sins, through the tenrler grass. The grass withereth, the Aower mercy of our God; whereby the Day. fadeth; but the word of our God shall spring from on high hath visited us, to stand for ever. O Zion, that bringest give light w them that sit in darkness, good tidings, get thee up into the high and in the shadow of death, to guide our mountain : 0 Jerusalem, that bringest feet into the way f peace. And the good tidings, lift up thy voice with child grew, and waxed strong in spirit; strength; lint it up, be not afraid ; say and was in the deserts till the day of his unto the cities of Judah, Behold your showing unto Israel. God. Behold, the Lord God will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule
Saint Peter's Day. for him : behold his reward is with him,
The Collect. and his work before him. He shall feed
O ALMIGHTY God, who, by thy his flock like a shepberd; he shall gath V Son Jesus Christ, didst give to thy er the lambs with his arm, and carry Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, them in his bosom, and shall gently
and commandedst him earnestly to feed lead those that are wita young.
thy flock; make, we be seech thee, all The Gospel. St. Luke 1. 57.
Bishops and Pastors diligently to preach
thy holy Word, and the people obedientLISABETH'S full time came that
ly to follow the same, that they may reU she should be delivered ; and she
ceive the crown of everlasting glory, brought forth a son. And her neigh
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Annen. bours and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her:
For the Epistle. Acts xii. 1. and they rejoiced with her And it came ABOUT that time, Herod the king to pass, that on the eighth day they came A stretched forth his hands to vex to circumcise the child; and they called certain of the Church. And he killed him Zacharias, after the name of his fa- James the brother of John with the ther. And his mother answered and sword. And because he saw it pleased said, Not so ; but he shall be called the Jews, he proceeded further to take John. And they said unto her, There is Peter also. (Then were the days of un. Done of thy kindred that is called by this leavened bread.) And when he had apname. And they made signs to his prehended him, he put him in prison, father, how he would have him called and delivered him to four quatemions of And he asked for a writing table, and soldiers, to keep him ; intending after wrote, saying. His name is John And Easter to bring him forth to the people. they marvelled all. And his mouth was Peter therefore was kept in prison; but opened immediately, and his tongue prayer was made without ceasing of the loosed, and he spake, and praised God. Church unto God for him. And when And fear came on all hat dwelt round Herod would have brought him forth, about them: and all these sayings were the same night Peter was sleeping benoised abroad throughout all the hill tween two soldiers, bound with two country of Judea. And all they that chains; and the keepers before the door Irad heard them laid them up in their kept the prison. And behold, the angel hearts, saying, What manner of child of the Lord came upon him, and a light shall this be ? And the hand of the Lord shined in the prison : and he smote Pe. was with him. And his father Zacharias ter on the side, and raised him up, say was filled with the Holy Ghost, and pro- ing, Arise up quickly. And his chains phesied, saying, Blessed be the Lord fell off from his hands and the angel God of Israel; for he hath visited and said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on redeemed his people, and bath raised up thy sandals: and so he did. And he an horn of salvation for us, in the house saith unto bum, Cast thy garment about of his servant David: as he spake by thee, and follow me. And he went out, the mouth of his holy prophets, which I and followed him; and wist not that is
was true which was done by the angel ; | cause he saw it pleased the Jews, he but thought he saw a vision When proceeded further t take Peter also. they were past the first and the second ward, they came unto the iron gate that
The Gospel St. Matt. . 20. leadeth unto the city, which opened to THEN came to bim the mother of them of its own accord : and they went 1 Zebedee's children, with her sons, out, and passed on through one street, worshipping him, and desiring a certain and furthwith the angel departed from thing of him. And he said unto her, him. And when Peter was come to What wilt thou ? She saith unto him, himself, he said, Now I know of a sure. Grant that these my two sons may sit, ty that the Lord hath sent his angel, and the one on thy right band, and the other bith delivered me out of the hand of on the left, in thy kingdom But Jesus Herod, and from all the expectation of answered and said, Ye know not what the people of the Jews.
ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup The Gospel. St. Matt. xvi. 13.
that I shall drink of, and to be baptized
with the baptism that I am baptized W HEN Jesus came into the coasts
with? They say unto him, We are able. of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked his
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink disciples, saying. Whom do men say
indeed of my cup, and be baptized with that, the Son of man, am ? And they
the baptism that I am baptized with; said, Some say that thou art John the
but to sit on my right hand, and on my Baptist; some, Elias; and others, Jere
left, is not mine to give; but it shall be mins, or one of the prophets. He saith
given to them for whom it is prepared of unto them, But whom say ye that I am ?
my Father. And when the ten heard it, And Simon Peter answered and said,
they were moved with Thou art Christ, the Son of the living
against the two brethren. But Jesus Gud. And Jesus answered and said unto
called them unto him, and said, Ye know him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona :
that the princes of the Gentiles exercise for flesh and blood hath not revealed it
dominion over them, and they that are unto thee, but my Father which is in
great exercise authority upon them. But heaven. And I say also unto thee, that
it shall not be so among you: but who. thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will
soever will be great among you, let him build my Church and the gates of hell
be your minister; and whosoever will shall not prevail against it. And I will
be chief among you, let him be your give unto thee the keys of the kingdom
servant : Even as the Son of man came of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt
not to be ministered unto, but to minisbind on earth, shall be bound in hea
ter, and to give his life a ransom for Ven; and whatsoever thou shalt loose
niany. on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.
Saint Bartholomew the Apostle.
who didst give to thine Apostle
Bartholomew grace truly to believe and leaving his father and all that he had with out delay was obedient unto the calling of
to preach thy word; grant, we beseech thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him;
thee, unto thy Church, to love that word so we, forsaking all worldly and carnal
which he believed ; and both to preach effections, may be evermore ready to
and receive the same, through Jesus follow thy holy commandments, through!
Christ our Lord. Amen. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For the Epistle. Acts v. 12. For the Epistle. Acts xi. 27, and part Dy the hands of the Apostles were of Chapter xii.
D many signs and wonders wrought TN those days came prophets from Je. among the people, and they were all I rusalem unto Antioch. And there with one accord in Solomon's porch. stood up one of them named Agabus, And of the rest durst no man join himand signified by the Spirit, that there self to them ; but the people magnified should be great dearth throughout all them And believers were the more add. the world which came to pass in the ed to the Lord, multitudes both of men days of Claudius Cæsar. Then the dis. and women) insomuch that they brought ciples, every man according to his abili. forth the sick into the streets, and laid ty, determined to send relief unto the them on beds and couches, that at least brett.ren which dwelt in Juden. Which the shadow of Peter passing by might also they did, and sent it to the elders by overshadow some of them. There came the hands of Barnabas and Saul. Now also a multitude out of the cities round about that time, Herod the king stretch about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick ed forth his hands to vex certain of she folks, and then which were vexed with Chureis. And he killed James the bro. unclean spirits; and they were heat Wher of John with the sword. And be. every one.
The Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 24. Why eateth your Master with publicans AND there was also a strife among
and sinners? But when Jesus heard A them, which of them should be ac
that, he said unto them, They that be counted the greatest. And he said unto whole, need not a physician, but they them, The kings of the Gentiles exer
that are sick. But go ye and learn what cise lordship over them; and they that
that meaneth, I will have mercy, and exercise authority upon them are called
not sacrifice ; for I am not come to call benefactors. But ye shall not be so:
the rigbleous, but sinners to repentance. but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is
Saint Michael and all Angels. chief, as he that doth serve. For whether
The Collect. is greater, he that sitteth at meat, or he
EVERLASTING God, who hast that serveth ? is not be that sitteth at
ordained and constituted the ser meat ? but I am among you as be that
vices of Angels and men in a wonrierful serveth. Ye are they which have con
order ; mercifully grant, that as thy holy tinued with me in my temptations. And
Angels always do thee service in heaven; I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my
so by thy appointment, they may suc. Father bath appointed unto me; that ye
cour and defend us on earth, through may eat and drink at my table in my
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
For the Epistle. Rev. zii. 7.
THERE was war in heaven; Michael Saint Matthew the Apostle. | 1 and his angels fought against the The Collect
dragon ; and the dragon fought and his ALMIGHTY God, who by thy
angels, and prevailed not ; neither was blessed Son didst call Matthew
their place found any more in heaven. from the receipt of custom, to be an
And the great dragon was cast out, that Apostle and Evangelist; grant us grace
old serpent, called the devil and satan, to forsake all covetous desires, and inor.
which deceiveth the whole world; he dinate love of riches; and to follow the
was cast out into the earth, and his an. same thy Son Jesus Christ, who liveth
gels were cast out with him. And I and reigneth with thee and the Holy 1 heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Ghost, one God, world without end.
Now is come salvation and strength, and Amen.
the kingdom of our God, and the power
of his Christ: for the accuser of our The Epistle. 2 Cor. iv. 1.
brethren is cast down, which aerused THEREFORE, seeing we have this them before our God day and night.
1 ministry, as we have received mer. And they overcame him by the blood of cy, we faint not; but have renounced the Lamb, and by the word of their tes. the hidden things of dishonesty, not timony; and they loved not their lives walking in craftiness, nor handling the unto the death. Therefore rejoice, je Word of God deceitfully, but by inani heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe festation of the truth, commending our ! to the inhabitants of the earth and of the selves to every man's conscience in the sea : for the devil is come down unto sight of God. But if our gospel be hid, you, having great wrath, because he it is hid to them that are lost: In whom knoweth that he hath but a short time. the God of this world hath blinded the
The Gospel. St. Matt. xvii. 1. minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ,
At the same time came the disciples who is the image of God, should shine
A unto Jesus, saying, "Who is the unto them. For we preach not our
greatest in the kingdoni of heaven ? And selves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and
Jesus called a little child unto him, and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.
set him in the midst of them, and said, For God, who commanded the light to
Verily I say unto you, Except ye be shine out of darkness, hath shined in
converted, and become as little children, our hearts, to give the light of the know. ye shall not enter into the kingdom of ledge of the glory of God, in the face of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall Jesus Christ.
humble himself as this little aild, the The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 9.
same is greatest in the kingdom of hea.
ven. And wboso shall receive one such AND as Jesus passed forth from little child in my name, receiveth me, A thence, he saw a man named Mat. But whoso shall offend one of these little thew sitting at the receipt of custom : ones which believe in me, it were better and he saith unto him, Follow me. And for him that a millstone were hanged he arose, and followed him. And it about his neck, and that he were drown came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the ed in the depth of the sea. Woe unto house, behold many publicans and sin. the world because of offences ! for it ners came and sat down with him and must needs be that offences corre: but his disciples. And when the Pharisees woe to that man by whom the offence saw it, they said unto his disciples, I cometh. Wherefore, if thy hand or thy
foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast and into whatsoever house ye enter, them from thee: it is better for thee to first say, Peace be to this bouse. And enter into life balt or maimed, rather if the son of peace be there, your peace lan having two hands or two feet, to be shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to cast into everlasting fire. And if thine | you again. And in the same house re. eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it main, eating and drinking such things as from thee: it is better for thee to enter they give : Tor the labourer is worthy of into life with one eye, rather than hav.
his hire. ing two eyes, to be cast into hell fire. Take heed that ye despise not one of Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles. these little ones for 1 say unto you,
The Collect. That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in ALMIGHTY God, who hast built heaven.
thy Church upon the foundation of
the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ Saint Luke the Evangelist.
himself being the head corner-stone;
grant us so to be joined together in unity The Collect.
of spirit by their doctrine, that we may ALMIGHTY God, who calledst Luke be made an holy temple acceptable unto 4 the Physician, whose praise is in thee, through Jesus Christ our Lord. the Gospel, to be an Evangelist and
Amen. Physician of the soul : may it please thee, that by the wholesoine medicines of the
The Epistle. St. Jude 1. doctrine delivered by him, all the dis
TUDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, cases of our souls may be healed, through
J and brother of James, to them that the merits of thy Son Jesus Christ our
are sanctified by God the Father, and Lord. Amen.
preserved in Jesus Christ, and called.
Mercy unto you, and peace and love be The Epistle. 2 Tim. iv. 5.
multiplied. Beloved, when I gave all W A TCH thou in all things, endure diligence to write unto you of the com
afflictions, do the work of an mon salvation, it was needful for me to Evangelist, make full proof of thy minis write unto you, and exhort you, that ye try For I am now ready to be offered, should earnestly contend for the faith and the time of my departure is at hand which was once delivered unto the saints. I have fought a good fight, I have finish For there are certain men crept in una ed my course, I have kept the faith. wares, who were before of old ordained Henceforth there is laid up for me a to this condemnation ; ungodly men, crown of righteousness, which the Lord turning the grace of our God into lasci the righteous Judge shall give me at that | viousness, and denying the only Lord day: and not to me only, but unto all God, and our Lord Jesus Christ. "I will them also that love his appearing. Do therefore put you in remembrance, thy diligence to come shortly unto me : though ye once knew this, how that the For Demas hath forsaken me, having Lord having saved the people out of the loved this present world, and is departed land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them unto Thessalonica ; Crescens to Galatia, that believed not. And the angels which Titus unto Dalmatia. Only Luke is kept not their first estate, but left their with me. Take Mark and bring him own habitation, he hath reserved in everwith thee: for he is profitable to me for lasting chains under darkness, unto the the ministry. And Tychicus have I judgment of the great day. Even as Gent to Ephesus. The cloak that I left Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities at Troas with Carpus, when thou com about them, in like manner giving themest, bring with thee, and the books, but selves over to fornication, and going afesperially the parchments. Alexander ter strange flesh, are set forth for an exthe coppersmith did me much evil : the ample, suffering the vengeance of eternal Lord reward him according to his works. fire Likewise also these filthy dreamers of whom be thou ware also, for he hath defile the flesh, despise dominion, and greatly withstood our words.
speak evil of dignities. The Gospel. St. Luke x. I.
The Gospel St. John xv. 17. THE Lord appointed other seventy THESE things I command you, that
1 also, and sent them two and two ye love one another. Ir the world before nis fare into every city and place, hate you, ye know that it hated me before whither he himself would come. There it hated you. If ye were of the world, fore said he unto them, The harvest truly the world would love his own : but beis great, but the labourers are few pray cause ye are not of the world, but I have ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that chosen you out of the world, therefore he would send forth labourers into his the world bateth you. Remember the harvest. Go your ways; behold, I send word that I said unto you, The servant you forth as lambs among wolves. is not greater than his lord ; if they have Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor persecuted me, they will also perseculo ploes; and salute nu man by the way you; if they have kept my saying, they