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they besought him, that he would depart out of their coasts.
The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. The Collect. : Lord, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and houshold continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Epistle. Col. iii. 12. UT on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering ; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any ; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do, in word or deed, do all in the Name of
the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.
The Gospel. St. Matth. xiii. 24.
HE kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servants of the housholder came, and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field 2 from whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up 2 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them : but
gather the wheat into my barn.
The sirth Sunday after the Epiphany. The Collect. God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant
us, we beseech thee, that, hav- | teth sin is of the devil: for the ing this hope, we may purify devil sinneth from the beginourselves, even as he is pure; ning. For this purpose the Son that, when he shall appear a- of God was manifested, that he gain with power and great glory, might destroy the works of the we may be made like unto him devil. in his eternal and glorious king The Gospel. St. Matth. xxiv. 23. dom; where with thee, O Fa- THEN if any man shall say ther, and thee, O Holy Ghost, I unto you, Lo, here is Christ, he liveth and reigneth, ever one or there ; believe it not. For God, world without end. Amen. | there shall arise false Christs,
The Epistle. 1 St. John iii. 1. and false prophets, and shall shew PEHOLD, what manner of great signs and wonders; inso
D love the Father hath be- much that (if it were possible) stowed upon us, that we should they shall deceive the very elect. be called the sons of God: there- Behold, I have told you before. fore the world knoweth us not, Wherefore, if they shall say unto because it knew him not. Be- you, Behold, he is in the deloved, now are we the sons of sert; go not forth : behold, he God, and it doth not yet appear is in the secret chambers; bewhat we shall be: but we know, lieve it not. For as the lightthat, when he shall appear, we ning cometh out of the east, shall be like him; for we shall and shineth even unto the west; see him as he is. And every so shall also the coming of the man that hath this hope in him | Son of Man be. For wherepurifieth himself, even as he is soever the carcase is, there will pure. Whosoever committeth sin the eagles be gathered together. transgresseth also the law: for | Immediately after the tribulasin is the transgression of the tion of those days shall the sun law. And ye know that he was be darkened, and the moon shall manifested to take away our not give her light, and the stars sins; and in him is no sin. shall fall from heaven, and the Whosoever abideth in him sin- powers of the heavens shall be neth not : whosoever sinneth shaken. And then shall appear hath not seen him, neither known the sign of the Son of Man in him. Little children, let no man heaven: and then shall all the deceive you : he that doeth righ- tribes of the earth mourn, and teousness is righteous, even as they shall see the Son of Man he is righteous. He that commit- coming in the clouds of heaven,
with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
The Sunday called Septuagesima, or the third Sunday before Lent. The Collect. Lord, we beseech thee favourably to hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen. The Epistle. 1 Cor. ix. 24. NOW ye not, that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run that ye may obtain. And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things: now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly ; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: but I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection, lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast-away.
The Gospel. St. Matth. xx. 1.
HE kingdom of heaven is - L like unto a man that is an housholder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a peny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market-place, and said unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a peny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man
a peny. And when they had
received it, they murmured a- | cerning reproach, as though we gainst the good-man of the house, had been weak: howbeit, wheresaying, These last have wrought insoever any is bold, (I speak but one hour, and thou hast foolishly,) I am bold also. Are made them equal unto us, which they Hebrews ? so am I. Are have borne the burden and heat | they Israelites ? so am I. Are of the day. But he answered they the seed of Abraham ? so one of them, and said, Friend, am I. Are they ministers of I do thee no wrong; didst not | Christ? (I speak as a fool, I thou agree with me for a peny? | am more: in labours more abunTake that thine is, and go thy dant; in stripes above measure; way; I will give unto this last | in prisons more frequent; in even as unto thee. Is it not deaths oft. Of the Jews five lawful for me to do what I will times received I forty stripes with mine own? Is thine eye save one; thrice was I beaten evil, because I am good ? So with rods; once was I stoned ; the last shall be first, and the thrice I suffered shipwreck; a first last : for many be called, night and a day I have been in but few chosen.
the deep; in journeying often;
| in perils of waters; in perils of The Sunday called Sexagesima,
robbers ; in perils by mine own or the second Sunday before
countrymen; in perils by the Lent.
heathen ; in perils in the city; The Collect. O
in perils in the wilderness ; in Lord God, who seest that perils in the sea; in perils among U we put not our trust in any false brethren: in weariness and thing that we do; Mercifully
painfulness; in watchings often; grant that by thy power we may |
ay in hunger and thirst ; in fastbe defended against all adver
ings often; in cold and nakedsity; through Jesus Christ our
ness; besides those things that Lord. Amen.
are without, that which cometh The Epistle. 2 Cor. xi. 19. upon me daily, the care of all VE suffer fools gladly, seeing the churches. Who is weak, and
1 ye yourselves are wise. For I am not weak ? who is offendye suffer if a man bring you into ed, and I burn not? If I must bondage, if a man devour you, if needs glory, I will glory of the a man take of you, if a man things which concern mine infirexalt himself, if a man smite mities. The God and Father of you on the face. I speak as con- our Lord Jesus Christ, which is
blessed for evermore, knoweth | the word with joy; and these that I lie not.
have no root, which for a while The Gospel. St. Luke viii. 4. I believe, and in time of temptaW HEN much people were tion fall away. And that which
gathered together, and fell among thorns, are they, were come to him out of every which, when they have heard, city, he spake by a parable: A go forth, and are choked with sower went out to sow his seed; cares, and riches, and pleasures and as he sowed, some fell by of this life, and bring no fruit the way-side, and it was trodden to perfection. But that on the down, and the fowls of the air good ground, are they, which devoured it. And some fell up in an honest and good heart, on a rock, and as soon as it was having heard the word, keep it, sprung up, it withered away, be- and bring forth fruit with pacause it lacked moisture. And tience. some fell among thorns, and the
| The Sunday called Quinquathorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And other fell on
gesima, or the next Sunday
before Lent. good ground, and sprang up, and
The Collect. bare fruit an hundred-fold. And when he had said these things, he
n Lord, who hast taught us cried, He that hath ears to hear,
that all our doings without let him hear. And his disciples
charity are nothing worth; Send asked him, saying, What might
thy Holy Ghost, and pour into this parable be? And he said,
our hearts that most excellent Unto you it is given to know
| gift of charity, the very bond of the mysteries of the kingdom
peace and of all virtues, withof God: but to others in para
out which whosoever liveth is bles ; that seeing they might not
counted dead before thee: Grant see, and hearing they might not |
this for thine only Son Jesus understand. Now the parable is
Christ's sake. Amen. this : The seed is the Word of God. Those by the way-side are THOUGH I speak with the they that hear; then cometh the 1 tongues of men and of andevil, and taketh away the word gels, and have not charity, I am out of their hearts, lést they become as sounding brass, or a should believe, and be saved. | tinkling cymbal. And though I They on the rock · are they, have the gift of prophecy, and which, when they hear, receive understand all mysteries, and