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Highest : for thou shalt go before made without ceasing of the the face of the Lord, to prepare Church unto God for him. And bis ways; to give knowledge of when Herod would have brought salvation unto his people by the him forth, the same night Peter remission of their sins, through was sleeping between two solo the tender mercy of our God; diers, bound with two chaius; and whereby the Day-spring from on the keepers before tbe door kept high hath visited us, to give light the prison. And behold, the anto them tbat sit in darkness, aud el of the Lord came upon him, in the shadow of death, to guide and a light shined in the prison : our feet into the way of peace. and he smote Peter on the side, And the child grew, and waxed and raised him up saying, Arise strong in spirit; and was in the up quickly. And bis chains fell off deserts till the day of his show- from his hands. And the angel ing unto Israel.
said unto him Gird thyself, and
bindon thy sandals: and so he did. Saint Peter's Day. And he saith unto him, Cast thy The Collect.
garment about thee, and follow O Almighty God, who, by thy me. And he went out
, and folSon Jesus Christ, didst give lowed him; and wist not that it to thy Apostle Saint Peter many was true which was done by the excellent gifts, and coinvand- angel, but thought he saw a vi. edst bim_earnestly to feed thy sion. When they were past the flock; make, we beseech thee, first and second ward, they came ali Bishops and Pastors diligent-sunto the iron gate that leadetb un. ly to preach thy holy Word, and to the city, which opened to them the people obedientiy to follow of its own accord : and they went the same, that they may receive out, and passed on through one the crown of everlasting glory. street, and forth with the angel through Jesus Christ our Lord. departed from him. And when Amen.
Peter was come to himself, he For the Epistle. Acts, xii. 1. said, Now I know of a surety ABOUT that time. Herod the that the Lord hath sent his angel,
king stretched forth his hands and hath delivered me out of the to vex certain of the Church. hand of Herod, and from all the And he killed James the brother expectation of the people of the of Joho with the sword. And Jews. because he saw it pleased the The Gospel. St. Matt. xvi. 13. Jews, he proceeded further WHEN Jesus came into the take Peter also. (Then were the coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, days of unleavened bread.) And he asked his disciples, saying, when he had apprehended him. Whom do men say that 1. the he put him in prison, and deliver- Son of man, am? And they said, ed him to four quarternions of Some say that thou art John the soldiers, to keep him; intending Baptist ; 'some, Elias; and others, after Easter to bring him forth to Jeremias, or one of the propbets. the people. Peter therefore was He saith unto them, But whom kept in prison ; but prayer was say ye that I am? 'And Simon
Peter answered and said, Thou hands of Barnabas and Saul. Now art Christ, the Son of the living about that time, Herod the king God. And Jesus answered and stretched forth his hands to vex said unto him, Blessed art thou, certain of the Church. And he Simon Barjona: for Aesh and killed James the brother of Jobn blood hath not revealed it un- with the sword.' And because he to thee, bit my Father which is saw it pleased the Jews, he proin heaven. And I say also unto ceeded further to take Peter also. thee, that thou art Peter, and up- The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 20. on this rock I will build my THEN came to him the mother Church: and the gates of hell of Zebedee's children, with shall not prevail against it. And ber suns, worshipping him, and I will give unto thee the keys of desiring a certain thing of him. the kingdom of heaven: and And he said onto her, What wilt whatsoever thou shalt bind on thou ? She saith unto him, Grant earth, shall be bound in heaven ;(that these my two sons may sit, and whatsoever thou shalt loose the one on thy right hand, and on earth, shall be loosed in hea- the other on the left, in thy king:
dom. But Jesus answered and Saint James the Apostle.
said, Ye know not what ye ask.
Are ye able to drink of the cup The Collect.
that I shall drink of, and to be GRANT. O merciful God, that baptized with the baptism that I
as thine holy Apostle Saint am baptized with? They say unto James, leaving bis father and all him, We are able. And he saith that he bad, without delay was unto them, Ye shall drink indeed obedient unto the calling of thy of my cup, and be baptized with Son Jesus Christ, and followed the baptism that I am baptized him ; so we, forsaking all worldly with; but 10 sit on my right band, and carnal affections, may be ever and on my left, is not mine 10 more ready to follow thy holy give ; but it shall be given to them commandments, through Jesus for whom it is prepared of my Christ our I ord. Amen. Father. And when the ten heard For lhe Epistle. Acts, xi. 27. it, they were moved with indig
and part of Chapter xii. nation against the two brethren. I those days came prophets But Jesus called them unto him,
from Jerusalem unto Antioch. and said, Ye know that the prinAnd there stood up one of them ces of the Gentiles exercise donamed Agabus, and signified by minion over them, and they tbat the Spirit, that there should be are great exercise authority upon great dearth throughout all the them. But it shall not be 90 world: which came to pass in the among you: but whosoever will days of Claudius Cæsar. Then the be great among you, let him be disciples, every man according to your minister; and whosoever his abili'y, determined to send re- will be chief among you, let him liet unto the brethren which dwelt be your servant: Even as the Son in Judea. Which also they did, of man came not to be ministered und sent it to the elders by the unto, but to minister, and to
give his life a ransom for many. that serveth? is not he that sitteth
at meat? but I am among you as Saint Bartholomew the Apostle. he that serveth. Ye are they The Collect
which bave continued with me in Almighty and everlasting God, my temptations. And I appoint
wbo didst give to thine Apos- unto you a kingdom, as my Fa. te Bartholomew grace truly to ther hath appointed unto me; that believe and to preach thy word; ye may eat and drink at my table grant, we beseech thee, unto thy in my kingdom, and sit on thrones, Church, to love that word which judging the twelve tribes of Israel. he believed ; and both to preach and receive the same, through
Saint Mattheu the Apostle.
were many signs and wonders from the receipt of custom, 10 be wrought among the people, and an Apostle and Evangelist; grant they were all with one accord in us grace to forsake all covetous Solomon's porch. And of the rest desires, and inordinate love, oi durst no man join himself to them; riches; and to follow the same thy but the people magnified them. Son Jesus Christ, who liveth and And believers were the more add- reigneth with thee and the Holy ed to the Lord, multitudes both Ghost, one God, world without of men and women)insomuch that end. Amen. they brought forth the sick into The Epislle. 2 Cor. iv. 1. the streets, and laid them on beds THEREFORE, seeing we have and couches, that at least the sha this ministry, as we have redow of Peter passing by might ceived mercy, we faint not; but overshadow some of them. There have renounced the bidden things came also a multitude out of the of dishonesty, not walking in crafcities roundabout unto Jerusalem, tiness, nor handling the Word of bringing sick folks, and them which God deceitfully, but by manifesta
were vexed with unclean spirits ; tion of the truth, commending ourpro and they were healed every one selves to every man's conscience
The Gospel. St. Luke, xvii. 24. in the sight of God. But if our
among them, which of them that are lost : In whom the god of should be accounted the greatest. this world hath blinded the minds And he said unto them. The kings of them which believe not, iest the of the Gentiles exercise lordship light of the glorious Gospel of over them; and they that exer-Christ, who is the image of God, cise authority upon them are call-should shine unto them. For we
ed benefactors. . But ye shall not preach not ourselves, but Christ hilbe so: but he that is greatest among Jesus the Lord; and ourselves
you, let him be as the younger; your servants for Jesus' sake. For and be that is chief, as he that God, who commanded the light to doth serve. For whether is great- shine out of darkness, hath shiner er, be that sitteth at meat, or he in our hearts, to give the light of
the knowledge of the glory of God, the whole world : he was cast out in the face of Jesus Christ. into the earth, and his angels were
The Gospel. Si. Matt. is. 9. cast out with him. And I heard a AND as Jesus passed forth
from loud voice saying
in heaven, Now thence, he saw a man named iscome salvation and strength,and Matthew, sitting at the receipt of the kingdom of our God, and the custom: and he saith unto him, power of bis Christ: for the 'acFollow me. And he arose, and cuser of our brethren is cast down, followed bim. And it came to which accused them before our pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the God day and night. And they house,behold many publicans and overcame him by the blood of the sinners came and sat down with Lamb, and by the word of their him and his disciples. And when testimony; and they loved not the Pharisees saw it, they said their lives unto the death. Thereunto his disciples, Why eateth fore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye your Master with publicans and that dwell in them. Woe to the sinners? But when Jesus heard inbabitants of the earth and of the that, he said unto them, They sea : for the devil is come down that be whole, need not a physi- unto you, having great wrath, becian, but they that are sick. But cacse he knoweth that he hath go ye and learn what tnat mean-but a short time. eth, I will have mercy, and not The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 1. sacrifice; for I am not coine to AT the same time came the discall the righteous, but sinners to ciples unto Jesus, saying, Who repentance.
is the greatest in the kingdom of
heaven? And Jesus called a little Saint Michael anul all Angels. child unto ltim, and set bim in the The Collect.
midst of thein, and said, Verily O Everlasting God, who hast I say unto you, Except ye be con
ordained and constituted the verted, and become as little chilservices of Angels and men in dren, ye shall not enter into the a wonderful order; mercifully kingdom of heaven. Whosoever grant, that as thy holy Angels al- therefore shall humble himself as ways do the service in heaven ; this little child, the same is greatest so, by thy appointment, they may in the kingdom of heaven. And succour and defend us on earth, whoso shall receive one such little through Jesus Christ our Lord. child in my name, receiveth me. Amen.
Biit whoso shalloffendone of these For the Epistle. Rev. xii. 7. little ones which believe in me, it THERE was war in heaven: were beiter for him that a mill
Michael and his Angels fought stone were banged about his neck, against the dragon; and the dra- and that he were drowned in the gon fought and his angels, and depth of the sea. Woe unto the prevailed not; neither was their world because of offences ! for it place found any more in heaven. must needs be that offences come; And the great dragon was cast but woe to that man hy whom the out that old serpeot, called the offence cometh. Werefore if thy Povil and satan, which deceivethlband or thy foot offend thee, cut
them off, and cast them from Thessalonica ; Crescens to Galathee : it is better for thee to enter tia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only into life halt or maimed, rather Luke is with me. Take Mark than having two hands or two and bring him with thee : for he feet, to be cast into everlasting is profitable to me for the miniga fire. And if thine eye offend thee, try. And Tychicus have I sent pluck it out, and cast it from thee: to Ephesus. The cloak that I it is better for thee to enter into left at Troas with Carpus, when life with one eye, rather than thou comest, bring with thee, and having two eyes, to be cast into the books, but especially the bell fire. Take heed that you des- parchments. Alexander the cop pise not one of these little ones : persmith did me much evil: the for I say unto you, That in bea- Lord reward him according to ven their angels do always behold his works. Of wbom be thou the face of my Father which is in ware also, for he hath greatly heaven.
withstood our words.
The Gospel. St. Luke, a. 1. Saint Luke the Evangelist.
THE Lord appointed other seThe Collect.
venty also, and sent them two ALMIGHTY God, who calledst and two hefore his face into
every Luke the Physician, whose city and place, whither he him. praise is in the Gospel, to be an self would come. Therefore said Evangelist and Physician of the he unto them, The harvest truly soul ; may it please thee, that by is great, but the labourers are the wbolesome medicines of the few : pray ye therefore the Lord doctrine delivered by him, all the of the harvest, that he would send diseases of our souls may be heal-forth labourers into his harvest. ed, through the merits of thy Son Go your ways; behold, I send Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. you forth as lambs among wolver,
The Epistle. 2 Tim. iv.5. Carry neither purse, nor scrip. WATCH
thou in all things, en. Inor shoes ; and salute no man by dure afflictions, do the work the way. And into whatsoever Hof an Evangelist
, make full proof house ye enter, first say, Peace of thy ministry. For I am now be to this house. And if the son ready to be offered, and the time of peace be there, your peace of my departure is at hand. I shall rest upon it: if not, it shall have fought a good fight, I have turn to you again. And in the finished my course, I have kept same house remain, eating and the faith. Henceforth there is laid drinking such things as they gives up for me a crown of righteous- for the labourer is worthy of his ness, which the Lord the righteous hire. Judge shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all. Saint Simon and Saint Jude, them also that love his appearing.
Apostles. Do thy diligence to come shortly
The Collect unto me: For Demas hath for- o Almighty
God, who hast built saken me, having loved this pre
thy Church upon the founda sent world, and is departed unto tion of the Apostles and Prophets