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a strong man armed keepeth his of the bond-woman was born afpalace, his goods are in peace; ter the flesh; but he of the freebut when a stronger than he shall woman was by promise. Which come upon him and overcome things are an allegory: for these him, he taketh from him all his are the two covenants ; the one armour wherein he trusted, and from Mount Sinai which gendivideth his spoils. He that is dereth to bondage, which is Agar. not with me, is against me; and For this Agar is Mount Sinai in he that gathereth not with me, Arabia, and answereth to Jerusa$cartereth. When the unclean lem which now is, and is in bondspirit is gone out of a man, he age with her children. But Je. walketh through dry places, seek- rusalem which is above, is free; ing rest; and finding none, he which is the mother of us all. For saith. I will return unto my house it is written, Rejoice, thou barren whence I came out. And when that barest not; break 'forth and he cometh, he findeth it swept cry, thou that travailest not ; for and garnished. Then goeth be, the desolate hath many more chiland taketh to him seven other dren than she which hath an hus. spirits more wicked than himself, band. Now we, brethren, as Isaac and they enter in, and dwell was, are the children of promise. there ; and the last state of that But as then, he that was born man is worse than the first And after the flesh persecuted bim it came to pass, is be spake these that was born after the spirit; things, à certain woman of the even so it is now. Nevertheless, company lift up her voice, and what saith the Scripture · Cast said unto him. Blessed is the out the bond-woman and her son; worpb that bare thee, and the for the son of the bond-woman paps which thou hast sucked. shall not be heir with the son of Bi be said. Yea, rather blessed the free-woman. So then, brethar faev that hear the word of ren, we are not children of the G 1 and keep it.
bond-woman, but of the free.
The Gospel. St. John, vi. 1. The fourth Sunday in Lent.
JESUS went over the sea of The Collect.
Galilee, which is the sea of GRINT, we beseech thee, Al. Tiberias. And a great multitude
mighty God, that we, who followed him, because they saw for our evil deeds do worthily de his miracles which he did on them serve to be punished, by the com- that were diseased. And Jesus fort of thy race may mercifully went up into a mountain, and be relieved, through our Lord there he sat with his disciples. and Saviour Jesus Crist. Amen. And the passover, a feast of the
The Epistle. Gal. iv. 21. Jews, was nigb. When Jesus TELL me, ye that desire to be then lift up his eyes, and saw a
under the law, do ye not great company coming unto him, hear the law ? For it is written, he saith unto Philip, Whence that Abraham had two sons, the shall we buy bread that these one by a hond-maid, the other by may eat ? (And this he said to a free-woman. But be who was prove him ; for he himself knew
what he would do.) Philip an-bernacle, not made with bands swered him. Two hundred penny- that is to say, not of this building ; worth of bread is not sufficient neither by ihe blood of goats and for them, that every one of them çalves; but by his own blood he nay take a little. One of his dis- entered in once into the holy ciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's place, having obtained eternal rebrother. saith unto him, There is demption for us. For if the blood a lad here which hath five harley of bulls and of goats, and the loaves, and two small fishes; but ashes of an heifer sprinkling the What are they among so many unclean, sai titieth to the purify. And Jesus said, Make the men sit ing of the flesh; how much more duwn. Now there was much shall the blood of Christ, who, grass in the place. So the men through the eternal Spirit, offersat down, in number about five ed himself without spot to God, thousand. And Jesus took the purge your conscience from dead loaves, and when he had given works to serve the living God? thanks, lie distributed to the dis- And for this cause he is the Meciples, and the disciples to them diator of the new Testament, that that were set down, and likewise by means of death. for the reof the fishes as much as they demption of the transgressions would. When they were filled, that were under the first Testahe said unto his disciples, Gather ment, they which are called up the fragments that remain, might receive the promise of eterthat nothing be lost. Therefore nal inheritance. they gathered them together, and The Gospel. St. John, viii. 46. filled twelve baskets with the JESUS said, Which of you con: fragments of the five barley vinceth me of sin ? And if I loaves, which remained over and say the truth, why do ye not beabove unto them that had eaten. lieve me? He that is of God, Then those men, when they had heareth God's words; ye thereseen the miracle which Jesus did, fore hear them not, because ye said, This is of a truth that pro- are not of God. Then answered phet that should come into the the Jews, and said unto him, Say world.
we not well, that thou art a Sa
maritan, and hast a devil ? Jesus The fifth Sunday in Lent. answered, I have not a devil : but The Collect.
I honour my Father, and ye do WE beseech thee, Almighty dishonour me. And I seek not
God. mercifully to look upon mine own glory: there is one that thy people; that by thy great good-seeketh , and judgeth. Verily, less they may be governed and verily, I say unto you, If a man preserved evermore, both in body keep my saying, he shall never and soul, through Jesus Christ see death. Then said the Jews our Lord. Amen.
unto him, Now we know that The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11. thou hast a devil: Abraham is CHRIST being come an high dead, and the prophets ; and thou
priest of good things to come sayest, If a man keep my saying, by a greater and more perfect ta- he shall never taste of death. Art
thou greater than our father form of a servant, and was made Abrabam, which is dead ? and in the likeness of men: and being the prophets are dead: whom found in fashion as a man, he makest thou thyself? Jesus an- humbled himself, and became swered, If I honour myself, my obedient unto death, even the honour is nothing; it is my Fa- death of the cross. Wherefore ther that honoureib me, of whom God also hath highly exalted him, ye say, that he is your God: yet and given him a name which is ye have not known hiin; but I above every name; that at the know him: and if I could say I name of Jesus every knee should know him not. I shall be a liar bow, of things in heaven, and like unto you; but I know bim, things in earth, and things under and keep his saying. Your father the earth ; and that every tongue Abraham rejoiced to see my day, should confess that Jesus Christ and he saw it, and was glad. is Lord, to the glory of God the Then said the Jews unto him, Father. Thou art not yet fifty years old. The Gospel. St. Matt xxvii. 1. and hast thou seen Abraham? WHEN the morning was come; Jesus said unto them, Verily, ve all the chief priests and rily, I say unto you, before Abra--iders of the people took counham was, I am. Then took they sel against Jesus to put him to up stones to cast at hin; but death. And when they had Jesus hid himself, and went out hound him, they led him away, of the temple.
and delivered hiin to Pontius Pi
late the governor. Then Judas, The Sunday next before Easter. who had betrayed him, when he The Collect.
saw that he was condemned, reALMIGHTY and everlasting pented himself, and brought again
God, who, of thy tender love the thirty pieces of silver to the towards mankind, has sent thy chief priests and elders, saying, I Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to have sinned, in that I have betake upon him our flesh, and to lirayed the innocent blood. And suffer death upon the cross, that they said, What is that to us ? see all mankind should follow the ex- thou to that. And he cast down ample of his great humility; mer- the pieces of silver in the temple, cifully grant that we may both and departed, and went and follow the example of his pa- hanged himself. And the chief Cience, and also be made parta- priests took the silver pieces, and kers of his resurrection, through said, It is not lawful for to put the same Jesus Christ our Lord. them into the treasury, because Amen.
it is the price of blood. And The Epistle. Phil. ii. 5. they took counsel, and bought LET this mind be in yoll, which with them the potters field to was also in Christ Jesus: who bury strangers, in.
Wherefore being in the form of God, thought that field was called, The field of it not robbery to be equal with blood, unto this day. (Then was God; but made himself of no re- fulfilled that which was spoken mutation, and took upon him the by Jeremy the prophet, saying.
made and they took the thirty pieces cried out the more, saying, Let
of silver, the price of him that him be crucified. When Pilate was valued, whom they of the saw that he could prevail nothing, children of Israel did value, and but that rather a tumult was made, gave them for the potters field, as he took water, and washed his the Lord appointed me.) And hands before the multitude, sayJesus stood before the governor ; ing, I am innocent of the blood and the governor asked him, say- of this just person : see ye to it. ing. Art thou the king of the Then answered all the people, Jews? And Jesus said unto him, and said, His blood be on us, and Thou sayest. And when he was on our children. Then released accused of the chief priests and el- he Barabbas unto them: and ders
, he answered nothing. Then when he had scourged Jesus, he saith Pilate unto him, Hearest delivered him to be crucified thou not how many things they Then the soldiers of the governor witness against thee? And be took Jesus into the common-hall, answered him to never a word, and gathered unto him the whole insomuch that the governor mar band of soldiers. And they stripvelled greatly. Now at that feast ped him, and put on him a scarlet the governor was wont to release robe. And when they had platunto the people a prisoner, whom ted a crown of thorns, they put it they would." And they had then upon his head, and a reed in his a notable prisoner, called Barab- right hand; and they bowed the bas. Therefore, when they were knee before him, and mocked gathered together, Pilate said un- him, saying, Hail, King of the to them, whom will ye that I re-Jews! And they spit upon him, lease unto you? Barabbas, or Je- and took the reed and smote bim sus which is called Christ ? For on the head. And after that they he knew tliat for envy they had had mocked him, they took the delivered him. When he was set robe off from him, and put his down on the judgment-seat, his own raiment on him, and led him wife sent unto him, saying, Have away to crucify him. And as they tlou nothing to do with that just came out, they found a man of man; for I have suffered many Cyrene, Simon by name; bim things this day in a dream because they compelled to bear his cross. of him. But the chief priests and And when they were come unto elders persuaded the multitude a place called Golgotha, that is to that they should ask Baraibas, say, a place of a skull, they gave and destroy Jesus. The governor him vinegar to drink mingled answered and said unto them, with gall; and when he had tasted Whether of the twain will ye that thereof, he would not drink. And release unto you? They said, they crucified him, and parted Barabbas. Pilate caith unto them, his garments, casting lots: that What shall I do then with Jesus, it might be fulfilled, which was which is called Christ? They all spoken by the prophet,They part say unto bim, Let him be cruci-ed my garments among them, fied. And the governor said, Why, and upon my vesture did they what evil bath he done ? But they cast lots. And sitting down, thiet
watched him there; and set up graves were opened ; and many over his head his accusation writ-bodies of saiuts which slept, arose, ten, THIS IS JESUS THE KING and came out of the graves after OF THE JEWS. Then were nis resurrection, and went into there two thieves crucified with the holy city, and appeared unto him ; one on the right hand, and many. Now when the Centuanother on the left. And they rion, ard they that were with him that passed by reviled him, wag- watching Jesus, saw the earthging their heads, and saying, Thou quake, and those things that were that destroyest the temple, and done, they feared greatly, saying, buildest it in three days, save thy- Truly this was the Son of God. self: If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Like Monday before Easter. wise also the chief priests, mock- Fór the Epistle. Isaiah, Ixiii. 1. ing him, with the scribes and el: WHO is this that cometh from ders, said, He saved others, him Edom, with dyed garments self he cannot save: If he be the from Bozrah? this that is glorious King of Israel, let him now come in his apparel, travelling in the down from the cross, and we will greatness of his strength? I that believe him. He trusted in God; speak in righteonsness, mighty let him deliver him now, if he to save. Wherefore art thou red will have him : for he said, I am in thine-apparel, and thy garthe Son of God. The thieves ments like him that treadeth in also which were crucified with the wine-fat? I have trodden the him, cast the same in his teeth. wine-press alone, and of the peoNow from the sixth hour there ple there was none with me : for was darkness over all the land, I will tread them in mine anger, unto the ninth hour. And about and trample them in my fury, and the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a their blood shall be sprinkled Joud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama upon my garments, and I will sabuchthani ? That is to say, My stain all my raiment. For the God, my God, why hast thou for- day of vengeance is in mine saken me? Some of them that heart, and the year of my restood there, when they heard deemed is come. And I looked, that, said, This man calleth for and there was none to help; and Elias. And straightway one of I wondered that there was none them ran, and took a spunge, and to uphold: therefore mine own filled it with vinegar, and put it arm brought salvation unto me; on a reed, and gave him to drink and my fury it upheld me. And The rest said, Let be, let us see I will tread down the people in whether Elias will come to save mine anger, and make them himn. Jesus, when he had cried drunk in my fury, and I will again with a loud voice, yielded bring down their strength to the up the ghost. And beirold, the earth. I will mention the lovingvail of the temple was rent in kindnesses of the Lord, and the twain, from the top to the bot- praises of the Lord, according to tom; and the earth did quake, all that the Lord hath bestowed and the rocks rent; and the on ns, and the great goodness 10