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The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 15. heavenly places might be known, by the
Church, the manifold wisdom of God, A
were gone away from them into according to the eternal purpose which heaven, the shepherds said one to ano
he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord;
in whom we have boldness and access ther, Let us now gu even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come with confidence by the faith of him. to pass, which the Lord hath made The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 1. known unto us And they came with THEN Jesus was born Bethlethe babe lying in a manger. And when
Herod the king, behohl, there camo they had seen it, they made known
wise men from the east to Jerusalem, abroad the saying which was told them
saying, Where is he that is bom King concerning this child. And all they of the Jews ? for we have seen his star that heard it wondered at those things
in the east, and are come to worship which were told them by the shepherds.
him. When Herod the king had heard But Mary kept all these things, and these things, he was troubled, and all pondered then in her heart. And the
Jerusalem with him. And when he had shepherds returned, glorifying and prais, gathered all the chief priests and scribes ing God for all the things that they had heard and seen,
of the people together, he demanded of as it was told unto them. And when eight days were ac.
them where Christ should be born.
And they said unto hirr, In Bethlehem complished for the circumcising of the
of Judea : For thus it is written by the child, his name was called JESUS,
prophet, And thou Bethlehem in the which was so named of the angel before land of Juda, art not the least among he was conceived in the womb.
the princes of Juda; for out of thee The same Collect, Epistle, and Gos- shall come Governor that shall rule pel shall serve for every day after, unto my people Israel. Then Herod, when the Epiphang
he had privily called the wise men, in
quired of them diligently what time the The Epiphany, or the Manifestatron of star appeared. And he sent them to Christ to the Gentiles.
Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search The Collect.
diligently for the young child, and where
ye have found him, bring me word O ,
again, that I may come and worship
him also When they had heard the Son to the Gentiles: mercifully grant king, they departed; and lo, the star that we, who know thee now by faith,
which they saw in the east went before may after this life have the fruition of
them, till it came and stood over where thy glorious Godhead, through Jesus the young child was. When they saw Christ our Lord. Amen.
the star, they rejoiced with exceeding The Epistle. Ephes. iii. I. great joy. And when they were come VOR this cause, I Paul, the prisoner
into the house, they saw the young of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles: if
child with Mary his mother, and fell ye have heard of the dispensation of the
down and worshipped him : And when grace of God, which is given me to you
they had opened their treasures, they ward: How that by revelation he malle
presented unto him gifts ; gold, and known unto me the mystery (as I wrote
frankincense, and myrrh And being afore in few words, whereby, when ye
warned of God in a dream, that they read, ye may understand my knowledge
should not return to Herod, they dein the mystery of Christ) which in other
parted into their own country another ages was not made known unto the sons
way. of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy Apostles and Prophets by the Spi. The first Sunday after the Epiphany. rit; that the Gentiles should be fellow.
The Collect heirs, and of the same body, and par. takers of his promise in Christ. by the LORD, we beseech thee mercifully Gospel: whereof I was made a minis.
to receive the prayers of thy people ter, according to the gift of the grace
who call upon thee and grant that they of God, given unto me by the effectual
may both perceive and know what thing working of his
Unto me, who
they ought to do, and also may have am less than the least of all saints, is this
grace and power faithfully to fulfil the grace given, that ) should preach among
same, through Jesus Christ our Lord. the Gentiles the un searchable riches of Christ; and to make all men see what
The Epistle. Rom. z. . is the fellowship of the mystery, which BESEECH you therefore, breth from the beginning of the world hath ren, by the mercies of God, that yo heen hid in God, who created all things present your bodies a living sacrifice, by Jesus Christ to the intent that now holy, acceptable unto God, which is uate the principalities and powers in your reasonable service. And be not
conformed to this world; but be yety; he that ruleth, with diligence ; he transformed by the renewing of your that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness. mind, that ye may prove what is that Let love be without dissimulation. Ab. good, and acceptable, and perfect will of hor that which is evil, cleave to that God. For I say, through the grace given which is good. Be kindly affectioned unto me, to every man that is among one to another with brotherly love, in you, not to think of himself more highly honour preferring one another : not than he ought to think, but to think 80- slothful in business ; fervent in spirit; berly, according as God hath dealt to serving the Lord; rejoicing, in hope ; every man the measure of faith. For as patient in tribulation continuing inwe have many members in one body, and
stant in prayer; distributing to the neall members' have not the same office; cessity of saints; given to hospitality to we, being many, are one body in Bless them which persecute you; bless Christ, and every one members one of
and curse not
Rejoice with them that another.
do rejoice, and weep with them that The Gospel. S. Luke ii. 41. weep. Be of the same mind one to.
wards another. Mind not high things, NO TOW his parents went to Jerusalem
but condescend to men of low estate. every year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve years
The Gospel. St. John ii. I. old, they went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned,
riage in Cana of Galilee, and the
mother of Jesus was there. Ard both the child Jesus larried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew
Jesus was called, and his disciples, to
the marriage. not of it.
And when they want. But they, supposing him to ed wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto have been in the company, went a day's him, They have no wine. Jesus saith journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And
unto her, Woman, what have I to do
with thee? mine hour is not yet come. when they found him not, they turned
His mother saith unto the servants, back again to Jerusalem, seeking him
Whatsoever he saitli unto you, do it. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in
And there were set there six water-pots the midst of the doctors, both hearing
of stone, after the manner of the purify. them, and asking them questions. And
ing of the Jews, containing two or three all that heard him were astonished at his
firkins a-piece. Jesus saith unto them, understanding and answers.
Fill the water pots with water. And And when
they filled them up to the brim. And he they saw him they were amazed : and
saith unto them, Draw out now, and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy
bear unto the governor of the feast. And father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
they bare it. When the ruler of the And he said unto them, How is it that
feast had tasted the water that wr9
made wine, and knew not whence it was ye sought me ? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And
(but the servants which drew the water they understood not the saying which
knew) the governor of the feast called be spake unto them. And he went
down the bridegroom, and saith unto him, with them, and came to Nazareth, and
Every man at the beginning doth set was subject unto them: but his mother
forth good wine, and when men have
well drunk, then that which is worse : kept all these sayings in heart And Jesus increased in wisdom, and slature,
but thou hast kept the good wine until and in favour with God and man.
now. This beginning of miracles did
Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested The second Sunday after the Epiphany.
forth his glory, and his disciples be.
lieved on him. The Collect.
, who dost govern all things in hea
The third Sunday after the Epiphany. ven and earth, inercifully hear the sup
The Collect. plications of hy people, and grant us ihy peace all the days of our life, through
mercifully look upon our infirmi. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
ties, and in all our dangers and necessi. The Epstle. Rom. xii. 6. ties stretch forth thy right hand to help
and defend us, through Jesus Christ out :
Lord. Amen. cording to the grace that is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophe
The Epistie. Rom. xii, 16. sy according to the proportion of faith; ministry. let us wait on our minister: Bepot wise in your own concelts
. ing; or he that teacheth, on teaching; Provide things honest in the sight of al or he that exhorteth, on exhortation : he
If it be possible, as much as lieth that giveth, let him do it with simplici- in you, live peaceably with all menu Dearly beloved, arenge not yourselves, are ordained of God. Whosoever, there but rather give place unto wrath ; for it fore, resisteth the power, resisteth the is written, Vengeance is mine ; I will ordinance of God and they that resist, repay, saith the Lord. Therefore, if sliall receive to themselves damnation. thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he For rulers are not a terror to good works, thirst, give him drink; for in so doing but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. afraid of the power ? do that which is Be not overcome of evil, but overcome good, and thou shalt have praise of the evil with good.
same : for he is the minister of God to The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 1.
thee for good. But if thou do that which
is evil, be afraid, for he beareth not the WHEN he was come down from W!
sword in vain: for he is the minister of the mountain, great multitudes God, a revenger to execute wrath upon followed him. And behold, there came him that dueth evil. Wherefore ye a leper and worshipped him, saying, must needs be subject, not only for Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me wrath, but also for conscience' sake. clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, For, for this cause pay ye tribute also; and touched him, saying, I will be thou frz they are God's ministers, attending clean And immediately his leprosy continually upon this very thing Renwas cleansed. And Jesus saith unto der, therefore, to all their dues ; tribute him, See thou tell no man, but go thy to whom tribute is due, custom to whom way, show thyself to the priest, and custom, fear to whom fear, honour to offer the gift that Moses commanded whom honour for a testimony unto them. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there
T'he Gospel St. Matt viii. 2 came unto him a Centurion, beseeching Abi when he was entered into a
disciples . at home sick of the palsy, grievously
And behold, there arose a great tempest tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, in the sea, insomuch that the ship was I will come and heal him. The Centu- covered with the waves ; but he was rion answered and said, Lord, I am not asleep and his disciples came to him, worthy that thou shouldest come under and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, my roof; but speak the word only, and we perish And he saith mto them, my servant shall be healed. For I am a Why are ye fearful, Oye of little laith? man under authority, having soldiers
Then he arose, and rebuked the winds under me: and I say unto this man, Go, and the sea, and there was a great calm. and he goeth ; and another, Come, But the men marvelled, saying, What and he cometh ; and to my servant, Do manner of man is this, that even the this, and he cloeth it. When Jesus
winds and the sea obey him ? And when heard it, he marvelled, and said to them he was come to the other side, into the that followerl, Verily I say unto you,.1
country of the Gergesenes, there net him have not found so great faith, no not in
two possessed with devils, coming out of Israel And I say unto you, that many
the iombs, exceeding fierce, so that no shall come from the east and west, and man might pass
And be shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac,
hold, they cried out, saying, What have and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven
we to do with thee, Jesus, thon Son of But the children of the kingdom shall be
God ? art thou come hither to torment cast out into outer darkness; there shall us before the time? And there was a be weeping and gnashing of teeth And good way off from them an herd of maJesus said unto the Centurion, Go thy ny swine, eeding. So the devils be. yay, and as thou hast believed, so be it sought him, saying, If thou cast us out, done unto thee. And his servant was suffer us to go away into the herd of healed in the self-same hour.
And he said unto them, Go.
And when they were come out, they The fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.
went into the herd of swine ; and be.
hold, the whole herd of swine ran vio7'he Collect.
lently down a steep
place into the sea, and O
perished in the waters. And they that in the midst of so many and great kept them fled, and went their ways into dangers, that by reason of the frailty of the city, and told every thing, and what our nature we cannot always stand up: was befallen to the possessed of the deright; grant to us such strength and vils. And behold, the whole city came protection, as may support us in all out to meet Jesus; and when they saw dangers, and carry us through all temp- him, they besought him, that he would Lations, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
depart out of their coasts. Amen The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1.
The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany,
The Collect LET higher powers; for there is no
O power but of Gud; the powers that le thy Church and Household con
tinually in thy true religion, that they we should be called the sons of God; who do lean only upon the hope of thy therefore the world knoweth us not, be heavenly grace, may evermore be de cause it knew him not. Beloved, now fended by thy mighty power, through are we the sons of God; and it doth not Jesus Christ our Lord.
yet appear what we shall be: but we The Epistle. Col. iii. 12.
know, that when he shall appear, we
shall be like bim ; for we shall see him as DUT on therefore (as the elect of
he is. And every man that hath this hope
in him purifieth himself, even as he is mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind,
pure. Whosoever committeth sin, transmeekness, long-suffering ; forbearing gresseth also the law; for sin is the one another, and forgiving one another,
transgression of the law. And ye know if any man have a quarrel a gainst any;
that he was manifested to take even as Christ forgave you, so also do
sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever ye. And, above all these things, put on
abideth in him, sinneth not : whosoever Charity, which is the bond of perfect sinneth, hath not seen him, neither And let the peace of God rule in
known bim. Little children, let no man your hearts, to the which also ye are
deceive you : be that doeth righteousness called in one body; and be ye thankful.
is righteous, even as he is righteous. He Let the word of Christ dwell in you rich.
that commilleth sin is of the devil; for ly in all wisdom; teaching and admon.
the devil sinneth from the beginning. ishing one another in psalms and hymns, For this purpose the Son of God was and spiritual songs; singing with grace manifested, that he might destroy the in your hearts to the Lord. And what works of the devil. soever ye do in word or deed, do all in the naine of the Lord Jesus; giving The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiv. 23. thanks to God and the Father by him.
if any man shall say unto The Gospel. St. Matt. xii. 24.
you, Lo, here is Christ, or there ; THE being mom which
sowed good seed Christs and false prophets, and that kingdom of is in his field. But while men slept, his show great signs and wonders ; inso. enemy came and sowed tares among the much that (if it were possible) they shall wheat, and went his way. But when deceive the very elect. Behold, I have the blade was sprung up, and brought told you before. Wherefore, if they forth fruit, then appeared the tares also shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the So the servants of the householder came desert; go not forth : bebold be is in and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou the secret chambers; believe it not. sow good seed in thy field ? from whence For as the lightning cometh out of the then hath it lares ? He said unto them,
east, and shineth even unto the west : 50
shall also the coming of the Son of man vants said unto him, Wilt thou then that
be. For wheresoever the carcase is, we go and gather them up ? But he said, there will the eagles be gathered toge. Nay; lest, while ye gather up the tares, ther. Immediately after the tribulation ye root up also the wheat with them of those days, shall the sun be darkened, Let both grow together until the har. and the moon shall not give her light; vest; and in the time of harvest I will and the stars shall fall from heaven, and say to the reapera, Gather ye together the powers of the heavens shall be shafirst the tares, and bind them ju bundles ken. And then shall appear the sign of to burn them ; but gather the wheat into the Son of man in heaven; and then my bar
shall all the tribes of the earth mour,
and they shall see the Son of man com The sixth Sunduy after the Epiphany.
in the clouds of heaven, with power The Collect.
and great glory
And he shall send his O
angels with a great sound of a trumpet, ifested that he might destroy the
and they shall
gather together his elect works of the devil, and make us the sons
from the four winds, from one end of of God, and heirs of eternal life ; grant
heaven to the other. us, we beseech thee, that having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as
The Sunday called Septuagesima, or the be is pure; that when he shall appear
third Sunday before Lent. again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his
The Collect. and glorious kingdom; where, with
LORD, we beseech thee favourably thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost,
to hear the prayers of thy people, be liveth and reigneth, ever one God,
that we, who are justly punished for our world without end. Amen.
offences, may be mercifully delivered by The Epistle. John iii. I. thy goodness, for the glory of thy name, Father hath bestowed upon us, that I liveth and reigneth with thçe and the
Holy Ghost, ever one God, world with do; mercifully grant that by thy power out end. Amen.
we may be defended against all adversi The Epistle. 1 Cor. ix. 24. ty, through Jesus Christ our Lord
in a race, run all, but one receiveth The Epistle. 2 Cor. xi. 19. the prize ? So run, that ye may obtain.
YE o suffer e fools gladly, seeing yo And every man that striveth for the mastery, is temperate in all thing. Now
if a man bring you into bondage, if a they do it to obtain a corruptible crown, man devour you, if a man take of you, but we an incorruptible.' I therefore if a man exalt himself, if a man smite so run, not as uncertainly; so fight 1, you on the face. I speak as concerning not as one that beateth the air : But í
reproach, as though we had been weak: keep ander my body, and bring it into
howbeit, whereinsoever any is bold, (I subjection, lest that by any means,
speak foolishly) I am bold also. Are when I have preached to others, I my. they Hebrews ? so am 1: are they Isself should be a cast-away.
raelites ? so am 1: are they the seed of The Gospel. St. Matt. IX. 1 Abraham ? so am I: are they ministers THE kingdom of heaven is like unto of Christ? (I speak as a fool) am
more : In labours more abundant ; in went out early in the morning to hire la. stripes above measure ; in prisons more bourers into his vineyard. And when frequent; in deaths oft. Or the Jews he had agreed with the labourers for a five times received I forly stripes save penny a day, he sent them into his vine- one; thrice was I beaten with rods; yard. And he went out abou! the third once was I stoned; thrice I suffered hour, and saw others standing idle in the shipwreck; a night and a day I have market-place, and said unto them, Go ye been in the deep; in journeyings often; also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is in perils of waters; in perils of robbers; right I will give you. And they went in perils by mine own countrymen; in their way. Again he went out about the perils by the heathen; in perils in the sixth and ninih hour, and did likewise. city; in perils in the wilderness; in And about the eleventh hour he went perils in the sea ; in perils among false out, and fund others standing idle, and brethren; in weariness and painful. saith unto them, Why stand ye here ness; in watchings often; in hunger and all the day idle? They say unto him, thirst; in fastings often; in cold and Because no man hath hired us. He nakedness; besides those things that saith unto them, Go ye also into the are without, that which cometh upon vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that me daily, the care of all the Churches shall ye receive. So when even was Who is weak, and I am not weak? who come, the lord of the vineyard saith un- is offended, and I burn not? If I must to his steward, Call the labourers, and needs glory, I will glory of the things give them their hire, beginning from the which concern mine infirmities. The God last unto the first. And when they and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, came, that were hired about the eleventh which is blessed for evermore, knowetb hour, they received every man a penny,
that I lie not But when the first came, they supposed
The Gospel. St. Luke viii. 4. that they should have received more 3 and they likewise received every man a
together, and were come to him penny. And when they had received it, they murmured against the good man
out of every city, he spake by a parable : of ihe house, saying, These last have
A sower went out to sow his seed; and
as he sowed, some fell by the way-side, wrought but one hour, and thou hast and it was trodden down, and the fowls
of the air devoured it; and some fel borne the burden and heat of the day. But he answered one of them, and said,
upon a rock, and as soon as it was Friend, I do thee no wrong ; didst not
sprung up, it withered away, because it
lacked moisture, and some fell among thou agree with me for a penny ? Take
thoms, and the thorns sprang up with it that thine is, and go thy way; I will and choaked it; and other fell on good give unto this last even as unto thee. Is It not lawful for me to do what I will
ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit
an hundred fold. And when he had saic with mine own ? Is thine eye evil, be
these things, he cried, He that hath eara cause I am good ? So the last shall be
to hear, let him hear. And his disciples first, and the first last; for many be called, but few chosen.
asked him, saying. What might this
parable be? And he said, Unto you it is The Sunday called Sesagesima, or the se
given to know the mysteries of the king
dom of God; but to others in perables cond Sunday before Lent.
that seeing they might not see, and hear. The Collect.
ing they might not understand. Now O
the parable is this: the seed is the word not our trust in any thing that we of God. Those by the wuy-side ano