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evil-doers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well-doing ye may put to filence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the ser. vants of God. Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

The Gospel. St. John xvi. 16. (ESUS said to his disciples, A little while, and ye

fall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he faith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me: and, Because I go to the Father? They said therefore, What is this that he faith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith. Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said unto them, Do ye enquire among yourselves of that I said, A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me? Verily, verily, I say unto you, that ye shall weep and lament, but the world thall rejoice: and ye shall be forrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguilh, for joy that a man is born into the world. And ye now there. fore have forrów: but I will see you again, and your

heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.

The Fourth Sunday after Easter.

The Colleet.
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wills and affections of sinful men; Grant unto thy people, that they may love the thing which thou com

The Colle[?] This prayer for an attachment to the things which are above, was composed in 1549, and altered at the last review, 1662, to the form it now wears, from the following commencement: “ Almighty God, which doft make the minds of all men to be of one will, grant," &c. The introitus was the lxxxiüd plalm.

mandest, and desire that which thou dost promise; that so among the sundry and manifold changes of the world our hearts may surely there be fixed, where true joys are to be found, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Epistle. St. James i.
VERY good gift, and every perfect gift, is from above,

and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we Mould be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, flow to speak, slow to wrath: for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and re. ceive with meekness the ingrafted word, which is able to fave your souls.

The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5. ESUS said unto his disciples, Now I go my way to

him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goeft thou? But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless, I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you: but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of fin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, becaule the prince of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he willguide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak, and he will hew you things to come. He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall thew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall Thew it unto you.

The fifth Sunday after Easter.

The Collect.
Lord, from whom all good things do come; Grant

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ration we may think those things that be good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the fame, through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

The Epiftlo. St. James i. 22.
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ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, decei

ving your ownselves. For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass : for he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continuerh therein; he being not a a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion, and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their afflictions, and to keep himself unspotted from the world. The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23.

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shall alk the Father in my name, he will give it you. The Collec?] This prayer for grace to know and fulfil our duty was adopted in 1549 from the Sacramentarium of Gregory. The intr citus was the lxxxivth pfalm. This Sunday is called Rogation-Sunday, and the three days preceding the Ascension are called Rogation-Days, and were first made holy-days by Mamercus bishop of Vienne, about the middle of the fifth century. They receive their name from the Latin word rogatio, or the supplication, that was on these days offered up in folemn proceffion. At the Reformation, when all processions were abolished as superstitions; yet for retaining the perambulation of parishes, it was ordered, " That the people shall once a year, at the time accustomed, with the curate and fubftanual men of the parish, walk about the parishes as they were ac. customed to do, and at their return to church make their common prayers." In the same injunctions, drawn up in the reign of Elizabeth, the curate is ordered upon these occasions to use “ such order of prayer as shall be hereafter appointed.” No such order was ever drawn up, but an appropriate homily is provided, divided into four parts; the first for the use of Monday; the second for Tuesday; the third for Wednesday; and the fourth for Thursday, the day on which the procession is made.

VERILY, verily, I fay unto you,

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Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: Ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. Thele things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: the time comech, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the Father. At that day ye shall alk in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you: for the Father himself loveth

ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: Again, I leave the world, and go to the Father. His disciples faid unto him, Lo, now speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth from God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now believe? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is pow come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. These things bave 'I spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

The Afcenfion-Day.

The Collect.
RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that like

as we do believe thy only begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into the heavens; fo we may also in heart and mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epiftle. Acts i. 1. THE "HE former treatise I have made, O Theophilus, of

all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles

The Colleft] This prayer for heavenly-mindedness was adopted in 1549 from Gregory's Sacramentarium. The introitus was plalm xlvii.

whom he had chosen: To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: and being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, faith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom of Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he bad spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up, and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven, as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner, as ye have seen him go into heaven.

The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. ESUS appeared unto the eleven, as they sat at meat,

and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every crede

He that believeth and is baptized, shall be saved ; but he that believeth not, shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe; in my name hall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

Saved] Shall be in a state of falvation; in a frame of mind likely to work out his salvation by fulfilling the precepts of my gospel.

Damned) A mistranslation for condemned; shall be in a state of comdemnation; becaute he is likely to continue in those fins, which led him to reject the miraculous proofs of my mission. Vide John iii. 19.

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