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and let no man dwell therein : THE ANNUNCIATION OF and his bishoprick let another THE BLESSED VIRGIN take. Wherefore of these men, MARY. which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Je

The Collect. sus went in and out among us, WE

E beseech thee, O Lord, beginning from the baptism of pour thy grace into our John, unto that same day that hearts; that as we have

known he was taken up from us, must the incarnation of thy Son Jeone be ordained to be a witness sus Christ by the message of an with us of his resurrection. And angel; so by his cross and pasthey appointed two, Joseph sion we may be brought unto called Barsabas, who was sur- the glory of his resurrection, named Justus, and Matthias. through the same Jesus Christ And they prayed, and said, our Lord. Amen. Thou, Lord, which knowest

For the Epistle. Isa. vii. 10. whether of these two thou hast MSR

TOREOVER, the Lord

Ahaz, chosen ; that he may take part saying, Ask thee a sign of the of this ministry and apostleship, Lord thy God; ask it either in from which Judas by transgres

the depth, sion fell, that he might go to his above. But Ahaz said, I will

or in the height own place. And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell not ask, peither will I tempt the

Lord. And he said, Hear ye upon Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven now, 0 house of David; Is it a Apostles.

small thing for you to weary

men, but will ye weary my God The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 25. also ? Therefore the Lord him

self shall give you a sign: Beed, and said, I thank thee; and bear a son, and shall call O Father, Lord of heaven and his name Immanuel. Butter earth, because thou hast hid and honey shall be eat, that he these things from the wise and may know to refuse the evil, prudent, and hast revealed and choose the good. them unto babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in The Gospel. St. Luke i. 26. they eie Alle things are deli: A Nap in the sixth month, the and no man knoweth the Son, from God unto a city of Galilee, but the Father; neither know named Nazareth, to a Virgin eth any man the Father, save espoused to a man whose name the Son, and he to whomsoever was Joseph, of the house of the Son will reveal him. Come David ; and the Virgin's name unto me, all ye that labour and was Mary. And the angel are heavy laden, and I will give came in unto her, and said, you rest. Take my yoke upon Hail, thou that art highly fayou, and learn of me; for I am voured, the Lord is with thee; meek and lowly in heart: and blessed art thou among woye shall find rest unto your men. And when she saw him, son)s. For my yoke is easy, and she was troubled at his saying, my burden is light.

and cast in her mind what inan


ner of salutation this should be the measure of the gift of And the angel said unto her, Christ. Wherefore he saith, Fear not, Mary; for thou hast When he ascended up on high, found favour with God. And he led captivity captive, and behold thou shalt conceive in gave gifts unto men. (Now thy womb, and bring forth a that he ascended, what is it but son, and shalt call his name Je- that he also descended first into sus. He shall be great, and the lower parts of the earth? shall be called the Son of the He that descended is the same Highest; and the Lord God also that ascended up far above shall give unto him the throne all heavens, that he might fill of his father David. And he all things.) And he gave some shall reign over the house of Ja- apostles, and some prophets, cob for ever; and of his king- and some evangelists, and some dom there shall be no end. Then pastors and teachers; for the suid Mary unto the angel, How perfecting of the saints, for the shall this be, seeing I know not work of the ministry, for the a man? And the angel answer- edifying of the body of Christ; ed and said unto her, The Ho- till we all come in the unity of ly Ghost shall come upon thee, the faith, and of the knowledge and the power of the Highest of the Son of God, unto a pershall overshadow thee: there- fect man, unto the measure of fore also that holy thing which the stature of the fulness of shall be born of thee, shall be Christ: that we henceforth be called the Son of God. And no more children, tossed to and behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, fro, and carried about with she hath also conceived a son every wind of doctrine, by the in her old age; and this is the sleight of men, and cunning sixth month with ber, who was craftiness, whereby they lie in called barren. For with God wait to deceive; but speaking nothing shall be impossible. the truth in love, may grow up And Mary said, Behold the into him in all things, which is handmaid of the Lord; be it the head, even Christ: From unto me according to thy word. whom the whole body fitly And the angel departed from joined together, and compacther.

ed by that which every joint

supplicth, according to the efSAINT MARK'S DAY. fectual working in the measure The Collect.

of every part, maketh increase ALMIGHTY God, who of the body, unto the edifying

hast instructed thy holy of itself in love. Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Saint Mark : give us grace, t'uat being I Aather is the husbandman.

The Gospel. St. John xv. 1. not like children carried away with every blast of vain doc Every branch in me that beartring, we may be established eth not fruit, ho taketh away; in the truth of thy holy Gos- and every branch that beareth pel, through Jesus Christ our fruit, he purgeth it, that it may Lord. Amon.

bring forth more fruit. Now Th. Epistle. Ephes. iv. 7. ye are clean through the word

. given grace, according to l Abide in me, and I in you. As


76 And the Angel said unto her. Fear not Mary, for thou hast

found favor with God.

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the branch cannot bear fruit of all joy when ye fall into divers itself, except it abide in the temptations; knowing this, that vine; no more can ye, except the trying of your faith worketh ye abide in me. I am the vine, patience. But let patience have ye are the branches. He that her perfect work, that ye may abideth in me, and I in him, be perfect and entire, wanting the same bringeth forth much nothing. If any of you lack fruit: for without me ye can wisdom, let him ask of God, do nothing. If a man abide that giveth to all men liberally not in me, he is cast forth as a and upbraideth not; and it shall branch, and is withered; and be given him. But let him ask men gather them, and cast in faith, nothing wavering : for them into the fire, and they are he that wavereth is like a wave burned. If ye abide in me, of the sea, driven with the and my words abide in you, ye wind, and tossed. For let not shall ask what ye will, and it that man think that he shall reshall be done unto you. Here-ceive any thing of the Lord. A in is my Father glorified, that double-minded man is unstable ye bear much fruit; so shall ye in all his ways. Let the brother be my disciples. As the Father of low degree rejoice in that he hath loved me, so have I loved is exalted, but the rich in that you: continue ye in my love. he is made low; because as If ye keep my commandments, the flower of the grass he shall ye shall abide in my love; even pass away. For the sun is no as I have kept my Father's sooner risen with a burning commandments, and abide in heat, but it withereth the grass, his love. These things have I and the flower thereof falleth, spoken unto you, that my joy and the grace of the fashion might remain in you, and that of it perisheth: so also shall your joy might be full. the rich man fade away in

bis ways. Blessed is the man SAINT PHILIP AND that endureth temptation; for SAINT JAMES'S DAY. when he is tried, he shall reThe Collect.

ceive the crown of life, which ALMIGHTY God, whom

the Lord hath promised to them life ; grant us, perfectly to the Gospel. St. John xiv. 1 know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the AND Jesus said unto his disthy holy Apostles, Saint Philip believe also in me. In my Fa

be troubled : ye believe in God, fastly walk in the way that ther's house are many manleadeth to eternal life, through sions; if it were not so, I would the same thy Son Jesus Christ bave told you. I go to prepare our Lord. Amen.

a place for you. And if I go

and prepare a place for you, I The Epistle. St. James i. 1. will come again, and receive

a of , and of the Lord Jesus am, there ye may be also. And Christ, to the twelve tribes whither I go, ye know, and the which are scattered abroad, way ye know. Thomas saith greeting. My brethren, count it) unto him, Lord, we know n.

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