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whither thou goest, and how For the Epistle. Acts xi. 22. canh Wenko niinthe way the leays TDINGS to hehese things the truth, and the life: no man Church which was in Jerusacometh unto the Father but by lem: and they sent forth Barme. If ye had known me, ye nabas, that he should go as far should have known my Father as Antioch: who, when he also: and from henceforth ye came, and had seen the gộace of know him, and have seen him. God, was glad; and exhorted Philip saith unto him, Lord, them all, that with purpose of show us the Father, and it suf heart they would cleave unto ficcth us. Jesus saith unto him, the Lord. For he was a good Have I been so long time with man,and full of the Holy Ghost, you, and yet hast thou not and of faith: and much people known me, Philip? He that was added unto the Lord. Then hath seen me, hath seen the departed Barnabas to Tarsus Father; and how sayest thou for to seek Saul: And when he then, Show us the Father? had found him, he brought him Believest thou not that I am in unto Antioch. And it came to the Father, and the Father in pass, that a whole year they asme? The words that I speak sembled themselves with the unto you, I speak not of myself; Church, and taught much peobut the Father that dwelleth ple: and the disciples were in me, he doeth the works. Be-called Christians first in AnJieve me, that I am in the Father, tioch. And in these days came and the Father in me; or else prophets from Jerusalem unto believe me for the very work's Antioch. And there stood up sake. Verily, verily, I say un- one of them, named Agabus, to you, He that believeth on and signified by the Spirit, that me, the works that I do shall there should be great dearth he do alsc; and greater works throughout all the world: which than these shall he do ; because came to pass in the days of I go unto my Father. And Claudius Cæsar. Then the diswhatsoever ye shall ask in my ciples, every man according to name, that will I do, that the his ability, determined to send Father may be glorified in the relief unto the brethren which Son. If ye shall ask any thing dwelt in Judea. Which also in my name, I will do it.
they did, and sent it to the el
ders by the hands of Barnabag SAINT BARNABAS THE and Saul. APOSTLE.
The Gospel. St. John xv. 12. The Collect.
THIS is my commandment, O :
who didst endue thy holy love hath no man than this, Apostle Barnabas with singu- that a man lay down his life for Jar gifts of the Holy Ghost; his friends. Ye are my fricods, leave us not, we beseech thee, if ye do whatsoever I command destitute of thy manifold gifts, you. Henceforth I call you not nor yet of grace to use them servants; for the servant knowalway to thy honour and glory, cth not what his lord doeth: through Jesus Christ our Lord. but I have called you friends;
for all things that I have heard
of my Father, I have made and all the goodliness thereof known unto you. Ye have not is as the flower of the field. The chosen me, but I have chosen grass withereth, the flower you, and ordained you, that ye fadeth, because the Spirit of should go and bring forth fruit, the Lord bloweth upon it: and that your fruit should re- surely the people is grass. The main: that whatsoever ye shall grass withereth, the flower ask of the Father in my name, fadeth ; but the word of our he may give it you.
God shall stand for ever. O
Zion, that bringest good tidings, SAINT JOHN BAPTIST'S get thee up into the high mounDAY.
tain: o Jerusalem, that bringThe Collect.
est good tidings, lift up thy
voice with strength ; lift it up, providence thy servant
be not afraid ; say unto the John Baptist was wonderfully cities of Judah, Behold your born, and sent to prepare the God. Behold, the Lord God will way of thy Son our Saviour, come with
strong hand, and his by preaching repentance ; make arm shall rule for him behold us so to follow his doctrine and his reward is with him, and his holy life, that we may truly re
work before him. He shall pent according to his preaching; feed his flock like a shepherd; and after his example constant' he shall gather the lambs with ly speak the truth, boldly re- bosom,' and shall gently lead
his arm, and carry them in his buke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake, through those that are with young. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Luke i. 57.
LISABETH'S full time For the Epistle. Isa. xl. 1. 1 came that she should be YOMFORT ye, comfort ye delivered ; and she brought
my people, şaith your God. forth a son. And her neighSpeak ye comfortably to Je-bours and her cousins heard rusalem, and cry unto her, that how the Lord had showed great her warfare is accomplished, mercy upon her; and they rethat her iniquity is pardoned joiced with her.
And it came for she hath received of the to pass, that on the eighth day Lord's hand double for all her they came to circumcise the sins. The voice of him that child; and they called him crieth in the wilderness, Pre- Zacharias, after the name of pare ye the way of the Lord, his father. And his mother anmake straight in the desert a swered and said, Not so ; but he highway for our God. Every shall be called John. And they valley shall be exalted, and said unto her, There is none of every mountain and hill shall thy kindred that is called by be made low: and the crooked this name. And they made shall be made straight, and the signs to his father, how he rough places plain. And the would have him called. And glory of the Lord shall be re- he asked for a writing table, vealed, and all flesh shall see it and wrote, saying, His name is together; for the mouth of the John. And they marvelled all. Lord hath spoken it. The voice And his mouth was opened said, Cry. And he said, What immediately, and his tongue shall I cry? All flesh is grass, 'loosed, and he spake, and prais
ed God. And fear came on all SAINT PETER'S DAY. that dwelt round about them:
The Collect. andar thesepayings were noise o ALMIGHTY.God, who, bill country of Judea. And all didst give to thy Apostle Saint they that had heard them, laid Peter many excellent gifts, and them up in their hearts, saying, commandest him earnestly to What manner of child shall feed thy flock; make, we bethis be? And the hand of the seech thee, all Bishops and Lord was with him. And his Pastors diligently to preach thy father Zacharias was filled with holy word, and the people the Holy Ghost, and prophesi- obediently to follow the same, ed, saying, Blessed be the Lord that they may receive the God of Israel; for he hath crown of everlasting glory, visited and redeemed his peo- through Jesus Christ our Lord. ple, and bath raised up an Amen. horn of salvation for us, in the For the Epistle. Acts xii. 1. he spake by the mouth of his ABOUT that time, Herod holy prophets, which have been his hands to vex certain of the since the world began: that we Church. And be killed James should be saved from our ene- the brother of John with the mies, and from the hand of all sword. And because he saw it that hate us: To perform the pleased the Jews, he proceedmercy promised to our fathers,(ed further to take Peter also. and to remember his holy co-|(Then were the days of unvenant: the oath which he leavened bread.) And when sware to our father Abraham, he had apprehended him, he that he would grant unto us, put him in prison, and deliverthat we, being delivered out of ed him to four quarternions of the hands of our enemies,might soldiers, to keep him; intendserve him without fear, in holi- ing after Easter to bring him ness and righteousness before forth to the people. Peter him, all the days of our life, therefore was kept in prison And thou, child, shalt be called but prayer was made without the prophet of the Highest : for ceasing of the Church unto God thou shalt go before the face for him. And when Herod of the Lord, to prepare his would have brought him forth, ways; to give knowledge of the same night Peter was sleepsalvation unto his people by ing between two soldiers, bound the remission of their sins, with two chains; and the keepthrough the tender mercy ofers before the door kept the our God: whereby the Day- prison. And behold, the angel spring from on high hath visited fof the Lord came upon him,and us, to give light to them that a light shined in the prison and sịt in darkness, and in the he smote Peter on the side, and shadow of death, to guide our raised him up, saying, Arise up feet into the way of peace. quickly. And his chains fell off And the child grew, and waxed from his bands. And the angel strong in spirit; and was in the said unto him, Gird thyself, and deserts till the day of his show bind on thy sandals: and so he ing unto Israel.
did. And he saith unto him,
Cast thy garment about thee, SAINT JAMES THE and follow me. And he went
APOSTLE. out, and followed him; and
The Collect. wist not that it was true which G hat as thine holy Apostle thought he saw a vision. When Saint James, leaving his fathey were past the first and the ther and all that he had, withsecond ward, they came unto out delay was obedient unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the calling of thy Son Jesus the city, which opened to them Christ, and followed him; so of its own accord: and they we, forsaking all worldly and went out, and passed on carnal affections, may be everthrough one street, and forth- more ready to follow thy holy with the angel departed from commandments, through Jesus him. And when Peter was Christ our Lord. Amen. come to himself, he said, Now For the Epistle. Acts xi. 27. I know of a surety that the and part of Chapter xii. Lord hath sent his angel, and I those days came prophets hath delivered me out of the from Jerusalem unto Anband of Herod, and from all tioch. And there stood up one the expectation of the people of them named Agabus, and of the Jews.
signified by the Spirit, that there The Gospel. St. Matt. xvi. 13. should be great dearth throughW THEN Jesus came into the out all the world : which came
coast of Cæsarea Philip- to pass in the days of Claudius pi, he asked his disciples, say- Cæsar. Then the disciples, eveing, Whom do men say that I, ry man according to his ability, the Son of man, am? And they determined to send relief unto said, Some say that thou art the brethren which dwelt in John the Baptist : some, Elias; Judea. Which also they did, and others, Jeremiah, or one of and sent it to the elders by the the prophets. He saith unto hands of Barnabas and Saul. them, But whom say ye that I Now about that time, Herod am? And Simon Peter answer the king stretched forth his ed and said, Thou art Christ, hands to vex certain of the the Son of the living God. And Church. And he killed James Jesus answered and said unto the brother of John with the him, Blessed art thou, Simon sword. And because he saw it Barjona: for flesh and blood pleased the Jews, he proceedhath not revealed it unto thee, ed further to take Peter also. but my Father which is in The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 20. heavenat And Tagaypalco, uma THEN came tobbime the minupon this rock I will build my dren, with her sons, worshipChurch: and the gates of hell ping him, and desiring a cershall not prevail against it. And tain thing of him. And he I will give unto thee the keys said unto her, What wilt tbou ? of the kingdom of heaven: and She saitb unto him, Grant that whatsoever thou shalt bind on these my two sons may sit, the earth shall be bound in hea-one on thy right hand, and the ven; and whatsoever thou shalt other on the left, in thy kingloose on earth, shall be loosed dom. But Jesus answered and in heaven.
said, Ye know not what ye ark
Are ye able to drink of the cup join himself to them; but the that I shall drink of, and to be people magnified them. And baptized with the baptism that believers were the more added I am baptized with ? They say to the Lord, multitudes both of unto him, We are able. And men and women) insomuch he saith unto them, Ye shall that they brought forth the (Irink indeed of my cup, and be sick into the streets, and laid baptized with the baptism that them on beds and couches,
that I am baptized with ; but to sit at least the shadow of Peter on my right hand, and on my passing by might overshadow left, is not mine to give; but it some of them. There came alshall be given to them for whom so a multitude out of the cities it is prepared of my Father. round about unto Jerusalem, And when the ten heard it, bringing sick folks, and them they were moved with indigna- which were vexed with unclean tion against the two brethren. spirits; and they were healed But Jesus called them unto him, every one. and said, Ye know that the The Gospel. St. Lukexxii. 24. princes of the Gentiles exerthey that are great exercise au them should be accounted the cise dominion over them, and A do there was also a strife thority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but who-greatest. And he said unto soever will be great among you, tiles exercise lordship over
them, The kings of the Genlet him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among authority upon them are called
them; and they, that exercise you, let bim be your servant: Even as the Son of man came
benefactors. But ye shall not not to be ministered unto, but be so: but he that is greatest to minister, and to give his life among you, let him be as the a ransom for many.
younger; and he that is chief,
as he that doth serve. For SAINT BARTHOLOMEW whether is greater, he that sitTHE APOSTLE.
teth at meat, or he that serveth?
is pot he that sitteth at meat ? The Collect.
but I am among you as he that O '
lasting God, who didst have continued with me in my give to thine Apostle Bartholo- temptations. And I appoint unmew grace truly to believe and to you a kingdom, as my Fato preach thy word ; grant, we ther hath appointed unto me; beseech thee, unto thy Church, that ye may eat and drink at to love that word which he be- my table in my kingdom, and lieved ; and both to preach and sit on thrones,, judging the receive the same, through Je-twelve tribes of Israel. sus Christ our Lord. Amen.
SAINT MATTHEW THE For the Epistle. Acts v. 12.
APOSTLE. By the hands of the Apostles
The Collect. ders wrought among the peoO ALMIGHTY, God, who accord in Solomon's porch. call Matthew from the receipt And of the rest durst no man of custom, to be an Apostle and