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be circumcised, and obedient(lehem, and see this thing which to the law for man ; grant us is come to pass, which the the true circumcision of the Lord hath madeknown unto us. Spirit, that, our hearts and all And they came with haste, and our members being mortified found Mary and Joseph, and from all worldiy and carpal the babe lying in a manger. Justs, we may in all things obey And when they had seen it, thy blessed will, through the they made known abroad the game thy Son Jesus Christ our saying which was told them Lord. Amen.
concerning this child. And all The Epistle. Rom. iv. 8.
they that heard it wondered at BUT OLESSED is the man to them by the shepherds. But
those things which were told whom the Lord will not Mary kept
all these things, and edgess then upon the circum- pondered them in her heart, cision only, or upon the uncir glorifying and praising God for
And the shepherds returned, cumcision also ? For we say, all the things that they had that faith was reckoned to Abraham for righteousness. How heard and seen, as it was told was it then reckoned? when unto them. And when eight he was in circumcision or in un- days were accomplished for the circumcision ? Not in circum- circumcising of the child, bis cision, but in uncircumcision.
name was called JESUS, And he received the sign of which was so named of the an' circumcision, a seal of the gel before he was conceived in
the womb. righteousness of the faith which he had, yet being uncircum- The same Collect, Epistle, cised; that he might be the fa- and Gospel, shall serve for ther of all them that believe, every day after, unto the though theybe not circumcised; Epiphany. that righteousness might be imputed unto them also: And the THE EPIPHANY, OR THE father of cireamcision to them MANIFESTATION OF who are not of the circumci- CHRIST TO THE GENsion only, but also walk in the TILES. steps of that faith of our father
The Collect. S Abraham, whick be had being O GOD who bathe leading promise, that he should be the thy only-begotten Son to the heir of the world, was not to Gentiles; mercifully grant that Abraham,or tohisseed, through we, who know thee now by the law, but through the right- faith, may after this life have eousness of faith. For if they the fruition of thy glorious which are of the law be heirs, Godhead, through Jesus Christ faith is made void, and the pro- our Lord. Amen. mise made of none effect.
The Epistle. Ephes. iii. 1. The Gospel. St. Luke ii
. 15. FOR this cause, Paul, the A
angels were gone away for you Gentiles; if ye have from them into heaven, the heard of the dispensation of the shepherds said one to another, grace of God, which is given Let us now go even unto Beth-I me to you-ward: How that by
cleave to that which is good. good wine, and when men have Be kindly affectioned one to well drunk, then that which is another with brotherly love, in worse: but thou hast kept the honour preferring one another: good wine until now. This benot slothful in business; ferventginning of miracles did Jesus in spirit;, serving the Lord; in Cana of Galilee, and manirejoicing in hope; patient in fested forth his glory, and his tribulation; continuing instant disciples believed on him. in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to THE THIRD SUNDAY AF hospitality. Bless them which TER THE EPIPHANY. persecute you; bless, and curse
The Collect. notrejoice, and weep with them Alin God, mercifung lock that weep. Be of the same mind one towards another. upon our infirmities, and in all Mind pot high things, but con- stretch forth thy right hand to
our dangers and necessities descend to men of low estate.
help and defend us, through The Gospel. St. John ii. 1. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. AND the third day there
was a marriage in Cana Bonot wise, in your own Jesus was there. And both Je- no man evil for evil. Provide sus was called, and his disciples, things bonest in the sight of ali to the marriage. And when men. If it be possible, as much they wanted wine, the mother with all men. "Dearly beloved,
as lieth in you, live peaceably of Jesus saith unto him, They avenge not yourselves, but rahave no wine. Jesus saith un- ther give place unto wrath ; for to her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is mine; I will repay, saith the
it is written, Vengeance is not yet come. His mother Lord. Therefore, if thine enesaith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. thirst, give him drink : for in so
my hunger, feed him; if he And there were set there six doing thou shalt heap coals of water-pots of stone, after the fire on his head. Be not overmanner of the purifying of the come of evil, but overcome Jews, containing two or three evil with good. firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the water-pots with The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 1. water. And they filled them up W.
HEN he was come down
from the mountain, great them, Draw out now, and bear multitudes followed him. And unto the governor of the feast. behold, there came a leper and And thoy bare it. When the ru- worshipped him, saying, Lord, ler of the feast had tasted the if thou wilt, thou canst make water that was made wiue, and me clean. And Jesus put forth knew not whence it was (but the his hand, and touched him, sayservants which drew the wa-ing, I will, be thou clean. And ter knew) the governor of the immediately his leprosy, was feast called the bridegroom,and cleansed. And Jesus saith unsaith unto him, Every man at to him, See thou tell no man, the beginning doth set forth but go tby way, show thyseli:
the priest, and offer the gift carry us through all temptathat Moses commanded for a tions, through Jesus Christ our testimony unto them. And Lord. Amen. when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto
The Epistle. Rom. xi. 1. him, and saying, Lord, my for there is no power but of him a Centurion, beseeching Lovery soul be subject servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
God: the powers that be are And Jesus saith unto him. I ordained of God. Whosoever, will come and heal him. The therefore, resisteth the power, Centurion answered and said,
resisteth the ordinance of God: Lord, I am not worthy that thou and they that resist, shall reshouldest come under my roof;
ceive to themselves damnation. but speak the word only, and For rulers are not a terror to my servant shall be healed. good works, but to the evil. For I am a man under authori- Wilt thou then not be afraid of ty, having soldiers under me: the power ? do that which is and I say unto this man, Go, good, and
thou shalt have praise and he goeth; and to another, of the same: for he is the Come, and he cometh; and to minister of God
to thee for my servant, Do this, 'and he good. But if thou do that which doeth it. When Jesus heard is evil, be afraid ; for he bearit, he marvelled, and said to eth not the sword in vain: for them that followed, Verily I he is the minister of God, a reso great faith, no, not in Israel. fore ye must needs be subject, say unto you, I have not found venger to execute wrath upon
him that doeth evil. WhereAnd I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and not only for wrath, but also for west, and shall sit down with conscience' sake, For, for this Abraham,and Isaac, andJacob, cause pay
ye tribute also ; for the children of the kingdom tending continually upon this shall be cast out into outer to all their dues; tribute to
very thing. Render, therefore, darkness; there shall be weep; whom tribute is due, custom to Jesus said unto the Centurion, whom custom, fear to whom Go thy way, and as thou hast fear, honour to whom honour. believed, so be it done unto The Gospel. St. Matt. vin. 23. thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour. into a ship, his disciples
followed him. And behold, THE FOURTH SUNDAY there arose a great tempest in AFTER THE EPIPHANY. the sea, insomuch that the ship The Collect.
was covered with the waves; O .
be set in the midst of so disciples. came to him and many and great dangers, that awoke him, saying, Lord, save by reason of the frailty of our us, we perish. And he saith nature we cannot always stand unto them, Why are ye fearful, upright; grant tous such ye of little faith? Then he strength and protection, as may arose, and rebuked the winds support us in all dangers, and and the sea, and there was