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stranger from his right, and fear not jand prayers night and day. Ang me, saith the LORD of hosts. she, coming in that instant, gave

thanks likewise unto the LORD, and The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 22.

spake of him to all them that looked AND when the days of her puri- for redemption in Jerusalem. And fication, according to the law of Mo- when ihey had performed all things ses, were accomplished, they brought according to the law of the Lord, him to Jerusalem to present him to they rcturned into Galilee, to their the LORD, (as it is written in the law own city Nazareth. And the child of the LORL, Every male that open- grew, and waxed strong in spirit, eth the womb shall be called holy to filled with wisdom; and the grace the LORD,) and to offer a sacrifice, of God was upon him. according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtle. SAINT MATTHIAS'S DAY. sloves, or two young pigeons. And

The Collect. behold, there was a man in Jerusa

O ALMIGHTY GOD, who into lem, whose name was Simeon ; and the same man was just and devout, choose thy faithful servant Matthias,

the place of the traitor Judas, didst waiting for the consolation of Israel : and the Holy Ghost was upon him to be of the number of the twelve And it was revealed unto hiin by the apostles ; grant that thy Church, beHOLY GHost, that he should not see ing always preserved from false aposdeath, before he had seen the Lord's ties, may be ordered and guided' by CHRIST. And he came by the Spi.

faithful and true pastors, through Jg.

Amen. RIT into the temple; and when the sus CHRIST our Lord. parents brought in the child JESUS, For the Epistle. Acts i. 15. to do for him after the custom of the IN those days Peter stood up in law, then took he him up in his arms, the midst of the disciples, and said, and blessed God, and said, LORD, (the number of the names togethier now lettest thon tlıy servant depart in were about a hundred and twenty ;) peace, according to thy word: for Men and brethren, this Scripture mine eyes have seen thy salvation ; must needs have been fulfilled, which which thou hast prepared before the the Holy Ghost by the mouth of face of all people; a light to lighten David spake before concerning Judas, the Gentiles, and the glory of thy who was guide to them that took JE people Israel. And Joseph and his mo- sus. For he was numbered with thor marvelled at those things which us, and had obtained part of this were spoken of him. And Simeon ininistry. Now this man purchased blessed them, and said unto Mary a field with the reward of iniquity; his mother, Behold, this child is set and falling headlong, he burst asun. for the fall and rising again of many der in the midst, and all his bowels in Israel; and for a sign which shall gushed out. And it was known to all be spoken against, (yea, a sword the dwellers at Jerusalem ; insomuch shall pierce through thy own soul as that field is called in their proper also,) that the thoughts of many tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The hearts may be revealed. And there field of blood. For it is written in the was one Anna; a prophetess, the book of Psalms, Let his habitation be daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of desolate, and let no man dwell there. Aser; she was of a great age, and in: and his bishopric let another take. had lived with a husband seven years Wherefore of these men, which have from her virginity ; and she was a companied with us all the time that widow of about fourscore and four the Lord Jesus went in and out years, which deparied not from the among us, beginning from the baptism temple, but served God with fastings of Jolin, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be sign of the LORD thy God; ask it ordained to be a witness with us of either in the depth, or in the height his resurrection. And they appoint- above. But Ahaz said, I will not ed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who ask, neither will I tempt the LORD. was surnamed Justus, and Mathias. And he said, Hear ye now, O house And they prayed, and said, Thou, of David , Is it a small thing for you LORD, which knowest the hearts of to weary men, 'ut will ye weary my all men, show whether of these two God also ? Therefore the LORD him. thou hast chosen ; that he may take self shall give you a sign: Behold, a part of this ministry and apostleship, virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, from which Judas by transgression and shall call his name Immanuel. fell, that he might go to his own place. Butter and honey shall he eat, that And they gave forth their lots; and he may know to refuse the evil, and the lot fell upon Matthias. And he was choose the good. numbered with the eleven apostles.

T'he Gospel. St. Luke · <6. The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 25.

AND in the sixth month, the angel AT that time JESCs answered, and Gabriel was sent froin God unto a said, I thank thee, O Father, LOKD city of Galilee, named Naza eth, w of beaven and earth, because thou a virgin espoused to a man wisose hast hid these things from the wise name was Joseph, of the house of and prudent, and hast revealed them David ; and the virgin's name was unto babes. Even so, Father, for so Mary. And the angel came in unto it seemed good in thy sight. All her, and said, Hail, thou that art things are delivered unto me of my highly favored, the Lord is with Father; and no man knoweth the thee; blessed art thou among women. Son, but the FATHER, neither know. And when she saw him, she was eth any man the FATHER, save the troubled at his saying, and cast in Son, and he to whomsoever the Son her mind what manner of salutation will reveal him. Come unto me all this should be. And the angel said

that labor and are heavy laden, and unto her, Fear not, Mary; for thou I will give you rest. Take my yoke hast found favor with God. : And upon you, and learn of me; for I am beheld thou shalt conceive in thy meek and lowly in heart: and ye womb, and bring forth a son, and shall find rest unto your souls. For shalt call his name Jesus. He shall my yoke is easy, and my burthen is be great, and shall be called the Son light.

of the Highest; and the LORD GOD

shall give unto him the throne of his THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE father David. And he shall reign

over the house of Jacob for ever; and The Collect.

of his kingdom there shall be no end. WE beseech thee, O LORD, pour shall this be, seeing 1 know not a

Then said Mary unto the angel, How thy grace into our hearts; that as we man? And the angel answered and have known the incarnation of thy said unto her, The Holy Ghost Son JESUS CHRIST by the message shall come upon thee, and the power of an angel; so by his cross and of the Highest shall overshadow thee: passion we may be brought unto the therefore also that holy thing which glory of his resurrection, through shall be born of thee, shall be called the same JESUS CHRIST our Lord. the Son of God. And behold, thy Amen.

cousin Elizabeth, she hath also con. For the Epistie. Isa. vii. 10.

ceived a son in her old age; and this MOREOVER, the LORD spake is the sixth month with her, who was again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask thee al called barren. For with GOD no



abide in me,

thing shall be impossible. And Mary increase of the body, unto the edify. said, Behold the handmaid of the ing of itself in love. LORD, le it unto me according to thy word. And the angei departed

The Gospel. St. John xv. l. from loer

I AM the true ving, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch

in me that bearetlı not fruit, ne taketh AINT MARK'S DAY.

away; and every branch that bear. The Collect.

eth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may O ALMIGHTY God, who hast bring forth more fruit. Now ye are instructed thy holy Church with the clean through the word which I have heavenly doctrine of thy evangelist spoken unto you. Abide in me, and Saint Mark; give us grace, that be. I in you. As the branch cannot bear ing not like children carried away fruit of itself, except it abide in the with every

blast of vain doctrine, we vine; no more can ye, except ye may be established in the truth of thy abide in me. I am the vine, ye are holy Gospel, through JESUS CHRIST the branches. He that abideth in me, our Lord. Amen.

and I in him, the same bringeth forth

much fruit : for without me ye can The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 7.

do nothing. If a man abide not in UNTO every one of us is given me, he is cast forth as a branch, grace, according to the measure of and is withered; and men gather the gift of Christ. Wherefore he them, and cast them into the fire, and saith, When he ascended up on high, they are burned. If

ye he led captivity captive, and gave and my words abide in you, ye shall gifts unto men. (Now that he as- ask what ye will, and it shall be done cended, what is it but that he also unto you. Herein is my Father glo. descended first into the lower parts of rified, that ye bear níuch fruit; so the earth? He that descended is the shall ye be my disciples. As the same also that ascended up far above Father hath loved me, so have I loved all heavens, that he might fill all you : continue ye in any love. If ye things.) And he gave somne apostles, keep my commandments, ye shall and some prophets, and some evan. abide in my love; even as I have gelists, and some pastors and teach. kept my Father's commandments, ers; for the perfecting of the saints, and abide in his love. These things for the work of the ministry, for the have I spoken unto you,

that edifying of the body of CHRIST; till might remain in you, and that your we all come in the unity of the faith, joy might be full. and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness

SAINT PHILIP AND SAINT of CHRIST: that we henceforth be

JAMES' DAY. no more children, tossed to and fro,

The Collcct. and carried about with every wird of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and O ALMIGHTY GOD, whom truly cunning crastiness, whereby they lie to know is everlasting life; grant in wait to deceive; but speaking the us perfectly to know thy Son JESUS truth in love, may grow up into him Christ to be the way, the truth, jn all things, which is the head, even and the life; that following the steps Christ: from whom the whole body of thy holy apostles, Saint Philip and fitly joined together, and compacted Saint Janies, we may steadfastly by that which every joint supplieth,' walk in the way that leadeth to eteraccording to the effectual working in nal life, through the same thy Son the measure of every part, maketh Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

my joy The Epistle. St. James i. 1. | life: no man cometh unto the Father JAMES, a servant of God, and but by me. If ye had known ine, ye of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the should have known my Father also: twelve tribes which are scattered and from henceforth ye know him, abroad, greeting. My brothren, count and have seen him. Philip saith unit all joy when ye fall into divers to him, Lord, show us the Father, temptations : knowing this, that the and it sufficeth us. JESUS saith unto trying of your faith worketh patience. him, Have I been so long time with But let patience have her perfect you, and yet hast thou not known work, that ye may be perfect and en- me, Philip? He that hath seen me, tire, wanting notħing. If any of you liath seen the Father; and how saya ack wisdom, let him ask of God, est thou then, Show us the Father ? that giveth to all men liberally, and Believest thou not that I am in the upbraideth not; and it shall be given Father, and the Father in me The him. But let him ask in faith, words that I speak unto you, I speak nothing wavering : for he that wa- not of myself; but the Father that vereth is like a wave of the sea, driven dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. with the wind, and tossed. For let Believe me, that I am in the Father, not that man think that he shall re- and the Father in me; or else believe ceive any thing of the Lord. A me for the very works' sake. Verily, double-minded man is unstable in all verily, I say unto you, He that be. his ways. Let th brother of low lieveth on me, the works that I do degree rejoice in that he is exalted, shali he do also; and greater works but the rich in that he is made low: than these shall he do; because I go because as the flower of the grass he unto my Father. And whatsoever shall pass away:

For the sun is no ye shall ask in my name, that will I sooner risen with a burning heat, but do, that the Father may be glori. it withereth the grass, and the flower fied in the Son. If ye shall ask any thereof falleth, and the grace of the thing in my name, I will do it. fashion of it perisheth : so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.

SAINT BARNABAS THE APOSTLE, Blessed is the man that endureth

The Collect. temptation ; for when he is tried, he O LORD God shall receive the crown of life, which didst endue thy holy apostle Barna

Almighty, who the Lord hath promised to them that bas with singular gifts of the Holy love him.

GHOST; leave us not, we beseech The Gospel. St. John xiv. 1. thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, AND Jesus said unto his disci- nor yet of grace to use them alway ples, Let not your heart be tronbled :

to thy honor and glory, through JE

sus CHRIST our Lord. Amen. ye believe in God, believe also in


Father's house are many For the Epistle. Acts xi. 22. mansions; if it were not so, I would TIDINGS of these things came have told you. I go to prepare a unto the ears of the Church which

you. And if I go and pre- was in Jerusalem : and they sent pare a place for you, I will come forth Barnabas, that he should go as again, and receive you unto myself; far as Antioch : who, when he came, that where I am, there ye may be and had seen the grace of God, was also. And, whither I go, ye know, glad; and exhorted them all, that and the way ye know. Thomas saith with purpose of heart they would unto him, LORD, we know not whi. cleave unto the LORD. For he was ther thou goest, and how can we a good man, and full of the Holy know the way? Jesus saith unto Ghost, and of faith : and much peo. him, I am the way, the truth, and the ple was added unto the LORD. Then


place for

departed Barnabas to Tarsus for to the truth's sake, through JESUS seck Saul: and when he had fuund CHRIST our Lord. Amen. him, he brought him unto Antioch.

For the Epistte. Isa. xl. 1. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the

COMFORT ye, comfort ye my Church, and taught much people : people, saith your Gop. Speak ye and the disciples were called Chris comfortably to Jerusalem, and ery tians first in Antioch. And in these

unto her, that her warfare is accomdays came prophets from Jerusalein plislied, that her iniquity is pardoned :

for she hath received of the LORD'S unto Antioch. And there stood up hand double for all her sins.

The ozze of them, named Agabus, and signified by the SPIRIT, that there yoice of him that crieth in the wil. should be great dearth throughout all derness, Prepare ye the way of the the world which came to pass in LORD, make straight in the desert & the days of Claudius Cæsar.' Then highway for our God. Every val. the disciples, every man according to

ley shall be exalted, and every mount

ain and hill shall be made low : and his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in and the rough places plain. And the

the crooked shall be made straight, Judea. Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of glory of the Lord shall be revealed,

and all flesh shall see it together; for Barnabas and Saul.

the mouth of the LORD hath spoken The Gospel St. John xv. 12. it. The voice said, Cry. And he THIS is my commandment, That said, What shall I cry ? All flesh is ye love one another, as I have loved grass, and all the goodliness thereof is you. Greater love hath no man than as the flower of the field. The grass this, that a man lay down his life for withereth, the flower fadeth, because his friends. Ye are my friends, if the spirit of the LORD bloweth upon ye do whatsoever I command you. it: surely the people


The Henceforth I call you not servants; grass withereth, the flower fadeth; for the servant knoweth not what his but the word of our God shall stand lord doeth : but I have called you for ever. O Zion, that bringest good friends; for all things that I have tidings, get thee up into the high heard of my Father, I have made mountain : 0 Jerusalem, that bring. known unto you. Ye have not chosen est good tidings, lift up thy voice me, but I have chosen you, and or with strength; lift it up, be not afraid ;

should go and

say unto the cities of Judah, Behold bring forth fruit, and that your fruit your God. Behold the LORD GOD should remain : that whatsoever ye will come with strong hand, and his shall ask of the Father in my name, arm shall rule for him: behold his he may give it you.

reward is with him, and his work

before hiin. He shall feed his flock SAINT JOHN BAPTIST'S DAY. like a shepherd; he shall gather the The Collect.

lambs with his


them ALMIGHTY God, by whose pro- those that are with young.

in his bosom, and shall gently lead vidence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare

The Gospel. St. Luke i. 57. the way

of thy Son our Saviour, by ELIZABETH'S full time came preaching repentance; make us so to that she should be delivered ; and she follow his doctrine and holy life, that brought forth a son. And her neigh we may truly repent according to his bors and her cousins heard how the breaching; and after his example LORD had showed great mercy upon constantly speak the truth, boldly re- her; and they rejoiced with her. duke vice, and patiently suffer for land it came to pass, that on the eighth

that ye dained you,

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