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ourselves; keep us both outwardly in | Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the our bodies, and inwardly in our souls ; crumbs which fall from their master's that we may be defended from all table. Then Jesus answered and adversities which may happen to the said unto her, O woman, great is thy body, and from all evil thoughts faith : be it unto thee even as thou which may assault and hurt the soul, wilt. And her daughter was made through Jesus Christ our Lord. whole from that very hour Amen.
The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1. THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT. WE beseech you, brethren, and
The Collect. exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that WE beseech thee, ALMIGHTY
ye have received of us how ye God, look upon the hearty desires of cught to walk, and to please God, so thy humble servants, and stretch ye would abound more and more. forth the right hand of thy majesty, For ye know what commandments to be our defence against all our we gave you by the Lord Jesus. enemies, through Jesus CHRIST OUT For this is the will of God, even Lord. Amen. your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication ; that every
The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1. one of you should know how to pos
ye therefore followers of God, sess his vessel in sanctification and as dear children; and walk in love, honor; not in the lust of concupis- as CHRIST also hath loved us, and cence, even as the Gentiles which hath given himself for us, an offering know not God: that no man go be. and a sacrifice to God, for a sweetyond and defraud his brother in any smelling savor. But fornication and matter; because that the Lord is the all uncleanness, or covetousness, let avenger of all such, as we also have it not be once named amongst you, as forewarned you and testified. For becometh saints; neither filthiness, God hath not called us unto unclean- nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which ness, but unto holiness. He therefore are not convenient ;. but rather giving that despiseth, despiseth not man, but of thanks. For this ye know, that God, who hath also given unto us no whoremonger, nor unclean person, his holy Spirit.
nor covetous man, who is an idolater, The Gospel. St. Matt. xv. 21.
hath any inheritance in the kingdom
of CHRIST, and of God. Let no JESUS went thence, and departed man deceive you with vain words: into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. for because of these things cometh And behold, a woman of Canaan the wrath of God upon the children came out of the same coasts, and of disobedience. Be not ye therefore cried unto him, saying, Have mercy partakers with them;
ye were on me, O Lord, thou Son of David: sometimes darkness, but now are ye my daughter is grievously vexed with light in the LORD: walk as children a devil. But he answered her not a of light; (for the fruit of the Spirit is word. And his disciples came and in all goodness, and righteousness, besought him, saying, Send her and truth) proving what is acceptable away; for she crieth after us. But unto the LORD. And have no fellow'. he answered and said, I am not sent ship with the unfruitful works of but unto the lost sheep of the liouse darkness, but rather reprove them. of Israel. Then came she and wor. For it is a shame even to speak of shipped him, saying, Lord, help me. those things which are done of them But he answered, and said, It is not in secret. But all things that are meet to take the children's bread, and reproved, are made manifest by the to cast it to dogs. And she said, Ilight; for whatsoever doth make
manifest is light. Wherefore he blessed are they that hear the word saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and of God, and keep it. arise from the dead, and CHRIST shall give thee light.
THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT. The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14.
The Collect. JESUS was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to
GRANT, we beseech thee, Al. pass, when the devil was gone out, evil deeds do worthily deserve to be
MIGHTY GOD, that we, who for our dered. But some of them said, He punished, by the comfort of thy grace casteth out devils through Beelzebub, may mercifully be relieved, through
our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST. the chief of the devils. And others,
Amen. tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their The Epistle. Gal. iv. 21. thoughts, said unto them, Every king. TELL me, ye that desire to be dom divided against itself, is brought under the law, do ye not hear the to desolation ; and a house divided law? For it is written, that Abra.am against a house, falleth. If Satan had two sons, the one by a bond-maid, also be divided against himself, how the other by a free-woman. But he shall his kingdom stand ? because ye who was of the bond-woman wag say that I cast out devils through born after the flesh; but he of the Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub free-woman was by promise. Which cast out devils, by whom do your things are an allegory: for these are sons cast them out ? therefore shall the two covenants; the one from they be your judges. But if I with Mount Sinai, which gendereth to the finger of God cast out devils, no bondage, which is Agar. For this doubt the kingdom of God is come Agar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and upon you. When a strong man answereth to Jerusalem which now armed keepeth his palace, his goods is, and is in bondage with her childare in peace; but when a stronger ren. But Jerusalem which is above, than he shall come upon him and is free; which is the mother of us all. overcome him, he taketh from him For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren all his armor wherein he trusted, and that bearest not; break forth and cry, divideth his spoils. He that is not thou that travailest not; for the desowith me, is against me; and he that late hath many more children than gathereth not with me, scattereth. she which hath a husband. Now When the unclean spirit is gone out we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the of a man, he walketh through dry children of promise. But as then, he places, seeking rest; and finding that was born after the flesh perse. none, he saith, I will return unto cuted him that was born after the my house whence I came out. And
spirit; even so it is now. Neverthewhen he cometh, he findeth it swept less, what saith the Scripture? Cast and garnished. Then goeth he, and out the bond-woman and her son; taketh to him seven other spirits more for the son of the bond-woman shall wicked than himself, and they enter not be heir with the son of the free. in, and dwell there; and the last state
So then, brethren, we are of that man is worse than the first. not children of the bond-woman, but And it came to pass, as he spake these of the free. things, a certain woman of the com. pany lift up her voice, and said unto The Gospel. St. John vi. 1. him, Blessed is the womb that bare JESUS went over the sea of Gali. thee, and the paps which thou hast lee, which is the sea of Tiberias. sucked. But lie said, Yea, rather | And a great multitude followed him,
because they saw his miracles which and more perfect tabernacle, not made he did on them that were diseased. with hands; that is to say, not of this And Jesus went up into a mountain, building; neither by the blood of and there he sat with his disciples. goats and calves ; but by his own And the passover, a feast of the Jews, blood he entered in once into the holy was nigh. When Jesus then lift place, having obtained eternal redemp. up his
eyes, and saw a great company tion for us. For if the blood of bulls come unto him, he saith unto Philip, and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer Whence shall we buy bread that these sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to may eat ? (And this he said to prove the purifying of the flesh; how much him; for he hiềnself knew what he more shall the blood of CHRIST, who, would do.) Philip answered him, through the eternal SPIRIT, offered Two hundred pennyworth of bread himself without spot to God, purge is not sufficient for them, that every your conscience from dead works to one of them may take a little. One serve the living God? And for this of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Pe cause he is the Mediator of the new ter's brother, saith unto him, There Testament, that by means of death, is a lad here which hath five barley for the redemption of the transgresloaves, and two small fishes; but sions that were under the first Testawhat are they among so many ? And ment, they which are called might JESUS saii, Make the men sit down. receive the promise of eternal inhe. Now there was much grass in the ritance. place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus
The Gospel. St. John viii. 46. took the loaves, and when he had JESUS said, Which of you con. given thanks, he distributed to the vinceth me of sin ? And if I
say disciples, and the disciples to them truth, why do ye not believe me? He that were set down, and likewise of that is of God, heareth God's
words; the fishes as much as they would. ye therefore hear them not, because When they were filled, he said unto ye are not of God. Then answered his disciples, Gather up the fragments the Jews, and said unto him, Say we that remain, that nothing be lost. not well, that thou art a Samaritan, Therefore they gathered them toge- and hast a deyil? Jesus answered, ther, and filled twelve baskets with I have not a devil: but I honor
my the fragments of the five barley loaves, Father, and ye do dishonor me. And which remained over and above unto I seek not mine own glory: there is them that had eaten. Then those one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, men, when they had seen the miracle verily, I say unto you, if a man keep that Jesus did, said, This is of a my saying, he shall never see death. truth that prophet that should come Then said the Jews unto him, Now into the world.
we know that thou hast a devil.
Abraham is dead, and the prophets • THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT.
and thou sayest, If a man keep ., The Collect.
saying, he shall never taste of death WE beseech thee, ALMIGHTY GOD, Abraham, which is dead? and the
Art thou greater than our father mercifully to look upon thy people ; prophets are dead : whom makest that by thy great goodness they may thou thyself? Jesus answered, if I be governed and preserved evermore, honor myself, my honor is nothing; both in body and soul
, through Jesus it is my Father that honoreth me, of CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
whom ye say, that he is your God: The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11.
yet ye have not known him; but I CHRIST being come an high priest know him: and if I should say I of good things to come, by a greater| know him not, I shall be a liar lika
unto yon; but I know him, and keep people took counsel against. JESUS his saying. Your father Abraham to put him to death. And when they rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, had bound him, they led him away, and was glad. Then said the Jews and delivered him to Pontius Pilate unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years the governor. Then Judas, who had old, and hast thou seen Abraham ? betrayed him, when he saw that he Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, was condemned, repented himself, I say unto you, before Abraham was, and brought again the thirty pieces
Then took, they up stones to of silver to the chief priests and elders, cast at him; but Jesús hid himself, saying, I have sinned, in that I have and went o'it of the temple. betrayed the innocent blood. And
they said, What is that to us? see
thou to that. And he cast down the THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE
pieces of silver in the temple, and
departed, and went and hanged him The Collect.
. And the chief priests took the ALMIGHTY and everlasting silver pieces, and said, It is not law. GOD, who, of thy tender love toward ful for to put them into the treasury, mankind, hast sent thy Son our Sa- because it is the price of blood. And viour Jesus CHRIST, to take upon they took counsel, and bought with him our flesh, and to suffer death them the potter's field to bury stran. upon the cross, that all mankind gers in. Wherefore that field was should follow the example of his great called, The field of bloud, unto this humility; mercifully grant that we day. (Then was fulfilled that which may both follow the example of his was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, patience, and also be made partakers saying, And they took the thirty of his resurrection, through the same pieces of silver, the price of him that Jesus CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
was valued, whom they the child
ren of Israel did value, and gave The Epistle. Phil. ii. 5. them for the potter's field, as the LET this mind be in you, which LORD appointed me.) And JESUS was also in Christ Jesus; who stood before the governor; and the being in the form of God, thought it governor asked him, saying, Art thoa not robbery to be equal with God; the king of the Jews ?" And Jesus but made himself of no reputation, said unto him, Thou sayest. And and took upon him the form of a ser- when he was accused of the chief vant, and was made in the likeness priests and elders, he answered no of men: and being found in fashion thing. Then saith Pilate unto him, as a man, he humbled himself, and Hearest thou not how many things became obedient unto death, even the they witness against thee? 'And he death of the cross. Wherefore God answered him to never a word, insoalso hath highly exalted him, and much that the governor marvelled given him a name which is above greatly. Now at that feast the goevery name; that at the name of vernor was wont to release unto the Jesus, every knee should bow, of people a prisoner, whom they would. things in heaven, and things in earth, And they had then a notable prisoner, and things under the earth; and that called Barabbas. Therefore, when every tongue should confess that they were gathered together, Pilate JESÚS Christ is Lord, to the glory said unto them, Whom will ye that of God the Father.
I release unto you? Barabbas, or The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 1.
JESUS, which is called CHRIST ?
For he knew that for envy they had WHEN the morning was come, delivered him. When he was set all the chief priests and elders of the down on the judgment-seat, his wife
sent unto him, saying, Have thou casting lots: that it might be fulfilled, nothing to do with that just man; for which was spoken by the prophet, I have suffered many things this day They parted my garments among in a dream because of him. But the them, and upon my vesture did they chief priests and elders persuaded the cast lots. And sitting down, they multitude that they should ask Barab- watched him there; and set up over bas, and destroy Jesus. The go. his head his accusation written, THIS vernor answered and said unto them, IS JESUS THE KING OF THE Whether of the twain will ye that I JEWS. Then were there two thieves release unto you? They said, Ba- crucified with him, one on the right rabbas Pilaté saith unto them, What hand, and another on the left. And shall I do then with Jesus, which is they that passed by reviled him, wag. called Christ? They all say unto ging their heads, and saying, Thou him, Let him be crucified. And the that destroyest the temple, and build. governor said, Why, what evil hath est it in three days, save thyself: if he done? But they cried out the thou be the Son of GOD, come down more, saying, Let him be crucified. from the cross. Likewise also the When Pilate saw that he could pre chief priests, mocking him, with the vail nothing, but that rather a tumult scribes and elders, said, He saved was made, he took water, and washed others, himself he cannot save: if he his hands before the multitude, say. be the King of Israel, let him now ing, I am innocent of the blood of this come down from the cross, and we just person : see ye to it. Then an. will believe him. He trusted in God; swered all the people, and said, His let him deliver bim now, if he will blood be on us, and on our children. have him : for he said, I am the Son Then released he Barabbas unto of God. The thieves also which them: and when he had scourged were crucified with him, cast the JESUS, he delivered him to be cruci. same in his teeth. Now from the fied. Then the soldiers of the go- sixth hour there was darkness over vernor took Jesus into the common all the land, unto the ninth hour. hall, and gathered unto him the whole And about the ninth hour, JESUS band of soldiers. And they stripped cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, him, and put on him a scarlet robe. Eli, lama sabachthani ? that is to And when they had platted a crown say, My God, my God, why hast of thorns, they put it upon his head, thou fórsaken me? Some of them and a reed in his right hand; and that stood there, when they heard they bowed the knee before him, and that, said, This man calleth for Elias. mocked him, saying, Hail, King of And straightway one of them ran, and the Jews! And they spit upon him, took a spunge, and filled it with vineand took the reed and smote him on gar, and put it on a reed, and gave the head. And after that they had him to drink. The rest said, Let be, mocked him, they took the robe off let us see whether Elias will come to from him, and put his own raiment save him. JESUS, when he had on him, and led him away to crucify cried again with a loud voice, yielded him.
And as they came out, they up the gliost. And behold, the vail found a man of Cyrene, Simon by of the temple was rent in twain, from name; him they compelled to bear the top to the bottom; and the earth his cross.
And when they were come did quake, and the rocks rent; and unto a place called Golgotha, that is the graves were opened ; and many to say, a place of a skull, they gave bodies of saints which slept, arose, him vinegar to drink ringled with and came out of the graves after his gall; and when he had tasted thereof, resurrection, and went into the holy he would not drink. And they cru- city, and appeared unto many. Now cified him, and parted his garments, when the Centurion, and they that