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GOD? This is he that came by wa- sacrifice for sin, and also an ensam. ter and blood, even Jesus CHRIST; ple of godly life; give us grace that not by water only, but by water and we may always most thankfully re. blood and it is the Spirit that ceive that his inestimable benefit, and beareth witness, because the SPIRIT also daily endeavor ourselves to folis truth. For 'there are three that low the blessed steps of his most holy bear record in heaven, the FATHER, life, through the same JESUS CHRIST the WORD, and the Holy Ghost: our Lord. Amen. and these three are one.
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 19. are three that bear witness in earth,
THIS is thank-worthy, if a man the spirit, and the water, and the
for conscience toward GOD endure blood: and these three agree in one.
For If we receive the witness of men, the grief, suffering wrongfully. witness of God is greater : for this is feted for your faults, ye sliall take it
what glory is it, if when ye be bufthe witness of God, which he hath testified of his Son. He that be patiently? But if, when ye do well,
and suffer for it, ye take it patienily, lieveth on the Son of God, hath the witness in himself: he that be- this is acceptable with God. For even lieveth not God, hath made him a CHRIST also suffered for us, leaving
hereunto were ye called; because liar, because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And
us an example, that ye should follow
: who did no sin, neither was this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life; and this life Iguile found in his mouth: who when
he was reviled, reviled not again ; is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the but committed himself to him that
when he suffered, he threatened not; Son hath not life.
judgeth righteously: who his own The Gospel. St. John xx. 19. self bare our sins in his own body on THE same day at evening, being the tree, that we, being dead to sin, the first day of the week, when the should live unto righteousness: by doors were shut, where the disciples whose stripes ye were healed. For were assembled for fear of the Jews, ye were as sheep going astray ; but came Jesus and stood in the midst, are now returned unto the shepherd and saith into them, Peace be unto
and bishop of your souls. you. And when he had so said, The Gospel.
St. John X. 11. he showed unto them his hands and JESUS said, I am the good shep. his side. Then were the disciples herd: the good shepherd giveth his glad when they saw the Lord. life for the sheep. But he that is an Then said Jesus to them again, hireling, and not the shepherd, whose Peace be unto you: as my Fa: own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf ther hath sent me, even so send. I coming, and leaveth the sheep, and you.
And when he had said this, feeth ; and the wolf cateheth them, he breathed on them, and saith unto and scattereth the sheep. The hirethem, Receive
the Holy Ghost: ling fleeth because he is an liireling, whose soever sins ye remit, they are and careth not for the sheep. I am remitted unto them; and whose so the good shepherd, and know my ever sins ye retain, they are retained. sheep, and am known of mine. As
the Father knoweth me, even so THE SECOND SINDAY AFTER
know I the Father: and I lay down EASTER.
my life for the sheep. And other
sheep I have, which are not of this The Collect.
fold; them also I must bring, and ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast given they shall hear my voice; and there Chine only Son to be unto us both a shall be one fold and one shepherd.
THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER
THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER what he saith. Now Jesus knew EASTER,
that they were desirous 'to ask him,
and said unto them, Do ye inquire The Coicect.
among yourselves of that" I said, a ALMIGHTY GOD, who showest little while, and ye shall not see me; to them that are in error the light of and again, a little while, and ye
shall thy truth, to the intent that they may see me? Verily, verily, I say unto return into the way of righteousness; you,
ye shall weep and lament, grant unto all those who are admitted but the world shall rejoice: and ye into the fellowship of CHRIST's reli- shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow gion, that they may avoid those things shall be turned into joy: A woman that are contrary to their profession, when she is in travail hath sorrow, and follow all such things as are because her hour is come: but as agreeable to the same, through our soon as she is delivered of the child, Lord JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
she remembereth no more the an
guish, for joy that a man is born into The Epistle. i St. Peter ii. 11.
the world. And ye now therefore DEARLY beloved, I beseech you, bave sorrow: but I will see you again, as strangers and pilgrims, abstain and your heart shall rejoice, and your from fleshly lusts, which war against joy no man taketh from you. the soul ; having your conversation honest among the Gentiles; that whereas they speak against you as
EASTER. evil-doers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glo
The Collect. rify God in the day of visitation. O ALMIGHTY GOD, who alone Submit yourselves to every ordinance canst order the unruly wills and affecof man for the LORD's sake; whether tions of sinful men; grant unto thy it be to the king, as supreme; or un- people, that they may love the thing to governors, as unto them that are which thou commandest, and desire sent by him, for the punishment of that which thou dost promise ; that evil-doers, and for the praise of them so, among the sundry and manifold that do well. For so is the will of changes of the world, our hearts may God, that with well-doing ye may surely there be fixed, where true joy's put to silence the ignorance of foolish are to be found, through Jesus
as free, and not using your Christ our Lord. Amen. liberty for a cloak of maliciousness; but as the servants of God. Honor
The Epistle. St. James i. 17. all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear EVERY good gift
, and every per. God. Honor the king.
fect gift is from above, and cometh
down froin the Father of lights, with The Gospel St. John xvi. 16.
whom is no variableness, neither JESUS said to his disciples, A shadow of turning,
Of his own little while, and ye shall not see me; will begat he us with the word or and again, a little while, and ye shall truth, that we should be a kind of see me; because I go to the Father. first fruits of his creatures. WhereThen said some of his disciples among fore, my beloved brethren, let every themselves, What is this that he man be swift to hear, slow to speak, saith unto us, A little while, and ye slow to wrath ; for the wrath of man shall not see me; and again, a little worketh not the righteousness of God. while, and ye shall see me; and, Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and Because I go to the Father ? They superfluity of naughtiness, and re. said therefore, What is this that he ceive with meekness the ingrafted waith. A little while ? we cannot tell I word, which is able to save your souls.
The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5. and goeth his way, and straightway JESUS said unto his disciples, forgetteth what nuanner of man he
But whoso looketh into the Now I go my way to him that seni me, and none of you asketh me, Whi. perfect law of liberty, and continueth ther goest thou? But because I have herein; he being not a forgetful said these things unto you, sorrow
tiearer, but a doer of the work, this
man shall be blessed in his deed. If hath filled your heart. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient any man among you seem to be reli". for you that I go away; for if I go but deceiveth his own heart, this
gious, and bridleth not his tongue, not away, the Comforter will not
man's religion is vain. Pure religion come unto you; but if I depart, I will
and undefiled before God and the send him unto you. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of Pather, is this, To visit the fatherless sin, and of rightenusness, and of judg: keep himself unspotted from the
and widows in their affliction, and to ment: of sin, because they believe not
world. on me: of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no The Gospel St. John xvi. 23.
of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. I have whatsoever ye shall ask the Father
VERILY, verily, I say unto yon, yet nany things to say unto you, but
in ye cannot bear them now. Howbeit
, Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my
my name, he will give it you. when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, name : ask, and ye shall receive, that he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but have I spoken unto you in proverbs:
your joy may be full. These things whatsoever he shall hear, that shall the time cometh, when I shall no he speak; and he will show you things to come. He shall glorify me: but I shall show you plainly of the
more speak unto you in proverbs; for he shall receive of mine, and shall
Father. show it unto you. All things that the
At that day ye shall ask in Father hath, are mine; therefore said my name, and I say not unto you, 1, that he shall take of mine, and shall for the Father himself loveth you,
that I will pray the Father for you; show it unto you.
because ye have loved me, and have
come into the world : again, I leave
the world, and go to the Father. His
disciples said unto him, Lo, now O LORD, from whom all good speakest thou plainly, and speakest things do come; grant to us thy no proverb. Now are we sure that humble servants, that by thy holy in-thou knowest all things, and needest spiration we may think those things not that any man should ask thee: that are good, and by thy merciful by this we believe that ou camest guiding may perform the same, forth from God. Jesus answered through our Lord JESUS CHRIST. them, Do ye now believe? Behold, Amen.
the hour cometh, yea, is now come,
that The Epistle. St. James i. 22.
shall be scattered every man ye
to his own, and shall leave me alone: BE
ye doers of the word, and not and yet I am not alone, because the hearers only, deceiving your own Father is with me. These things I selves. For if any be a hearer of the have spoken unto you, that in me ye word, and not a doer, he is like unto might have peace. In the world ye a man beholding his natural face in shall have tribulation : but be of good a glass. For he beholdeth himself, I cheer; I have overcome the world.
THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER
THE ASCENSION-DAY. Galilee, why stand ye gazing up
to heaven ? This same Jesus, which GRANT, we beseech thee, Al
is taken up from you into heaven, MIGHTY GOD, that like as we do be
shall so come in like manner as ye lieve thy only begotten Son our Lord have seen him go into heaven. JESUS CHRIST to have ascended The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. into the heavens ; so we may also in JESUS appeared unto the eleven, heart and mind thither ascend, and as they sat at meat, and apbraided with him continually dwell, who them with their unbelief and hardness liveth and reigneth with thee and the of heart, because they believed not Holy Ghost, one God, world with them which had seeni hiin after he out end. Amen.
And he said unto them, For the Epistle. Acts i. 1. Go
into all the world, and preach THE former treatise have I made, the Gospel to every creature. He O Theophilus, of all that Jesus be that believeth, and is baptized, shall gan both to do and teach, until the be saved; but he that believeth not, day in which he was taken up, after shall be damned. And these signs that he, through the Holy Ghost, shall follow them that believe: in my had given commandments unto the name shall they cast out devils; they apostles whom he had chosën : to shall speak with new tongues; they whom also he showed himself alive shall take up serpents; and if they after his passion, by many infallible drink any deadly thing, it shall not proofs, being seen of them forty days, hurt them; they shall lay hands on and speaking of the things pertaining the sick, and they shall recover. So to the kingdom of God; and being then, after the Lord had spoken unassembled together with them, com- to them, he was received up into manded them that they should not heaven, and sat on the right hand of depart from Jerusalem, but wait for God. And they went forth, and the promise of the Father, which, preached every where, the LORD saith he, ye have heard of me. For working with them, and confirming John truly baptized with water; but the word with signs following. ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days hence. When SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION-DAY. they therefore were come together,
The Collect. they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt O GOD, the King of glory, who thou at this time restore again the nast exalted thine only Son JESUS kingdom to Israel? And he said Christ with great triumph unto thy unto them, It is not for you to know kingdom in heaven; we beseech thee the times or the seasons, which the leave us not comfortless; but send to Father hath put in his own power. us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, But ye shall receive power, after that and exalt us unto the same place the Holy Ghost is coine upon you: whither our Saviour CHRIST is gone and
ye shall be witnesses unto me before ; who liveth and reigneth with both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, thee and the Holy Ghost, one and in Samaria, and unto the utter. God, world without end. Amen. most part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iv. 7. they beheld, he was taken up, and a THE end of all things is at hand: cloud received him out of their sight. be ye therefore sober, and watch unto And while they looked steadfastly prayer. And above all things have toward heaven, as he went up, behold, fervent charity among yourselves : two men stood by them in white ap- for charity shall cover the multitudo varel; which also said, Ye men of of sins. 'Use hospitality one to an.
other without grudging. As every a rushing mighty wind, and it filled man hath received the gift, even so all the house where they were sitting. minister the same one to another, as And there appeared unto them cloven good stewards of the manifold grace tongues, like as of fire, and it sat upon of God. If any man speak, let him each of them: and they were all filled speak as the oracles of God: if any with the Holy Ghost; and began man minister, let him do it as of the to speak with other tongues, as the ability which God giveth: that God SPIRIT gave them utterance. And in all things may be glorified through there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jesus CHRIST: to whom be praise Jews, devout men, ont of every nation and dominion for ever and ever. under heaven. Now when this was Amen.
noised abroad, the multitude came to The Gospel. St. John xv. 26, and gether, and were confounded, because
part of the 16th Chapter. that every man heard theni speak in WHEN the Comforter is come,
his own language. And they were whom I will send unto you from the all amazed, and marvelled, saying Father, even the SPIRIT of truth, these which speak Galileans ? and
one to another, Behold, are not all which proceedeth from the Father, how hear we every man in our own he shall testify of me. shall bear witness ; because ye have tongue, wherein we were born ? Par. been with me from the beginning. thians, and Medes, and Elamites, and These things have I spoken unto
the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in you, that ye should not be offended. Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, They shall put you out of the syna: in Egypt
, and in the parts of Lybia
and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, whosoever killeth you, will think that about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, he doeth God service. And these Jews and proselytes, °Cretes and things will they do unto you, because Arabians, we do hear them speak in they have not known the Father, nor
our tongues the wonderful works of
God. me: but these things have I told that when the time shall come, ye The Gospel. St. John xiv. 15. may remember that I told you of them.
JESUS said unto his disciples, If ye love me, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he
shall give you another Comforter, The Collect.
that he may abide with you for ever; O GOD, who as at this time didst even the SPIRIT of truth, whom the teach the hearts of thy faithful
people, world cannot receive, because it seeth by sending to them the light of thy him not, neither knoweth him: but HOLY SPIRIT; grant us by the same ye know him; for he dwelleth with SPIRIT to have a right judgment in you and shall be in you. I will not all things, and evermore to rejoice in leave you comfortless; I will come to his holy comfort, through the merits you. Yet a little while, and the world of CHRIST JEsus our Saviour, whc seeth me no more; but ye see me:
At liveth and reigneth with thee, in the because I live, ye shall live also. unity of the same SPIRIT, one God, that day ye shall know that I am in world without end. Amen. my Father, and ye in me, and I in
He that liath my command. For the Epistle. Acts ii. 1.
ments, and keepeth then, he it is that WHEN the day of Pentecost was loveth me; and he that loveth me, fully come, they were all with one shall be loved of my Father; and ) accord in one place: and suddenly will love him, and will manifest mythere came a sound from heaven, as of self to him. Judas saith unto him