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The Epistle. Rom. iv. 8. ! Gospel shall serve for every day BLESSED is the man to whom after, unto the Epiphany.

the Lord will not impute sin. Cometh this blessedness then upon The Epiphany, or the Manifestathe circumcision only, or upon the

tion of Christ to the Gentiles. ancircumcision also ? For we say,

The Collect. that faith was reckoned to Abraham O God, who by the leading of a for righteonsness. How was it then Star didst manifest thy only be. reckoned? when he was in circum- gotten Son to the Gentiles; mereieision or in uncircumcision ? Not in l'ully grant that we, who know thes circumcision, but in uncircumcision. now by faith, may after this life have And he received the sign of circum- the fruition of thy glorious Godhead, cision, a seal of the righteousness of through Jesus Christ our Lord. the faith which he had, yet being un- Anen. circumcised ; that he might be the The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 1. father of all them that believe, though For this cause, ! Paul, the prisoner :hey be not circumcised ; tnat righte- of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles. ousness might be imputed unto them if ye have heard of the dispensation also : And the father of circumcision of the grace of God, which is given to them who are not of the circum- me you-ward: How that by recision only, but also walk in the steps velation he made known unto me the of that faith of our father Abraham, mystery (as I wrote afore in few which he had, being vet incircumci- words, whereby, when ye read, ye sed. For ne promise, inat ne saould inay understand my knowledge in be the heir ut the world, was not to the mystery of Christ) which in oher Abraham, or to his serl, through the ages was not made known unto the law, but through the righteousness of sous of men, as it is now revealed faith. For if they which are of the unto his holy Apostles and Prophets law be heirs, faith is made void, and by the Spirit; that the Gentiler the promise made of none effect. should be fellow-heirs, and of the

The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 15. same body, and partakers of his AND it came to pass, as the angels promise in Christ, by the Gospel :

were gone away from them into whereof I was made a minister, acheaven, the shepherds said one to cording to the gift of the grace of another, Let us now go even unto God, given unto me by the effectua Bethlehem, and see this thing which working of his power.

Unto me, is come to pass, which the Lord hath who am less than the least of all made known into us. And they saints, is this grace given, that I caine wäh haste, and found Mary should preach among the Gentiles and Joseph, and the babe lying in a the unsearchable riches of Christ; raanger. And when they had seen and to make all men see what is the it, they made known abroad the say- fellowship of the mystery, which ing which, við told them concerning from the beginning of the world hati this child. “And all they that heard teen hid in God, who created all it wondered at those things wbich things by Jesus Christ : to the inwere told them by the shepherds. tent that now unto the principalities But Mary kept all these things, and and powers in heavenly places might pondered thein in her heart. And be known, by the Church, the mani. ihe shepherds returned, glorifying fold wisdom of God, according to the and praising God for all the things eternal purpose which he purposed that they had heard and seen, as it in Christ Jesus our Lord ; in whom was told unto them. And when eight we have boldness and access with days were accomplished for the cir-confidence by the faith of him. cumcising of the child, his name was The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 1. called JESUS, which was so named WHEN Jesus was born in Betri of the ange, before he was conceived lehem of Judea, in the days of in the womb.

Herod the king, behold, there came The same Collect, Epistle, and wise men fron the east to Jeruslem,


caying, Where is he that is born king; sent your bodies a living sacrifice, of the Jews? for we have seen his holy, acceptable unto God, which is star in the east, and are come to wor- your reasonable service. And be rot phip him. When Herod the king had conformed to this world ; but be ya heard these things, he was troubled, transformed by the renewing of your and all Jerusalem with him. And mind, that ye inay prove what is that when he had gathered all the chief good, and acceptable, and perfect priests and scribes of the people to- will of God. For 1 say, through the gether, he demanded of them where grace given unto me, to every man Cbrist should be born. And they hat is among you, not to think of said unto him, In Bethlehem of himself more highly than he ought to Judea : For thus it is written by the think, but to think soberly, according prophet, And thou Bethlehem in the as God hath deall to every man the lard of Juda, art not the least among measure of faith. For as we have the princes of Juda; for out of thee many members in one body, and al. shall come a Governor that shall members have not the same office; rule my people Israel. Then Herod, so we, being many, are one body in when he had privily calle the wise Christ, and every one mem men, inquired of them diligently what of another. line the star appeared. And he sent The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 41. them to Bethlehem, and said, Go, NOW his parents went to Jeru, aud search diligently for the young calem every year at the feast of child, and when ye have found him, the passover. And when he was twelve bring me word again, that I may years old, they went up to Jerusalem, come and worship him alst. When after the custom of the feast. And they had heard the king, they depar- when they had fulfilled the days, as ed; and lo, the star which ihey saw they returned, the child Jesus carried in the east went before them, till it behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and came and stood over where the young his mother kuew lot of it. But they, child was. When they saw the star, supposing him to have been in the they rejoiced with exceeding great company, went a day's journey, and joy. And when they were come into they sought him among their kinsfolk the house, they saw the young child and acquaintance. And when they with Mary his mother, and fell down found hiin not, they turned back again and worshipped him : And when they to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it had opened their treasures, they pre- came to pass, that after three days sented unto him gifts; gold, and they found him in the temple, sitting frankincense, and myrrh. And being in the midst of the doctors, both hearwarned of God in a dream, that they ing them, and asking them questions. should not return to Herod, they de- And all ihat heard him were asicparted into their own country another nished at his uxlerstanding and way.

answers. And when they saw him

they were amazed : and his mother The first Sunday after the said unto hin, Sow, why hast thou Epiphany.

thus dealt with us? behold, thy faThe Collect,

ther and I have sought thee sorrowO Lord, we beseech thee mercifullying. And he said unto thein, How is

to receive the prayers of thy it that ye sought me? wist ye not people who call upon thee; and grant that I must be about my father's that they may both perceive and know business? And they understood hot what things they ought to do, and the saying which he spake unto them. also may have grace and power faith- and he went down with them, and Aully to fulfil the same, through Jesus came to Nazareth, and was subject Christ our Lord. Amen.

unto them: but his mother kept a:) The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1.

these sayings in her heart. And Jesus Beseech you therefore, brethren, increased in wisdom, and stature, by the mercies of God, that ye preland in favour with God aud mus.


The second Sunday after the bear unto the governor of the feast. Epiphany.

And they bare it. When the ruler of The Collect.

the feast had tasted the water that was ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, made wine, and knew not whence it

who dost govern all things in was (but the servants which drew the heaven and earth; mercifully hear water knew), the governor of the feast the supplications of thy people, and called the bridegroom, and saith unto grant us thy peace all the days of our him, Every man at the beginning doth life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. set forth good wine, and when men Amen.

have well drunk, then that which is The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6. worse : but thou hast kept the good HAVING then gifts, differing ac- wine until now. This beginning of

cording to the grace that is given miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, to us, whether prophecy, let us pro- and manifested forth his glory, and phesy according to the proportion of his disciples believed on him. faith; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering ; or he that teacheth, ou

The third Sunday after the leaching; or he that exhorteth, on

Epiphany. exhortation : he that giveth, let him

The Collect. do it with simplicity; he that ruleth; ALMIGHTY and everlasting Gol; with diligence; he that showeth mercifully look upon our infirmi. mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love ties, and in all our dangers and neces. be without dissimulation. Abhor sities stretch forth thy right hand to hat which is evil, cleave to that help and defend us, through Jesus which is good. Be kindly affectioned Christ our Lord. Amen. one to another with brotherly love, in The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. honour preferring one another : not E not wise in your own conceits. slothful in business ; fervent in spirit ; Recompense to no man evil for serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope ; evil. Provide things honest in the patient in tribulation continuing in- sight of all men. If it be possible, as stant in prayer ; distributing to the much as lieth in you, live peaceably necessity of saints ; given to hospi- with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge tality. "Bless them which persccute not yourselves, but rather give place you; bless, and curse not. Rejoice unto wrath ; for it is written, Ven. with them that do rejoice, and weep geance is mine ; I will repay, saith the with them that weep. Be of the same Lord. Therefore, if thine enemy mind one towards another. Mind hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give not high things, but condescend to him drink : for in so doing thou shalt men of low estate.

heap coals of fire on his head. Be The Gospel. St. John ii, 1.

not overcome of evil, but overcome ΑΝ

ND the third day there was a evil with good. marriage in Cana of Galilee, and

The Gospel. St. Matt, viii, 1. the mother of Jesus was there: And WHEN he was come down from both Jesus was called, and his dis- the mountain, great muititudes ciples, to the marriage. And when followed him. And behold, there came they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus a leper and worshipped him, saying saith unto him, They have no wine. Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what me clean. And Jesus put forth his have I to do with thee? mine hour is hand, and touched him, saying, I will, not yet come. His mother saith unto be thou clean. And immediately his the servants, Whatsoever he saith leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus unto you, do it. And there were set saith unto him, See thou tell no man, there six water-pots of stone, after the but go thy way, show thyself to the manner of the purifying of the Jews, priest, and offer the gift that Moses containing two or three firkins a: commanded for a testimony into piece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill them. And when Jesus was entered the water-pots with water. And they into Capernaum, there came uute filled them up to the larim. And he him a Centurion, beseeching him, and saith unto them, Draw out now, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth al

home sick of the palsy, grievously tor-feth not the sword in vain: for he is mented. And Jesus saith unto him, I the minister of God, a revenger to will come and heal him. The Cen-execute wrath upon him that doeth turion answered and said, Lord, I evil. Wherefore ye must needs be am not worthy that thou shouldest subject, not only for wrath, but also come under my roof; but speak the for conscience' sake. For, for this word only, and my servant shall be cause pay ye tribute also; for they healed. For I am a man under au- are God's ministers, attending conthority, having soldiers under me:tinually upon this very thing. Renand I say unto this man, Go, and he der, therefore, to all their dues; goeth; and to another, Come, and he tribute to whom tribute is due, cometh; and to my servant, Do this, custom to whom custom, fear to and he doeth it. When Jesus heard whom fear, honour to whom honour. it, he marvelled, and said to them that The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23. ND when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him.


followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel. And I say unto you, that And behold, there arose a great temmany shall come from the east and pest in the sea, insomuch that the west, and shall sit down with Abra-ship was covered with the waves; ham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the but he was asleep. And his disciples kingdom of heaven: But the children came to him, and awoke him, saying, of the kingdom shall be cast out into Lord, save us, we perish. And he outer darkness; there shall be weep-saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, ing and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus O ye of little faith? Then he arose, said unto the Centurion, Go thy way, and rebuked the winds and the sea, and as thou hast believed, so be it and there was a great calm. But the done unto thee. And his servant men marvelled, saying. What manwas healed in the self-same hour. ner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him? And when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with

The fourth Sunday after the
The Collect.

O God, who knowest us to be set
in the midst of so many and
great dangers, that by reason of the
frailty of our nature we cannot al-
ways stand upright; grant to us
such strength and protection, as may
support us in all dangers, and carry
us through all temptations, through

devils, coming out of the tombe, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Sun of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. herd of many swine, feeding. So the The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1. devils besought him, saying, If thou LET every soul be subject unto the cast us out, suffer us to go away into powers; there is no the And unto power but of God: the powers that them, Go. And when they were come be are crdained of God. Whosoever, out, they went into the herd of swine; therefore, resisteth the power, re-and behold, the whole herd of swine slateth the ordinance of God: and ran violently down a steep place into they that resist, shall receive to them- the sea, and perished in the waters. selves damnation. For rulers are And they that kept them fled, and not a terror to good works, but to the went their ways into the city, and evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of told every thing, and what was bethe power? do that which is good, fallen to the possessed of the devils. and thou shalt have praise of the And behold, the whole city came out same: for he is the minister of God to meet Jesus; and when they saw to thee for good. But if thou do that him, they besought him, that he which is evil, be afraid; for he bear would depart out of their coasts.



The fifth Sunday after the

The sirth Sumlay after the

The Collect.

The Collect.
O Lord, we beseech, thee to keep O God, whose blessed Son

thy Church aud Household con- manifested that he might destroy sinually in thy true religion, that the works of the devil, and make us they who do lean only upon the hope the sons of God, and heirs of eterna: of thy heavenly grace, may evermore life ; grant us, we beseech thee, that be defended by thy mighty power, having this hope, we may purity ourthrough Jesus Christ our Lord. selves, even as he is pure; tha: when Amen.

he shall appear again with power The Epistle. Col. iii. 12. and great glory, we may be made

on therefore (as the elect of like unto him in eternal and God, holy and beloved) bowels glorious kingdom; where, with thee, of mercies, kindness, humbleness of 0 Father, and thee, O Holy Ghosh, rind, meekness, long-suffering; for- he liveth and reigne:h, ever one bearing one another, and forgiving God, world without end. Amen. one another, if any man have a quar- The Epistle. 1 John iii. I. rel against any; cven as Christ for- BEHOLD) what manner of love the gave you, so also do ye. And, above Father hath bestowed upon us, all these things, put on charity, which that we should be called the sons of is the bond of perfectness. And let God; therefore the world knoweth the peace of God rule in your hearts, us not, because it knew him not. to the which also ye are called in Beloved, now are we the sons of one body; and be ye thankful. Let God; and ii doth not yet appear the word of Christ dwell in you rich- what we shall be : but we know, ly in all wisdom; teaching and ad- that when he shall appear, we shali monishing one another in psalms, be like him; for we shall see him as and hymns, and spiritual songs he is. And every man that hath this singing with grace in your hearts to hope in him puritieth himself, even as the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in he is pure. Whosoever commilleth word or deed, do all in the name of sin, transgresseth als) the kiw; for the Lord Jesus ; giving thanks to sin is the trangression of the law; God and the Father by him. And ye know that he was manifested

The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 4. to take away our sins; and in fum is THE kingdom of heaven is likened no sin. Whosoever abideth in him,

unto a man which sowed good sinneth not: whosoever sinneth, hath seed in his field. But while men not seen him, neither known him. slept, his enemy came and sowed Little children, let no man deceive lares among the wheat, and went you: be that doeth righteousness is his way. But when the blade was righteous, even as he is righteous. He sprung up, and brought forth fruit, that conmitteth sin is of the devil; for then appeared the tares also. So the devil sinneth from the beginning. the servants of the householder came For this purpose the Son of God was and said unto him, Sir, dilst not inanifested, that he might destroy the thou sow good seed in thy field ? from works of the devil. whence then hath it tares? He said The Gospel. St, Matt. xxiv, 23. hinto them, An enemy hath done this. THEN if any man shall say unto The servants said unto hijn, Wilt you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; thou then that we go and gather them believe it noi. For there shall arise up? But he said, Nay; lest, while ye false Christs aixi false prophets, and gather up the tares, ye root up also shall show great signs and wonders; ihe wheat with them. Let both grow insomuch that (if it were possible) together until the harvest ; and in they shall deceive the very elect. the time of harvest I will say to the Behold, I have told you before. reapers, Gather ye together first the Wherefore, if they shall say unto lares, and bind ihem in bundles to you, Behold, he is in the desert; go burnthem; but gather the wheat into not forth : behold, he is in the secre: my barn,

chambers ; believe it not. For as lse

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