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male that openeth the womb shall child grew, and waxed strong in a be called holy to the Lord,) and to spirit, filled with wisdom; and the offer a sacrifice, according to that grace of God was upon him. which is said in the law of the Lord. A pair of turtle-doves, or two Saint Matthias's Day. young pigeons. And behold, there

The Collect. was a man in Jerusalem, whose O ALMIGHTY. God, who into a

the place of the traitor Judas, man was just and devout, waiting didst choose tny faithful servant for the consolation of Israel: and Matthias, to be of the number of the Holy Ghost was upon him. the twelve Apostles ; grant that thy And it was revealed unto him by Church, being always preserved 4 the Holy Ghost, that he should not from false Apostles, may be ordereư see death, before he had seen the and guided by faithful and true Lord's Christ. And he came by Pastors, through Jesus Christ our the Spirit into the temple; and Lord. Amen. when the parents brought in the For the Epistle. Acts i. 15. child Jesus, to do for him after the IN those days Peter

: stood up in custom of the law, then took he the midst of the disciples, and et him up in his arms, and blessed said, (the number of the names for God, and said, Lord, now lettest together were about an hundrea kino thou thy servant depart in peace, and twenty;) Men and brethren, according to thy word: For mine this Scripture must needs have to eyes have seen thy salvation ; been fulfilled, which the Holy which thou hast prepared before Ghost by the inouth of David spake is the face of all people, a light to before concerning Judas, who was z lighten the Gentiles, and the glory guide to them that took Jesus, sa of thy people Israel. And Joseph For he was numbered with us, and and his mother marvelled at those had obtained part of this ministry: things which were spoken of him. Now this man purchased a field And Simeon blessed them, and said with the reward of iniquity; and unto Mary his mother, Behold, this falling headlong, he burst asunder child is set for the fall and rising in the midst, and all his bowels again of many in Israel; and for a gushed out. And it was known to sign which shall be spoken against, all the dwellers at Jerusalem; inso(yea, a sword shall pierce through much as that field is called in their thy own soul also,) that the proper tongue, Aceldama, that is thoughts of many hearts may be to say, The field of blood. For it revealed. And there

was one Anna, is written in the book of Psalms, a prophetess, the daughter of Pha- Let his habitation be desolate, and nuel, of the tribe of Aser; she was let no man dwell therein: and his of a great age, and had lived with Bishoprick let another take. Where an husbanduseven years from her fore of these men, which have com virginity; and she was a widow of panied with us all the time that the about fourscore and four years, Lord Jesus went in and out among which departed not from the tem- us, beginning from the baptism ol ple, but served God with fastings John, unto that same day that h and prayers night and day. And was taken uj from

us, must one b she, coming in that instant, gave urdained to be a witness with u thanks likewise unto the Lord, and of his resurrection. And they ap spake of him to all them that look-pointed two, Joseph called Barsa ed for redemption in Jerusalem. Ibas, who was surnamed Justus, an And when they had performed al., Matthias. And they prayed, an things according to the law of the said, Thou, Lord, which knowes Lord, they returned into Galilee, to the hearts of all men, show whethe their'own city Nazareth. And the lof these two thou hast chosen: tha

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be may take part of this ministry bear a son, and shall call his name

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The Gospel. St. Luke i. 26. ! lell

upon Matthias. And he was AND in the sixth month, the tes.

God unto a city of Galilee, named The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 25. Nazareth, to a Virgin éspóused to A Tthat time Jesus ånswered, and a man whose name

was Joseph, of 1. t'he twelve Apostles: Fri Lord of heaven and carth, because gin's name was Mary. And the com fanse Apostles

wise and prudent, and hast reveal- Hail, thou that art highly favoured, w Pastors, through Jesus lined them unto babes. Even so, Fa- the Lord is with thee; blessed art

ther, for so it seemed good in thy thou among women. And when come se miele der she at

to me of my Father ;, and no man his saying, and cast in her ihind

knoweth the Son but the Father ; what manner of salutation this d said, (the number of ti neither knoweth any man the Fa- should be.' And the angel said unto

ther, save the Son, and he to whom-her, Fear not, Mary; for thou hast e, and twenty;) Men and's Boever the Son will reveal him. found favour with God. And be..

Come unto me, all ye that labour hold, thou shalt conceive in thy

und are heavy laden, and I will womb, and bring forth a son, and e Ghost by the mouth of Don give you rest. Take my yoke up-shalt call his name Jesus. He shall

on you, and learn of me; for I am be great, and shall be called the Son -h For he was numbered me bhall find rest unto your souls. For shall give url him the throne of y guide to them that the week and lowly in heart: and ye of the Highest.; and the Lord God my yoko is easy, and my burden is his father David. And he shall reign

over the house of Jacob for ever ;

and of his kingdom there shall þé The Annunciation of the blessed no end. Then said Mary unto the

Virgin Mary. angel, How shall this bé, seeing !
The Collect.

know not a man? And the angel all the dwellers at Jerusaks W& beseech thee, O Lord, pour answered and said unto her, The

as we have known the incarnation and the power of the Highest shall proper tongue,

Acthy Son Jesus Christ by the mès-lovershadow thee; therefore also

sage of an angel'; so by lyis-cross that holy thing which shall be born

and pansion we 'may be brought of thee, shall be called the Son = let no man dwell thereas into the glory of his resurrection, of God. And behold, thy cousin Bishoprick let another takes wrongh the same Jesus Christ our Elizabeth, she hath also conceived Lord. Amen.

a son in her old age, and this is For the Epistle. Isa. vi. 10. the sixth month with her who was MOREOVER, the Lord spake called barren. For with God no

again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask thing shall be impossible. And thee a sign of the Lord thy God; ask Mary said, Behold the handmaid mit either in the depth, or in the height of the Lord; be it unto me accor.

above. But Ahaz said, I will not ding to thv word. And the angel
of his resurrection. Add neither will I tempt the Lord. departed from her.
And he said, Hear ye now, 0 house

Saint Mark's Day.
Ibas, who was surnamed as David; Is it a small thing for
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The Collect.
Lord'himself shall give you a sign;

God also? Therefore the O ALMIGHTY God, who hast ahold, a virgin shall conceive, and with the heavenly doctrine of thy

st together were about us le this Scripture inust need ; been fulfilled, which tv o before concerning Judas e

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Evangelist Saint Mark; give us and I in you. As the branch grace, that being not like children cannot bear fruit of itself, except carried away withievery blastof vain it abide in the vine; no more can doctrine, we may be established ye, except ye abide in mc. I am in the truth of thy holy Gospel, the vine, ye are the branches, He through Jesus Christ our Lord. that abideth in me, and I in him, Amen.

the same bringeth fórth much fruit The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 7. for without me ye can do nothing. UNTO every one of us is given If a man abide not in me, he is

grace, according to the measure cast forth as a branch, and is with of ihe gift of Christ. Wherefore ered ; and men gather them, and he saith, When he ascended up on cast them into the fire, and they high, he led captivity captive, and are burned. If ye abide in me, gave gifts unto men (Now that and iny words abide in yolu, ye he ascended, what is it but that he shall ask what ye will

, and it shall also descended first into the lower be done unto vou. Herein is my parts of the earth ? He that de-Father glorified, that ye bear much scended is the same also that as- fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. cended up far above all heavens, As the Father hath loved me, so that he might fill all things.) And have I loved you: continue ye in he gave some apostles, and some my love. If ye keep my commandprophets, and some evangelists, and ments, ye shall abide 'n my love; some pastors and teachers; for the even as I have kept my Father's perfecting of the saints, for the commandments, and abide in his work of the ministry, for the edify- love. These things have I spoken ing of the body of Christ; till we unto you, that my joy might réall

come in the unity of the faith, inain in you, and that your joy and of the knowledge of the Son of might be full. God, unto a perfect man, unto the mcasure of the stature of the ful- Saint Philip and Saint James's ness of Christ : that we henceforth

Day. be no more children, tossed to and

The Colect. frox and carried about with every O ALMIGHTY God, whom tru. wind of doctrine, by the sleight ly to know is everlasting life; of men, and cunning crastiness, grant us perfectly to know thy Son whereby they lie in wait to de- Jesus Christ to be the way, the ceive; but speaking the truth in truth, and the life; that following love, may grow up into him in all the steps of thy holy Apostles, things, which is the head, even Saint Philip and Saint James, we Christ: From whom the whole bo-may steadfastly walk in the way dy fitly joined together, and com- that leadeth lo eternal life, through pacted by that which every joint the same thy Son Jesus Christ our supplieth, according to the effectual Lord. Amen. working in the measure of every The Epistle. St. James i. I. part

, maketh increase of the body, JAMES, a servant of God, and The Gospel. St. John xv. l. twelve tribes which are scattered I my ,

ther is the husbandman, Eve-count it all joy when ye fall into ry branch in me that deareth not divers temptations ; knowing this, fruit, he taketh away; and every that the trying of your faith workbranch that beareth fruit, he pur-eth patience. But let patience geth it, that it may bring forth have her perfect work, that ye 'mas more fruit. Now ve are clean be perfect and entire, wanting through the word which I have nothing. If any of you lack wis. spoken unto you. Abide in me,dom, let him ask of God, that

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given him. But let him ask in faith, I speak not of myself; but the

nothing wavering: for he that wa- Father that dwelleth in me, he the vine, ve are the branco

vereth is like a wave of the sea, doeth the works. Believe me, that I that abideth in me, and 1

driven with the wind, and tossed. Jam in the Father, and the Father in the same bringeth frans For let not that man think that he me; or else believe me for the very for without me ye can code

shall receive any thing of the Lord. works' sake. Verily, verily, I say

A double-minded man is unstable unto you, He that believeth on me, cast forth as a branca, mutta in all his ways. Let the brother the works that I do shall he do ered; and men gather to

of low degree rejoice in that he is also; and greater works than these.

exalted, but the rich in that he is shall he do ; because I go unto my are burried. li ve zlase made low; because as the flower Father. And whatsoever ye shall

of the grass he shall pass away. ask in my name, that will I do, that be done unto you. Hezik a burning heat, but it withereth Son. If ye shall ask any thing in Father glorified, that re beat the grass, and the flower thereof my name, I will do it.

fallcth, and the grace of the fashion As the Father hath love of it perisheth : $0 also shall the Saint Barnabas the Apostle. have I loved you: comuna: rich man fade away in his ways.

The Collect. ments, ye shall abide temptation, for when he is tried, he i sliall receive the crown of life, Bornabas with singular gifts of

didst thy commandments, and all which the Lord hath promised to the Holy Ghost; leave us not, we - love. These things havels them that love him..

beseech thee, destitute of thy ma. The Gospel. St. John xiv. 1. nifold gists, nor yet of grace to use AND Jesus said unto his disci-them alway to thy honcur and glo

ples, Let not your heart bery, through Jesus Christ our Lord.

troubled: ye believe in God, be- Amen. Saint Philip and Saias lieve also in me. In my Father's For the Epistle. 'Acts xi. 22.

were not so, I would have told you.
house are many mansions; if it TIDINGS of these things came

go to prepare a place for you. which was in Jerusalem : and they grant us perfectly to know you, I will come again, and receive.go as far as Antioch: who, when

ly to know is everla:t? And if I go and prepare a place for sent forth Barnabas, that he should I the steps of thy holy whither I go, ye know, and the all, that with purpose of heart they truth, and the life ; that am, there ye may be also. And God, was glad; and exhorted them Jesus Christ to be the you unto myself'; that where Ishe came, and had seen the grace of n Saint Philip and Saint Joss Way ye know. Thomas saith unto would cleave unto the Lord. For

him, Lord, we know not whither he was a good man, anu full of the at the satne thy Son Jesus ( the way? Jesus saith unto him, I much people was added unto the -ihat leadeth lo eternal life thou goest, and how can we know Holy Ghost, and of faith: and

am the way, the truth, and the life ; Lord. Then departed Barnabas to The Epistle. St. James no man cometh unto the Father Tarsus for to seek Saul: And when 1.JAMES, a servant of bil but by me. If ye had known me, he had found him, he brought him

And it came to twelve tribes which are on also: and from henceforth ye know pass, that a whole year they assemof the Lord Jesus Como re should have known my Father unto Antioch. him, and have seen him. Philip saith bled themselves with the Churchi

, unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and taught much people : and the ot divers temptations; Imome" and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto disciples were called Christiana e-count it all jov when ve


, Have I been so long time with first in Antioch. And in these days my that the trying of your la reth patience. But le nt you, and yet hast thou not known came prophets from Jerusalem unto n be perfect and entire, 1 bath seen the Father; and how say-of them, named Agabus, and signih have her perfect Furk, tad te, Philip? He that hath seen me, Antioch. And there stood up one

est hou, then, Show us the Father? Sed by the Spirit, that there shoula dom, let him ask ol EXP believest thou not that I am in thelbe great dearth throughout all in

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world: which came to pass in the Every valley shall be exalted, and days of Claudius Cæsar.' Then the every mountain and hill shall be disciples, every man according to made low: and the crooked shall his ability, determined to send re- be made straight, and the rough lief unto the brethren which dwelt places plain. And the glory of the in Judca. Which also they did, Lord shall be revealed, and alı and sent it to the elders by the flesh shall see it together; for the hands of Barnabas and Saul. mouth of the Lord hath spoken it

. The Gospel. St. John xv. 12. The voice said, Cry. And he said, THIS is my commandment, What shall I cry? All flesh is grass,

· That ye love one another, as I and all the goodliness thereof is ai have loved you. Greater lyve hath the flower of the field. The grass no man than this, that a man lay withereth, the flower fadeth, be down his life for his friends. Ye cause the Spirit of the Lord bloweth are my friends, if ye do whatsoever upon it; surely the people is grass. 1 command you. Henceforth I The grass withereth, the Hover call you not servants ; for the ser- fadeth; but the word of our God vant knoweth not what his lord shall stand for ever. O Z.on, that doeth: but I have called you bringest good tidings, get thee up friends; for all things that I have into the high mountain : 0 Jerusaheard of my Father, I have made lem, tliat bringesi good tidings, lin known unto you. Ye have not up thy voice with strength; lis, it chosen me, but I have chosen you, "p, be not afraid; say unto the and ordained you, that ye should cities of Judah, Behold your God! go and bring forth fruit, and that Behoid, the Lord God will come your fruit should remain: that with strong hand, and his arm shall whatsoever ye shall ask of the Fa- rule for him: behold his reward is ther in my name, he may give it you. with him, and his work before hin.

He shall feed his fiock like a shepSaint John Baptist's Day. herd; he shall gather the lambs The Collect.

with his arm, and carry them in his ALMIGHTY God, by, whose bosom, and shall gently lead those

providence thy servant John that are with young. Baptist was wonderfully born, and The Gosper. St. Luke i. 57. sent to prepare the way of thy Son E!

LISABETH'S full time came our Saviour, by preaching repen- that she should be delivered ; tance; make us so to follow his and she brought forih a son. And doctrine and holy life, that we her neighbours and her cousin may truly repent according to his heard how the Lord had showed • preaching; and after his example great mercy upon her; and they constantly speak the truth, boldly rejoiced with her. And it came to a rebuke vice, and patiently suffer pass, that on the eighth day they for the truth's sake, through Jesus came to circumcise the child; and Christ our Lord. Amen. thcy called him Zacharias, after

For the Epistle. Isa. xl. 1. the name of his father. And his COMFORT ye, comfort ye my mother answered and said, Not só

people, saith your God. Speak but he shall be called "John. And ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and they said unto her, There is none cry unto her, that her warfart is of thy kindred that is called by this accomplished, that her iniquity is name, And they made signs to pardoned: for she hath received of his father, how he would have him the Lord's hand double for all her called. And he asked for a writing sins. The voice of him that crieth table, and wrote, saying, His name in the wilderness, Prepare ye the is John. And they marvelled all

. way of the Lord, 'make straight in And his mouth was opened imme the desert a high way for our God, Idiately and his tongue loosed, and

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