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will, through the same thy Son Je-them. And when eight days were sus Christ our Lord. Amen. accomplished for the circumcising

The Epistle. Rom. iv. 8. of the child, his name was called BLESSED is the man to whom JESUS, which was so named of

the Lord will not impute sin. the angel before he was conceived Cometh this blessedness then upon in the womb. the circumcision only, or upon the 11 The sam. Collect, Epistle, and Gos uncircumcision also ? For we say, pel shall serve for every day after that faith was reckoned to Abraham unto the Epiphany. for righteousness. How was it The Epiphany, or the Manifesto then reckoned? when he was in tion of Christ to the Gentiles, circumcision, or in uncircumcision?

The Collect. Not in circumcision, but in uncir. O GOD, who by the leading of cumcision. And he received the Star didst manifest thy only sign of circumcision, a seal of the begotten Son to the Gentiles; mer righteousness of the faith which he cifully grant that we, who know had, yet being uncircumcised ; that thee now by faith, may after this he might be the father of all them life have the fruition of thy glorious that believe, though they be not Godhead, through Jesus Christ our circumcised'; that righteousness Lord. Amer. might be imputed unto them also : The Epistle. Ephes. iii, 1. And the father of circumcision to FOR this cause, I Paul, the pricision only, but also walk in the Gentiles; if ye have heard of the steps of that faith of our father dispensation of the grace of God, Abraham, which he had, being which is given me to you-ward: yet uncircumcised. For the pro- How that by revelation he made inise, that he should be the heir of known unto me the mystery (as I The world, was not to Abraham, or wrote afore in few words, whereby, to his seed, through the law, but when ye read, ye may understand through the righteousness of faith. my knowledge in the mystery of For if they which are of the law be Christ) which in other ages was heirs, faith is made void, and the not made known unto the sons of promise made of none effect. men, as it is now revealed unto his

The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 15. holy Apostles and Prophets by the A ND it came to pass, as the an- Spirit; that the Gentiles should be

gels were gone away from fellow-heirs, and of the same body, them into heaven, the 'shepherds and partakers of his promise in said one to another, Let us now go Christ, by the Gospel: whereof I even unto Bethlehem, and see this was made a minister, according to thing which is come to pass, which the gift of the grace of God, given the Lord hath made known unto us. unto me by the effectual working of And they came with haste, and his power. Unto me, who am less found Mary and Joseph, and the than the least of all saints, is this babe lying in a manger. And grace given, that I shoull preach when they had seen it, they made among the Gentiles the unsearchknown abroad the saying which able riches of Christ; and to make was told them concerning this child. all men sec what is the fellowship And all they that heard it wondered of the mystery, which from the be at those things which were told them ginning of the world hath been hid by the shepherds. But Mary kept in God, who created all thirgs by all these things, and pondered them Jesus Christ: 'to the intent that in her heart. And the shepherds now unto the principalities and returned, glorifying and praising powers in heavenly places nsight be God for all the things that they nad known, by the Church, the mani heard and seen, as it was told unto fold wisdom of God, according to

the eternal purpose which he pur- The first Sunday after the Epiposed in Christ Jesus our Lord; in

phamg. whom we have boldness and access

The Collect. with confidence by the faith. of O LORD, we beseech thee mere E

cifully to receive the prayers

of thy people who call upon thee; The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 1.

and grant that they may both perWHEN Jesus was born in Beth-ceive and know what things they

lehem of Judea, in the days ought to do, and also may have of Herod the king, behold, there grace and power faithfully to ful. came wise men from the east to hl the same, through Jesus Christ Jerusalem, saying, Where is he our Lord. Amen. that is born King of the Jews ? for The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1. we have seen his star in the east

, I BESEECH you therefore, breWhen Herod the king had heard that ye present your bodies a livthese things, he was troubled, and ing sacrifice, holý, acceptable unto áll Jerusalem with him. And when God, which is your reasonable gerhe had gathered all the chief priests vice. And be not conformed to and scribes of the people together, this world; but be ye transformed he demanded of them where Christ by the renewing of your mind, that should be born. And they said un- ye may prove what is that good, to him, in Bethlehem of Judea : and acceptable, and perfect will of For thus it is written by the Pro-God. For I say, through the grace phet

, And thou Bethlehem in the given unto me, to every man that land of Juda, art not the least is among you, not to think of himamong the princes of Juda, for out self more highly than he ought to of thee shall come a Governor that think, but to think soberly, accordshall rule mg people Israel. Then ing as God hath dealt to every man Herod, when he had privily called the measure of faith. For as we the wise men, inquired of them dili- have many members in one body, gently what time the star appeared. and all members have not the same And he sent them to Bethlehem, office; so we, being many, are one and said, Go, and search diligently body in Christ, and every ine memfor the young child, and when yebers one of another. have found him, bring me word The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 41. enim, that I may come and wor; NOW his parents went to Teru: heard the king, they departed; and of the passover. And when he was lo , the star which they saw in the twelve years old, they went up to east went before them, till it came Jerusalem, after the custom of the and stood over where the young leust. And when they had fulfilled

When they saw the the days, as they returned, the star, they rejoiced with exceeding child Jesus tarried behind in Jeru. great joy. And when they were salem; and Joseph and his mother come into the house, they saw the knew not of it. But they, supposing young child with Mary his mother, lrim to have been in the company, and fell down and worshipped him went a day's journey, and they And when they had opened their sought him among their kinsfolk treasures, they presented unto him and acquaintance. And when they gifts; gold, and frankincense, and found him not, they turned back myrrh. And being warned of God again to Jerusalem, seeking him. in a dream, that they should not And it came to pass, that after three return to Herod, they departed days they found him in the temple, into their own country another sitting in the midst of the

doctors, 'both hearing them, and asking them

child was.

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questions. And all that heard him curse not. Rejoice with them that is were astonishied at his understand- do rejoice, and weep with them that is ing and answers. And when they weep. Be of the same mind one i saw him, they were amazed: and towards another. Mind not high his mother said unto him,, Son, things, but condescend to men of a why hast thou thus dealt with us ? low estate. behold, thy father and I have sought| The Gospel. St. John ii. l. thee sorrowing: . And he said unto A

ND the third day there was the them, How is it that ye sought me? marriage in Cana of Galilee, wist ye not that I must be about and the mother of Jesus was there. my Father's business? And they And both Jesus was called, and his understood not the saying which disciples, to the marriage. And he spake unto them. And he went when they wanted wine, the mother down with them, and came to Na- of Jesus saith unto him, They have zareth, and was subject unto them: no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Wobut his mother kept all these say- man, what have I to do with thee? ings in her heart." And Jesus in- mine hour is not yet come. His creased in wisdom, and stature, mother saith unto the servants, ze &nd in favour with God and man.

Whatsoever he saith unto you, do

it.' And there were set there six The second Sunday after the Epi

water-pots of stone, after the man

ner of the purifying of the Jews, phang.

containing two or three firkins a The Collect.

piece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill God, who dost govern all they filled them up to the brim. things in heaven and earth; mer- Aud he saith unto them, Draw out cifully hear the supplicaủons of thy now, and bear unto the governor people, and grant us thy peace all of the feast. And they bare it, The days of our life, through Jesus When the ruler of the feast had Christ our Lord. Amen.

tasted the water that was made The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6. wine, and knew not whence it was HAVING then gifts, differing

ac- (but the servants which drew the cording to the grace that is water knew) the governor of the given to us, whether prophecy, let feast called the bridegroom, and us prophesy according to the pro- saith unto him, Every man at the portion of faith; or ministry, let beginning doth set forth good wine, us wait on our ministering; or he and when men have well drunk, that teacheth, on teaching; or he then that which is worse: but thou that exhorteth, on exhortation : he hast kept the good wine until now. that giveth, let him do it with sim- This beginning of miracles did Je. plicity; he that ruleth, with dili- sus in Cana of Galilee, and mani. gence; he that showeth mercy, fested forth his glory, and his diswith cheerfulness. Let love beciples believed on him. without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which the third Sunday after the Epi. is good. Be kindly affectioned one

phamg. to another with brotherly love, in

The Collect. honour preferring one another: spirit ; serving the Lord, rejoicing infirmities, and in all our

dangera not slothful in business servent in ALMIGHTY and everlasting in hope; patient in tribulation and necessities stretch forth thy continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints: right hand to help and defend us

, given to hospitality. Bless them through Jesus Christ our Lord which persecute you; bless, and Amen

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one bim, See thou tell no man, but go that be are ordained of God. Who

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. the kingdom of heaven: But the the BE got wise in your own con-children of the kingdom shall be

ceits. Recompense to no man cast out into outer darkness; there Har evil for evil. Provide things honest shall be weeping and gnashing of

the sight of all men. Il it be pos- teeth. And Jesus said unto the

sible, as much as lieth in you, live Centurion, Go thy way, and as Ei peaceably with all men. Déarly thou hast believed, so bé it done Er beloved, avenge not yourselves, but; unto thee. And his servant wa.

rather give place unto wrath; Por healed in the self-same hour. se it is written, Vengeance is mine; as ! will repay, saith the Lord. There- The fourth Sunday after the Epi fore, if thine enemy hunger, feed

phang: ex him; if he thirst, give him drink:

The Collect. forin so doing thou sialt heap coals O GOD, who knowest us to be of evil, but overcome evil with good. great dangers, that by reason of the

The Gospel St. Matt. viji. 1. Trailty of our nature we cannot al. TW!

THEN he was come down from ways stand upright; grant to us

the mountain, grent inultitudes such strength and protection, as followed him. And behold, there may support us in all dangers, and

came a leper and worshipped him, carry us through all temptations, is saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou through Jesus Christ our Lord. i canst make me clean. And Jesus Ainen. Es put forth his hand, and touched The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1.

him
, saying, I will be thou

clean. LET every soul be subject mato cleansed. And Jesus saith unto is no power but of God: the powers

thy way, show thyself to the priest, soever, therefore, resisteth the * and offer the gift that Moses com- power, resisteth the ordinance of * manded for a testimony into them. God: and they that resist

shall reAnd when Jesus was entered into ceive to themselves damnation. For

Capernaum, there came unto him rulers are not a terror to good - Centurion, beseeching him, and works, but to ine evil. Wilt thou == saying, Lord, my servant lieth at then not be afraid of the power?

home sick of the palsy, grievously do that which is good, and thou as tormented. And Jesus saith unto shalt have praise of the same: for

him, I will come and heal bim. he is the minister of God to thee for

The Centurion answered and said, good. But if thou do that which is Plus Lord, I am not worthy that thoa evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not

shouldest come under my roof; but the sword in vain : for he is the vant shall be healed. For he area, and my a

am a cute wrath upon him that doeth, man under authority, having sol- evil

. Wherefore ye must needs be ne: and I say unto subject, not only for wrath, but also this man, Go, and he goeth; and for conscience sake. For this to anotner, Come, and he cometh; cause pay ye tribute also; for they and to my servant, Do this, and he are God's ministers, attending condoeth it. When Jesus heard it, he tinually upon this very thing. Rena,

marvelled, and said to them that der, therefore, to all their dues; *** followed," Verily I say unto you, I tribute to whom tribute is due, eus

bare not found so great faith, no tom to whom custom, fear to whom i tot in Israel. And I say unto you, fear, honour to whom honour.

The Gospel. St. Matt. viü. 29. and prest, and shall sit down with AND shin, his disciples followed Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in

diers under

hiin. And behold, there arose a The Epistle. Col. iii. 12. great tempest in the sea, insomuch PUT on therefore (as the elect that the ship was covered with the of God, holy and beloved waves; but he was asleep. And bowels of mercies, kindness, hum his disciples came to him, and bleness of mind, meekness, long awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, suffering; forbearing one another we perish. And he saith unto them, and forgiving one another, if any Why are ye fearful, 0 ye of little man have a quarrel against any; faith? Then he arose, and rebuked even as Christ forgave you, so alsó the winds and the sea, and there do ye. And, above all these things, was a great calm. But the men put on Charity, which is the bond marvelled, saying, What manner of perfectness. And let the peace of man is this, that even the winds of God rule in your hearts, to the and the sea obey him?' And when which also ye are called in one he was come to the other side, into body; and be ye thankful. Let the the country of the Gergesenes, word of Christ dwell in you richly there met him l.vo possessed with in all wisdom ; teaching and admo. devils, coming out of the tombs, ex- nishing one another in psalms, and ceeding fierce, so that no man might hymns, and spiritual songs; sing. paso by that way. And behold, ing with grace in your hearts to this they cried out, saying, What have Lord. And whatsoever ye do in we to do with thee, Jesus, thc:u Son word or deed, do all in the name of of God? art thou come hither to the Lord Jesus; giving thanks to torment us before the time? And God and the Father by him, there was a good way off from them The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 24. an herd of many swine, feeding. The kingdom of heaven is liken: If thou cast us out, suffer us to go good seed in his field. But while away into the herd of swine. Apd men slept, his encmy came and he said unto them, Go. And when sowed tares among the wheat, and they were come out, they went into went his way. Bu? when the blado the herd of swine; and behold, the was sprung up, and brought forth whole herd of swine ran violently iruit, then appeared the tares alsa down a stecp place into the sea, So the servants of the householde and perished in the waters. And came and said unto him, Sir, didst they that kept them fled, and went not thou sow good seed in thy field? their ways into the city, and told from whence then hath it tares every thing, and what was befallen He said unto them, An enemy hath to the possessed of the devils. And done this. The servants said unto behold, the whole city came out to him, Wilt thou then that we go and mcet Jesus; and when they saw gather them up ? Bat he said, Nay; him, they besought him, that he lest, while ye gather up the tares, would depart out of their coasts. ye root up also the wheat with

them. Let both grow together The fifth Sunday after the Epi- of harvest I will say to the reapers,

until the harvest; and in the time phang.

Gather ye together first the tares, The Collect.

and bind them in bundles to bura O LORD, we beseech thee to them; but gather the wheat into

keep thy Church and House-my barn. hoid continually in thy true religion, that they who do lean only The sixth Sunday after the Epis: upon the hope of thy heavenly

phang: grace, may evermore be defended

The Collect. by thy mighty, power, through Je- O GOD, whose blessed

Son was pianifested that he might door

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