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stroy the works of th devil, and she is in the desert; go not forth. make us the sons of God, and heirs behold, he is in the secret cham

of eternal life; grant us, we be-bers; believe it not. For as the le seech thee, that having this hope, lightning cometh out of the east,

we may purify ourselves, even as he and shineth even unto the west ; so is pure; that when he shall appear shall also the coming of the Son of again with power and great glory, man be. For wheresoever the carwe may be made like unto him in case is, there will the eagles be gahis eternal and glorious kingdom ; thered together. Immediately after where, with thee, O Father, and the tribulation of those days, shall thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and the sun be darkened, and the moon

reigneth, ever one God, world with shall not give her light, and the pohled out end. Amen.

stars, shall fall from heaven, and The Epistle. 1 John iii. 1. the powers of the heavens shall be BEHOLD what manner of love shaken. And then shall appear the

the Father hath bestowed upon sign of the Son of man in heaven;

that we should be called the and then shall all the tribes of the sons of God; therefore the world earth mourn, and they shall see the knoweth us not because it knew Son of man coming in the clouds him not. Beloved," now are we of heaven, with power and great the sons of God; and it doth not glory. And he shall send his anyet appear what we shall be : but gels with a great sound of a trumwe know, that when he shall ap-pet, and they shall gather together pear, we shall be like him; for we his elect from the four winds, from shall see him as he is.

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one end of heaven to the other. man that hath this hope in him pu3 rifięth himself, even as he is pure. The Sunday called Septuagesima,

Whosoever committeth sin, transgresseth also the law, for sin is the

or the third Sanday before Lent. transgression of the law. And ye

The Collect. know that he was manifested to O LORD, we beseech thee fa: take away our sins; and in him is vourably to hear the prayers

of no sin. Whosoever abideth in him, thy people, that we, who are justly sinneth not: whosoever sinneth punished for our offences, may be hath not seen him, neither known mercifully delivered by thy gond. him. Little children, let no man ness, for the glory of thy name, deceive you: he that doeth right through Jesus Christ our Saviour, eousness is righteous, even as he is who liveth and reigneth with thee righteous. He that committeth sin and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, s of the devil; for the devil sinneth world without end. Amen. from the beginning. For this pur

The Epistle.' i Cor. ix. 24. pose the Son of God was manifest- KNOW ye not, that they which ed, that he might destroy the works

run ir a race, run all, but one of the devil.

receiveth the prize? So run, that The Gospel St. Matt, xxiv. 23.

ye may obtain. And every man THEN if any man shall say un

that'striveth for the mastery, is temto you, Lo, here is Christ, or perate in all things. Now they do

believe it not. For there it to obtain a corruptible crown, but shall arise false Christs and false we an incorruptible. I therefore so prophets, and shall show great signs run, not as uncertainly; so fight 1, and wonders; insomuch that if not as one that beateth the air it were possible) they shall de But I keep under my body, and ceive the very elect. Behold, I

bring it into subjection, lest that have told you before. Wherefore,

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The Sun by called Sexagesima

or the second Sunday before Lena THE kingdom of heaven is like

The Collect. holder, which went out early in the O LORD God, who seest that we morning to hire labourers into his that we do; mercifully grant that

put not our trust in any thing vineyard. And when he had agreed by thy power we may be defended with the labourers for a penny a against all adversity, through Jesus day, he sent them into his vineyard: Christ our Lord. Amen. And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle The Epistle. 2 Cor. xi. 19. in the market-place, and said unto YE suffer fools gladly, seeing ye them, Go ye also into the vineyard,

. and whatsoever is right I will give suffer if a man bring you into bonyon. And they went their way. dage, if a man devour you, if a man Again he went out about the sixth take of you, if a man exalt himself

, and ninth hour, and did likewise. if a man smite you on the face. 1. And about the eleventh hour he speak as concerning reproach, as went out, and found others standing though we had been weak: howe idle, and saith unto them, Why beit, whereinsoever any is bold, (1 stand ye here all the day idle ? speak foolishly) I am bold also. They say unto him, Because no Are they Hebrews ? so am 1: are man hath hired us. He saith unto they Israelites ? so am I: are they them, Go ye also into the vineyard, the seed of Abraham ? so am 1: and whatsoever is right, that shall are they ministers of Christ? (0) ye receive.

So when even was speak as a fool) I am more: In lao come, the lord of the vineyard saith bours more abundant;, in stripes unto his steward, Call the labour-above measure ; in prisons more ers, and give them their hire, be- frequent; in deaths oft. of the ginning from the last unto the first. Jews five times received I forty And when they came, that were stripes save one; thrice was I beat hired about the eleventh hour, they en with rods; once was I stoned received every man a penny. But thrice I suffered shipwreck; a nigh when the first came, they supposed and a day have I been in the deep that they should have received in journeyings often; in perils o more ; and they likewise received waters; in perils of robbers; i every man a penny. And when perils by mine own countrymen they had received it, they murmur- in perils by the heathen; in peri ed against the good man of the in the city; in perils in the wilder house, saying, These last have ness; in perils in the sea; in peril: wrought but one hour, and thou hast among false brethren; in wearines made them equal unto us, which and painfulness; in watchings of have borne the burden and heat of jen; in hunger and thirst; in fast the day. But he answered one of ings often; in cold and nakedness them, and said, Friend, I do thee besides those things that are with no wrong ; didst thou not agree with out, that which cometh upon m me for a penny? Take that thine daily, the care of all the Churche is, and go thy way; I will give unto Who is weak, and I am not weak this last even as unto thee. Is it who is offended, and I burn not not lawful for me to do what I will If I must needs glory, I will glor witłe mine own? Is thine eye evil of the things which concern min because I am good ? So the last infirmities. The God and Fathe shall be first, and the first last ; lof our Lord Jesus Christ, which for many be called, but few cho-blessed for evermore, knoweth the

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The Gospel. St. Luke viji. 4. fcharity, the very bond of peace, and Sunday bini WHEN much people were ga- of all virtues, without which, who Collect

. thered together, and were soever liveth is counted dead before 1, who gets come to him out of every city, he thee: Grant this for thine only Son Etrust in eri spake by a parable: A sowver went Jesus Christ's sake. Amen. ercilulyo out to sow his seed, and as he sow The Epistle. 1 Cor. xiii. 1. e map belde ed, some fel by the way-side, and THOUGH I speak with the rsity, threw it was trodden down, and the fowls tongues of men and of angels,

of the air devoured it; and some and have not charity, I am become fell upon a rock, and as soon as it as sounding brass or a tinkling was sprung up, it withered away cymbal : And though I have the because it lacked moisture; and gist of prophecy, and understand all some fell among thorns, and the mysteries, and all knowledge; and thorns

sprang up with it, and though I have all faith, so that I etour so, le choaked it; and other fell on good could remove mountains, and have

fruit an hundred fold. " And when though bestow all my goods to Erning reporting he had said these things, he cried, feed the poor, and though I give my

He that hath ears to hear, let him body to be burned, and have not

hear. And his disciples asked him, charity, it profiteth me nothing. bere saying, What might this parable Charity suffereth long,

and is kind; #s? 50 27. be? And he said, Unto you it is charity envieth not; charity vauntso am I: 1 given to know the mysteries of the eth not itself; is not puffed up; doth

kingdom of God; but to others in not behave itself unseemly; seekparables: that seeing they might eth not her own; is not easily pro

pot see, and hearing they might not voked; thinketh no evil; rejoiceth undant;" understand. Now the parable is not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the in prises this : the seed is the word of God. truth; beareth all things, believeth Faths ort, Those by the way-side are they that all things, hopeth all things, endu-.

bear; then cometh the devil, and reth all things. Charity never thrice was taketh

away the word out of their faileth : but whether there be probearts

, lest they should believe and phecies, they shall fail; whether be saved. They on the rock are there

be tongues, they shall cease; they, which, when they hear, re- whether there be knowledge, it ceive the word with joy; and these shall vanish away. For we know have no root, which for a while be- in part, and we prophecy in part. lieve

, and in time of temptation fall But when that which is perfect is away. And that which fell among come, then that which is in part thorns are they which, when they shall be done away. When I was

have heard, go forth, and are choak- a child, I spake as a child, I undered with cares, and riches, and plea- stood as a child, I thought as a

kares of this lifc, and bring no fruit child; but when I became a man, d thirst to perfection. But that on the good I put away childish things. For

fround are they, which, in an ho- now we see through a glass darkly; nest and good heart, having heard but then face to face: now I know the word, keep it, and bring forth in part; but then shall I know

even as also I am known. And

, , or the next Sunday before Lent. these is charity. The Collect

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cifully hear our prayers, put him to death; and the third spare all those who confess ti day he shall rise again. And they sins umto thee; that they, whose understood none of these things : sciences by sin are accused, by and this saying was hid froin them, merciful pardon may be absolv neither knew they the things which through Christ our Lord. Am were spoken. And it came to pass, richo, a certain blind man sat by sion upon all men, and hatest that as he was come nigh_unto Je-O MOST mighty God, and m what it meant. And they told him, but rather that he should turn

fro ing the multitude pass by, he asked thing that thou hast made ; w

wouldest not the death of a sinne that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by: his sin, and be saved ; merciful And he cried, saying, Jesus thou Son of David, have mercy on me. and comfort us, who are grieve

forgive us our trespasses ; receiAud they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his and wearied with the burden of o peace; but he cried so much the have mercy; to thee only it appen

sins. Thy property is always more,'Thou Son of David, have taineth to forgive sins: spare u mercy on me, And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought people, whom thou hast redeemed

therefore, good Lord, spare th unto hini: and when he was come necr, he asked him, saying, What

enter not into judgment with thy wilt thou that I should do unto thee? servants, who are vile earth, an And he said, Lord, that I may re, thine anger from us, who ineekaj

miserable sinrers; but so turt ceive iny sight. And Jesus said unto iim, Receive thy sight; thy truly repent us of our faults; and

acknowledge our vileness, and diately he received his sight, and so make haste to help us in this followed him, glorifying God: and world, that we pay ever live with all the people when they saw it, thee in the world ta come, through

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. gave praise unto God.

1 'l'hen shall the People say this that The first day of Lent, commonly followeth, after ths Minisier. called Äsh-Wednesday. TURN thou us, 1 gond Lord, The Collect.

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God, who hatest nothing that able to thy people, aha turn to thou hast made, and dost forgive thee in weeping, fasting and pray the sins of all those who are peni-ing. For thou art a meruf u God, tent; create and make in us new full of compassion, long-suffering, and contrite hearts, that we, wor- and of great pity. Thou sparest thily lamenting our sins and ac- when we deserve punishment, and knowledging our wretchedness, in thy wrath thinkest upon mercy. may obtain of thee, the God of all Spare thy people, good Lord, spare mercy, perfect remission and for them; and let not thine heritage giveness, through Jesus Christ our be brought to confusion. Hear us, Lord. Amen.

O Lord, for thy mercy is great ; This Collect is to be read every day and after the multitude of thy me: in Lent, after the Collect appointed cies look upon us, through the me for the day.

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For the Epistle. Joel ii. 12. The first Sunday in Lent. TURN ye even to me, saith the The Collect.

Lord, with all your heart, and O LORD, why for our sake didst thee,

and with mourning. And "rend give us grace to use such abstinence,
your heart, and not your garments, that our flesh being subdued to the
and turn unto the Lord your God : Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly
for he is gracious and merciful, motions in righteousness and true
slow to anger, and of great kind-holiness, to thy honour and glory,
ness, and repenteth him of the who livest and reignest with the
evil. Who knoweth if he will re- Father and the Holy Ghost, one
tarn, and repent, and leave a bless- God, world without end. Amen.
ing behind him, even a meat-offer The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1.
ing and a drink-offering unto the We then, as workers together
pet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a that ye receive not the grace of
solemn assembly, gather the peo-God sn vain : (For he saith, I have
ple, sanctify the congregation, as heard thee in a time accepted, and
semble the elders, gather the chil- in the day of salvation have I suc-

dren and those that suck the coured thee: 'behold, now is the acTEERDS breasts ; let the bridegroom go cepted time; behold, now is the

forth of his chamber, and the bride day of salvation, giving no offence out of her closet; let the priests, in any thing, that the ministry be the ministers of the Lord, weep be- not blamed; but in all things aptween the porch and the altar, and proving ourselves as tne ministers let them say, Spare thy people, o of God, in much patience, in afflic

Lord, and give not thine heritage tions, in necessities, in distresses, earthy & to reproach, that the heathen should in stripes, in imprisonments, in tu

rule over them: wherefore should mults, in labours, in watchings, in they say among the people, Where fastings; by pureness, by knowtheir God?

ledge, by long-suffering, by kind

ness, by the Holy Ghost, by love The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 16, unfeigned, by the word of truth, by

the power of God, hy the armour WHEN ye fast, be not as the of righteousness on the right hand

hypocrites, of a sad counte- and on the left, by honour and disAlasce: for they disfigure their honour, by evil report and good reLaces, that they may appear unto port; as deceivers, and yet true; men to fast. Verily 1 say unto you, as unknown, and yet well-known; they have their reward.. But thou, as dying, and behold we live; as when thou fastest, anoint thine chastened, and not killed; as sorappear not unto men to fast, but poor, yet making many rich; as

thy Father which is in secret; having nothing, and yet possessing and thy Father which seeth in se-all things. cret, shall reward thee openly. The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. l. Lay not up for yourselves treasures THEN was Jesus led up of the doh corrupt, and where thieves be tempted of the devil: And when break through and steal: But lay he had fasted forty days and forty up for yourselves treasures in hea- nights, he was afterward an hunren, where neither moth nor rust gered. And when the tempter deth corrupt, and where thieves do came to him, he

said, If thou be not break through nor steal : For the Son of God, command that where your treasure is, there will these stones be made bread. But Tour heart be also.

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