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fear, in holiness and righteousness was sleeping between two soldiers, before him, all the days of our life. bound with two chains; and the And thou, child, shalt be called the keepers before the door kept the prophet of the Highest: for thou prison. And behold, the angel of shalt go before the face of the Lord, the Lord came-upon him, and a to prepare his ways; to give know- light shined in the prison : and le ledge of salvation unto his people by smote Peter on the sile, and raiseu the remission of their sins, througii him up, saying, Arise up quickly. the tender mercy of our Gal; And his chains fell off from 'his whereby the Day-spring from on hands. And the angel sail unto him, high hath visited us, to give light Gird thyself, and bind on thy santo them that sit in darkness, and in dals: and so he did. And he saith the shadow of death, to guide our unto him, Cast thy garment about feet into the way of peace. And thee, and follow me. And he went the child grew, and waxed strong out, and followed him ; and wist in spirit; and was in the descrts till not that it was true which was clone the day of his showing untu Israel. by the angel; but thought he saw a

vision. When they were past the Saint Peter's Day. first and the second warl, they came The Collect.

unto the iron gate that léarleth mien O , ,

Jesus Christ, didst give to thy its own accord : and they went out, Apostle Saint Peter many excellent and passed on through one street, gifts, and commandedlst him earnest- and forth with the angel departed lv to feed thy flock; make, we be- from him. And when Peter was seech thec, all Bishops and Pastors come to himself, he saitl, Now diligently to preach thy holy Wor, know of a surety that the Lord hath and the people obediently to follow sent his angel, and hath delivereri the same, that they may receive the me out of the hand of Herol, and crown of everlasting glory, through from all the expectation of the pet Jesus Christ our Lori. Amen.

ple of the Jews. For the Fpistle. Acts xii. 1. The Gospel. St. Matt. xvi. 13.

HEN Jesus came into the king stretched forth his hands


coasts of Cæsare: Philippi, he to vex certain of the Church. And asked his disciples, saying, Whom he killed James the brother of John do men say that I, the son of man, with the swoul. And because he am? And they sail, Some say that saw il pieased the Jews, he proceel- thou art John the Baptist; some, el fiuther to take Peter also. Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one (Then were the days of unleavenedl of the pm;thets. He saith onto biral.) And when he had appre-them, B:it whom say 'e that I am? hen:led him, he put him in prison, And Simon Peter answerell anul and delivered him to four quater- sail, Thou art Christ, the Son of nions of solliers, to keep him ; in-the living Gol. And Jesus answer. tending after Easter to bring himsel an: saill imto him, Blesseul art forth to the people. Peter there-thou, Simon Barjona: för flestrand fore was kept in prison ; but praver blood hath not revealeul it into thee, wus male without ceasing of the but my Father which is in heaven. Church into God for him. And|And I say also unto thee, that thou when Herol would liave troughtfart Peter, and upon this rock I will him forth, the same night leter build iny Church : and the gates of

hell shall not prevail against it., these my two sons may sit, the one And I will give unto thee the keys on thy right hand, and the other on of the kingdom of heaven: and the left, in thy kingdom. But Je. whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, sus answered and said, Ye know shall be bound in heaven; and not what ye ask. Are ye able to whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, drink of the cup that I shall drink shall be loosed in heaven.

of, and to be baptized with the

baptism that I am baptized with? Saint James the Apostle. They say unto him. We are able. The Collect.

And he saith unto them, Ye shall GRANT, merciful God, that drink indeed, of my cup, and be

0 as thine holy Apostle Saint baptized with the baptism that I James, leaving his father and all am baptized with ; but to sit on my that he had, without delay was obe- right hand, and on my left, is not dient unto the calling of thy Son mine to give; but it shall be given Jesus Christ, and followed hiin; so to them for whom it is prepared of we, forsaking all worldly and car- my Father. And when the ten nal affections, may, be evermore heard it, they were moved with inready to follow thy holy command- dignation against the two brethren. ments, through Jesus Christ our But Jesus called them unto hir, Lord. Amen.

and said, Ye know that the princes For the Epistle. Acts xi. 27. and of the Centiles exercise dominion

part of Chapter xii. over them, and they that are great I :

those days came prophets exercise authority upon them. But And there stood up one of them whosoever will be great among you, named Agabus, and signified by the let him be your minister; and Spirit, that there should be great whosoever will be chief among you, dearth throughout all the world : let him be your servant: Even as which came to pass in the days of the Son of man came not to be mi. Claudius Cæsar. Then the disci- nistered unto, but to minister, and ples, every man according to his to give his life a ransom for many. ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Saint Bartholomew the Apostle. Judea. Which also they did, and

The Collect. sent it to the elders by the hands of Almighty and everlasting God, that time, Hemd the king stretched Bartholomew grace truly to believe forth his hands to vex certain of the and to preach thy word;

grant, we Church. And he killed James the beseech thee, unto thy Church, lo brother of John with the sword. love that word which he believed ; And because he saw it pleased the and both to preach and receive the Jews, he proceeded further to take same, through Jesus Christ our Peter also.

Lord. Amen. The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 20. For the Epistle. Acts v. 12. THEN

came to him the mother By the hands of the Apostles

of Zebedee's with her sons, worshipping him, and de- wrought among the people, (and siring a certain thing of him. And they were all with one accoril in he said unto her, What wilt thou ? Solomon's porch. And of the rest the saith unto linu, Grant that dust no man join himself to them;

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but the people magnified them. The Epistle. 2 Cor. iv. 1. And believers were the more add


THEREFORE, seeing we have ell to the Lord, multitudes both this ministry, as we have reof men and women) insomuch that,ceived mercy, we faint not; but they brought forth the sick into the have renounced the hidden things streets, anil laid them on beds and of dishonesty, not walking in cratiicouches, that at least the shadow of ness, nor handling the Word of Peter passing by might overshadow God deceitfully, but by manitestasome of them. There came also tion of the truth, commending our a multitude out of the cities selves to every man's conscience in round about unto Jerusalem, bring- the sight of God. But if our gos. ing sick folks, and them which were pel be hid, it is hid to them ihat vexed with unclean spiriis; and are lost : In whom the God of this they were healed every one. world hath blinded the minds of The Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 24. them which believe not, lest the

them, which of them should who is the image of Gol, should be accounted the greatest. And he shine unto them. For we preach said unto them, The kings of the nut ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Gentiles exercise lurdship over Lord; and ourselves your servants them; and they that exercise autho- for Jesus' sake. För Gol, who rity upon them are called benefac-commanded the light to shine out tors. But ye shall not be so: but of darkness, hath shined in our he that is greatest among you, let hearts, to give the light of the know. him be as the younger; and he that ledge of die glory of God, in the is chief, as he that doth serve. For face of Jesus Christ. whether is greater, he that sitteth The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 9. , A

ND as Jesus passed forth from he that citteth at meat ? but I am thence, he saw a man nained among you as he that serveth. Ye Matthew sitting at the receipt nt are they which have continued with custom: and he saith unto him, me in my tomptations. And I ap- Follow me. And he arose, and fol, point unto you a kingdom, as niy lowed him. And it carde to pass, Father hath appointed unto me; as Jesus sat at meat in the house, that ye may eat and drink at my behold many publicans and sinners table in my kingilom, and on came and sat down with him and his thrones, judging the twelve tribes disciples. And when the Pharisees of Israel.

saw it, they said unto his disciples,

Why eateth your Master with pub. Saint Matthew the Apostle. licans and sinners? But when Jesus The Collect.

heard that, he said unto them, They O Almighty God, who by thy that be whole, need not a physician,

blessed Son dilst call Matthew but they that are sick. But go ye from the receipt of custom, to be and learn what that meancth, I will an Apostle and Evangelist ; grant have mercy, and not sacrifice; for us grace to forsake all covelous de- I am not come to call the righteous, sires, and inordinate iove of riches; but sinners to repentance. and to follow the same thy Son Je- Saint Michael und all Angels. sus Christ, who liveth and reigneth

The Collect. with thee and Holy , Guri, world without end.hateneo Everlasting Gol, who hast or,

dained and constituted the ser, vices of Angels and men in a won- shall receive one such little child derful order; mercifully grant, in my name, receiveth me. But that as thy holy Angels always do whoso shall offend one of these little thee service in heaven; so, by thy ones which believe in me, it were appointment, they may succour and better for him that a millstone were defend us on earth, throug.. Jesus hanged about his neck, and that he Christ viir Lord. Amen. were drowned in the depth of the F'or the Epistle. Rev. xii. 7. sea. Woe unto the world because

Michael and his Angels fought that offences come : but woe to that ayuinst the dragon ; and the dragon man by whom the offence comelhı. fouglıl and his angels, and prevail- Wherefore, if thy hand or thy font ed not; neither was their place offend thee, cut them off, and cast found any more in heaven. And them from thee: it is better for the great dragon was cast out, that thee to enter into life hait or maimold serpent, called the devil and ed, rather than having two hands satan, which deceiveth the whole or two feet, to be cast into everlastworld: he was cast out into the ing fire. And if thine eye oftend carth, and his angels were cast out thee, pluck it out, and cast it fium with him. And I nearl a loud voice thee: it is better for thee to enter sayi.g in heaven, Now is come salva- into life with one eye, rather than tion and strength, and the kingrlom having two eyes, to be cast into of our Gov!, and the power of his hell fire. Take heed that ye des. Christ: for the accuser of our bre- pise not one of these little ones : for thren is cast, down, which accused I say unto you, T'hat in heaven their them before our God day and night. angel3 do always behold the face of And they overcame him by theblond my Father which is in heaven. of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they lovedl not Saint Luke the Evangelist. their lives onto the death. There

The Collect. Sve rejvice, ye heavens, and ye that ALMIGHTY God, who calledst dwell in them. to

Luke the Physician, whose bitants of the carth and of the sea :(praise is in the Gospel, to be an for the devil is come down unto Evangelist and Physician of the you, having great wrath, because soul; may it please tee, that by the he knoweth that he hath but a wholesome medicines of the doc. short time.

trine delivered by him, a!l the disThe Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 1. cases of our souls may be healed,

T the same time came the dis-through the merits of thy Son Jesus is the greatest in the kinglom of T'he Epistle. 2 Tim. iv. 5. heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the WATCH thou in all things, en

dure afflictions, do the work midst of them, and said, Verily I of an Evangelist, make full pron say unto you, Except ye be convert- of thy ministry. For I am now ed, and become as little children, ready to be offered, and the time ye shall not enter into the kingdom of my departure is at hand. I have of heaven. Whosoever therefore fought a good fight, I have finished shall humble himself as this little my course, I have kept the faith. child, the same is greatest in the Henceforth there is laid up for me kingdom of heaven. And whosola crown of righteousness, which the Lord the righteous Judge shall give tion of the Apostles and Prophets, mc at that day: and not to me only, Jesus Christ himself being the head but unto all them also that love his corner-stone; granč us so to be appearing. Do thy diligence to joined together in unity of spirit come shortly unto me: For Demas by their doctrine, that we may be hath forsaken me, having loved this made an holy temple acceptable present world, and is departed unto unto thee, through Jesus Christ Thessalonica ; Crescens to Gala- our Lord. Amen. tia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only The Epistle. St. Jude i. Lolike is with me. Take Mark and JUDE, the servant of Jesus Christ, bring him with thee: for he is pro- and fitable to me for the ministry. And that are sanctified by God the Fa. Tychicus have I sent lo Fphesus. ther, and preserved in Jesus Christ, The cloak that I left at 'Troas with and called: Mercy unto you, and Carpus, when thou comest, bring peace and love be multiplied. Bewith thee, and the books, but espe-loved, when I gave all diligence to cially the parchments. Alexander write unto you of the common salthe coppersmith did me much evil : vation, it was necdful for me lo the Lord reward him according to write unto you, and exhort you, his works. Of whom be thou ware that ye should earnestly contend also, for he hath greatly withstool for the faith which was once deli. our worls.

vered unto the saints. For there The Gospel. St. Luke x. 1. are certain men crept in una wares,

venty also, and sent them two this condemnation ; ungally men, and two before his face into every turning the grace of our God into city and place, whither he himself lasciviousness, and denying the only would come. Therefore said he Lon! God, and our Lord Jesus unto them, The harvest truly is Christ. I will therefore put you great, but the labourers are few : in remembrance, though ye once pray șe therefore the Lorl of the knew this, how that the Lord liar. harvest, that he woukl send forth ing saved the people out of the labourers into his harvest. Go your land of Egypt, afterward destmoyed ways ; behold, I send you forth as them that believed not. And the lambs among wolves. Carry nei- angels which kept not their first ther purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; estate, but left their own habitation, and salute no man by the way. he hath reserved in everlasting And into whatsocver house ye en-chains under darkness, unto the ter, first say, Peace be to this house. judgment of the great day. Even And if the son of peace be there, as Salom and Gomorrha, and the your peace shall rest upon it: if cities about them, in like inanner not, it shall turn to you again. And giving themselves over to fornicain the same house remain, eating tion, and going after strange flesh, and drinking such things as they are set forth for an example, sufgive : for the labourer is worthy of fering the vengeance of eternal fore. his hire.

Likewise also these filthy dreamers Saint Simon and Saint Jude, defile the flesh, despise dominion, Apostles.

and speak evil of dignities. The Collect.

The Gospel. St. John xv. 17. Almighty God, who hast built

that ye love one another. If

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