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through Jesus Christ our Lord.ther, Lord of heaven and earth, be« Amen. cause thou hast hid these things from For the Epistle. Acts i. 15. the wise and prudent, and hast reIN those days Peter stood up in vealed them unto babes. Even so, the midst of the disciples, and Father, for so it seemed good in thy said, (the number of the names to-sight. All things are delivered unto gether were about an hundred and me of my Father; and no man twenty;) Men and brethren, this knoweth the Son but the Father; Scripture must needs have been neither knoweth any man the Fafulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by ther, save the Son, and he to whom the mouth of David spake before soever the Son will reveal him. concerning Judas, who was guide to Come unto me, all ye that labour them that took Jesus. For he was and are heavy laden, and I will give numbered with us, and had obtain-you rest. Take my yoke upon you, ed part of this ministry. Now this and learn of me; for I am meek man purchased a field with the re-and lowly in heart: and ye shall ward of iniquity; and failing head-find rest unto your souls. For my long, he burst asunder in the midst, yoke is easy, and my burthen is light. and all his bowels gushed out. And The Annunciation of the blessed it was known to all the dwellers at Virgin Mary. Jerusalem; insomuch as that field

The Collect.

is called in their proper tongue, WE beseech thee, O Lord, pour Aceldama, that is to say, The field thy grace into our hearts

of blood. For it is written in the that as we have known the incar book of Psalms, Let his habitation nation of thy Son Jesus Christ by be desolate, and let no man dwell the message of an angel; so by his therein and his Bishoprick let ano-cross and passion we may be brought ther take. Wherefore of these unto the glory of his resurrection, men, which have companied with through the same Jesus Christ our us all the time that the Lord Jesus Lord. Amen.

went in and out among us, beginning For the Epistie. Isa. vii. 10. from the baptism of John, unto that MOREOVER, the Lord spake same day that he was taken upfrom again unto Ahaz, saying, Ask us, must one be ordained to be a thee a sign of the Lord thy God; witness with us of his resurrection. ask it either in the depth, or in the And they appointed two, Joseph height above. But Ahaz said, I called Barsabas, who was surnamed will not ask, neither will I tempt Justus, and Matthias. And they the Lord. And he said, Hear ye prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which now, O house of David; Is it a knowest the hearts of all men, show small thing for you to weary men, whether of these two thou hast cho-but will ye weary my God also? sen; that he may take part of this Therefore the Lord himself shall ministry and apostleship, from which give you a sign: Behold, a virgin Judas by transgression fell, that he shall conceive, and bear a son, and might go tohis own place. And they shall call his name Immanuel. Butgave forth their lots; and the lotter and honey shall he eat, that he fell upon Matthias. And he was may know to refuse the evil, and numbered with the eleven Apostles. choose the good.

The Gospel. St. Matt. xi. 25.

T that time

The Gospel. St. Luke i.

Addie Jesus answered, AND in the sixth month, the

Angel Gabriel was sent from

truth of thy holy Gospel, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

God unto a city of Galilee, namedftrine, we may be established in the Nazareth, to a Virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the Vir- The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 7. gin's name was Mary. And the INTO every one of us is given angel came in unto her, and said, grace, according to the mea Hail, thou that art highly favoured, sure of the gift of Christ. Wherethe Lord is with thee; blessed art fore he saith, When he ascended thou among women. And when fup on high, he led captivity captive she saw him, she was troubled at and gave gifts unto men. (Now his saying, and cast in her mind that he ascended, what is it but that what manner of salutation this should he also descended first into the be. And the angel said unto her, lower parts of the earth? He that Fear not, Mary; for thou hast descended is the same also that as found favour with God. And behold cended up far above all heavens, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, that he might fill all things.) And and bring forth a son, and shalt call he gave some apostles, and some his name Jesus. He shall be great, prophets, and some evangelists, and and shall be called the Son of the some pastors and teachers; for the Highest; and the Lord God shall perfecting of the saints, for the work give unto him the throne of his fa- of the ministry, for the edifying of ther David. And he shall reign over the body of Christ; till we all come the house of Jacob for ever; and of in the unity of the faith, and of the his kingdom there shall be no end. knowledge of the Son of God, unto Then said Mary unto the angel, a perfect man, unto the measure of How shall this be, seeing I know not the stature of the fulness of Christ: a man? And the angel answered that we henceforth be no more and said unto her, The Holy Ghost children, tossed to and fro, and car shall come upon thee, and the pow-ried about with every wind of doc. er of the Highest shall overshadow trine, by the sleight of men, and thee: therefore also that holy thing cunning craftiness, whereby they which shall be born of thee, shall be lie in wait to deceive; but speaking called the Son of God. And behold, the truth in love, may grow up into thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also him in all things, which is the head conceived a son in her old age; and even Christ: From whom the this is the sixth month with her, whole body fitly joined together, who was called barren. For with and compacted by that which every God nothing shall be impossible. joint supplieth, according to the ef And Mary said, Behold the hand-fectual working in the measure of maid of the Lord; be it unto me every part, maketh increase of the according to thy word. And the body, unto the edifying of itself in angel departed from her. love.

Saint Mark's Day.
The Collect.


The Gospel. St. John xv. 1. Am the true vine, and my Fa ther is the husbandman. Every Almighty God, who hast in-branch in me that beareth not fruit, structed thy holy Church with he taketh away: and every branch he heavenly doctrine of thy Evan-that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, gelist Saint Mark; give us grace, that it may bring forth more fruit. that being not like children carried Now ye are clean through the away with every blast of vain doc-word which I have spoken unto

you. Abide in me, and I in you. her perfect work, that ye may be As the branch cannot bear fruit of perfect and entire, wanting nothing. itself, except it abide in the vine; If any of you lack wisdom, let him no more can ye, except ye abide in ask of God, that giveth to all men me. I am the vine, ye are the liberally, and upbraideth not; and branches. He that abideth in me, it shall be given him. But let him and I in him, the same bringeth ask in faith, nothing wavering: for forth much fruit: for without me he that wavereth is like a wave of ye can do nothing. If a man abide the sea, driven with the wind, and not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, tossed. For let not that man think and is withered; and men gather that he shall receive any thing of the them, and cast them into the fire, Lord. A double-minded man is unand they are burned. If ye abide in stable in all his ways. Let the bro me, and my words abide in you, ye ther of low degree rejoice in that he shall ask what ye wil, and it shall is exalted, but the rich in that he is be done unto you. Herein is my made low; because as the flower of Father glorified, that ye bear much the grass he shall pass away. For fruit; so shali ye be my disciples. the sun is no sooner risen with a As the Father hath loved me, so burning heat, but it withereth the have I loved you: continue ye in grass, and the flower thereof falleth, my love. If ye keep my command-and the grace of the fashion of it ments, ye shall abide in my love; perisheth: so also shall the rich even as I have kept my Father's man fade away in his ways. Blessed commandments, and abide in his is the man that endureth tempta love. These things have I spoken tion; for when he is tried, he shall unto you, that my joy might remain receive the crown of life, which the in you, and that your joy might be Lord hath promised to them that fuii. love him.


The Collect.

The Gospel. St. John xiv. 1.

Saint Philip and Saint James's AND Jesus said unto his disciples, Let not your heart be troubled: ve believe in God, believe also in me. Almighty God, whom truly to In my Father's house are many & Cerlasting life, grant mansions, if it were ust so, I

us perfectly to know thy Son Jesus have told you. I go to prepare a Christ to be the way, the truth, and place for you. And if I go and prethe life; that following the steps of pare a place for you, I will come thy holy Apostles, Saint Philip and again, and receive you unto myself; Saint James, we may steadfastly that where I am, there ye may be walk in the way that leadeth to eter- also. And whither I go, ye know, al life, through the same thy Son and the way ye know. Thomas Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. saith unto him, Lord, we know not The Epistle. St. James i. 1. whither thou goest, and how can JAMES, a servant of God, and of we know the way? Jesus saith unto

the Lord Jesus Christ, to the him, I am the way, the truth, and twelve tribes which are scattered the life: no man cometh unto the abroad, greeting. My brethren, Father but by me. If ye had known count it all joy when ye fall into me, ye should have known my Fa divers temptations; knowing this, ther also: and from henceforth ye that the trying of your faith worketh know him, and have seen him. patience. But let patience have Philip saith unto him, Lord, show

us the father, and it sufficeth us. fhad found him, he brought him unto Jesus saith unto him, Have I been Antioch. And it came to pass, that so long time with you, and yet hast a whole year they assembled themthou not known me, Philip? He selves with the Church, and taught that hath seen me, hath seen the much people: and the disciples Father; and how sayest thou then, were called Christians first in AnShow us the Father? Believest tioch. And in these days came thou not that I am in the Father, prophets from Jerusalem unto Anand the Father in me? The words tioch. And there stood up one of that I speak unto you, I speak not them, named Agabus, and signified of myself; but the Father that by the Spirit, that there should be dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. great dearth throughout all the Believe me, that I am in the Fa-world: which came to pass in the ther, and the Father in me; or else days of Claudius Cæsar. Then the believe me for the very work's sake. disciples, every man according to Verily, verily, I say unto you, He his ability, determined to send rethat believeth on me, the works lief unto the brethren which dwelt that I do shall he do also; and great-in Judea. Which also they did, and er works than these shall he do; sent it to the elders by the hands of because I go unto my Father. And Barnabas and Saul. whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will

do it.

The Gospel. St. John xv. 12.

THI HIS is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a mar. lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my Saint Barnabas the Apostle. friends, if ye do whatsoever I com. The Collect. mand you. Henceforth I call you Lord God Almighty, who didst not servants; for the servant knowendue thy holy Apostle Bar-eth not what his lord doeth: but I nabas with singular gifts of the Holy have called you friends; for all Ghost; leave us not, we beseech things that I have heard of my Fathee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, ther, I have made known unto you. nor yet of grace to use them alway Ye have not chosen me, but I have to thy honour and glory, through chosen you, and ordained you, that Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. ye should go and bring forth fruit, For the Epistle. Acts xi. 22. and that your fruit should remain : TIDINGS of these things came that whatsoever ye shall ask of the unto the ears of the Church Father in my name, he which was in Jerusalem: and they you. sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch: who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad; and exhorted them ALMIGHTY God, by whose proall, that with purpose of heart they vidence thy servant John Bapwould cleave unto the Lord. For tist was wonderfully born, and sent he was a good man, and full of the to prepare the way of thy Son our Holy Ghost, and of faith and much Saviour, by preaching repentance; people was added unto the Lord. make us so to follow his doctrine Then departed Barnabas to Tarsus and holy life, that we may truly re for to seek Saul: And when helpent according to his preaching

may give it

Saint John Baptist's Day.
The Collect.

The Gospel. St. Luke i. 57.

and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, ELISABETH's full time came and patiently suffer for the truth's that she should be delivered; sake, through Jesus Christ our and she brought forth a son. Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Isa. xl. 1.


her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had showed great mercy upon her; and they

COMFORT ye, comfort ye my rejoiced with her. And it came to people, saith your God. Speak pass, that on the eighth day they ve comfortably to Jerusalem, and came to circumcise the chill; and cry unto her, that her warfare is they called him Zacharias, after the accomplished, that her iniquity is name of his father. And his mother pardoned for she hath received of answered and said, Not so; but he the Lord's hand double for all her shall be called John. And they said sins. The voice of him that crieth unto her, There is none of thy kinin the wilderness, Prepare ye the dred that is called by this name. way of the Lord, make straight in And they made signs to his father, the desert a highway for our God. how he would have him called. And Every valley shall be exalted, and he asked for a writing table, and every mountain and hill shall be wrote, saying, His name is John. made low: and the crooked shall And they marvelled all. And his be made straight, and the rough mouth was opened immediately, places plain. And the glory of the and his tongue loosed, and he spake, Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh and praised God. And fear came shall see it together; for the mouth on all that dwelt round about them: of the Lord hath spoken it. The and all these sayings were noised voice said, Cry. And he said, What abroad throughout all the hill counshall I cry? All flesh is grass, and try of Judea. And all they that had ail the goodliness thereof is as the heard them, laid them up in their flower of the field. The grass wither-hearts, saying, What manner of eth, the flower fadeth, because the child shall this be? And the hand of Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it: the Lord was with him. And his surely the people is grass. The grass father Zacharias was filled with the withereth, the flower fadeth; but Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, the word of our God shall stand for Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; ever. O Zion, that bringest good for he hath visited and redeemed tidings, get thee up into the high his people, and hath raised up an mountain: O Jerusalem, that bring-horn of salvation for us, in the house est good tidings, lift up thy voice of his servant David; as he spake with strength; lift it up, be not by the mouth of his holy prophets, afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, which have been since the world Behold your God. Behold, the began: that we should be saved Lord God will come with strong from our enemies, and from the hand, and his arm shall rule for him: hand of all that hate us: To per behold his reward is with him, and form the mercy promised to our fa his work before him. He shall feed thers, and to remember his holy his flock like a shepherd; he shall covenant: the oath which he sware gather the lambs with his arm, and to our father Abraham, that he carry them in his bosom, and shall would grant unto us, that we, being gently lead those that are with delivered out of the hands of our young. lenemies, might serve him without

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