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The Epistle. St. James i. 22. believe that thou camest forth from
hearers' only, deceiving your ye now believe? Behold, the hour own selves. For if any be a learer cometh, yea, is now come, that ye
a of the word, and not a doer, he is shall be scattered every man to his like untó a man beholling his natu- own, and shall leave me alone: and ral face in a glass. For he behold- yet I am not alone, because the eth himself, and goeth his way, and Father is with me. These things straight way forgetleth what man- I have spoken unto you, that in me ner of man he was. But whoso ye might have peace. In the world looketh into the perfect law of lib-ye shall have tribulation : but be erty, and continueth therein; he of good cheer; I have overcome being not a forgettul hearer, but a the world. doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man
The Ascension-Duy. among you seem to be religious,
The Collect. and bridleths not his tongue, but GRANT, we beseech thee, Al. deceiveth heart
, that religion is vain. Pure religion and do believe thy only begotten Son undefiled before God and the Fa- our Lord Jesus Christ to have as. ther, is this, To visit the fatherless cended into the heavens; so we and widows in their affliction, and may also in heart and mind thither to keep himself unspotted from the ascend, and with him continually world.
dwell, who liveth and reigneth with The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23. thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, VELY
verily, I say unto you, worked without end, Amen. Whatsoever
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have a Hitherto have ye asked no- made, , of all thing in my name : Ask, and ye that Jesus began both to do anu shall receive, that your joy may be teach, until the day in which he was full. These things have I spoken taken up, after that he, through unto you in proverbs : the time the Holy Ghost, had given comcometh, when I shall no more speak mandments unto the apostles whom untu you in proverbs; but I shall he had chosen : To whom also he show you plainly of the Father. At showed himself alive after his pas. hat day ye shall ask in my name : sion, by many infallible proofs, beand I say not unto you, that I willing seen of them forty days, and pray the Father for you; for the speaking of the things pertaining Father himself loveth you, because to the kingdom of God: and being ye bave loved me, and have believ- assembled together with them, el that I came out from God. I commanded them that they should came forth from the Father, and not depart from Jerusalem, but am come into the world : Aguin, wait for the proniise of the Father, I leave the world, and go to the which, saith he, ye have heard of Father. His disciples said unto me. For John truly baptized with hiin, Lo, now speakest thou plain-water ; but ye shall be baptized ly, and speakest no proverb. Now with the Holy Ghost, not many are we sure that thou knowost all days hence. When they therefore thir:gs, and needlest not that any were come together, they asked of man should ask thee: by this willin, saying, Lord, wilt thou at thuis
time restore agnu the kingdom to Sunday after Ascension-Day. Israel? And he said unto them, It
The Collect. is not for you to know the times or O God, the king of glory; who the hath
thine Son put in his own power. But ye shall Jesus Christ with great triumph receive power, after that the Holy unto thy kingdom in heaven ; we Ghost is come upon you : and ye beseech thee Icave us not comfort. shall be witnesses unto me both in less; but send to us thine Holy Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us Samaria, and unto the uttermost unto the same place whither our part of the earth. And when he Saviour Christ is gone before; who had spoken these things, while they liveth and reigneth with thee and beheld, he was taken up, and a the Holy Ghost, one God, world cloud received him out of their without end. Amen. sight. And while they looked The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iv. 7. Steadfastly,
towardly beaven; tas, be THE end of all things is at handl; went up, behold, stood by be , them in white apparel; which also watch unto prayer. And above all Still, Ye men of Galilee, why stand things have fervent charity among ye gazing up into heaven ? This yourselves: for charity shall cover saine Jesus, which is taken up from the multilude of sins. Use hospiyou into heaven, shall so come in tality one to anosher without grudg. like manner as ye have seen him ing. As every man hath received go into heaven.
the gift, eren so minister the same The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. one to another, as good stewarıls of
of as they sat at meat, and upbraid- man speak, let trim speak as the ed them with their unbelief and oracles of Gal: If any man minis. hairlness of heart, because they be-ter, let him do it as of the ability lieved not them which had seen which God giveth : that God in all him after he was risen. And he things may be glorified through Je. said unto them, Go ye into all the sus Christ : to whom be praise and world, and preach the Gospel to dominion for ever and ever. Amin. every creature. He that believeth, The Gospel. St. John xv. 26, and and is baptized, shall be saved; but part of the 16th Chapter. le that believeth not, shall be damn: WHEN the Comforter is.come, ed.
whom I unto you them that believe : In my name from the Father, even the Spirit shall they cast out devils; they shall of truth, which proceedeth from speak with new tongues; they shall the Father, he shall testify of me. take up serpents; and if they drink And ye also shall bear witness ; any deadly thing, it shall not hurt because ye have been with me from them; they shall lay hands on the the beginning. These things have sick, and they shall recover. So I spoken unto you, thal
ye sliould then, after the Lord had spoken not be offended. They shall put unto them, he was received up into you out of the synagogues: yea, heaven, and sat on the right hand the time cometh, that whosoever of God. And they went forth, and killeth you, will think that he doeth preached every where, the Lord God service. And these things working with them, and confirming will they do unto you, because they Eke word with signs following.
Thave not known the Father, nor
me: but these things have I told parts of Lybia about Cyrene, and you, that when the time shall come, strangers of Rome, Jews and Prom ye may remember that I told you selytes, Cretes and Arabians, we of them.
do hear them speak in our tongues
the wonderful works of God Whitsiiniky,
The Gospel St. Johın xiv. 15. The Collect.
JESUS said unto his disciples, God, who as at this time didst ye love me, keep my command.
teach the hearts of thy faith-ments. And I will pray the Faful people, by sending to them the ther, and he shall give you another light of thy Holy Spirit; grant us Comforter, that he may abide with by the same Spirit to have a right you for ever; even the Spirit of judgment in all things, and ever truth, whom the world cannot reo more to rejoice in his holy comfort, ceive, because it seeth him not, through the merits of Clarist Jesus neither knoweth him: but ye know our Saviour, who liveth and reign- him; for he dwelleth with you, and eth with thee, in the unity of the shall be in you. I will not scave same Spirit, one God, world with you comfortless; I will come to out end. Amen.
you. Yet a little while, and the For the Epistle. Acts ii. 1.
world seeth me no more; but yo THEN the day of Pentecost see me: because I live, ye shall all with one accord in one place : know that I amn in my Father, and And sucldenly there came a sound ye in me, and I in you. He that fiom heaven, as of a rushing mighty hath my commandments, and keepwind, and it filled all the house Jeth them, he it is that loveth me; where they were sitting And and he that_loveth me, shall be there appeared unto them cloven loved of my Father; and I will
love tongues, like as of fire, and it sat him, and will manifest myself to upon each of them: And they were him. Judas saith unto him, (not all filled with the Holy Ghost; and Iscariot) Lord, how is it that thinu began to speak with other tongues, wilt manifest thyself unto us, ant as the Spirit gave them utterance. not unto the world? Jesus answer. And there were dwelling at Jeru-ed and said unto him, If a man love salem Jews, devont men, out of me, he will kcep my words; and every nation under heaven. Now my Father will love him, and we when this was noised abroad, the will come unto him, and make our multitude came together, and were abode with him. He that loveth confounded, because that every man me not, keepeth not my sayings : hear them speak in his own lan- and the word which ye hear is not guage. And they were all amazed, mine, but the Father's which sent and marvelled, saying one to ano-me. These things have I spoken ther, Behold, are not all these unto you, being yet present with which speak Galileans? and how you. But the Comforter, which is hear we every man in our own the Holy Ghost, whom the Father tongrie wherein we were born ? will send in my name, he shall Parthians, and Medes, and Elam-teach you all things, and bring all ites, and the dwellers in Mesopota-things to your remembrance, whatmia, ana in Judea, and Cappadocia, soever I have said unto yon. Peace in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and I leave with you, my peace ! give Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the lurto you: not as the world giveth, give ! unto you. Let not your; And we are witnesses of all things heart be troubled, neither let it be which he did, both in the land of the afraid. Ye have heard how I said Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom unto you, I go away, and come they slew, and hanged on a tree. again unto you. If ye loved me, Him God raised up the third day, ye would rejoice, because I said, i and showed him openly; unt to all go unto the Father: for my Father the people, but unto witnesses chos is greater than I. And now I have sen before of God; even to us, who told you before it come to pass, that did eat and drink with him after he when it is come to pass, ye might rose from the dead. And he combelieve. Hereafter I will not talk manded us to preach unto the peomurh with you: for the prince of ple, and to testify that it is he which this world cometh, and hath no- was ordained of God to be the judge thing in me. But that the world of quick and dead. To him give all may know that I love the Father; the prophets witness, that through and as the Father gare me com- his name, whosoever believeth in mandment, even so I do. him, shall receive remission of sins.
While Peter vet spake these words, Monduy in Whitsun-Week. the Holy Ghost feil on all them The Collect.
who heard the word. And they of O
God, who as at this time didst the circumcision who believed, were
teach the hearts of thy faithful astonished, as many as came with prenple, by sending to them the Peter, becalise that on the Gentiles light of thy Holy Spirit; grant us also was poured out the gift of the by the same Spirit to have a right Holy Ghost. For they heard them judgment in all things, and ever-speak with tongues, and magnify more to rejoice in his holy com-God. Then answered Peter, Can fort, through the merits of Christ any man forbid water, that these Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and should not be baptizerl, who have reigneth with thee, in the unity of received the Holy Ghost as well as the same Spirit, one God, world we? And he commanded them to without end. Amen.
be baptized in the name of the For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. Lond." Then prayed they him to T THEN Peter opened his mouth, tarry certain days.
and sail, Of a truth I perceive The Gospel. St. John iii. 16. that Gal is no respecter nf persons; GOD so loved the world, that he
feareth gave his biin, and worketh righteousness, is that whosoever believeth in him accepter with him. The world should not perish, but have everlast. which God sent unto the children of ing life. For God sent not his Son Israel, preaching peace by Jesus into the world to condemn the Christ, (he is Lord of all ;) that world, but that the world through worl, I say, ye know, which was him might be saved. He that bepublished throughout all Judea, and lieveth on him is not condemned : began trora Galilee, after the bap- but he that believeth not is coure tism which John preached : Ilow (emned already, because he hath Gol anointed Jesus of Nazareth not believed in the name of the only with the Holy Ghost, and with begotten Son of God. And this is power; who went about iloing gool, the condemnation that light is come and healing all that were oppressed into the world, and men loved darkof the devil; for God was with him. Iness rather than light, because their
deeds were evil. For every one parable spake Jesus unto them; that doeth evil hateth the light, nei- but they understood not what things ther cometh to the light, lest his they were which he spake unto deeds should be reproved. But he them. Then said Jesus unto them that doeth trutlı cometh to the light, again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that his deeds may be made mani- I am the door of the sheep : 'AM fest, that they are wrought in God. that ever came before me are T'uesduy in Whitsun-Week. thieves and robbers; but the sheep The Collect.
did not hear them. I am the door: Gol, who at this time didst by me if any man enter in, he shall
teach the hearts of thy faithful be saved, and shall go in and out, people, by sending to them the light and find pasture. The thief cometh of thy Holy Spirit ; grant us by the not but for to steal, and to kill, and same Spirit to have a right judg- to destroy: I am come that they ment in all things, and evermore to miglat have life, and that they miglit rejoice in his holy comfort, through have it more abundantly. thie merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with Trinity-Sunday. thee, in the unity of the same Spirit,
The Collect. one God, world without end. Amen. ALMIGHTY, and everlasting For the Epistle. Acts viji. 14. God, who hast given unto us
¡HEN the Apostlos, who were thy servants grace, by the confesmaria had received the word of God, the glory of the eternal Trinity, they sent unto them Peter and and in the power of the divine MaJohn; who, when they were come jesty to worship the Unity; we bedown, prayed for them, that they seech thee that thou wouldest keep might receive the Holy Ghost : us stearlfast in this faith, and ever. (For as yet he was fallen upor none more defend us tiom all adversities, of them; only they were baptized who livest and reignest, one God, in the name of the Lord Jesus :) world without end. Ainen. and they received the Holy Ghost. Alle was opened in heaven laid , For the Epistle. Rev. iv. 1.
FTER this I looked, , The Gospel St. Johın x. 1. I
, He that entereth not by the was as it were of a trumpet, talking door into the sheep-fold, but climb- with me; which sail, Come up hieth up some other way, the same ther, and I will show thee things is a thief and a robber. But he that which must be hereafter. And iinenteret in by the door, is the shep-mediately I was in the Spirit; and herrl of the sheep. To him the beholil, a throne was set in heaven, porter openeth ; and the sheep and one sat on the throne: and he hear his voice; and he calleth his that sat was to look upon like a jas. own sheep by name, and leadeth per and a sardine-stone: and there them out. And when he putteth was a rain-bow inund about the forth his own sheep, he goeth be-throne, in sight like unto an einefore them, and the sheep follow frald. And round about the throne lim ; for they know his voice : and were four and twenty seats; and a stranger will they not follow, but upon the scats I saw four and twenty will Ace from him; for they know elders sitting, clothed in white rainot the voice of strangers. This ment; and they had on their heads