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Every man at the beginning behold, there came a leper doth set forth good wine, and and worshipped him, saying, when men have well drunk. Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst then that which is worse; but make me clean. And Jesus thou hast kept the good wine put forth his hand, and touchuntil now. This beginning ofed him, saying, I will, be thou miracles did Jesus in Cana of clean. And immediately his Galilee, and manifested fortheprosy was cleansed. And his glory, and his disciples Jesus saith unto him, See thou believed on him. tell no man, but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and
The Third Sunday after the offer the gift that Moses comEpiphany. manded for a testimony unto them. And when Jesus was LMIGHTY and everlast-jentered into Capernaum, there
upon our infirmities, and in beseeching him, and saying, all our dangers and necessities Lord, my servant lieth at stretch forth thy right hand home sick of the palsy, grievto help and defend us, through ously tormented. And Jesus Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. saith unto him, I will come The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. and heal him. The Centurion E not wise in your own answered and said, Lord, I am conceits. Recompense to not worthy that thou shouldno man evil for evil. Provide est come under my roof; but things honest in the sight of speak the word only, and my all men. If it be possible, as servant shall be healed. For much as lieth in you, live peace-I am a man under authority, ably with all men. Dearly having soldiers under me: beloved, avenge not your-and I say unto this man, Go, selves, but rather give place and he goeth; and to another, unto wrath; for it is written, Come, and he cometh; and Vengeance is mine; I will re-to my servant, Do this, and pay, saith the Lord. There- he doeth it When Jesus fore, if thine enemy hunger, heard it, he marvelled, and feed him; if he thirst, give said to them that followed, him drink for in so doing Verily I say unto you, I have thou shalt heap coals of fire not found so great faith, no on his head. Be not over-not in Israel. And I say unto come of evil, but overcome you, that many shall come evil with good.
from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 1. and Isaac and Jacob, in the WHEN he was come down kingdom of heaven: But the
from the mountain, great children of the kingdom shait multitudes followed him. And be cast out into cuter darkG
ness; there shall be weeping him that doeth evil. Where and gnashing of teeth. And fore ye must needs be subject, Jesus said unto the Centurion not only for wrath, but also for Go thy way, and as thou hast conscience sake. For, for this believed, so be it done unto cause pay ye tribute also; for thee. And his servant was they are God's ministers, athealed in the self-same hour. tending continually upon this very thing. Render, therefore, to all, their dues; tribute to whom tribute is due, custom to whom custom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour. The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23.
The Fourth Sunday after the
GOD, who knowest
to be set in midst of
so many and great dangers. AND when he was entered that by reason of the frailty of into a ship, his disciples our nature we cannot always followed him. And behold, stand upright; grant to us there arose a great tempest in such strength and protection, the sea, insomuch that the as may support us in all dan-ship was covered with the gers, and carry us through waves; but he was asleep. all temptations, through Je-And his disciples came to him, sus Christ our Lord. Amen. and awoke him, saying, Lord, saith unto them, Why are ye save us, we perish. And he
The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1.
ET every soul be subject fearful, O ye of little faith? unto the higher powers. Then he arose, and rebuked for there is no power but of the winds and the sea, and God the powers that be are there was a great calm. But ordained of God. Whosoever. the men marvelled, saying, therefore, resisteth the power, What manner of man is this, resisteth the ordinance of God: that even the winds and the and they that resist, shall re-sea obey him? And when he ceive to themselves damnation. was come to the other side, For rulers are not a terror to into the country of the Gergood works, but to the evil. Wilt gesenes, there met him two thou then not be afraid of the possessed with devils, coming power? do that which is good, out of the tombs, exceeding and thou shalt have praise of fierce, so that no man might the same: for he is the minis-pass by that way. And behold, ter of God to thee for good. they cried out, saying, What But if thou do that which is have we to do with thee, Jeevil, be afraid; for he beareth sus, thou Son of God? art thou not the sword in vain: for he come hither to torment us be is the minister of God, a re-fore the time? And there venger to execute wrath upon was a good way off from them
an herd of many swine, feed-jeven as Christ forgave you, ing. So the devils besought so also do ye. And, above all him, saying, If thou cast us these things, put on Charity, out, suffer us to go away into which is the bond of perfectthe herd of swine. And heness. And let the peace of said unto them, Go. And God rule in your hearts, to when they were come out, they the which also ye are called in went into the herd of swine; one body; and be ye thankful. and behold, the whole herd of Let the word of Christ dwell in swine ran violently down a you richly in all wisdom; steep place into the sea, and teaching and admonishing one perished in the waters. And another in psalms, and hymns, they that kept them fled, and and spiritual songs; singing went their ways into the city, with grace in your hearts to and told every thing, and what the Lord. And whatsoever
was befallen to the possessed ye do in word or deed, do all of the devils. And behold, the in the name of the Lord Jesus; whole city came out to meet giving thanks to God and the Jesus; and when they saw him. Father by him.
they besought him, that he The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 24 would depart out of their
The Fifth Sunday after the
THE kingdom of heaven is
likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares Jamong the wheat, and went
LORD, we beseech thee his way.
But when the blade
to keep thy Church and was sprung up, and brought Household continually in thy forth fruit, then appeared the true religion, that they who dotares also. So the servants lean only upon the hope of thy of the householder came and heavenly grace, may evermore said unto him, Sir, didst not be defended by thy mighty thou sow good seed in thy power, through Jesus Christ field? from whence then bath our Lord. Amen. it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, on therefore (as the Wilt thou then that we go and
The Epistle. Col. iii. 12.
Put rather them up? But he said,
loved) bowels of mercies, kind-Nay; lest, while ye gather up Dess, humbleness of mind, the tares, ye root up also the meekness, long-suffering; for-wheat with them. Let both bearing one another, and for-grow together until the hargiving one another, if any man vest; and in the time of harhave a quarrel against any vest I will say to the reapers
Gather ye together first the the law. And ye know that tares, and bind them in bun-he was manifested to take away dles to burn them; but gather our sins; and in him is no sin. the wheat into my barn. Whosoever abideth in him, sinneth not: whosoever sin
The Sixth Sunday after the neth, hath not seen him, nei
ther known him. Little chil
ren, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is
GOD, whose blessed Son righteous, even as he is rightwas manifested that heleous. He that committeth might destroy the works of the sin is of the devil; for the dedevil, and make us the sons of vil sinneth from the beginning. God, and heirs of eternal life; For this purpose the Son of grant us, we beseech thee, that God was manifested, that he having this hope, we may pu-might destroy the works of the rify ours: Ives, even as he isk devil.
pure; that when he shall ap-The Gosfiel. St. Matt. xxiv. 23 pear again with power and
great glory, we may be madeTHEN if any man shall say like unto him in his eternall unto you, Lo, here is and glorious kingdom; where, Christ, or there; believe it with thee, O Father, and thee, not. For there shall arise O Holy Ghost, he liveth and false Christs and false proreigneth, ever one God, world phets, and shall show great without end. Amen.
signs and wonders; insomuch that (if it were possible) they The Epistle. 1 John iii. 1. shall deceive the very elect. EHOLD what manner of Behold, I have told you before. love the Father hath be-Wherefore, if they shall say stowed upon us, that we should unto you, Behold he is in the be called the sons of God; desart; go not forth: behold, therefore the world knoweth he is in the secret chambers; us not, because it knew him believe it not. For as the not. Beloved, now are we the lightning cometh out of the sons of God; and it doth not east, and shineth even unto yet appear what we shall be the west; so shall also the but we know, that when he coming of the Son of man be. shall appear, we shall be like For wheresoever the carcase him; for we shall see him as is, there will the eagles be gahe is. And every man thatthered together. Immediately hath this hope in him purifieth after the tribulation of those himself, even as he is pure.days, shall the sun be darkenWhosoever committeth sin, ed, and the moon shall not give transgresseth also the law; her light, and the stars shall for sin is the transgression of fall from heaven, and the
powers of the heavens shall befkeep under my body, and shaken. And then shall ap-bring it into subjection, lest pear the sign of the Son of that by any means, when I man in heaven; and then shall have preached to others, I myall the tribes of the earth self should be a castaway. mourn, and they shall see the The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 1. Son of man coming in the
like unto a man that is an
clouds of heaven, with power THE kingdom of heaven is and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great householder, which went out sound of a trumpet, and they early in the morning to hire shall gather together his elect labourers into his vineyard. from the four winds, from one And when he had agreed with end of heaven to the other.
The Sunday called Septuagesima, or the Third Sunday before Lent.
the labourers for a penny a
LORD, we beseech thee yard, and whatsoever is right
And they prayers of thy people, that Again he who are justly punished for went out about the sixth and our offences, may be merciful-ninth hour, and did likewise. ly delivered by thy goodness, And about the eleventh hour for the glory of thy Name, he went out, and found othersthrough Jesus Christ our Sa-standing idle, and saith unto viour, who liveth and reigneth them, Why stand ye here all with thee and the Holy Ghost, the day idle? They say unto ever one God, world without him, Because no man hath end. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. ix. 24
hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that So when KNOW ye not, that they shall ye receive.
which run in a race, run even was come, the Lord of all, but one receiveth the prize? the vineyard saith unto his So run, that ye may obtain. steward, Call the labourers, And every man that striveth and give them their hire, bcfor the mastery, is temperate ginning from the last unto the in all things. Now they do it first. And when they came to obtain a corruptible crown, that were hired about the elcbut we an incorruptible. Iventh hour, they received evetherefore so run, not as uncer-ry man a penny. But when tainly; so fight I, not as one the first came they supposed that beateth the air: but that they should have reccived