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boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
Wednesday-First Week after Epiphany.
ROMANS X. 4--13. Сн. HRIST is the end of the law for righteous
ness to every one that believeth. For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth these things shall live by them. But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven P (that is, to bring Christ down from above): or, Who shall descend into the deep ? (that is, to bring up Christ again from the dead): But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart; that is, the word of faith, which we preach. That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thy heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on Him sball not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon Him. For whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Thursday-First Week after Epiphany.
EPHESIANS IV. 17–24. THI THIS I say therefore, and testify in the
Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart ; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over unto lasciviousness to work all uncleanness with greediness. But ye have not so learned Christ; if so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus : that ye put off, concerning the former conversation, the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.
Friday-First Week after Epiphany.
ST. LUKE XIV. 16—24. THEN HEN said He unto him, A certain man
made a great supper, and bade many : and sent his servant at supper time to say to
them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready. And they all with one con. sent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray
thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.
So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my be filled. For I say unto you that none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
Saturday-First Week after Epiphany.
COLOSSIANS III. 12—17. PUT on therefore, as the elect of God, holy
and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any : even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom ; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace
hearts to the Lord. And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.
Second Sunday after Epiphany.
St. MARK VII. 24-30.
the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into an house, and would have no man know it; but He could not be hid. For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of Him, and
came and fell at His feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenician by nation; and she besought Him that He would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. But Jesus said unto her, Let the children first be filled : forit is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it unto the dogs. And she answered and said
unto Him, Yes, Lord: get the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. And He said unto her, For this saying, go thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter. And when she was come to her house, she found the devil gone out, and her daughter laid upon the bed.
Monday--Second Week after Epiphany.
EPHESIANS II. 13-22.
were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. For He is
our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us; having abolished in His flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in Himself of twain one new man, so making peace; and that He might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby; and came and preached peace to you that were afar off, and to them that were nigh. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father. Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow.citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; and are built upon the foundation of the Apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone: