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cometh the world, even our faith. Receive ye the Holy Ghost : Who is he that overcometh the Whose soever sins ye remit, they' world, but he that believeth that are remitted unto them; and Jesus is the Son of God? This is whose svever*sins ye retain, they he that came by water and blood, are retained. even Jesus Christ; not by water oniy, but by water and blood : The second Sunday after Easter. And it is the Spirit that beareth
The Collect. witness, because the Spirit is fruth. For there are three thai ALMIGHTY God, who hast bear record in Heaven, the Fa-lunto us both a sacrifice for sin,
given thine only Son to be ther, the Word, and the Holy and also an ensample of yodly Ghost : and these three are one. life ; give us grace that we may And there are three that bear always most thankfully receive witness in earth, the spirit, and that his inestimable benefit, and the water, and the blood: and also daily endeavour ourselves to these three agree in one. If we follow the blessed steps of his most receive the witness of men, the holy life, through the same Jesus witness of God is greater : for this Christ our Lord. Amen. is the witness of God, which he hath testified of bis Son. He that The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, ii. 19. believeth on the Son of God, hath THIS is thank-worthy, if a man the witness in himself: he that for conscience toward God believeth not God, hath made him endure grief, suffering wrongfully. a liar, because he believeth not For what glory is it, if when ye the record that God gave of his be buffeted for your faults, yo Son. And this is the record, that shall take it patiently? But if, God hath given to us eternal life ; when ye do well, and suffer for it, and this life is in his Son. He that ye take it patiently, this is achath the Son bath life; and he that ceptable with God. For even bath not the Son bath not life Thereunto were ye called; because The Gospel St. John, xx. 19. Christ also suffered for us, leaving THE same day at evening, be- us an example that ye should
ing the first day of the week, follow his steps : Who did no sin, when the doors were shut, where neither was guile found in his the disciples were assembled for mouth : Who when he was refear of the Jews, came Jesus and viled, reviled not again ; when stood in the midst, and saith unto he suffered, he threatened not; them, Peace be unto you. And but committed himself to him when he had so said, he showed that judgeth righteously: Who his unto them his hands and his side. own self bare our sins in his own Then were the disciples glad body on the tree, that we, being when they saw the Lord. Then dead to sin, 'should live unto said Jesus to them again, Peace righteousness : by whose stripes be unto you: As my Father hath ye were bealed. For ye were sent me, even so send I you. And as sheep going astray ; but are when he had said this, he breath-Inow returned unto the shepherd ed on thein, and saith unto them, and bishop of your souls.
The Gospel. St. John, x. 11. Iglorify God in the day of visitaJesus said, I am the good tion. Submit yourselves to every
shepherd : the good shepherd ordinance of man for the Lord's giveth his life for the sheep. But sake; whether it be to the king, he that is an hireling, and not the as supreme; or unto governors, shepherd, whose own the sheep as into them that are sent by him, are not, seeth the wolf soming, for the punishment of evil-doers, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and for the praise of them that and the wolf catcheth them, and do well. For so is the will of scattereth the sheep. The hire-God, that with well doing ye may ling fleeth because he is an hire. put to silence the ignorance of Jing, and careth not for the sheep. foolish men: as free, and not I am the good shepherd, and using your liberty for a cloak of know my sheep, and am known maliciousness; but as the serof mine. As the Father knoweth vants of God. Honour all men : me, even so know I the Father: Love the brotherhood: Fear God: and I lay down iny life for the Honour the king. sheep. And other sheep. I have, The Gospel St. John, xvi. 16. which are not of this fold; them JESUS said to his disciples, A also I must bring, and they shall little while, and ye shall not hear my voice; and there shall see me; and again, a little while, be one fold and one shepherd. and ye shall see me; because I
go to the Father.
Then said The third Sunday after Easter. some of his disciples among them. The Collect.
selves. What is this that he saith ALMIGHTY God, who show- unto us, A little while. and ye
est to them that are in error shall not see me; and again, a the light of thy truth, to the in- little while, and ye shall see me; tent that they may return into and, Because I go to the Father? the way of righteousness ; grant They said therefore, What is this unto all those who are admitted that he saith, A little while ? we into the fellowship of Christ's cannot tell what he saith. Now religion, that they may avoid Jesus knew that they were dethose things that are contrary to sirous to ask him, and said unto their profession, and follow all them, Do ye inquire among your. such things as are agreeable to selves of that I said, A little while, the same, through our Lord Jesus and ye shall not see me; and Christ. Amen.
again, a little while, and ye shall The Epislle. 1 St. Peter, ii. 11. see me ? Verily, verily. I say unto DEARLY beloved, I beseech you, that ye shall weep and la
you, as strangers and pil- ment, but the world shall regrims, abstain from fleshly lusts joice: and ye shall be sorrowwhich war against the soul: bav-ful, but your sorrow shall le turning your conversation honestled into joy. A woman when she among the Gentiles; that whereas is in travail bath sorrow, because they speak against you as evil- her hour is come · but as soon doers, they may by your good as she is delivered of the child, works, wbich they shall behold, she remembereth no more the
anguish, for joy that a man is the truth; it is expedient for you born into the worid. And ye that I go away: for if I go not now therefore have sorrow : but away, ihe. Comforter will not I will see you again, and your come unto you; but if I depart, heart shall rejvice, and your joy I will send him unto you. And no man taketh from you. when he is come, he will reprove
the world of sin, and of righteousThe fourth Sunday after Easter.ness, and of judgment: Of sin, The Collect.
because they believe not on me: O Almighty God, who alone Of rigliteousness, because I go to
canst order the unruly wills my Father, and ye see me no and affections of sinful men; more: Of judgment, because the grant unto thy people, that they prince of this world is judged. I may love the thing which thou have yet many things to say unto commandest, and desire that you, but ye cannot hear them which thou dost promise ; that so, now. Howbeit, when he, the among the sundry and manifold Spirit of truth, is come, he will changes of the world, our hearts guide you into all truth : for he may surely there be fixed, where shall not speak of himself; but true joys are to be found, through whatsoever he shall hear, that Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. shall he speak; and he will show The Epistle. St. James, i. 17. you things to come. He shall EVERY good gift, and every glorify me: for he shall receive
perfect gift is from above, and of mine, and shall show it unto cometh down from the Father of you. All things that the Father lights, with whom is no variable-hatlı, are mine ; therefore said I, ness, neither shadow of turning, that he shall take of mine, and of his own will begat he us with shall show it unto you. the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his The fifth Sunday after Easter. Wberefore, my be
The Collect. loved brethren, let every man be O Lord, from whom all good swift to hear, slow to speak, slow things do come; grant to us, to wrath ; for the wrath of man thy humble servants, that by thy worketh not the righteousness of holy inspiration we may think God. Wherefore lay apart all fil- those things that are good, and thiness and superfluity of naughi- by thy merciful guiding may per, tiness, and receive with meek- form the same, through our Lord ness the engrafted word, which Jesus Christ. Amen. is able to save your souls. The Epistle. St. James, i. 22. The Gospel St. John, xvi. 5.
BE ye doers of the word, and JESUS said unto his disciples, not hearers only, deceiving Now I go my way to him
that your own selves. Fanitany be a sent me, and none of yo'l asketh|hearer of the WACA
pot a me, Whither goest thou ? But doer, he is like
19 amit bebecause I bave said these things holding his natural herit ass. unto you, sorrow hath filled your For he beholder och and heart. Nevertheless I tell youlgoeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man tall be scattered every man to
But whoso looketh into his own, and shall leave me alone: the perfect law of liberty, and and yet I am not alone, because continueth therein ; he being not the Father is with me These a forgetful hearer, but a doer of things I have spoken into you, the work, this man shall be blessed that in me ye might have peace. in his deed. If any 'man among in the world ye shall have tribuyou seem to be religions, and lation ; but be of good cheer, I bridleth not his tongue, but de. have over ome the world. ceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion
The Ascension-Day. and undefiled before God and the
The Collect. Father, is this, To visit the fa: GRANT, we beseech thee, Altherless and widows in their af- mighty God, that like as we fiction, and to keep himself un- do believe thy only begotten Sun spotted from the world.
our Lord Jesus Christ to bave as. The Gospel. St. John, xvi. 23. cended into the'heavens ; so we VERILY, verily. I say unto you, may also in heart and mind thither
Whatsoever ye shall ask the ascend, and with him continually Father in my name, he will give dwell, who liveth and reigneth it you. Hitherto have ye asked with thee and the Holy Ghost, one nothing in my name : Ask, and God, world without end. Amen. ye shall receive, that your joy For the Epistle Acts, i. 1. may be full. These things have THE former treatise have ! I spoken unto you in proverbs : made, O Theophilus, of all the time cometh, when I shall no that Jesus began both to do and more speak unto you in proverbs; teach, until the day in which he but I shall show you plainly of the was taken up, after that he, Father. At that day ye shall ask through the Holy Ghost, had in my name : and I say not unto given commandments unto the you, that I will pray the Father apostles whom he had chosen : for you; for the Father himself to whom also he showed himself loveth you, because ye have loved alive after his passion, by many me, and have believed that infallible proofs, being seen of came out from God. ! came forth them forty days, and speaking of from the Father, and am come the things pertaining to the kinginto the world: Again, I leave the dom of God: and being assembled world, and go to the Father. His together with them, commanded disciples said unto him, Lo, now them that they should not depart speakest thou plainly, and speak- from Jerusalem, but wait for the est no proverb. Now are we sure promise of the - Father, which, that thou knowest all things, and saith he, ye have heard of me. needest not that any man should For John truly baptized with ask thee : by this we believe that water : but ye shall be baptized thou camest forth from God. Je- with the Holy Ghost, not many sus answered them, Do ye now days hence. When they therebelieve? Behold, the hour com- fore were come together, they eth, yea, is now come, that ye asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again into heaven, and sat on the right the kingdom of Israel? And he hand of God. And they went said unto them, It is not for you forth, and preached every where, to know the times or the seasons, the Lord working with them, and which the Father hath put in his confirming the word with signs own power. But ye shall receive following. power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall Sunday after Ascension-Day. be witnesses unto me both in Je
The Collect. rusalem, and in all Judea, and in O God, the king of glory, who Samaria, and unto the uttermust hast exalted thine only Son part of the earth. And when he Jesus Christ with great triumph bad spoken these things, while unto thy kingdom in heaven ; we they beheld, he was taken up. beseech thee leave us not com and a cloud received him out of fortless; but send to us thine Holy their sight. And while they look- Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us ed steadfasily toward heaven, as unto the same place whither our he went up, behold, two men Saviour Christ is gone before, stood by them in white apparel ; who liveth and reigneth with thee which also said, Ye men of Gali. and the Holy Ghost, one God, lee, why stand ye gazing up into world without end. Amen. heaven? This same Jesus, which The Epislle. 1 St. Peter, iv. 7. is taken up from you into heaven. THE end of all things is at hand; shall so come in like manner as be ye therefore sober, and ye have seen him go into heaven. watch unto prayer. And above The Gospel. St. Mark, xvi. 14. all things bave fervent charity JESUS appeared unto the ele: among yourselves: for charity
vën, as they sat at meat, and shall cover the multitude of sins. upbraided them with their unbe. Use hospitality one to another lief and hardness of heart, because without grudging. As every man they believed not them which had hath received the gift even so seen bim after he was risen And minister the same one to another, he said unto them, Go ye into all as good stewards of the manifold the world, and preach the Gos-igrace of God. If any man speak, pel to every creature. He that let him speak as the oracles of believeth, and is baptized, shall God: If any man minister, let him be saved, but he that believeth do it as of the ability which God not, shall be damned. And these giveth: that God in all things signs shall follow them that be- may be glorified through Jesus lieve: In my name shall they cast Christ: to whom be praise and docut devils; they shall speak with minion for ever and ever Amen. new tongues; they shall take up The Gospel. St. John, xv. 26, and serpents; and if they drink any part of the 16th Chapter. deadly, thing, it shall not hurt WHEN the Comforter is come, them; they shall lay bands on the whom I will send unto you sick, and ihey shall recover. So from the Father, even the Spirit then, after the Lord bad spoken of truth, which proceedeth from unto them, be was received up the Father, he shall testify of me