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opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh And being warned of God in a dream, that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country anether way.
The First Sunday after the Efifthany.
LORD, we beseech thee
mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same, through Jesus Christ cur Lord. Mmen.
The Ehistle. Rom. xii. 1. Ioch you therefore
brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world, but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. For I
say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is
among you, not to think of
himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body,
and all members have not the same office; so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.
St. Luke ii. 41.
The Gosfiel. Now his parents went to
Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem ; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they sound him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed : and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about ny Father's business 2 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with thems
LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who dost go. vern all things in heaven and earth; mercifully hear the supplications of thy people, and grant us thy peace all the days of our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Mmen.
The Ehistle. Rom. xii. 6. I I AVING then gifts, differ.
ing according to the grace that is given to us. whether prophecy, let us prophesy according to the proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on our ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching ; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with deligence; he that showeth mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good. Be kindly aflectioned one to another with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another: not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord ; rejoicing in hope; patient in tribu
persecute you ; bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one towards another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate.
The Gosfiel. St. John ii. 1.
A*. the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee 2 mine hour is not yet come. His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six water-pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins a-piece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the water-pots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he saith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was (but the servants which drew the water knew) the governor of the feast called the bride
lation : continuing instant in
groom, and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine, and when men have well drunk. then that which is worse; but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory, and his disciples believed on him.
TThe Third Sunday after the Efoshany. The Collect. LMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The Ffistle. Rom. xii. 16. E not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to to man evil for evil. Providc tlings honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as liethin you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath ; for it is written, Wengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Thereore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overone of evil, but overcome oil with good.
The Gosfiel, St. Matt. viii. 1.
behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touchcd him, saying, I will, be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man, but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony unto them. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a Centurion beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, gricvously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The Centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me : and I say unto this man, Go, and he goeth ; and to another, Come, and he conneth ; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to thern that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Israel. And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abrahant and Isaac and Jaco'), in the
WHEN he was come down from the mountain, great
kingdom of heaven : But the
children of the kingdom shall ness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the Centurion. Gothy way, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour.
multitudes followed him. And be cast out into cuter darkG.
The Fourth Sunday after the
GOD, who knowest us
to be set in the midst of so many and great dangers. that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright; grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Eftistle. Rom. xiii. 1. L. every soul be subject
unto the higher powers, for there is no power but of God : the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever, therefore, resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist, shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works,but totheevil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same : for he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be alraid ; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon
him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For, for this cause pay ye tribute also ; for they are God’s ministers, attending 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 Gosfiel. St. Matt. viii. 23.
ND when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves; but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, we perish. And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith 2 Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him 2 And when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And behold, they cried out, saying, What
have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God 2 art thou come hither to torment us before the time And there was a good way off from thena