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he said unto them, These are and it is the Spirit that bearthe words which I spake unto eth witness, because the SPIRIT you, while I was yet with you, is truth. For there are three that all things must be fulfilled that bear record in heaven, the which were written in the law FATHER, the WORD, and the of Moses, and in the Prophets, Holy Ghost : and these three and in the Psalms, concerning are one. And there are three me. Then opened he their that bear witness in earth, the understanding, that they might spirit, and the water, and the understand the Scriptures; and blood: and these three agree said unto them, Thus it is in one. If we receive the written, and thus it behoved witness of men, the witness of CHRIST to suffer, and to rise God is greater : for this is the from the dead the third day; witness of God, which he hath and that repentance and remis- testified of his Son. He that sion of sins should be preached believeth on the Son of God, in his name among all nations, hath the witness in himself: he beginning at Jerusalem. And that believeth not God, hath ye are witnesses of these things. made him a liar, because he
I believeth not the record that THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER
God gave of his Son. And EASTER.
this is the record, that God
hath given to us eternal life; The Collect.
and this life is in his Son. He ALMIGHTY Father. who that hath the Son hath life ; and hast given thine only Son to he that hath not the Son hath die for our sins, and to rise | not life. again for our justification; The Gospel. St. John xx. 19. grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wicked- THE same day at evening, ness, that we may always serve being the first day of the week, thee in pureness of living and when the doors were shut, truth, through the merits of the where the disciples were assemsame thy Son JESUS CHRIST bled for fear of the Jews, came our Lord. Amen.
JESUS and stood in the midst,
and saith unto them, Peace be The Epistle. 1 John v. 4.
unto you. And when he had WHATSOEVER is born of so said, he showed unto them God, overcometh the world ; his hands and his side. Then and this is the victory that were the disciples glad when overcometh the world, even they saw the Lord. Then said our faith. Who is he that Jesus to them again, Peace be overcometh the world, but he unto you: as my Father hath that believeth that Jesus is the sent me, even so send I you. Son of God? This is he that And when he had said this, he came by water and blood, even breathed on them, and saith JESUS CHRIST ; not by water unto them, Receive ye the only, but by water and blood: HOLY GHOST : whose soever
sins ye remit, they are remitted healed. For ye were as sheep unto them; and whose soever going astray ; but are now sins ye retain, they are re- returned unto the shepherd and tained.
bishop of your souls.
The Gospel. St. John x. 11. ' THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EASTER.
JESUS said, I am the good
shepherd: the good shepherd The Collect.
giveth his life for the sheep. ALMIGHTY GOD, who hast But he that is an hireling, and given thine only Son to be unto not the shepherd, whose own us both a sacrifice for sin, and the sheep are not, seeth the also an ensample of godly life; wolf coming, and leaveth the give us grace that we may sheep, and feeth ; and the wolf always most thankfully receive catcheth them, and scattereth that his inestimable benefit, the sheep. The hireling fleeth and also daily endeavour our- because he is an hireling, and selves to follow the blessed careth not for the sheep. I am steps of his most holy life, the good shepherd, and know through the same JESUS CHRIST | my sheep, and am known of our Lord. Amen.
mine. As the Father knoweth The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ü. 19. me, even so know I the Father:
and I lay down my life for the THIS is thank-worthy, if I sheep. And other sheep I have, a man for conscience towards which are not of this fold; them God endure grief, suffering also I must bring, and they wrongfully. For what glory is I shall hear my voice; and there it, if when ye be buffeted for shall be one fold and one your faults, ye shall take it shepherd. patiently? But if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER with God. For even hereunto
EASTER. were ye called ; because CHRIST
The Collect. also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should ALMIGHTY God, who follow his steps: who did no showest to them that are in sin, neither was gúile found in error the light of thy truth, to his mouth : who when he was the intent that they may return reviled, reviled not again ;| into the way of righteousness; when he suffered, he threatened grant unto all those who are not; but committed himself to admitted into the fellowship of him that judgeth righteously : Christ's religion, that they who his own self bare our sins may avoid those things that are in his own body on the tree, contrary to their profession, that we, being dead to sin, and follow all such things as are should live unto righteousness: agreeable to the same, through by whose stripes ye were our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 11. selves of that I said, A little
DEARLY beloved, I beseech while, and ye shall not see me; you, as strangers and pilgrims, and again, a little while, and ye abstain from fleshly lusts, which shall see me? Verily, verily, war against the soul; having I say unto you, that ye shall your conversation honest among weep and lament, but the world the Gentiles; that whereas they
shall rejoice: and ye shall be speak against you as evil-doers, sorrowful, but your sorrow they may by your good works,
shall be turned into joy. A which they shall behold, glorify woman when she is in travail God in the day of visitation. hath sorrow, because her hour Submit yourselves to every is come: but as soon as she ordinance of man for the Lord's is delivered of the child, she sake; whether it be to the king, remembereth no more the as supreme; or unto governors, anguish, for joy that a man is as unto them that are sent by born into the world. And ye him, for the punishment of evil. now therefore have sorrow: but doers, and for the praise of I will see you again, and your them that do well. For so is heart shall rejoice, and your joy the will of God, that with well- no man taketh from you. doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER free, and not using your liberty
EASTER. for a cloak of maliciousness ;
The Collect, but as the servants of God.
O ALMIGHTY GOD, who Honour all men. Love the alone canst order the unruly brotherhood. Fear God. Ho
wills and affections of sinful nour the king.
men; grant unto thy people, The Gospel. St. John” xvi. 16. that they may love the thing JESUS said to his disciples,
which thou commandest, and
desire that which thou dost A little while, and ye shall not
promise ; that so, among the see me; and again, a little while, IP and ye shall see me; because I
sundry and manifold changes go to the Father. Then said
of the world, our hearts may some of his disciples among
surely there be fixed, where themselves, What is this that
true joys are to be found, he saith unto us, A little while,
through JESUS CHRisT our and ye shall not see me; and
Lord. Amen. again. a little while. and ve The Epistle. St. James i. 17. shall see me; and, Because I EVERY good gift, and every go to the Father? They said perfect gift is from above, and therefore, What is this that he cometh down from the Father saith, A little while ? we cannot of lights, with whom is no tell what he saith. Now Jesus variableness, neither shadow knew that they were desirous of turning. Of his own will to ask him, and said unto them, begat he us with the word of Do ye inquire among your truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures. I therefore said I, that he shall Wherefore, my beloved bre- take of mine, and shall show it thren, let every man be swift unto you. to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER worketh not the righteousness
EASTER. of God. Wherefore lay apart
The Collect. all filthiness and superfluity of
O LORD, from whom all naughtiness, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word. I good things do come; grant to which is able to save your souls. 14
Juls' us thy humble servants, that by
thy holy inspiration we may The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5. think those things that are JESUS said unto his disci.good, and by thy merciful
may perform ples. Now I go my way to him I guiding
the that sent me, and none of you, same, through our Lord JESUS asketh me, Whither goest thou? | CHRIST. Amen. But because I have said these The Epistle. St. James i. 22 things unto you, sorrow hath BE ye doers of the word, filled your heart. Nevertheless and not hearers only, deceiving I tell you the truth; it is expe-Ivour own selves. For if any dient for you that I go away ; be a hearer of the word, and for if I go not away, the Com-Inot a doer, he is like unto a forter will not come unto you; I man beholding his natural face but if I depart, I will send him in a glass. For he beholdeth unto you. And when he is himself, and goeth his way, and come, he will reprove the world straightway forgetteth what of sin, and of righteousness, and
manner of man he was. But of judgment: of sin, because whoso looketh into the perfect they believe not on me : of law of liberty, and continueth righteousness, because I go to therein; he being not a forget my Father, and ye see me noful hearer, but à doer of the more: of judgment, because work, this man shall be blessed the prince of this world is in his deed. If any man among judged. I have yet many you seem to be religious, and things to say unto you, but ye bridleth not his tongue. but cannot bear them now. How-l deceiveth his own heart. this beit, when he, the SPIRIT of man's religion is vain. Pure truth, is come, he will guide
will guide religion and undefiled before you into all truth: for he shall God and the Father, is this, To not speak of himself; but visit the fatherless and widows whatsoever he shall hear, that in their affliction, and to keep shall he speak; and he will himself unspotted from the show you things to come. He
world. shall glorify me : for he shall receive of mine, and shall show The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23. it unto you. All things that VERILY, verily, I say unto the Father hath, are mine ; you, Whatsoever ye shall ask
the Father in my name, he will | Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST to give it you. Hitherto have ye have ascended into the heavens; asked nothing in my name : so we may alsó in heart and ask, and ye shall receive, that mind thither ascend, and with your joy may be full. These him continually dwell, who things have I spoken unto you liveth and reigneth with thee in proverbs : the time cometh, and the Holy Ghost, one God, when I shall no more speak world without end. Amen. unto you in proverbs; but I shall show you plainly of the For the Epistle. Acts i. 1. Father. At that day ye shall ask THE former treatise have I in my name: and I say not unto made, O Theophilus, of all that you, that I will pray the Father JESUS began both to do and for you; for the Father himself teach, until the day in which loveth you, because ye have he was taken up, after that he, loved me, and have believed through the Holy Ghost, had that I came out from God. I given commandments unto the came forth from the Father, apostles whom he had chosen : and am come into the world : to whom also he showed himagain, I leave the world, and go self alive after his passion, by to the Father. His disciples many infallible proofs, being said unto him, Lo, now speakest seen of them forty days, and thou plainly, and speakest no speaking of the things pertainproverb. Now are we sure that ing to the kingdom of God; thou knowest all things, and and being assembled together needest not that any man should with them, commanded them ask thee: by this we believe that they should not depart that thou camest forth from from Jerusalem, but wait for God. Jesus answered them, the promise of the Father, Do ye now believe? Behold, which, saith he, ye have heard the hour cometh, yea, is now of me. For John truly baptized come, that ye shall be scattered with water; but ye shall be every man to his own, and shall baptized with the Holy Ghost, leave me alone: and yet I am not many days hence. When not alone, because the Father is they therefore were come togewith me. These things I have ther, they asked of him, saying, spoken unto you, that in me Lord, wilt thou at this time ye might have peace. In the restore again the kingdom to world ye shall have tribulation: Israel ? And he said unto them, but be of good cheer; I have It is not for you to know the overcome the world.
times or the seasons, which the
Father hath put in his own THE ASCENSION-DAY.
power. But ye shall receive
| power, after that the HOLY The Collect
Ghost is come upon you : and . GRANT, we beseech thee, ye shall be witnesses unto me Almighty God, that like as we both in Jerusalem, and in all do believe thy only begotten Judea, and in Samaria, and unto