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Glory be to the Father, and sake the wrath of God cometh to the Son : and to the Holy on the children of disobedience. Ghost;

In the which ye also walked As it was in the beginning, is some time, when ye lived in

and ever shall be : world them. without end. Amen.

The Gospel. St. John xx. 1.
The Collect.


'HE first day of the week LMIGHTY God, who cometh Mary Magdalene

through thine only-begotten early, when it was yet dark, unSon Jesus Christ hast overcome to the sepulchre, and seeth the death, and opened unto us the stone taken away

stone taken away from the segate of everlasting life; We hum- pulchre. Then she runneth and bly beseech thee, that, as by thy cometh to Simon Peter, and to special grace preventing us thou the other disciple whom Jesus dost put into our minds good loved, and saith unto them, They desires, so by thy continual help have taken away the Lord out we may bring the same to good of the sepulchre, and we know effect; through Jesus Christ our not where they have laid him. Lord, who liveth and reigneth Peter therefore went forth, and with thee and the Holy Ghost, that other disciple, and came ever one God, world without to the sepulchre. So they ran end. Amen.

both together; and the other disThe Epistle. Col. iii. 1. ciple did outrun Peter, and came IF

then be risen with Christ, first to the sepulchre; and he, seek those things which are stooping down and looking in, above, where Christ sitteth on saw the linen clothes lying; yet the right hand of God. Set your went he not in.

Then comaffection on things above, not on eth Simon Peter following him, things on the earth: For ye are and went into the sepulchre, and dead, and your life is hid with seeth the linen clothes lie; and Christ in God. When Christ, the napkin that was about his who is our life, shall appear, then head, not lying with the linen shall


with him in clothes, but wrapped together in glory. Mortify therefore your a place by itself. Then went in members which are upon the also that other disciple which earth; fornication, uncleanness, came first to the sepulchre, and inordinate affection, evil concu- he saw, and believed. For as piscence, and covetousness, which yet they knew not the Scripture, is idolatry: For which things' that he must rise again from the

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dead. Then the disciples went were oppressed of the devil: for away again unto their own home. God was with him. And we are

witnesses of all things which he Monday in Easter-week.

did, both in the land of the Jews, The Collect.

and in Jerusalem; whom they A

L MIGHTY God, who slew, and hanged on a tree :

through thy only-begotten Him God raised up the third Son Jesus Christ hast overcome day, and shewed him openly; death, and opened unto us the not to all the people, but unto gate of everlasting life ; We hum- witnesses chosen before of God, bly beseech thee, that, as by thy even to us, who did eat and special grace preventing us thou drink with him after he rose dost put into our minds good from the dead. And he comdesires, so by thy continual help manded us to preach unto the we may bring the same to good people, and to testify that it is effect; through Jesus Christ our he who was ordained of God to Lord, who liveth and reigneth be the Judge of quick and dead. with thee and the Holy Ghost, To him give all the prophets ever one God, world without witness, that through his Name end. Amen.

whosoever believeth in him shall For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. receive remission of sins.


TER opened his mouth, The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13. and said, Of a truth I per- BEL

EHOLD, two of his disciceive that God is no respecter ples went that same day to of persons; but in every nation a village called Emmaus, which he that feareth him, and worketh was from Jerusalem about threerighteousness, is accepted with score furlongs. And they talkhim. The word which God ed together of all these things sent unto the children of Israel, which had happened. And it preaching peace by Jesus Christ; came to pass, that while they (he is Lord of all;) that word (I communed together, and reasonsay) ye know, which was pub- ed, Jesus himself drew near, and lished throughout all Judæa, and went with them. But their

eyes began from Galilee, after the were holden, that they should baptism which John preached: not know him. And he said unhow God anointed Jesus of Na- to them, What manner of comzareth with the Holy Ghost, and munications are these that ye with power; who went about have one to another, as ye walk, doing good, and healing all that and are sad? And the one of


them, whose name was Cleopas, | tures the things concerning himanswering, said unto him, Art self

. And they drew nigh unto thou only a stranger in Jerusa- the village whither they went; lem, and hast not known the and he made as though he would things which are come to pass have gone further : but they conthere in these days ? And he strained him, saying, Abide with said unto them, What things ? us, for it is towards evening, and And they said unto him, Con- the day is far spent. And he cerning Jesus of Nazareth, who went in to tarry with them. And was a prophet mighty in deed it came to pass, as he sat at meat and word, before God and all with them, he took bread, and the people: and how the chief blessed it, and brake, and gave priests and our rulers delivered to them. And their eyes were him to be condemned to death, opened, and they knew him, and and have crucified him. But we he vanished out of their sight. trusted that it had been he which And they said one to another, should have redeemed Israel : Did not our heart burn within and besides all this, to-day is the us, while he talked with us by third day since these things were way, and while he opened to done. Yea, and certain women us the Scriptures? And they rose also of our company made us as- up the same hour, and returned tonished, which were early at the to Jerusalem, and found the elesepulchre; and when they found ven gathered together, and them not his body, they came, saying, that were with them, saying, The that they had also seen a vision Lord is risen indeed, and hath of angels, which said that he appeared to Simon. And they was alive. And certain of them told what things were done in which were with us went to the the way, and how he was known sepulchre, and found it even so of them in breaking of bread. as the women had said; but him they saw not. Then he said un- Tuesday in Easter-week. to them, O fools, and slow of

The Collect. heart to believe all that the pro- ALMIGHTY, God, who


onlyChrist to have suffered these Son Jesus Christ hast overcome things, and to enter into his glo- death, and opened unto us the ry? And beginning at Moses, gate of everlasting life; We humand all the prophets, he expound- bly beseech thee, that, as by thy ed unto them in all the Scrip- special grace preventing us thou dost put into our minds good second Psalm, Thou art my Son, desires, so by thy continual help this day have I begotten thee. we may bring the same to good And as concerning that he raised effect; through Jesus Christ our him up from the dead, now no Lord, who liveth and reigneth more to return to corruption, he with thee and the Holy Ghost, said on this wise, I will give ever one God, world without you the sure mercies of David. end. Amen.

Wherefore he saith also in anFor the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26. other Psalm, Thou shalt not sufEN and brethren, children fer thine Holy One to see cor

of the stock of Abraham, ruption. For David, after he and whosoever among you fear- had served his own generation eth God, to you is the word of by the will of God, fell on sleep, this salvation sent. For they and was laid unto his fathers, that dwell at Jerusalem, and and saw corruption : But he their rulers, because they knew whom God raised again saw no him not, nor yet the voices of corruption. Be it known unto the prophets which are read you therefore, men and brethren, every sabbath-day, they have ful- that through this man is preachfilled them in condemning him. ed unto you the forgiveness of And though they found no cause sins : and by him all that beof death in him, yet desired they lieve are justified from all things, Pilate that he should be slain. from which ye could not be jusAnd when they had fulfilled all tified by the law of Moses. Bethat was written of him, they ware therefore, lest that come took him down from the tree, upon you which is spoken of in and laid him in a sepulchre. But the prophets; Behold, ye deGod raised him from the dead : spisers, and wonder, and perish : and he was seen many days of for I work a work in your days, them which came up with him a work which ye shall in no wise from Galilee to Jerusalem, who believe, though a man declare it are his witnesses unto the peo- unto you. ple. And we declare unto you The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 36. glad tidings, how that the pro- JES

ESUS himself stood in the

the midst of them, and saith unfathers, God hath fulfilled the to them, Peace be unto you. same unto us their children, in But they were terrified and afthat he hath raised up Jesus a- frighted, and supposed that they gain ; as it is also written in the had seen a spirit. And he said Have ye

unto them, Why are ye troubled, to die for our sins, and to rise aand why do thoughts arise in gain for our justification ; Grant your hearts ? Behold my hands us so to put away the leaven of and my feet, that it is I myself: malice and wickedness, that we handle me, and see ; for a spirit may alway serve thee in pureness hath not flesh and bones, as ye of living and truth; through the see me have. And when he had merits of the same thy Son Jesus thus spoken, he shewed them his Christ our Lord. Amen. hands and his feet. And while The Epistle. 1 St. John v. 4. they , HATSOEVER is born and wondered, he said unto them,

of God overcometh the here any

meat ? And world; and this is the victory they gave him a piece of a broil that overcometh the world, even ed fish, and of an honey-comb. our faith. Who is he that overAnd he took it, and did eat be- cometh the world, but he that fore them. And he said unto believeth that Jesus is the Son them, These are the words which of God? This is he that came I spake unto you, while I was by water and blood, even Jesus yet with you, that all things Christ; not by water only, but must be fulfilled which were by water and blood : and it is written in the law of Moses, the Spirit that beareth witness, and in the Prophets, and in the because the Spirit is truth. For Psalms concerning me.

Then there are three that bear record opened he their understanding, in heaven, the Father, the Word, that they might understand the and the Holy Ghost: and these Scriptures, and said unto them, three are one.

three are one. And there are Thus it is written, and thus it three that bear witness in earth, behoved Christ to suffer, and to the spirit, and the water, and the rise from the dead the third day; blood : and these three agree in and that repentance and remis- one. If we receive the witness sion of sins should be preached of men, the witness of God is in his Name among all nations, greater : for this is the witness beginning at Jerusalem. And of God, which he hath testified ye are witnesses of these things. of his Son. He that believeth

on the Son of God hath the witThe first Sunday after Easter.

ness in himself: he that believeth The Collect.

not God hath made him a liar,

he hast given thine only Son cord that God gave of his Son.

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