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of the fame coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou fun of David: my daughter is grievoudly vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and befought him, saying, Send her away, for the crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the loft sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters table. Then Jefus answered and said unto her, o O woman, great is thy faich : be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

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The third Sunday in. Lent.

The Colleft.
beseech thee, Almighty God, look upon the hearty

desires of thy humble servants: and stretch forth the sighe hand of thy Majesty to be our defence against all our enemies, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epifle. Ephef. v. 1.
ye therefore followers of God, as dear children ; and

walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet smelling favour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousnels, let it not be once named amongst you, as becometh faints : neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jefting, which are not convenient ; but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath

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On the COLLECT for ebe third Sunday ir Leni. We beseech thee, almighty God, favourably to hear the prayers of the church which they with fervour put up unto thee, and to Atretch forch the tight hand of thy power and majesty to defend us from all our enemies, gåaktly and bodily, for the sake of our blessed Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

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any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and of God. Let no man deceive you with 'vain words : for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them ; for ye were fometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord : walk as children of light (For the fruit of the spirit is in all goodness, and righteousness, and truth) proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them: for it is a shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret. But all things that are reproved, are made manifest by the light : for whatsoever doch make manifelt, is light. Wherefore he faith, Awake thou that fleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

The Gospel St Luke xi. 14. ESUS was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And

it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb ipake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He cafteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. And others tempting him, fought of him a sign from heaven. But he knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself, is brought to defolation ; and a house divided against a houle, falleth. If Saran also be divided against himself, how shall his king. dom stand? because ye say that I cait out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub calt out devils, by whom do your lons cast them out ? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace; but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcoire him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his fpoils. He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth. When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking reft : ani finding none, he faith, I will return unto my house whence 1 came out. And when he coneth, he findeth it iwept and

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garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him feven other Ipirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in, and dwell there, and the last state of that man is worse than the first And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lift up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. But he said, Yea, rather blessed are they that hear the word of God and keep-it.

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The fourth Sunday in Lent.

The Collect.
RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we,

who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be felieved, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Ainen.

The Epifle. Gal. iv. 21.
ELL me, ye that desire to be under the law, do ye not

hear the law ? for it is written that Abraham had two fons, the one by a bond-maid, the other by a free-woman. But he who was of the bond-woman, was born after the flesh; but he of the free woman was by promise. Which things are an allegory; for these are the cwo covenants : the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerusalem which is above is free, which

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On the COLLECT for the fourth Sunday in Lent. O Almighty God, grant, we beseech thee, that we who by the calamities we undergo in this world, are punished less than our iniquities deferve, (Ezra ix. 13.) and, on account of our numerous violations of thy divine law, do dread thy jaft vengeance falling on us; may; by thy mercifal goodness be delivered from our affli&ions; and by the powerful influeace of thy grace, exciting us to a reformation of our lives, may avoid the etereal punishment which we have incurred by our fins; and this we beg for the lake of our Lord Jesus Chrift. Amen. S

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is the mother of us all. For it is written, Rejoice thou barren that bearest not; break forth and cry, thou that travaileft not: for the delolate hath many more children than she which hath an husband. Now we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as then he that was born after the flesh, persecuted him that was born after the spirit ; even so it is now. Nevertheless, what faith the scripture ? Caft out the bond-woman and her fon; for the son of the bond-woman shall not be heir with the fon of the free woman, So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free.

The Gospel. St John 6. 1. ESUS went over the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of

Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, because they saw his miracles which he did on them that were diseased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh. When Jesus then lift up his eyes, and faw a great company come unto him, he saith unto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread, that these may eat ? (And this he said to prove him ; for he himself knew what he would do.) Philip answered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is. not fufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Perer's brother, faith unto him, There is a lad here which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes; but what are they among so many? And Jesus said, Make the men fit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men fat down, in number about five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down ; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be loft. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then thoie men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that Prophei that lhould come into the world.

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The fifth Sunday in Lent.

The Colle Et.
E beseech thee, Almighty God, mercifully to look

upon thy people ; that by thy great goo.iness, they may be governed and preserved evermore both in body and foul, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epiftle. Heb. ix. 11.
HRIST being come an high Priest of good things to

come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to fay, not of this building ; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls, and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, fanctifieth to the purifying of the Relh ; how much more shall the blood of Christ, who, through the eternal spirit, offered himself without fpot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? and for this cause he is the Mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

The Gospel. St John viji. 46, ESUS faid, Which of you convinceth me of fin ? And

if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He thať is of God, heareth God's words : ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well, that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil ? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but

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On the COLLECT for the fifth Sunday in Lent. Omnipotent Being, we intreat thee to look down with compasion upon thy people wbo now offer up their prayers to thee, that by thy gracioas providence they may have their bodies preserved from all misfortunes, and their fools fecured from fin and temptation, which we request of thee for the sake of our blessed Lord and Saviour Jefus Christ, Amen.

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