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cipledid outrun Peter, and came first to the fepulchre: and he stooping down, and looking in, faw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the fepulchre, and feeth the linen clothes lie, and the napkin that was about his head not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple which came first to the sepulchre, and he faw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

Monday in Easter.Week.

The Collect.



Jesus Christ haft overcome death, and opened unto as the gate of everlasting life; We humbly befeech thee, ihat as by thy special grace preventing ns, thon dost put into our minds good defires, fo by thy continual help we may bring the fame to good effect, through Jefus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. A&s x. 34.
ETER opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I per- .

ceive that God is no respecter of perfons; but in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteoufBefs, is accepted with him. The word which God fent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus

Mondry, &c.] This and Tuesday were added and retained as attendants upon Easter-day in honour of it; for of old this gwen of feajts, as the fathers call it, was so highly estimated, that it was in a manner solenidized titiy dars together, even from Easter to Whitfuntide; all which time the early Chritians met together in public, to sing with greatest joy Brilms and ballelujılıs to Almighty God, and to take the cup of falvation, neboly communion, prajiing the name of the Lord. Sparrow. During thefo filiv davs bapoifin was conferred; Jl fasts were suspended; and the Winthippers prayed itanding, (the customary posture on Sundays in token *t joy.) The introitin on this day was ptalna lxij

Clorist : (he is Lord of all :) that word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judea, and began from Galilee, after the Baptism which John preached: How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom they few, and hanged on a tree: Him God raised up the third day, and shewed him openly, not to all the people, but unto witnefses chofen before of God, even to us who did eat and drink with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he which was ordained of God, to be the Judge of quick and dead. To him give all the prophets witness, that through his Name, whosoever believeth in him shall receive remiffion of fins.

The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13.

two of his disciples went that same day 19 a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they commitmed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, faid unto him, Art thou only a Stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jefus of Nazareth, which was a proplet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people: And how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified hiin. But We trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to-day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also


of our company made us astonished, which were early at the fepulchre; and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us, went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, O fools, and flow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us, for it is towards evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their fight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and low he was known of them in breaking of bread.

Tuesday in Easter-Weck.

The Colleet.
LMIGHTY God, who through thy only-begotten

Son Jesus Christ halt overcome death, and opened unto us the gate of everlasting life; We humbly beseech

The Colleci] Before the last review the collect for this day was what we now use on the succeeding Sunday; being the fame that in the first common prayer-book of Edward Vith was ordained for the post-communion on Eafter-day. The introitus was psalm cxiii.

tkee, that as by thy special grace preventing us, thou dost put into our minds good desires, so by thy continual help ke may bring the same to good effect, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reignèth with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

For the Epistle. A&s xiii. 26. MEN

EN and brethren, children of the stock of Abra

ham, and whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this falvation fent. For they that dwell at Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they knew kim

not, nor yet the voices of the prophets which are read every fabbath-day, they have fulfilled them in condemning him. And though they found no cause of death in him, yet desired they Pilate that he should be flain. And when they had fulfilled all that was writren of him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a fepulchre. But God raised him from the dead: and he was feed many days of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people. And we declare unto you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made unto the fathers, God hath fulfiled the fame unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second

1 plaka, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now Do more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. Wherefore he faith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell on fleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption: but he, whom God raised again, faw no corruption. Be is known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of fios: and by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which ye could not be justified by the law of Mofes. Beware therefore left that come upon yo'l which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perill: 'for I work a work in

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your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

The GospelSt. Luke xxiv. 36. ESUS himself stood in the midst of them, and faith

unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he lhewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and won. dered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? and they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. And he faid unto them, These are the words which I fpake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures; and said unto them, Thus it is written, aud thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of fins should be preached in his Name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things.

The firm Sunday after Eafter.

The Collect.


die for our sins, and to rise again for our justification; Grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wicked

The first Sunday, &c.) It was the custom of our forefathers to observe the octave or utas of their high and principal feasts; and this Sunday is the octave or eighth day after Eafter. This Sunday is called low Sunday, because it is Easter-day repeated, the octave of Easter; but the Sunday Die foren is high Easter, and this is a lower feaft, low Easter; in Latin Do

or rather post albas, (fc. depositas) as some old rituals call

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