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like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen him, neither known him. Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous. He that committeth sin is of the devil : for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
The Gospel. Matt. xiv. 22. ND straightway Jesus constrained his h disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid ; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me! And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt? And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased; and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
the glory of thy Name; through Jesus Christ
The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1.
powers. For there is no power but of
The Gospel. John v. 1.
and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep-market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first, after the troubling of the water, stepped in, was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty and eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and
Sunday called Septuagesima, or the third
Sunday before Lent.
hear the prayers of thy people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for
walked : and on the same day was the sabbath. a man smite you on the face. I speak as conThe Jews therefore said unto him that was cur- cerning reproach, as though we had been ed, It is the sabbath day: it is not lawful weak : howbeit whereinsoever any is bold, (I for thee to carry thy bed. He answered them, speak foolishly), I am bold also. Are they He that made me whole, the same said unto me, Hebrews ? so am I. Are they Israelites ? Take up thy bed, and walk. Then asked they 80 am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? him, What man is that which said unto thee, so am I. Are they ministers of Christ? (I Take up thy bed, and walk? And he that was speak as a fool,) I am more: in labours more healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had con- abundant; in stripes above measure; in priveyed himself away, a multitude being in that sons more frequent ; in deaths oft. Of the place. Afterward Jesus findeth him in the tem. Jews five times received I forty stripes save ple, and said unto him, Behold thou art made one; thrice was I beaten with rods ; once was whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come I stoned; thrice I suffered shipwreck; a night unto thee. The man departed, and told the and a day I have been in the deep; in jourJews that it was Jesus, which had made him neying often; in perils of waters; in perils of whole. And therefore did the Jews persecute robbers ; in perils by mine own countrymen; in Jesus, and sought to slay him, because he had perils by the heathen; in perils in the city ; done these things on the sabbath day. But Jesus in perils in the wilderness ; in perils in the answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and sea; in perils among false brethren; in weariI work. Therefore the Jews sought the more ness and painfulness; in watchings often ; in to kill him, because he not only had broken the hunger and thirst; in fastings often; in cold sabbath, but said also that God was his Father, and nakedness; besides those things that are making himself equal with God. Then answer. without, that which cometh upon me daily, ed Jesus, and said unto them, Verily, verily, I the care of all the churches. Who is weak, say unto you, The Son can do nothing of him and I am not weak? Who is offended, and I self, but what he seeth the Father do: for what burn not? If I must needs glory, I will glory of things soever he doeth, these also doeth the Son the things which concern mine infirmities. The likewise. For the Father loveth the Son, and God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which sheweth him all things that himself doeth: and is blest for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. he will shew him greater works than these, that ye may marvel. For as the Father raiseth up
The Gospel. Luke viii. 4. the dead, and quickeneth them; even so the W HEN much people were gathered toSon quickeneth whom he will. For the Father gether, and were come to him out of judgeth no man, but hath committed all judge. every city, he spake by a parable : A sower ment unto the Son: that all men should ho went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, nour the Son, even as they honour the Father. some fell by the way-side: and it was trodden He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. the Father which hath sent him. Verily, verily, And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and was sprung up, it withered away, because it believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; life, and shall not come into condemnation; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked but is passed from death unto life.
it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang
up, and bare fruit an hundred-fold. And Sunday called Sexagesima, or the second Sunday
when he had said these things, he cried, He before Lent.
that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his The Collect.
disciples asked him, saying, What might this N LORD, raise up (we pray thee) thy power,
parable be? And he said, Unto you it is and come among us, and with great might
given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of succour us; that whereas, through our sins
God: but to others in parables ; that seeing and wickedness, we are sore let and hindered
they might not see, and hearing they might in running the race that is set before us, thy
not understand. Now the parable is this : bountiful grace and mercy may speedily help
The seed is the word of God. Those by the and deliver us; through the satisfaction of thy
way-side are they that hear; then cometh the Son our Lord, to whom with thee and the Holy
devil, and taketh away the word out of their Ghost be honour and glory, world without
hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. end. Amen.
They on a rock are they, which, when they
hear, receive the word with joy; and these The Epistle. II. Cor. xi. 19.
have no root, which for a while believe, and VE suffer fools gladly, seeing ye your in time of temptation fall away. And that
1 selves are wise. For ye suffer if a man which fell among thorns are they, which, when bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, they have heard, go forth, and are choked if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if with cares and riches and pleasures of this life,
and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on saying was hid from them, neither knew they the good ground are they, which, in an honest the things which were spoken. And it came and good heart, having heard the word, keep to pass that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
a certain blind man sat by the way-side beg
ging : and hearing the multitude pass by, he The Sunday called Quinquagesima, or the next asked what it meant. And they told him Sunday before Lent.
that. Jesus of Nazareth passed by. And he The Collect.
cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have LORD, who has taught us, that all our
mercy on me. And they which went before doings without charity are nothing worth;
rebuked bim, that he should hold his peace : Send thy Holy Ghost, and pour into our hearts
but he cried so much the more, Thou Son that most excellent gift of charity, the very
of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus bond of peace and of all virtues, without which stood, and commanded him to be brought whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee. unto him: and when he was come near, he asked Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ's
him, saying, What wilt thou that I shall do sake. Amen.
unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may
receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, The Epistle. I. Cor. xiii. 1.
receive thy sight; thy faith hath saved thee. THOUGH Í speak with the tongues of
And immediately he received his sight, and - men and of angels, and have not charity, followed him. glorifying God: and all the I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God. cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all First day of Lent, commonly called Ash knowledge; and though I have all faith, so
Wednesday. that I could remove mountains, and have not
The Collect. charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I
o LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty give my body to be burned, and have not
days and forty nights ; Give us grace to charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity suf
use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subfereth long, and is kind ; charity envieth not;
1: dued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
godly motions in righteousness, and true holidoth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh
ness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh
reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, no evil. rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth one God, world without end. Amen. in the truth ; beareth all things, believeth all
For the Epistle. Joel ii. 12. things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
TURN ye even to me, saith the Lord, Charity never faileth: but whether there be
1 with all your heart, and with fasting, and prophecies, they shall fail ; whether there be with weeping, and with mourning. And rend tongues, they shall cease ; whether there be
your heart, and not your garments, and turn knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we
unto the Lord your God : for he is gracious know in part, and we prophesy in part; but
and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindwhen that which is perfect is come, then that ness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who which is in part shall be done away. When knoweth if he will return and repent, and I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood leave a blessing behind him; even a meatas a child, I thought as a child; but when I offering, and a drink-offering unto the Lord became a man, I put away childish things. your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sancFor now we see through a glass darkly; but tify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the then face to face: now I know in part; but
people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the then shall I know even as also I am known.
elders, gather the children, and those that suck And now! abideth faith, hope, charity, these
the breasts; let the bridegroom go forth of three; but the greatest of these is charity.
his chamber, and the bride out of her closet; The Gospel. Luke xviii. 31.
let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, THEN Jesus took unto him the twelve, and
weep between the porch and the altar, and let I said unto them, Behold, we go up to Je
them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give rusalem, and all things that are written by the
not thine heritage to reproach, that the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be
heathen should rule over them: wherefore accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto
should they say among the people, Where is the Gentiles, and shall be mocked and spite
their God? fully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall
The Gospel. Matt. vi. 16. scourge him, and put him to death ; and the
W HEN ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, third day he shall rise again. And they of a sad countenance : for they disfigure understood none of these things : and this their faces, that they may appear unto men to
fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, thine head, and wash thy face, that thou appear and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in cast thyself down ; for it is written, He shall secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up give his angels charge concerning thee, and in for yourselves treasures upon earth, where their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. break through and steal : but lay up for your-' Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou selves treasures in heaven, where neither moth shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Again, the nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do devil taketh him up into an exceeding high not break through nor steal : for where your mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms treasure is, there will your heart be also. of the world, and the glory of them; and saith
unto him, All these things will I give thee, if First Sunday in Lent.
thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then The Collect.
saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan ;
for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord A LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who
thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. H hatest nothing that thou hast made, and Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, dost forgive the sins of all them that are peni- angels came and ministered unto him tent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we, worthily lamenting our
Second Sunday in Lent. sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect
The Collect. remission and forgiveness ; through Jesus
ALMIGHTY God, who seest that we have Christ our Lord. Amen,
no power of ourselves to help ourselves;
Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and The Epistle. II. Cor. vi. 1.
inwardly in our souls; that we may be deW E then, as workers together with him, fended from all adversities which may happen
beseech you also, that ye receive not the to the body, and from all evil thoughts which grace of God in vain ; (for he saith, I have may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of Christ our Lord. Amen. salvation have I succoured thee : behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day
The Epistle. I. Thess. iv. 1. of salvation); giving no offence in any thing, W E beseech you, brethren, and exhort you that the ministry be not blamed; but in all TV by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have rethings approving ourselves as the ministers of ceived of us how ye ought to walk, and to God, in much patience, in afflictions, in neces- please God, so ye would abound more and sities, in distresses, in stripes, in imprisonments, more. For ye know what commandments we in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings; gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the by pureness, by knowledge, by long-suffering, will of God, even your sanctification, that ye by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love un should abstain from fornication; that every one feigned, by the word of truth, by the power of of you should know how to possess his vessel God, by the armour of righteousness on the in sanctification and honour; not in the lust of right hand and on the left, by honour and dis- concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which honour, by evil report and good report; as know not God; that no man go beyond and deceivers, and yet true; as unknown, and yet defraud his brother in any matter; because well known; as dying, and behold, we live ; that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we as chastened, and not killed ; as sorrowful, yet also have forewarned you, and testified. For alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but as having nothing, and yet possessing all things. unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth,
despiseth not man, but God, who hath also The Gospel. Matt. iv. 1.
given unto us his holy Spirit. THEN was Jesus led up of the Spirit into I the wilderness to be tempted of the
The Gospel. Matt. xv. 21. devil. And when he had fasted forty days TESUS went thence, and departed into the and forty nights, he was afterward an coasts of Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a hungered. And when the tempter came to woman of Canaan came out of the same coast, him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, com- and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on mand that these stones be made bread. But me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter he answered and said, It is written, Man shall is grievously vexed with a devil. But he not live by bread alone, but by every word answered her not a word. And his disciples
came and besought him, saying, Send her heart to the Lord; giving thariks always for away; for she crieth after us. But he answer all things unto God and the Father, in the ed and said, I am not sent, but unto the lost name of our Lord Jesus Christ. sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
The Gospel. Luke ix. 18. But he answered and said, It is not meet to AND it came to pass, as he was alone praytake the children's bread, and to cast it to 1 ing, his disciples were with him: and he dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the asked them, saying, Whom say the people that dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their I am? They answering said, John the Baptist; master's table. Then Jesus answered and said but some say, Elias ; and others say, That one unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it of the old prophets is risen again. He said unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter unto them, But whom say ye that I am ? Peter was made whole from that very hour.
answering said, The Christ of God. And he
straitly charged them, and commanded them Third Sunday in Lent.
to tell no man that thing; saying, The Son of The Collect.
man must suffer many things, and be rejected
of the elders, and chief priests, and scribes, and W E beseech thee, Almighty God, look
be slain, and be raised the third day. And he upon the hearty desires of thy humble
said to them all, If any man will come after servants, and stretch forth the right hand of
me, let him deny himself, and take up his thy Majesty, to be our defence against all
cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever our enemies; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
will save his life shall lose it: but whosoever Amen.
will lose his life for my sake, the same shall The Epistle.' Eph. v. 1.
save it. For what is a man advantaged, if he RE ye therefore followers of God, as dear gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be
children; and walk in love, as Christ also cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, of me and of my words, of him shall the Son an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet- of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his smelling savour. But fornication, and all un- own glory, and in his Father's and of the holy cleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once angels. But I tell you of a truth, There be named among you, as becometh saints; nei- some standing here which shall not taste of ther filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, death till they see the kingdom of God. And which are not convenient; but rather giving of it came to pass about an eight days after these thanks. For this ye know, that no whore- sayings, he took Peter and John and James, monger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, and went up into a mountain to pray. And as who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no man altered, and his raiment was white and glisterdeceive you with vain words : for because of ing. And, behold, there talked with him two these things cometh the wrath of God upon men, which were Moses and Elias: who apthe children of disobedience. Be not ye there. peared in glory, and spake of his decease, fore partakers with them: for ye were some
which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. times darkness, but now are ye light in the But Peter and they that were with him were Lord : walk as children of light; (for the fruit heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteous they saw his glory, and the two men that stood ness and truth;) proving what is acceptable with him. And it came to pass, as they deunto the Lord. And have no fellowship with parted from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather it is good for us to be here: and let us make reprove them. For it is a shame even to three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for speak of those things which are done of them Moses, and one for Elias: not knowing what in secret. But all things that are reproved are he said. While he thus spake, there came a made manifest by the light: for whatsoever cloud, and overshadowed them: and they doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he feared as they entered into the cloud. And saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light. This is my beloved Son: hear him. And when See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because And they kept it close, and told no man in those the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, days any of those things which they had seen. but understanding what the will of the Lord is.
Fourth Sunday in Lent. And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit ; speaking
The Collect. to yourselves in psalms and hymns, and spirit YRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, ual songs, singing and making melody in your U that we, who for our evil deeds do wor