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ing your own selves. For if any be a hearer of Who is this King of glory? the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord beholding his natural face in a glass : for he mighty in battle: beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and Lift up your heads, O ye gates, even lift straightway forgetteth what manner of man he them up ye everlasting doors; and the King of was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law glory shall come in. of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not Who is this king of glory? a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man
The Collect. among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart
RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, this man's religion is vain. Pure
that like as we do believe thy only Son undefiled before God and the Father, is this, our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into To visit the fatherless and widows in their the heavens ; so we may also in heart and affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from mind thither ascend, and with him continually the world.
dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and
the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. The Gospel. John xvi. 23.
Amen. VERILY, verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name,
For the Epistle. Acts i. 1. he will
give it you. Hitherto have ye asked THE former treatise have I made, 0 Theonothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, philus, of all that Jesus began both to do that your joy may be full. These things have and teach, until the day in which he was taken up, I spoken unto you in proverbs: the time com- after that he through the Holy Ghost had given eth when I shall no longer speak unto you in commandment unto the Apostles whom he had proverbs, but I shall shew you plainly of the chosen : to whom also he shewed himself alive Father. At that day ye shall ask in my name: after his passion, by many infallible proofs ; and I say not unto you, that I will pray the being seen of them forty days, and speaking of Father for you; for the Father himself loveth the things pertaining to the kingdom of God : you, because ye have loved me, and have be- and, being assembled together with them, comlieved that I came out from God. I came manded them that they should not depart from forth from the Father, and am come into the Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the world : again, I leave the world, and go to the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. Father. His disciples said unto him, Lo, now For John truly baptized with water, but ye speakest thou plainly, and speakest no proverb. shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, many days hence. When they therefore were and needest not that any man should ask thee : come together, they asked of him, saying, by this we believe that thou camest forth from Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the God. Jesus answered them, Do ye now be kingdom to Israel? And he said unto them, lieve? Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now It is not for you to know the times or the seacome,
shall be scattered every man to sons, which the Father hath put in his own his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I
after that am not alone, because the Father is with me. the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye These things I have spoken unto you, that in shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, me ye might have peace. In the world ye and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer, uttermost part of the earth. And when he I have overcome the world.
had spoken these things, while they beheld, he
was taken up, and a cloud received him out of The Ascension-day.
their sight. And while they looked stedfastly
toward heaven, as he went up, behold, two THE ANTHEM.
men stood by them in white apparel ; which S INCE by man came death, by man came also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye
also the resurrection of the dead, for as in gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be which is taken up from you into heaven, shall made alive.-1. Cor. xv. 21.
so come, in like manner as ye have seen him He hath ascended on high, he hath led capti- go into heaven. vity captive; and received gifts for men, yea even for his enemies, that the Lord God might
The Gospel. Mark xvi. 14. dwell’among them.-Ps. lxviii. 16.
[ESUS appeared unto the eleven as they sat Lift up your
ads, O ye gates, and be ye at meat, and upbraided them with their lift up ye everlasting doors, and the King of unbelief and hardness of heart, because they glory shall come in.-Ps, xxiv. 7.
believed not them which had seen him after he
you of them.
And he said unto them, Go ye me from the beginning. These things have I into all the world, and preach the gospel to spoken unto you, that
should not be offendevery creature.
He that believeth and is bap- ed. They shall put you out of the synagogues: tized shall be saved; but he that believeth not yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth shall be damned. And these signs shall follow you will think that he doeth God service. And them that believe: In my name shall they these things will they do unto you, because cast out devils; they shall speak with new they have not known the Father, nor me. But tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if these things have I told you, that, when the they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt time shall come, ye may remember that I told them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then after the Lord
Whit Sunday. had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.
THE ANTHEM. And
they went forth and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming HOW beautiful are the feet of them that the word with signs following.
preach the gospel of peace, and bring
glad tidings of good things.- Rom. x. 15. Sunday after Ascension-day.
Their sound is gone out into all lands, and
their words unto the ends of the world. Note: The Anthem may be the same as that
We will make mention of thy loving-kindfor Ascension-day.
ness, O God, in the midst of thy temple ; The Collect.
according to thy name, so is thy praise unto O GOD the King of glory, who hast exalted
the ends of the earth ; thy right hand is full of thine only Son Jesus Christ with great
righteousness.-Ps. xlviii. 9. triumph unto thy kingdom in heaven ; We O send out thy light and thy truth; let beseech thee, leave us not comfortless; but
them lead me: let them bring me unto thy send to us thine Holy Ghost to comfort us, and
holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.-Ps. xliii. 3. exalt us unto the same place whither our
Thus will I go unto the altar of God, unto Saviour Christ is gone before, who liveth and
God my exceeding joy, yea, upon the harp reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one will I praise thee, O God, my God. God, world without end. Amen.
Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, The Epistle. Eph. i. 15.
and good will to man.—Luke ii. 14.
The Collect. WHEREFORE I also, after I heard of your
faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all GOD, who was at this time didst teach, the the saints, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; that the to them the light of thy Holy Spirit ; Grant us God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of by the same Spirit to have a right judgement glory, may give unto you the Spirit of wisdom in all things, and evermore to rejoice in his and revelation, in the knowledge of him : the holy comfort, through the merits of Christ Jesus eyes of your understanding being enlightened ; our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth with thee, that ye may know what is the hope of his in the unity of the same Spirit, one God, world calling, and what the riches of the glory of his
without end. Amen. inheritance in the saints, and what is the ex
For the Epistle. Acts ii. 1. ceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the workings of his mighty WHEN the day of Pentecost was fully power, which he wrought in Christ, when he come, they were all with one accord in raised him from the dead, and set him at his
one place. And suddenly there came a sound own right hand in the heavenly places, far
from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and above all principality, and power, and might,
it filled all the house where they were sitting. and dominion, and every name that is named,
And there appeared unto them cloven tongues, not only in this world, but also in that which is
like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them : to come: and hath put all things under his
and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, feet, and gave him to be the head over all
and began to speak with other tongues, as the
And there were things to the church, which is his body, the Spirit gave them utterance. fulness of him that filleth all in all.
dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out The Gospel. John xv. 26, and part of Chap.xvi.
of every nation under heaven. Now when this
was noised abroad, the multitude came together, WI
CHEN the Comforter is come, whom I will and were confounded, because that every man
send unto you from the Father, even the heard them speak in his own language. And Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the they were all amazed, and marvelled, saying Father, he shall testify of me. And ye also one to another, Behold, are not all these which shall bear witness, because ye have been with speak Galileans? And now hear we every man
in our own tongue wherein we were born ? confession of a true faith to acknowledge the
For the Epistle. Rev. vii. 9.
titude, which no man could number, of all
nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another
stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, Comforter, that he may abide with you for
clothed with white robes, and palms in their
hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, ever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the world
Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him : but ye know him ; for
throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I
angels stood round about the throne, and about will not leave you comfortless : I will come to
the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth
throne on their faces, and worshipped God, me no more ; but ye see me : because I live, saying, Amen : Blessing, and glory, and wisshall live also. At that day ye shall know,
dom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in
and might, be unto our God for ever and ever.
Amen. And one of the elders answered, sayyou. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he ing unto me, What are these which are arrayed that loveth me shall be loved of
in white robes ? and whence came they? and
my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to
I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he him. Judas saith unto him, (not Iscariot,) said to me, These are they which came out of Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself great tribulation, and have washed their robes, unto us, and not unto the world ? Jesus
and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. answered and said unto him, If a man love me
Therefore are they before the throne of God, he will keep my words, and my Father will
and serve him day and night in his temple : love him, and we will come unto him, and make
and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell our abode with him. He that loveth me not
among them. They shall hunger no more, neikeepeth not my sayings: and the word which ther thirst any more ; neither shall the sun ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb, sent me. These things have I spoken unto
which is in the midst of the throne, shall feed you, being yet present with you. But the
them, and shall lead them unto living fountains Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the
of waters : and God shall wipe away all tears
from their Father will send in my name, he shall teach
eyes. you all things, and bring all things to your
The Gospel. John iii. 1. remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave
with you, my peace I give unto THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.
Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it
came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you,
Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come
from God : for no man can do these miracles I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I
that thou doest, except God be with him. go unto the Father : for my Father is greater verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye
again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much
born when he is old ? can he enter the second with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world
time into his mother's womb, and be born ?
Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, may know that I love the Father ; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do.'
Except a man be born of water, and of the
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and
that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. The Collect.
Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be ALMIGHTY and
everlasting God, who hast born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, given unto us thy servants grace by the and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst
not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth ; For the Epistle. Isaiah xl. 12. so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, LIFT, up your eyes on high, and behold How can these things be? Jesus answered
who hath created these things, that and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel,
bringeth out the stars by number : he calleth and knowest not these things ? Verily, verily
them all by names by the greatness of his I unto thee, We speak that we do know,
might, for that he is strong in power ; not say
one faileth. Who hath measured the waters and testify that we have seen ; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly
in the hollow of his hand, and meted out things, and ye believe not ; how shall ye
heaven with the span, and comprehended the believe, if I tell you of heavenly things ? And
dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that
the mountains in scales,, and the hills in a came down from heaven, even the Son of man,
balance? Who hath directed the Spirit of the who is in heaven. And as Moses lifted the
Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him? up
With whom took he counsel, and who inserpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: that whosoever
structed him, and taught him in the path of believeth in him should not perish, but have judgement, and taught him knowledge, and
shewed to him the way of understanding? eternal life.
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance; behold, he taketh up the isles as a
very little thing, and Lebanon is not sufficient THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. to burn, nor the beasts thereof sufficient for a
burnt-offering. All nations before him are THE ANTHEM.
as nothing ; and they are counted to him less
than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will PRAISE ye the Lord, O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good : for his
ye liken me, or shall I be equal ? saith the
mercy endureth for ever.
Holy One. Who can utter the mighty acts of the Lord ? who can shew forth all his praise ?-Ps. cvi.
The Gospel. Luke xii. 22. 1. 2.
Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Al- AND he said unto his disciples, Therefore mighty; heaven and earth full are of his glory. life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body,
I say unto you, Take no thought for your -Rev. iv. 8.
The life is more than Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for
meat, and the body is more than raiment. his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God :
Consider the ravens : for they neither sow nor which made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that therein is : which keepeth truth for ever.
reap, which neither have storehouse nor barn ;
and God feedeth them: how much more are --Ps. cxlvi. 5. All thy works praise thee, O Lord, and thy with taking thought can add to his stature one
better than the fowls? And which of you saints bless thee. - Ps. cxlv. 10.
cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing The heavens declare thy glory, and the firmament sheweth thy handiwork; day unto day rest? Consider the lilies how they grow;
which is least, why take ye thought for the uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say
unto you, That Solomon in all his glory was There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard ; their line is gone out
not arrayed like one of these. If then God so
clothe the grass, which is to-day in the field, through all the earth, and their words unto the
and to-morrow is cast into the oven, how much ends of the world.-Ps. xix. 1, 2. O all ye works of the Lord, bless
more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? ye
the Lord, praise him, and magnify him for ever.
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye
shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. Amen and Amen.
For all these things do the nations of the world
seek after: and your Father knoweth that The Collect,
ye have need of these things. But rather seek ORD of all power and might, who art the
ye the kingdom of God; and all these things Lo
shall be added unto you. Author and Giver of all good things ; Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, in
Second Sunday after Trinity. crease in us true religion, nourish us with all
The Collect. goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us in the same ; through desus Christ our Lord. O ALMIGHTY God, who into the place .
of the traitor Judas didst choose thy
faithful servant Matthias to be of the number cast out devils ? and in thy name done many of the twelve Apostles ; Grant that thy Church wonderful works? And then will I profess being alway preserved from false Apostles, unto them, I never knew you: depart from may be ordered and guided by faithful and me, ye that work iniquity. Therefore whotrue pastors; through Jesus Christ our Lord. soever heareth these sayings of mine, and Amen.
doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man,
which built his house upon a rock: and the For the Epistle. Acts i. 15.
rain descended, and the floods came, and the AN in in
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it midst of the disciples, and said, (the
fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. number of the names together were about an
And every one that heareth these sayings of hundred and twenty), Men and brethren, this
mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto scripture must needs have been fulfilled which a foolish man, which built his house upon the the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake
sand : and the rain descended, and the floods before concerning Judas, which was guide to
came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that them that took Jesus. For he was numbered
house; and it fell: and great was the fall of with us, and had obtained part of this minis- it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had try. Now this man purchased a field with
ended these sayings, the people were astonished the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong,
at his doctrine: for he taught thet as one he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bow- having authority, and not as the scribes. els gushed out. And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem ; insomuch as that
Third Sunday after Trinity field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama,
The Collect. that is to say, The field of blood. For it is written in the Book of Psalms, Let his habi- AT
LMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only tation be desolate, and let no man dwell there
Son to be unto us both a sacrifice for sin, in: and His bishoprick let another take.
and also an ensample of godly life; Give us Wherefore of these men which have companied grace, that we may always most thankfully with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went
receive that his inestimable benefit, and also in and out among us, beginning from the bap- daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed tism of John, unto that same day that he was
steps of his most holy life, through the same taken from up us, must one be ordained to be
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. a witness with us of his resurrection. And
The Epistle. I. Pet. v. 5. they appointed two, Joseph called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias.
LL of you be subject one to another, and And they prayed and said, Thou, Lord, which
be clothed with humility: for God resistknoweth the hearts of all men, shew whether of
eth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble. these two thou hast chosen, that he may take
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty part of this ministry and apostleship, from
hand of God, that he may exalt you in due which Judas by transgression fell, that he might
time; casting all your care upon him, for he go to his own place. And they gave forth
careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because their lots : and the lot fell upon Matthias ; and
your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
walketh about seeking whom he may devour :
whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that The Gospel. Matt. vii. 15.
the same afflictions are accomplished in your
brethren that are in the world. But the God BEWARE of false prophets, which come to
you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they of all grace, who hath called us into his eternal are ravening wolves : ye shall know them by glory by Christ Jesus, after that have suftheir fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns,
fered a while, make you perfect, stablish, or figs of thistles ? Even so every good tree
strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and
dominion for ever and ever. Amen. bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree
The Gospel. Luke xv. 1. bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bring- THE
WHEN drew near unto him all the publieth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast cans and sinners for to hear him. And into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye
the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, shall know them. Not every one that saith This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the king them. And he spake this parable unto them, dom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of saying, What man of you having an hundred my Father which is in heaven. Many will say sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have after that which is lost, until he find it? And