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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
" among you seem to be religious, and bridleth
The Collect. not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, CRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, this man's religion is vain. Pure religion and U 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, O Theonothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, 1 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 takenup, 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, that ye 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 power. But ve shall receive power 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 ve 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 di The Ascension-day.
their sight. And while they looked stedfastly THE ANTHEM.
toward heaven, as he went up, behold, two
men stood by them in white apparel; which VINCE 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.--I. 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.
JESUS appeared unto the eleven as they sat Lift up your heads, 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 was risen. 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 ye 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 you of them. 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,
COW beautiful are the feet of them that the Lord working with them, and confirming
preach the gospel of peace, and bring the word with signs following.
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 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. W HEREFORE I also, after I heard of your
The Collect. V faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all
MOD, who as at this time didst teach the the saints, cease not to give thanks for you, hearts of thy faithful people, by the sending 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
W HEN 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 things to the church, which is his body, the
Spirit gave them utterance. And there were fulness of him that filleth all in all.
dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out
of every nation under heaven. Now when this The Gospel. John xv. 26, and part of Chap.xvi. was noised abroad, the multitude came together, W HEN 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
confession of a true faith to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity, and in the power of the Divine Majesty to worship the Unity ; We beseech thee, that thou wouldest keep us stedfast in this faith, and evermore defend us from all adversities, who livest and reignest, one God, world without end. Amen.
in our own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egpyt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews, and Proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the wonderful works of God.
The Gospel. John xiv. 15. JESUS said unto his disciples, If ye love me,
keep my commandments. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him : but ye know him ; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. I will not leave you comfortless : I will come to you. Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more ; but ye see me : because I live, ye shall live also. At that day ye shall know, that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you. He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith unto him, (not Iscariot,) Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world ? Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me he will keep my words, and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken unto you, being yet present with you. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. Ye have heard how I said unto you, I go away, and come again unto you. If ye loved me, ye would rejoice, because I said, I go unto the Father: for my Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it is come to pass, ye might believe. Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me. But that the world may know that I love the Father; and as the Father gave me commandment, even so I do.'
For the Epistle. Rev. vii. 9. AFTER this I beheld, and lo, a great mulA titude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands; and cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb. And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God, saying, Amen : Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen. And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes ? and whence came they? and I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, great tribulation and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple : and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
The Gospel. John iii. 1. THERE was a man of the Pharisees, named
1 Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God : for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born ? Jesus answered, Verily, verily I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst
The Collect. LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hast given unto us thy servants grace by the
not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth ; . For the Epistle. Isaiah xl. 12.
LIFT up your eyes on high, and behold How can these things be? Jesus answered
u 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 say unto thee, We speak that we do know,
might, for that he is strong in power ; not
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 bath 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 up the
Lord, or being his counsellor hath taught him? serpent in the wilderness, even so must the
With whom took he counsel, and who inSon 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 PRAISE ye the Lord, O give thanks unto
than nothing, and vanity. To whom then will 1 the Lord ; for he is good : for his mercy
ye liken me, or shall I be equal ? saith the
good : for nis mercy Holy One. endureth for ever.
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.
M I say unto you, Take no thought for your -Rev. iv. 8.
life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for
what ye shall put on. The life is more than
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
reap, which neither have storehouse nor barn ; that therein is : which keepeth truth for ever. *--Ps. cxlvi. 5.
and God feedeth them: how much more are All thy works praise thee, O Lord, and thy
ye better than the fowls? And which of you saints bless thee. - Ps. cxlv. 10.
with taking thought can add to his stature one The heavens declare thy glory, and the fir
cubit ? If ye then be not able to do that thing
which is least, why take ye thought for the mament sheweth thy handiwork; day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth
rest? Consider the lilies how they grow;
they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say knowledge. There is no speech nor language where
unto you, That Solomon in all his glory was
not arrayed like one of these. If then God so their voice is not heard ; their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words unto the
clothe the grass, which is to-day in the field,
and to-morrow is cast into the oven, how much ends of the world.-Ps. xix. 1, 2.
more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the
And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye Lord, praise him, and magnify him for ever.
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 I ORD of all power and might, who art the
ye the kingdom of God; and all these things Author and Giver of all good things ;
shall be added unto you. Graft in our hearts the love of thy Name, in
Second Sunday after Trinity. crease in us true religion, nourish us with all goodness, and of thy great mercy keep us
The Collect. in the same; through desus Christ our Lord. ALMIGHTY God, who into the place Amen.
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 AND in those days Peter stood up in the 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 them 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- ALMIGHTY God, who hast given thine only tation be desolate, and let no man dwell there n 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 up from us, must one be ordained to be
s. 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.
ALL of you be subject one to another, and And they prayed and said, Thou, Lord, which
n 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 REWARE of false prophets, which come to
brethren that are in the world. But the God 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 ye 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, se
strengthen, settle you. To him be glory and bringeth forth good fruit ; but a corrupt tree
dominion for ever and ever. Amen. 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 THEN drew near unto him all the publieth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast
I 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