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of that faith of our father | lying in a manger.

Abraham, which he had being yet uncircumcised. For the promise, that he should be the heir of the world, was not to Abraham, or to his seed, through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith. For if they which are of the Law be heirs, faith is made void, and the promise made of none effect.

The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 15.

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when they had seen it,
they made known abroad
the saying which was told
them concerning this child.
And all they that heard it
wondered at those things
which were told them by
the shepherds. But Mary
kept all these things, and
pondered them in her
heart. And the shepherds
returned, glorifying and
praising God for all the
things that they had heard
and seen, as it was told
unto them. And when
eight days were
plished for the circumcis-
ing of the child, his name
was called JESUS, which
was so named of the augel
before he was conceived
in the womb.

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The same Collect, Epistle, and Gospel shall serve for every day after, unto the Epiphany.

The Epiphany.

OR THE MANIFESTATION OF CHRIST TO THE GENTILES.

The Collect.

GOD, who by the leading of a star didst manifest thy only

of thy glorious Godhead; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

begotten Son to the Gen- The Epistle. Eph. iii. 1.

te prisoner of Jesus NOR this cause, I Paul, Christ for you Gentiles;

tiles; Mercifully grant that we, who know thee now by faith, may after this life have the fruition if ye have heard of the

according to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our

dispensation of the grace of God, which is given me to you-ward: How that by revelation he made Lord in whom we have known unto me the mys-boldness and access with tery (as I wrote afore in confidence by the faith of few words, whereby, when him. ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ) which WHEN in other ages was not

The Gospel. St. Matt. 11. 1.

HEN Jesus was born in Bethlehem of

made known unto the Judea, in the days of Herod sons of men, as it is now re- the king, behold, there vealed unto his holy Apos-came wise men from the tles and Prophets by the East to Jerusalem, saying, Spirit; that the Gentiles Where is he that is born should be fellow-heirs, and King of the Jews? for we of the same body, and par- have seen his star in the takers of his promise in East, and are come to worChrist, by the Gospel ship him. When Herod whereof I was made a the king had heard these minister, according to the things, he was troubled, gift of the grace of God and all Jerusalem with given unto me by the ef- him. And when he had fectual working of his gathered all the chief power. Unto me, who am priests and scribes of the less than the least of all people together, he desaints, is this grace given, manded of them where that I should preach among Christ should be born. the Gentiles the unsearch And they said unto him, able riches of Christ; and In Bethlehem of Judea : to make all men see what for thus it is written by is the fellowship of the the prophet, And thou mystery, which from the Bethlehem, in the land of beginning of the world Juda, art not the least hath been hid in God, among the princes of Juwho created all things by da; for out of thee shall Jesus Christ: to the intent come a Governor, that that now unto the princi- shall rule my people Israel. palities and powers in Then Herod, when he had heavenly places might be privily called the wise men, known by the Church the enquired of them diligently manifold wisdom of God, what time the star ap

peared. And he sent them
to Bethlehem, and said, Go,
and search diligently for
the young child; and when
ye have found him, bring
me word again, that I may
come and worship him also.
When they had heard the
king, they departed; and,
lo, the star which they saw
in the East went before
them, till it came and stood
over where the young child
was. When they saw the
star, they rejoiced with ex-country another way.

ceeding great joy. And
when they were come into
the house, they saw the
young child with Mary his
mother, and fell down and
worshipped him: and when
they had opened their treas-
ures, they presented unto
him gifts; gold, and frank-
incense, and myrrh. And
being warned of God in a
dream that they should
not return to Herod, they
departed into their own

The First Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Collect.

LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfil the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1.

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your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God. For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith. For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office; so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.

BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world; but be ye trans- year at the feast of the formed by the renewing of Passover. And when he

The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 41. OW his parents went to Jerusalem every

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was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey, and they sought him among their kinsfolk | and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to | Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him

were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed; and his. mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them; but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and ever-
lasting God, who dost
govern all things in hea-
ven and earth; Mercifully
hear the supplications of
thy people, and grant us
thy peace all the days of
our life; through Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6.

to us, whether prophecy,

let his propues according to the proportion of faith; or ministry, let us wait on or he our ministering; that teacheth, on teach ing; or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that showeth mercy, with then gifts cheerfulness. Let love differing according be without dissimulation.

HAVING

to the grace that is given | Abhor that which is evil;

cleave to that which is yet come. His mother good. Be kindly affec- saith unto the servants, tioned one to another with Whatsoever he saith unto brotherly love; in honour you, do it. And there preferring one another; were set tliere six waternot slothful in business; pots of stone, after the fervent in spirit; serving manner of the purifying the Lord; rejoicing in of the Jews, containing hope patient in tribula- two or three firkins apiece. tion continuing instant Jesus saith unto them, in prayer; distributing to Fill the water-pots with the necessity of saints; water. And they filled given to hospitality. Bless them up to the brim. And them which persecute you; he saith unto them, Draw bless, and curse not. Re- out now, and bear unto joice with them that do the governor of the feast. rejoice, and weep with And they bare it. When them that weep. Be of the ruler of the feast had the same mind one towards tasted the water that was another. Mind not high made wine, and knew not things, but condescend to whence it was, (but the men of low estate. servants which drew the water knew,) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and saith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine, and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse; but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory, and his disciples believed on him.

The Gospel. St. John ii. 1.
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the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not

The Third Sunday after the Epiphany.

The Collect.

ALMIGHTY and everA lasting God, merci

fully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities

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