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the true light, which lightencth the adoption of sons. And, beevery man that cometh into the cause ye are sons, God hath sent world. He was in the world, and forth the Spirit of his Son into the world was made by him, and your hearts, crying, Abba, Fathe world knew him not. Hether. Wherefore thou art no came unto his own, and his own more a servant, but a son; and
received him not. But as many if a son, then an heir of God, • z received him, to them gave he through Christ.
power to become the sons of The Gospel. St. Matt. i. 18. God, even to them that believe THE birth of Jesus Christ was an his name: Which were born, on this wise: When as his moRoot of blood, nor of the will of ther Mary was espoused to Jothe flesh, nor of the will of man, seph, before they came together, but of God. And the Word was she was found with child of the made flesh, and dwelt among us, Holy Ghost. Ther: Joseph her (and we bebeld his glory, the glo- husband, being a just man, and y as of the only begotten of the not willing to make her a public Father) full of grace and truth. example, was minded to put her The Sunday after Christmas-day. away privily: But while he The Collect.
thought on these things, behold, ALMIGHTY God, who hast the angel of the Lord appeared
given us thy only begotten unto him in a dream, saying, JoSon to take our nature upon him, seph, thou son of David, fear not and as at this time to be born of to take unto thee Mary thy wife; a pure Virgin : grant that we,
for that which is conceived in her being regenerate and made thy is of the Holy Ghost : And she children by adoption and grace, shall bring forth a Son, and thou may daily be renewed by thy ho-shalt call his name Jesus; for he ly Spirit, through the samé our shall save his people from their Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth sins. Now all this was done, that and reigneth with thee and the it might be fulfilled which was same Spirit, ever one God, world spoken of the Lord by the prowithout end. Amen.
phet, saying, Behold, aVirgin shall The Epistle. Gal. iv. 1. be with child, and shall bring forth NOW I say, that the heir, as a Son, and they shall call his name
long as he is a child, differeth Emmanuel, which being internothing from a servant, thoughpreted, is, God with us. Then Johe be lord of all; but is under seph being raised from sleep, did tutors and governors, until the as the angel of the Lord had bidtime appointed of the father. den him, and took unto him his Even so we, when we were chil- wife: And knew her not till she had dren, were in bondage under the brought forth her first-born Son; elements of the world; but when and he called his name Jesus. the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son made of a
T'he Circumcision of Christ. woman, made under the law, to
The Collect. redeem them that were under ALMIGHTY God, who madest the law, that we might receive
thy blessed Son to be circum
cised, and obedient to the law for this thing which is come to pass, inan; grant us the true circum- which the Lord hath made known cision of the Spirit, that, our unto us. And they came with hearts and all our members being baste, and found Mary and Jomortified from all worldly and seph, and the babe 'lying in a carnal lusts, we may in all things manger. And when they had obey thy blessed will
, through seen it, they made known abroad the same thy Son Jesus Christ the saying which was told them our Lord. Amen.
concerning this child. And all The Epistle. Rom. iv. 8. they that heard it wondered at BLESSED is the man to whom those things which were told
the Lord will not impute sin. them by the shepherds. But Cometh this Liessedness then Mary kept all these things, and upon the circumcision only, or pondered them in her heart. And upon the uncircumcision also ? the shepherds returned, glorifyFor we say that faith was reckoning and praising God for all the ed to Abraham for righteousness. things that they had heard and How was it then reckoned? when seen, as it was told unto them. he was in circumcision or in un- And when eigät days were accircumcision ? Not in circumci-complished for the circumcising sion, but in uncircumcision. And of the child, his name was called he received the sign of circumci- JESUS, which was so named of sion, a seal of the righteousness the angel before he was conceivof the faith which he had, yet be-led in the womb. ing uncircumcised; that he might" The same Collect, Epistle, and Gospel be the father of all them that be
shall serve for every day after, unto
the Epiphany. lieve, though they be not circumcised; that rigliteousness might The Epiphany, or the Manifestabe imputed unto them also : And tion of Christ to the Gentiles. the father of circumcision to them
The Collect. who are not of the circumcision O God, who by the leading
of a only, but also walk in the steps of Star didst manifest thy only that faith of our father Abraham, begotten Son to the Gentiles; which he had, being yet uncir- mercifully grant that we, who cumcised. For the promise, that know thee now by faith, may af. he should be the heir of the ter this life have the fruition of world, was not to Abraham, or thy glorious Godhead, through to his seed, through the law, but Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. through the righteousness of faith. The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 1. For if they which are of the law FOR this cause, Paul
, the pribe heirs, faith is made void, and soner of Jesus Christ for
you the promise made of none effect. Gentiles; if ye have heard of the
The Gospel. St. Luke, ii. 15. dispensation of the grace of God, AND it came to pass, as the which is given me to you-ward
angels were gone away from How that by revelation he made them into heaven, the shepherds known unto me the mystery (as I said one to another, Let us now wrote afore in few words, wherego even unto Bethlehem, and see by, when ye read, ye may under
stand my knowledge in the mys- born. And they said unto him, tery of Christ) which in other in Bethlehem of Judea: Fortius agr's was not made known unto it is written by the prophet, And the sons of men, as it is now re- tlou Bethlehem, in the land of vealed unto his holy Apostles and Juda, art not the least among the Prophets by the Spirit; that the princes of Juda; for out of thee Geutiles sliould be fellow-beirs, shall come a Governor that shall ad of the same body, and par. rule my people Israel. Then Hethers of his promise in Christ, rod, when he had privily called by the Gospel : whereof I was the wise men, inquired of them made a minister, according to the diligently what time the star apgút of the grace of God, given peared. And he sent them io anto me by the effectual working Bethlehem, and said, Go, and of his power. Unto me, who am search diligently for the young less than the least of all saints, is child, and when ye have found this grace given, that I should him, bring me word again, that I preach among the Gentiles the may come and worship him also. busearchable riches of Christ; When they had heard the king. and to make all men see what is they departed: and lo, the star the fellowship of the mystery, which they saw in the east went which from the beginning of the before them, till it came and stood world hath been hid in God, who over where the young child was. created all things by Jesus Christ: When they saw the star, they reto the intent that now unto the joiced with exceeding great joy. principalities and powers in hea. And when they were come into venly places might be known, by the house, they saw the young the Church, the manifold wisdom child with Mary his mother, and of God, according to the eternal fell down and worshipped him : purpose which he purposed in And when they had opened their Christ Jesus our Lord; in whom treasures, they presented unto we have boldness and access with him gifts; gold, and frankincense, confidence by the faith of him. and myrrh. Aud being warned
The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 1. of God in a dream, that they WHEN Jesus was born in should not return to Herod, they
Bethlehem of Judea, in the departed into their own country days of Herod the king, bebold. another way. there came wise men from the The first Sunday after the tast to Jerusalem, saying, Where
Epiphany. is he that is born king of the Jews?
The Collect. for we have seen his star in the Lord, we beseech thee meru east, and are come to worship cifully to receive the prayers kim. When Herod the king had of thy people who call upon thee; beard these things, he was trou- and grant that they may both per.. bled, and all Jerusalem with him. ceive and know what things theyAnd when he had gathered all ought to do, and also inay
have the chief priests and scribes of grace and power faithfully to ful. the people together he demanded fil the same, through Jesus Christ of them where Christ should be our Lord. Anien.
The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1. at his understanding and answers. I Beseech you therefore, breth- And when they saw him they
ren, by the mercies of God, were amazed : and his mother that ye present your bodies a liv- said unto him, Son, why hast ing sacrifice, holy, acceptable un- thou thus dealt with us ? behold, to God, which is your reasonable thy father and I have sought thee service. And be not conformed sorrowing. And he said unto to this world; but be ye trans-them, How is it that ye sought formed by the renewing of your me? wist ye not that I must be mind, that ye may prove what is about my father's business? And that good, and acceptable, and they understood. not the saying perfect will of God. For I say, which he spake unto them. And through the grace given unto me, he went down with them, and to every man that is among you, came to Nazareth, and was subnot to think of himself more ject unto them; but his mother highly than he ought to think, skept all these sayings in her heart. but to think soberly, according as And Jesus increased in wisdom, God hath dealt to every man the and stature, and in favour with measure of faith. For as we have God and man. many members in one body, and all members have not the same
The second Sunday afler the office; so we, being many, are
Epiphany one body in Christ, and every
The Collect. one members one of another, ALMIGHTY and everlasting
The Gospel. St. Luke, ii. 41. God, who dost govern all NOW his parents went to Je- things in heaven and earth; mer
rusalem every year at the cifully bear the supplications of feast of the passover. And when thy people, and grant us thy peace he was twelve years old, they all the days of our life, through went up to Jerusalem, after the Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. custom of the feast. And when The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6. they had fulfilled the days, as they HAVING Iben, gifts, differing returned, the child Jesus tarried according to the grace that is behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph given to us, whether prophecy, and his mother knew not of 'it. let us prophesy according to the But they, supposing him to have proportion of faith; or ministry, been in the company, went a let us wait on our ministering; or day's journey, and they sought he that teacheth, on teaching; or him among their kinsfolk and ac- he that exhorteth, on exhortation: quaintance. And when they he that giveth, let him do it with found him not, they turned back simplicity; he that ruleth, with again to Jerusalém, seeking him. diligence; he that showeth mercy, And it came to pass, that after with cheerfulness. Let love be three days, they found him in the without dissimulation. Abhorthat temple, sitting in the midst of the which is evil, cleave to that which doctors, both hearing them, and is good Be kindly affectioned asking thein questions. And all one to another with brotherly that heard him were astonished love, in honour preferring one another: not slothful in business ; until now. This beginning of mifervent in spirit; serving the Lord; racles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, rejoicing in hope; patient in tribu- and manifested forth his glory, lation; continuing instant in pray- and his disciples believed on him. er; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless The Third Sunday after the them which persecute you; bless,
Epiphany and curse not. Rejoice with them
The Collect. that do rejoice, and weep with ALMIGHTY and everlasting them that weep. Be of the same God, mercifully look upon mind one towards another. Mind our infirmities, and in all our dannot high' things, but condescendgers and necessities stretch forth to men of low estate.
thy right hand to help and deThe Gospel. St. John, ii. 1. fend us, through Jesus Christ our AND the third day there was a Lord. Amen.
marriage in Cana of Galilee, The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. and the mother of Jesus was there. BE not wise in your own conAnd both Jesus was called, and ceits. Recompense to no man his disciples, to the marriage. evil for evil. Provide things boAnd when they wanted wine, the nest in the sight of all men. If mother of Jesus saith unto him, it be possible, as much as lieth They have no wine. Jesus saith in you, live peaceably with all untó her, Woman, what have 1 men. Dearly beloved, avenge not to do with thee? mime houris not yourselves, but rather give place yet come. His mother saith unto unto wrath; for it is written, the servants, Whatsoever he saith Vengeance is mine; I will repay, unto you, do it. And there were saith the Lord. Therefore, if set there six water-pots of stone, thine enemy hunger, feed bim; after the manner of the purifying if he thirst, give him drink: for of the Jews, containing two or in so doing thou shalt hcap coals three firkins a-piece. Jesus saith of fire on his head. Be noi overunto them, Fill the water-pots come of evil, but overcome evil with water. And they filled them with good. up to the brim. And he saith The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 1. unto them, Draw out now, and WHEN he was come down bear unto the governor of the from the mountain, great feast. And they bare it. When multitudes followed him. And the ruler of the feast had tasted behold, there came a leper and the water that was made wine, worshipped bim, saying, Lord, and knew not whence it was (but if thou wilt, thou canst make the servants which drew the wa-me clean. And Jesus put forth ter knew) the governor of the his hand, and touched him, say: feast called the bridegroom, and ing, I will, be thou clean. And saith unto him, Every man at the immediately his leprosy was beginning doth set forth good cleansed. And Jesus saith unto wine, and when men have well him, See thou tell no man, but drunk, then that which is worse: go thy way, show thyself to the bat thou hast kept the good wine priest, and offer the gift :hat Mo