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thy continual help we may shalt not suffer thine Holy One bring the same to good effect, to see corruption. For David, through JESUS CHRIST our after he had served his own Lord; who liveth and reigneth generation, by the will of God, with thee and the Holy Ghost, fell on sleep, and was laid unto ever one God, world without his fathers, and saw corruption: end. Amen.

but he, whom God raised again, For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26. known unto you therefore, men

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saw no corruption. MEN and brethren, children and brethren, that through this of the stock of Abraham, and man is preached unto you the whosoever among you feareth forgiveness of sins : and by God, to you is the word of this him all that believe are justified salvation sent. For they that from all things, from which ye dwell at Jerusalem, and their could not be justified by the law rulers, because they knew him of Moses. Beware, therefore, not, nor yet the voices of the lest that come upon you which prophets which are read every is spoken of in the prophets, sabbath-day, they have fulfilled Behold, ye despisers, and wonthem in condemning him. And der, and perish: for I work a though they found no cause of work in your days, a work death in him, yet desired they which you shall in no wise Pilate that he should be slain. believe, though a man declare and when they had fulfilled all it unto you. that was written of him, they The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 36. took him down from the tree, and laid him in the sepulchre. But JESUS himself stood in the Gop raised him from the dead: midst of them, and saith unto And he was seen many days of them, Peace be unto you. But them which came up with him they were terrified and affrightfrom Galilee to Jerusalem, who ed, and supposed that they had are his witnesses unto the seen a spirit. And he said unto people. And we declare unto them, Why are ye troubled, you glad tidings, how that the and why do thoughts arise in promise which was made unto your hearts ? Behold

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hands the fathers, God hath fulfilled and my feet, that it is I myself: the same unto us their children, handle me, and see ; for a spirit in that he hath raised up JESUS hath not flesh and bones, as ye again; as it is also written in see me have. And when he the second Psalm, Thou art my had thus spoken, he showed Son, this day have I begotten them his hands and his feet. thee. And as concerning that And while they yet believed he raised him up from the dead, not for joy, and wondered, he

more to return to said unto them, Have ye here corruption, he said on this wise, any meat? And they gave him I will give you the sure mercies a piece of a broiled fish, and of of David. 'Wherefore he saith an honey-comb. And he took also in another Psalm, Thousit, and did eat before them. And

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he said unto them, These are and it is the Spirit that bearthe words which I spake unto eth witness, because the SPIRIT you, while I was yet with you, is truth. For there are three that all things must be fulfilled that bear record in heaven, the which were written in the law FATHER, the WORD, and the of Moses, and in the Prophets, Holy Ghost: and these three and in the Psalms, concerning are one. And there are three me. Then opened he their that bear witness in earth, the understanding, that they might spirit, and the water, and the understand the Scriptures; and blood : and these three agree said unto them, Thus it is in If we receive

the written, and thus it behoved witness of men, the witness of Christ to suffer, and to rise God is greater : for this is the from the dead the third day; witness of God, which he hath and that repentance and remis- testified of his Son. He that sion of sins should be preached believeth on the Son of God, in his name among all nations, hath the witness in himself: he beginning at Jerusalem. And that believeth not God, hath ye re witnesses of these things. made him a liar, because he

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and this life is in his Son. He ALMIGHTY Father, who that hath the Son hath life ; and hast given thine only son to he that hath not the Son hath die for our sins, and to rise not life. again for

our justification; The Gospel. St. John xx. 19. grant us so to put away the leaven of malice and wicked- THE same day at evening, ness, that we may always serve being the first day of the week, thee in pureness of living and when the doors were shut, truth, through the merits of the where the disciples were assemsame thy Son Jesus CHRIST bled for fear of the Jews, came our Lord. Amen.

JESUS and stood in the midst,

and saith unto them, Peace be The Epistle. 1 John v. 4.

unto you. And when he had WHATSOEVER is born of so said, he showed unto them God, overcometh the world; his hands and his side. Then and this is the victory that were the disciples glad when overcometh the world, even they saw the Lord. Then said our faith. Who is he that Jesus to them again, Peace be overcometh the world, but he unto you: as my Father hath that believeth that Jesus is the sent me, even so send I you. Son of God? This is he that And when he had said this, he came by water and blood, even breathed on them, and saith JESUS CHRIST; not by water unto them, Receive ye the only, but by water and blood : Holy Ghost : whose soever

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sins ye remit, they are remitted healed. For ye were as sheep unto them; and whose soever going astray ; but are sins ye retain, they are re- returned unto the shepherd and tained.

bishop of your souls.

The Gospel. St. John x. 11. SUNDAY

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shepherd : the good shepherd The Collect.

giveth his life for the sheep. ALMIGHTY God, who hast But he that is an hireling, and given thine only Son to be unto not the shepherd, whose own us both a sacrifice for sin, and the sheep are not, seeth the also an ensample of godly life; wolf coming, and leaveth the give us grace that we may sheep, and fleeth ; and the wolf always most thankfully receive catcheth them, and scattereth that his inestimable benefit, the sheep. The hireling fleeth and also daily endeavour our- because he is an hireling, and selves to follow the blessed careth not for the sheep. I am steps of his most holy life, the good shepherd, and know through the same Jesus Christ my sheep, and am known of our Lord. Amen.

mine. As the Father knoweth The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 19. me, even so know I the Father:

and I lay down my life for the THIS is thank-worthy, if sheep. And other sheep I have, a man for conscience toward which are not of this fold; them GOD endure_grief, suffering also I must bring, and they wrongfully. For what glory is shall hear my voice; and there it, if when ye be buffeted for shall be one fold and your faults, ye shall take it shepherd. patiently? But if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called ; because Christ

The Collect. also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should ALMIGHTY God, who follow his steps: who did no showest to them that are in sin, neither was guile found in error the light of thy truth, to his mouth : who when he was the intent that they may return reviled, reviled not again ; into the way of righteousness; when he suffered, he threatened grant unto all those who are

but committed himself to admitted into the fellowship of him that judgeth righteously : Christ's religion, that they who his own self bare our sins may avoid those things that are in his own body on the tree, contrary to their profession, that we, being dead to sin, and follow all such things as are should live unto righteousness: agreeable to the same, through by whose stripes ye were our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

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The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 11. selves of that I said, A little

DEARLY beloved, I beseech while, and ye shall not see me; you, as strangers and pilgrims, and again, a little while, and ye abstain from fleshly lusts, which shall see me? Verily, verily, war against the soul; having I say unto you, that ye shali your conversation honest among weep and lament, but the world the Gentiles; that whereas they shall rejoice: and ye shall be speak against you as evil-doers, sorrowful, but your sorrow they may by your good works, shall be turned into joy. A which they shall behold, glorify woman when she is in travail God in the day of visitation. hath sorrow, because her hour Submit yourselves to every is come: but as soon as she ordinance of man for the Lord's is delivered of the child, she

the sake; whether it be to the king, remembereth as supreme; or unto governors, anguish, for joy that a man is as unto them that are sent by born into the world. him, for the punishment of evil- now therefore have sorrow: but doers, and for the praise of I will see you again, and your them that do well. For so is heart shall rejoice, and your joy the will of God, that with well- no man taketh from you. doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness ;

The Collect. but as the servants of God.

O ALMIGHTY God, who Honour all men. Love the alone canst order the unruly brotherhood. Fear God. Ho- wills and affections of sinful nour the king

men; grant unto thy people, The Gospel. St. John xvi. 16. that they may love the thing JESUS said to his disciples, desire that which thou dost

which thou commandest, and A little while, and ye shall not

promise ; that so, among the see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall see me; because i sundry and manifold changes go to the Father. Then said surely there be fixed, where

of the world, our hearts may some of his disciples among true joys are themselves, What is this that

to be found, he saith unto us, A little while, Lord.

through Jesus Christ and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye The Epistle. St. James i. 17, shall see me ; and, Because I EVERY good gift, and every go to the Father? They said perfect gift is from above, and therefore, What is this that he cometh down from the Father saith, A little while ? we cannot of lights, with whom is no tell what he saith. Now Jesus variableness, neither shadow knew that they were desirous of turning. Of his own will to ask him, and said unto them, begat he us with the word of Do ye inquire among your- truth, that we should be a kind

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of first fruits of his creatures. I therefore said I, that he shall Wherefore, my beloved bre- take of mine, and shall show it thren, let every man be swift unto you. to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER worketh not the righteousness of God. Wherefore lay apart

The Collect. all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with

O LORD, from whom all meekness the ingrafted word, good things do come; grant to which is able to save your souls. us thy humble servants, that by

thy holy inspiration we may The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5. think those things that are JESUS said unto his disci- good, and by thy merciful

the ples, Now I go my way to him guiding may perform that sent me, and none of you same, through our Lord Jesus asketh me, Whither

CHRIST. thou?

Amen. goest But because I have said these The Epistle. St. James i. 22 things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart. Nevertheless and not hearers only, deceiving

BE ye doers of the word, I tell you the truth; it is expe- your own selves. For if any dient for you that I go away ; be a hearer of the word, and for if I go not away, the Com- not a doer, he is like unto a forter will not come unto you; man beholding his natural face but if I depart, I will send him in a glass. For he beholdeth unto you. And when he is himself, and goeth his way, and come, he will reprove the world straightway forgetteth what of sin, and of righteousness, and

manner of man he was. But of judgment: of sin, because whoso looketh into the perfect they believe not on me : of law of liberty, and continueth righteousness, because I go to therein ; he being not a forgetmy Father, and ye see me no ful hearer, but a doer of the more : of judgment, because work, this man shall be blessed the prince of this world is in his deed. If any man among judged. I have yet many you seem to be religious, and things to say unto you, but ye bridleth not his tongue, but cannot bear them now. How- deceiveth his own heart, this beit, when he, the Spirit of man's religion is vain. Pure truth, is come, he will guide religion and undefiled before you into all truth: for he shall God and the Father, is this, To not speak of himself ; but visit the fatherless and widows whatsoever he shall hear, that in their affliction, and to keep shall he speak; and he will himself unspotted from the show you things to come. He

world. shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23. it unto you. All things that VERILY, verily, I say unto the Father hath, are mine ; you, Whatsoever ye shall ask

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