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THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER
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
say unto you, that ye shall 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 sake; whether it be to the king, remembereth
the 1 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 ell. 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: 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,
sundry and manifold changes and
shall ye see me; because I 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
to be found, themselves, What is this that 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
of first fruits of his creatures. 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
EASTER. 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
CHRIST. Amen. asketh
me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these The Epistle. St. James i. 22 things unto you, sorrow hath
BE ye doers of the word, filled your heart. Nevertheless and not hearers only, deceiving 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,
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. shall glorify me : for he shall receive of mine, and shall show The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23.
All things that VERILY, verily, I say unto the Father hath, are mine ; you, Whatsoever ye shall ask
it unto you.
the Father in my name, he will / Son our Lord Jesus Christ to
For the Epistle. Acts i. 1. Father. · At that day ye shall ask THE former treatise have I in my name: and I say not unto made, 0 Theophilus, of all that you, that I will pray the Father Jesus began both to do and for you; for the Father himself teach, until the day in which loveth you, because ye have he was taken up, after that he, loved me, and have believed through the Holy Ghost, had that I came out from God. I given commandments unto the came forth from the Father, apostles whom he had chosen: and am come into the world : to whom also he showed himagain, I leave the world, and go self alive after his passion, by to the Father. His disciples many infallible proofs, being said unto him, Lo, now speakest seen of them forty days, and thou plainly, and speakest no speaking of the things pertainproverb. Now are we sure that ing to the kingdom of God; thou knowest all things, and and being assembled together needest not that any man should with them, commanded them ask thee: by this we believe that they should not depart that thou camest forth from from Jerusalem, but wait for God. Jesus answered them, the promise of the Father, Do ye now believe ? Behold, which, saith he, ye have heard the hour cometh, yea, is now of me. For John truly baptized come, that
ye shall be scattered with water; but ye shall be every man to his own, and shall baptized with the Holy Ghost, leave me alone: and yet I am not many days hence. When not alone, because the Father is they therefore were come togewith me.
These things I have ther, they asked of him, saying, spoken unto you, that in me Lord, wilt thou at this time ye might have peace. In the restore again the kingdom to world
shall have tribulation: Israel ? And he said unto them, but be of good cheer; I have It is not for you to know the overcome the world.
times or the seasons, which the
Father hath put in his own THE ASCENSION-DAY.
power. But ye shall receive
power, after that the Holy The Collect
Ghost is come upon you : and GRANT, we beseech thee, ye shall be witnesses unto me Almighty God, that like as we both in Jerusalem, and in all do believe thy only begotten Judea, and in Samaria, and unto
the uttermost part of the earth. SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION-DAY And when he had spoken these
The Collect. things, while they beheld, he was taken up, and a cloud O GOD, the King of glory, received him out of their sight. who hast exalted thine only And while they looked stead- Son Jesus Christ with great fastly toward heaven, as he triumph unto thy kingdom in went up, behold, two men heaven; we beseech thee leave stood by them in white apparel; us not comfortless; but send to which also said, Ye men of us thine Holy Ghost to comGalilee, why stand ye gazing up fort us, and exalt us unto the into heaven? This same Jesus, same place whither our Saviour which is taken up from you Christ is gone before; who into heaven, shall so come in liveth and reigneth with thee like manner as ye have seen and the Holy Ghost, one God, him go into heaven.
world without end. Amen. The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iv. 7.
JESUS appeared unto the THE end of all things is at eleven, as they sat at meat, and hand: be ye therefore sober, upbraided them with their un- and watch unto prayer. And belief and hardness of heart, above all things have fervent because they believed not them charity among yourselves : for which had seen him after he charity shall cover the multitude was risen. And he said unto of sins. Use hospitality one to them, Go ye into all the world, another without grudging. As and preach the Gospel to every every man hath received the creature. He that believeth, gift, even so minister the same and is baptized, shall be saved; one to another, as good stewbut he that believeth not, shall ards of the manifold grace be damned. And these signs God. If any man speak, let shall follow them that believe : him speak as the oracles of in my name shall they cast out God: if any man minister, let devils; they shall speak with him do it as of the ability which new tongues ; they shall take God giveth : that God in all up serpents; and if they drink things may be glorified through any deadly thing, it shall not Jesus Christ: to whom be hurt them; they shall lay hands praise and dominion for ever on the sick, and they shall re- and ever. Amen. cover. So then, after the LORD had spoken unto them, he was
The Gospel. St. John xv. 26, received up into heaven, and
and part of the 16th Chapter. sat on the right hand of God. WHEN the Comforter is And they went forth, and come,whom I will send unto you preached every where, the from the Father, even the Spirit LORD working with them, and of truth, which proceedeth from confirming the word with signs the Father, he shall testify of following
And ye also shall bear
witness; because ye have been speak with other tongues, as with me from the beginning. the SPIRIT gave
them utterance. These things have I spoken And there were dwelling at Je. unto you, that ye should not be rusalem Jews, devout men, out offended. They shall put you of every nation under heaven. out of the synagogues : yea, the Now when this was noised time cometh, that whosoever abroad, the multitude came killeth
you, will think that he together, and were confounded, doeth God service. And these because that every man heard things will they do unto you, them speak in his own language. because they have not known And they were all amazed, and the Father, nor me: but these marvelled, saying one to anthings have I told you, that other, Behold, are not all these when the time shall come, ye which speak Galileans? and may remember that I told you how hear we every man in our of them.
own tongue wherein we were
born ? Parthians, and Medes, WHITSUNDAY.
and Elamites, and the dwellers The Collect.
in Mesopotamia, and in Judea,
and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and O GOD, who as at this time Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, didst teach the hearts of thy in Egypt, and in the parts faithful people, by sending to of Lybia about Cyrene, and them the light of thy Holy strangers of Rome, Jews and SPIRIT; grant us by the same proselytes, Cretes and Arabians, SPIRIT to have a right judgment we do hear them speak in our in all things, and evermore to tongues the wonderful works rejoice in his holy comfort, of God. through the merits of CHRIST Jesus our Saviour, who liveth The Gospel. St. John xiv. 15. and reigneth with thee, in the JESUS said unto his disciunity of the same SPIRIT, one ples, If ye love me, keep my God, world without end. Amen. commandments. And I will
pray the Father, and he shall For the Epistle. Acts ii. 1.
give you another Comforter, WHEN the day of Pentecost that he may abide with you for was fully come, they were all ever; even the SPIRIT of truth, with one accord in one place : whom the world cannot receive, and suddenly there came a because it seeth him not, neither sound from heaven, as of a knoweth him: but ye know rushing mighty wind, and it him ; for he dwelleth with you, filled all the house where and shall be in you. I will not they were sitting And there leave you comfortless; I will appeared unto them cloven come to you. Yet a little while, tongues, like as of fire, and it and the world seeth me no sat upon each of them: and more ; but ye see me: because they were all filled with the I live, ye shall live also. At Holy Ghost; and began to that day ye shall know that I