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quent; in deaths oft. Of the up, and bare fruit an hundred Jews five times received I forty fold. And when he had said stripes save one ; thrice was I these things, he cried, He that beaten with rods; once was I hath ears to hear, let him hear. stoned; thrice I suffered ship- And his disciples asked him, wreck; a night and a day I have saying, What might this parabeen in the deep; in journey- ble be? And he said, Unto you ings often; in perils of waters; it is given to know the mysteries in perils of robbers ; in perils of the kingdom of God; but to by miné own countrymen; in others in parables : that seeing perils by the heathen; in perils they might not see, and hearing in the city; in perils in the they might not understand. wilderness ; in perils in the sea; Now the parable is this : the in perils among false brethren ; seed is the word of God. Those in weariness and painfulness; by the way-side are they that in watchings often; in hunger hear; then cometh the devil, and thirst; in fastings often ; in and taketh away the word out cold and nakedness; besides of their hearts, lest they should those things that are without, believe and be saved, They that which cometh upon me on the rock are they, which, daily, the care of all the when they hear, receive the Churches. Who is weak, and word with joy; and these have I am not weak? who is offend- no root, which for a while beed, and I burn not? If I must lieve, and in time of temptation needs glory, I will glory of the fall away. And that which things which concern mine fell among thorns are they, infirmities. The God and Fa- which, when they have heard, ther of our Lord Jesus CHRIST, go forth, and are choaked with which is blessed for evermore, cares, and riches, and pleasures knoweth that I lie not. of this life, and bring no fruit

to perfection. But that on the The Gospel. St. Luke viii. 4.

good ground are they, which, in WHEN much people were an honest and good heart, havgathered together, and were ing heard the word, keep it, and come to him out of every city, bring forth fruit with patience. he spake by a parable : A sower went out to sow his seed ; and

THE SUNDAY CALLED QUINQUAas he sowed, some fell by the

GESIMA, OR THE NEXT SUNway-side, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it; and some fell upon

The Collect. a rock, and as soon as it was O LORD, who hast taught sprung up, it withered away, us that all our doings without because it lacked moisture; and charity are nothing worth ; some fell among thorns, and send thy Holy Ghost, and the thorns sprang up with it, pour into our hearts that most and choaked it; and other fell excellent gift of charity, the on good ground, and sprang very bond of peace, and of all

DAY BEFORE LENT.

now

we

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virtues; without which, who things. For soever liveth is counted dead through a glass darkly; but before thee: Grant this for then face to face: now I know thine only Son Jesus Christ's in part; but then shall I know sake. Amen.

even as also I am known. And

now abideth faith, hope, charity, The Epistle. 1 Cor. xiii. 1.

these three ; but the greatest THOUGH I speak with the of these is charity. tongues of men and of angels, The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 31. and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass or a

THEN JESUS took unto him tinkling cymbal : and though the twelve, and said unto them, I have the gift of prophecy, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and understand all mysteries, and all things that are written and all knowledge ; and though by the prophets concerning the I have all faith, so that I could Son of man shall be accomremove mountains, and have plished. For he shall be delinot charity, I am nothing. And vered unto the Gentiles, and though I bestow all my goods shall be mocked, and spitefully to feed the poor, and though entreated, and spitted on: and I give my body to be burned, they shall scourge him, and put and have not charity, it profit- him to death; and the third eth me nothing. Charity suf- day he shall rise again. And fereth long, and is kind; charity they understood none of these envieth not; charity vaunteth things: and this saying was not itself; is not puffed up; hid from them, neither knew doth not behave itself unseem- they the things which were ly; seeketh not her own; is spoken. And it came to pass, not easily provoked; thinketh that as he was come nigh unto no evil; rejoiceth not in iniqui- Jericho, a certain blind man ty, but rejoiceth in the truth; sat by the way-side begging; beareth all things, believeth all and hearing the multitude pass things, hopeth all things, en- by, he asked what it meant. dureth all things. Charity never And they told him, that Jesus faileth: but whether there be of Nazareth passeth by. And prophecies, they shall fail; he cried, saying, Jesus, thou whether there be tongues, they Son of David, have mercy on shall cease; whether there be me. And they which went knowledge, it shall vanish away. before rebuked him, that he For we know in part, and we should hold his peaee ; but he prophesy in part.

But when cried so much the more, Thou that which is perfect is come, Son of David, have mercy on then that which is in part shall me. And JESUS stood, and be done away. When I was commanded him to be brought a child, I spake as a child, I unto him: and when he was understood as a child, I thought come near, he asked him, say, as a child ; but when I became ing, What wilt thou that I a man, I put away childish I should do unto thee? And he

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said, Lord, that I may receive sin, and be saved ; mercifully my sight. And Jesus said unto forgive us our trespasses; rehim, Receive thy sight; thy ceive and comfort us, who are faith hath saved thee. And grieved and wearied with the immediately he received his burden of our sins. Thy prosight, and followed him, glori- perty is always to have mercy; fying God: and all the people, to thee only it appertaineth to when they saw it, gave praise forgive sins : spare us thereunto God.

fore, good LORD, spare thy

people, whom thou hast reTHE FIRST DAY OF LENT, COM- deemed : enter not into judge MONLY CALLED ASH-WEDNES- ment with thy servants, who

are vile earth, and miserable The Collect.

sinners; but so turn thine ALMIGHTY and everlasting anger from us, who meekly God, who hatest nothing that acknowledge our vileness, and thou hast made, and dost for-truly repent us of our faults ; give the sins of all those who and so make haste to help us are penitent; create and make in this world, that we may in us new and contrite hearts, ever live with thee in the that we, worthily lamenting our world to come, through JESUS sins and acknowledging our Christ our Lord. Amen. wretchedness, may obtain of 11 Then shall the people say this that followthee, the God of all mercy,

eth, after the Minister. perfect remission and forgive- TURN thou us, O good LORD, ness, through Jesus Christ and so shall we be turned. Be our Lord. Amen.

favourable, O LORD, be favour1 This Collect is to be read every day in able to thy people, who turn

Lent, after the Collect appointed for the day. to thee in weeping, fasting and 9 At Morning Prayer, the Litany being praying. For thou art a mer

ended, shall be said the following Prayers ciful God, full of compassion, immediately before the general Thanksgiving

long-suffering, and of great pity. O LORD, we beseech thee,

Thou sparest when we deserve mercifully hear our prayers, punishment, and in thy wrath and spare all those who confess thinkest upon mercy. Spare their sins unto thee; that they, thy people, good Lord, spare whose consciences by sin are

them; and let not thine heritage accused, by thy merciful par

be brought to confusion. Hear don may be absolved, through us, O Lord, for thy mercy is Christ our Lord. Amen. great; and after the multitude

of thy mercies look upon us, O MOST mighty God, and through the merits and mediamerciful Father, who hast com- tion of thy blessed Son, Jesus passion upon

all
men,

and

CHRIST our Lord. Amen. hatest nothing that thou hast

Joel ii. 12. made ; who wouldest not the For the Epistle. death of a sinner, but rather TURN ye even to me, saith that he should turn from his Ithe LORD, with all your heart,

even

and with fasting, and with earth, where moth and rust weeping, and with mourning. doth corrupt, and where thieves And rend your heart, and break through and steal : but not your garments, and turn lay up for yourselves treasures unto the LORD your God: for in heaven, where neither moth he is gracious and merciful, nor rust doth corrupt, and slow to anger, and of great where thieves do not break kindness, and repenteth him of through nor steal : for where the evil. Who knoweth if he your treasure is, there will your will return, and repent, and heart be also. leave a blessing behind him, a meat-offering and a

THE FIRST SUNDAY IN LENT. drink-offering unto the LORD

The Collect. your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a O LORD, who for our sake solemn assembly, gather the didst fast forty days and forty people, sanctify the congrega- nights ; give us grace to use tion, assemble the elders, gather such abstinence, that our flesh the children and those that suck being subdued to the Spirit, we the breasts ; let the bridegroom may ever obey thy godly mogo forth of his chamber, and tions in righteousness and true the bride out of her closet; let holiness, to thy honour and the priests, the ministers of the glory, who livest and reignest LORD, weep between the porch with the Father and the Holy and the altar, and let them say, Ghost, one God, world without Spare thy people, O LORD, and end. Amen. give not thine heritage to re

The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1 proach, that the heathen should rule over them: wherefore WE then, as workers togeshould they say among the peo-ther with him, beseech you ple, Where is their God? also, that ye receive not the The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 16. grace of God in vain : (For he

saith, I have heard thee in a WHEN ye fast, be not as time accepted, and in the day of the hypocrites, of a sad counte-salvation have I succoured thee: nance : for they disfigure their behold, now is the accepted faces, that they may appear time; behold, now is the day unto men to fast. Verily I say of salvation) giving no offence unto you, they have their re- in any thing, that the ministry ward. But thou, when thou be not blamed; but in all things fastest, anoint thine head, and approving ourselves the wash thy face, that thou ap- ministers of God, in much papear not unto men to fast, but tience, in afflictions, in necessiunto thy Father which is in ties, in distresses, in stripes, in secret; and thy Father which imprisonments, in tumults, in seeth in secret, shall reward labours, in watchings, in fastthee openly. Lay not up ings ; by pureness, by knowfor yourselves treasures upon ledge, by long-suffering, by

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kindness, by the Holy Ghost, of the world, and the glory of by love unfeigned, by the word them; and saith unto him, All of truth, by the power of God, these things will I give thee, if by the armour of righteousness thou wilt fall down and worship on the right hand and on the me. Then saith JESUS unto left, by honour and dishonour, him, Get thee hence, Satan; for by evil report and good report; it is written, Thou shalt woras deceivers, and yet true ; as ship the LORD thy God, and unknown, and yet well known; him only shalt thou serve. as dying, and behold we live; Then the devil leaveth him, as chastened, and not killed ; and behold, angels came and as sorrowful, yet alway rejoic-ministered unto him. ing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and THE SECOND SUNDAY IN LENT. yet possessing all things.

The Collect. The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 1.

ALMIGHTY GOD, who seest THEN was Jesus led up of that we have no power of ourthe Spirit into the wilderness, selves to help ourselves ; keep to be tempted of the devil: us both outwardly in our bodies, and when he had fasted forty and inwardly in our souls; that days and forty nights, he was we may be defended from all afterward an hungered. And adversities which may happen when the tempter came to him, to the body, and from all evil he said, If thou be the Son thoughts which may assault and of God, command that these hurt the soul, through JESUS stones be made bread. But he CHRIST our Lord. Amen. answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1. alone, but by every word that WE beseech you, brethren, proceedeth out of the mouth of and exhort you by the Lord God. Then the devil taketh Jesus, that as ye have received him up into the holy city, and of us how ye ought to walk, setteth him on a pinnacle of the and to please God, so ye would temple, and saith unto him, If abound more and more. For thou be the Son of God, cast ye know what commandments thyself down; for it is written, we gave you by the Lord Jesus. He shall give his angels charge for this is the will of God, concerning thee; and in their even your sanctification, that hands they shall bear thee up, ye should abstain from fornicalest at any time thou dash thy tion; that every one of you foot against a stone. Jesus should know how to possess said unto him, It is written his vessel in sanctification and again, Thou shalt not tempt honour; not in the lust of conthe LORD thy God. Again the cupiscence, even as the Gentiles devil taketh him up into an which know not God: that no exceeding high mountain, and man go beyond and defraud his showeth him all the kingdoms brother in any matter; because

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