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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 now sins ye retain, they are re- returned unto the shepherd and tained. bishop of your souls.
THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER
The Gospel. St. John x. 11.
JESUS said, I am the good 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 steps of his most holy life, through the same JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 19.
THIS is thank-worthy, if a man for conscience toward GOD endure_grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is it, if when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it 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 also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth who when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sin, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were
careth not for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold and one shepherd.
THE THIRD SUNDAY AFTER
ALMIGHTY GOD, who showest to them that are in error the light of thy truth, to the intent that they may return into the way of righteousness; grant unto all those who are admitted into the fellowship of CHRIST's religion, that they may avoid those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same, through our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
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 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 no more 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. And ye 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; but as the servants of GOD.
THE FOURTH SUNDAY AFTER
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. The Gospel. St. John xvi. 16.
men; grant unto thy people,
JESUS said to his disciples, A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall see me; because I go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples among themselves, What is this that he saith unto us, A little while, and ye shall not see me; and again, a little while, and ye shall see me; and, Because I go to the Father? They said therefore, What is this that he saith, A little while? we cannot tell what he saith. Now JESUS knew that they were desirous of turning. to ask him, and said unto them, begat he us Do ye inquire among your-truth, that we should be a kind
The Epistle. St. James i. 17.
EVERY good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow Of his own will with the word of
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 worketh not the righteousness of GOD. Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the ingrafted word, which is able to save your souls.
THE FIFTH SUNDAY AFTER
O LORD, from whom all good things do come; grant to us thy humble servants, that by thy holy inspiration we may think those things that are good, and by thy merciful guiding may perform the same, through our Lord JESUS CHRIST. Amen.
The Epistle. St. James i. 22
The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5. JESUS said unto his disciples, Now I go my way to him that sent me, and none of asketh me, Whither goest thou? But because I have said these 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. 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 it unto you. All things that the Father hath, are mine;
The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23.
VERILY, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask
mind thither ascend, and with him continually dwell, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the HOLY GHOST, One GOD, world without end. Amen.
the Father in my name, he will | Son our Lord JESUS CHRIST to give it you. Hitherto have ye have ascended into the heavens; asked nothing in my name so we may also in heart and ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. These things have I spoken unto you in proverbs: the time cometh, when I shall no more speak unto you in proverbs; but I shall show you plainly of the 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, O 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 ye 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 power. But ye shall receive power, after that the HOLY GHOST is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto
GRANT, we beseech thee, Almighty GoD, that like as we do believe thy only begotten
the uttermost part of the earth. | SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION-DAY And when he had spoken these 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 Epistle. 1 St. Peter iv. 7.
THE end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer. And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins. Use hospitality one to another without grudging. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of GOD. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of GOD: if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which GOD giveth: that GOD in all things may be glorified through JESUS CHRIST: to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. reAmen.
The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. JESUS appeared unto the eleven, as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature. He that believeth, and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that believeth not, shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: in my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall cover. So then, after the LORD had spoken unto them, he received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of GoD. And they went forth, and preached every where, the LORD working with them, and confirming the word with signs following.
The Gospel. St. John xv. 26, and part of the 16th Chapter.
WHEN the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the SPIRIT of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me. And ye also shall bear