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the Father in my name, he willSon 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 mind thither ascend, and with your joy may be full. These him continually dwell, who things have I spoken unto you liveth and reigneth with thee in proverbs: the time cometh, and the Holy Ghost, one God, when I shall no more speak world without end. Amen. 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 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
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 of 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 Gob 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 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 disci. unity 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
am in my Father, and ye in me, know that I love the Father ; and I in you. He that hath my and as the Father gave me commandments, and keepeth commandment, even so I do. them, he it is that loveth me; and he that loveth me, shall be
MONDAY IN WHITSUN-WEEK. loved of my Father; and I will
The Collect. love him, and will manifest myself to him. Judas saith O GOD, who as at this time unto him, (not Iscariot,) Lord, didst teach the hearts of thy how is it that thou wilt manifest faithful people, by sending to thyself unto us, and not unto them the light of thy HOLY the world? Jesus answered and SPIRIT; grant us by the same said unto him, If a man love SPIRIT to have a right judgment me, he will keep my words ; in all things, and evermore to and
my Father will love him, rejoice in his holy comfort, and we will come unto him, through the merits of CHRIST and make our abode with him. JESUS our Saviour, who liveth He that loveth me not, keepeth and reigneth with thee, in the not my sayings : and the word unity of the same Spirit, one which ye hear is not mine, but God, world without end. Amen the Father's which sent me. These things have I spoken
For the Epistle. Acts x. 34. unto you, being yet present THEN Peter opened his
But the Comforter, mouth, and said, Of a truth I which is the Holy Ghost, perceive that God is whom the Father will send in respecter of persons ; but in my name, he shall teach you all every nation, he that feareth things, and bring all things to him, and worketh righteousyour remembrance, whatsoever ness, is accepted with him. Í have said unto you. Peace I The word which God sent unto leave with you, my peace I give the children of Israel, preaching unto you: not as the world peace by Jesus Christ, (he is giveth, give I unto you. Let Lord of all;) that word, I say,
; not your heart be troubled, ye know, which was published neither let it be afraid. Ye throughout all Judea, and began have heard how I said unto from Galilee, after the baptism you, I go away, and come again which John preached : How unto you.
If ye loved me, ye God anointed JEsus of Nazareth would rejoice, because I said, I with the Holy Ghost, and go unto the Father : for my with power; who went about Father is greater than I. And doing good, and healing all now I have told you before it that were oppressed of the come to pass, that when it is devil; for God was with him. come to pass, ye might believe. And we are witnesses of all Hereafter I will not talk much things which he did, both in with you : for the prince of this the land of the Jews, and in world cometh, and hath nothing Jerusalem; whom they slew, in me. But that the world may and hanged on
God raised up the third day, demned already, because ho
| and showed him openly; not hath not believed in the name to all the people, but unto of the only begotten Son of witnesses chosen before of God; God. And this is the condemeven to us, who did eat and nation, that light is come into drink with him after he rose the world, and men loved darkfrom the dead. And he com- ness rather than light, because manded us to preach unto the their deeds were evil. For people, and to testify that it every one that doeth evil hateth is he which was ordained of the light, neither cometh to the God to be the judge of quick light, lest his deeds should be and dead. To him give all the reproved. But he that doeth prophets witness, that through truth cometh to the light, that his name, whosoever believeth his deeds may be made manifest, in him, shall receive remission that they are wrought in God. of sins. While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them who heard the
The Collect. word. And they of the circumcision who believed,
O GOD, who as at this time astonished, as many as came didst teach the hearts of thy with Peter, because that on the faithful people, by sending to Gentiles also was poured out them the light of thy Holy the gift of the Holy Ghost. SPIRIT ; grant us by the same For they heard them speak Spirit to have a right judgwith tongues, and magnify God. ment in all things, and evermore Then answered Peter, Can any to rejoice in his holy comfort, man forbid water, that these through the merits of CHRIST should not be baptized, who Jesus our Saviour, who liveth have received the Holy Ghost and reigneth with thee, in the as well as we? And he com- unity of the same SPIRIT, one manded them to be baptized in God, world without end. Amen. the name of the Lord. Then For the Epistle. Acts viii. 14. prayed they him to tarry certain days.
WHEN the Apostles, who
were at Jerusalem, heard that The Gospel. St. John iii. 16. Samaria had received the word
GOD so loved the world, that of God, they sent unto them he gave his only begotten Son, Peter and John; who, when that whosoever believeth in they were come down, prayed him should not perish, but have for them, that they might everlasting life. For God sent receive the Holy Ghost; (for not his Son into the world to as yet he was condemn the world, but that none of them; only they were the world through him might baptized in the name of the be saved. He that believeth Lord Jesus :) Then laid they on him is not condemned: but their hands on them, and they he that believeth not is con- received the Holy Ghost.