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word, keep it, and bring forth fruit ther there be knowledge, it shall. with patience.
vanish away. For we know in
part, and we prophesy in part. The Sunday called Quinquages. But when that which is perfect is
ima, or the next Sunday be- come, then that which is in part fore Lent.
shall be done away. When I was The Collect.
la child, I spake as a child, I unLord, who hast taught us that derstood as a child, I thought as
all our doings without charity a child; but when I became a are nothing worth; send thy Holy man, I put away childish things. Ghost, and pour into our hearts For now we see through a glass that most escellent gift of charity, darkly; but then face to face : the very bond of peace, and of
now I know in part; but then all virtues; witbout which, who-ishall I know even as also I am soever liveth is counted dead be-known. And now abideth faith, fore thee: Grant this for thine hope, charity, these three; but only Son Jesus Christ's sake. the greatest of these is charity. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Luke, aviii 31. The Episile. 1 Cor. xiii. 1.
THEN Jesus took unto bim the THOUGH I speak with the twelve, and said unto them,
tongues of men and of angels, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and have not charity, I am be- and all things that are written by come as sounding brass or a tink- the prophets concerning the Son ling cymbal : And though I have of man shall be accomplished, the gift of prophecy, and under- For he shall be delivered unto stand all mysteries, and all know the Gentiles, and shall be mock. ledge; and though I have all faith, ed, and spitefully entreated, and so that I could remove moun- spitted on: And they shall scourgo tains, and have not charity, I am him, and put him to death ; and nothing. And though I bestow the third day he shall rise again. all my goods to feed the poor, And they understood none of and though I give my body to be these things and this saying burned, and have not charity, it was hid from them, neither knew profiteth me nothing. Charity they the things which were sposuffereth long, and is kind ; cha- ken. And it came to pass, that as rity envieth not; charity vaunt. he was come nigh unto Jericho,
eth not itself; is not puffed up; a certain blind man sat by the B. doth not bebave itself unseemly; way side begging; and hearing
seeketh not her own; is not easi-the multitude pass by, be asked
ly provoked; thinketh no evil; what it meant. And they told ble rejoicetl not in iniquity, but re- him, that Jesus of Nazareth pass
I joiceth in the truth; beareth all ed by. And he cried, saying, things
, believeth all things, hop- Jesus, thou Son of David, have eth all things, endureth all things. mercy on me. And they which Charity never faileth : but whe-went before rebuked him, that he ther there be prophecies, they should hold his peace; but be
shall fail; whether there be cried so much the more, Thau it tongues, they shall cease'; whe-Son of David, bave mercy Om
And Jesus stood and com-sinner, but rather that he should manded him to be brought unto turn from his sin, and be saved ; him: and when he was come mercifully forgive us our tresnear, he asked him, saying. What passes; receive and comfort us, wilt thou that I should do unto who are grieved and wearied thee? And he said, Lord, that I with the burden of our sins. Thy may receive my sight. And Je-property is always to bave mer. sus said unto him, Receive thy cy; to thee only it appertaineth sight , thy faith hath saved thee. to forgive sins: spare us thereAnd immediately he received bis fore, opod Lord, spare thy peo. sight, and followed him, glorify-ple, whom thou hast redeemed: ing God: and all the people, enter not into judgment with thy when they saw it, gave praise servants, who are vile earth, and unto God,
miserable sinners; but so turn The first day of Lent, commonly thine anger from us, who meekly called Ash-Wednesday.
acknowledge our vileness, and The Collect.
truly repent us of our faults; and ALMIGHTY and everlasting so make haste to help us in this God, who hatest nothing that world, that we may ever live
with thee in the world to come, thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all those who are pe-through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen. nitent; create and make in us
T Then shall the People say this that new and contrite hearts, that we,
followeth, after the Minister. worthily lamenting our sins and TURN thou us, o good Lord, acknowledging our wretchedness,
and so shall we be turned. may obtain of thee, the God of Be favourable, O Lord, be favourall mercy, perfect remission and able to thy people, who turn to forgiveness, through Jesus Christ thee in weeping, fasting and pray: our Lord. Amen. 1 This Collect is to be read every day in God, full of compassion, lung suf
ing. For thou art a merciful Lent, after the Collect appointed for fering, and of great pity. Thou the day. 7 At Morning Prayer, the Litany being sparest when we deserve punishended, shall be said the folowing Pray, ment, and in thy wrath thinkest ers, immediately before the general upon mercy. Špare thy people,
Thanksgiving. O Lord, we beseech thee, mer-good Lord, spare them; and let
cifully hear our prayers, and not thine heritage be brought to spare all those who confess their confusion. Hear us, O Lord, for pins unto thee; that they, whose thy mercy is great; and after the consciences by sin are accused, multitude of thy mercies look by thy merciful pardon may be upon us, through the merits and absolved, through Christ our
mediation of thy blessed Son, Lord. Anen.
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. O Most mighty God, and mer. For the Epistle. Joel, ii. 12. ciful Father, who hast com- TURN ye even to me,
saith the passion upon all men, and hatest Lord, with all your heart, nothing that thou hast made; and with fasting, and with weepwho wouldest not the death of afing, and with mourning. And
rend your heart, and not your through nor steal: For where garments, and turn unto the Lord your treasure is, there will your your God: for he is gracious and heart be also. merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth
The first Sunday in Lent. him of the evil. Who knoweth
The Collect. if he will return, and repent, and O Lord, who for our sake didst leave a blessing behind him, even
fast forty days and forty a meat-offering and a drink-of-nights ; give us grace to use such fering unto the Lord your God? abstinence, that our flesh being Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanc- subdued to the Spirit, we may tify a fast, call a solemn assem- ever obey thy godly motions in bly gather the poople, sanctify righteousness and true holiness
, the congregation, assemble the to thy honour and glory, who elders, gather the children and livest and reignest with the fa those that suck the breasts ; let ther and the Holy Ghost, one the bridegroom go forth of his God, world without end. Amena chamber, and the bride (i of The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1. ber.closet : let the priests, the WE then; as workers together ministers of the Lord, weep be
with him, beseech you also, tween the porch and the altar, that ye receive not the grace of and let them say, Spare thy peo- God in vain : (For he saith, I have ple, O Lord, and give not thine heard thee in a time accepted, heritage to reproach, that the and in the day of salvation have heathen should rule over them: I succoured thee : behold, now is wherefore should they say among the accepted time ; behold, now the people, Where is their God? is the day of salvation) giving no
The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 16. offenue in any thing, that the miWHEN ye fast, be not as the nistry be not blamed; but in all
bypocrites, of a sad counte- things approving ourselves as the nance: for they disfigure their ministers of God, in much pa. faces
, that they may appear unto tience, in afflictions, in neces men to fast
. Verily i say unto sities, in distresses, in stripes, in you, they have their reward. But imprisonments, in tumults, in la. thou, when thou fastest, anoint bours, in watchings, in fastings ; thine head, and wash thy face, by pureness, by knowledge, by that thou appear not unto men long-suffering, by kindness, by to fast
, but unto thy Father which the Holy Ghost, by love unfeignis in secret;
and thy Father which ed, hy the word of truth, by the Seeth in secret, shall reward thee power of God, by the armour of openly. Lay not up for yourselves righteousness on the right hand treasures upon earth, where moth and on the left, hy honour and and rust doth corrupt, and where dishonour, by evil report and thieves break through and steal : good report; as deceivers, and But lay up for yourselves trea- yet trne; as unknown, and yet sures in heaven, where neither well known; as dying, and be. moth nor rust doth corrupt, and hold we live', as chastened, and where Hieves do not breakluot killed; as sorrowful, yet a
way rejoicing; as poor, yet mak- ourselves to help ourselves; keep ing many rich; as having nothing, us both outwardly in our bodies, and yet possessing all things. and inwardly in our souls; that
The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 1. we may be defended from all THEN was Jesus led up of the adversities which may happen
spirit into the wilderness, to to the body, and from all evil be tempted of the devil: And thoughts which may assault and when he had fasted forty days hurt the soul, through Jesus Christ and forty nights, he was after- our Lord. Amen. ward an hungered. And when the The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1. tompter came to him, he said, if thou be the Son of God, command
beseech you, brethren, WE
and exhort you by the Lord that these stones be made bread. Jesus, that as ye have received of But he answered and said, It is us how ye ought to walk, and to written, Man shall not live by please God, so ye would abound bread alone, but by every word
more and more. For ye know that proceedeth out of the mouth what commandments we gave of God. Then the devil taketh
you by the Lord Jesus. For this hiin up into the holy city, and is the will of God, even your setteth him on a pinnacle of the sanctification, that ye should abtemple, and saith unto him, If stain from fornication ; that every thou be the Son of God, cast thy- one of you should know how to self down; for it is written, He shall give his angels charge con- and honour; not in the lust of
possess his vessel in sanctification cerning thee; and in their hands concupiscence, even as the Genthey shall bear thee up, lest at tiles which know not God: that any time thou dash thy foot no man go beyond and defraud against a stone. Jesus said unto his brother in any matter; behim, it is written again, Thou cause that the Lord is the aveny. shall not tempt the Lord thy God. er of all such, as we also have Again the devil taketh him up forewarned you and testified. For into an exceeding high moun God hath not called us unto untain, and showeth him all the cleanness, but unto holiness. He kingdoms of the world, and the therefore that despiseth, despisethi glory of them; and saith unto not man, but God, who hath also him, All these things will I give given unto us his Holy Spirit. thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus
The Gospel. St. Matt. xv. 21. unto him, Get thee hence, Satan; JESUS went thence, and defor it is written, Thou shalt wor- parted into the coasts of Tyre ship the Lord thy God, and him and Sidon. And behold, a woman only shalt thou serve. Then the de- of Canaan came out of the same vil leaveth him, and behold, angels coasts, and cried unto him, say. came and ministered unto him. ling, Have mercy on me, O Lord,
thou Son of David : my daughter The second Sunday in Lent. is grievously vexed with a devil. The Collect.
But he answered her not a word. LMIGHTY God, who seest And his disciples came and beibat we have no power of sought him, saying, Send her
away; for she crieth after us. cometh the wrath of God upon But he answered and said, I am the children of disobedience. Be ant sent but unto the lost sheep not ye therefore partakers with of the house of Israel Then them; for ye were sometimes care she and worshipped him, darkness, but now are ye light in saying, Lord, help me. But he the Lord: walk as children of aswered, and said, It is not meet light; (For the fruit of the spiris to take the children's bread, and is in all goodness, and righteousto cast it to dogs. And she said, ness, and truth) proving what is Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of acceptable unto the Lord. And the crumbs which fall from their bave no fellowship with the un. master's table. Then Jesus an- fruitful works of darkpess, but suered and said unto her, O wo- rather reprove them. For it is man, great is thy faith : be it unto a shame even to speak of those thee even as thou wilt. And her things which are done of them in dangtiter was made whole from secret. But all things that are ta' very hour.
reproved, are made manifest by
the light; for wbatsoever doth The third Sunday in Lent.
make manifest, is light. WhereThe Collect.
|fore he saith, Awake, thou tb WE beseech thee, Almighty sleepest, and arise from the deau,
God, look upon the hearty and Christ shall give thee light. desires of thy humble servants, The Gospel. 'St. Luke, xi. 14. and stretch forth the right hand JESUS was casting out a devil
, of thy Majesty, to be our defonce and it was dumb. And it came against all our enemies, through to pass, when the devil was gone Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
out, the dumb spake ; and the The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1. people wondered. But some of BE ye therefore followers of them said. He casteth out devils
. God, as dear children ; and through Beelzebub, the chief of walk in love, as Christ also hath the devils. And others tempting bored os, and bath given himself him, sought of him a sign from for us, an offering and a sacrifice heaven. But he, knowing their to God for a sweet smelling sa- thoughts, said unto them, Every rour. But fornication and all un- kingdom divided against itself, is deanness, or covetousness, let it brought to desolation; and a not be once named amongst you, house divided against a house, fallDe hecotneth saints; neither filthi-eth. If Satan also be divided ness, oor foolish talking, nor jest- against himself, how shall his ing, which are not convenient; kingdom stand? because ye say but rather giving of thanks. For that I cast out devils through Beelthis ye koow, that no whore-zebub. And if I by Beelzebub monger, nor unclean person, nor cast ont devils, by whom do your covetous man, who is an idolater, sons cast them out? therefore hath any inheritance in the king- shall they be your judges. But dom of Christ, and of God. Let if I with the finger of God cast Ho man deceive you with vain out devils, no doubt the kingdom words: for because of these things of God is come upon you. When