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not hear them. I am the door :nings, and thunderings, and by me if any man enter in, he voices. And there were seven shall be saved, and shall go in and lamps of fire burning before the out, and find pasture. The thief throne, which are the seven cometh not but for to steal, and spirits of God. And before the to kill, and to destroy: I am come throne, there was a sea of glass, that they might have life, and that like unto crystal. And in the they might have it more abun- midst of the throne, and round dantly.
about the throne, were four beasts
full of eyes before and behind : Trinity-Sunday. And the first beast was like a lion, The Collect.
and the second beast like a calf, ALMIGHTY, and everlasting and the third beast had a face as
God, who hast given unto us a man, and the fourth beast was thy servants grace, by the con- like a flying eagle. And the four session of a true faith, to acknow. beasts had each of them six wings ledge the glory of the eternal about him; and they were full Trinity, and in the power of the of eyes within: and they rest not divine Majesty to worship the day and night, saying, Holy, holy, Unity; we beseech thee that thou holy, Lord God Almighty, who wouldest keep us steadfast in this was, and is, and is to come. And faith, and evermore defend us when those beasts give glory, and . from all adversities, who livest bonour, and thanks to him that and reignest, one God, world sat on the throne, wbo liveth for without end. Amen.
ever and ever, the four and twenFor lhe Epistle. Rev. iv. 1. ty elders fall down before him AFTER this I looked, and be that sat on the throne, and wor,
hold, a door was opened in ship him that liveth for ever and heaven: and the first voice which ever, and cast their crowns beI heard, was as it were of a trum- fore the throne, saying, Thou pet, talking with me; which said, art worthy, O Lord to receive Come up hither, and I will show glory, and honour, and power; thee things which must be here-for thou hast created all things, after. And immediately I was in and for thy pleasure they are, the Spirit; and belold, a throne and were created. was set in heaven, and one sat on The Gospel. St. John, iïi. 1. the throne: and he that sat was THERE was a man of the Phato look upon like a jasper and a risees, named Nicodemus, a sardine-stone: and there was a ruler of the Jews: The same came rain-bow round about the throne, to Jesus by night, and said unto in sight like unto an emerald. him, Rabbi, we know that thou And round about the throne were art a teacher come from God : four and twenty seats ; and upon For no man can do these mirathe seats I saw four and twenty cles that thou doest, except God elders sitting, clothed in white be with him. Jesus answered raiment; and they had on their and said unto him, Verily, verily, heads crowns of gold: and out I say unto thee, except a man be of the throne proceeded light-boră again, he cannot see the
kingdom of God. Nicodemuseakness of our mortal nature, said unto him, How can a man we can do no good thing withhe born when he is old ? can lic out thee. grant us the help of thy enter the second time into his grace, that in keeping thy commother's womb, and be born ? mandments we may please thee, Jesiis answered, Verily, verily, both in will and deed, through I say unto thee, except a man be Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. born of water, and of the Spirit, The Epistle. 1 John, iv. 7. he cannot enter into the kingdom BELOVED, let us love one an, of God. That which is born of other': for love is of God, and the flesh, is flesh; and that which every one that loveth is born of is born of the Spirit, is spirit. God, and knoweth God. He that Marvel not that I said unto thee, lovetl: not, knoweth not God; for ye must be born again. The God is love. In this was manifestwindbloweth where it listeth, and ed the love of God towards us, bethou hearest the sound thereof, cause that God sent his only bebut canst not tell whence it com-gotten Son into the world, that we eth, and whither it goeth ; so is might live through bim. Herein every one that is born of the is love, not that we loved God, Spirit. Nicodemus answered and but that he loved us, and sent said unto him, How can these his Son to be the propitiation for things be ? Jesus answered and our sins, Beloved, if God so loved said unto him, Art thou a master us, we ought also to love one an. of Israel, and knowest not these other. No man hath seen God things ? Verily, verily, I say unto at any time. If we love one anthice, we speak that we do know, other, God dwelleth in us, and and testify that we have seen; his love is perfected in us. Hereand ye receive not our witness. by know we that we dwell in him, If I have told you earthly things, and he in us; because he hatli and ye believe not; how shall ye given us of his Spirit. And we believe, if I tell you of heavenly have seen and do testify, that things ? And no man hath as- the Father sent the Son to be the cended up to heaven, but he that Saviour of the world. Whosoever came down from heaven, even shall confess that Jesus is the Son! the Son of man, who is in heaven. of God, God dwelleth in him, And as Moses listed up the ser- and he in God. And we have pent in the wilderness, even so known and believed the love that must the Son of man be lifted God hath to us. God is love; and up; that whosoever believeth in he that dwelleth in love, dwelletka him should not perish, but have in God, and God in him. Hereeternal life.
in is our love made perfect, that..
we may have boldness in the day The first Sunday after Trinity. (of judgment: because as he is, The Collect.
so are we in this world. There is O God, the strength of all no fear in love ; but perfect love
those who put their trust in casteth out fear ; because fear. thee, mercifully accept our pray- hath torment: Hć that feareth is ers; and because, through the not made perfect in love. We:
love him because he first loved us. may testify unto them, lest they If a man say, I love God, and ha- also come into this place of torteth bis brother, he is a liar: for he ment. Abraham saith unto him, that loveth not his brother, whom They have Moses and the Pro. he hath seen, how can he love phets; let them hear them. And God, whom he hath not seen ? he said, Nay, father Abraham; · And this commandment have we but if one went unto them from from him, that he who loveth the dead, they will repent. And God, love his brother also. he said unto him, If they hear not
The Gospel. St. Luke, svi. 19. Moses and the Prophets, neither THERE was a certain rich man, will they be persuaded, though
who was clothed in purple one rose from the dead. and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day. And there was The second Sunday after Trinity a certain beggar, named Lazarus,
The Collect. who was laid at his gate, full of O Lord, who never failest to sores; and desiring to be fed help and govern those whom with the crumbs which fell from thou dost bring up in thy steadfast the rich man's table: moreover, fear and love;
keep us,we beseech the dogs came and licked his sores. thee, under the protection of thy And it came to pass that the beg- good providence, and make us to gar died, and was carried by the bave a perpetual fear and love of angels into Abraham's bosom : thy holy name, through Jesus the rich man also died, and was Christ our Lord. Amen. buried : and in hell he lifted up The Epistle. 1 John, iji. 13. his eyes, being in torme and MARVEL not, my brethren, seeth Abraham afar off, and La if the world hate you. We zarus in his bosom. And he cried, know that we have passed from and said, Father Abraham, have death unto life, because we lova mercy on me, and send Lazarus, the brethren. He that loveth not that he may dip the tip of his fin- his brother, abideth in death. ger in water, and cool my tongue; Whosoever hateth his brother, for I am tormented in this flame. is a murderer: and ye know that But Abraham said, Son, remem- no murderer hath eternal life ber that thou in thy life-time re-abiding in him. Herehy perceive eeivedst thy good things, and like we the love of God, because he wise Lazarus evil things; but now laid down his life for us; and we he is comforted, and thou art tor- qught to lay down our lives for mented. And besides all this, the brethren. But whoso hath between us and you there is a this world's good, and seeth his great gulpl fixed: so that they brother have need, and shutteth who would pass from hence to up his bowels of compassion fro.B you cannot; neither can they pass him; how dwelleth the love of tous that would come from thence. God in him? My little children, Then he said, I pray thee there- let us not love in word, neither in fore; father, that thou wouldest tongue ; but in deed, and in truth. send him to my father's house : And hereby we know that we are. for I have five brethren · that he lof the trath, and sball assure our
hearts before him. For if our ways and hedges, and compel heart condemn us, God is great-thein to come in, that my house er than our heart, and knoweth may be filled : for I say unto you, all things. Beloved, if our heart that none of those men which condemn us noi, then have we were bidden shall taste of my confidence towards God. whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his com- The third Sunday after Trinity. mandments, and do those things
The Collect, ihat are pleasing in his sight. And O Lord, we beseech thee mer. :his is his commandment, That cifully to hear us; and grant we should believe on the name of that we, to whom thou hast given his Son Jesus Christ, and love one an hearty desire to pray, may, another, as he gave us command-by thy mighty aid, be defended ment. And he that keepeth his and comforted in all dangers and commandments, dwelleth in him, adversities, through Jesus Christ and he in him: and hereby we our Lord. Amen. know that he abideth in us, by the The Epislle. 1 St. Peter, v. 5. Spirit which he hath given us.
ALL of you be subject one to The Gospel. St. Luke, xiv. 16. another, and be clothed with A Certain man made a great humility: For God resisteth the
supper, and bade many; and proud, and giveth grace to the sent his servant at supper time, humble. Humble yourselves to say to them that were bidden, therefore under the mighty hand Come,for all things are now ready. of God, that he may exalt you-in And they all with one consent be- due time: casting all your care gan to make excuse : The first upon him ; for he careth for you. said unto him, I have bought a Be sober, be vigilant; because piece of ground, and I must needs your adversary the devil, as & go and see it; I pray thee have roaring lion, walketh about, seekme excused: And another said, I ing whom he may devour: wbom have bought five yoke of oxen, resist, steadfast in the faith;know.and I go to prove them; I pray ing that the same afflictions are thee have me excused : And an- accomplished in your brethren other said, I have married a wife, that are in the world. But the and therefore I cannot come. So God of all grace, who hath called that servant came, and showed his us unto his eternal glory by Christ lord these things. Then the mas- Jesus, after that ye have suffered ter of the house, being angry, a while, make you perfect, sta. said to his servant, Go out quickly blish, strengthen, settle you. To into the streets and lanes of the bim be glory and dominion for city, and bring in hither the poor, ever and ever. Amen. and the maimed, and the halt. The Gospel. St. Luke, xv. 1. and the blind. And the servant THEN drew near unto him all said, Lord, it is done as thou hast
the publicans and sinners for commanded, and yet there is to hear him. And the Pharisees
And the lord said unto and Scribes murmured, saying: the servant, Go out into the high- This man receiveth sinners, and.
eateth with them. And he spakeworthy to be compared with the this parable unto them, saying, glory which shall be revealed in What man of you having an hun- us. For the carnest expectation dred sheep, if he lose one of them, of the creature waiteth for the doth not leave the ninety and manifestation of the sons of God. nine in the wilderness, and go af. For the creature was made sub. ter that which is lost, until he find ject to vanity, not willingly, but it? And when he hath found it, he by reason of him who hath sublayeth it on his shoulders, rejuic-jected the same in hope: because ing. And when he cometh home, the creature itself also shall be le calleth together his friends and delivered from the bondage of neighbours, saying unto them, corruption, into the glorious liRejoice with me, forl have found berty of the children of God. For my sheep which was lost. I say we know that the whole creation unto you, that likewise joy shall groaneth, and travaileth in pain be in heaven over one sinner that together until now: And not only repenteth, more than over ninety they, but ourselves also, which and nine just persons, which need have the first fruits of the Spirit, no repentance. Either what wo-leven we ourselves groan within man having ten pieces of silver, ourselves, waiting for the adopif she lose one piece, doth not|tion, to wit, the redemption of light a candle, and sweep the four body. house, and seek diligently till The Gospel. St. Luke, vi. 36. she find it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends BE ye therefore merciful, as and her neighbours together, say. Judge not, and ye shall not be
your Father also is merciful. ing, Rejoice with me, for I have found the piece which I had lost
. judged: condemn not, and ye Likewise, I say unto you, there
shall not be condemned: forgive, is joy in the presence of the An.
and ye shall be forgiven: give,
Jand it shall be given unto you; gels of God over one sinner that repenteth.
good measure, pressed down, and
shaken together, and running The fourth Sunday afler Trinity. over, shall men give into your The Collect.
bosom. For with the same meaO God, the protector of all that sure that ye mete withal, it shali
trust in thee, without whom be measured to you again. And he nothing is strong, nothing is holy; spake a parable unto them: Can increase and multiply upon us the blind lead the blind? shall they thy mercy; that thou being our not both fall into the ditch? The ruler and guide, we may so disciple is not above his master; pass through things temporal, but every one that is perfect shall that we finally lose not the things be as his master. And why behold. eternal: Grant this, O heavenly est thou the mote that is in thy Father, for Jesus Christ's sake brother's eye, but perceivest not our Lord. Amen.
the beam that is in thine own eye? "The Epistle. Rom. viii. 18. Either how canst thou say to thy I Reckon that the sufferings brother. Brother, let me pull
out of this present time are not the mote that is in thine eye.