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Saint Mark's Day. The Collect. O Almighty God, who hastinstructed thy holy Church with the heavenly doctrine of thy Evangelist Saint Mark; give us grace, that being not like children carried away with every blast of vain doctrine, we may be established in the truth of thy holy Gospel, through Jesus Christ our Lord. ...Amen.

The Epistle. Ephes. iv. 7. NTO every one of us is given grace, according to the measure of the gift of Christ. Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men. (Now that he ascended, what is it but that he also descended first into the lower parts of the earth 2 He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.) And he gave some apostles, and some prophets, and some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers; for the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ; till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowiedge of the Son of God unto a ect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carriedabout with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; but speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: From whom the whole body fitly {. ied together, and compacted y that which every joint sup

plieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body, unto the edifying of itself in love.

The Gospel. St. John, xv. 1. I Am the true vine, and my Fa

ther is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, he taketh away; and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine ; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches. He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringethforth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch,

and is withered; and men gather

them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you : continue ye in my love. If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

Saint Philip and SaintJames's Day.

The Collect. O Almighty God, whom truly

to know is everlasting life; grant us perfectly to know thy Son Jesus Christ to be the way, the truth, and the life; that following the steps of thy holy Apostles, Saint Philip and Saint James, we may steadfastly walk in the way that leadeth to eternal life, through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. ..?men. The Epistle. St. James, i. 1. AMES, a servant of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fail into divers temptations; knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering: for he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea, driven with the wind, and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways. Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted, but the rich in that he is made low; because as the flower of the grass he shall pass away. For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but it withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath



The Gospel. St. John, xiv. 1. ANP Jesus said unto his disciples, Let not your heart be troubled : ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go, ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest, and how can we know the way ? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father but by me. If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him. Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father 2 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak unto you, I speak not of myself; but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. Believe me, that I am in the Father, and the Father in me; or else believe me for the very work's sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do' also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoeveryeo shall ask in my name, that will.I.

promised to them that love him.

do, that the Father may be glo


rified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.

Saint Barnabas the Apostle.

The Collect.

O Lord God Almighty, who

didst endue thy holy Apostle Barnabas with singular gifts of the Holy Ghost; leave us not, we beseech thee, destitute of thy manifold gifts, nor yet of grace to use them alway to thy honour and glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts, xi. 22.

TIDINGs of these things came

unto the ears of the Church which was in Jerusalem : and they sent forth Barnabas, that he should go as far as Antioch: who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad; and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost, and of faith : and much people was added unto the Lord. Then departed Barnabas to Tar

'sus for to seek Saul: And when

he had found him, he brought him unto Antioch. And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled themselves with the Church, and taught much people: and the disciples were called Christians first in Antioch. And in these days came, prophets from Jerusalem unto Antioch. And there stood up one of them, named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit, that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which

to pass in the days of Clau

- Then the disciples, §iman according to his ability. Hetermined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in

Judea. Which also they did, and sent it to the elders by the hands of Barnabas and Saul. The Gospel. St. John, xv. 12.

THIS is my commandment,

That ye love one another, as I have loved you, Greater love hath no mail than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends, Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father, I have made known unto you. Ye have not chosen me, but ; have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain : that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Saint John Baptist's Day.
The Collect.

ALMIGHTY God, by whose providence thy servant John Baptist was wonderfully born, and sent to prepare the way of thy Sonour Saviour, by preaching repentance; make us so to follow his doctrine and holy life, that we may truly repent according to his preaching; and after his example constantly speak the truth, boldly rebuke vice, and patiently suffer for the truth's sake, through Je

sus Christ our Lord. Almen.

For the Epistle. Isa. xl. 1. OMFORT ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: for she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all

crieth in the wilderness, Prepare
ye the way of the Lord, make
straight in the desert a highway
for our God. Every valley shall
be exalted, and every mountain
and hill shall be made low ; and
the crooked shall be made straight,
and the rough places plain. And
the glory of the Lord shall be re-
vealed, and all flesh shall see it
together; for the mouth of the
Lord hath spoken it. The voice
said, Cry. And he said, What
shall I cry? All flesh is grass, and
all the goodliness thereof is as
the flower of the field. The grass
withereth, the flower fadeth, be-
cause the Spirit of the Lord blow-
cth upon it: surely the people is
grass. The grass withereth, the
flower fadeth ; but the word of
our God shall stand for ever. O
Zion, that bringest good tidings,
get thee up into the high moun-
tain: O Jerusalem, that bringest
good tidings, lift up thy voice with
strength; lift it up, be not afraid;
say unto the cities of Judah, Be-
hold your God. Behold, the Lord
God will come with strong hand,
and his arm shall rule for him :
behold his reward is with him,
and his work before him. He
shall feed his flock like a shep-
herd ; he shall gather the lambs
with his arm, and carry them in
his bosom, and shall gently lead
those that are with young.
The Gospel. St. Luke, i. 57.
LISABETH's full time came
that she should be delivered ;
and she brought forth a son. And
her neighbours and her cousins
heard how the Lord had showed
great mercy upon her; and they
rejoiced with her. And it came
to pass, that on the eighth day

her sins. The voice of him that;they came to circumcise the child;

and they called him Zacharias,
after the name of his father. And
his mother answered and said,
Not so ; but he shall be called
John. And they said unto her,
There is none of thy kindred that
is called by this name. And they
made signs to his father, how he
would have him called. And he
asked for a writing table,
wrote, saying, His name is John.
And they marvelled all. And his
mouth was opened immediately,
and his tongue loosed. and he
spake, and praised God. And seat
came on all that dwelt roundabout
them : and all these sayings were
noised abroad throughout all the
hill country of Judea. And as
they that had heard them, laid
them up in their hearts, saying
What manner of child shall this:
be? And the hand of the Lord was
with him. And his father Zacharia;
was filled with the Holy Ghost
and prophesied,saying, #.
the Lord God of Israel; for ho
hath visited and redeemed his
people, and hath raised up anho
of salvation for us, in the house of
his servant David; as he spakeby
the mouth of his holy prophe;
which have been since the world
began; that we should be saved
from our enemies, and from the
hand of all that hate us: Tope"
form the mercy promised to 0.
fathers, and to remember hishoy
covenant: the oath which
sware to our father Abraham, the l
he would grant unto us, thatwo '.
being delivered out of the hio ||
of our enemies, might serve”
without fear, in holiness.
righteousness before him, alo

shalt be called the prophet

days of our life. And o


Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, to prepare his ways; to give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the Day-spring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit; and was in the deserts till the day of his showing unto Israel.

Saint Peter's Day. The Collect. O Almighty God, who, by thy Son Jesus Christ, didst give to thy Apostle Saint Peter many excellent gifts, and commandedst him earnestly to feed thy flock; make, we beseech thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligent|ly to preach thy holy Word, and the people obediently to follow the same, that they may receive the crown of everlasting glory, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

For the Epistle. Acts, xii. 1. BOUT that time, Herod the king stretched forth his hands to vex certain of the Church. And he killed James the brother of John with the sword. And because he saw it pleased the Jews, he proceeded further to take Peter also. (Then were the days of unleavened bread.) And When he had apprehended him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quarternions of soldiers, to keep him; intending after Easter to bring him forth to the people. Peter therefore was

made without ceasing of the Church unto God for him. And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains; and the keepers before the door kept the prison. And behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands. And the angel said unto him, Gird thyself, and bind on thysandals: and so he did. And he saith unto him, Cast thy garment about thee, and follow me. And he went out, and followed him; and wist not that it was true which was done by the angel, but thought he saw a vision. When they were past the first and second ward, they came unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city, which opened to them of its own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street, and forthwith the angel departed from him. And when Peter was come to himself, he said, Now I know of a surety that the Lord hath sent his angel, and hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all the expectation of the people of the Jews. The Gospel, St. Matt. xvi. 13. HEN Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that, I, the Son of man, am 2 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist; some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He saith unto them, But whom

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