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before God and all the people frose up the same hour, and reAnd how the chief priests and turned to Jerusalem, and found our rulers delivered him to be the eleven gathered together, and condemned to death, and em that were with them, say crucified him. But we ing, The Lord is risen indeed, and that it had been he who should hath appeared unto Simon. And have redeemed Israel: and be- they told what things were done side all this, to-day is the third in the way, and how he was known day since these things were of them in breaking of bread. done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, who were early at the sepulchre; and when they found LMIGHTY God, who through not his body, they came, saying, thine only begotten Son Jesus that they had also seen a vision Christ hast overcome death, and of angels, which said that he was opened unto us the gate of everalive. And certain of them who lasting life; we humbly beseech were with us went to the sepul- thee, that as, by thy special grace chre, and found it even so as the preventing us, thou dost put into women had said; but him they our minds good desires; so by thy saw not. Then he said unto them, continual help we may bring the O fools, and slow of heart to be-same to good effect, through Jelieve all that the prophets have sus Christ our Lord, who liveth spoken! ought not Christ to have and reigneth with thee and the suffered these things, and to en- Holy Ghost, ever one God, world ter into his glory? And beginning without end. Amen. at Moses and all the prophets, he For the Epistle. Acts, xiii. 26. expounded unto them in all the MEN and brethren, children Scriptures, the things concerning of the stock of Abraham, himself. And they drew nigh and whosoever among you feareth unto the village whither they God, to you is the word of this went: and he, made as though salvation sent. For they that he would have gone further: But dwell at Jerusalem, and their ruthey constrained him, saying, lers, because they knew him not, Abide with us; for it is towards nor yet the voices of the prophets evening, and the day is far spent. which are read every sabbath-day, And he went in to tarry with they have fulfilled them in conthem. And it came to pass, as he demning him. And though they sat at meat with them, he took found no cause of death in him, bread, and blessed it, and brake it, yet desired they Pilate that he and gave to them. And their should be slain. And when they eyes were opened, and they knew had fulfilled all that was written him, and he vanished out of their of him, they took him down from sight. And they said one to an- the tree, and laid him in a sepul other, Did not our heart burn chre. But God raised him from within us, when he talked with us the dead: And he was seen many by the way, and while he opened days of them which came up to us the Scriptures? And they with him from Galilee to Jerusa

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cometh the world, even our faith. Receive ye the Holy Ghost: Who is he that overcometh the Whose soever sins ye remit, they world, but he that believeth that are remitted unto them; and Jesus is the Son of God? This is whose soever sins ye retain, they he that came by water and blood, are retained. even Jesus Christ; not by water

only, but by water and blood: The second Sunday after Easter. And it is the Spirit that beareth The Collect.

witness, because the Spirit is truth. For there are three that ALMIGHTY God, who hast bear record in Heaven, the Fa-unto us both a sacrifice for sin, given thine only Son to be ther, the Word, and the Holy and also an ensample of godly Ghost and these three are one. life; give us grace that we may And there are three that bear always most thankfully receive witness in earth, the spirit, and that his inestimable benefit, and the water, and the blood and also daily endeavour ourselves to these three agree in one. If we follow the blessed steps of his most receive the witness of men, the holy life, through the same Jesus witness of God is greater: for this Christ our Lord. Amen. is the witness of God, which he hath testified of his Son. He that The Epistle. 1 St. Peter, ii. 19. believeth on the Son of God, hath THIS is thank-worthy, if a man the witness in himself: he that for conscience toward God believeth not God, hath made him endure grief, suffering wrongfully. a liar, because he believeth not For what glory is it, if when ye the record that Go gave of his be buffeted for your faults, ye And this is the record, that shall take it patiently? But if, God hath given to us eternal life; when ye do well, and suffer for it, and this life is in his Son. He that ye take it patiently, this is achath the Son hath life; and he that ceptable with God. For even hath not the Son hath not life hereunto were ye called; because The Gospel St. John, xx. 19. Christ also suffered for us, leaving THE same day at evening, be-lus an example that ye should

ing the first day of the week, follow his steps: Who did no sin, when the doors were shut, where neither was guile found in his the disciples were assembled for mouth: Who when he was refear of the Jews, came Jesus and viled, reviled not again; when stood in the midst, and saith unto he suffered, he threatened not; them, Peace be unto you. And but committed himself to him when he had so said, he showed that judgeth righteously: Who his unto them his hands and his side. own self bare our sins in his own Then were the disciples glad body on the tree, that we, being when they saw the Lord. Then dead to sin, should live unto said Jesus to them again, Peace righteousness: by whose stripes be unto you: As my Father hath ye were healed. For ye were sent me, even so send I you. And as sheep going astray; but are when he had said this, he breath- now returned unto the shepherd, ed on them, and saith unto them, and bishop of your souls.



anguish, for joy that a man is the truth; it is expedient for you born into the world. And ye that I go away: for if I go not now therefore have sorrow: but away, the Comforter will not I will see you again, and your come unto you; but if I depart, heart shall rejoice, and your joy I will send him unto you. And no man taketh from you. when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousfourth Sunday after Easter-ness, and of judgment: Of sin, because they believe not on me: Almighty God, who alone Of righteousness, because I go to canst order the unruly wills my Father, and ye see me no and affections of sinful men; more: Of judgment, because the grant unto thy people, that they prince of this world is judged. I may love the thing which thou have yet many things to say unto commandest, and desire that you, but ye cannot hear them which thou dost promise; that so, now. Howbeit, when he, the among the sundry and manifold Spirit of truth, is come, he will changes of the world, our hearts guide you into all truth: for he may surely there be fixed, where shall not speak of himself; but true joys are to be found, through whatsoever he shall hear, that Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. shall he speak; and he will show The Epistle. St. James, i. 17. you things to come. He shall EVERY good gift, and every glorify me: for he shall receive perfect gift is from above, and of mine, and shall show cometh down from the Father of you. All things that the Father lights, with whom is no variable- hath, are mine; therefore said I, ness, neither shadow of turning, that he shall take of mine, and Of his own will begat he us with shall show it unto you. the word of truth, that we should

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Lord, from whom all good things do come; grant to us, humble servants, that by thy

be a kind of first fruits of his The fifth Sunday after Easter. creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man thy worketh not the righteousness of boly inspiration we may think God. Wherefore lay apart all fil- those things that are good, and thiness and superfluity of naugh- by thy merciful guiding may pertiness, and receive with meek-form the same, through our Lord ness the engrafted word, which Jesus Christ. Amen. is able to save your souls.

The Gospel St. John, xvi. 5. JESUS said unto his disciples,

The Epistle. St. James, i. 22. BEye doers of the word, and not bearers only, deceiving

Now I go my way to him that your own selves. For if any be a sent me, and none of you asketh hearer of the word, and not a me, Whither goest thou? But doer, he is like unto a man bebecause I have said these things holding his natural face in a glass. unto you, sorrow hath filled your For he beholdeth himself. and heart. Nevertheless I tell you goeth his way, and straightway

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