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that had eaten. Then those men, things! But they have not all obeywhen they had seen the miracle ed the Gospel. For Esaias saith, that Jesus did, said, This is of a Lord, who hath believed our retruth that Prophet that should port? So then, faith cometh by come into the world. hearing, and hearing by the Word If there be any more Sundays before of God. But I say, Have they not Advent-Sunday, te Service of some heard? Yes verily, their sound of those Sundays that were omitted went into all the earth, and their after the Epiphany, shall be taken

in to supply so many as are here words unto the ends of the world. wanting. And if there be fewer, But I say, Did not Israel know? the overplus may be omitted: Provi-First, Moses saith, I will provoke, ded that this last Collect, Epistle, and you to jealousy by them that are Gospel, shall always be used upon the no people, and by a foolish nation Sunday next before Advent.

Saint Andrew's Day.

The Collect.

I will anger you. But Esaias is very bold, and saith, I was found of them that sought me not; I was made manifest unto them that ask

ALMIGHTY God, who didst give such grace unto thy hok Apostle Saint Andrew, that he readily obeyed the calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and followed him The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 18. without delay; grant unto us all, JESUS, walking by the sea of that we, being called by thy, holy Galilee, saw two brethren, Siword, may forthwith give up our-mon, called Peter, and Andrew his selves obediently to fulfil thy holy brother, casting a net into the sea: commandments, through the same (for they were fishers.) And he Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen..

ed not after me. But to Israel he saith, All day long have I stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient and gainsaying people.

saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and

The Epistle. Rom. x. 9. [F thou shalt confess with thy followed him." And going on from mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God James the son of Zebedee, and thence, he saw other two brethren, hath raised him from the dead, thou John his brother, in a ship with alt be saved. For with the heart nan believeth unto righteousness, nets; and he called them. And Zebedee their father, mending their and with the mouth confessionis made unto salvation. For the their father, and followed him. they immediately left the ship and Scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for, the

Saint Thomas the Apostie.

The Collect.

me Lord over all, is rich unto all ALMIGHTY and everliving that call upon him. For whoso- God, who, for the greater Ever shall call upon the name of confirmation of the faith, didst sufthe Lord, shall be saved. How fer thy holy Apostle Thomas to be then shall they call on him in whom doubtful in thy Son's resurrection; they have not believed? and how grant us so perfectly, and without shal they believe in him of whom all doubt, to believe in thy Son Jethe have not heard?, and how sus Christ, that our faith in thy shall they hear without a preacher ? sight may never be reproved. Hear And how shall they preach, except us, O Lord, through the same Jethey be sent? As it is written, sus Christ; to whom, with thee How beautiful are the feet of them and the Holy Ghost, be all honour that preach the Gospel of peace, and glory, now and for evermore. and bring glad tidings of good Amen.

The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 19. by faith behold the glory that shall N TOW therefore ye are no more be revealed; and being filled with strangers and foreigners, but the Holy Ghost, may learn to love fellow-citizens with the saints, and and bless our persecutors, by the of the household of God; and are example of thy first martyr Saint built upon the foundation of the Stephen, who prayed for his murApostles and Prophets, Jesus derers to thee, O blessed Jesus, Christ himself being the chief cor- who standest at the right hand of ner-stone; in whom all the build- God, to succour all those who suf ing, fitly framed together, groweth fer for thee, our only Mediator and unto an holy temple in the Lord, in Advocate. Amen. whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God, through the Spirit.

Then shall follow the Collect of the Nativity, which shall be said continually until New-Year's Eve.

For the Epistle. Acts vii, 55. The Gospel. St. John xx. 24. THOMAS, one of the twelve, STEPHEN, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadcalled Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other fastly into heaven, and saw the disciples therefore said unto him, glory of God, and Jesus standing We have seen the Lord. But he on the right hand of God; and said, Behold, I see the heavens said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, opened, and the Son of man standand put my finger into the print of ing on the right hand of God. Then they cried out with a loud the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And voice, and stopped their ears, and ran upon him with one accord, and after eight days, again his disciples cast him out of the city, and stoned were within, and Thomas with them: Then came Jesus, the doors him: and the witnesses laid down being shut, and stood in the midst, whose name was Sauf. And they their clothes at a young man's feet, and said, Peace be unto you. Then said he to Thomas, Reach hither stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my thy finger, and behold my spirit. And he kneeled down, and and reach hither thy hand, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay thrust it into my side; and be not not this sin to their charge. And faithless, but believing. And Thowhen he had said this, he fell asleep. mas answered and said unto him,! 'My Lord and my God. Jesus The Gospel. St. Mått. xxiii. 34. saith unto him, Thomas, because BEHOLD, I send unto you prothou hast seen me, thou hast be- phets, and wise men, and lieved; blessed are they that have scribes; and some of them ye shall not seen, and yet have believed. kill and crucify; and some of them And many other signs truly did shall ye scourge in your synaJesus in the presence of his disci-gogues, and persecute them from ples, which are not written in this city to city; that upon you may 'book. But these are written, that come all the righteous blood she ye might believe that Jesus is the upon the earth, from the blood of Christ, the Son of God; and that righteous Abel, unto the blood of believing, ye might have life Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom through his name.

Saint Stephen's Day.
The Collect.


ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, A these things shall come upon thi generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusa

GRANT, O Lord, that in all our lem, thou that killest the propheta sufferings here upon earth, for and stonest them which are sen the testimony of thy truth, we may unto thee; how often would I hav steadfastly look up to heaven, and gathered thy children together

even as a hen gathereth her chick-ness. If we say that we have not ens under her wings, and ye would sinned, we make him a liar and not! Behold, your house is left his Word is not in us. into you deerlate. For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me hence

forth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the


Saint John the Evangelist's Day.
The Collect.

The Gospel. St. John xxi. 19. JESUS said unto Peter, Follow me. Then Peter turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved, following, (which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?) Peter seeing him, saith to MERCIFUL Lord, we beseech Jesus, Lord, and what shall this thee to cast thy bright beams man do? Jesus saith unto him, I of light upon thy Church, that it I will that he tarry till I come, what being instructed by the doctrine of is that to thee? Follow thou me. thy blessed Apostle and Evangelist Then went this saying abroad Saint John, may so walk in the among the brethren, that that dislight of thy truth, that it may at ciple should not die: yet Jesus length attain to everlasting life, said not unto him, He shall not die: through Jesus Christ our Lord. but, If I will that he tarry till I Amen. come, what is that to thee? This The Epistle. 1 John i. 1. is the disciple which testifieth of THAT which was from the be- these things, and wrote these ginning, which we have heard, things, and we know that his testiwhich we have seen with our eyes, mony is true. And there are also which we have looked upon, and many other things which Jesus did, our hands have handled of the the which, if they should be written Word of life; (for the life was every one, I suppose that even the anifested, and we have seen it, world itself could not contain the and bear witness, and show unto books that should be written.

you that eternal life which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) that which we have seen and heard, declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellow

The Innocents Day.

The Collect. ALMIGHTY God, who out of the mouths of babes and

ship with us; and truly our fel-sucklings hast ordained strength, lowship is with the Father, and and madest infants to glorify thee with his Son Jesus Christ. And by their deaths: mortify and kill these things write we unto you, all vices in us, and so strengther. that your joy may be full. This us by thy grace, that by the innothen is the message which we have cency of our lives, and constancy heard of him, and declare unto you, of our faith even unto death, we that God is light, and in him is no may glorify thy holy name, through darkness at all. If we say that we Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. have fellowship with him, and walk For the Epistle. Rev. xiv. 1. in darkness, we lie, and do not the LOOKED, and lo, a Lamb stood truth: but if we walk in the light, on the mount Sion, and with as he is in the light, we have fel-him an hundred forty and four lowship one with another, and the thousand, having his Father's name blood of Jesus Christ his Son written in their foreheads. And I cleanseth us from all sin. If we heard a voice from heaven, as the say that we have no sin, we deceive voice of many waters, and as the ourselves, and the truth is not in us. voice of a great thunder: and I If we confess our sins, he is faithful heard the voice of harpers harping and just to forgive us our sins, and with their harps: and they sung as to cleanse us from all unrighteous-lit were a new song before the

throne, and before the four beasts, sion in remembrance, may show and the elders: and no man could forth our thankfulness unto thee for learn that song, but the hundred the same, by following the holy docand forty and four thousand, which trine which he taught, through Je were redeemed from the earth. sus Christ our Lord. Amen. These are they which were not de- For the Epistle. Acts ix. 1. filed with women, for they are vir- AND Saul, yet breathing out gins: these are they which follow threatenings and slaughter the Lamb whithersoever he goeth: against the disciples of the Lord, these were redeemed from among went unto the High Priest, and men, being the first-fruits unto desired of him letters to Damascus God, and to the Lamb. And in to the synagogues, that if he found their mouth was found no guile; any of this way, whether they were for they are without fault before men or women, he might bring the throne of God. them bound unto Jerusalem. And The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 13. as he journeyed, he came near DaTHE angel of the Lord appear-mascus and suddenly there shined eth to Joseph in a dream, say-round about him. a light from hea ing, Arise, and take the young ven. And he fell to the earth, and child and his mother, and flet into heard a voice saying unto him, Egypt, and be thou there until I Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou bring thee word; for Herod will me? And he said, Who art thou, seek the young child to destroy Lord? And the Lord said, I am him. When he arose, he took the Jesus whom thou persecutest: It young child and his mother by is hard for thee to kick against the night, and departed into Egypt; pricks. And he, trembling and and was there until the death of astonished, said, Lord, what wil Herod that it might be fulfilled thou have me to do? And the Lord which was spoken of the Lord by said unto him, Arise, and go into the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt the city, and it shall be told there have I called my Son. Then what thou must do. And the men Herod, when he saw that he was which Journeyed with him stood mocked of the wise men, was ex- speechless, hearing a voice, but ceeding wroth, and sent forth, and seeing no man. And Saul arose slew all the children that were in from the earth; and when his eyes Bethlehem, and in all the coasts were opened, he saw no man: but thereof, from two years old and they led him by the hand, and under, according to the time which brought him into Damascus. And he had diligently inquired of the he was three days without sigat, wise men. Then was fulfilled that and neither did eat nor drink. And which was spoken by Jeremy the there was a certain disciple at Daprophet, saying, In Rama was mascus, named Ananias, and to there a voice heard, lamentation, him said the Lord in a vision, Anaand weeping, and great mourning, nias: And he said, Behold, I am Rachel weeping for her children, here, Lord. And the Lord said and would not be comforted, be- unto him, Arise, and go into the cause they are not.

street which is called Straight, and inquire in the house of Judas for The Conversion of St. Paul. one called Saul, of Tarsus: fo The Collect. behold, he prayeth, and hath seer GOD, who, through the preach-in a vision a man named Ananias ing of the blessed Apostle Saint coming in, and putting his hand or Paul, hast caused the light of the him, that he might receive his sight Gospel to shine throughout the Then Ananias answered, Lord, world; grant, we beseech thee, that have heard by many of this man we, having his wonderful conver-how much evil he hath done to thy

saints at Jerusalem: and here he many that are first shall be last, and fath authority from the chief priests the last shall be first.

to bind all that call on thy name.

Temple, commonly called The
Purification of Saint Mary the


The Collect.

But the Lord said unto him, Go The Presentation of Christ in the thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel: For I will show him how great things he must suf- ALMIGHTY, and everliving fer for my name's sake. And Ana- God, we humbly beseech thy nias went his way, and entered into Majesty, that as thy only begotten the house; and putting his hands Son was this day presented in the on him, said, Brother Saul, the Temple in substance of our flesh; Lord (even Jesus, that appeared so we may be presented unto thee unto thee in the way as thou cam-with pure and clean hearts, by the est) hath sent me, that thou mightest same thy Son Jesus Christ our receive thy sight, and be filled with Lord. Amen.

the Holy Ghost. And immedi- For the Epistle. Mal. iii. 1. ately there fell from his eyes as it BEHOLD, I will send my meshad been scales; and he received senger, and he shall prepare sight forthwith, and arose, and was the way before me: and the Lord, baptized. And when he had re-whom ye scek, shall suddenly come ceived meat, he was strengthened. to his temple; even the messenger Then was Saul certain days with of the covenant, whom ye delight the disciples which were at Da-in: behold, he shall come, saith mascus. And straightway he the Lord of hosts. But we may. preached Christ in the synagogues, abide the day of his coming? and that he is the Son of God. But who shall stand when he appeareth? all that heard him were amazed, for he is like a refiner's fire, and and said, Is not this he that de-like fuller's soap. And he shall stroyed them which called on this sit as a refiner and purifier of silname in Jerusalem, and came hith-ver: and he shall purify the sons er for that intent, that he might of Levi, and purge them as gold bring them bound unto the chief and silver, that they may offer unto priests? But Saul increased the the Lord an offering in righteousmore in strength, and confoundedness. Then shall the offerings of he Jews which dwelt at Damascus, Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant proving that this is very Christ. unto the Lord, as in the days of The Gospel. St. Matt. xix. 27. old, and as in former years. And PETER answered, and said unto I will come near to you to judg Jesus, Behold, we have for-ment; and I will be a swift witaken all, and followed thee; what ness against the sorcerers, and shall we have therefore? And Je- against the adulterers, and against sus said unto them, Verily I say false swearers, and against those unto you, that ye which have fol- that oppress the hireling in his bowed me, in the regeneration, wages, the widow, and the fatherwhen the Son of man shall sit in less, and that turn aside the stranthe throne of his glory, ye also shall ger from his right, and fear not me, upon twelve thrones, judging saith the Lord of hosts.

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the twelve tribes of Israel. And The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 22. every one that hath forsaken A ND when the days of her purihouses, or brethren, or sisters, or fication, according to the law father, or mother, or wife, or chil- of Moses, were accomplished, they dren, or lands, for my name's sake, brought nim to Jerusalem to preshall receive an hundred fold, and sent him to the Lord, (as it is writ hall inherit everlasting life. But ten in the law of the Lord, Every

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