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will, through the same thy Son Je-them. And when eight days were sus Christ our Lord. Amen. accomplished for the circumcising The Epistle, Rom. iv. 8. of the child, his name was called BLESSED is the man to whom JESUS, which was so named of the Lord will not impute sin. the angel before he was conceived Cometh this blessedness then upon in the womb.

the circumcision only, or upon the 1 The same Collect, Epistle, and Gos uncircumcision also? For we say, pel shall serve for every day after unto the Epiphany.

that faith was reckoned to Abraham

for righteousness. How was it The Epiphany, or the Manifesta

then reckoned? when he was in circumcision, or in uncircumcision? Not in circumcision, but in uncir


And he received the

tion of Christ to the Gentiles,
The Collect.

GOD, who by the leading of a
Star didst manifest thy only

sign of circumcision, a seal of the begotten Son to the Gentiles; mer righteousness of the faith which he cifully grant that we, who know had, yet being uncircumcised; that thee now by faith, may after this he might be the father of all them life have the fruition of thy glorious that believe, though they be not Godhead, through Jesus Christ our circumcised; that righteousness Lord. Amen.

might be imputed unto them also: The Epistle. Ephes. iii, 1. And the father of circumcision to FOR this cause, I Paul, the pri them who are not of the circum- soner of Jesus Christ for you cision only, but also walk in the Gentiles; if ye have heard of the steps of that faith of our father dispensation of the grace of God, Abraham, which he had, being which is given me to you-ward: yet uncircumcised. For the pro- How that by revelation he made mise, that he should be the heir of known unto me the mystery (as I the world, was not to Abraham, or wrote afore in few words, whereby, to his seed, through the law, but when ye read, ye may understand through the righteousness of faith. my knowledge in the mystery of For if they which are of the law be Christ) which in other ages was heirs, faith is made void, and the not made known unto the sons of promise made of none effect. men, as it is now revealed unto his The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 15. holy Apostles and Prophets by the AN ND it came to pass, as the an-Spirit; that the Gentiles should be gels were gone away from fellow-heirs, and of the same body, them into heaven, the shepherds and partakers of his promise in said one to another, Let us now go Christ, by the Gospel: whereof I even unto Bethlehem, and see this was made a minister, according to thing which is come to pass, which the gift of the grace of God, given the Lord hath made known unto us. unto me by the effectual working of And they came with haste, and his power. Unto me, who am less found Mary and Joseph, and the than the least of all saints, is this babe lying in a manger. And grace given, that I should preach when they had seen it, they made among the Gentiles the unsearchknown abroad the saying which able riches of Christ; and to make was told them concerning this child. all men see what is the fellowship And all they that heard it wondered of the mystery, which from the be at those things which were told them ginning of the world hath been hid by the shepherds. But Mary kept in God, who created all things by all these things, and pondered them Jesus Christ: to the intent that in her heart. And the shepherds now unto the principalities and returned, glorifying and praising powers in heavenly places night be God for all the things that they nad known, by the Church, the mani heard and seen, as it was told unto fold wisdom of God, according to

phẳng. The Collect.

the eternal purpose which he pur-The first Sunday after the Epiposed in Christ Jesus our Lord; in whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of


LORD, we beseech thee mercifully to receive the prayers of thy people who call upon thee; The Gospel. St. Matt. ii. 1. and grant that they may both perWHEN Jesus was born in Beth-ceive and know what things they lehem of Judea, in the days ought to do, and also may have of Herod the king, behold, there grace and power faithfully to fulcame wise men from the east to fil the same, through Jesus Christ Jerusalem, saying, Where is he our Lord. Amen.

that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1. BESEECH you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, When Herod the king had heard that ye present your bodies a livthese things, he was troubled, and ing sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto all Jerusalem with him. And when God, which is your reasonable serhe had gathered all the chief priests vice. And be not conformed to and scribes of the people together, this world; but be ye transformed he demanded of them where Christ by the renewing of your mind, that should be born. And they said un-ye may prove what is that good, to him, in Bethlehem of Judea: and acceptable, and perfect will of For thus it is written by the Pro-God. For I say, through the grace phet, And thou Bethlehem in the given unto me, to every man that land of Juda, art not the least is among you, not to think of himamong the princes of Juda, for out self more highly than he ought to of thee shall come a Governor that think, but to think soberly, accordshall rule my people Israel. Then ing as God hath dealt to every man Herod, when he had privily called the measure of faith. For as we the wise men, inquired of them dili- have many members in one body, gently what time the star appeared. and all members have not the same And he sent them to Bethlehem, office; so we, being many, are one and said, Go, and search diligently body in Christ, and every one memfor the young child, and when ye bers one of another.

have found him, bring me word The Gospel. St. Luke ii. 41. gain, that I may come and wor-NOW his parents went to Jeruship him also. When they had salem every year at the feast heard the king, they departed; and of the passover. And when he was lo, the star which they saw in the twelve years old, they went up to east went before them, till it came Jerusalem, after the custom of the and stood over where the young feast. And when they had fulfilled child was. When they saw the the days, as they returned, the star, they rejoiced with exceeding child Jesus tarried behind in Jerugreat joy. And when they were salem; and Joseph and his mother come into the house, they saw the knew not of it. But they, supposing young child with Mary his mother, him to have been in the company, and fell down and worshipped him: went a day's journey, and they And when they had opened their sought him among their kinsfolk treasures, they presented unto him and acquaintance. And when they gifts; gold, and frankincense, and found him not, they turned back myrrh. And being warned of God again to Jerusalem, seeking him. in a dream, that they should not And it came to pass, that after three return to Herod, they departed days they found him in the temple, into their own country another sitting in the midst of the doctors, 'both hearing them, and asking them

questions. And all that heard him curse not. Rejoice with them that were astonished at his understand- do rejoice, and weep with them that ing and answers. And when they weep. Be of the same mind one saw him, they were amazed: and towards another. Mind not high his mother said unto him, Son, things, but condescend to men of why hast thou thus dealt with us? low estate.

behold, thy father and I have sought The Gospel. St. John ii. I. thee sorrowing. And he said unto A ND the third day there was a them, How is it that ye sought me? marriage in Cana of Galilee, wist ye not that I must be about and the mother of Jesus was there. my Father's business? And they And both Jesus was called, and his understood not the saying which disciples, to the marriage. And he spake unto them. And he went when they wanted wine, the mother down with them, and came to Na- of Jesus saith unto him, They have zareth, and was subject unto them: no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Wobut his mother kept all these say-man, what have I to do with thee? ings in her heart. And Jesus in- mine hour is not yet come. His creased in wisdom, and stature, mother saith unto the servants, ard in favour with God and man. Whatsoever he saith unto you, do

it. And there were set there six The second Sunday after the Epi-ner of the purifying of the Jews, water-pots of stone, after the man


The Collect.

containing two or three firkins a piece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill

ALMIGHTY and everlasting the water-pots with water. And dost govern all they filled them up to the brim. things in heaven and earth; mer-Aud he saith unto them, Draw out cifully hear the supplications of thy now, and bear unto the governor people, and grant us thy peace all of the feast. And they bare it. the days of our life, through Jesus When the ruler of the feast had Christ our Lord. Amen. tasted the water that was made

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6. wine, and knew not whence it was HAVING then gifts, differing ac-(but the servants which drew the

cording to the grace that is water knew) the governor of the given to us, whether prophecy, let feast called the bridegroom, and us prophesy according to the pro-saith unto him, Every man at the portion of faith; or ministry, let beginning doth set forth good wine, us wait on our ministering; or he and when men have well drunk, that teacheth, on teaching; or he then that which is worse: but thou that exhorteth, on exhortation: he hast kept the good wine until now. that giveth, let him do it with sim- This beginning of miracles did Jeplicity; he that ruleth, with dili-sus in Cana of Galilee, and manigence; he that showeth mercy, fested forth his glory, and his dis with cheerfulness. Let love be ciples believed on him. without dissimulation. Abhor that


which is evil, cleave to that which The third Sunday after the Epi is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love, in konour preferring one another:

The Collect.

spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing infirmities, and in all our dangers not slothful in business; fervent in ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, mercifully look upon out in hope; patient in tribulation;

continuing instant in prayer; dis- and necessities stretch forth thy tributing to the necessity of saints; right hand to help and defend us, given to hospitality. Bless them through Jesus Christ our Lord which persecute you; bless, and Amen

The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. [the kingdom of heaven: But the BE not wise in your own con- children of the kingdom shall be

ceits. Recompense to no man cast out into outer darkness; there evil for evil. Provide things honest shall be weeping and gnashing of in the sight of all men. If it be pos- teeth. And Jesus said unto the sible, as much as lieth in you, live Centurion, Go thy way, and as peaceably with all men. Dearly thou hast believed, so be it done beloved, avenge not yourselves, but unto thee. And his servant was rather give place unto wrath; for healed in the self-same hour. it is written, Vengeance is mine;

I will repay, saith the Lord. There- The fourth Sunday after the Epi fore, if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. The Gospel. St. Matt. vii. 1. WHEN he was come down from

phang. The Collect. GOD, who knowest us to be get in the midst of so many and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot al ways stand upright; grant to us the mountain, great multitudes such strength and protection, as followed him. And behold, there may support us in all dangers, and came a leper and worshipped him, carry us through all temptations, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou through Jesus Christ our Lord. canst make me clean. And Jesus Amen. put forth his hand, and touched The Epistle. Rom. xiii. 1. him, saying, I will, be thou clean. ET every soul be subject unto And immediately his leprosy was the higher powers; for there cleansed. And Jesus saith unto is no power but of God: the powers him, See thou tell no man, but go that be are ordained of God. Whothy way, show thyself to the priest, soever, therefore, resisteth the and offer the gift that Moses com- power, resisteth the ordinance of manded for a testimony unto them. God: and they that resist shall reAnd when Jesus was entered into ceive to themselves damnation. For Capernaum, there came unto him rulers are not a terror to good a Centurion, beseeching him, and works, but to the evil. Wilt thou saying, Lord, my servant lieth at then not be afraid of the power? home sick of the palsy, grievously do that which is good, and thou tormented. And Jesus saith unto shalt have praise of the same: for him, I will come and heal him. he is the minister of God to thee for The Centurion answered and said, good. But if thou do that which is Lord, I am not worthy that thoa evil, be afraid; for he beareth not shouldest come under my roof; but the sword in vain: for he is the speak the word only, and my ser-minister of God, a revenger to exevant shall be healed. For I am a cute wrath upon him that doeth man under authority, having sol-evil. Wherefore ye must needs be diers under me and I say unto subject, not only for wrath, but also this man, Go, and he goeth; and for conscience sake. For this to another, Come, and he cometh; cause pay ye tribute also; for they and to my servant, Do this, and he are God's ministers, attending condoeth it. When Jesus heard it, he tinually upon this very thing. Renmarvelled, and said to them that der, therefore, to all their dues; followed, Verily I say unto you, I tribute to whom tribute is due, cushave not found so great faith, no tom to whom custom, fear to whom not in Israel. And I say unto you, fear, honour to whom honour. that many shall come from the east The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23. and west, and shall sit down with AND when he was entered into Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in- a ship, his disciples followed

him. And behold, there arose al The Epistle. Col. iii. 12. great tempest in the sea, insomuch PUT on therefore (as the elec that the ship was covered with the of God, holy and beloved waves; but he was asleep. And bowels of mercies, kindness, hum his disciples came to him, and bleness of mind, meekness, long awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, suffering; forbearing one another we perish. And he saith unto them, and forgiving one another, if any Why are ye fearful, O ye of little man have a quarrel against any; faith? Then he arose, and rebuked even as Christ forgave you, so also the winds and the sea, and there do ye. And, above all these things, was a great calm. But the men put on Charity, which is the bond marvelled, saying, What manner of perfectness. And let the peace of man is this, that even the winds of God rule in your hearts, to the and the sea obey him? And when which also ye are called in one he was come to the other side, into body; and be ye thankful. Let the the country of the Gergesenes, word of Christ dwell in you richly there met him two possessed with in all wisdom; teaching and admo devils, coming out of the tombs, ex-nishing one another in psalms, and ceeding fierce, so that no man might hymns, and spiritual songs; sing. pass by that way. And behold, ing with grace in your hearts to the they cried out, saying, What have Lord. And whatsoever ye do in we to do with thee, Jesus, thru Son word or deed, do all in the name of of God? art thou come hither to the Lord Jesus; giving thanks to torment us before the time? And God and the Father by him. there was a good way off from them The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 24. an herd of many swine, feeding. THE kingdom of heaven is liken So the devils besought him, saying, ed unto a man which sowel If thou cast us out, suffer us to go good seed in his field. But while away into the herd of swine. And men slept, his enemy came and he said unto them, Go. And when sowed tares among the wheat, and they were come out, they went into went his way. But when the blade the herd of swine; and behold, the was sprung up, and brought forth whole herd of swine ran violently fruit, then appeared the tares also down a steep place into the sea, So the servants of the householde and perished in the waters. And came and said unto him, Sir, didst they that kept them fled, and went not thou sow good seed in thy field? their ways into the city, and told from whence then hath it tares! every thing, and what was befallen He said unto them, An enemy hath to the possessed of the devils. And done this. The servants said unto behold, the whole city came out to him, Wilt thou then that we go and meet Jesus; and when they saw gather them up? But he said, Nay; him, they besought him, that he lest, while ye gather up the tares, would depart out of their coasts.

ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest; and in the time

The fifth Sunday after the Epi- of harvest I will say to the reapers,


The Collect.

Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn

LORD, we beseech thee to them; but gather the wheat inte keep thy Church and House-my barn.

hoid continually in thy true reli

gion, that they who do lean only The sixth
upon the hope of thy heavenly
grace, may evermore be defended
by thy mighty power, through Je-
sus Christ our Lord. Amen

Sunday after the Epi
The Collect.

GOD, whose blessed Son wa
manifested that he might de

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