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at Jerusalem. And ye are witness-them, Peace be unto you. And es of these things.

The first Sunday after Easter.
The Collect.

when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord. The said Je

ALMIGHTY Father, who hast sus to them again, Peace be unto given thine only Son to die for you: As my Father hath sent me, our sins, and to rise again for our even so send I you. And when he justification; grant us so to put had said this he breathed on them, away the leaven of malice and and saith unto them, Receive the wickedness, that we may always Holy Ghost: Whose soever ns ye serve thee in pureness of living remit, they are remitted unto nem; and truth, through the merits of and whose soever sins ye retain, the same, thy Son Jesus Christ our they are retained. Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. 1 John v. 4.

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WHATSOEVER is born of God, The second Sunday after Easter. overcometh the world; and

this is the victory that overcometh

The Collect.

the world, even our faith. When ALMIGHTY God, who hast giv en thine only Son to be unto he that overcometh the world, but us both a sacrifice for sin, and also he that believeth that Jesus is the an ensample of godly life; give us Son of God? This is he that came grace that we may always most by water and blood, even Jesus thankfully receive that, his inestiChrist; not by water only, but by mable benefit, and also daily enwater and blood: And it is the deavour ourselves to follow the Spirit that beareth witness, because blessed steps of his most holy life, the Spirit is truth. For there are through the same Jesus Christ our three that bear record in Heaven, Lord. Amen.

the Father, the Word, and the Holy The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 19. Ghost: and these three are one. THIS is thank-worthy, if a man

And there are three that bear wit- for conscience toward God, en ness in the earth, the spirit, and the dure grief, suffering wrongfully. water, and the blood: and these For what glory is it, if when ye be three agree in one. If we receive buffeted for your faults, ye shall take the witness of men, the witness of it patiently? But if, when ye do God is greater: for this is the wit-well, and suffer for it, ye take il ness of God, which he hath testified patiently, this is acceptable with of his Son. He that believeth on God. For even hereunto were ye the Son of God, hath the witness in called; because Christ also suffer himself: he that believeth not God, ed for us, leaving us an example, hath made him a liar because he that ye should follow his steps. believeth not the record that God Who did no sin, neither was guile gave of his Son. And this is the re- found in his mouth: Who when he cord, that God hath given to us eter-was reviled, reviled not again; nal life; and this life is in his Son. when he suffered, he threatened He that hath the Son hath life; and not; but committed himself to him he that hath not the Son hath not that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own The Gospel. St. John xx. 19. body on the tree, that we, being THE same day at evening, be-dead to sin, should live unto righte


ing the first day of the week, ousness: by whose stripes ye were when the doors were shut, where healed. For ye were as sheep the disciples were assembled for going astray; but are now return fear of the Jews, came Jesus and ed unto the shepherd and bishop of stood in the midst, and saith unto your souls.

The Gospel. St. John x. 11. foolish men: as free, and not using JESUS said, I am the good your liberty for a cloak of mali shepherd: The good shepherd ciousness; but as the servants of giveth his life for the sheep. But he God. Honour all men: Love the that is an hireling, and not the brotherhood: Fear God: Honour shepherd, whose own the sheep are the king.

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not, seeth the wolf coming, and The Gospel. St. John xvi. 16. leaveth the sheep, and fleeth; and JESUS said to his disciples, A the wolf catcheth them, and scat- little while, and ye shall not see tereth the sheep. The hireling me; and again, a l'tle while, and fleeth because he is an hireling, and ye shall see me; because I go to careth not for the sheep. I am the the Father. Then said some of his good shepherd, and know my sheep, disciples among themselves, What and am known of mine. As the is this that he saith unto us, A litFather knoweth me, even so know tle while, and ye shall not see me; 1 the Father: and I lay down my and again, a little while, and ye life for the sheep. And other sheep shall see me; and, Because I go to I have, which are not of this fold; the Father? They said therefore, them also I must uring, and they What is this that he saith, A little shall hear my voice; and there shall while? we cannot tell what he be one fold and one shepherd.


saith. Now Jesus knew that they were desirous to ask him, and said The third Sunday after Easter. Junto them, Do ye inquire among The Collect. yourselves of that I said, A little LMIGHTY God, who showest while, and ye shall not see me; and to them that are in error the again, a little while, and ye shall ight of thy truth, to the intent that see me? Verily, verily, I say unto hey may return into the way of you, that ye shall weep and laighteousness; grant unto all those ment, but the world shall rejoice: who are admitted into the fellow- and ye shall be sorrowful, but your ship of Christ's religion, that they sorrow shall be turned into joy. bay avoid those things that are A woman when she is in travail contrary to their profession, and hath sorrow, because her hour is follow all such things as are agree-come: but as soon as she is delible to the same, through our Lord vered of the child, she remember Jesus Christ. Amen. eth no more the anguish, for joy The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 11. that a man is born into the world. DEARLY beloved, I beseech And ye now therefore have sorrow: you, as strangers and pilgrims, but I will see you again, and your bstain from fleshly lusts, which heart shall rejoice, and your joy no var against the soul; having your man taketh from you. Conversation honest among the Gentiles; that whereas they speak gainst you as evil-doers, they may of your good works, which they hall behold, glorify God in the day

The fourth Sunday after Easter. The Collect. ALMIGHTY God, who alone canst order the unruly wills of visitation. Submit yourselves and affections of sinful men; grant to every ordinance of man for the unto thy people, that they may Lord's sake; whether it be to the love the thing which thou comking, as supreme; or unto gover-mandest, and desire that which thou nors, as unto them that are sent by dost promise; that so, among the him, for the punishment of evil-sundry and manifold changes of doers, and for the praise of them the world, our hearts may surely that do well. For so is the will of there be fixed, where true joys are God, that with well-doing ye may to be found, through Jesus Christ but to silence the ignorance of lour Lord. Amen.

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The Epistle. St. James i. 17.


The fifth Sunday after Easter.

The Collect.

The Epistle. St. James i. 22.

EVERY good gift, and every perfect gift is from above, and LORD, from whom all good things do come; grant to us cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variable- thy humble servants, that by thy ness, neither shadow of turning: holy inspiration we may think those Of his own will begat he us with things that are good,, and by thy the word of truth, that we should merciful guiding may perform the be a kind of first fruits of his crea- same, through our Lord Jesus tures. Wherefore, my beloved bre-Christ. Amen. thren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; fort wrath of man worketh not ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your the righteousness of God. Where-own selves. For if any be a heare fore lay apart all filthiness and su- of the word, and not a doer, he is perfluity of naughtiness, and re-like unto a man beholding his natu ceive with meekness the engrafted ral face in a glass. For he behold word, which is able to save your eth himself, and goeth his way, and souls, straightway forgetteth what man ner of man he was. But whoso The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5. looketh into the perfect law of libESUS said unto his disciples, erty, and continueth therein; he beNow I go my way to him that ing not a forgetful hearer, but a sent me, and none of you asketh me, doer of the work, this man shall be Whither goest thou? But because blessed in his deed. If any man I have said these things unto you, among you seem to be religious, sorrow hath filled your heart. and bridleth not his tongue, but de Nevertheless I tell you the truth; ceiveth his own heart, this man's it is expedient for you that I go religion is vain. Pure religion and away: for if I go not away, the undefiled before God and the FaComforter will not come unto you;ther, is this, To visit the fatherless but if I depart, I will send him un-and widows in their affliction, and to you. And when he is come, he to keep himself unspotted from the will reprove the world of sin, and world.



of righteousness, and of judgment: The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23. Of sin, because they believe not on VERILY, verily, I say unto you me: Of righteousness, because I Whatsoever ye shall ask the go to my Father, and ye see me no Father in my name, he will give it more: Of judgment, because the you. Hitherto have ye asked noPrince of this world is judged. I thing in my name: Ask, and ve have yet many things to say unto shall receive, that your joy may you, but ye cannot bear them now. full. These things have I spoken Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of unto you in proverbs: the time truth, is come, he will guide you cometh, when I shall no more speak into all truth: for he shall not speak unto you in proverbs; but I shall of himself; but whatsoever he shall show you plainly of the Father. At hear, that shall he speak; and he that day ye shall ask in my name: will show you things to come. He and I say not unto you, that I will shall glorify me: for he shall re-pray the Father for you; for the ceive of mine, and shall show it Father himself loveth you, because unto you. All things that the Fa-ye have loved me, and have believ ther hath, are mine; therefore said ed that I came out front God. I, that he shall take of mine, and came forth from the Father, and shall show it unto you. lam come into the world: Again,

leave the world, and go to the Fa-ye shall be baptized with the Holy Cher. His disciples said unto him, Ghost, not many days hence. When Lo, now speakest thou plainly, they therefore were come together, and speakest no proverb. Now they asked of him saying, Lord, are we sure that thou knowest all wilt thou at this time restore again things, and needest not that any the kingdom of Israel? And he said man should ask thee: by this we unto them, It is not for you to know believe that thou camest forth from the times or the seasons, which the God. Jesus answered them, Do Father hath put in his own power. ye now believe? Behold, the hour But ye shall receive power, after cometh, yea, is now come, that ye that the Holy Ghost is come upon shall be scattered every man to his you: and ye shall be witnesses unto own, and shall leave me alone: me both in Jerusalem, and in all and yet I am not alone, because the Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the Father is with me. These things I uttermost part of the earth. And have spoken unto you, that in me when he had spoken these things, ye might have peace. In the world while they beheld, he was taken up, ye shall have tribulation: but be of and a cloud received him out of their good cheer; I have overcome the sight. And while they looked stead world.

The Ascension-Day.

The Collect.

fastly toward heaven, as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you inte

GRANT, we beseech thee, Al- heaven, shall so come in like manmighty God, that like as we ner as ye have seen him go into to believe thy only begotten Son heaven.

our Lord Jesus Christ to have as

ended into the heavens; so we The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. may also in heart and mind thither

ascend, and with him continually JESUS appeared unto the eleven, dwell, who liveth and reigneth with ed them with their unbelier and as they sat at meat, and upbraidthee and the Holy Ghost, one God, hardness of heart, because they beworld without end. Amen.

lieved not them which had seen him after he was risen. And he said unto For the Epistle. Acts i. 1. them, Go ye into all the world, and THE former treatise have I preach the Gospel to every creature. made, O Theophilus, of all He that believeth, and is baptized, that Jesus began both to do and shall be saved; but he that believeth teach, until the day in which he was not, shall be damned. And these taken up, after that he, through the signs shall follow them that believe: Holy Ghost, had given command-In my name shall they cast out ments unto the apostles whom he devils; they shall speak with new had chosen: To whom also he tongues; they shall take up sershowed himself alive after his pas-pents; and if they drink any deadly sion, by many infallible proofs, be-thing, it shall not hurt them; they ing seen of them forty days, and shall lay hands on the sick, and they peaking of the things pertaining shall recover. So then, after the to the kingdom of God: and being Lord had spoken unto them, he was assembled together with them, com- received up into heaven, and sat on manded them that they should not the right hand of God. And they depart from Jerusalem, but wait for went forth, and preached every the promise of the Father, which, where, the Lord working with them, saith he, ye have heard of me. For and confirming the word with signs Jahn truly baptized with water; but following.

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Sunday after Ascension-Day.
The Collect.

The Collect.

GOD, the king of glory, who

GOD, who as at this time didst hast exalted thine only Son teach the hearts of thy faithful Jesus Christ with great triumph people, by sending to them the light unto thy kingdom in heaven; we of thy Holy Spirit; grant us by the beseech thee leave us not comfort- same Spirit to have a right judg less; but send to us thine Holy ment in all things, and evermore to Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us rejoice in his holy comfort, through unto the same place whither our Sa- the merits of Christ Jesus our Saviour Christ is gone before; who viour, who liveth and reigneth with liveth and reigneth with thee and thee, in the unity of the same Spirit, the Holy Ghost, one God, world one God, world without end. Amen. without end. Amen. For the Epistle. Acts ii. 1.

The Epistle. 1St. Peter iv. 7. WHEN the day of Pentecost THE end of all things is at was fully come, they were all

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hand: be ye therefore sober, with one accord in one place; And and watch unto prayer. And above suddenly there came a sound from all things have fervent charity heaven, as of a rushing mighty among yourselves: for charity snall wind, and it filled all the house cover the multitude of sins. Use where they were sitting. And there hospitality one to another without appeared unto them cloven tongues, grudging. As every man hath re-like as of fire, and it sat upon each ceived the gift, even so minister the of them: And they were all filled same one to another, as good stew-with the Holy Ghost; and began to ards of the manifold grace of God. speak with other tongues, as the If any man speak, let him speak as Spirit gave them utterance. And the oracles of God: If any man there were dwelling at Jerusalem, minister, let him, do it as of the Jews, devout men, out of every na ability which God giveth: that tion under heaven. Now when God in all things may be glorified this was noised abroad, the multithrough Jesus Christ: to whom be tude came together, and were con praise and dominion for ever and founded, because that every man ever. Amen. heard them speak in his own lanThe Gospel. St. John xv. 26, and guage. And they were all amazed, part of the 16th Chapter. and marvelled, saying one to anoTHEN the Comforter is come, ther, Behold are not all these which whom I will send unto you speak Galileans? and how hear we from the Father, even the Spirit of every man in our own tongue truth, which proceedeth from the wherein we were born? Parthians, Father, he shall testify of me. And and Medes, and Elamites, and the ye also shall bear witness; because dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in ye have been with me from the be- Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, ginning. Those things have I spo- and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, ken unto you, that ye should not in Egypt, and in the parts of Lybia be offended. They shall put you out about Cyrene, and strangers of of the synagogues: yea, the time Rome, Jews and Proselytes, Cretes cometh, that whosoever killeth you, and Arabians, we do hear them will think that he doeth God ser-speak in our tongues the wonder vice. And these things will they ful werks of God. do unto you, because they have not The Gospel. St. John xiv. 15. known the Father, nor me: but JESUS said unto his disciples, these things have I told you, that ye love me, keep my command when the time shall come, ye may ments. And I will pray the Fa remember that I told you of ther, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with



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