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The first Day of Lent, commonly called Ash-Wednesday.

I know even as also I am | manded him to be brought known. And now abideth unto him: and when he was faith, hope, charity, these come near, he asked him, three; but the greatest of saying, What wilt thou that these is charity. I should do unto thee? And The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 31. he said, Lord, that I may reHEN Jesus took unto ceive my sight. And Jesus Jesus him the twelve, and said unto him, Receive thy said unto them, Behold, we sight; thy faith hath saved go up to Jerusalem, and all thee. And immediately he things that are written by received his sight, and followthe prophets concerning the ed him, glorifying God: and Son of Man shall be accom- all the people, when they plished. For he shall be de- saw it, gave praise unto God. livered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on : and they shall Scourge him, and put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way-side begging: and hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried, say

The Collect, LMIGHTY and everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou hast made, and dost forgive the sins of all them that are penitent; Create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily lamenting our sins, and acknowledging our wretchedness, may obtain of thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

This Collect is to be read every day in Lent after the Collect appointed for the Day.

For the Epistle. Joel ii. 12. ing, Jesus, thou Son of Da-Tsaith the Lord, with all

URN ye even to me,

your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. And rend your

vid, have mercy on me. And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace but he cried so much the more, Thou Son heart, and not your garof David, have mercy on me.ments, and turn unto the And Jesus stood, and com- Lord your God: for he is

gracious and merciful, slow | seeth in secret, shall reward

to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return, and repent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a meat-offering and a drink-offering unto the Lord your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children, and those that suck the breasts; let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and

the bride out of her closet; let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them wherefore should they say among the people,

Where is their God?
The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 16.

WHEN ye fast, be not sad countenance: for they

as the hypocrites, of a

disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face, that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father, which

thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

The first Sunday in Lent.
The Collect.

didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world with

Lord, who for our sake

out end. Amen.

Wether with him, be

The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1.

E as workers to

seech you also, that ye receive not the grace of God in vain; (for he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation;) giving no

offence in any thing, that the | alone, but by every word that ministry be not blamed; but proceedeth out of the mouth in all things approving our-of God. Then the devil takselves as the ministers of eth him up into the holy city, God, in much patience, in and setteth him on a pinnaafflictions, in necessities, in cle of the temple, and saith distresses, in stripes, in im- unto him, If thou be the Son prisonments, in tumults, in of God, cast thyself down; labours, in watchings, in fast- for it is written, He shall give ings; by pureness, by know- his angels charge concerning ledge, by long-suffering, by thee, and in their hands they kindness, by the holy Ghost, shall bear thee up, lest at by love unfeigned, by the any time thou dash thy foot word of truth, by the power against a stone. Jesus said of God, by the armour of unto him, It is written again, righteousness on the right Thou shalt not tempt the hand and on the left, by ho- Lord thy God. Again, the nour and dishonour, by evil devil taketh him up into an report and good report; as exceeding high mountain, deceivers, and yet true; as and sheweth him all the kingunknown, and yet well doms of the world, and the known; as dying, and be- glory of them; and saith hold, we live; as chastened, unto him, All these things and not killed; as sorrowful, will I give thee, if thou wilt yet alway rejoicing; as poor, fall down and worship me. yet making many rich; as Then saith Jesus unto him, having nothing, and yet pos- Get thee hence, Satan; for sessing all things. it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.


The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 1. 'HEN was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward anhungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said,

If thou be the Son of God,

command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread

The second Sunday in Lent.
The Collect.


seest that we have no power of ourselves to help ourselves; Keep us both outwardly in our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; that we

may be defended from all adversities which may happen to the body, and from all evil thoughts which may assault and hurt the soul; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1. E beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk, and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. For ye know

what commandments


gave you by the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication; that every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not

God; that no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter; because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you, and testified. For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit. The Gospel. St. Matt. xv. 21. JESUS went thence, and departed into the coasts


| of Tyre and Sidon. And be-
hold, a woman of Canaan
came out of the same coasts,
and cried unto him, saying,
Have mercy on me, O Lord,
thou Son of David; my
daughter is grievously vexed
with a devil. But he answer-
ed her not a word. And his
him, saying, Send her away;
disciples came and besought
for she crieth after us.
he answered and said, I am
not sent, but unto the lost
sheep of the house of Israel,
Then came she and worship-
ped him, saying, Lord, help
said, It is not meet to take
me. But he answered and
the children's bread, and to
Truth, Lord; yet the dogs
cast it to dogs. And she said,
eat of the crumbs which fall
from their master's table.
Then Jesus answered and
said unto her, O woman,
great is thy faith: be it unto
thee even as thou wilt. And
her daughter was made whole
from that very hour.

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The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1.

things that are reproved are

BE ye therefore followers made manifest by the light:

for whatsoever doth make manifest is light. Wherefore he saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.


The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14. ESUS was casting out a devil, and it was dumb: And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand?

of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named amongst you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolishtalking, nor jesting, which are not convenient; but rather giving of thanks: for this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of dis-eth. the children of disobedience. Be not ye therefore partakers with them: for ye were sometimes dark- because ye say, that I cast ness, but now are ye light in out devils through Beelzethe Lord walk as children | bub. And if I by Beelzeof light; (for the fruit of the bub cast out devils, by whom Spirit is in all goodness, and do your sons cast them out? righteousness, and truth;) therefore shall they be your proving what is acceptable judges. But if I with the unto the Lord. And have no finger of God cast out defellowship with the unfruit- vils, no doubt the kingdom ful works of darkness, but of God is come upon you. rather reprove them: for it When a strong man armed is a shame even to speak of keepeth his palace, his goods those things which are done are in peace; but when a of them in secret. But all stronger than he shall come

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