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and word, before God and all the were done in the way, and how people: And how the chief priests he was known of them in breaking and our rulers delivered him to be of bread. condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that Tuesday in Easter-Week. it had been he who should have
The Collect. redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to-day is the third day since ALMIGHTY God, who through
thine only begotten Son Jesus these things were done. Yea, and Christ hast overcome death, and certain women also of our compa- opened unto us the gate of everny made us astonished, who were lasting life; we humbly beseech early at the sepulchre; and when thee, that as, by thy special grace they found not his body, they came, preventing us, thou dost put into our saying, that they had also seen a minds good desires; so by thy convision of angels, which said that tinual help we may bring the same he was alive. And certain of them to good effect, through Jesus Christ who were with us went to the our Lord, who liveth and reigneth sepulchre, and found it even so as with thee and the Holy Ghost, ever the women had said ; but him one God, world without end. Amen. they saw not. Then he said unto For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26.
them, or fools
, and slow of heart Mhe stock of Abraham, and
to believe all that the prophets the have spoken! ought not Christ to whosoever among you feareth God, have suffered these things, and to to you is the word of this salvation enter into his glory? And begin- sent. For they that dwell at Je ning at Moses and all the prophets, rusalem, and their rulers, because he expounded unto them in all the they knew him not, nor yet the Scriptures, the things concerning voices of the prophets which are himself. And they drew nigh un-read every sabbath-day, they have to the village whither they went : fulfilled them in condemning him. and he made as though he would And though they found no cause of have gone further : But they con- death in him, yet desired they Pi. strained him, saying, Abide with late that he should be slain. And us; for it is towards evening, and when they had fulfilled all that the day is far spent. And he went was written of him, they took him in to tarry with them. And it came down from the tree, and laid hiin to pass, as he sat at meat with them, in a sepulchre. But God raised him he took bread, and blessed it, and from the dead : And he was seen brake, and gave to them. And their many days of them which came up eyes were opened, and they knew with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, him, and he vanished out of their who are his witnesses unto the peosight. And they said one to an-ple. And we declare unto you glad other, Did not our heart burn with-tidings, how that the promise which in us, when he talked with us by the was made unto the fathers, God way, and while he opened to us the hath fulfilled the same unto us their Scriptures? And they rose up the children, in that he hath raised up same hour, and returned to Jerusa- Jesus again; as it is also written in lem, and found the eleven gathered the second Psalm, Thou art my together, and them that were with Son, this day have I begotten thee. them, saying, The Lord is risen And as concerning that he raised indeed, and hath appeared unto Si- him up from the dead, now no more
And they told what things to return to corruption, he said on
this wise, I will give you the sure Then opened he their understandinercies of David. Wherefore he ing, that they might understand the saith also in another Psalm, Thou Scriptures; and said unto them, shalt not suffer thine Holy One to Thus it is written, and thus it besee corruption. For David, after hoved Christ to suffer, and to rise he had served his own generation, from the dead the third day; and by the will of God, fell on sleep, and that repentance and remission of was laid unto his fathers, and saw sins should be preached in his corruption : But he, whom God name among all nations, beginraised again, saw no corruption. Be ning at Jerusalem. And ye are it known unto you therefore, men witnesses of these things. and brethren, that through this man is preached unto you the for- The first Sunday after Easter. giveness of sins : And by him all
The Collect. that believe are justified from all
LMIGHTY Father, who hast things, from which ye could not be given thine only Son to die justified by the law of Moses. Be- for our sins, and to rise again for ware, therefore, lest that come up- our justification ; grant us so to on you which is spoken of in the put away the leaven of malice and prophets, Behold, ye despisers, and wickedness, that we may always wonder, and perish: for I work a serve thee in pureness of living and work in your days, a work which truth, through the merits of the you shall in no wise believe, though same thy Son Jesus Christ our a man declare it unto you.
Lord. Amen. The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 36. The Epistle. 1 John v. 4.
VHATSOEVER is born of midst of them, and saith unto God, overcometh the world; them, Peace be unto you. But they and this is the victory that overwere terrified and affrighted, and cometh the world, even our faith. supposed that they had seen a spi-Who is he that overcometh the rit. And he said unto them, Why world, but he that believeth that are ye troubled, and why do Jesus is the Son of God? This is thoughts arise in your hearts ? he that came by water and blood, Behold my hands and my feet, even Jesus Christ; not by water that it is I myself: handle me, and only, but by water and blood: And see ; for a spirit hath not flesh and it is the Spirit that beareth witness, bones, as ye see me have. And because the Spirit is truth. For when he had thus spoken, he there are three that bear record in showed them his hands and his Heaven, the Father, the Word, and feet. And while they yet believed the Holy Ghost: and these three not for joy, and wondered, he said are one. And there are three that unto them, Have ye here any meat? bear witness in earth, the spirit, And they gave him a piece of a and the water, and the blood: and broiled fish, and of an honey-comb. these three agree in one. And he took it, and did eat before receive the witness of men, the them. And he said unto them, witness of God is greater : for this These are the words which I spake is the witness of God, which he unto you, while I was yet with hath testified of his Son. He that you, that all things must be fulfil-believeth on the Son of God, hath led which were written in the law the witness in himself: he that of Moses, and in the Prophets, believeth not God, hath made him and in the Psalms, concerning me. a liar, because he believeth not the
record that God gave of his Son.ed for us, leaving us an exa
xample, And this is the record, that God that ye should follow his steps : hath given to us eternal life; and Who did no sin, neither was guile
life is in his Son. He that found in his mouth: Who when hath the Son hath life; and he that he was reviled, reviled not again; hath not the Son hath not life. when he suffered, he threatened The Gospel. St. John xx. 19. not; but committed himself to him THE same day at evening, be- that judgeth righteously: Who his
ing the first day of the week, own self bare our sins in his own when the doors were shut, where body on the tree, that we, being the disciples were assembled for dead to sin, should live unto rightfear of the Jews, came Jesus and eousness: by whose stripes ye stood in the midst, and saith unto were healed. For ye were as sheep them, Peace be unto you. And going astray; but are now returned when he had so said, he showed unto the shepherd and bishop of unto them his hands and his side. your souls. Then were the disciples glad when The Gospel. St. John X. 11. they saw the Lord. Then said Je ESUS said, I am the good shepsus to them again, Peace be unto herd : the good shepherd giveth you: As my Father hath sent me, his life for the sheep. But he that even so send I you. And when he is an hireling, and not the shepherd, had said this, he breathed on them, whose own the sheep are not, seeth and saith unto them, Receive ye the wolf coming, and leaveth the the Holy Ghost: Whose soever sheep, and fleeth; and the wolf sins ye remit, they are remitted catcheth them, and scattereth the unto them; and whose soever sins sheep. The hireling fleeth because ye retain, they are retained. he is an hireling, and careth not
for the sheep. I am the good shepThe second Sunday after Easter. herd, and know my sheep, and am The Collect.
known of mine. As the Father LMIGHTY God, who hast knoweth me, even so know I the
given thine only Son to be Father : and I lay down my life unto us both a sacrifice for sin, for the sheep. And other sheep, I and also an ensample of godly have, which are not of this fold l; life; give us grace that we may them also I must bring, and they always most thankfully receive shall bear my voice, and there that his inestimable benefit, and shall be one fold and one shepherd. also daily endeavour ourselves to follow the blessed steps of his most The third Sunday after Easter. holy life, through the same Jesus
The Collect. Christ our Lord. Amen.
LMIGHTY God, who showThe Epistle. i St. Peter ïi. 19.
est to them that are in THIS is thank-worthy, if a man the light of thy truth, to the intent
endure grief, suffering wrongfully. of righteousness; grant unto all For what glory is it, is when ye be those who are admitted into the buffeted for your faults, ye shall fellowship of Christ's religion, that take it patiently? But if, when ye they may avoid those things that do well, and suffer for it, ye take are contrary to their profession, it patiently, this is acceptable with and follow all such things as are God. For even hereunto were ye agreeable to the same, through our called; because Christ also suffer-Lord Jesus Christ.
The Epistle. i St. Peter ïi. 11. sorrow, because her hour is come: DEA
EARLY beloved, I beseech but as soon as she is delivered of the
you, as strangers and pil- child, she remembereth no more grims, abstain from fleshly lusts, the anguish, for joy that a man is which war against the soul; having born into the world. And ye now your conversation honest among therefore have sorrow : but I will the Gentiles ; that whereas they see you again, and your heart shall speak against you as evil-doers, rejoice, and your joy no man taketh they may by your good works, from you. which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation. Sub- The fourth Sunday after Easter.
The Collect. of man for the Lord's sake ; whe- O fone canst order the unruly ther it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them wills and affections of sinful men, that are sent by him, for the pun- grant unto thy people, that they may ishment of evil-doers, and for the love the thing which thou compraise of them that do well. For mandest, and desire that which so is the will of God, that with thou dost promise; that so, among well-doing ye may put to silence the sundry and manifold changes the ignorance of foolish men: as of the world, our hearts may surefree, and not using your liberty for ly there be fixed, where true joys a cloak of maliciousness; but as are to be found, through Jesus the servants of God. Honour all Christ our Lord. Amen. men: Love the brotherhood: Fear The Epistle. St. James i. 17. God: Honour the king.
IVERY good gift, and every The Gospel. St. John xvi. 16. perfect gift is from above, J
ESUS said to his disciples, A and cometh down from the Father
little while, and ye shall not see of lights, with whom is no variame; and again, a little while, and bleness, neither shadow of turning : ye shall see me; because I go to Of his own will begat he us with the Father. Then said some of his the word of truth, that we should disciples among themselves, What be a kind of first fruits of his creais this that he saith unto us, A little tures. Wherefore, my beloved while, and ye shall not see. me; brethren, let every man be swift to and again, a little while, and ye hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; shall see me; and, Because I go to for the wrath of man worketh not the Father ? They said therefore, the righteousness of God. WhereWhat is this that he saith, A little fore lay apart all filthiness and while ? we cannot tell what he superfluity of naughtiness, and resaith. Now Jesus knew that they ceive with meekness the engrafted were desirous to ask him, and said word, which is able to save your unto them, Do ye inquire among souls. yourselves of that I said, A little The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5. while
, and we shall not see me and JESUS said muntoa biso disciples: see me ? Verily, verily, I say unto sent me, and none of you asketh you, that ye shall weep and lament, me, Whither goest thou? But bebut the world shall rejoice: and ye cause I have said these things unto shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow you, sorrow hath filled your heart. shall be turned into joy. A wo-Nevertheless I tell you the truth; inan when she is in travail hath it is expedient for you that I go
away; for if I go not away, the bridleth not his tongue, but deceive Comforter will not come unto you; eth hisown heart, this man's religion but if I depart, I will send him un- is vairi. Pure religion and undefiled to you. Ånd when he is come, he before God and the Father, is this, will reprove the world of sin, and To visit the fatherless and widows of righteousness, and of judgment : in their affliction, and to keep himOf sin, because they believe not on self unspotted from the world. me: Of righteousness, because I go The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23. to my Father, and ye see me no ERILY, verily, I say unto you, more: Of judgment, because the Whatsoever ye shall ask the prince of this world is judged. I Father
I Father in my name, he will give have yet many things to say unto it you. Hitherto have ye asked you, but
ye cannot bear them now. nothing in my name : Ask, and ye Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of shall receive, that your joy may be truth, is come, he will guide you full. These things have I spoken into all truth: for he shall not unto you in proverbs: the time speak of himself; but whatsoever cometh, when I shall no more speak he shall hear, that shall he speak; unto you in proverbs; but I shall and he will show you things to show you plainly of the Father. At
He shall glorify me : for that day ye shall ask in my name: he shall receive of mine, and shall and I say not unto you, that I will show it unto you. All things that pray the Father for you; for the the Father hath, are mine, there- Father himself loveth you, because fore said I, that he shall take of ye have loved me, and have believed mine, and shall show it unto you. (that I came out from God. I came
forth from the Father, and am The fifth Sunday after Easter. come into the world : Again, I The Collect.
leave the world, and go to the O
things do come; grant to us him, Lo, now speakest thou plainthy humble servants, that by thy ly, and speakest no proverb. Now holy inspiration we may think those are we sure that thou knowest all things that are good, and by thy things, and needest not that any merciful guiding may perform the man should ask thee : by this we same, through our Lord Jesus believe that thou camest forth from Christ. Amen.
God. Jesus answered them, Do The Epistle. St. James i. 22. ye now believe? Behold, the hour Eye doers of the word, and not cometh, yea, is now come, that ye
hearers only, deceiving your shall be scattered every man to his own selves. For if any be a hearer own, and shall leave me alone: and of the word, and not a doer, he is yet I am not alone, because the like unto a man beholding his natu- Father is with me. These things ral face in a glass. For he behold- I have spoken unto you,
that in me eth himself, and goeth his way, and ye might have peace. In the world straightway forgetteth what man-lye shall have tribulation : but be ner of man he was. But whoso of good cheer; I have overcome looketh into the perfect law of the world. liberty, and continueth therein ; he being not a forgetful hearer, but
The Ascension-Day. a doer of the work, this man shall
The Collect. be blessed in his deed. If any man RANT, we beseech thee, Alamong you seem to be religious, and mighty God, that like as