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devils besought him, saying, If Lord Jesus; giving thanks to God thou cast us out, suffer us to go and the Father by him. away into the herd of swine. The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 24. And he said unto them, Go. And THE kingdom of heaven is when they were come out, they I likened unto a man which went into the herd of swine; and sowed good seed in his field. behold, the whole herd of swine But while men slept, his enemy ran violently down a steep place came and sowed tares among the into the sea, and perished in the wheat, and went his way. But waters. And they that kept them. when the blade was sprung up, fled, and went their ways into the land brought forth fruit, then apcity, and told every thing, and peared the tares also. So the what was befallen to the pos- servants of the householder came sessed of the devils. And be- and said unto him, Sir, didst not hold, the whole city came out to thou sow good seed in thy field?
Jesus: and when they saw Ifrom whence then hath it tares ? him, they besought him, that he He said unto them, An enemy would depart out of their coasts. hath done this. The servants
- said unto him, Wilt thou then that The fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. we go and gather them up? But The Collect.
he said, Nay; lest, while ye gather O LORD, we beseech thee to up the tares, ye root up also the U keep thy Church and House- wheat with them. Let both grow hold continually in thy true re- together until the harvest; and in ligion, that they who do lean the time of harvest I will say to only upon the hope of thy hea- the reapers, Gather ye together venly grace, may evermore be first the tares, and bind them in defended by thy mighty power, bundles to 'burn them; 'but gathrough Jesus Christ our Lord. ther the wheat into my barn. Amen.
The Epistle. Col. iii. 12. The sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. PUT on therefore (as the elect
The Collect. I of God, holy and beloved) O GOD, whose blessed Son bowels of mercies, kindness, was manifested that he might humbleness of mind, meekness, destroy the works of the devil, long-suffering; forbearing one and make us the sons of God, another, and forgiving one ano-and heirs of eternal life; grant ther, if any man have a quarrel us, we beseech thee, that having against any; even as Christ for this hope, we may purify our gave you, so also do ve. And, selves, even as he is pure: that above all these things, put on when he shall appear again with Charity, which is the bond of power and great glory, we may perfectness. And let the peace be made like unto him in his of God rule in your hearts, to the eternal and glorious kingdom ; which also ye are called in one where, with thee, O Father, and body; and be ye thankful. Let thee, O Holy Ghost, he livetia the word of Christ dwell in you and reigneth, ever one God, richly in all wisdom; teaching world without end. Amen. and admonishing one another in The Epistle. 1 John iii. 1. psalms, and hymns, and spiritual DEHOLD what manner of love songs; singing with grace in D the Father hath bestowers your hearts to the Lord. And upon us, that we should be calle whatsoever ye do in word or the sons of God; therefore the deed, do all in the name of the world knoweth is not, because it
knew him not. Beloved, now are shall all the tribes of the earth we the sons of God; and it doth mourn, and they shall see the Son not yet appear what we shall be: of man coming in the clouds of
krow, that when he shall heaven, with power and great appear, we shall be like him; for glory. And he shall send his anwe shall see him as he is. And gels with a great sound of a trumevery man that hath this hope in pet, and they shall gather togethhim purifieth himself, even as he er his elect from the tour winds, is pure. Whosoever committeth from one end of heaven to the sin, transgresseth also the law; other. for sin is the transgression of the law. And ye know that he was The Sunday called Septuagesimo, or manifested to take away our síns; | the third Sunday before Lent. and in him is no sin. Whosoever
The Collect. abideth in him, sinneth not: who-in LORD, we beseech thee fasoever sinneth, hath not seen him, U vourably to hear the prayers neither known him. Little chil-i of thy people, that we, who are dren, let no man deceive you: he justly punished for our offences, that doeth righteousness is right-may be mercifully delivered by eous, even as he is righteous. He thy goodness, for the glory of thy that committeth sin is of the devil; name, through Jesus Christ our for the devil sinneth from the be- Saviour, who liveth and reigneth
this purpose the with thee and the Holy Ghost, Son of God was manifested, that everone God, world without end. he might destroy the works of the Amen. devil.
The Epistle. 1 Cor. ix. 24. The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiv. 23. IK NOW'ye not, that they which T HEN if any man shall say un- run in a race, run all, but one
I to you, Lo, here is Christ, or receiveth the prize ? So run, that there; believe it not. For there ye may obtain. And every man shall arise false Christs and false that striveth for the mastery, is prophets, and shall show great temperate in all things. Now they signs and wonders; insomuch do it to obtain a corruptible that(if it were possible) they shall crown, but we an incorruptible. deceive the very elect. Behold, i I therefore so run, not as uncerhave told you before. Wherefore, tainly; so fight I, not as one that if they shall say unto you, Be- beateth the air: But I keep under hold, be is in the desert; go not my body, and bring it into subforth: behold, he is in the secret jection, lest that by any means, chambers; believe it not. For as when I have preached to others, the lightning cometh out of the I myself should be a cast-away. cast, and shineth even unto, the The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 1. west; so shall also the coming of THE kingdom of heaven is like the Son af man be. For whepeso. I unto a man that is an houseever the carcase is, there will the holder, which went but early in eagles be gathered together. In the morning to hire labourers into mediately after the tribulation of his yineyard. And when he had those days, shall the sun be dark-lagreed with the labourers for a ened, and the moon shall not give penny a day, he sent them into his her light, and the stars shall fall vineyard. And he went out about from heaven, and the powers of the third hour, and saw other's the heavens shall be shaken. And standingidle in the market-place, then shall appear the sign of the and said unto them, Go ye also Son of man in heaven; and then into the vineyard, and whako
ever is right I will give you. And The Epistle. 2 Cor. xi. 19. they went their way. Again be VE suffer fools gladly, seeing went out about the sixth and ninth 1 ye yourselves are wise. For hour, and did likewise. And about ye suffer if a man bring you into the eleventh hour he went out, bondage, if a man devour you, if and found others standing idle, a man take of you, if a man exalt and saith unto them, Why stand himself, it a man smite you on the ve here all the day idle? They say face. I speak as concerning reinto him, Because no man nath proach, as though we had been hired us. He saith unto them, Go weak: howbeit, whereinsoever ve also into the vineyard, and any is bold, (I speak foolishly) whatsoever is right, that shall ye am bold also. Are they Hebrews? receive. So when even was come, so am I: are they Israelites ? so the lord of the vineyard saith un- am I: are they the seed of Abrato his steward, Call the labourers, ham? so am I: are they minisand give them their hire, begin- ters of Christ? (I speak as a fool) ning from the last unto the first. I am more: In labours more as And when they came, that were bundant; in stripes above mea. hired about the eleventh hour, sure; in prisons more frequent; they received every man a pen in deaths oft. Of the Jews five ny. But when the first came, they times received I forty stripes save supposed that they should have one; thrice was I beaten with received more; and they likewise/ rods; once was I stoned; thrice received every man a penny. And I suffered shipwreck; a night and when they had received it, they a day have I been in the deep; in murmured against the good man journeyings often; in perils of of the house, saying, These last waters; in perils of robbers; in have wrought but one hour, and perils by mine own countrymen; thou hast made them equal unto in perils by the heathen; in perils us, which have borne the burden in the city*; in perils in the wilderand heat of the day. But he an- ness; in perils in the sea : in perils swered one of them, and said, among false brethren; in weariFriend, I do thee no wrong; didstness and painfulness; in watchnot thou agree with mefor a pen- ings often; in hunger and thirst; ny? Take that thine is, and go thy in fastings often; in cold and naway; I will give unto this last kedness; besides those things that even as unto thee. Is it not law-are without, that which cometh ful for me to do what I will with upon me daily, the care of all the mine own? Is thine eye evil be-Churches. Who is weak, and I cause I am good? So the last shall am not weak? who is offended, be first, and the first last; for ma-l and I burn not? If I must needs ny be called, but few chosen. glory, I will glory of the things
which concern mine infirmities. The Sunday called Sexugesimu, or
The God and Father of our Lord the second Sunday before Lent.
Jesus Christ, which is blessed for
evermore, knoweth that I lie not. The Collect.
The Gospel. St. Luke viji. 4. LORD God, who seest that W HEN much people were U we put not our trust in any w gathered together, and thing that we do; mercifully grant were come to him out of every that by thy power we may be city, he spake by a parable: A defended against all adversity, sower went out to sow his seed, through Jesus Christ our Lord. and as he sowed, some fell by the Amep.
'way-side and it was troddendown,
and the fowls of the air devoured, only Son Jesus Christ's sake. it; and some fell upon a rock, and Amen. as soon as it was sprung up, it| withered away because it lacked! The Epistle. 1 Cor. xiii. 1. . moisture; and some fell among THOUGH I speak with the thorns, and the thorns sprang up 1 tongues of men and of anwith it, and cloaked it, and other gels, and have not chamty, I am fell on good ground, and sprang become as sounding brass or a up, and bare fruit an hundred/tinkling cymbal: And though I fold. And when he had said these have the gift of prophecy, and things, he cried, He that hath ears understand all mysteries, and all to hear, let him hear. And his knowledge; and though I have disciples asked him, saying, What all faith, so that I could remove might this parable be? And he mountains, and have not charity, said, Unto you it is given to I am nothing. And though I beknow the mysteries of the king-stow all my goods to feed the dom of God; but to others in var-poor, and though I give ables: that seeing they might not to be burned, and have not cha.' see, and hearing they might not rity, it profiteth me nothing. understand. Now the parable is Charity suifereth long, and is this: the seed is the word of God. kind; charity envieth not; char. Those by the way-side are they lity yaunteth not itself; is not that hear; then cometh the devil, puffed up, doth not behave itself and taketh away the word out of unseemly; seeketh not her own; their hearts, lest they should be- is not easily provoked; thinketh lieve and be saved. They on the no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquirock are they, which, when they ty, but rejoiceth in the truth; hear, receive the word with joy; beareth all things, believeth all and these have no root, which for things, bopeth all things, endua while believe, and in time of reth all things. Charity never temptation fall away. And that faileth : but whether there be prowhich fell among thorns are they phecies, they shall fail ; whether which, when they have heard, there be tongues, they shall cease; go forth, and are choaked with whether there be knowledge, it cares, and riches, and pleasures shall vanish away. For we know of this life, and bring no fruit to in part, and we prophesy in part. perfection. But that on the good But when that which is perfect is ground are they, which, in an ho- come, then that which is in part nest and good heart, having shall be done away. When I was heard the word, keep it, and a child, I spake as a child, I under: bring forth fruit with patience. stood as a child, I thought as a
Tlchild; but when I became a man, . The Sunday ealled Quinquagesima, inut į or the next Sunday before Lent. I now we see through a glass
man I put away childish things. For The Collect.
darkly; but then face to face: LORD, who hast taught us now I know in part; but then V that all our doings without shall I know even as also I am charity are nothing worth; send known. And now abideth faith, thy Holy Ghost, and pour into hope, charity, these three; but our hearts that most excellent gift the greatest of these is charity. of charity, the very bond of peace, and of all virtues; without which | The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 31. whosoever liveth is counted dead THEN Jesus took unto him the before thee: Grant this for line twelve and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, of all mercy, perfect remission and all things that are written by and forgiveness, through Jesus the prophets concerning the Son Christ our Lord. Amen. of man shall be accomplished. This Collect is to be read every day in For he shall be delivered unto the Lent, after the Collect appointed for Gentiles, and shall be mocked, the day. and spitefully entreated, and spit-)At Morning Prayer, the Litany being ted on: And they sliall scourge ended, shalī be said the following Pray him, and put him to death; andlers, immediately before the general the third day he shall rise again.
Thanksgiving. And they understood none of|
LORD, we beseech thee, these things: and this saying was
U mercifully hear our prayers, hid from them, neither knew they lih
Jand spare all those who confess the things which were spoken. 1:
their sins unto thee; that they,
whose consciences by sin are acAnd it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, al.
cused, by thy merciful pardon certain blind man sat by the way
may be absolved, through Christ
our Lord. Amen. side begging; and, hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what
MOST mighty God, and it meant. And they told him, that
V merciful Father, who hast Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And
compassion upon all men, and he cried, saying, Jesus thou Son
hatest nothing that thou hast of David, have mercy on me.la
made; who wouldest not the And they which went before re-li
16: death of a sinner, but rather that buked him, that he should hold;
i he should turn from his sin, and his peace; but he cried so much
be saved; mercifully forgive us the more, Thou Son of David, our trespasses ; receive and comhave mercy on me. And Jesustort us, who are grieved and stood, and commanded him to be
edhim to be wearied with the burden of our
ea brought unto him: and when he sins. Thy property is always to was come near he asked him. sav. have mercy; to thee only it ap ing, What wilt thou that I should pertaineth to forgive sins: spare do unto thee? And he said, Lord, us therefore, good Lord, spare that I may receive my sight. And thy people,
med thy people, whom thou hast reJesus said unto him. Receive thv deemed: enter not into judgment sight: thy faith hath saved thee, with thy servants, who are vile And immediately he received his earth, and miserable sinners; but sight, and followed him, glorify- so turn
a followed him clarify so turn thine anger from us, who ing God: and all the people, meekly acknowledge our vilewhen they saw it, gave praise ness, and truly repent us of our unto God.
faults; and so make haste to help
us in this world, that we may The first day of Lent, commonly
ever live with thee in the world called Ash-Wednesday.. ]
to come, through Jesus Christ The Collect.
our Lord. Amen. A LMIGHTY and everlasting" Then shall the People say this that 11 God, who hatest nothing that followetli, after the Minister. thou hast made, and dost forgive PURN thou us, O good Lord, the sins of all those who are pen-| 1 and so shall we be turned. itent; create and make in us Be favourable, O Lord, be fanew and contrite hearts, that we, vourable to thy people, who turn worthily lamenting our sins and to thee in weeping, fasting and acknowledging our wretched- praying. For thou art a merciness, may obtain of thee, the God)ful God, full of compassion long