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suffering, and of great pity. Sanoint thine head, and wash thy Thou sparest when we deserve face, that thou appear not unto punishment, and in thy wrath men to fast, but unto thy Father Thinkest upon mercy. Spare thy which is in secret; and thy Fa. people, good Lord, spare them;[ther which seeth in secret, shall and let not thine heritage be reward thee openly. Lay not up brought to confusion. Hear us, for yourselves treasures upon O Lord, for thy mercy is great; earth, where moth and rust doth and after the multitude of thy corrupt, and where thieves break mercies look upon us, through through and steal: But lay up the merits and mediation of thy for yourselves treasures in heaWessed Son, Jesus Christ our ven, where neither moth, nor Lord. Amen.
rust doth corrupt, and where For the Epistle. Joel ii. 12. thieves do not break through nor M URN ye even to me, saith the steal: For where your treasure , 1 Lord, with all your heart, is, there will your heart be also. and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. And! The first Sunday in Lent. rend your heart, and not your" - The Collect, garments, and turn unto the Lord your God: for he is gracious and
LORD, who for our sake inerciful, slow to anger, and of aiast last forty days and torty great kindness, and repenteth nights; give us grace to use such him of the evil. Who knoweth abstinence, that our flesh being if he will return, and repent, and subdued to the Spirit, we may leave a blessing behind him. I ever obey thy godly motions in even a meat-offering and a drink' righteousness and true holiness, offering unto the Lord your to thy honour and glory, who God? Blow the trumpet in Žion, I livest and reignest with the Fasanctify a fast, call a solemnther
hther and the Holy Ghost, one assembly, gather the people, I God, world without end. Ameii. sanctify the congregation, as-1. The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1. semble the elders, gather the W E then, as workers together children and those that suck] W with him, beseech you also, the breasts; let the bridegroom that ye receive not the grace of go forth of his chamber, and God 'in vain: (For he saith, I the bride out of her closet; lets have heard thee in a time acthe priests, the ministers of the cepted, and in the day of salva. Lord, weep between the porch tion have I succoured thee: beand the altar, and let thein say, hold, now is the accepted time; Spare thy people, O Lord, and behold, now is the day of salvagive not thine heritage to re- tion) giving no offence in any proach, that the heathen should thing, that the ministry be not rule over them: wherefore should blamed; but in all things apthey say among the people, proving ourselves as the mic Where is their God?
nisters of God, in much patience, The Gospel. St. Matt. vi. 16. in afflictions, in necessities, in W H EN ye fast, be not as the distresses, in stripes, in imprison
WV hypocrites, of a sad coun- ments, in tumults, in labours, in tenance for they disfigure their watchings, in fastings; by purefaces, that they may appear unto iness, by knowledge, by longmen to fast. Verily I say unto suffering, by kindness, by the you, they have their reward. Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned, by But thou, when thou fastest, the word of truth, by the power of
God, by the armour of righteous-1 7''le second Sunday in Lent. ness on the right hand and on the
The Collect. left, by honour and dishonour, A LMIGHTY God, who seest by evil report and good report; F that we have no power of as deceivers, and yet true; as ourselves to help ourselves; keep unknown, and yet well-known; us both outwardly in our bodies, as dying, and behold we live; as land inwardly in our souls; that chastened, and not killed; as we may be defended from all adsorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; versities which may happen to as poor', yet making many rich; the body, and from all evil as having nothing, and yet pos- thoughts which may assault and sessing all things.
burt the soul, through. Jesus
Christ our Lord. Amen. The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 1.
The Epistle. Thess. iv. 1. THEN was Jesus led up of the TVE beseech you, brethren,
1 spirit into the wilderness, to w and exhort you by the Lord be tempted of the devil: And Jesus, that as ye have received when he had fasted forty days of us how ye ought to walk, and and forty nights, he was after- to please God, so ye would ward an hungered. And when abound more and more. For ye the tempter came to him, he said, know what commandments we If thou be the Son of God, com- gave you by the Lord Jesus. mand that these stones be made For this is the will of God, even bread. But he answered and yoursanctification, that ye should said, It is written, Man' shall not abstain from fornication ;; that live by bread alone, but by every every one of you should know word that proceedeth out of the how to possess his vessel in sancmouth of God. Then the devil tification and honour; net in the taketh him up into the holy city, slust of concupiscence, even as and setteth him on a pinnacle of the Gentiles which know not the temple, and saith unto him, If God: that no man go beyond and thou be the Son of God, cast thy- defraud his brother in any matself down: for it is written, Helter: because that the Lord is the shall give his angels charge con- avenger of all such, as we also cerning thee; and in their hands have forewarned you and testithey shall bear thee up, lest at fied. For God hath not called any time thou dash thy foot us unto uncleanness, but unto against a stone. Jesus said unto holiness. He therefore that dehim, It is written again, Thou spiseth, despişeth not man, but shalt nottempt the Lord thy God. God, who hath also given unto Again the devil taketh him up us his Holy Spirit. into an exceeding high mountain, The GospelSt. Matt and showeth him all the king-| JESUS went thence, and dedoms of the world, and the glory J parted into the coasts of Tyre of them; and saith unto him, and Sidon. And behold, a woman All these things will I give thee, of Canaan came out of the same if thou wilt fall down and wor-coasts, and cried unto him, say. ship me. Then saith Jesus unto ing, Have mercy on me, O Lord, him, Get thee hence, Satan; for thou Son of David: my daughter it is written, Thou shalt worship is grievously, vexed with a devil. the Lord thy God, and him only But he answered her not a word. shalt thou serve. Then the devil And his disciples came and beleaveth him, and, behold, angels sought him, saying, Send her a. came and ministered unto him. way: for she crieth after us. But
St. Matt. xv. 21.
he answered and said, I am notis in all goodness, and righteoussent but unto the lost sheep of the ness, and truth) proving what is house of Israel. Then came she acceptable unto the Lord. And and worshipped him, saying, have no fellowship with the unLord, help me. But he answered fruitful works of darkness, but raand said, It is not meet to take ther reprove them. For it is a the children's bread, and to cast shame even to speak of those it to dogs. And she said, Truth, things which are done of them Lord; yet the dogs eat of the in secret. But all things that are crumbs which fall from their mas-reproved, are made manifest bry ter's table. Then Jesus answered the light; for whatsoever doth and said unto her, Owoman,great make manifest is light. Whereis tby faith: be it unto thee even fore he saith, Awake, thou that as thou wilt. And her daughter sleepest, and arise from the dead, was made whole from that very and Christ shall give thee light. hour.
The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14.
JESUS was casting out a devil, The third Sunday in Lent. U and it was dumb. And it came The Collect.
to pass, when the devil was gone W E beseech thee, Almighty out, the dumb spake; and the
VV God, look upon the hearty people wondered. But some of desires of thy humble servants, them said, He casteth out devils and stretch forth the right hand through Beelzebub, the chief of of thy Majesty, to be our defence the devils. And others, tempt. against all our enemies, through ing him, sought of him a sign Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. from leaven. But he, knowing
The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1. their thoughts, said unto them, PE ye therefore followers of Every kingdom divided against
D God, as dear children; and itself, is brought to desolation; walk in love, as Christ also hath and a house divided against a loved us, and hath given himself house, falleth. If Satan also be forus, an offering and a sacrifice to divided against himself, how shall God, for a sweet-smelling savour. his kingdom stand? because ye But fornication and all unclean- say that I cast out devils through nees, or covetousness, let it not Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebe once named amongst you, as bub cast out devils, by whom becometh saints; neither filthi- do your sons cast them out? ness, nor foolish talking, nor jest- therefore, shall they be your ing, which are not convenient; judges. But if I with the finger but r giving of thanks. For of God cast out devils, no doubt this ye know, that no whoremon- the kingdom of God is come upger, nor unclean person, nor co-on you. When a strong man vetous man, who is an idolater, armed keepeth his palace, his hath any inheritance in the king-goods are in peace; but when a dom of Christ, and of God. Let stronger than he shall come upon no man deceive you with vain him and overcome him, he taketh words: for because of these things from him all his armour wherein cometh the wrath of God upon he trusted, and divideth his spoils. the children of disobedience. Be He that is not with me, is against not ye therefore partakers with me; and he that gathereth not them; for ye were sometimes with me, scattereth. When the darkness, but now are ye light in umclean spirit is gone out of a the Lord: walk as children of man, he walketh through dry light; (For the fruit of the spirit places, seeking rest; and finding
none, he saith, I will return untol which hath an husband. Now my house whence ( carae out. we, brethren, as Isaac was, are And when he cometh, he findeth the children of promise. But as it swept and garnished. Then then, he that was born after the goeth he, and takuth to him se- flesh persecuted him that was ven other spirits more wicked born after the spirit; even so it than himself, ard they enter in, is now. Nevertheless, what saith and dwell there; and the las: the Scripture? Cast out the bondstate of that man is worse than woman and her son; for the son the first. And it came to pass, as of the bond-woman shall not be he spake these things, a certain heir with the son of the freewoman of the co
the company lift uplwoman. So then, brethren, we ber voice, and said unto him, are not children of the bond-woBlessed is the womb that bare man, but of the free, thee, and the paps which thou; The Gospel. St. John vi. 1. hast sucked. But he said, Yea, TESUS went over the sea of rather blessed are they that bear J Galilee, which is the sea of the word of God, and keep it. Tiberias. And a great multitude
followed him, because they saw The fourth Sunday in Lerit. his miraeles which he did on The Collect.
them that were diseased. And CRANT, we beseech thee, Al. Jesus went up into a mountain,
U mighty God, that we, who and there he sat with his discifor our evil deeds do worthily ples. And the passover, a feast deserve to be punished, by the of the Jews, was nigh. When comfort of thy grace may merci. Jesus then lift up his eyes, and fully be relieved, through our saw a great company come unto Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. him, he saith unto Philip, Whence Amen.
shall we buy bread that these may The Epistle. Gal. iv. 21. eat? (And this he said to prove TELL me, ye that desire to be him; for he himself knew what 1 under the law, do ye not he would do.) Philip answered hear the law ? For it is written, him, Two hundred penny-worth that Abraham had two sons, the of bread is not sufficient for one by a bond-maid, the other by them, that every one of them a free-woman. But he who was may take a little. One of his of the bond-woman was born af-disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's ter the flesh; but he of the free-brother, saith unto him, There woman was by promise. Which is a lad here which bath five things are an allegory: for these barley loaves, and two small are the two covenants; the one fishes; but what are they among from Mount Sinai, which gender- so many? And Jesus said, Make eth to bondage, which is Agar, the inen sit down. Now there For this Agar is Mount Sinai in was much grass in the place. So Arabia, and answereth to Jerusa- the men sat down, in number lem which now is, and is in bond- about five thousand. And Jesus age with her children. But Je- took the loaves, and when he rusalem which is above, is free; had given thanks, he distributed which is the mother of us all. to the disciples, and the disciples For it is written, Rejoice, thou to them that were set down, and barren that bearest not; break likewise of the fishes as much as forth and cry, thou that travail they would. When they were est not; for the desolate hath filled, he said unto his disciples, Inany more children than she Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.Ilieve me? He that is of God, Therefore they gathered them heareth God's words; ye theretogether, and filled twelve bas- fore hear them not, because ye kets with the fragments of the are not of God. Then answered five barley loaves, which re- the Jews, and said unto him, mained over and above unto Say we not well, that thou art a them that had eaten. Then those Samaritan, apd hast a devil? Jemen, when they had seen the sus answered, I have not a devil: miracle that Jesus did, said, This but I honour my Father, and ye is of a truth that prophet that do dishonour me. And I seek should come into the world. not mine own glory: there is
one that seeketh and judgeth. The fifth Sunday in Lent. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If The Collect.
a man keep my saying, he shall W E beseech thee, Almighty never see death. Then said the
VV God, mercifully to look Jews unto him, Now we know upon thy people; that by. thy that thou hast a devil: Abraham great goodness they may be go- is dead, and the prophets; and verned and preserved evermore, thou sayest, If a man keep my both in body and soul, through saying he shall never taste of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. death. Art thou greater than
The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11. lour father Abraham, which is CHRIST being come an high dead? and the prophets are dead:
priest of good things to come, whom makest thou thyself? Jeby a greater and more perfect sus answered, If I honour myself, tabernacle, not made with hands; my honour is nothing; it is my that is to say, not of this building; Father that honoureth me, of neither by the blood of goats and whom ye say, that he is your calves; but by his own blood he God: yet ye have not known entered in once into the holy him; but I know him: and if I place, having obtained eternal should say I know him not, I redemption for us. For if the shall be a liar like unto you; but blood of bulls and of goats, and I know him, and keep his saying, the ashes of an heifer sprinkling Your father Abraham rejoiced to the unclean, sanctifieth to the see my day, and he saw it, and purifying of the flesh; how much was glad. Then said the Jews more shall the blood of Christ, unto him, Thou art not yet fifty who, through the eternal Spirit, years old, and hast thou seen offered himself without spot to Abraham? Jesus said unto them, God, purge your conscience Verily, verily, I say unto you, from dead works to serve the before Abraham was, I am. Then living God? And for this cause took they up stones to cast at he is the Mediator of the new him; but Jesus hid himself, and Testament, that by means of went out of the temple. death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were un- The Sunday next before Easter. der the first Testament, they
The Collect. which are called might receive A LMIGHTY and everlasting the promise of eternal inherit- Al God, who, of thy tender love ance.
towards mankind, hast sent thy The Gospel. St. John viii. 46. Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to JESUS said, Which of you con- take upon him our flesh, and to
vinceth me of sin ? And if I suffer death upon the cross, that say the truth, why do ye not be- Tall mankind should follow the ex.