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me; and again, a little while, and turning: Of his own will begat ye shall see me; because I go to he us with the word of truth, that the Father. Then said some of his we should be a kind of first fruits disciples among themselves,What of his creatures. Wherefore, my is this that he saith unto us, A lit- beloved brethren, let every man tle while, and ye shall not see be swift to hear, slow to speak, me; and again, a little while, slow to wrath; for the wrath of and ye shall see me; and, Be- man worketh not the righteouscause I go to the Father ? They ness of God. Wherefore lay apart said therefore, What is this that all filthiness and superfluity of he saith, A little while? we can- naughtiness, and receive with not tell what he saith. Now Je-meekness the engrafted word, sus knew that they were desirous which is able to save your souls. to ask him, and said unto them, The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5. Do ye inquire among yourselves! TESUS said unto his disciples, of that I said, A little while, and I Now I go my way to him that ve shall
and again, sent me, and none of you asketh a little while, and ye shall see me? me, Whither goest thou? But be. Verily, verily, I say unto you, that cause I have said these things unye shall weep and lament, but to you, sorrow bath filled your the world shall rejoice: and ye heart. Nevertheless I tell you the shall be sorrowful, but your sor- truth: it is expedient for you row shall be turned into joy. A that I go away : for if I go not awoman when she is in travail way, the Comforter will not come hath sorrow, because her hour is unto you; but if I depart, I will come: but as soon as she is deli- send him unto you. And when vered of the child, she remember- he is come, he will reprove the eth no more the anguish, for joy world of sin, and of righteousthat a man is born into the world. ness, and of judgment: Of sin, And ye now therefore have sor- because they believe not on me: row: but I will see you again, Of righteousness, because I go to and vour heart shall rejoice, and my Father, and ye see me no your joy no man taketh from you. more: Of judgment, because the
- Prince of this world is judged. I The fourth Sunday after Easter. have yet many things to say unto The Collect.
you,but ye cannot bear them now. GHTY God, who alone Howbeit, when he, the Spirit of canst order the unruly wills | truth, is come, he will guide you and affections of sinfulmen; grant into all truth: for he shall not unto thy people, that they may speak of himself; but whatsoever love the thing which thou com- he shall hear, that shall he speak; mandes, and desire that which and he will show you things to thou dost promise ; that so,among come. He shall glorify me : for the sundry and manifold changes he shall receive of mine, and shall of the world, our hearts may show it unto you. All things that surely there be fixed, where true the Father hath, are mine; there. joys are to be found, through Je- fore said I, that he shall take of sus Christ our Lord. Amen. mine, and shall show it unto you.
The Epistle. St. James i. 17. T VERY good gift, and every
- Easter, l perfect gift is from above,
T'he Coilect. and cometh down from the Fa
I LORN, from whom all good ther of lights, with whom is no u things do come ; grant to us . variableness, neither shadow of thy humble servants, that by thy
001y inspiration we may think speakest thou plainly, and speakthose things that are good, anti est no proverb. Now are we by thy merciful guiding may per- sure that thou krowest all things, form the same, through our Lord, and needest not that any man Jesus Christ. Amen.
should ask thee: by this we beThe Epistle. St. James i. 22. Mlieve that thou camest forth from DE ye doers of the word, and God. Jesus answered them, Do
not hearers only, deceiving ye now believe? Behold, the hour your own selves. For if any be cometh, yea, is now come, that a bearer of the word, and not a ye shall be scattered every man doer, he is like unto a man be-Ito his own, and shall leay holding his natural face in a glass. alane: and vet I am not alone, For he beholdeth himself, and go- because the Father is with me. eth his way, and straightway for. These things I have spoken unto getteth what manner of man he you, that in me ye might have was. But whoso looketh into the peace. In the world ye shall perfect law of liberty, and conti- have tribulation: but be of good nueth therein; he being not a for-cheer; I have overcome the getful hearer, but a doer of the world work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. If any man among
The Ascension-Day. you seem to be religious, and
• The Collect. bridleth not his tongue, but de RANT, we beseech thee, Al. ceiveth his own heart, this man's U mighty God, that like as we
is vain. Pure religion do believe thy only begotten Son and undefiled before God and our Lord Jesus Christ to have asthe Father, is this, To visit the cended into the heavens; so we fatherless and widows in their af- may also in heart and mind thithdiction, and to keep himself un-er ascend, and with bim continuspotted from the world.
ally dwell, who liveth and reignThe Gospel. St. John xvi. 23. eth with tliceand the Holy Ghost, VERILY, verily, I say unto one God, world without end
Y you, Whatsoever ye shall ask| Amen. the Father in my name, he will. For the Epistle. Acts i. 1. give it you. Hitherto lave ye THE former treatise have 1 asked nothing in my name: Ask, I made, O Theophilus, of all and ye shall receive, that your that Jesus began both to do and joy may be full. These things teach, until the day in which he have I spoken unto you in pro. was taken up, after that he, verbs: the time cometh when I through the Holy Ghost, had shall no more speak unto you in given commandments into the proverbs; but I shall show you apostles whom he had chosen: plainly of the Father. At that To whom also he showed himself day ye shall ask in my name: and alive after his passion, by many. I say not unto you,' that I will infallible proofs, bcing seen of pray the Father for you; for the then forty days, and speaking of Father himself loveth you, be- the things pertaining to the king cause ye have loved me, and dom of God: and being assemhave believed that I came out błed together with them, comfrom God. I came forth froin manded them that they should the Father, and am come into not depart from Jerusalem, but the world: Again, I leave the wait for the promise of the Fa. world, and go to the Father. His ther, which, saith he, ye have disciples said unto him, Lo, now hicard of me. For John truly
baptized with water; but ye shall the Lord had spoken unto them, be baptized with the Holy Ghost, he was received up into heaven, not many days hence. When and sat on the right hand of God. they therefore were come to- And they went forth, and preachgether, they asked of him say- ed every where, the Lord working, Lord, wilt thou at this time ing with them, and confirming restore again the kingdom of the word with signs following. Israel? And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the Sunday after Ascension-Day. times or the seasons, which the
. . Phe Collect.. Father bath put in his own pow-I O GOD, the king of glory, who er. But ye shall receive power, hast exalted thine only Son after that the Holy Ghost is come Jesus Christ with great triumph upon you: and ye shall be wit- unto thy kingdom in heaven; we nesses unto me both in Jerusa-beseech thee leave us not comlem, and in all Judea, and in Sa- fortless; but send to us thine maria, and unto the uttermost Holy Ghost to comfort us, and part of the earth. And when he exalt us unto the same place had spoken these things, while whither our Saviour Christ is they beheld, he was taken up, gone before; who liveth and and a cloud received him out of reigneth with thee and the Holy their sight. And while they Ghost, one God, world without looked steadfastly toward hea end. Amen. ven, as he went up, behold, two The Epistle. 1 St. Peter iv., men stood by them in white ap- m HE end of all things is at parel; which also said, Ye men I hand: be ye therefore sober, of Galilee, why stand ye gazing and watch unto prayer. And up into heaven? This same Jesus, above all things have fervent which is taken up from you into charity among yourselves : for heaven, shall so come in like charity shall cover the multitude manner as ye have seen him go of sins. Use hospitality one to into heaven.
another without grudging. As The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. every man hath received the gift, TESUS appeared unto the ele-even so minister the same one u ven, as they sat at meat, and to another, as good stewards of upbraided them with their unbe- the manifold grace of God. If lief and hardness of heart, be- any man speak, let him speak as cause they believed not them the oracles of God: If any man which had seen him after he was minister, let him do it as of the risen. And he said unto them, ability which God giveth: that Go ye into all the world, and God in all things may be glorified preach the Gospel to every crea- through Jesus Clarist: to whom ture. He that believeth, and is be praise and dominion for ever baptized, shall be saved; but he and ever, Amen. that believeth not, shall be damn- The Gospel. St. John xv. 26, and ed. And these signs shall follow part of the 16th Chapter, them that believe: In my name W HEŃ the Comforter is shall they cast out devils; they VV come, whom I will send shall speak with new tongaes; unto you from the Father, even they shall take up serpents, and the Spirit of truth, which proif they drink any deadly thing, it ceedeth from the Father, he shall shall not hurt them; they shall testify of me. And ye also shall lay hands on the sick, and they (bear witness; because ye have shall recover. So then, after been with me from the beginning.
GO reach the hearts: or to the Father, anater, that he may
Those things have I spoken unto not all these which speak Galileyou, that ye should not be offend- ans? and how hear we every man ed. They shall put you out of in our own tongue wherein we the synagogues: yea, the time were born? Parthians, and Medes, gometh, that whosoever killeth (and Elamites, and the dwellers in you, will think that he doeth God Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and service. And these things will Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, they do unto you, becanse they Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Ehave not known the Father, nor gypt, and in the parts of Lybia me: but these things have I told about Cyrene, and strangers of you, that when the time shall Rome, Jews and Proselytes, come, ye may remember that I Cretes and Arabians, we do hear told you of them.
them speak in our tongues the
wonderful works of God. Whitsunday.
The Gospel. St. John xiv. 15. The Collect.
TESUS said unto his disciples, GOD, who as at this time I If ye love me, keep my com
didst teach the hearts of thy mardments. And I will pray faithful people, by sending to the Father, and he shall give you them the light of thy Holy Spirit; another Comforter, that he may grant us by the same Spirit to abide with you for ever; even the have a right judgment in all Spirit of truth, whom the world things, and evermore to rejoice cannot receive, because it seeth in his holy comfort, through the him not, neither knoweth him: merits of Christ Jesus our Sa- but ye know him; for he dwellviour, who liveth and reigneth eth with you, and shall be in with thee, in the unity of the you. I will not leave you comsame Spirit, one God, world fortless; I will come to you. Yet without end. Amen.
A a little while, and the world seeth For the Epistle. Acts ii. 1. me no more; but ye see me: beW HEN the day of Pentecost cause I live, we shall live also. At
W was fully come, they were that day ye shall know that I am all with one accord in one place;lin my Father, And suddenly there came a sound I in you. He that hath my comfrom heaven, as of a rushing mandments, and keepeth them, mighty wind, and it filled all the lhe it is that loveth me; and he house where they were sitting. Ithat loveth me, shall be loved of And there appeared unto them my Father: and I will love him, cloven tongues, like as of fire, and will manifest myself to him. and it sat upon each of them: Judas saith unto him, (not IscaAnd they were all filled with the friot) Lord, how is it that thou Holy Ghost; and began to speak wilt manifest thyself unto us, and with other tongues, as the Spi- not unto the world? Jesus anrit gave them utterance. And swered and said unto him, If a there were dwelling at Jerusalemman love me, he will keep my Jews, devout men, out of every words; and my Father will love nation under heaven. Now him, and we will come unto him, when this w
was noised abroad, the land make our abode with him. multitude came together, and He that loveth menot, keepeth not were confounded, because that my sayings: and the word which every man heard them speak in ve hear is not mine, but the Fahis own language. And they were ther's which sent me. These all amazed, and marvelled, say- things have I spoken unto you, mr one to another, Behold are being yet present with you. But
the Comforter, which is the Holy | published throughout all Judea, Ghost, whom the Father will send and began from Galilee, after the in my name, he shall teach you baptism which John preached all things, and bring all things to How God anointed Jesus of Na. your remembrance, whatsoever zareth with the Holy Ghost, and I have said unto you. Peace I with power; who went about doleave with you, my peace I give ing good, and healing all that unto you; not as the world giv, were oppressed with the devil; eth, give I unto you. Let not for God was with him. And we your heart be troubled, neither are witnesses of all things which let it be afraid. Ye have heard he did, both in the land of the how 1 said unto you, I go away, Jews, and in Jerusalem; whom and coine again into you. If ye they slew, and hanged on a tree. loved
re would rejoice, be- Him God raised up the third day, cause I said, I go unto the Fath- and showed him op
ot to er: for my Father is greater than all the people, but unto witnesses 1. And now I have told you be chosen before of God; even to fore it come to pass, that when us, who did eat and drink with it is come to pass, ye might be- him after he rose from the dead. lieve. Hereafter I will not talk And he commanded us to preach much with you: for the prince of unto the people, and to testify this world cometh, and hath no- that it is he which was ordained thing in me. But that the world of God to be the judge of quick may know that I love the Father; and dead. To him give all the and as the Father gave me com- prophets witness, that through mandment, even so I do. his name, whosoever believeth
in him, shall receive remission Monday in Whitsun- Week of sins. While Peter yet spake The Collect.
these words, the Holy Ghost fell O GOD, who as at this time on all them that heard the word. U didst teach the hearts of thy And they of the circumcision faithful people, by sending to who believed, were astonished, them the light of thy Holy Spi- | as many as came with Peter, bewit: grant us by the same Spirit cause that on the Gentiles also to have a right judgment in all was poured out the gift of the things, and evermore to rejoice Holy Ghost. For they heard in his holy comfort, through the them speak with tongues, and merits of Christ Jesus our Sa- magnify God. Then answered viours who liveth and reigneth Peter, Can any man forbid water, with thee, in the unity of the that these should not be baptizsame Spirit, one God, world with ed, who have received the Holy out end. Amen.
Ghost as well as we? And hecomFor the Epistle. Acts x. 34. manded them to be baptized in the THEN Peter opened his name of the Lord. Then pray. I mouth and said, Of a truth (ed they him to tarry certain days. ( perceive that God is no respec- The Gospel. St. John ii. 16. ter of persons; but in every MOD so loved the world, that nation, he that feareth him, and he gave his only begotten worketh righteousness, is accept- Son, that whosoever believeth in ed with him. The word which him should not perish, but have God sent unto the children of Is- everlasting life. For God sent rael, preaching peace by Jesus not his Son into the world to Christ. (he is Lord of all: thrat condemn the wor word, I say, ve know, which was I world through him might be
t that the