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they were past the first and the and carnal affections, may be eversecond ward, they came unto the more ready to follow thy holy comiron gate that leadeth unto the city, mandments, through Jesus Christ which opened to them of its own our Lord. Amen. accord : and they went out, and for the Epistle. Acts xi. 27, and passed on through one street, and part of Chapter xii. forthwith the angel departed from IN those days came prophets him. And when Peter was come
. to himself, he said, Now I know And there stood up one of them of a surety that the Lord hath sent named Agabus, and signified by his angel, and hath delivered me the Spirit, that there should be out of the hand of Herod, and from great dearth throughout all the all the expectation of the people of world: which came to pass in the the Jews.
days of Claudius Cæsar. Then The Gospel. St. Matt. xvi. 13. the disciples, every man according WH VHEN Jesus came into the to his ability, determined to send
coasts of Cæsarea Philippi, relief unto the brethren which he asked his disciples, saying, dwelt in Judea. Which also they Whom do men say that I, the Son did, and sent it to the elders by the of man, am ? And they said, Some hands of Barnabas and Saul. Now say that thou art John the Baptist; about that time, Herod the king some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, stretched forth his hands to vex or one of the prophets. He saith certain of the Church. And he unto them, But whom say ye that killed James the brother of John I am ? And Simon Peter answered with the sword. And because he and said, Thou art Christ, the Son saw it pleased the Jews, he proof the living God. And Jesus an- ceeded further to take Peter also. swered and said unto him, Blessed The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 20. art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh TTHEN came to him the mother and blood hath not revealed it unto 1 of Zebedee's children, with thee, but my Father which is in her sons, worshipping him, and heaven. And I say also unto thee, desiring a certain thing of him. that thou art Peter, and upon this And he said unto her, What wilt rock I will build my Church : and thou? She saith unto him, Grant the gates of hell shall not prevail that these my two sons may, sit, against it. And I will give unto the one on thy right hand, and the thee the keys of the kingdom of other on the left, in thy kingdom. heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt But Jesus answered and said, Ye bind on earth, shall be bound in know not what ye ask. Are ye heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt able to drink of the cup that I shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in drink of, and to be baptized with heaven.
the baptism that I am baptized
with? They say unto him, We are Saint James the Apostle. able. And he saith unto them, The Collect.
Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, YRANT, O merciful God, that and be baptized with the baptism
; James, leaving his father and all sit on my right hand, and on my that he had, without delay was left, is not mine to give; but it obedient unto the calling of thy shall be given to them for whom Son Jesus Christ, and followed it is prepared of my Father. And him; so we, forsaking all worldly when the ten heard it, they were
moved with indignation against should be accounted the greatest. the two brethren. But Jesus call- And he said unto them, The kings ed them unto him, and said, Ye of the Gentiles exercise lordship know that the princes of the Gen- over them; and they that exercise tiles exercise dominion over them, authority upon them are called and they that are great exercise benefactors. But ye shall not be so: authority upon them. But it shall but he that is greatest among you, not be so among you: but whoso- let him be as the younger; and he ever will be great among you, let that is chief, as he that doth serve, him be your minister; and who-For whether is greater, he that soever will be chief among you, sitteth at meat, or he that serveth? let him be your servant: Even as is not he that sitteth at meat? but the Son of man came not to be min- I am among you as he that serveth. istered unto, but to minister, and Ye are they which have continued to give his life a ransom for many. with me in my temptations. And
I appoint unto you a kingdom, as Saint Bartholomew the Apostle. my Father hath appointed unto
me; that ye may eat and drink at ALMIGHTY and everlast- my table in my kingdom, and sit
ing God, who didst give to on thrones, judging the twelve thine Apostle Bartholomew grace tribes of Israel. truly to believe and to preach thy word; grant, we beseech thee, unto Saint Matthew the Apostle. thy Church, to love that word which
The Collect. he believed ; and both to preach O ALLMIGHTY.God, who by the
thy blessed Son didst call sus Christ our Lord. Amen. Matthew from the receipt of cusFor the Epistle. Acts v. 12.
tom, to be an Apostle and EvanY the hands of the Apostles gelist; grant us grace to forsake ders wrought among the people, nate love of riches; and to follow (and they were all with one ac- the same thy Son Jesus Christ, cord in Solomon's porch. And of who liveth and reigneth with thee the rest durst no man join himself and the Holy Ghost, one God, to them; but the people magnified world without end. Amen. them. And believers were the The Epistle. 2 Cor. iv. 1. more added to the Lord, multi- THEREFORE, seeing we tudes both of men and women) in- have this ministry, as we somuch that they brought forth the have received mercy, we faint not; sick into the streets, and laid them but have renounced the hidden on beds and couches, that at least things of dishonesty, not walking the shadow of Peter passing by in craftiness, nor handling the might overshadow some of them. Word of God deceitfully, but by There came also a multitude out manifestation of the truth, comof the cities round about unto Je-mending ourselves to every man's rusalem, bringing sick folks, and conscience in the sight of God. them which were vexed with un- But if our gospel be hid, it is hid clean spirits; and they were heal-to them that are lost: In whom ed every one.
the God of this world hath blindThe Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 24. ed the minds of them which beND there was also a strife lieve not, lest the light of the glo
them, which of them rious Gospel of Christ, who is the
image of God, should shine unto the great dragon was cast out, that them. For we preach not our-old serpent, called the devil and selves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; satan, which deceiveth the whole and ourselves your servants for world; he was cast out into the Jesus' sake. For God, who com
For God, who com- earth, and his angels were cast out manded the light to shine out of with him. And I heard a loud voice darkness, hath shined in our hearts, saving in heaven, Now is come salto give the light of the knowledge vation and strength, and the kingof the glory of God, in the face of dom of our God, and the power of Jesus Christ.
his Christ: for the accuser of our The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 9. brethren is cast down, which acA
ND as Jesus passed forth from cused them before our God day Matthew sitting at the receipt of by the blood of the Lamb, and by custom: and he saith unto him, the word of their testimony; and Follow me.
And he arose, and they loved not their lives unto followed bim. And it came to the death. Therefore rejoice, ye pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the heavens, and ye that dwell in them. house, behold many publicans and Woe to the inhabitants of the earth sinners came and sat down with and of the sea: for the devil is him and his disciples. And when come down unto you, having great the Pharisees saw it, they said wrath, because he knoweth that unto his disciples, Why eateth he hath but a short time. your Master with publicans and The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 1. Sinners? But when Jesus heard Aciples unto Jesus, saying, Who
disthat, he said unto them, They that be whole, need not a physician, is the greatest in the kingdom of but they that are sick. But go ye heaven? And Jesus called a little and learn what that meaneth, I child unto him, and set him in the will have mercy, and not sacrifice; midst of them, and said, Verily I for I am not come to call the right- say unto you, Exceptye be convertcous, but sinners to repentance.
ed, and become as little children,
ye shall not enter into the kingdom Saint Michael and all Angels. of heaven. Whosoever therefore The Collect.
shall humble himself as this little 0
EVERLASTING God, child, the same is greatest in the
who hast ordained and con- kingdom of heaven. And whoso stituted the services of Angels and shall receive one such little child men in a wonderful order; merci- in my name, receiveth me. But fully grant, that as thy holy Angels whoso shall offend one of these little always do thee service in heaven; ones which believe in me, it were so, by thy appointment, they may better for him that a millstone were succour and defend us on earth, hanged about his neck, and that he through Jesus Christ our Lord. were drowned in the depth of the Amen.
sea. Woe unto the world because For the Epistle. Rev. xii. 7. of offences! for it must needs be TH
WHERE was war in heaven; that offences cone: but woe to that
Michael and his angels fought man by whom the offence cometh. against the dragon; and the dragon Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot fought and his angels, and prevail-offend thee, cut them off, and cast ed not; neither was their place them from thee: it is better for found any more in heaven. 'And thee to enter into life halt or maim
ed, rather than having two hands especially the parchments. Alexor two feet, to be cast into everlast- ander the coppersmith did me much ing fire. And if thine eye offend evil: the Lord reward him accordthee, pluck it out, and cast it from ing to his works. Of whomn be thee: it is better for thee to enter thou ware also, for he hath greatinto life with one eye, rather than ly withstood our words. having two eyes, to be cast into The Gospel. St. Luke x. 1. hell fire. Take heed that ye de- THE Lord appointed other spise not one of these little ones: for
seventy also, and sent them I say unto you, Thatin heaven their two and two before his face into angels do always behold the faceof every city and place, whither he my Father which is in heaven.
himself would come. Therefore
said he unto them, The harvest Saint Luke the Evangelist.
truly is great, but the labourers are The Collect.
: pray ye therefore the Lord of A LMIGHTY God, who call the harvest, that he would send
edst Luke the Physician, forth labourers into his harvest. whose praise is in the Gospel, to Go your ways; behold, I send you be an Evangelist and Physician of forth as lambs among wolves. Čarthe soul; may it please thee, that
, , by the wholesome medicines of the ry neither purse, nor scrip, nor
sboes; and salute no man by the doctrine delivered by him, all the diseases of our souls may be heal- ye enter, first say, Peace be to this
way. And into whatsoever house ed, through the merits of thy Son house. And if the son of peace Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
be there, your peace shall rest upThe Epistle. 2 Tim. iv. 5.
it: if not, it shall turn to you WA
ATCH thou in all things, en- again. And in the same house
dure afflictions, do the work remain, eating and drinking such of an Evangelist, make full proof things as they give : for the laof thy ministry. For I am now bourer is worthy of his hire. ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have Saint Simon and Saint Jude, fought a good fight, I have finished
Apostles. my course, I have kept the faith.
The Collect. Henceforth there is laid up for me a
ALMIGHTY God, who hast
O crown of righteousness, which the built thy Church upon the Lord the righteous Judge shall give foundation of the Apostles and me at that day: and not to me only, Prophets, Jesus Christ himself bebut unto all them also that love his ing the head corner-stone; grant appearing. Do thy diligence to us so to be joined together in unity come shortly unto me: For Demas of spirit by their doctrine, that we hath forsaken me, having loved this may be made an holy temple acpresent world, and is departed unto ceptable unto thee, through Jesus Thessalonica; Crescens to Gala-Christ our Lord. Amen. tia, Titus unto Dalmatia. Only The Epistle. St. Jude 1.
. buke is with me. Take Markand JUDE; the bservantes Samesus
, of bring thee: for he is Christ, and brother of , to profitable to me for the ministry. them that are sanctified by God the And Tychicus have I sent to Ephe-Father, and preserved in Jesus sus. The cloak that I left at Troas Christ, and called: Mercy unto you, with Carpus, when thou comest, and peace and love be multiplied. bring with thee, and the books, but Beloved, when I gave all diligence
ALL SAINTS' DAY. to write unto you of the common them, they had not had sin: but salvation, it was needful for me to now they have no cloak for their write unto you, and exhort you, sin. He that hateth me, hateth that ye should earnestly contend my Father also. If I had not done for the faith which was once de- among them the works which none livered unto the saints. For there other man did, they had not had are certain men crept in unawares, sin : but now have they both seen who were before of old ordained to and hated both me and my Father. this condemnation; ungodly men, But this cometh to pass, that the turning the grace of our God into word might be fulfilled that is writlasciviousness, and denying the ten in their law, They hated me only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus without a cause. But when the Christ. I will therefore put you Comforter is come, whom I will in remembrance, though ye once send unto you from the Father, knew this, how that the Lord hav- even the Spirit of truth, which ing saved the people out of the proceedeth from the Father, he land of Egypt, afterward destroyed shall testify of me. And ye also them that believed not. And the shall bear witness, because ye have angels which kept not their first been with me from the beginning. estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting
All Saints' Day.
The Collect. chains
judgment of the great day. Even O knit together thine elect in one
as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them, in like manner communion and fellowship, in the giving themselves over to fornica- mystical body of thy Son Christ tion, and going after strange flesh, our Lord; grant us grace so to folare set forth for an example, suf- low thy blessed Saints in all virtufering the vengeance of eternal fire. ous and godly living, that we may Likewise also these filthy dreamers come to those unspeakable joys, defile the flesh, despise dominion, which thou hast prepared for those and speak evil of dignities. who infeignedly love thee, through The Gospel. St. John xv. 17.
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. SHESE things I command you,
For the Epistle. Rev. vii. 2.
asthe world hate you, ye know that A cending
from the east, having it hated me before it hated you. the seal of the living God; and he If ye were of the world, the world cried with a loud voice to the four would love his own: but because angels, to whom it was given to ye are not of the world, but I have hurt the earth and the sea, saying, chosen you out of the world, there- Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, fore the world hateth you. Re-northe trees, till we have sealed the member the word that I said unto servants of our God in their foreyou, Tbe servant is not greater heads. And I heard the number ihan his lord; if they have perse of them which were sealed; and cuted me, they will also persecute there were sealed an hundred and you; if they have kept my saying, forty and four thousand, of all the they will keep yours also. But all tribes of the children of Israel. these things will they do unto you
Of the tribe of Judah were sealfor my name's sake, because they ed twelve thousand. know not him that sent me. If I Of the tribe of Reuben were had not come and spoken unto sealed twelve thousand.