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Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, of Canaan came out of the same Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt coasts, and cried unto him, saying, worship the Lord thy God, and Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou him only shalt thou serve. Then Son of David: my daughter is the devil leaveth him, and behold, grievously vexed with a devil. But angels came and ministered unto he answered her not a word. And him.
his disciples came and besought
him, saying, Send her away; for The second Sunday in Lent. she crieth after us. But he anThe Collect.
swered and said, I am not sent but A .
LMIGHTY God, who seest unto the lost sheep of the house of ourselves to help ourselves; keep shipped him, saying, Lord, help us both outwardly in our bodies, me. But he answered, and said, and inwardly in our souls; that it is not meet to take the chil we may be defended from all ad- dren's bread, and to cast it to dogs. versities which may happen to the And she said, Truth, Lord; yet body, and from all evil thoughts the dogs eat of the crumbs which which may assault and hurt the fall from their master's table. Then soul, through Jesus Christ our Jesus answered and said unto her, Lord. . Amen.
O woman, great is thy faith : be it The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1. unto thee even as thou wilt. And VE beseech you, brethren, and her daughter was made whole from
exhort you by the Lord Je- that very hour. sus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk, and to The third Sunday in Lent. please God, so ye would abound
The Collect. more and more. For ye know E beseech thee, Almighty what commandments we gave you
God, look upon the hearty by the Lord Jesus. For this is the desires of thy hunble servants, and will of God, even your sanctifi-stretch forth the right hand of thy cation, that ye should abstain Majesty, to be our defence against from fornication; that every one of all our enemies, through Jesus you should know how to possess Christ our Lord. Amen. his vessel in sanctification and The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1.
E ye therefore scence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: that no man go walk in love, as Christ also hath beyond and defraud his brother in loved us, and hath given himself any matter; because that the Lord for us, an offering and a sacrifice is the avenger of all such, as we to God, for a sweet-smelling saalso have forewarned you and tes-vour.
But fornication and all untified. For God hath not called us cleanness, or covetousness, let it unto uncleanness, but unto holi- not be once named amongst you,
He therefore that despiseth, as becometh saints; neither filthidespiseth not man, but God, who ness, nor foolish talking, nor jesthath also given unto us his Holying, which are not convenient; but Spirit.
rather giving of thanks. For this The Gospel. St. Matt. xv. 21. ye know, that no whoremonger,
ESUS went thence, and de- nor unclean person, nor covetous
parted into the coasts of Tyre man, who is an idolater, hath any and Sidon. And behold, a woman inheritance in the kingdom of
Christ, and of God. Let no mansovercome him, he taketh from him deceive you with vain words: for all his armour wherein he trusted, because of these things cometh the and divideth bis spoils. He that is wrath of God upon the children of not with me, is against me; and he disobedience. Be not ye there-that gathereth not with me, scatfore partakers with them; for ye tereth. When the unclean spirit were sometimes darkness, but now is gone out of a man, he walketh are ye light in the Lord: walk as through dry places, seeking rest; children of light; (For the fruit of and finding none, he saith, I will the spirit is in all goodness, and return unto my house whence I righteousness, and truth) proving came out. And when he cometh, what is acceptable unto the Lord. he findeth it swept and garnished. And have no fellowship with the Then goeth he, and taketh to him unfruitful works of darkness, but seven other spirits more wicked rather reprove them. For it is a than himself, and they enter in, and shame even to speak of those things dwell there; and the last state of which are done of them in secret. that man is worse than the first. But all things that are reproved, are And it came to pass, as he spake made manifest by the light; for these things, a certain woman of whatsoever doth make manifest is the company lift up her voice, and light. Wherefore he saith, Awake, said unto him, Blessed is the womb thou that sleepest, and arise from that bare thee, and the paps which the dead, and Christ shall give thou hast sucked. But he said, thee light.
Yea, rather blessed are they that The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14. hear the word of God, and keep it. JE
ESUS was casting out a devil,
dumb. And it came The fourth Sunday in Lent. to pass, when the devil was gone
The Collect. out, the dumb spake; and the peo- (RANT, we beseech theë, Alple wondered. But some of them mighty God, that we, who for said, He casteth out devils through our evil deeds do worthily deserve Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. to be punished, by the comfort of And others, tempting him, sought thy grace may mercifully be relievof him a sign from heaven. But he, ed, through our Lord and Saviour knowing their thoughts, said un- Jesus Christ. Amen. to them, Every kingdom divided The Epistle. Gal. iv. 21. against itself, is brought to desola- VELL
me, ye that desire to be tion; and a house divided against a under the law, do ye not hear house, falleth. If Satan also be di- the law ? For it is written, that vided against himself, how shall Abraham had two sons, the one by his kingdom stand? because ye say a bond-maid, the other by a freethat I cast out devils through Beel- woman. But he who was of the zebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast bond-woman was born after the out devils, by whom do your sons flesh; but he of the free-woman cast them out? therefore shall they was by promise. Which things are be your judges. But if I with the an allegory: for these are the two finger of God cast out devils, no covenants; the one from Mount doubt the kingdom of God is come Sinai, which gendereth to bondupon you. When a strong man age, which is Agar. For this Agar armed keepeth his palace, his
goods is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and anare in peace; but when a stronger swereth to Jerusalem which now than he shall come upon him and is, and is in bondage with her chil
of the bond-woman, but of the free. Wobeseerbifthero Almighty
dren. But Jerusalem which is tributed to the disciples, and the above, is free; which is the mo- disciples to them that were set ther of us all. For it is written, down, and likewise of the fishes as Rejoice, thou barren that bearest much as they would. When they not; break forth and cry, thou were filled, he said unto his disthat travailest not; for the desolate ciples, Gather up the fragments hath many more children than she that remain, that nothing be lost. which hath an husband. Now we, Therefore they gathered them tobrethren, as Isaac was, are the gether, and filled twelve baskets children of promise. But as then, with the fragments of the five barhe that was born after the flesh ley loaves, which remained over persecuted him that was born after and above unto them that had eatthe spirit; even so it is now. Ne-en. Then those men, when they vertheless, what saith the Scrip- had seen the miracle that Jesus did, ture? Cast out the bond-woman said, This is of a truth that prophet and her son ; for the son of the that should come into the world. bond-woman shall not be heir with the son of the free-woman. So The fifth Sunday in Lent. then, brethren, we are not children
The Collect. .
E beseech thee, 1
God, mercifully to look upon Galilee, which is the sea of ness they may be governed and Tiberias. And a great multitude preserved evermore, both in body followed him, because they saw and soul, through Jesus Christ our his miracles which he did on them Lord. Amen. that were diseased. And Jesus The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11. went up into a mountain, and there
HRIST come an he sat with his disciples. And the priest of good things to come, passover, a feast of the Jews, was by a greater and more perfect tanigh. When Jesus then lift up his bernacle, not made with hands; eyes, and saw a great company that is to say, not of this building; come unto him, he saith unto Phi- neither by the blood of goats and lip, Whence shall we buy bread calves; but by his own blood he that these may eat ? (And this he entered in once into the holy place, said to prove him; for he himself havingobtained eternal redemption knew what he would do.) Philip for us. For if the blood of bulls and answered him, Two hundred pen- of goats, and the ashes of an heifer ny-worth of bread is not sufficient sprinkling the unclean, sanctififor them, that every one of them eth to the purifying of the flesh; may take a little. One of his how much more shall the blood of disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's Christ, who, through the eternal brother, saith unto him, There is Spirit, offered himself without spot a lad here which hath five barley to God, purge your conscience from loaves, and two small fishes; but dead works to serve the living God? what are they among so many ? And for this cause he is the MediaAnd Jesus said, Make the men sit tor of the new Testament, that by down. Now there was much grass means of death, for the redemption in the place. So the men sat down, of the transgressions that were in number about five thousand. under the first Testament, they And Jesus took the loaves, and which are called might receive the when he had given thanks, he dis- promise of eternal inheritance
· The Gospel. St. John viii. 46. upon him our flesh, and to suffer J
ESUS said, Which of you con- death upon the cross, that all man
vinceth me of sin ? And if I say kind should follow the example of the truth, why do ye not believe his great humility; mercifully grant me? He that is of God, heareth that we may both follow the exGod's words; ye therefore hear ample of his patience, and also be them not, because ye are not of made partakers of his resurrection, God. Then answered the Jews, through the same Jesus Christ our and said unto him, Say we not well, Lord. Amen. . that thou art a Samaritan, and hast The Epistle. Phil. ïi. 5. a devil? Jesus answered, I have not
ET this mind be in you, which a devil: but I honour my Father, was also in Christ j esus: who and ye
do dishonour me. And I being in the form of God, thought seek not mine own glory: there is it not robbery to be equal with God; one that seeketh and judgeth. Veri- but made himself of no reputation, ly, verily, I say unto you, If a man and took upon him the form of a keep my saying, he shall never see servant, and was made in the likedeath. Then said the Jews unto ness of men: and being found in him, Now we know that thou hast fashion as a man, he humbled a devil : Abraham is dead, and the himself, and became obedient unto prophets; and thou sayest, If a man death, even the death of the cross. keep my saying, he shall nevertaste Wherefore God also hath highly of death. Art thou greater than our exalted him, and given him a name father Abraham, which is dead ? which is above every name; that and the prophets are dead : whom at the name of Jesus every knee makest thou thyself? Jesus answer-should bow, of things in heaven, ed, If I honour myself, my honour and things in earth, and things is nothing; it is my Father that under the earth; and that every honoureth me, of whom ye say, tongue should confess that Jesus that he is your God : yet ye have Christ is Lord, to the glory of God not known him; but I know him : the Father. and if I should say I know him The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 1. not, I shall be a liar like unto you: Will the chief priests and elders but I know him, and keep his saying. Your father Abraham rejoiced of the people took counsel against to see my day, and he saw it, Jesus to put him to death. And and was glad. Then said the Jews when they had bound him, they led unto him, Thou art not yet fifty him away, and delivered him to years old, and hast thou seen Abra-Pontius Pilate the governor. Then ham? Jesus said unto them, Verily, Judas, who had betrayed him, verily, I say unto you, before Abra- when he saw that he was conham was, I am. Then took they demned, repented himself, and up stones to cast at him; but Je- brought again the thirty pieces of sus hid himself, and went out of silver to the chief priests and elthe temple.
ders, saying, I have sinned, in that
I have betrayed the innocent blood. The Sunday next before Easter. And they said, What is that to us? The Collect.
see thou to that. And he cast down LMIGHTY and everlasting the pieces of silver in the temple, towards mankind, hast sent thy Son ed himself. And the chief priests our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take took the silver pieces, and said,
A or ,
It is not lawful for to put them in-ed Christ? They all say unto him, to the treasury, because it is the Let him be crucified. And the price of blood. And they took governor said, Why, what evil counsel, and bought with them the hath he done? But they cried out potter's field to bury strangers in the more, saying, Let him be cruWherefore that field was called, cified. When Pilate saw that he The field of blood, unto this day. could prevail nothing, but that (Then was fulfilled that which was rather a tumult was made, he took spoken by Jeremy the prophet, water, and washed his hands besaying, And they took the thirty fore the multitude, saying, I am pieces of silver, the price of him innocent of the blood of this just that was valued, whom they of person : see ye to it. Then an. the children of Israel did value, and swered all the people, and said, gave them for the potter's field, as His blood be on us, and on our the Lord appointed me.) And Je- children. Then released he Basus stood before the governor; rabbas unto them: and when he and the governor asked him, say- had scourged Jesus, he delivered ing, Art thou the king of the Jews ? him to be crucified. Then the solAnd Jesus said unto him, Thou say- diers of the governor took Jesus est. And when he was accused of into the common-hall, and gatherthe chief priests and elders, he an- ed unto him the whole band of solswered nothing. Then saith Pilate diers. And they stripped him, and unto him, Hearest thou not how put on him a scarlet robe. And many things they witness against when they had platted a crown of thee? And he answered him to thorns, they put it upon his head, never a word, insomuch that the and a reed in his right hand ; and governor marvelled greatly. Now they bowed the knee before him, at that feast the governor was wont and mocked him, saying, Hail, to release unto the people a prison- King of the Jews! And they spit er, whom they would. And they upon him, and took the reed and had then a notable prisoner, called smote him on the head. And afBarabbas. Therefore, when they ter that they had mocked him, were gathered together, Pilate said they took the robe off from him, unto them, Whom will ye that I and put his own raiment on him, release unto you? Barabbas, or Je- and led him away to crucify him. sus, which is called Christ ? For he And as they came out, they found knew that for envy they had deliv- a man of Cyrene, Simon by name; ered him. When he was set down him they compelled to bear his on the judgment-seat, his wife sent cross. And when they were come unto him, saying, Have thou no- unto a place called Golgotha, that thing to do with that just man; for is to say, a place of a skull, they I have suffered many things this gave him vinegar to drink minday in a dream because of him. gled with gall; and when he had But the chief priests and elders tasted thereof, he would not drink. persuaded the multitude that they And they crucified him, and partshould ask Barabbas, and destroyed his garments, casting lots : that Jesus. The governor answered it might be fulfilled, which was and said unto them, Whether of spoken by the prophet, They partthe twain will ye that I release ed my garments among them, and unto you? They said, Barabbas. upon my vesture did they cast lots. Pilate saith unto them, What shall And sitting down, they watched I do then with Jesus, which is call- him there: and set up over his head