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venting us, thou dost put into he who was ordained of God to our minds good desires; so by be the judge of Quick anud! zi. thy continual help we may io him give all the prophets bring the same to good effeci. witness, that through bis name, through Jesus Christ our Lord; whosoever believeth in him, who liveth and reigneth with shall receive remission of sins. thee and the Holy Ghost, ever The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13. one God, world without end. Amen.
BEHOLD, two of his dis For the Efristle. Acts x. 34.
ciples went that same
day to a village called EmPETER opened his
mouth, maus, which was from Jerusaand said, Of a truth I per-lem about threescore furlongs. ceive that God is no respecter And they talked together of all of persons : but in every na- these things which had haption he that feareth him and pened. And it came to pass, worketh righteousness, is ac- that while they communed tocepted with him. The word gether, and reasoned, Jesus which God sent unto the chil- himself drew near, and went dren of Israel, preaching peace with them. But their eyes were by Jesus Christ : (he is Lord holden, that they should not of all :) That word, I say, ye know him. And he said unto know, which was published them, What manner of comthroughout all Judea, and be-munications are these that ye gan from Galilee, after the have one to another, as yo baptism which John preached : walk, and are sad? And one How God anointed Jesus of of them, whose name Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, Cleopas, answering, said unto and with power; who went him, Art thou only a stranger about doing good, and healing in Jerusalem, and hast not all that were oppressed of the known the things which are devil: for God was with him.come to pass there in these And we are witnesses of all days? And he said unto them, things which he did, both in What things? And they said the land of the Jews, and in unto him, Concerning Jesus of Jerusalem ; whom they slew, Nazareth, who was a Prophet and hanged on a tree. Him mighty in deed and word, beGod raised up the third day, fore God and all the people : and showed him openly ; not And how the chief priests to all the people, but unto wit-and our rulers delivered him nesses chosen before of God, to be condemned to death, and even to us, who did eat and have crucified him. But we drink with him after he rose trusted that it had been he from the dead. And he com- who should have redeemed manded us to preach unto the Israel : and beside all this, topeople, and to testify that it is day is the third day since these
things were done. Yea, and together, and them that were certain women also of our with them, saying, The Lord company made us astonished, is risen indeed, and hath apwho were early al the sepul-peared unto Simon. And they chre ; and when they found told what things were done in not his body, they came, say the way, and how he was ing, that they had also seen a known of them in breaking of vision of angels, which said bread. that he was alive. And certain of them who where with us Tuesday in Easter-Weck. went to the sepulchre, and
The Collect. found it even so as the women had said ; but him they saw
, not. Then he said unto them, through thine only begotO fools, and slow of heart to ten Son Jesus Christ hast overbelieve all that the prophets come death, and opened unto have spoken ! ought not Christus the gate of everlasting life ; to have suffered these things, we humbly beseech thee, that and to enter into his glory ?as, by thy special grace preAnd beginning at Moses and venting us, thou dost put into all the prophets, he expounded our minds good desires ; so by unto them in all the Scriptures, thy continual help we may the things concerning himself bring the same to good effect, And they drew nigh unto the through Jesus Christ our Lord; village whither they went : and who liveth and reigneth with he made as though he would thee and the Holy Ghost
, ever have gone further: But they one God, world without end. constrained him, saying, Abide Amen. with us; for it is towards even. For the Fifistle, Acts xiii. 26. ing, and the day is far spent And he went in to tarry with MEN and brethren, chilit to
dren of the stock of Aas he sat at meat with thein, braham, and whosoever among he took bread, and blessed it, you feareth God, to you is the and brake, and gave to them. word of this salvation sent, And their eyes were opened, For they that dwell at Jerusaand they knew him, and he lem, and their rulers, because vanished out of their sight. they knew him not, nor yet And said one to another, the voices of the prophets Did not our heart burn with-which are read every sabbathin us, while he talked with us day, they have fulfilled them in by the way, and while he open-condemning him. And though ed to us the Scriptures ? And they found no cause of death they rose up the same hour, in him yet desired they Vilate and returned to Jerusalem, that he should be slain. And and found the eleven gathered when they had fulfilled all that
was written of him, they took work in your days, a work him down from the tree, and which you shall in no wise belaid him in a sepulchre. Bui lieve, though a man declare it God raised him from the dead: Junto you. And he was seen many days of
The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 36: them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, JESUS himself stood in the who are his witnesses unto the midst of them, and saith psople. And we declare unto unto them, Peace be unto you. you glad tidings, how that the But they were terrified and alpromise which was made unto frighted, and supposed that the fathers, God hath fulfilled they had seen a spirit. And the same unto us their chil- he said unto them, Why are ye dren, in that lie hath raised troubled, and why do thoughts up Jesus again ; as it is also arise in your hearts? Behold written in the second Psalm, my hands and my feet, that it Thou art my Son, this day is I myself: handle me, and have I begotten thee. And see ; for a spirit hath not flesh
conicerning that he raised and bones, as ye see me have. him up from the dead, now And when he had thus spoken, bo more to return to corrup-lhe showed them his hands and tion, he said on this wise, 1 his feet. And while they yet will give you the sure mercies believed not for joy, and wonof David. Wherefore he saith clered, he said unto them, also in another Psalm, Thou Have ye here any meat ? and shalt not suffer thine holy One they gave him a piece of a to see corruption. For David, broiled fish, and of an honeyafter he had served his own comb, And he took it, and generation, by the will of God, did eat before them. And he fell on sleep, and was laid unto said unto them, These are the his fathers, and saw corrup-words which I spake unto you, tion: But he, whom God rais- while I was yet with you, that ed again, saw no corruption. all things must be fulfilled Be it known unto you there-which were written in the law fore, men and brethren, that of Moses, and in the Prophets, through this man is preached and in the Psalms, concerning unto you the forgiveness of me. Then opened he their sins : And by him all that be- understanding, that they might lieve are justified from all understand the scriptures; and things, from which ye could said unto them, Thus it is not be justified by the law of written, and thus it behoved Moses. Beware, therefore, Icst Christ to suffer, and to rise that come upon you which is from the dead the third day; spoken of in the prophets, Be. and that repentance and rehold, ye despisers, and won- mission of 'sins should be der, and perish: for I work al preached in his name among
all nations, beginning at Jeru Son. He that believeth on the salem. And ye are witnesses Son of God, hath the witness of these things.
in himself: he that believeth
not God, hath made him a The First Sunday after
liar, because he believeth not. Easter.
the record that God gave of The Collect.
This Son. And this is the re
, hast given thine only Sonus eternal life; and this life is to die for our sins, and to rise in his Son. He that hath the again for our justification ; Son hath life; and he that hath grant us so to put away the 10t the Son hath not life. leaven of malice and wicked- The Gospel St. John xx. 19.
"HE same day at evening,
being the first day of the truth, through the merit of week, when the doors were the same thy Son Jesus Christ shut, where the disciples were our Lord. Amen.
assembled for fear of the Jews, The Epistle. 1 St. John v. 4. came Jesus and stood in the
HATSOEVER ig bom! midst, and saith unto them, W of God, overcometh the
Peace be unto you. And when
he had so said, he showed unto world ; and this is the victory
them his hands and his side. that overcometh the world, even our faith.
Who is he
Then were the disciples glad that overcometh the world,
vvhen they saw the Lord. Then but he that believeth that Jesus
said Jesus to them again,
Peace be unto you: As my is the Son of God ? This is
Father hath sent me, even so he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not
send I you. And when he had
said this, he breathed on them, by water only, but by water and blood : And it is the Spirit
and saith unto them, Receive that beareth witness, because
ye the Holy Ghost : Whosethe Spirit is truth. For there
soever sins ye remit, they are
remitted unto them; and are three that bear record in
whose socver sins ye retaing heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these
they are retained. three are one. And there are The Second Sunday after three that bear witness in
Easter. earth, the spirit, and the wa
The Collect. ter, and the blood : and these three agree in one.
LMIGHTY God, who hast
the witness of God is greater : be unto us both a sacrifice for for this is the witness of God, sin, and also an ensample of which he hath testified of his godly life ; give us grace that
we may always most thank-fleaveth the sheep, and fleeth ; fully receive that his inestima- and the wolf catcheth them, ble benefit, and also daily en- und scattereth the sheep. The deavor ourselves to follow the hireling fleeth because he is an blessed steps of his most holy birelmg, and careth not for the life, through the same Jesus sheep. I am the good shepherd, Christ our Lord. Amen. and know my sheep, and am The Epistle, i St. Peter ii. 19. known of Drine. As the Father
knoweth me, even so know I THIS is thank-worthy: if the Father: and I lay down
my life for the sheep. And. ward God endure grief, suffer-fother sheep I have, which are ing wrongfully. For what glory aot of this fold; them also I is it, if when ye be buffeted for must bring, and they shall hear your faults, ye shall take it pa. my voice; and there shall be tiently? But, if, when ye do oure fold and one shepherd. well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable The Third Sunday after with God. For even hereunto
Eastcr. were ye called ; because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us
The Collect. an example, that ye should
LMIGHTY God, whoshowfollow his steps : Who did no est to them that are in sin, neither was guile found in error the light of thy truth, his mouth : Who, when he was to the intent that they may rereviled, reviled not again ; turn into the way of righteouswhen he suffered, he threaten-luess ; grant unto all those who bd not ; but committed himself are admitted into the fellowship to him that judgeth righteous-of Christ's religion, that they ly: Who his own self bare our may avoid those things that are sins in his own body on the tree, contrary to their profession, that we, being dead to sin, and follow all such things as should live unto rightcousness: are agreeable to the same, by whose stripes ye were lieal-through our Lord Jesus Christ. ed. For ye were as sheep going | Amen. astray ; but are now returned The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii, 11. unto the shepherd and bishop of your souls.
DEARLY beloved, I be
seech you, as strangers The Gosfiel. St. John X. 11. und pilgrims, abstain from JESUS said, I am the good neshly lusts, which war against
shepherd : the good shep- the soul; having your conver-, herd giveth his life for the sation houest among the Gen-, sheep. But he that is an hire- tiles; that whereas they speak ling, and not the shepherd, against you as evil doers, they whose own the sheep are not, may by your good works which seeth the wolf coming, and they shall behold, glorify God