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opened their treasures, they and all members have not the
presented unto him gifts; gold, same office ; so we, being
and frankincense, and myrrh many, are one body in Christ,
And being warned of God in and every one members one
a dream, that they should not of another.
return to Herod, they depart. The Gospel St. Luke ii. 41.
ed into their own country an-

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Jerusalem every year' at The First Sunday after the when he was twelve years old,

the feast of the passover And Epiphany.

they went up to Jerusalem, The Collect,

after the custom of the feast. O in mercifully to receive the

the days, as they returned, prayeis of thy people who call

the child Jesus tarried behind upon thee ; and grant that in Jerusalem ; and Joseph and they may both perceive and

his mother knew not of it. know what things they ought

But they supposing him to have to do, and also may have grace

been in the company, went a and power faithfully to fulfil day's journey, and they sought the same, through Jesus Christ

him among their kinsfolk and our Lord. Amen.

acquaintance. And when they

Cound him not, they turned The Epistle. Rom. xii. 1. back again to Jerusalem seekI And ,

brethren, by the mercies that after three days, they of God, that ye present your found him in the temple, sitbodies a living sacrifice, holy, ting in the midst of the docacceptable upto God which tors, both hearing them, and is your reasonable service. asking them questions. And And be not conformed to this all that heard him were astonworld, but be ye transformed ished at his understanding and by the renewing of your mind, answers. And when they saw that ye may prove what is him, they were amazed and that good, and acceptable, and his mother said unto him, Son, perfect will of God. For 1 why hast thou thus dealt with say, through the grace given us ? behold, thy father and I unto me, to every man that is have sought thee sorrowing. among you, not to think of And he said unto them, How himself more highly than he is it that ye sought me? wist ought to think, but to think ye not that I must be about soberly, according as God hath my Father's business? And dealt to every man the mea- they understood not the saying sure of faith. For as we have which he spake unto them. many members in one body, And he went down with them

and came to Nazareth, and prayer; distributing to the was subject unto them: but necessity of saints ; given to his mother kept all these say-hospitality. Bless them which ings in her heart. And Jesus persecute you; bless, and increased in wisdom, and sta-curse not. Rejoice with them ture, and in favour with God that do rejoice, and weep with and man.

them that weep. Be of the

same mind one towards an. The Second Sunday after the other. Mind not high things, Epiphany.

but condescend to men of low

estate. The Collect.

The Gospel. St. John ii. 1. ALMIGHTY and everlast

ing, God, who dost go ANDs the third day there vern all things in heaven and was a carth ; mercifully hear the of Galilee, and the mother of supplications of thy people, Jesus was there. And both and grant us thy peace all the Jesus was called, and his disdays of our life, through Jesus ciples, to the marriage. And Christ our Lord. Amen. when they wanted wine, the

mother of Jesus saith unto him, The Epistle. Rom. xii. 6.

They have no wine. Jesus CAVING then gifts, differ- saith unto her, Woman, what

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grace that is given to us hour is not yet come. His whether prophecy, let us pro- mother saith unto the servants, phesy according to the pro- Whatsoever he saith unto you, portion of faith ; or ministry, do it. And there were set let us wait on our ministering; there six water-pots of stone, or he that teacheth, on teach-after the manner of the puriing; or he that exhorteth, on fying of the Jews, containing exhortation : he that giveth, two or three firkins a-piece. let him do it with simplicity ; Jesus saith unto them, Fill the he that ruleth, with deligence ; water-pots with water. And he that showeth mercy, with they filled them up to the cheerfulness. Let love be with-brim. And he saith unto them, out dissimulation. Abhor that Draw out now, and bear unto which is evil, cleave to thai the governor of the feast. And which is good. Be kindly af- they bare it. When the ruler lectioned one to another with of the feast had tasted the brotherly love, in honour pre-water that was made wine, ferring one another : not sloth- and knew not whence it was ful in business ; fervent in spi-(but the servants which drew rit; serving the Lord ; rejoic. the water knew) the governor ing in hope ; patient in tribu. of the feast called the bridelation; continuing instant ingroom, and saith unto him,

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Every man at the beginning behold, there came a leper doth set forth good wine, and and worshipped him, saying, when men bave well drunk. Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst then that which is worse ; bui make me clean. And Jesus thou hast kept the good winc put forth his hand, and touchuntil now. This beginning of id him, saying, I will, be thou miracles did Jesus in Cana of clean. And immediately his Galilee, and manifested forth leprosy was cleansed. And his glory, and his disciples Jesus saith unto him, See thou believed on him.

tell no man, but go thy way,

show thyself to the pricst, and The Third Sunday after the offer the gift that Moses comEpilihany.

manded for a testimony unto The Collect.

them. And when Jesus was LMIGHTY and everlast- entered into Capernaum, there opon our infirmities, and in beseeching him, and saying, all our dangers and necessities Lord, my servant lieth at streich forth thy right hand home sick of the palsy, grievto help and defend us, throughously tormented. And Jesus Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. saith unto him, I will come

The Fpistle. Rom. xii. 16. and heal him. The Centurion
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E not wise in your own answered and said, Lord, I anı

conceits. Recompense to not worthy that thou shouldno man evil sor evil. Provide est come under my roof; but things honest in the sight of speak the word only, and my all men. If it be possible, as servant shall be healed. For much as lieth in you, live peace-I am a man under authority, ably with all men. Dearly having soldiers under me : beloved, avenge not your-and I say unto this man, Go, selves, but rather give place and he goeth ; and to anothier, unto wrath; for it is written, Come, and he cometh; and Vengeance is mine ; I will re- to my servant, Do this, and pay, saith the Lord. There he doeth it When Jesus fore, if thine enemy hunger, heard it, he marvelled, and feed him; if he thirst, give said to them that followed, him drink : for in so doing Verily I say unto you, I have thou shalt heap coals of fire not found so great faith, no on his head. Be not over- not in Israel. And I say unto come of evil, but overcome you, that many shall come evil with good.

from the east and west, and

shall sit down with Abraham The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 1.

and Isaac and Jaco's, in the WHEN he was come down kingdom of heaven : But the

from the mountain, great children of the kingdom snail multitudes followed him. And be casi out into cutcr dark

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ness; there shall be weeping him that doeth evil. Where. and gnashing of teeth. And fore ye must needs be subject, Jesus said unto the Centurion not only for wrath, but also for Go thy way, and as thou hast conscience sake. For, for this believed, so be it done unto cause pay ye tribute also ; for thee. And his servant was they are God's ministers, at. healed in the self-same hour. ftending continually upon this

very tiring. Render, there. The Fourth Sunday after the fore, to all, their dues; tribute Epiphany.

to whom tribute is due, custom The Collect.

to whom custom, fear to whom

fear, honour to whom honour. O to be set in the midst of

The Gospel. St. Matt. viii. 23. 50 many and great dangers: I AND when he was entered that by reason of frailty of into a ship, his disciples our nature we cannot always followed him. And behold, stand upright; grant to us there arose a great tempest in such strength and protection, the sea, insomuch that the as may support us in all dan- ship was covered with the gers, and carry us through waves ; but he was asleep. all temptations, through Je. And his disciples came to him, sus Christ our Lord. Amen. and awoke him, saying, Lord, The Efistle. Rom. xiii. 1. saith unto them, Why are ye

save us, we perish. And he ET every soul be subject fearful, o ye of little faith?

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for there is no power but of the winds and the sea, and God : the powers that be are there was a great calm. But ordained of God. Whosoever. the men marvelled, saying, therefore, resisteth the power, What manner of man is this, resisteth the ordinance of God: that even the winds and the and they that resist, shall re- sea obey him? And when he ceive to themselves damnation. was come to the other side, For rulers are not a terror to into the country of the Ger. good works, but to the evil. Wilt gesenes, there met him two thou then not be afraid of the possessed with devils, coming power? do that which is good, out of the tombs, exceeding and thou shalt have praise of fierce, so that no man might the same : for he is the minis- pass by that way. And behold, ter of God to thee for good. they cried out, saying, What But if thou do that which is have we to do with thee, Jeevil, be afraid ; for he beareth sus, thou Son of God? art thou not the sword in vain: for he come hither to torment us be, is the minister of God, a re-fore the time? And there Tonger to execute wrath uponlwas a good way off from them an herd of many swine, feed- even as Christ forgave you, ing. So the devils besought so also do ye. And, above all him, saying, If thou cast us these things, put on Charity, out, suffer us to go away into which is the bond of perfectthe herd of swine. And he ness. And let the peace of said unto them, Go. And God rule in your hearts, to when they were come out, they the which also ye are called in went into the herd of swine; one body; and be ye thankful. and behold, the whole herd of Let the word of Christ dwell in swine ran violently down a you richly in all wisdom; steep place into the sea, and teaching and admonishing one perished in the waters. And another in psalms, and hymns, they that kept them fled, and and spiritual songs; singing went their ways into the city, with grace in your hearts to and told every thing, and what the Lord. And whatsoever was befallen to the possessed ye do in word or deed, do all of the devils. And behold, the in the name of the Lord Jesus ; whole city came out to meet giving thanks to God and the Jesus; and when they saw liim. Father by him. they besought him, that he The Gospel. St. Matt. xiii. 24 would depart out of their coasts.

THE kingdom of heaven is

likened unto a man which The Fifth Sunday after the

sowed good seed in his field.

But while men slept, his eneEpiphany.

my came and sowed tares The Collect.

among the wheat, and went

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to keep thy Church and was sprung up, and brought Household continually in thy forth fruit, then appeared the true religion, that they who do tares also. So the servants lean only upon the hope of thy of the householder came and heavenly grace, may evermore said unto him, Sir, didst not be defended by thy mighty thou sow good seed in thy power, through Jesus Christ field ? from whence then bath our Lord, Amen.

it tares? He said unto them, The Epistle. Col. iii. 12.

An enemy hath done this.

The servants said unto him, PUT. on therefore (as the Wilt thou then that we go and

elect of God, holy and be- gather them up? But he said, loved) bowels of mercies, kind-Nay ; lest, while ye gather up Dess, humbleness of mind, the tares, ye root up also the meekness, long-suffering; for-wheat with them. Let both bearing one another, and for- grow together until the hargiving one another, if any man vest; and in the time of bar. have a quarrel against any : vest I will say to the reapers

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