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offences; that, through thy inheritance of the saints in bountiful goodness, we may all light. be delivered from the bands of those sins which by our frailty
The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 18. we have committed: Grant this, WHILE JESUS spake these O heavenly Father, for Jesus things unto John's disciples, CHRIST's sake, our blessed behold, there came a certain Lord and Saviour. Amen. ruler, and worshipped him, The Epistle. Col. i. 3.
saying, My daughter is even
now dead; but come and lay WE give thanks to God, and thy hand upon her, and she the Father of our Lord JESUS shall live. And Jesus arose, CHRIST, praying always for and followed him, and so did you, since we heard of your his disciples. (And behold, a faith in CHRIST Jesus, and of woman, which was diseased with the love which ye have to all an issue of blood twelve years, the saints; for the hope which came behind him, and touched is laid up for you in heaven, the hem of his garment: for whereof
heard before in the she said within herself, If I may word of the truth of the Gospel; but touch his garment, I s which is come unto you, as it be whole. But JESUS turned is in all the world, and bringeth him about, and when he saw forth fruit, as it doth also in her, he said, Daughter, be of you, since the day ye heard of good comfort, thy faith hath it, and knew the grace of God made thee whole. And the in truth. As ye also learned woman was made whole from of Epaphras, our dear fellow- that hour.) And when Jesus servant, who is for you a came into the ruler's house, faithful minister of Christ; and saw the minstrels and the who also declared unto us your people making a noise, he said love in the spirit. For this unto them, Give place : for the cause we also, since the day maid is not dead, but sleepeth we heard it, do not cease to And they laughed him to scorn. pray
and to desire that But when the people were put ye 'might be filled with the forth, he went in, and took her knowledge of his will in all by the hand, and the maid arose. wisdom and spiritual under- And the fame hereof went standing ; that ye might walk abroad into all that land. worthy of the LORD unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every
THE TWENTY-FIFTH SUNDAY good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all might, according
The Collect. to his glorious power, unto all STIR up, we beseech thee, patience and long-suffering, O Lord, the wills of thy with joyfulness; giving thanks faithful people; that they plenunto the Father, who hath made teously bringing forth the fruit us meet to be partakers of the of good works, may by thee be
plenteously rewarded, through said, Make the men sit down. Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Now there was much grass in
the place. So the men sat For the Epistle. Jer. xxiii. 5.
down, in number about five BEHOLD, the days come, thousand. And Jesus took the saith the LORD, that I will raise loaves, and when he had given unto David a righteous branch; thanks, he distributed to the and a king shall reign and disciples, and the disciples to prosper,
and shall execute them that were set down, and judgment and justice in the likewise of the fishes, as much earth. In his days, Judah as they would. When they shall be saved, and Israel shall were filled, he said unto his dwell safely : and this is his disciples, Gather up the fragname whereby he shall be ments that remain, that nothing called, THE LORD OUR RIGHT- be lost. Therefore they gather
Therefore, behold, ed them together, and filled the days come, saith the LORD, twelve baskets with the fragthat they shall no more say, ments of the five barley-loaves, The Lord liveth, who brought which remained over and above up the children of Israel out unto them that had eaten. Then of the land of Egypt; but, those men, when they had seen The Lord liveth, who brought the miracle that Jesus did, said, up, and who led the seed of the This is of a truth that Prophet house of Israel out of the north that should come into the world. country, and from all countries 1 If there be any more Sundays before whither I had driven them; and Advent-Sunday, the Service of some of
those Sundays that were omitted after the they shall dwell in their own
Epiphany, shall be taken in to supply so land.
many as are here wanting. And if there
be fewer, the overplus may be omitted: The Gospel. St. John vi. 5. Provided that this last Collect, Epistle, and
Gospel, shall always be used upon the WHEN Jesus then lift up
Sunday next before Advent. his eyes, and saw a great company come unto him, he saith
SAINT ANDREW'S DAY unto Philip, Whence shall we
The Collect. buy bread, that these may eat? (and this he said to prove him; ALMIGHTY God, who didst for he himself knew what he give such grace unto thy holy would do.) Philip answered apostle Saint Andrew, that he him, Two hundred penny-worth readily obeyed the calling of of bread is not sufficient for thy Son JESUS CHRIST, and them, that every one of them followed him without delay; may take a little. One of his grant unto us all, that we, being disciples, Andrew, Simon Pe- called by thy holy word, may ter's brother, saith unto him, forthwith give up ourselves There is a lad here, who hath obediently to fulfil thy holy five barley-loaves, and two commandmentsthrough the small fishes ; but what are they same Jesus Christ our Lord among so many? And JESUS | Amen.
The Epistle. Rom. x. 9. not; I was made manifest unto
IF thou shalt confess with them that asked not after me. thy mouth the Lord Jesus, But to Israel he saith, All day and shalt believe in thine heart long have I stretched forth my that God hath raised him from hands unto a disobedient and the dead, thou shalt be saved. gainsaying people. For with the heart man be. The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 18. lieveth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is
JESUS, walking by the sea made unto salvation. For the of Galilee, saw two brethren, Scripture saith, Whosoever Simon, called Peter, and Anbelieveth on him shall not be drew his brother, casting a net asharned. For there is no
into the sea : (for they were difference between the Jew and fishers.) And he saith unto the Greek : for the same LORD them, Follow me, and I will over all, is rich unto all that make you fishers of men. And call upon him. For whosoever they straightway left their nets, shall call upon the name of the and followed him. And going LORD, shall be saved. How on from thence, he saw other then shall they call on him in two brethren, James the son whom they have not believed ? of Zebedee, and John his and how shall they believe in brother, in a ship with Zebedee him of whom they have not their father, mending their nets; heard? And how shall they and he called them. And they hear without a preacher? And immediately left the ship and how shall they preach except their father, and followed him. they be sent ? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of SAINT THOMAS THE APOSTLE. them that preach the Gospel of
The Collect. peace, and bring glad tidings ALMIGHTY and everliving of good things ! But they have God, who, for the greater not all obeyed the Gospel. For confirmation of the faith, didst Esaias saith, Lord, who hath suffer thy holy apostle Thomas believed our report? So then, to be doubtful in thy Son's faith cometh by hearing, and resurrection; grant us so per. hearing by the Word of God.
fectly, and without all doubt, But I say, have they not heard?
to believe in thy Son JESUS Yes verily, their sound went
Christ, that our faith in thy nto all the earth, and their sight may never be reproved. words unto the ends of the Hear us, 'O LORD, through the world. But I say, Did not
same Jesus CHRIST ; to whom, Israel know? First, Moses
with thee and the Holy Ghost, saith, I will provoke you to be all honour and glory, now jealousy by them that are no and for evermore. Amen. people, and by a foolish nation I will anger you.
But Esaias The Epistle. Ephes. ii. 19. is very bold, and saith, I was NOW therefore ye are no found of them that sought me more strangers and foreigners,
but fellow-citizens with the might believe that Jesus is the saints, and of the household of Christ, the Son of God; and God; and are built upon the that believing, ye might have foundation of the apostles and life through his name. prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner-stone ; SAINT STEPHEN'S DAY. in whom all the building, fitly
The Collect. framed together, groweth unto an holy temple in the LORD: GRANT, 0 LORD, that in in whom ye also are builded all our sufferings here upon together for an habitation of earth, for the testimony of thy Gon, through the SPIRIT. truth, we may steadfastly look
up to heaven, and by faith The Gospel. St. John xx. 24. behold the glory that shall be
THOMAS, one of the twelve, revealed ; and being filled with called Didymus, was not with the Holy Ghost, may learn to them when Jesus came.
The love and bless our persecutors, other disciples therefore said by the example of thy first unto him, We have seen the martyr Saint Stephen, who LORD. he said unto them, prayed for his murderers to Except I shall see in his hands thee, O blessed Jesus, who the print of the nails, and put standest at the right hand of my finger into the print of the God, to succour aïl those who nails, and thrust my hand into suffer for thee, our only Mediahis side, I will not believe. tor and Advocate. Amen. And after eight days, again Then shall follow the Collect of the his disciples were within, and
Nativity, which shall be said continually
until New Year's Eve. Thomas with them; then came Jesus, the doors being shut, For the Epistle. Acts vii. 55. and stood in the midst, and STEPHEN, being full of the said, Peace be unto you. Then Holy Ghost, looked up stead. said he to Thomas, Reach fastly into heaven, and saw the hither thy finger, and behold glory of God, and Jesus standmy hands; and reach hither ing on the right hand of God; thy hand, and thrust it into my and said, Behold, I see the side ; and be not faithless, heavens opened, and the Son but believing And Thomas of man standing on the right answered and said unto him, hand of God. Then they My Lord, and my God. JESUS cried out with a loud voice, and saith unto him, Thomas, be stopped their ears, and ran upon cause thou hast seen me, thou him with one accord, and cast hast believed; blessed are they him out of the city, and stoned that have not seen, and yet him; and the witnesses laid have believed. And many other down their clothes at a young signs truly did Jesus in the man's feet, whose name was presence of his disciples, which Saul. And they stoned Stephen, are not written in this book. calling upon God, and saying, But these are written, that ye Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
And he kneeled down, and walk in the light of thy truth, cried with a loud voice, LORD, that it may at length attain to lay not this sin to their charge. everlasting life, through Jesus And when he had said this, he CHRIST, our Lord. Amen. fell asleep.
The Epistle. 1 John i. 1. The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiii. 34.
THAT which was from the BEHOLD, I send unto you beginning, which have prophets, and wise men, and heard, which we have seen with scribes ; and some of them ye our eyes, which we have looked shall kill and crucify; and some upon, and hands have of them shall ye scourge in handled of the word of life ; your synagogues, and persecute (for the life was manifested, them from city to city; that and we have seen it, and bear upon you may come all the witness, and show unto you righteous blood shed upon that eternal life which was with the earth, from the blood of the Father, and was manifested righteous Abel, unto the blood unto us ;) that which we have of Zacharias, son of Barachias, seen and heard, declare we unto whom ye slew between the you, that ye also may have temple and the altar. Verily I fellowship with us; and truly say unto you, All these things our fellowship is with the shall come upon this generation. Father, and with his Son JESUS 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou Christ. And these things that killest the prophets, and write we unto you, that your stonest them which are sent joy may be full. This then is unto thee; how often would the message which we have I have gathered thy children heard of him, and declare unto together, even as a hen gather- you, that God is light, and in eth her chickens under her him is no darkness at all. If wings, and ye would not! we say that we have fellowship Behold, your house is left unto with him, and walk in darkness, you
desolate. For I say unto we lie, and do not the truth : you, Ye shall not me but if we walk in the light, as henceforth, till ye shall say, he is in the light, we have Blessed is he that cometh in fellowship one with another, the name of the LORD.
and the blood of JESUS CHRIST
his Son cleanseth us from all SAINT JOHN THE EVANGELIST's sin. If we say that we have
no sin, we deceive ourselves,
and the truth is not in us. If The Collect.
confess our sins, he is MERCIFUL LORD, we faithful and just to forgive us beseech thee to cast thy bright our sins, and to cleanse us from beams of light upon thy Church, all unrighteousness. - If we say that it being instructed by the that we have not sinned, we doctrine of thy blessed apostle make him a liar, and his word and evangelist St. John, may sol is not in us.