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them forty days, and speaking of | stand ye gazing up into heaven? the things pertaining to the King- | This same Jesus, which is taken dom of God: and, being assem- up from you into heaven, shall so bled together with them, com come, in like manner as ye have manded them that they should seen him go into heaven. not depart from Jerusalem, but The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. wait for the promise of the Fa TESUS appeared unto the ther, which, saith he, ye have u eleven as they sat at meat, heard of me. For John truly bap and upbraided them with their tized with water, but ye shall be unbelief and hardness of heart, baptized with the Holy Ghost not because they believed not them many days hence. When they which had seen him after he was therefore were come together, they risen. And he said unto them, Go asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt | ye into all the world, and preach thou at this time restore again the the Gospel to every creature. He kingdom to Israel? And he said that believeth and is baptized shall unto them, It is not for you to be saved; but he that believeth know the times or the seasons, not shall be damned. And these which the Father hath put in his signs shall follow them that beown power. But ye shall receive lieve: In my Name shall they cast power after that the Holy Ghost out devils; they shall speak with is come upon you; and ye shall new tongues; they shall take up be witnesses unto me, both in Je serpents; and if they drink any rusalem, and in all Judæa, and in deadly thing, it shall not hurt Samaria, and unto the uttermost them; they shall lay hands on the part of the earth. And when he sick, and they shall recover. So had spoken these things, while then after the Lord had spoken they beheld, he was taken up, and unto them, he was received up a cloud received him out of their into heaven, and sat on the right sight. And while they looked | hand of God. And they went stedfastly toward heaven, as he forth and preached every where, went up, behold, two men stood the Lord working with them, and by them in white apparel; which confirming the Word with signs also said, Ye men of Galilee, why | following.
SUNDAY AFTER ASCENSION-DAY.
| man hath received the gift, even O GOD the King of glory, who | so minister the same one to an
hast exalted thine only Son other, as good stewards of the Jesus Christ with great triumph manifold grace of God. If any unto thy kingdom in heaven; We man speak, let him speak as the beseech thee, leave us not com oracles of God: if any man mifortless ; but send to us thine Holy nister, let him do it as of the Ghost to comfort us, and exalt us ability which God giveth; that unto the same place whither our
God in all things may be glorified Saviour Christ is gone before, who through Jesus Christ, to whom liveth and reigneth with thee and
be praise and dominion for ever the Holy Ghost, one God, world
and ever. Amen. without end. Amen.
The Gospel. St. John xv. 26, and The Epistle. 1 St. Pet. iy. 7.
part of Chapter xvi. THE end of all things is at W HEN the Comforter is come,
1 hand; be ye therefore so VV whom I will send unto you ber, and watch unto prayer. And from the Father, even the Spirit above all things have fervent cha- of truth, which proceedeth from rity among yourselves : for cha the Father, he shall testify of rity shall cover the multitude of me. And ye also shall bear witsins. Use hospitality one to ano- ness, because ye have been with ther without grudging. As every | me from the beginning. These
things have I spoken unto you, | And these things will they do unto that ye should not be offended. you, because they have not known They shall put you out of the sy the Father, nor me. But these nagogues : yea, the time cometh, things have I told you, that, when that whosoever killeth you will the time shall come, ye may rethink that he doeth God service. | member that I told you of them.
tongues the wonderful works of No, who as at this time didst God.
I teach the hearts of thy faithful people, by the sending to them
The Gospel. St. John xiv. 15. the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant TESUS said unto his disciples, us by the same Spirit to have a If ye love me, keep my comright judgement in all things, and mandments. And I will pray the evermore to rejoice in his holy Father, and he shall give you comfort; through the merits of another Comforter, that he may Christ Jesus our Saviour, who abide with you for ever; even the liveth and reigneth with thee, in Spirit of truth, whom the world the unity of the same Spirit, one cannot receive, because it seeth God, world without end. Amen. him not, neither knoweth him :
but ye know him ; for he dwellFor the Epistle. Acts ii. 1.
eth with you, and shall be in you. W HEN the day of Pentecost I will not leave you comfortless;
V was fully come, they were I will come to you. Yet a little all with one accord in one place. while, and the world seeth me no And suddenly there came a sound more; but ye see me: because I from heaven, as of a rushing live, ye shall live also. At that mighty wind, and it filled all the day ye shall know, that I am in house where they were sitting. my Father, and ye in me, and I And there appeared unto them in you. He that hath my comcloven tongues, like as of fire, mandments, and keepeth them, and it sat upon each of them| he it is that loveth me; and he and they were all filled with the that loveth me shall be loved or Holy Ghost, and began to speak my Father, and I will love him, with other tongues, as the Spirit and will manifest myself to him. gave them utterance. And there Judas saith unto him, (not Iscawere dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, riot,) Lord, how is it that thou devout men, out of every nation wilt manifest thyself unto us, and under heaven. Now when this was not unto the world? Jesus annoised abroad, the multitude came swered and said unto him, If a together, and were confounded, man love me, he will keep my because that every man heard words, and my Father will love them speak in his own language. him, and we will come unto him, And they were all amazed, and and make our abode with him. marvelled, saying one to another, He that loveth me not keepeth Beliold, are not all these which not my sayings : and the word speak Galileans? And how hear which ye hear is not mine, but the we every man in our own tongue Father's which sent me. These wherein we were born? Parthians, things have I spoken unto you, and Medes, and Elamites, and being yet present with you. But the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and the Comforter, which is the Holy in Judæa, and Cappadocia, in Ghost, whom the Father will send Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and in my Name, he shall teach you Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the all things, and bring all things to parts of Libya about Cyrene, and your remembrance, whatsoever I strangers of Rome, Jews, and have said unto you. Peace I leave Proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians, with you, my peace I give unto we do hear them speak in our you : not as the world giveth,
youthings, and brish
ome, Jews, and
give I unto you. Let not your come to pass, that, when it is heart be troubled, neither let it come to pass, ye might believe. be afraid. Ye have heard how I Hereafter I will not talk much said unto you, I go away, and with you: for the prince of this come again unto you. If ye loved world cometh, and hath nothing me, ye would rejoice, because I in me. But that the world may said, I go unto the Father: for know that I love the Father; and my Father is greater than I. And as the Father gave me commandnow I have told you before it ment, even so I do.
MONDAY IN WHITSUN-WEEK.
| quick and dead. To him give all NOD, who as at this time didst the prophets witness, that through
I teach the hearts of thy faith his Name whosoever believeth in ful people, by the sending to them him shall receive remission of the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant sins. While Peter yet spake these us by the same Spirit to have a words, the Holy Ghost fell on all right judgement in all things, and them which heard the word. And evermore to rejoice in his holy they of the circumcision, which comfort; through the merits of believed, were astonished, as many Christ Jesus our Saviour, who liv as came with Peter, because that eth and reigneth with thee, in the on the Gentiles also was poured unity of the same Spirit, one God, out the gift of the Holy Ghost. world without end. Amen.
For they heard them speak with
tongues, and magnify God. Then For the Epistle. Acts x. 34.
answered Peter, Can any man forTHEN Peter opened his bid water, that these should not
1 mouth, and said, Of a truth I be baptized, which have received perceive that God is no respecter the Holy Ghost as well as we? of persons; but in every nation And he commanded them to be he that feareth him, and worketh baptized in the Name of the Lord. righteousness, is accepted with Then prayed they him to tarry him. The Word which God sent certain days. unto the children of Israel, preach The Gospel. St. John iii. 16. ing peace by Jesus Christ; (he is NOD so loved the world, that Lord of all ;) that Word, I say, U he gave his only - begotten ve know, which was published Son, that whosoever believeth in throughout all Judæa, and began him should not perish, but have from Galilee, after the baptism everlasting life. For God sent not which John preached : how God his Son into the world to condemn anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the world, but that the world the Holy Ghost, and with power; 1 through him might be saved. He who went about doing good, and that believeth on him is not conhealing all that were oppressed of demned: but he that believeth the devil: for God was with him. not is condemned already; beAnd we are witnesses of all things cause he hath not believed in the which he did, both in the land Name of the only-begotten Son of of the Jews, and in Jerusalem ; | God. And this is the condemnawhom they slew, and hanged on tion, that light is come into the a tree: Him God raised up the world, and men loved darkness third day, and shewed him open rather than light, because their ly; not to all the people, but deeds were evil. For every one unto witnesses chosen before of that doeth evil hateth the light, God: even to us who did eat and neither cometh to the light, lest drink with him after he rose from his deeds should be reproved. But the dead. And he commanded us he that doeth truth cometh to the to preach unto the people, and to light, that his deeds may be made testify that it is he which was or- | manifest, that they are wrought dained of God to be the Judge of 1 in God.
climbeth up some other way, the NOD, who as at this time didst same is a thief and a robber. But
I teach the hearts of thy faith he that entereth in by the door ful people, by the sending to them is the shepherd of the sheep : to the light of thy Holy Spirit; Grant | him the porter openeth; and the us by the same Spirit to have a sheep hear his voice, and he callright judgement in all things, and eth his own sheep by name, and evermore to rejoice in his holy | leadeth them out. And, when he comfort; through the merits of putteth forth his own sheep, he Christ Jesus our Saviour, who goeth before them, and the sheep liveth and reigneth with thee, in follow him ; for they know his the unity of the same Spirit, one voice. And a stranger will they God, world without end. Amen. not follow; but will flee from For the Epistle. Acts viii. 14.
him ; for they know not the voice
of strangers. This parable spake W HEN the Apostles, which were at Jerusalem, heard
Jesus unto them: but they underthat Samaria had received the
stood not what things they were
which he spake unto them. Then word of God, they sent unto them
said Jesus unto them again; VePeter and John ; who, when they
rily, verily I say unto you, I am were come down, prayed for them,
the door of the sheep. All that that they might receive the Holy
ever came before me are thieves Ghost: (for as yet he was fallen
and robbers; but the sheep did upon none of them; only they
not hear them. I am the door: were baptized in the Name of the
by me if any man enter in, he Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their
shall be saved, and shall go in hands on them, and they received
and out, and find pasture. The the Holy Ghost.
thief cometh not but for to steal, The Gospel. St. John x. 1. and to kill, and to destroy: I am VERILY, verily I say unto come that they might have life,
V you, He that entereth not by and that they might have it more the door into the sheep-fold, but | abundantly.
after. And immediately I was in ALMIGHTY and everlasting the Spirit; and behold, a throne A God, who hast given unto us was set in heaven, and one sat on thy servants grace by the confes the throne: and he that sat was to sion of a true faith to acknow look upon like a jasper and a sarledge the glory of the eternal dine stone: and there was a rainTrinity, and in the power of the bow round about the throne, in Divine Majesty to worship the sight like unto an emerald. And Unity; We beseech thee, that round about the throne were four thou wouldest keep us stedfast in and twenty seats; and upon the this faith, and evermore defend seats I saw four and twenty elders us from all adversities, who livest sitting, clothed in white raiment: and reignest, one God, world with and they had on their heads crowns out end. Amen.
of gold: And out of the throne
proceeded lightnings, and thunFor the Epistle. Rev. iv. 1.
derings, and voices. And there AFTER this I looked, and be were seven lamps of fire burning A hold, a door was opened in before the throne, which are the heaven: and the first voice which seven spirits of God. And before I heard was as it were of a trum the throne there was a sea of glass pet talking with me; which said, I like unto crystal: and in the midst Come up hither, and I will shew of the throne, and round about thee things which must be here- the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. And Nicodemus saith unto him, How the first beast was like a lion, and can a man be born when he is old? the second beast like a calf, and can he enter the second time into the third beast had a face as a man, his mother's womb, and be born? and the fourth beast was like a Jesus answered, Verily, verily I flying eagle. And the four beasts say unto thee, Except a man be had each of them six wings about born of water, and of the Spirit, him; and they were full of eyes he cannot enter into the Kingdom within : and they rest not day and of God. That which is born of night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, the flesh is flesh; and that which Lord God Almighty, which was, is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marand is, and is to come. And when vel not that I said unto thee, Ye those beasts give glory, and ho must be born again. The wind nour, and thanks, to him that sat bloweth where it listeth, and thou on the throne, who liveth for ever hearest the sound thereof, but and ever, the four and twenty canst not tell whence it cometh, elders fall down before him that and whither it goeth; so is every sat on the throne, and worship one that is born of the Spirit. Ni. him that liveth for ever and ever, codemus answered and said unto and cast their crowns before the him, How can these things be? Jethrone, saying, Thou art wor sus answered and said unto him, thy, O Lord, to receive glory, Art thou a master of Israel, and and honour, and power; for thou knowest not these things ? Verily, hast created all things, and for verily I say unto thee, We speak thy pleasure they are and were that we do know, and testify that created.
we have seen; and ye receive not The Gospel. St. John iii. 1. our witness. If I have told you THERE was a man of the Pha- earthly things, and ye believe not;
1 risees, named Nicodemus, a how shall ye believe, if I tell you ruler of the Jews: the same came of heavenly things ? And no man to Jesus by night, and said unto hath ascended up to heaven, but him, Rabbi, we know that thou he that came down from heaven, art a teacher come from God: for even the Son of man, who is in no man can do these miracles that heaven. And as Moses lifted up thou doest, except God be with the serpent in the wilderness, even him. Jesus answered and said so must the Son of man be lifted unto him, Verily, verily I say unto up: that whosoever believeth in thee, Except a man be born again, him should not perish, but have he cannot see the Kingdom of God. eternal life.
THE FIRST SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY.
| that loveth not knoweth not God; n GOD, the strength of all them for God is love. In this was mani
that put their trust in thee, fested the love of God towards us, mercifully accept our prayers ; | because that God sent his onlyand because through the weakness begotten Son into the world, that of our mortal nature we can do we might live through him. Hereno good thing without thee, grant in is love, not that we loved God, us the help of thy grace, that in but that he loved us, and sent his keeping of thy commandments we Son to be the propitiation for our may please thee, both in will and sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, deed; through Jesus Christ our we ought also to love one another. Lord. Amen.
No man hath seen God at any
time. If we love one another, The Epistle. 1 St. John iv. 7.
God dwelleth in us, and his love DELOVED, let us love one | is perfected in us. Hereby know
D another: for love is of God, we that we dwell in him, and he and every one that loveth is born in us; because he hath given us of God, and knoweth God. He of his Spirit. And we have seen,