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And when he had found him, bezplished, that her iniquity is par. brought him unto Antioch. And it doned : for she hath received of the came to pass, that a whole year they Lord's hand double for all her sins. assembled themselves with the The voice of him that crieth in the Church, and taught much people : wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the and the disciples were call Christians Lord, make straight in the desert a firs: in Antioch. And in these days highway for our God. Every valley came prophets from Jerusalem to shall be exalted, and every mountain Antioch. ‘And there stood up one of and hiul shall be made low : and the them, wamed Agabus, and signified by crooked shall be made straight, and che Spirit, that there should be great the rough places plain. And the dearth throughout all the world glory of the Lord shall be revealed, which came to pass in the days of and all flesh shall see it together; for Claudius Cæsar. Then the disciples, the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. every man according to his ability, The voice said, Cry. And he said, determined to send reliet unto the What shall I cry? All flesh is grass, brethren which dwel in Judea. and all she goodlines thereof is as the Which also they did, and sent it to flower of the field. The grasa wither. the elders by the hands of Barnabas eth, the flower fadeth, because the and Saul,

Spirit of the Lord bloweth upon is : The Gospel. St. John xv, 12. surely the people is grass. The grasa This is my commandment, That withereth, the flower fadeth; but the

ye love one another, as í have word of our God shall stand for ever. loved you. Greater love hath no mano Zion, that bringest good tidings, than this, that a man lay down his get thee up into the high mountain : life for his friends. Ye are my friends, Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, if ye do whatsoever I command you. lift up thy voice with strength ; litt Henceforth I call you not servants ; lit up, be not afraid ; say unto the cities for the servant knoweth not what his of Judah, Behold your God, Behold, Lord doeth : but I have called you the Lord God will come with strong friends; for all things that I have hand, and his arm shall rule for him: heard of my Father, I have made behold his reward is with him, and known unto you. Ye have not chosen biz work before him. He shall feed me, but I have chosen you, and or his flock like a shepherd; he shall ga. dained you, that ye should go and ther the lambs wish his arm, and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit carry them in his bosom, and shall should remain : that whatsoever ye gentia lead those that are with young. shall ask of the Father in my name, The Gospel. St. Luke i. 57. he may give it you.

ELISABETH'S full time came that

she should be delivered ; and sbe Saint John Baptist's Day. brought forth a son. And her neighboura The Collect.

and her cousins beard how the Lord ALMIGHTY God, by, whose pro bad showed great merey upon her; and

vidence thy servant John Baptist they rejoiced with her. And it came was wonderfully born, and sent to pre-to pass, that on the eighth day they pare the way of thy Son our Saviour, came to circumcise the child; and by preaching repentance ; make us they called him Zacharias, after the so to follow his doctrine and holy life, name of his father. And his mother that we may truly repent according to answered and said, Not so; but he his preaching; and after his example shall be called John. And they said constantly speak the truth, boldly re- unto her, There is none of thy kindred buke vice, and patiently suffer for the that is called by this name. And they truth's sake, through Jesus Christ our made signs to his father, how he would Lord. Amen.

have him called. And he asked for For the Epistle. Isa. xl. 1. a writing table, and wrote, saying, COMFORT ye, comfort ye my His name is John. And they marvel

people, saith your God. Speak led all. And his mouth was opened re com.ortably to Jerusalem, and ery immediately, and his tongue loosed, 10ta ber, that her warfare is accom- anid he spake, and praised God. And fear came o: all that dwelt round certain of the Church. And he killed about them: and all these sayings James the brother of John with the were noised abroad throughout all the sword. And because he saw it pleashill country of Judea. And all they ed the Jews, he proceeded further that had heard them, laid them up in to take Peter also. (Then were the their hearts, saying, What manner of days of unleavened bread.) And child shall this be? And the hand of when he had apprehended him, he the Lord was with him. And his father put him in prison, and delivered him Zacharias was filled with the Holy to four quaternions of soldiers, to keep Ghost, and prophesied, saying, Bless. him ; intending after Easter to bring ed be the Lord God of Israel ; for he him forth to the people. Peter therehath visited and redeemed his people, fore was kept in prison ; but prayer and hath raised up an horn of salva. was made without ceasing of ibe tion for us, in the house of his servant Church unto God for him. And when David; as he spake by the mouth of Herod would have brought him forth, his holy prophets, which have been the same night Peter was sleeping besince the world began : that we should tween two soldiers, bound with two be saved from our enemies, and from chains; and the keepers before the the hand of all that hate us : To per- door kept the prison. And behold, form the mercy promised to our fa- the angel of the Lord came upon him, thers, and to remember his holy cove- and a light shined in the prison : and nant: the oath which he sware to he smole Peter on the side, and raised our father Abraham, that he would him up, saying, Arise up quickly. grant unto us, that we, being deliver And his chains fell off from his hands. ed out of the hands of our enemies, And the angel said unto him, Gird thy. might serve him without fear, in holi- self, and bind on thy sandals : and so ness and righteousness before him, he did. And he saith unto him, Cast all the days of our life. And thou, thy garment about thee, and follow child, shalt be called the prophet of me. And he went out, and followed the Highest : for thou shali go before him; and wist not that it was true the face of the Lord, to prepare his which was done by the angel ; but ways; to give knowledge of salva- thought he saw a vision. When they tion unto his people by the remission were past the first and the second of their sins, throngh the tender mer- ward, they came into the iron gate cy of our God; whereby the Day- that leadeth unto the city, which openspring from on high hath visited us, el to them of its own accord : andihey to give light to them that sit in dark- went out, and passed on through one ness, and in the shadow of death, to street, and forth with the angel de. guide our feet into the way of peace. parted from him. And when Peter And the child grew, and waxed strong was come to himself, he said, Now 1 in spirit; and was in the deserts till know of a surety that the Lord hath the day of his showing unto Israel. sent his angel, and hath delivered me

out of the hand of Herod, and from Saint Peter's Day. all the expectation of the people of the The Collect.

Jews. O Almighty God, who, by thy Son The Gospel. St. Matt. xvi. 13.

Jesus Christ, didst give io thy WHEN Jesus came into the coasts Apostle Saint Peter many excellent of Cæsarea Philippi, he asked gilts, and commandedst hin earnestly his disciples, saying, Whom do men lo feed thy flock; make, we beseech say that I, the Son of man, am? And thee, all Bishops and Pastors diligent- they said, Some say thou art John ly to preach thy holy Word, and the the Baptist ; some, Elias ; and others, people obediently to follow the same, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. He that they may receive the crown of saith unto them, But whom say ye everlasting glory, through Jesus that I am? And Simon Peter an. Christ our Lord. Amen.

swered and said, 'Thou art Christ, the For the Epistle. Acts xii. 1. Son of the living God. And Jesus ABOUT that tim”, Herod the king answered and said unto him,

Blessed stretched forth leis hands to vex lart thos, Simon Barjona: for flesh and olood hath not revealed it unto thee, baptism that I am baptizer with ? but my Father which is in heaven. They say unto him, We are able. And I say also unto thee, that thou And he saith unto them, Ye shall art Peter, and upon this rock I will drink indeed of my cup, and be bap. build my Church : and the gates of tized with the baptism that I am hell shall not prevail against it. And baptized with ; but to sit on my right I will give unto thee the keys of the hand, and on my left, is not nine to kingdom of heaven : and whatsoever give; but it shall be given to them for thou shalt bind on earth, shall be whom it is prepared of my Father. bound in heaven; and whatsoever And when the ten heard it, they were thou shalt loose on earth, shall be moved with indignation against the loosed in heaven.

two brethren. But Jesus called them Saint James the Apostle.

unto him, and said, Ye know that the

princes of the Gentiles exercise domi. The Collect.

nion over them, and they that are GRANT;, merciful God, that as real exercise au bority upon there.

thine holy Apostle Saint James, But it shall not be so among you : but Laving his father and all that he had, whosoever will be great among you, without delay was obedient unto the let him be your minister; and who calling of thy Son Jesus Christ, and soever will be chief among you, let followed him; so we, forsaking all him be your servant : Even as the worldly and carnal affections, may be Son of man came not to be ministered evermore ready to follow thy holy unto, but to minister, and to give him commandments, through Jesus Christ life a ransom for many. our Lord. Amen. For the Epistle. Acts xi. 27. and Saint Bartholomew the Apostle. part of Chapter xii.

The Collect. I those days came prophets from O Almighty, and everlasting God: Jerusalem

who didst give to thine Apostle stood up one of them named Agabus, Bartholomew grace truly to believe and signified by the Spirit, that there and to preach thy word ; grant, we should be great dearth throughout beseech thee, unto thy Church, to all the world: which came to pass in love that word which he believed ; the days of Claudius Cæsar. Then and both to preach and receive the the disciples, every man according to same, through Jesus Christ our Lord. his ability, determined to send relief Amen. anto the brethren which dwelt in Ju- For the Epistle. Acts y. 12. dea. Which also they did, and sent By the hands of the Apostles were it to the elders by the hands of Bar- many signs and wonders wrought nabas and Saul. Now about that among the people, (and they were all Lime, Herod the king stretched forth with one accord in Solomon's porch. his hands to vex certain of the Church. And of the rest durst no man join And he killed James the brother of himself to them; but the people Johu with the sword. And because magnified them. And believers were he saw it pleased the Jews, he pro- the more added to the Lord, mul ceeded further to take Peter also. titudes both of men and women) ic

The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 20. somuch that they brought forth the THEN came to him the mother of sick into the streets, and laid them on

Zehedee's children, with her sons, beds and couches, that at least the worshipping him, and desiring a cer- shadow of Peter passing by might cain thing of him. And he said unto overshadow some of them, There her, What wilt thou ? She saith unto came also a multitude out of the cries him, Grant that these my two sons round about unto Jerusalem, bringmay sit, the one on thy right hand, ing sick folks, and them which were and the other on the left, in thy king- vexed with unclean spirits; and they dom. But Jesus answered and said, were healed every one. Ye kaow not what ye isk. Are ye The Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 24. drink of, and to be baptized with thel A them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. And he said The Gospel. St. Matt. ix. 9. unto them, The kings of the Gentiles AND as Jesus passed forth from exercise lordship over them; and thence, he saw a man oamea they that exercise authority upou Matthew sitting at the receipt of cos them are called benefactors. But ye tom : and he saith unto him, Follow shall not be so: but he that is great- me. And he arose, and followed him. est among you, let him be as the And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at younger ; and he that is chief, as he meat in the house, behold many pubthat doth serve. For whether is licans and sinners came and sat down greater, he that sitteth at meat, or with him and his disciples. And when le that serveth? is not he that sitieth the Pharisees saw it, they said unto at meat ? but I am among you as he his disciples, Why eateth your Master that serveth. - Ye are they which with publicans and sinners ? But have continued with me in my temp- when Jesus heard that, he said unto tations. And I appoint unto you a them, They that be whole, need not kingdom, as my Father hath appoint- a physician, but they that are sick. ed unto me; that ye may eat and But go ye and learu what that meandrink at my table in my kingdom, and eth, I will have mercy, and not sacri sit on thrones, judging the twelve fice; for I am not come to call the Cribes of Israel,

righteous, but sinners to repentance. Saint Matthew the Apostle.

Saint Michael and all Angels.

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Almighty God, who by thy bless- O Everlasting God, who hast ordaiu-

ed and constituted the services of ed Son didst call Matthew from Angels and men in a wonderful order ; the receipt of custom, to be an Apos- mercifully grant, that as thy holy tle and Evangelist ; grant us grace to Angels always do thee service in hea. forsake all covetous desires, and in ven; so, by thy appointment, they ordinate love of riches; and to follow may succour and defend us on earth, the same thy Son Jesus Christ, who through Jesus Christ our Lord iveth and reigneth with thee and the

Amen. Holy Ghost, one God, world without

For the Epistle. Rev. xii. 7. end. Amen.

THERE was war in heaven; Mi. The Epistle, 2 Cor. iv. 1. chael and his Angels fought against

, ministry, as we have received and his angels, and prevailed not ; mercy, we faint not; but have re- neither was there place found any nounced the hidden things of disho- more in heaven. And the great dranesty, not walking in craftiness, nor gon was cast out, that old serpent, handling the Word of God deceitfully, called the devil

and Satan, which do but by manifestation of the truth, ceiveth the whole world; be was commending ourselves to every man's cast out into the earth, and his angels conscience in the sight of God. But were cast out with him. And I heard if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is that are lost : In whom the God of come salvation and strength, and the this world hath blinded the minds of kingdom of our God, and the power them which believe not, lest the light of his Christ : for the accuser of our of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who brethren is cast down, which accused is the image of God, should shine unto them before our God day and night. hem. For we preach not ourselves, And they overcame him by the blood but Christ Jesus the Lord ; and our of the Lamb, and by the word of selves your servants for Jesus' sake. their testimony'; and they loved not For God, who commanded the light their lives unto the death. Therefore to shine out of darkness, hath shined rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwel' in our hearts, to give the light of the in them. Woe to the inhabitants of knowledge of the glory of God, in the the earth and of the sea : for the de face of Jesus Christ.

vil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that is at hand. I have fought a good he hath but a short time.

fight, I have finished my course, I The Gospel. St. Matt. xviii. 1. have kept the faith. Henceforth there AT the same time came the disci- is laid up for me a crown of righte

ples unto Jesus, saying, Who is ousness, which the Lord the righte: the greatest in the kingdom of hea. ous Judge shall give me at that day : ven? And Jesus called a little child and not to me only, but unto all them unto him, and set him in the midst of also that love his appearing. Do thy them, and said, Verily I say unto diligence to come shortly unto me: you, Except ye be converted, and be- For Demas hath forsaken me, having come as little children, ye shall not loved this present world, and is deenter into the kingdom of heaven. parted unto Thessalonica; Crescens Whosoever therefore shall humble io Galatia, Titus unto_Dalmatia. himself as this little child, the same is Only Luke is with me. Take Mark greatest in the kingdom of heaven. and bring him with thee : for he is And whoso shall receive one such lit- profitable to me for the ministry. And tle child in my name, receiveth me. Tychicus have I sent to Ephesus. But whoso shall offend one of these The cloak that I left at Troas with little ones which believe in me, it were Carpus, when thou comest, bring with better for him that a millstone were thee, and the books, but especially hanged about his neck, and that he the parchments. Alexander the copwere drowned in the depth of the sea. persmith did me much evil : the Lord Woe unto the world because of of- reward him according to his works: fences ! for it must veeds be that of- of whom be thou ware also, for he fences come : but woe to that man by hath greatly withstood our words. whom the offence cometh. Where

The Gospel. St. Luke x. 1. fore, if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them

from THE Lord

appointed other seventy thee': it is better for thee to enter into before his face into every city and

also, and sent them two and two life halt or maimed, rather than hav. place, whither he himself would come. ing two hands or two feet, to be cast Therefore said he unto them, The into everlasting fire. And if thine eye harvest truly is great, but the labouroffend thee, pluck it out, and cast iters are few: pray ye therefore the from thee : it is better for thee to en- lord of the harvest, that he would ter into life with one eye, rather than send forth labourers into his harvest. having two eyes, to be cast into Go your ways; behold, I send you hell fire. Take heed that ye despise forth as lambs ainong wolves. Carry not one of these little ones : for I say neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes untc you, That in heaven their

angels and salute no man by the way. And sto always behold the face of my Fa. into whatsoever house ye enter, first Cher which is in heaven.

say, Peace be to this house. And if Saint Luke the Evangelist.

the son of peace be there, your peace

shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn The Collect.

to you again. And in the same house AL

LMIGHTY God, who calledst remain, eating, and drinking such

Like the Physician, whose praise things as they give : for the labourer s in the Gospel, to be an Evangelist is worthy of his hire. and physician of the soul; may it please thee, that by the wholesome inedicines of the doctrine delivered Saint Simon and Saint Jude, by him, all the diseases of our souls

Apostles. may be healed, through the merits of

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our Lord. Amen. O Almighty God, who hast built The Epistle. 2 Tim. iv. 5. thy Church upon the foundation WATCH thou in all things, endure of the Apostles

and Prophets,

Jesus Evangelist, make full proof of thy stone : grant us so to be joined togemninistry. For I am now ready to be ther in unity of spirit by their doc offe: ed, and the time of my departureltrine, that wé mav be made an holv

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