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righteous, even as he is righteous. | with thee and the HOLY GHOST, He that committeth sin is of the ever one GOD, world without end. devil; for the devil sinneth from the Amen. beginning. For this purpose the Son of GOD was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxiv. 23. THEN if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is CHRIST, or there, believe it not. For there shall arise
The Epistle. 1 Cor. ix. 24. KNOW ye not, that they which run in a race, run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye And may obtain. every man that striveth for the mastery, is temperate in all things. Now they do it to
false Christs and false prophets, and obtain a corruptible crown, but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as under my body and bring it into subone that beateth the air: but I keep jection, lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a cast-away.
shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that (if it were possible) they shall deceive the very elect. Beheld, I have told you before. Wherefore, if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behöll, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning The Gospel. St. Matt. xx. 1. cometh out of the east, and shineth THE kingdom of heaven is like even unto the west; so shall also the unto a man that is a householder, coming of the Son of man be. For which went out early in the morn wheresoever the carcase is, there willing to hire laborers into his vineyard. the eagles be gathered together. Im- And when he had agreed with the mediately after the tribulation of those laborers for a penny a day, he sent days, shall the sun be darkened, and them into his vineyard. And he went the moon shall not give her light, out about the third hour, and saw and the stars shall fall from heaven, others standing idle in the market. and the powers of the heavens shall place, and said unto them, Go ye also be shaken. And then shall appear into the vineyard, and whatsoever is the sign of the Son of man in heaven; right I will give you. And they went and then shall all the tribes of the their way. Again he went out about earth mourn, and they shall see the the sixth and ninth hour, and did Son of man coming in the clouds of likewise. And about the eleventh heaven, with power and great glory. hour he went out, and found others And he shall send his angels with a standing idle, and saith unto them, great sound of a trumpet, and they Why stand ye here all the day idle? shall gather together his elect from They say unto him, Because no man the four winds, from one end of hea hath hired us. He saith unto them, ven to the other. Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right that shall ye re
THE SUNDAY CALLED SEPTUAGE.ceive. So when even was come, the SIMA, OR THE THIRD SUNDAY lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the laborers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And when they came, that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny. And when they had received it, they
O LORD, we beseech thee favora bly to hear the prayers of thy people, that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by thy goodness, for the glory of thy name, through JESUS CHRIST our Saviour, who liveth and reigneth
murmured against the good man of men; in perils by the heathen; in the house, saying, These last have perils in the city; in perils in the wrought but one hour, and thou hast wilderness; in perils in the sea; in made them equal unto us, which perils among false brethren; in wea have borne the burden and heat of riness and painfulness; in watchings the day. But he answered one of often; in hunger and thirst; in fastthem, and said, Friend, I do thee no ings often; in cold and nakedness; wrong; didst not thou agree with me besides those things that are without, for a penny! Take that thine is, and that which cometh upon me daily, go thy way; I will give unto this last the care of all the Churches. Who even as unto thee. Is it not lawful is weak, and I am not weak? who is for me to do what I will with mine offended, and I burn not? If I must own} Is thine eye evil, because I needs glory, I will glory of the things am good? So the last shall be first, which concern mine infirmities. The and the first last; for many be called, GOD and Father of our Lord JESUS but few chosen. CHRIST, which is blessed for ever. more, knoweth that I lie not.
The Gospel. St. Luke viii. 4. WHEN much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the way-side, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it; and some fell upon a rock, and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture; and some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprang up with it, and cloaked it; and other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit a hundred fold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of GOD; but to others in parables: that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. Now the pa
The Epistle. 2 Cor. xi. 19. YE suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. For ye suffer if a man bring you into bondage, if man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak: howbeit, whereinsoever any is bold, (I speak foolishly,) I am bold also. Are they Hebrews? so am I: are they Israelites? so am I: are they the seed of Abraham? so am I: are they ministers of CHRIST? (I speak as a fool) I am more: in la-rable is this: the seed is the word of bors more abundant; in stripes above GOD. Those by the way-side are measure; in prisons more frequent; they that hear; then cometh the devil, in deaths oft. Of the Jews five times and taketh away the word out of their received I forty stripes save one; hearts, lest they should believe and be thrice was I beaten with rods; once saved. They on the rock are they, was I stoned; thrice I suffered ship-which, when they hear, receive the wreck; a night and a day I have been word with joy; and these have no in the deep; in journeyings often; root, which for a while believe, and in perils of waters; in perils of rob- in time of temptation fall away. And bers; in perils by mine own country. that which fell among thorns are
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O LORD GOD, who seest that we put not our trust in any thing that we do; mercifully grant that by thy power we may be defended against all adversity, through JESUS CHRIST
part. But when that which is per fect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see through a glass darkly; but then face to face; now I know in
THE SUNDAY CALLED QUINQUA-part; but then shall I know even as GESIMA, OR THE NEXT SUNDAY also I am known. And now abideth BEFORE LENT. faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choaked with cares, and riches, and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that on the good ground are they, which, in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.
O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; send thy HOLY GHOST, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace, and of all virtues; without which, whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee: Grant this for thine only Son JESUS CHRIST's sake. Amen.
The Gospel. St. Luke xviii. 31. THEN JESUS took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall Le accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge him, The Epistle. 1 Cor. xiii. 1. him to death; and the third put day he shall rise again. And they THOUGH speak with the understood none of these things: and tongues of men and of angels, and this saying was hid from them, nei. have not charity, I am become as ther knew they the things which sounding brass or a tinkling cymbal: were spoken. And it came to pass, and though I have the gift of pro- that as he was come nigh unto Jeriphecy, and understand all mysteries, cho, a certain blind man sat by the and all knowledge; and though way-side begging; and hearing the have all faith, so that I could remove multitude pass by, he asked what it mountains, and have not charity, I meant. And they told him, that JEam nothing. And though I bestow sus of Nazareth passeth by. And he all my goods to feed the poor, and cried, saying, JESUS, thou Son of though I give my body to be burned, David, have mercy on me. And and have not charity, it profiteth me they which went before rebuked him, nothing. Charity suffereth long, and that he should hold his peace; but he skind; charity envieth not; charity cried so much the more, Thou Son of raunteth not itself; is not puffed up; David, have mercy on me. loth not behave itself unseemly; sus stood, and commanded him to be seeketh not her own; is not easily brought unto him and when he was provoked; thinketh no evil; rejoiceth come near, he asked him, saying, not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the What wilt thou that I should do unto truth; beareth all things, believeth all thee? And he said, Lord, that I may things, hopeth all things, endureth all receive my sight. And JESUS said things. Charity never faileth: but unto him, Receive thy sight; thy faith whether there be prophecies, they hath saved thee. And immediately shall fail; whether there be tongues, he received his sight, and followed they shall cease; whether there be him, glorifying GOD: and all the knowledge, it shall vanish away. For people, when they saw it, gave praise we know in part, and we prophesy in unto GOD.
after the Minister.
THE FIRST DAY OF LENT, COM-Then shall the people say this that followeth
TURN thou us, O good LORD, and so shall we be turned. Be favorable, O LORD, be favorable to thy ALMIGHTY and everlasting people, who turn to thee in weeping, GOD, who hatest nothing that thou fasting and praying. For thou art a hast made, and dost forgive the sins merciful GOD, full of compassion, of all those who are penitent; create long-suffering, and of great pity. and make in us new and contrite Thou sparest when we deserve punhearts, that we, worthily larenting ishment, and in thy wrath thinkest our sins and acknowledging our upon mercy. Spare thy people, good wretchedness, may obtain of thee, LORD, spare thein; and let not thine the God of all mercy, perfect remis- heritage be brought to confusion. sion and forgiveness, through JESUS Hear us, O LORD, for thy mercy CHRIST Our Lord. Amen. great; and after the multitude of thy mercies look upon us, through the merits and mediation of thy blessed Son, JESUS CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
This Collect is to be read every day in Lent,
At Morning Prayer, the Litany being ended,
O LORD, we beseech thee, mercifully hear our prayers, and spare all those who confess their sins unto thee; that they, whose consciences by sin are accused, by thy merciful pardon may be absolved, through
CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.
For the Epistle. Joel ii. 12. TURN ye even to me, saith the LORD, with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning. And rend your heart, and not your garments, and turn unto the LORD your GOD: for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repenteth him of the evil. Who knoweth if he will return, and repent, and leave a blessing behind him, even a meatoffering and a drink-offering unto the LORD your God? Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the people, sanctify the congregation, assemble the elders, gather the children and those that suck the breasts; let the bridegroom go forth of his chamber, and the bride out of her closet; let the priests, the ministers of the LORD, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O LORD, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the Heathen should rule over them: wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their GOD?
O MOST mighty GoD, and merciful Father, who hast compassion and hatest nothing that thou hast made; who wouldest not the death of a sinner, but rather that he should turn from his sin, and be saved; mercifully forgive us our trespasses; receive and comfort us, who are grieved and wearied with the burden of our sins. Thy property is always to have mercy; to thee only it appertaineth to forgive sins: spare us therefore, good LORD, spare thy people, whom thou hast redeemed: enter not into judgment with thy servants, who are vile earth, and miserable sinners; but so turn thine anger from us, who meekly acknowledge our vileness, and truly repent us of our faults; and so make haste to help us in this world, that we may ever live with thee in the
world to come, through JESUS
CHRIST Our Lord. Amen.
The Gospel, St. Matt, vi. 16. WHEN ye fast, be not as the hy. pocrites, of a sad countenance: for
they disfigure their faces, that they GOD, by the armor of righteousness may appear unto men to fast. Verily on the right hand and on the left, by I say unto you, they have their re- honor and dishonor, by evil report ward. But thou, when thou fastest, and 'good report; as deceivers, and anoint thine head, and wash thy face, yet true; as unknown, and yet well that thou appear not unto men to fast,known; as dying, and behold we but unto thy Father which is in se- live; as chastened, and not killed; cret; and thy Father which seeth in as sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as secret, shall reward thee openly. poor, yet making many rich; as havLay not up for yourselves treasures ing nothing, and yet possessing all upon earth, where moth and rust doth things. corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: for where
The Gospel. St. Matt. iv. 1. THEN was JESUS led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempt
ed of the devil: and when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward a hungered. And
your treasure is, there will your when the tempter came to him, he
heart be also.
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said, If thou be the Son of GOD, com-
O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; give us grace to use such abstinence, that
we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness and true holiness, to thy honor and glory, who livest and reignest with the FATHER and the HOLY GHOST, one GOD, world without end. Amen.
our flesh being subdued to the Spirit,ple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of GOD, cast thyself down; for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee; and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone JESUS said unto hin, It is written again, Thou shalt the devil taketh him up into an exnot the LORD thy GOD. Again ceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith JESUS unto him, Get thee hence, Satan; for it is writ
The Epistle. 2 Cor. vi. 1. WE then, as workers together with him, beseech you also, that ye receive not the grace of GoD in vain: (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succored thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of on) giving
no offence in any thing, that the mi
nistry be not blamed; but in all ten, Thou shalt worship the LORD thy GOD, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
things approving ourselves as the
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the word of truth, by the power of we have no power of ourselves to help