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ourselves; keep us both outwardly in | Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat of the our bodies, and inwardly in our souls; crumbs which fall from their master's that we may be defended from all table. Then JESUS answered and adversities which may happen to the said unto her, O woman, great is thy body, and from all evil thoughts faith: be it unto thee even as thou which may assault and hurt the soul, wilt. And her daughter was made through JESUS CHRIST our Lord. whole from that very hour.
The Epistle. 1 Thess. iv. 1.
THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT.
WE beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord JESUS, that WE beseech thee, ALMIGHTY as ye have received of us how ye GOD, look upon the hearty desires of ought to walk, and to please GOD, so thy humble servants, and stretch ye would abound more and more. forth the right hand of thy majesty, For ye know what commandments to be our defence against all our we gave you by the Lord JESUS. enemies, through JESUS CHRIST our For this is the will of GOD, even Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Ephes. v. 1.
your sanctification, that ye should
The Gospel. St. Matt. xv. 21. JESUS went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David: my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But unto the LORD. And have no fellowhe answered and said, I am not sent ship with the unfruitful works of but unto the lost sheep of the house darkness, but rather reprove them. of Israel. Then came she and wor-For it is a shame even to speak of shipped him, saying, Lord, help me. those things which are done of them But he answered, and said, It is not in secret. But all things that are meet to take the children's bread, and reproved, are made manifest by the to cast it to dogs. And she said, light; for whatsoever doth make
manifest is light. Wherefore he blessed are they that hear the word saith, Awake, thou that sleepest, and of GOD, and keep it. arise from the dead, and CHRIST shall give thee light.
THE FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT.
GRANT, we beseech thee, ALMIGHTY GOD, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved, through our Lord and Saviour JESUS CHRIST.
The Epistle. Gal. iv. 21.
The Gospel. St. Luke xi. 14. JESUS was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub, the chief of the devils. And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingTELL me, ye that desire to be dom divided against itself, is brought under the law, do ye not hear the to desolation; and a house divided law? For it is written, that Abraham against a house, falleth. If Satan had two sons, the one by a bond-maid, also be divided against himself, how the other by a free-woman. But he shall his kingdom stand? because ye who was of the bond-woman was say that I cast out devils through born after the flesh; but he of the Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub free-woman was by promise. Which cast out devils, by whom do your things are an allegory: for these are sons cast them out? therefore shall the two covenants; the one from they be your judges. But if I with Mount Sinai, which gendereth to the finger of GOD cast out devils, no bondage, which is Agar. For this doubt the kingdom of GOD is come Agar is Mount Sinai in Arabia, and upon you. When a strong man answereth to Jerusalem which now armed keepeth his palace, his goods is, and is in bondage with her childare in peace; but when a stronger ren. But Jerusalem which is above, than he shall come upon hin and is free; which is the mother of us all. overcome him, he taketh from him For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren all his armor wherein he trusted, and that bearest not; break forth and cry, divideth his spoils. He that is not thou that travailest not; for the desowith ine, is against me; and he that late hath many more children than gathereth not with me, scattereth. she which hath a husband. Now When the unclean spirit is gone out we, brethren, as Isaac was, are the of a man, he walketh through dry children of promise. But as then, he places, seeking rest; and finding that was born after the flesh persenone, he saith, I will return unto cuted him that was born after the my house whence I came out. And spirit; even so it is now. when he cometh, he findeth it swept less, what saith the Scripture? Cast and garnished. Then goeth he, and out the bond-woman and her son; taketh to him seven other spirits more for the son of the bond-woman shall wicked than himself, and they enter not be heir with the son of the freein, and dwell there; and the last state woman. So then, brethren, we are of that man is worse than the first. not children of the bond-woman, but And it came to pass, as he spake these of the free. things, a certain woman of the coinlift up her voice, and said unto pany him, Blessed is the womb that bare
The Gospel. St. John vi. 1. JESUS went over the sea of Gali
thee, and the paps which thou hast lee, which is the sea of Tiberias. sucked. But he said, Yea, rather And a great multitude followed him,
because they saw his miracles which and more perfect tabernacle, not made he did on them that were diseased. with hands; that is to say, not of this And JESUS went up into a mountain, building; neither by the blood of and there he sat with his disciples. goats and calves; but by his own And the passover, a feast of the Jews, blood he entered in once into the holy was nigh. When JESUS then lift place, having obtained eternal redemp up his eyes, and saw a great company tion for us. For if the blood of bulls come unto him, he saith unto Philip, and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer Whence shall we buy bread that these sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to may eat? (And this he said to prove the purifying of the flesh; how much him; for he himself knew what he more shall the blood of CHRIST, who, would do.) Philip answered him, through the eternal SPIRIT, offered Two hundred pennyworth of bread himself without spot to GOD, purge is not sufficient for them, that every your conscience from dead works to one of them may take a little. One serve the living Gon? And for this of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Pecause he is the Mediator of the new ter's brother, saith unto him, There Testament, that by means of death, is a lad here which hath five barley for the redemption of the transgresloaves, and two small fishes; but sions that were under the first Testawhat are they among so many? And ment, they which are called might JESUS said, Make the men sit down. receive the promise of eternal inhe Now there was much grass in the ritance. place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. And JESUS took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down, and likewise of the fishes as much as they would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that JESUS did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.
THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT.
WE beseech thee, ALMIGHTY GOD, mercifully to look upon thy people; that by thy great goodness they may be governed and preserved evermore, both in body and soul, through JESUS
CHRIST our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11. CHRIST being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater
The Gospel. St. John viii. 46. JESUS said, Which of you con vinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe ine? He that is of Gon, heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of GOD. Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well, that then art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? JESUS answered, I have not a devil: but I honor my Father, and ye do dishonor me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil: Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Abraham, which is dead? and the Art thou greater than our father prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself? JESUS answered, If I honor myself, my honor is nothing; it is my Father that honoreth me, of whom ye say, that he is your GOD: yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say I know him not, I shall be a liar like
THE SUNDAY NEXT BEFORE
unto you; but I know him, and keep people took counsel against JESUS
The Epistle. Phil. ii. 5. LET this mind be in you, which was also in CHRIST JESUS; who being in the form of GOD, thought it not robbery to be equal with GOD; the king of the Jews? And JESUS but made himself of no reputation, said unto him, Thou sayest. And and took upon him the form of a serv. when he was accused of the chief ant, and was made in the likeness priests and elders, he answered noof men and being found in fashion thing. Then saith Pilate unto him, as a man, he humbled himself, and Hearest thou not how many things became obedient unto death, even the they witness against thee? And he death of the cross. Wherefore GOD answered him to never a word, insoalso hath highly exalted him, and much that the governor marvelled given him a name which is above greatly. Now at that feast the gov every name; that at the name of ernor was wont to release unto the JESUS every knee should bow, of people a prisoner, whom they would. things in heaven, and things in earth, And they had then a notable prisoner, and things under the earth; and that called Barabbas. Therefore, when every tongue should confess that they were gathered together, Pilate JESUS CHRIST is Lord, to the glory said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or JESUS, which is called CHRIST? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. When he was set down on the judgment-seat, his wife
of GOD the Father.
The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 1. WHEN the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the
nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy JESUS. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with JESUS, which is called CHRIST? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto of GOD. The thieves also which
sent unto him, saying, Have thou casting lots: that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. And sitting down, they watched him there; and set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified with him, one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself: if thou be the Son of GOD, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests, mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others, himself he cannot save: if he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in GOD; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he said, I am the Son
them: and when he had scourged JESUS, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took JESUS into the commonhall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spit upon him, and took the reed and smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off let us see whether Elias will come to from him, and put his own raiment save him. JESUS, when he had on him, and led him away to crucify cried again with a loud voice, yielded him. And as they came out, they up the ghost. And behold, the vail found a man of Cyrene, Simon by of the temple was rent in twain, from name; him they compelled to bear the top to the bottom; and the earth his cross. And when they were come did quake, and the rocks rent; and unto a place called Golgotha, that is the graves were opened; and many to say, a place of a skull, they gave bodies of saints which slept, arose, him vinegar to drink mingled with and came out of the graves after his gall; and when he had tasted thereof, resurrection, and went into the holy he would not drink. And they cru- city, and appeared unto many. Now cified him, and parted his garments, when the Centurion, and they that
were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land, unto the ninth_hour. And about the ninth hour, JESUS cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My Gon, my GOD, why hast thou forsaken me? Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. And straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be,