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Then were the disciples glad own self bare our sins in his when they saw the Lord. Then own body on the tree, that we, said Jesus to them again, Peace being dead to sin, should live be unto you: As my Father unto righteousness: by whose hath sent me, even so send I stripes ye were healed. For ye you. And when he had said were as shcep going astray; but this, he breathed on them, and are now returned unto the shepsaith unto them, Receive ye herd and bishop of your souls. the Holy Ghost: Whose soever The Gospel. St. John x. 11. sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever JESUS said, I am the good sins ye retain, they are retained. herd giveth his life for the
shepherd : the good shepThe second Sunday after
sheep. But he that is an hire. Easter.
ling, and not the shepherd,
whose own the sheep are not, The Collect.
sceth the wolf coming, and LMIGHTY God, who hast leaveth the sheep, and fleeth;
l unto us both a sacrifice for sin, and scattereth the sheep. The and also an ensample of godly hireling fleeth because he is an life; give us grace that we may hireling, and careth not for the always most thankfully receive sheep. I am the good shepthat his inestimable benefit, and herd, and know my sheep, and also daily endeavour ourselves am known of mine. As the to follow the blessed steps of Father knoweth me, even so his most holy life, through the know I the Father: and I lay same Jesus Christ our Lord. down my life for the sheep. Amen.
And other sheep I have, which The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 19. are not of this fold : them also
I must bring, and they shall TMS THIS is thank-worthy, if a hear my voice'; and there shall
man for conscience toward be one fold and one shepherd. God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is The third Sunday after it, if when ye buffeted for your
Easter. faults, ye shall take it patiently? But if, when ye do well, and
The Collect. suffer for it, ye take it patiently. Alest to them that are in erthis is acceptable with God.
. For even hereunto were ye cal- ror the light of thy truth, to the led; because Christ also suffer- intent that they may return ined for us, leaving us an exam- to the way of righteousness; ple, that ye should follow his grant unto all those who are steps: Who did no sin, neither admitted into the fellowship of Was guile found in his mouth: Christ's religion, that they may Who when he was reviled, re- avoid those things that are conviled not again; when he suf-trary to their profession, and fered, he threatened not; but follow all such things as are committed himself to him that agreeable to the same, through judgeth righteously: Who his our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
The Epistle. 1 St. Peter ii. 11. me? Verily, verily, I say unto
EARLY beloved, I be- you, that ye shall weep and la
seech you, as strangers ment, but the world shall reand pilgrims, abstain from flesh- joice: and ye shall be sorrowful, ly lusts, which war against the but your sorrow shall be turned soul; having your conversation into joy. A woman when she is honest among the Gentiles; that in travail hath sorrow, because whereas they speak against you her hour is come: but as soon as evil doers, they may by your as she is delivered of the child, good works, which they shall she remembereth no more the behold, glorify God in the day of anguish, for joy that a man is visitation. Submit yourselves
born into the world. And to every ordinance of man for now therefore have sorrow: but the Lord's sake; whether it be I will see you again, and your to the king, as supreme; or unto heart shall rejoice, and your joy
no man taketh from you. governors, as unto them that are sent by him, for the punishment of evil-doers, and for the praise
The fourth Sunday after of them that do well. For so is
Easter. the will of God, that with well
The Collect. doing ye may put to silence the
Almighty God, who alone
O ignorance of foolish men; as canst order the unruly free, and not using your liberty wills and affections of sinful for a cloak of maliciousness; but men; grant unto thy people, as the servants of God. Honour that they may love the thing all men: Love the brotherhood: which thou commandest, and Fear God: Honour the king. desire that which thou dost
proThe Gospel. St. John xvi. 16. mise; that so, among the sun. JESUS said to his disciples, A dry and manifold changes of the little while, and ye shall not there be fixed, where true joys
world, our hearts may surely see me; and again, a little while, are to be found, through Jesus and ye shall see me; because I
Christ our Lord. Amen. go to the Father. Then said some of his disciples among
The Epistle. St. James i. 17. themselves. What is this that EVERY good gift, and every ,
perfect gift is and ye shall not see me; and and cometh down from the again, a little while, and ye shall Father of lights, with whom see me; and, Because I go to is no variableness, neither sha
I the Father? They said there- dow of turning. Of his own fore, What is this that he saith, will begat he us with the word A little while ? we cannot tell of truth, that we should be a what he saith. Now Jesus knew kind of first fruits of his creathat they were desirous to ask tures. Wherefore, my belovhim, and said unto them, Do ye ed brethren, let every man be inquire among yourselves of swift to hear, slow to speak, that I said, A little while, and slow to wrath; for the wrath ye shall not see me; and again, of man worketh not the righa little while, and ye shall see teousness of God. Wherefore
lay apart all filthiness and su- that by thy holy inspiration we perfluity of naughtiness, and may think those things that are receive with meekness the en- good, and by thy merciful guidgrafted word, which is able to ing may perform the same, save your souls.
through our Lord Jesus Christ. The Gospel. St. John xvi. 5.
The Epistle. St. James i. 22. JESUS
said unto his disciples, Now I go my way to
E ye doers of the word, and him that sent me, and none of
not hearers only, deceiving you asketh me, Whither goest your own selves. For if any be
, thou? But because I have said a hearer of the word, and not these things unto you, sorrow
a doer, he is like unto a man hath filled your heart.' Never beholding his natural face in theless I tell you the truth; it a. glass. For he beholdeth is expedient for you that I go and straightway forgetteth what
himself, and goeth his way, away: for if I
go not away, Comforter will not come unto
manner of man he was. But you; but if I depart, I will whoso looketh into the perfect send him unto you. And when law of liberty, and continueth he is come, he will reprove the therein; he being not a forgetworld of sin, and of righteous- ful hearer, but a doer of the ness, and of judgment: Of sin, werk, this man shall be blesbecause they believe not on
sed in his deed. If any man me: Of righteousness, because among you seem to be religious, I go to my Father, and ye see
and bridleth not his tongue, but me no more: Of judgment, be deceiveth his own heart, this cause the prince of this world man's religion is vain. 'Pure is judged. I have yet many God and the Father, is this,
religion and undefiled before things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now. How To visit the fatherless and wibeit, when he, the Spirit of dows in their affliction, and to truth, is come, he will guide keep himself unspotted from you into all truth: for he shall the world. . not speak of himself; but what- The Gospel. St. John xvi. 23. soever he shall hear, that shall VEBIL VY verily, I say unto
you, you things to come. He shall ask the Father in my name, glorify me: for he shall receive he will give it you. Hitherto of mine, and shall show it unto have ye asked nothing in my you. All things that the Father name : Ask, and ye shall rehath, are mine; therefore said ceive, that your joy may be I, that he shall take of mine, full. These things have I and shall show it unto you. spoken unto you in proverbs : The fifth Sunday after Easter the time cometh, when I shall
. The Collect.
no more speak unto you in
proverbs; but I shall show you O Lord, from whom all plainly of the Father. At that
things grant to us thy humble servants, and I say not unto you, that I
will pray the Father for you; and teach, until the day in for the Father himself loveth which he was taken up, afterthat you, because ye have loved he, through the Holy Ghost, me, and have believed that I had given commandments unto came out from God. I came the apostles whom he had choforth from the Father, and am sen: To whom also he showcome into the world: Again, ed himself alive after his
pasI leave the world, and go to the sion, by many infallible proofs, Father. His disciples said un- being seen of them forty days, to him, Lo, now speakest thou and speaking of the things perplainly, and speakest no pro- taining to the kingdom of God: verb. Now are we sure that and being assembled together thou knowest all things, and with them, commanded them needest not that any man should that they should not depart from ask thee: by this we believe Jerusalem, but wait for the that thou camest forth from promise of the Father, which, God. Jesus answered them, saith he, ye have heard of me. Do ye now believe? Behold, For John truly baptized with the hour cometh, yea, is now water; but ye shall be baptized come, that ye shall be scatter- with the Holy Ghost, not many ed every man to his own, and days hence. When they thereshall leave me alone: and yet fore were come together, they I am not alone, because the asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt Father is with me. These thou at this time restore again things I have spoken unto you, the kingdom to Israel? And that in me ye might have peace. he said unto them, It is not for In the world ye shall have tri. you to know the times or the bulation; but be of good cheer, seasons, which the Father hath I have overcome the world. put in his own power. But ye
shall receive power, after that The Ascension-Day.
the Holy Ghost is come upon The Collect.
you: and ye shall be witnesses
unto me both in Jerusalem, and GRA
RANT, we, beseech thee, in all Judea, and in Samaria,
Almighty God, that like and unto the uttermost part of as we do believe thy only be. the earth. And when he had gotten Son our Lord Jesus spoken these things, while they Christ to have ascended into beheld, he was taken up, and a the heavens; so we may also cloud received him out of their in heart and mind thither as- sight. And while they looked cend, and with him continually steadfastly toward heaven, as he dwell, who liveth and reigneth went up, behold, two men stood with thee and the Holy Ghost, by them in white apparel;
which one God, world without end. also said, Ye men of Galilee, Amen.
why stand ye gazing up into For the Epistle. Acts i. 1.
heaven? This same Jesus,
which is taken up from you into THE HE former treatise have I heaven, shall so come in like
made, O Theophilus, of manner as ye have seen him go all that Jesus began both to do into heaven.
The Gospel. St. Mark xvi. 14. ber, and watch unto prayer.
ven, as they sat at meat, and vent charity among yourselves: upbraided them with their un- for charity shall cover the mulbelief and hardness of heart, titude of sins. Use hospitality because they believed not them one to another without grudgwhich had seen him after he ing. As every man hath rewas risen. And he said unto ceived the gift, even so minis. them, Go ye into all the world, ter the same one to another, as and preach the Gospel to every good stewards of the manifold creature. He that believeth, grace of God.
If any man and is baptized, shall be saved; speak, let him speak as the orabut he that believeth not, shall cles of God: If any man mi. be damned. And these signs nister, let him do it as of the shall follow them that believe: ability which God giveth: that In my name shall they cast out God in all things may be glori. devils; they shall speak with fied through Jesus Christ: to new tongues; they shall take whom be praise and dominion up serpents; and if they drink for ever and ever. Amen. any deadly thing, it shall not The Gospel. St. John xv. 26. hurt them; they shall lay hands and part of the 16th chapter. on the sick, and they shall re
THEN the Comforter is cover . So 'then, after the Lord WHI
come, whom I will send had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat the Spirit of truth, which pro
unto you from the Father, even on the right hand of God. And
ceedeth from the Father, he they went forth, and preached shall testify of me. every where, the Lord working also shall bear witness; because
. with them, and confirming the
ye have been with me from the word with signs following.
beginning. These things have Sunday after Ascension-Day. I spoken unto you, that ye
should not be offended. They God, the king of glory,
shall put you out of the synaO
who hast exalted thine gogues; yea, the time cometh, only Son Jesus Christ with think that he doeth God service.
that whosoever killeth you, will great triumph unto thy kingdom And these things will they do in heaven; we beseech thee leave us not comfortless; but unto you, because they have send to us thine Holy Ghost to but these things have I told you,
not known the Father, nor me: comfort us, and exalt us unto that when the time shall come, the same place whither our Saviour Christ is gone before; ye may remember that I told who liveth and reigneth with you of them. thee and the Holy Ghost, one
God, who as at this time
didst teach the hearts of hand: be ye therefore $o- thy faithful people, by sending