Page images
[ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors][ocr errors]

tiles, and kings, and the chil- every one that hath forsaken dren of Israel. For I will thew houses, or brethren, or sisters, him how great things he must or father, or mother, or wife, suffer for my Names sake. And or children, or lands, for my Ananias went his way, and en- Nanies sake, Niall receive an tred into the house; and put- hundred fold, and shall inhe. ting his hands on him, laid, rit everlasting life. But many Brother Saul, the Lord ( even that are first Thall be last, and Jesus that appeared unto thee the last shall be first. in the way as thou camest ) hath sent me, that thou mightít The Presentation of Christ in the receive thy sight, and be filled Temtile, commonlycalled, The with the Holy Ghost. And Purification of Saint Mary immediately there fell from his the Virgin. eyes as it had been scales; and

The Colle 7. he arore , and was baptized. And A God, we humbly beleech

and everliving when he had received meat, he thy Majeliv, that as thy only was strengthned. Then was begotten Son was this day preSaul certain days with the di- sented in the temple in subfciples which were at Damascus. ftance of our flesh; so we may And straightway he prcached be presented unto thee with Christ in the synagogues, that pure and clean hearts, by the he is the Son of God. But all fame thy Son Jesus Christ our that heard him, were amazed, Lord. Amen. and said, Is not this he that destroyed them which called on

For the Epiftle. Mal. 3. 1. this Name in Jerusalem, and DEhold, I will send my mer.

Belenteles, and he thay pre çame hither for that intent, that he might bring them bound un- pare the way before me: and to thc chief priests? But Saul the Lord whom ye seek, fiall increased the more in strength, suddenly come to his temple ; and confounded the Jews which even the messenger of the codwelt at Damascus, proving yenant, whom ye delight in ; that this is the very Christ. behold, he shall come, faith the The Gospel. S. Matth. 19. 27. Lord of hosts. But who may 2

Eter answered and said un- bide the day of hiscoming?anci forsaken all, and followed thee, eth ? for he is like a refiners fire, what shall we have therefore and like uilers fope. And he And Jesus said unto them, Ve- shall sit as a refiner and purifier rily I say unto you, that ye of silver ; and he shall purifie whicli have followed me in the the sons of Levi, and purze regeneration, when the Son of them as gold and silver, that man thall fit in the throne of they may offer unto the Lord an his glory, ye also Mall fit up- offiring in righteousness. Then on twelve thrones, judging the shall the offurings of Judah and twelve cribes of Israel. And jeru alein be plealant unto the

F 6


[ocr errors]


[ocr errors]


Lord, as in the days of old, and tion; which thou haft prepared as in for mer years. And I will before the face of all people, a come near to you to judgment, light to lighten the Gentiles, and I will be a 1wift' witness a- and the glory of thy people Ilgainst the forcerers, and against rael. And Joseph and his niothe adulterers, and against false ther marvelled at those things Twearers, and against thosethat which was spoken of him. And oppress the hireling in his wa. Simeon blessed them, and said ges, the widow, and the father- unto Mary his mother, Behold, lels, and that' turn aside the this child is set for the fall and stranger from his right, and rising agair, of many in Israel ; fear not me, faith the Lord of and for a sign which shall be hofts.

spoken against, (Yea, a sword The Gospel. S. Luke 2. 22. shall pierce through thy own

purification, according to many hearts may be revealed. une iaw of Moles, were accom- And there was one Anna a proplished, they brought him to phetess, the daughter of PhaJerusalem, to present him to nuel, of the tribe of Aser; she the Lord, (as it is written in was of a great aze, and had the law of the Lord, Every lived with an husband seven male that openeth the womb years from her virginity. And Thall be called holy to the she was a widow of about fourLord) and to offer a sacrifice score and four years ; which according to that which is said departed not from the temple, in the law of the Lord, A pair but served God with fastings of turtle-doves, or two young and prayers, night and day. pigeons. And behold, there And shecoming in that instant, was a man in Jerusalem, whose gave thanks likewise unto the name was Simeon ; and the Lord, and spake of him to all Tame man was just and devout, them that looked for redempwaiting for the consolation of tion in Jerusalem. And when Ifrael : and the Holy Ghost was they had performed all things upon him. And it was revealed according to the law of the unto him by the Holy Ghost, Lord, they returned into Galithat he should not fee death, lec, to theirown city Nazareth. before he had seen the Lords And the child grew, and waxChrift. And he came by the ed strong in spirit, filled with Spirit into the temple; and wisdom; and the grace of God when the parents brought in was upon him. the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, Saint Matthias Day. then took he him up in his

The Collect. arms, and blessed God, and taid, Lord, now lettest' thou

place according to thy word. For Judas didst choose thy faithful mine eyes have seen thy salva. servant Matthias to be of the


acco fervant depart in peace

, O fheighty God, who into

, A

[ocr errors]


number of the twelve Apostles ; faid, Thou, Lord, which knowGrant that thy Church being est the hearts of all men, siew alway preserved from falie A- whether of these two thou hast pofties, may be ordered and chosen; that he may take parc guided by faithful and true Pa- of this Ministry and Apoitleitors, through Jesus Christ our ship, from which Judas bytransLord. Amen.

gression fell, that he might go For the Epistle. Acts 1.15. to his own place. And they N those days Peter stood up gave forth their lots; and the

in the midit of the disciples, lot fell upon Matthias, and he and said, (The number of the was numbred with the eleven names together, were about an Apostles. hundred and twenty ) Men and The Gospel. S. Matth. 11. 25. brethren, this Scripture must T that time Jesus answered the Holy Ghost by the mouth Father, Lord of heaven and of David spake before concern- carth, because thou hast hid ing Judas, who was guide to these things from the wise and them that took Jesus: for he was prudent, and hast revealed numbred with us, and had ob- them unto babes. Even so, Fatained part of this ministry; ther, for so it seemed good in Now this man purchased a field thy fight. All things are deliwith the reward of iniquity, vered unto me of my Father and falling headlong, he burft and no man knoweth the Sun asunder in the midst, and all but the Father ; neither knowhis bowels guslied out. And it eth any man the Father, fave was known unto all the dwellers the Son, and he to whomsoever at Jerusalem, insomuch as that the Son will reveal him. Come field is called in their proper unto me, all ye that labour and tongue, Aceldama, that is to are heavy laden, and I will give say, The field of blood. For it you rest. Take my yoke upon is written in the book ofPfalms, you, and learn of me, for I am Let his habitation be desolare, meek and lowly in heart, and and let no man dwell therein ; ye shall find reft unto your and his Bishoprick let another souls

. For my yoke is easie, and take. Wherefore of these men my burden is light. which have companied with us all the time that the Lord Je- The Annunciation of the blessed sus went in and out among us, Virgin Mary. beginning from the baptism of

The Collet.

E up from us, pour thy must one be ordained to be a hearts, that as we have known witness with us of his refurre- the Incarnation of thy Son JeEtion. And they appointed two, sus Christ by the message of Joseph called Barsabas, whó an angel; fo by his cross and was sirnamed Justus, and Mat- passion we may be brought unto thias. And they prayed, and the glory of his Refurrection,


[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

through the same Jesus Chrift fhall give unto him the throne our Lord. Amen.

of his father David. And he For the Epistle. Isaiah. 7. 1o. sliall reign over the house of

Oreover the Lord spake Jacob for ever, and of his kingM . Ask thee a sign of the Lord Then said Mary unto the anthy God; ask it either in the gel, How Thall this be, seeing depth, or in the height above. I know not a man? And the But Ahaz said, I will not ask, angel answered and said unto neither will I tempt the Lord. her, The HolyGhost shall come And he said, Hear ye now, upon thee, and the power of house of David, Is it a small the Highest fall overshadow thing for you to weary men, thee: therefore allo that holy but will je weary my God al- thing which fhall be born of so? Therefore the Lord him- thee, shall be called the Son self shall șive you a fign, Be- of God. And behold, thy cousin hold, a virgin shall conceive Elizabeth, she hath also conceiand bear a Son, and shall call ved a Son in her old age; and his name Imnianuel. Butter this is the fixth month with her and hony snall he eat, that he who was called barren. For may know to refuse the evil, with God nothing shall be imand choose the good.

possible. And Mary faid, BeThe Gospel. S. Luke 1. 26. hold the handmaid of the

angel Gabriel was sent to thy word. And the angel from God unto a city of Gali- departed from her. lec, named Nazaretli, to a virgin espouled to a man, whose Saint Marks Day. name was Joseph, of the house

The Collect. name Mary.

inftructed thy Holy gel came in unto her, and said, Church with the heavenly doHail, thou that art highly fa- Etrine of thy Evangelist Saint voured, the Lord is with thee; Mark; give us grace, that beblessed art thou among women. ing not like children carried aAnd when she saw him, the way with every blast of vain was troubled at his saying, and do&trine, we may be establishcast in her mind what manner ed in the truth of thy holy Goof falutation this should be. pel, through Jesus Christ our And the Angel laid unto her, Lord, Amen. Fear nut Mary; for thou hast 1

The Epistle. Ephef. 4. 7. found favour with God. And Nto behold, thou shalt conceive in UNEn every one of us is gi.

ven grace thy womb, and bring forth a measure of the gift of Chrift. Şon, and shalt call his name Wherefore he faith, when he Jesus. He shall be great, and ascended up on high, he led Thall be called the Son of the captivity captive, and gave gifts Highest ; and the Lord God unto men.(Now that he ascende


A to

[ocr errors]
[ocr errors]

ed, what is it but that he also vine; no more can ye,except ye descended first into the lower abide in me. I am the vine, ye parts of the earth? He that de- are the branches. He that abiLeended; is the same also that a- deth in me, and I in him, the scended up farabove allheavens, famebringeth iorth muchtruit; that he might fill all things ) for without me ye can do noAnd he gave some apostles, and thing.Ifa man abidt not in me, some prophecs, and some evan- he is caft forth as a branch, and gelists, and some pastors, and is withered; and men gather teachers; for the perfecting of them, and cast them into the the saints, for the work of the fire, and they are burned. If ye ministry, for the edifying of abide in me, and my words ao the body of Christ; till we all bide in you, ye shall ask what come in the unity of the faith, ye will, and it hall be done and of the knowledge of the Son unto you. Herein is

my Father of God, unto a perfect man, glorified, that ye bear much unto the neasure of the stature fruit;fo Mall ye he my disciples. of the fulne's of Christ ; that As the Father hath loved me, we henceforth be no more chil, so have I loved you;continue ye dren tofsed to and fro, and in my love. If ye keep my comcarried about with every wind mandments, ye shall abide in of doctrine, by the Neight of my love; even as I have kept men, and cunning craftiness

, my Fathers commandments

and whereby they lie in wait to de- abide in his love. These things ceive; but speaking the truth in have I spoken unto you, that love, may grow up into him in my joy mighe remain in you, all things, which is the head, and that your joy might be full. even Christ. From whom the whole body fitly joyned toge- Saint Philip and Saint James ther, and compared by that Day. which every joynt supplieth ac

The Colle. 7. cording to the effectual working Oeruly to know is everlast

Almighty , whom in the measure of every part, makech increase of thebody,un- ing life; Grant us perfectly to to the edifying of it self in love. know thy Son JesusChrist to be The Gospel. S. John 15. 1. the way, the truth, and the

Am the true vine, and my life, that following the steps of
I ,
Every branch in me that bear- lip and Saint James, we may
eth not fruit, he takech away ; stedfastly walk in the way that
and every branch that beareth leadeth to eternal life, through
fruit, he purgeth it, that it may the fame thy Son Jesus Chrift
bring forth more fruit.Now ye our Lord. Amen.
are clean through the word The Epistle. S. James. I. 1.
which I have spoken unto yons Jarthe Lord Jesus Christ, to

Ames servant of God,
Abide in me, and I in .


of the branch cannot bear fruit of the twelve tribes which are it self, except it abide in the scattered abroad, greeting. My



« PreviousContinue »